As a patent attorney in Buffalo, New York I often run into inventors who are trying to invent something new. Recently I ran into a Buffalo ambassador who has reinvented something very old.
At the turn-of-the-century, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in the nation.
More millionaires per capita lived here than anywhere in the country, and was considered the country’s geographic and political center.
In September of 1907 a group of Buffalo ambassador’s created a celebration called “Buffalo Old Home Week” to bring back Buffalo natives that had drifted away.
In 2006 there was a desire to build community pride more than ever and Buffalo Old Home Week was revived by a small band of Buffalo enthusiasts. It was successful beyond all expectations.
This old celebration was renamed and reinvented as Buffalo Citybration.
Buffalo Citybration 2011, is a marvelous four-day event which will showcase Buffalo’s assets, highlight its opportunity and celebrate the city’s many successes.
In 2011, Buffalo Citybration will take place during the last weekend of June (June 23-26) and will focus on Buffalo’s waterfront, helping to connect Canal Side and the waterfront to Downtown Buffalo.
There are some great events planned on the waterfront like a tours, bike rides and a floating cocktail party on the Niagara River.
How cool is that.
Here’s a summary of all the events planned:
Citybration proactively addresses the retention and attraction problems that have led to ongoing population losses in true Buffalo spirit — by throwing a party!“