Stops Added for Garden Walk


Stops Added for Garden Walk

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The Discover Niagara Shuttle will be adding two stops this Saturday, July 15, 2017 so that we can deliver our riders to every site participating in Garden Walk Niagara Falls USA.

The two sites being added are the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Niagara Falls Public Library. You can find those locations at the bottom of this article.

You can learn more about this wonderful event at www.keepniagarabeautiful.org and contact gardenwalkniagarfallsusa@gmail.com with any questions. We've included a listing below of some of the things you can see at the various locations.

NFMMC Schoellkopf Park

Business Firstonce called it the “first sign of promised revitalization ofthe area,” and today Schoellkopf Park continues to shine bright on the NF Memorial Medical Center campuswith it’s magnificent flower beds, luxurious plants, toweringcentral fountain and shaded walkways. Join ION Yoga Niagara Falls for relaxing yoga in the park, and Jackie Albarella, host of WGRZ-TV “2 in the Garden,” as she talks about succulents, their care and the many uses for these easy to grow, versatile plants.

9:30 am: Welcome
10-11 am: Yoga (Please bring your own mat.)
11-12 pm: Gardening/ Succulent Demo

Niagara Arts Cultural Center

Visit the park-like grounds and outdoor sculptures located at the NACC, which is hosting the11th Annual NFMMC Good News
Gospel Festival and Health Fair from 1 PM—7 PM. It promises to be another inspirational event with 15 Gospel Acts throughout the day. It is an event that supports Mind, Body and Soul. There will be health screenings held until 4 PM. Community agencies will be available as well as vendors with some of the best barbecue ribs in the country. And for those who enjo


Oakwood Cemetery 10 AM — 2 PM

Historic Oakwood Cemetery was established in 1852 and designed by Civil Engineer, Theodore Dehone Judah, on what was once farmland. There are over 300 trees and bushes of assorted species, and there are several unusual trees that were planted by arborist Augustus Burr Walker who was the superintendent of Oakwood in the early 1900s. Cornell Cooperative expert, John Farfaglia will lead his popular “tree tour” as part of the Annual Garden Walk. Oakwood has several hosta gardens which were laid out by Mike Shadrack. Marge Gilles will be the hostess of “Stump the Gardener” by
answering questions posed by garden walk attendees. Win a gardening magazine if you can stump her with your gardening question. Pete Ames will lead a tour of the gravesites of some of Niagara Falls most notable citizens who are some of the 25,000 permanent residents. Soil testing will be available, so bring a baggie of dry soil from your garden to have it checked.

Niagara Falls Public Library

The Architect for the Earl W. Brydges Library was Paul Rudolph. It was built in ribbed concrete in a style called Brutalism that refers to a geometric, fortress-like style that is massive and is largely made of poured concrete. The structure is characterized by startling angles, and jutting wings, with clerestories rising to nearly 70 feet. The library is situated on a 20-acre triangle of land that is shared with the Harry F. Abate

11 AM – 12 PM: Music and Art in the Garden—Enjoy the story, “Maybe Something Beautiful,” and create some “sneaky art” to beautify Niagara Falls and make some beautiful music to fill the air. A fun-filled hour of creativity for children of all ages and their grown-ups.

12 PM—1 PM: Music Concert with Nick Spacone

1:30 PM –2 PM: Sing-along with Ms. Cecilia and Ms. Nori

10:00 am-4:00 pm Used Book Sale

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara

The Mission of FUUC is “to learn, love and build a better world.” In existence for 97 years, the church welcomes visitors with whatever liberal religious belief one holds, including Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Humanists, or atheists. It is non-creedal and anyone is welcome to join regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or religious belief. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Drum Circle: Noon—1 PM
Native Plant Sale: Noon—2PM

Niagara Falls Amtrak Station

Visit the Train Station to experience the story of Homan Walsh and his kite that bridged two nations. Make your own kite and participate in a community collaborative art installation. This collaborative program is a hands-on-workshop for everyone!

Niagara Power Project Power Vista

Experience powerful views 350’ above Niagara River with an Indoor/Outdoor Observation Deck. See beautiful stretches of the picturesque Niagara River Gorge. Partake in Sensational Science Saturday celebrating Nikola Tesla’s birthday, and a garden activity. Additional activities include interactive exhibits on hydropower and electricity, hair-raising experiences with the Van de Graaff machine, vintage films on the construction of the Niagara Project, and make your own electricity. Use your smart phone to take our QR Code Tour through the Power Vista.

 Temporary Stop Locations

Unitarian Universalist Church

DNS church

Niagara Falls Library

DNS Library

Niagara Falls State Park