Friends of Knox Farm State Park
Present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Again!
The Friends of Knox Farm State Park, Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7pm. The concert will take place adjacent to the Main House in Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora. The Friends thank the BPO for what promises to be a magnificent evening, and express their deep appreciation to Lake Shore Savings Bank, Realty USA and Fox Run Orchard Park for their sponsorship of the event.
This will be a free concert for all lawn guests. They may bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers with them. Parking for all lawn guests will be on the Neil and Barbara Chur Equestrian Center fields off Knox Road only. Lawn guests may arrive after 4:30pm. There will be no trash receptacles in the park so lawn guests must carry out what they carry in. Unfortunately, if it rains, the concert will be canceled. There is no rain date for this event.
For those who prefer to dine indoors, a special feature of the evening will be "Tapas on the Terrace," catered by Catered Creations. This fund raising event is being offered in order to raise money to support continued renovation of the Main House. Although the the decorators of the Junior League Decorators Show House have done a magnificent job, the house is still in need of insulation, a caterers' kitchen and exterior painting. For a donation of $100 per person, guests may enjoy a light dinner at the Main House and the concert afterwards from designated seating outdoors and VIP parking. There will be an open bar. "Tapas on the Terrace" tickets are available for sale from the Friends' website and from the Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora.
In the event that it rains, the outdoor concert will be canceled. However, an orchestra ensemble will play at the "Tapas on the Terrace" event. The "Tapas on the Terrace" event will take place rain or shine.
Friends Manage Rentals of the Main House
The Friends of Knox Farm State Park and the Regional Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have reached an agreement which enables the Friends to manage rentals of the downstairs of the Main House. Several gatherings have already been planned for next year.
A brand new portion of our website is now dedicated to the Rental Management of the Main House. Please visit it by clicking here. If you would like to inquire about leasing the premisis for a gathering, please contact us using our contact form which is located here. Thank you for your patience!
New Kitchen in Main House
The Board of Directors of the Friends of Knox Farm State Park, Inc. are currently trying to raise funding for a commercial kitchen in the main house at the park. The kitchen will have to be installed in the three weeks following the Junior League Decorators' Showhouse and prior to the Tapas on the Terrace event if that should take place.The kitchen installed for the Decorators' Show House will be removed after that event. The Friends of Knox Farm State Park Inc. 501c3 organization does not currently qualify for funding from the proceeds of the Junior League Decorators' Show House charity event this year because we are the beneficiaries of main house redecoration.
The Friends Board of Directors received an estimate for a kitchen that would be part of that event, however, the price tag was way beyond our budget. Consequently, we are seeking donations of funding, services, appliances and other kitchen items. (see wish list below). Companies or individuals who might help us in this regard will receive considerable public acknowledgement and the Friends would be willing to consider collaborative options with large donors. Please contact us if you might be able to help. The Friends have been successful in leasing the house for several weddings or events beginning in July 2013. Revenues from our main house rental program will be used to rehabilitate the main house and eventually other buildings in the park.
Main House Wish List
- Commercial Dishwasher
- Commercial Refrigerator
- Hand Sink and Faucets
- Round Tables
- Folding Chairs
Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Friends Tours of Knox Farm State Park
Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the Friends of Knox Farm State Park have once again teamed up to organize two tours of some of the buildings in Knox Farm State Park. The tours will take place on June 9th and August 11th. Registration for the tours should be made through Preservation Buffalo Niagara.