Broadway Fillmore Alive

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The Best time of Year in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia

Easter @ the Broadway Market

Love this time of year in East Buffalo’s Polonia…between the Broadway Market, heritage churches and Dyngus Day, the neighborhood draws close to 500,000 during the Lenten and Easter Season.  It’s the biggest influx of people the neighborhood has all year.

What I love most about it is that it isn’t some contrived festival…people just come to share and celebrate their heritage.  There is hardly any advertising or PR work, people just know this is the place to be in the weeks leading up to Easter through Dyngus Day. It is one of the things that makes Broadway-Fillmore uniquely cool in Buffalo.

It is what helps keep the neighborhood ALIVE and brings hope to its supporters.


Buffalo News, 1991: Lent Gives Aging Market a Taste of its Glory Days

The attached article is from 1991.  It amazes me that some 21 years later that we are still having the type of conversations included in the article about making the Market a year round destination, etc.

The problem with the Market now and with each successive year is that it is suffering from the slow and steady decline we have seen throughout Buffalo.   The Broadway Market in 2012 is in a lot worse shape than it was back in 1991.  It makes me wonder when the decline will reach the point of no return.

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Saint Ann’s Holy Week Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, April 17: Mass with Distribution of Palms – 10 AM
  • Holy Thursday, April 21: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7 PM * Adoration, 8 PM – 12 Midnight
  • Good Friday, April 22: Stations of the Cross – 3 PM * Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord – 7 PM
  • Holy Saturday, April 23: Easter Vigil – 7 PM
  • Easter Sunday, April 24: Mass -10 AM

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