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This week Canalside welcomes Yoga Fest on Sunday, August 14. This is a free event that allows participants to experience what Western New York s yoga and holistic wellness communities have to offer. There will be a full day of free classes including yoga postures, dance, meditation, and activities for children. There will also be massage, Reiki, henna design, health screenings and more. Prize giveaways will be offered throughout the day! In addition to Yoga Fest, there are dozens of other free events this week at Canalside, including concerts, children s programming and opportunities to interact with DeWitt Clinton, the father of the Erie Canal. For a full list of upcoming events at Canalside, see our events calendar. Friday, August 12 Erie Canal Story by Buffalo Tours: One Hour Guided Walking Tour Canalside: Whipple Truss Bridge Central Wharf side Noon to 1 p.m. Free Friday Family Fun on the Central Wharf with Explore & More Children s Museum Cobblestone and Brick Canalside: Central lawn Groups of more than 10 children must pre-register by calling 716-655-5131. Noon to 4 p.m. Free

Songs of the Erie Canal Puppet Theatre Performed by Franklin LaVoie Canalside: Central lawn under the big trees 3 to 4 p.m. Free Saturday, August 13 Saturday Family Fun on the Central Wharf with Explore & More Children s Museum Cobblestone and Brick Canalside: Central lawn Groups of more than 10 children must pre-register by calling 716-655-5131. Noon to 4 p.m. Free Erie Canal Story by Buffalo Tours: One Hour Guided Walking Tour Canalside: Whipple Truss Bridge Central Wharf side Noon to 1 p.m. Free MusicalFare Theatre presents DeWitt Clinton Canalside: Historic Ruins 5 to 9 p.m. Free Sunday, August 14 Yoga Fest of WNY 2011 Canalside: Central Wharf and Cobblestone Streets 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Pre-Festival Yoga Challenge For experienced practitioners - 108 Sun Salutations with teachers from East Meets West Yoga 8:30 9:45 a.m. Healing Yoga for Back, Neck & Shoulders Lisa Walter from Anjali Yoga & Wellness Studio 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Let Your Spirit Fly Yoga Michael Sutton from Rising Sun Yoga Studio 10:55 to 11:40 a.m. Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Felicitas Kusch Lango from Healing Waters Studio 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Come Play Kids Yoga Bekah Starr of Sproutin' Yoga 12:25 to 12:55 p.m.

Dance on the Wild Side: Healing Through Movement Sophia Roberts 1:05 to 1:25 p.m. Blissful Yoga for Happy Joints Christine Zebrowski from Yoga by Design Studio 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Opening your Heart with Gentle Yoga Tracy Draksic & Kandy Svec from Himalayan Institute 2:40 to 3:25 p.m. Kirtan Lila Mandala 3:35 to 4:00 p.m. Erie Canal Story by Buffalo Tours: One Hour Guided Walking Tour Canalside: Whipple Truss Bridge Central Wharf side Noon to 1:00 p.m. Free Hodge s Frontier Trading Post Joseph Hodge and his Native American wife will be glad for your company at his log cabin tavern and trading post for a trip back in time. Canalside: Historic Ruins 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Free Get Off the Track Performed by the Hutchinson Family Revival A concert of anti-slavery songs as sung at abolitionist meetings Canalside: Historic Ruins 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free Canal Street String Band Brings back the musical spirit of Buffalo s infamous Canal Street Canalside: Central Wharf 5:30 to 7:30 pm Free Monday, August 15 Science Outdoors with Tifft Nature Preserve Learn more about the rich biodiversity of the plants and animals of WNY and how everything connects. Canalside: Central lawn 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free

Jack Civiletto Sings Sinatra Buffalo Naval & Military Park: aboard USS Little Rock 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free Zumba on the Waterfront Exercise and Dance to Music Canalside: Central Wharf 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free Tuesday, August 16 Yogalates Canalside: Central lawn 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free Wednesday, August 17 Boat Ride with Buffalo Maritime Center aboard the White Elektra or OK Clark Canalside: Commercial Slip (First come first served with no reservations accepted) 5:00 pm Weather Permitting - Free Friends of Harmony Buffalo Naval & Military Park: aboard USS Little Rock 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free MusicalFare Theatre presents DeWitt Clinton Canalside: Historic Ruins 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free Sunset Yoga Canalside: Central Lawn 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free Thursday, August 18 23 SkiDoo A strolling musical act featuring swinging oldies - Bourbon Street Style Canalside: Central Wharf 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free Keep informed about what s happening at Canalside: Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

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