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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 03-17-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today reminded residents that the City of Buffalo’s more than 80 basketball and hockey courts are once again open for play.

“With several Spring-like weather days ahead, I encourage Buffalo residents to get outside and enjoy the many basketball and hockey courts across the City. I also remind residents that

the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing, and court users should continue to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing hands regularly. We are making progress on this crisis, but we must continue to work together to keep our community safe,” Mayor Brown said.

Signs are posted at all courts displaying Erie County and New York State Departments of Health Covid-19 safety guidelines. Hoops and nets were taken down last spring after the declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic declaration as part of the City’s efforts to safeguard its residents. Over the coming weeks, City crews will be addressing playground equipment and preparing tennis courts to reopen the first week of April.

The Broadway Market announces Curbside Pick-Up Will Return for Easter Season Purchases Several Broadway Market vendors will offer curbside pick-up to close out the busiest days of Easter Season 2021. Starting Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd, 10 vendors will offer goods for curbside pick-up from noon – 5 p.m.

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

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 – 5:00 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

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The Broadway Market swings into high gear this weekend with all 60 vendors on site both Saturday, Marth 20th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 1st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Easter and resident vendors will be open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 28th.

The Broadway Market’s special Easter Holiday hours are:

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

City Hall dome to be “Green” for a 2nd night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Buffalo’s City Hall dome will be lit in green again tonight in a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the City’s large Irish

American population. The Irish Flag, which was raised in a Niagara Square ceremony on March 13th, will be fly daily

through Saturday, March 27th.

Show your support for the Red Cross during American Red Cross Month

March is American Red Cross Month and you can support the National and Western New York Chapter of the Red Cross

by giving blood, blood plasma and/or becoming a volunteer.

Nationally, the Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters annually and 95 percent of responders are volunteers.

The Red Cross donates also over 6.8 million units of blood each year, and this year they encourage people to help to

maintain supply.

The Red Cross also plays a major role in blood plasma of those who have recovered from the Covid-19 virus and whose

blood contains anti-bodies that can help persons with severe Covid-19 symptoms in their health battle. The WNY Chapter

of the Red Cross has collected 350 units of convalescent plasma for hospitals around Western New York to help hospitalized

patients fight the coronavirus.

For information on blood and blood plasma, or volunteer, donation visit:


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