Buffalo YIMBY 2018-2019: Breaking Ground is presented by Designing to Live Sustainably with Cedarland Development Group, and the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services.

We are excited to announce that this year’s festival will take place at 998 Broadway Avenue in the Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood in Buffalo, NY!


Program Highlights Include:

Demonstrations, Exhibits, Presentations, Workshops, Short Talks and Table Talks by block clubs, organizations and individuals and organizations that are making change happen and are interested in having a positive impact on their communities.


Keynote Speaker:

Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo


Presentations by:

Katie O’Sullivan, Program Manager, Go Buffalo Niagara

Dennis Elsenbeck, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Energy Consulting Services, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Anthony James, Design Committee, Fillmore Forward

Gerald Erion, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Medaille College


Breaking Ground Ideas & Design Competition Awards

$1000 Grand Prize

$350 2nd Place Prize

$150 3rd Place Prize

$500 Artist & Dreamer’s Award

$500 People’s Choice Award


Family Friendly Activities:

What’s Going on in Buffalo will be pod casting from 10-2!

Algonquin Sports for Kids demonstration


Performances by:

Donny Frauenhofer


Art Exhibits by:

Chuck Tingley

J. Tim Raymond

Kristin Maggio

Gene Witkowski

Gary Wolfe



GoBike Buffalo & Buffalo Slow Roll- Spring bike tune-up and safety check. Representatives will also demonstrate how to commute to work effectively, basic strategies for choosing cycling routes, cyclist etiquette and NYS bicycle requirements such as lights & turn signals, and what GoBike offers at their workshop such as classes, events, and what is included with a GoBike membership.

The Change Circle

PUSH Green

Kubed Root

Sweet Flag Herbs

Wholly Healthy Solutions

Seku Harwell


Stay tuned for more additions!!