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Blessing of Animals at Corpus Christi on Sunday


If you have never brought an animal to be blessed, this is really cool!

From Corpus Christi’s website

Blessing of the Animals – On October 5th, after the 11:30 a.m. Mass, Father Mariusz will bless animals in the parking lot of the Church. This is always a beautiful and touching little ceremony, don’t miss it. Bring your feathered, furry or scaly friends for this special blessing. This is an event that many of our parishioners look forward to every year.

Join us!

Business Community Meeting for Fillmore Avenue Revitalization

1-FILLMORE CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION-004There will be a meeting for the business community on October 2nd regarding Fillmore corridor revitalization at Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee Street.

The focus will be on ways to grow and stabilize the Broadway-Fillmore and MLK Park business districts.

For more information about the meeting, you can down load a flyer for the event.

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Annual Harvest Dinner to Take Place at St. John Kanty


All are invited to attend St. John Kanty’s Harvest Dinner, Theme Tray Auction, Bier Garten and more on Sunday, October 5. The kitchen will open following Mass at 10:30 and remain open until 4 p.m. or until sold out.

Again this year Saint John Kanty is serving our popular beef rollups with all the trimmings, including sweet & sour cabbage and homemade dessert. There will be many theme trays, raffles and split clubs, and by popular demand, Mrs. Stella’s Closet returns with gently used items.

In true Octoberfest tradition, there will be SJK’s first ever Bier Garten, serving German beer and wine.

Join the Saint John Kanty community for Mass, which is Day #3 of the Triduum to St. Therese (Bishop Edward Grosz, Celebrant), as well as a delicious meal and lots of fun with friends and family!

Saint John Kanty Church is located in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia at the corner of Broadway and Swinburne.

For more information on Saint John Kanty, please visit their website:

Prom of the Dead: Lift Off

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Torn Space Theater’s Prom of the Dead has become one of the coolest Halloween season events in Buffalo. It also helps raise funds for theater that calls the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle home.

From Facebook:

Partynauts! Space Cadets! Lovers of the failed modern world! Step back to the future with Torn Space Theater as we take this year’s Prom of the Dead to the outer reaches of the cosmos. Become your alien alter-ego, spread fear across the galaxy as the undead space villain, chic-it-up as the Barbarella of the B-Lo…do what ever the hell you want, but dress the f’ up. We’ve got it covered: DJs, costume contest, live sets, projections, lasers, bubbles, baubles…and, as always, free drinks 9-10 pm.

This year we’ve got DJ Marcos Udagawa, music from UVB-76, Rev. Johnny Drama and Handsome Dan, Dr. Know, PROJEX, Frankie NP, and others. Also, free prom portraits and our Prom of the Dead King and Queen Costume Contest. As always we kick off with an open bar from 9-10pm.

And for the Very Important People, This year’s VIP Experience offers an atmosphere of cool with a sophisticated lounge from Buffalo’s own Bureau boys. Featuring complimentary champagne, beer, wine, and signature cocktails served by our inflight rollerskating crew. All orbited by a Bowie set by Torn Space soundscapist, Todd Lesmeister. VIP attendees will be admitted into the main balllroom one hour in advance of general admission — allowing our special guests a first look at our spaced-out utopia venue as well as early access to our always spectacular free prom photos. VIP tickets can be purchased for $50 each, or by contacting Katie Mallinson at

Tickets are $20 General / $50 VIP / $25 Door. Tickets also available at Rust Belt Books at 202 Allen St, Talking Leaves at 951 Elmwood Ave and 3158 Main St, Terrapin Station at 1172 Hertel Ave, Record Theatre, and any of Torn Space’s performances.

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For more info, visit the Prom of the Dead’s event page on Facebook.

Bison Distillery Coming Alive


It is incredible to watch Bison Distillery come to life on Lombard Street in the former Chudy Paper building!

You can view the progress by visiting the distillery’s Facebook page…here is the link.

The Broadway Market is looking for seasonal vendors for 2014-2015


The Broadway Market is looking for seasonal vendors for 2014-2015 to round out its retail space.

From the Broadway Market’s website:

The Broadway Market is looking for seasonal vendors for 2014-2015 to round out its retail space.

Seasonal Vendors must complete and sign the 2014/2015 application and include the following prior to opening:

General Liability Insurance listing the City of Buffalo, 920 City Hall, Buffalo, NY as additionally insured; vendor permits (if required by City, County or State) and  Sales Tax Certification

Download vendor application by clicking Word or PDF icons—>

Word App PDF

For more information, contact the Broadway Market by clicking here—>