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Old World Easter Feasting At Buffalo’s Historic Broadway Market

Butter Lambs, or Baranek wielkanocny in Polish

(Karen Seiger – Markets of  New York) I heard the stories about Buffalo’s Broadway Market from when my father-in-law was a kid. Growing up in the Polish neighborhood on the east side of town, Fred told stories of how beautiful and vibrant the market used to be in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. James used to go shopping there with his grandma, who never forgot her tote bag.

The Broadway Market opened in 1888 to serve the new wave of European immigrants coming to settle in Buffalo, NY. Generations of Buffalonians feel deep connections to this institution, especially within the Polish American community. Today, the market remains open year-round, although it is much smaller and not nearly as bustling as it used to be before the advent of suburbs and grocery stores. That is, until Easter rolls around!

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The Broadway Market’s Sweetheart Dance


The Broadway Market wants you to come and dance on February 8th.  Music will be provided by the wonderful Grandfathers Big Band.  You can get your picture taken with the one you love.

This is the Broadway Market’s 126th year of business in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia….quite amazing if you think about it.


Here is the Grandfathers Big Band from a previous performance at the Market!