Above: Inside peak at Patty and Jake working all summer long inside the LLOYD truck for your belly’s pleasure.

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND. Every Friday, you get the top eight instagram’s from around the region as well as a playlist produced by a local business, non-profit, or advocacy group. While they DJ your Friday tunes, you can learn a little about their efforts and enjoy some fantastic photography.
We also provide the background behind four of the eight photos to The Public on their visuals blog.
Want to join the party? Reach out to us! risecollaborative@gmail.com, or slap #FFRisePublic on your photo so we see it.

This week, Jay Zwara of Buffalo ReformEd pulls out his turntable and gets things rocking in anticipation of the big Schoolyard Bash party tonight! We will see you there!

“It’s finally summer! Buffalo ReformEd is kicking it off this Friday with our fifth annual Schoolyard Bash, this year hosted at Flying Bison Brewing Company, 840 Seneca Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door: for $25 you’ll get local beer and soda, deals from some of Buffalo’s best food trucks, great music from DJ LuLu, schoolyard games, and a special art show from students at Tapestry Charter School.

Buffalo ReformEd is building a community committed to putting students first, people who understand that a strong education system is the foundation for a strong city. Good schools keep Buffalo going in the right direction, keep young families in the city, and provide strong footing for new refugee and immigrant families. Buffalo is on the rise, but it can only go as high as its school system will allow. Join us at Flying Bison to celebrate the progress we’ve made in the last five years and catch a glimpse of what is possible and what is still to come.

Our Feature Friday playlist features some uplifting tunes to get your summer started, whether you’re sitting on the porch, heading to the beach, or packing up your classroom after another great school year. Summer is a time to celebrate the year just completed and think positively about the year ahead.”


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Botanical Gardens #Buffalo

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Wine and rooftops #happyfriday

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