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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Mayor Byron W. Brown's Daily Update 02-28-22

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced first-ever Feb Fest 2022 @ The Broadway Market was a great success as part of the City of Buffalo’s Black History Month celebration.

“I thank the vendors and shoppers, and our partners, Buy Black Buffalo, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and the Broadway Market for creating a wonderful event that showcased Black entrepreneurs and entertainers during its four week run,” Mayor Brown said. “We hope to bring it back again.”

Feb Fest, which offered more than a dozen diverse pop-up shops, live music and giveaways, was held every Saturday in February.

Blue and Yellow for Ukraine

The City Hall dome will continue to be lit in Blue and Yellow, the colors of the Ukranian flag, in a show of unity with the people of Ukraine as the conflict with Russia deepens. Many members of the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team (BuffaloLIT) are also lighting buildings and landmarks to support the people of Ukraine.

The City will also continue flying the Ukrainian Flag in Niagara Square as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine and Buffalo’s Ukrainian community.

Mayor Brown is also asking residents who can, to consider donating to one of the charities or relief agencies helping Ukrainian refugees who have been evacuated from their homes. Additionally, the Mayor will ensure that Buffalo will welcome any refugees whom the federal government will help relocate to the United States as they escape from the Russian military and are searching for temporary new homes.

It’s time to apply for the 2022 Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment program

Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment program provides six weeks of both in-person and virtual employment and work readiness training to youth in the city of Buffalo during the summer months. Participants will earn $13.20 an hour while gaining important experiences and mentoring.

Since 2006, more than 27,000 young City of Buffalo residents, ages 14 to 21, have gained valuable work experience through the program.

Interested youth can apply online at www.buffalony.gov/MSYAPP. Completed applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2022. 

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