Each holiday season, members of B Team Buffalo organize a grassroots event called City of Light. The goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. Volunteers spend time decorating the streets and adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. B Team Buffalo also hosts a free winter carnival for the families in the community, providing the neighborhood children with gifts from Santa, games, prizes, crafts, and a community dinner. We also gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony.
COL 2017 – Black Rock Village
*Save the Date – December 2, 2017*
We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 City of Light neighborhood partnership will be with the Black Rock Riverside Alliance! For our 10th annual City of Light, we will be decorating both homes AND storefronts in the historic Black Rock Village. In addition, we will be creating a winter wonderland on a corner lot at Niagara and Amherst streets. It’s going to be a unique City of Light experience! If you are interested in participating on the planning committee, please contact Tara at email@example.com.
COL 2016 – Buffalo’s East Side
Our City of Light 2016 location was in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood of Buffalo’s East Side. Thank you to everyone who contributed by volunteering, sponsoring the event, and donating to our Indiegogo Campaign! The event was a great success and we were happy to partner with the Matt Urban Center. Our 170+ volunteers decorated 40 homes and 3 community centers. We had a packed house at the afternoon carnival and we provided hundreds of gifts to local children.