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Celebration to Benefit Dyngus Day Buffalo Parade

It’s almost that time again. Time to break out the pussy willows and the squirt guns. Yes, it’s another Dyngus Day celebration, and there are more and more people pushing Dyngus Day events around town these days. The latest event scheduled is actually a Dyngus Day Preview Party, designed to benefit the 2nd annual Dyngus Day Parade. The preview party takes place Saturday, February 23rd from 7-10 pm at the Dnipro Ukrainian Center at 562 Genesee Street.
I decided to call one of my Polish friends, Frenchy, who I knew had attended the parade last year. She told me that the parade and the events surrounding the parade are a blast. “I watched the parade last year,” she told me. “It was pretty cool for the first year. It was actually much bigger than I thought it was going to be. It was a good mix of ethnic groups and local businesses. There were some floats and vintage cars… I was celebrating at the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle nearby. That’s where there was live music, Polish food and beer, and dancing. I’ve gone the last couple years and the hall is always packed. If you’re looking for a different type of ethnic parade, the Dyngus Day parade is a lot of fun.”
*Admission will be $10 per person with all proceeds to support the parade efforts of Dyngus Day Buffalo. The event will feature a sampling of Dyngus Day at Central Terminal and will include polka music by the Buffalo Bells, craft beer by Flying Bison, hard cidre by Chateau Buffalo, and German & Polish foods by Ulrich’s Tavern, Bistro Europa, K Sisters, and Melanie’s Sweets.
**Dyngus Day 2008 will take place on March 24th at locations across the region including those in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District. The annual parade starts at the Broadway Market at 5pm.
For information, please visit: or Photo from parade from the Dyngus Day Buffalo website.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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