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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Mayor Brown Reminds Residents Time is Running Out to Order Limited Edition ‘Keep Moving’ Apparel

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today encouraged residents to place their orders for limited edition Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL) ‘Keep Moving’ apparel by the June 22 deadline. With every purchase of ‘Keep Moving’ t-shirts, tank tops and hoodies, $8 will go to PAL’s ‘Camp Champs’ summer camp fundraising campaign.

 PAL has teamed up with Buffalo-based 26SHIRTS.COM charity apparel maker and Bank On Buffalo to raise funds for PAL’s ‘Camp Champs’ campaign.

Limited Edition “Keep Moving” t-shirts and other clothing items can be purchased EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE through June 22, 2021. To pre-order your cool apparel and help send a kid to camp visit: keep-moving

 PAL offers enjoyable and enriching summer experiences to Buffalo youth from 6-week educational day camps, weekly sports clinics and weekend camping trips to Allegany State Park. The summer program reaches thousands of Buffalo children and teens, in grades K-12, many who cannot afford to participate in traditional summer programs.


The City’s Spring Bulk Trash Collection is Wrapping Up This Week in the University District


University District residents will have their bulk trash collected through Saturday, June 26, completing the City’s Spring Bulk Trash schedule. Fall bulk trash collection will start in early August.

 In addition to following rules on what can be put in bulk trash, residents are reminded that ALL posted parking restrictions will be enforced to make way for trash collection.

 Bulk Trash Week Rules:


  • Posted parking restrictions will be enforced during bulk trash weeks.

  • Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high.

  • Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash.

  • Tires are not permitted to be disposed of in bulk trash.

Tonight’s Buffalo Slow Roll Celebrates Juneteenth

The 8th Slow Roll community bike ride will be a celebration of Juneteenth, with a 10-mile loop that starts and ends at Je Ne Sais Quoi soul food restaurant, at 1633 Hertel Ave.

Motorists should stay alert for cyclists between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Riders will stop at Juneteenth headquarters and The Freedom Wall, on a course that will include the Central Park, Leroy, Grider, Moselle, MLK Park, Kingsley, Masten Park and Oxford neighborhoods, along Main, Fillmore, Genesee, Best, Jefferson, Ferry, Delaware, Colvin and Hertel.

Mayor Brown’s 20th Annual Reading Rules! Kid’s Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun!

Mayor Brown reminds Buffalo youth in grades K-12 to get signed up for his 2021 Kid’s Summer Reading Challenger. Here’s how Mayor Brown’s 2021 Virtual Reading Rules! Challenge will work:


  • Read 5 books + Submit 5 Written Book Summaries between June 1 - July 9, 2021 to be eligible for a prize drawing during the week of July 12th!


  • Read 5 books + Submit 5 Written Book Summaries between July 12 - August 20, 2021 to be eligible for a prize drawing during the week of August 23rd!

Champion Readers who complete BOTH Challenge #1 and Challenge #2 will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing which will take place during Mayor Brown’s Virtual Reading Rules! Awards Ceremony which will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Readers can begin signing up for Reading Rules! 2021 can register at:

Downtown Buffalo to be Lit Up in Yellow to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year

The dome of City Hall and the City’s BuffaloLIT partners will be lit up in sunny yellow to celebrate the Summer Solstice, which brings the longest day of the year to the northern hemisphere. On this first full day of summer, the sun rose at 5:35

a.m. and will set at 8:57 p.m., delivering 15 hours and 21 minutes of daylight.

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