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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 03-19-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today reminded residents that the 132nd Easter shopping season is in full swing at Buffalo’s Broadway Market.


“The Broadway Market will now be open every day through Easter Saturday, April 3rd. All 30 seasonal vendors and the market’s 30 resident vendors are open for business offering the Easter favorites that are part of so many family traditions,” Mayor Brown said.


The Mayor noted the Market adheres to all CDC and NYS COVID-19 guidelines, including a mask mandate for all visitors. He also encouraged use of the Market’s curb-side pick-up program to increase health safety.

The Broadway market will be open tomorrow, Saturday, March 20th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 21st from 9

a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers will be entertained by the Kristen Smigielski Combo on Saturday and Special Delivery on Sunday. Music is from noon – 3:00 pm both days on the Market Stage.

Next week, all Easter and resident vendors will be open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, March 22nd – Friday, March 26th. Hours for Saturday, March 27th and March 28th will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The next week’s holiday entertainment schedule includes:


Monday, March 22:        Porcelain Train, Noon – 3 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 23:        Docenko, Noon – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24: Carol McLaughlin Quartet, Noon – 3 p.m. 

Thursday, March 25:      Jazzbirds, Noon – 3 p.m.

Friday, March 26:  Jazzline, Noon – 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 27:  Special Delivery Band, Noon – 3 p.m. 

Sunday, March 28:  Buffalo Touch Lite, Noon – 3 p.m.


The Broadway Market will offer curbside pick-up to close out the busiest days of Easter Season 2021, Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd.

Participating vendors include:

Babcia’s Pierogi

Broadway Seafood - smoked fish only Deb’s Delights

Enchanted Cards & Gifts Kelly’s Country Store Lewandowski Produce

Lupas Meats Mazurek’s Bakery

Pott’s Deli - Pierogi only Strawberry Island

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How it Works:

  • Call the Broadway Market, 716-893-0705, to make arrangements for a pick-up date and timeslot
  • Available pick-up dates & time slots are March 31st – April 3rd 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Call vendor(s) and pre-pay for items giving vendor your pick-up date and timeslot
  • Pick Up orders at your scheduled date & timeslot, provide your name at the “Curbside Pick-Up” table at the Gibson Street Loading dock

The Broadway Market’s Easter Week hours will be:

Monday, March 29th - Thursday, April 1st from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 2nd from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 3rd from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The market is closed on Easter Sunday, April 4th.


Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center a success

Today’s pop-up clinic at the Northwest Buffalo saw all 500 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine given to residents of the 14207 zip code. Those 500 residents of the City’s Black Rock-River Side neighborhoods will return to the Center on Friday, April 9th for their second dose.

BPD Promotions

The Buffalo Police Department has 5 new lieutenants, and 13 new detectives following a Buffalo Police Promotional Ceremony. BPD Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood administered the oath of office to the newly promoted officers this afternoon at the Buffalo Police & Fire Headquarters at the Dillon Courthouse.

ConnectLife faces a Blood Donation Emergency

ConnectLife, which is the primary supplier of blood products for over 70% of WNY, including our regional trauma centers at Oishei Children’s Hospital and ECMC, is facing a severe blood shortage and is calling on local donors to roll up their sleeves.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, ConnectLife has had to cancel around 1,000 blood drives. Meanwhile, hospital utilization of blood has increased and it consistently experiences less than 3-day supply of all blood types.

The WNY community is urged to make an appointment or walk-in to donate in the next week. To find a drive in your neighborhood please call 716-529-4270 or visit

The City of Buffalo’s vision for harnessing inclusive mobility for equitable growth gets international platform

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s Vice President for Downtown Development, Brandye Merriweather today was a featured speaker for a global virtual charette focusing on the ground-breaking study “The Future of Mobility: Remaking Buffalo for the 21st Century.”

The mobility study, made public in December 2020, offers a blueprint to long-term positive and inclusive economic momentum by embracing emerging modes of mobility and technology.

Its recommendations position the City of Buffalo to become an international model for sustained economic growth by incorporating new transportation technologies, such as Autonomous Vehicles, ride sharing, micro-mobility such as e-scooters, and other modes of transportation to recreate existing streets and public places.

The study came out of a partnership with the Congress for New Urbanism and Stantec Urban Places. The presentation was part of the “Urbanism Next Virtual Forum 2021,” a global forum hosted by the University of Oregon’s Urbanism Next initiative.

Spring has sprung atop City Hall

The City Hall dome will be lit in green and pink starting tonight through Sunday, March 21st to mark the official arrival of the Spring season tomorrow morning at 5:37 a.m. EDT. The City’s BuffaloLIT partners will also light their sites in green and pink. The first day of Spring is also the Vernal Equinox, the day the sun begins its journey north of the equator, gradually extending daylight and warmth in the Northern Hemisphere.

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