BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo students and their
neighbors will get to know each other during UB Neighbors' Day
Block Party and Safety Fair Sunday, Sept. 2, on the UB South Campus
lawn near Hayes Hall.
The Block Party begins with a parade at 2:30 p.m. starting at
the Winridge entrance to UB's South Campus, at the intersection of
Parkridge and Winspear avenues, just west of UB's Kapoor Hall. The
"Run With the Bulls" parade, which features UB's Thunder of the
East marching band and a parade of student athletes, will wind
through the surrounding neighborhood and end at the lawn in front
The block party continues on the lawn with live music, free food
and information tables from local businesses, police, campus and
government agencies. The safety element of the party will include a
simulated residence hall room fire at 5:30 p.m. to demonstrate how
quickly fire can spread and how to guard against it.
"This is an event that tries to build community by bringing
students and residents together in a relaxed, informal
environment," says Daniel Ryan, UB's director of off-campus student
services. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
The free event offers UB students and residents of the Heights
neighborhood a chance to get to know one another and find out
information about block clubs, community and civic groups, local
businesses and university services.
For more information, contact Dan Ryan at 716-830-5016 on