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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 03-29-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today encouraged Buffalo and Western New York residents to make a stop at the historic Broadway Market as part of their Easter Week activities.

“Easter festivities are in full swing at the Broadway Market as it celebrates its 132nd Easter season. As we enter Easter Week, the Market’s 60 vendors have all your Easter favorites, as well as Dyngus Day pussy willows,” Mayor Brown said. “The Broadway Market is also offering curbside pick-up to make your shopping trip quick and easy.”

A list of participating pre-order vendors and information on the pick-up process is posted on the Market’s website: and the City of Buffalo website: Curbside pick-up slots are only available Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd.


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.

The Easter Bunny will be at the market:

Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3rd from Noon to 4 p.m.

Easter Holiday Entertainment Schedule:

Tuesday, March 30: Docenko, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

The Friends of the Broadway Market is offering a limited number of Easter Dinner Baskets filled with popular holiday foods, designed to feed four people.

The baskets, priced at $80 each, will contain traditional Easter favorites, plus some popular new items. Contents will include: Lupas Meats ham, Camellia Meats polish sausage, Broadway Seafood, Inc. cod, Babcia’s Pierogi Company pierogi,

Malczewski’s butter lamb, Famous Horseradish horseradish, White Eagle Bakery rye bread and cupcakes, We R Nuts kettle corn, Lewandowski Produce asparagus and small potatoes, Deb’s Delights jam and Strawberry Island Chocolates candy.

Only 100 of the special Easter baskets will be available, so order now!

Easter meal baskets can be ordered at: For additional information contact the Broadway Market at 716-893-0705. Basket pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Kitchen @ The Market.

 The Broadway Market adheres to all CDC and NYS COVID-19 guidelines. You must wear a mask while inside the Broadway Market.


Mayor Brown’s Annual Women’s History Month Celebration Goes ‘Virtual’

Mayor Brown today honored 14 women leaders who work for the City of Buffalo for their contributions in his annual Women’s History Month celebration.

 The ‘virtual’ event, which debuted at noon today, is available for viewing on the Mayor’s Facebook page, the City of Buffalo YouTube Channel and Government Channel 1304.

 To subscribe free of charge to the new YouTube channel visit: The Mayor’s Facebook page can be found at:


Applications for the Mayor’s 2021 Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program are due this Wednesday, March 31

The program is open to young people between the ages of 14 to 21. The initiative provides in-person and virtual employment, as well as work-readiness training. Students will work 20 hours per week over the course of the 6-week program, which begins July 12, 2021 and ends August 20, 2021.

City youth can apply online at No mail-in or in-person application drop offs will be accepted.


Mayor Brown asks Buffalo residents to help crackdown on the growing problem of illegal ATVs and dirt bikes on City streets through a new Tipcall Program

A new effort to crack down on illegal operation of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes that asks City residents to alert the Buffalo Police Department via a tip line when they spot them on Buffalo streets.


“ATV riders who illegally speed down City streets pose traffic and safety hazards, as well as causing property damage, and neighborhood disruption. Our residents can be a big help in reducing this activity by calling or texting our confidential tip line,” Mayor Brown said. “Tips that lead to the confiscation of the vehicles are eligible for a reward up to $100.”


To report illegal ATV/dirt bike use, call or text the TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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