We hope you can join us as we celebrate a massive project that's finally ready to show off! For the last couple months, we've had the amazing opportunity to work with the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
to create "Seat at the Table" - a community gathering space on the Central Terminal Great Lawn. FOUNDRYmade staff, students, and instructors have been hard at work building 8 large benches, 4 tables, and 2 sculptural trellises, all fabricated in our wood and metal shops.
We hope you can join us for a ribbon cutting October 25, 4-6pm
@ Buffalo Central Terminal Great Lawn
495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212
Twelve students and seven shop supervisors at The Foundry were involved in the fabrication of Seat at the Table, the largest project that FOUNDRYmade has taken on to date. FOUNDRYmade provides paid opportunities for young adults - by building items in our makerspaces, students gain a vast toolkit of technical and life skills to prepare them as they enter the world of work.
I'm really grateful for the opportunity that FOUNDRYmade has given me. I started this project as a side job while working towards my education with The Foundry and Service Collaborative of WNY, and I'm so thankful for the chance to contribute towards building a piece of Buffalo's history.
-Sheddrickk Straker, FOUNDRYmade student
Seat at the Table establishes the Great Lawn as a welcoming entry to the Buffalo Central Terminal and as a place for neighbors and visitors from near and far. This initiative to transform the Great Lawn from an under-utilized lawn into a lively and inviting greenspace is supported by Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants initiative that provided $40,000 in funding and technical assistance.
Working with The Foundry on our placemaking project was a perfect fit for us. Through FOUNDRYmade we can spend our grant dollars here to bolster the skills of young people in Buffalo while making a fun and unique community space at the Terminal.
- Monica Pellegrino Faix,
Executive Director of the Central Terminal Restoration Corp.
The Seat at the Table launch and ribbon cutting celebration is happening alongside with the Matt Urban Center’s Trunk-or-Treat event, we hope you can join us!
Support our Big Build Raffle
Enter for a chance to win TWO handmade floating shelves made by our Board VP Russ Reinagel! Tickets are just $10 and you can purchase yours right on our website. All proceeds support our ongoing programming here at The Foundry supporting community youth, makers and entrepreneurs.