Release Date: May 19, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Warm Weather Wednesdays (WWW), the summer series of activities designed to provide members of the University at Buffalo community – and the public – a chance to get outside and have some fun during what many people feel is Buffalo’s best season, is back for a second year.
Part of the UBThisSummer lineup of summer programming, WWW events will take place on Wednesdays, from May 20 through Aug. 12. All but the final event on Aug. 12 — the Farewell to Summer Cruise — will take place on the North Campus. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some events.
Organizers of WWW, which include staff from UB’s Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Student Activities, Office of Work/Life Balance and International Student and Scholar Services, say the activities show that the campus is not as quiet during the summer months as many might think.
The fun begins on May 20 with “Paint a Pot, Pot a Plant, Plant a Seed,” in which participants will help prepare the North Campus Garden for the summer growing season and also take away their own potted plant. It runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Campus Garden near Greiner Hall. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Student Union.
The remainder of the lineup:
UB Chalkfest: noon to 4 p.m., Putnam Way by the Student Union; rain location, Student Union. Chalkfest is an afternoon-long art activity to celebrate UBThisSummer. Sidewalk spaces will be divided up to create unique chalk artwork. All participants receive a bucket of chalk. The winners will receive prizes; everyone will get ice cream.
Disc Golf Workshop: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location to be announced. Combine the rules of golf with a disc, and you have the best of both worlds. Each participant will receive a complimentary UBThisSummer disc. Free ice cream.
Yoga! Yoga! Yogurt!: Sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take a class led by a licensed yoga instructor. Bring a mat or towel. Yoga mats available to the first 25 participants of each session. Enjoy frozen yogurt after class. Participants must register in advance.
Tie-Dye Shirts: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Get creative and look totally groovy as you make your very own summer tie-dye shirt.
Canoeing: 1-5 p.m., Lake LaSalle at Baird Point. Canoes, life jackets, paddles and professional instruction are available.
Summer Sun Treasure Hunt: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Follow UBThisSummer social media — Twitter and Facebook — to get the clues for this on-foot, on-campus race for prizes. Race begins at 1 p.m. Ice cream at race central in the Student Union.
Let’s go Fly a Kite: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Kites will be provided; participants can take home a complimentary UBThisSummer kite. Free ice cream. Participants must register in advance.
Painting at the Point: noon to 4 p.m., Baird Point; rain location to be announced. Take home your summer masterpiece. Paint, easels and canvases will be provided.
Beat to a Different Drum: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Create rhythms and beats at a drum circle. Drums will be provided. Participants must register in advance.
Golfing Extravaganza: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Take a golf lesson from a pro, play on an 18-hole mini golf course, take a free golf lesson from a pro or take part in the hole-in-one contest. Golf clubs, golf balls and ice cream will be provided.
We’re Going on a Picnic: noon to 4 p.m., Student Union Field; rain location, Student Union. Bring a lunch and your entire family, and enjoy the bounce houses, carnival games, magician, caricature artist and balloon artist.
Farewell to Summer Cruise: 5:30-8 p.m., Erie Basin Marina. Say goodbye to summer, sailing style. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran and enjoy a late-summer evening on the water. Space is limited to the first 75 registrants. Free to UB staff, faculty and students.