This is truly the best time of the year at the Broadway Market…for the next few weeks the large crowds, the history and the traditions that help keep the 125 year-old market ALIVE!
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.
Great way to help kickoff the Easter season at the Market!!!
So it begins!!!
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.
Click here to view article—> (pdf)
From the Broadway Market’s website:
The Broadway Market will kickoff the 2012 Easter Season on March 23rd. Use the link above to view the complete schedule.
A listing of all of Easter vendors will be available soon!
Love this time of year in B-F!!!
The neighborhood comes A L I V E!!!!
- 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