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ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group announce summer programming & events schedule


Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:50 pm
Daily activities, fitness, food and drink are all part of the fun planned for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) on Friday announced their 2017 season of summer activities for the whole family.
Visitors to the Outer Harbor can bike, boat or walk along the waterfront while taking in one Buffalo's most scenic locations. The Outer Harbor caters to anyone who wants to work out, play, relax or dine with a unique lake view.
"The Outer Harbor is growing in popularity, because it offers the perfect combination of things to do and places to get away from it all," ECHDC Chairman Robert Gioia said. "Fireworks to light the sky, exercise to make your heart race, activities for all the age groups and food for every appetite - it's all on the menu this summer at the Outer Harbor."
"Our mission is to provide family-friendly events, entertainment and food and beverage options to all those who explore the Outer Harbor throughout the summer months," said Jon Dandes, president of OHMG and Be Our Guest Ltd. "Our team has put together a variety of fun and unique events and daily programming that will keep visitors coming back to the Outer Harbor."
This summer offers something to do every day of the summer including these favorite activities:
  • Kayaking and paddle boarding with Longboards Paddle Co.
  • Biking on the Surrey Bike and trike bikes for kids
  • New fitness classes from the YMCA thanks to Independent Health
  • Giant checkers and spike ball are just some of the fun new games to play in our Consumer's Beverages Beer Garden
Information on all fitness and equipment rentals can also be found on the site or on Outer Harbor's social media accounts, www.facebook.com/OuterHarborBuffalo or @OuterHarborBFLO on Twitter and Instagram. 
Mark those summer calendars with some special dates:
Visit www.outerharborbuffalo.com for a complete calendar of events and FAQs.
"Our waterfront continues to transform into a destination for all ages, and this summer's lineup at the Outer Harbor is full of exciting opportunities for Western New Yorkers looking to take advantage of the outdoors," New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy said. "Thank you to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Outer Harbor Management Group for organizing these activities and planning a summer of possibilities." 
Assemblyman Sean Ryan said, "Visitors to Buffalo's waterfront have another great summer of fun to look forward to. Thanks to the Queen City Bike Ferry, accessing the Outer Harbor is easier than ever. I encourage everyone, whether you are a local resident, or are visiting from out of town, to make a visit to Buffalo's Outer Harbor this summer to enjoy many family-friendly activities." 
Mayor Byron Brown said, "My administration has always believed Buffalo's Outer Harbor would become a destination for daily recreation, as well as a prime venue for major events. Today's announcement of a diverse slate of 2017 events promises a fun-filled summer on the Outer Harbor that will draw local residents and regional tourists, alike."
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, "The Outer Harbor gets better every year and provides an unequaled natural setting that's close to downtown but feels worlds away. Summer is a great season to explore, enjoy, relax and appreciate the beauty of our waterfront, and I encourage anyone who hasn't been to Wilkeson Pointe to come down and see it for yourself."
The Outer Harbor Management Group is an event management team of Be Our Guest LTD, a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp. The Outer Harbor Management Group is committed to the world-class management and execution of daily programming and events at Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

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