Polonia Broadway Fillmore Historic Preservation District

Polonia Broadway Fillmore Historic Preservation District Our mission is to collect and share information about Buffalo's Historic Polonia and to assess intere Notable sites include the Broadway Market, St.
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Today the Historic Polonia District is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Western New York with nationalities from across the world calling it home. Discover century old churches, an old world public market, art-deco masterpieces and friendly neighborhood taverns. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, St. Adalbert's Basilica, Corpus Christi Church, Buffalo Central Terminal, and The Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle.

11/14/2023

It's a Polka Pillow Party to benefit the Response to Love Center! At this month's meeting of the Buffalo Polka Boosters, bring a NEW pillow to donate to Sr. Johnice - Wednesday, November 15th at Polish Falcons Society of Depew, N.Y., 445 Columbia Ave. 7:00pm-10:00pm. You can also make a cash donation! NOTE: The wearing of pajamas is NOT required! :) See you Wednesday Night!

Saturday and Sunday in the Historic Polonia District! Let's PACK this year's Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi... Buffa...
10/06/2023

Saturday and Sunday in the Historic Polonia District! Let's PACK this year's Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi... Buffalo's Original Autumn Polish Festival. Live music with Special Delivery and Mon Valley Push LLC! Only $2 to get in!

Today at the Market!
09/23/2023

Today at the Market!

47-years of providing the polka soundtrack to Buffalo Polonia and promoting Polish-American culture in Western New York!
09/16/2023

47-years of providing the polka soundtrack to Buffalo Polonia and promoting Polish-American culture in Western New York!

Join us in celebrating Greg Chwojdak’s 47 YEARS of promoting polka music & Buffalo Polonia! Greg began his broadcasting career on September 17, 1976 playing polka music on International Cable. Now headed towards his FIFTH DECADE in the polka industry, Chwojdak has hosted programs on WWOL-AM, WECK-AM and currently on WXRL-AM. Join Polkamotion THIS Sunday at Noon at www.WXRL.com

Keep It Real. Keep It Authentic. Party and Polka in Buffalo Polonia at The Broadway Market and Corpus Christi Church Buf...
09/13/2023

Keep It Real. Keep It Authentic. Party and Polka in Buffalo Polonia at The Broadway Market and Corpus Christi Church Buffalo.

Hey Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Common Council... I'm sure vendors at the Broadway Market could use some extra fina...
07/12/2023

Hey Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Common Council... I'm sure vendors at the Broadway Market could use some extra financial love in 2023. Did you know the Broadway Market is ONLY two miles from the "core" and on a major bus route? How about the many vendors who closed during and after the pandemic? How about the struggling vendors currently operating? These are family-owned businesses too! We support a STRONG downtown and don't want ANY business to go bankrupt... but fair is fair when taxpayer dollars are being allocated. Think about the Broadway Market when talking about Braymiller. BTW… Tops on Niagara is only 1 mile from Braymiller Market.

2023 Dyngus Day at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church / Diocesan Shrine of Saint John II in conjunction with Chopin S...
04/11/2023

2023 Dyngus Day at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church / Diocesan Shrine of Saint John II in conjunction with Chopin Singing Society. Thank you to all dedicated volunteers for keeping the tradition strong! (Images by Marty Biniasz)

A sea of red & white on Broadway. Dyngus Day 2023 in Polonia District. Images taken from Ironworkers Local No. 6 float.
04/11/2023

A sea of red & white on Broadway. Dyngus Day 2023 in Polonia District. Images taken from Ironworkers Local No. 6 float.

Plan Now To Attend Dyngus Day in the Historic Polonia District. Corpus Christi Church Buffalo and St. Stanislaus Bishop ...
03/22/2023

Plan Now To Attend Dyngus Day in the Historic Polonia District. Corpus Christi Church Buffalo and St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church / Diocesan Shrine of Saint John II are P***y Willow Pass Venues... With the P***y Willow Pass you can "Pay One Price" and SAVE Money instead of paying for an individual cover charge at each venue! That's MORE money you'll have to spend on Piwo & Sausage!

12/29/2022

We are grateful for the outpouring of concern about the blizzard snow loading at the Central Terminal. We worked hard to divert the loading to the nearby City-owned property and we appreciate the City’s responsiveness. The loading is no longer occurring at the Terminal and the City is actively working to remove the load from the Paderewski entry. We appreciate the City’s effort amidst this crisis.

The amount of piled snow is a serious concern. We ask everyone to STAY AWAY from them out of worry for your safety. These piles may be unstable and VERY DANGEROUS, and we absolutely cannot have people near them.

We sincerely sympathize with those who have been severely impacted by this storm and our thoughts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and who have been suffering through this horrible event.

This is a long post and if you care to read on, there is more information about our concerns.

The piles as they stand now would have choked off most or all of our access to the building for maintenance and emergencies, create obstacles for the next phase of reuse, and cause more damage to an already weak parking structure.

In years past these mountains of snow remained into the summer. Our grounds and entry would have been unusable for public events for much of the summer until this snow melts. We hope that the buried trees will survive once unburied, and the damaged art installation will be assessed.

Again, we thank the City for moving the largest pile at our Paderewski entrance. And as always, we are deeply appreciative for your your care and support.




Support the family businesses of the Broadway Market TODAY! The Market is OPEN!
12/29/2022

Support the family businesses of the Broadway Market TODAY! The Market is OPEN!

The Broadway Market and Save a Lot are open regular hours and are happy to see you as 2022 draws to a close.

Hey Buffalo Police Department and Looting Taskforce… check out this guy who called out The Broadway Market as a looting ...
12/29/2022

Hey Buffalo Police Department and Looting Taskforce… check out this guy who called out The Broadway Market as a looting target. Mayor Byron W. Brown.

Our thoughts for the family businesses at The Broadway Market who were destroyed during storm looting.
12/28/2022

Our thoughts for the family businesses at The Broadway Market who were destroyed during storm looting.

60 years ago TODAY. December 13, 1962
12/13/2022

60 years ago TODAY. December 13, 1962

On this date... 60 YEARS AGO! The Broadway Market prepares for holiday shopping on December 13, 1962. Again in 2022... the Market is ALIVE for your Christmas shopping. Visit https://broadwaymarket.org/ for holiday hours and special events.

A look into Edwin’s Music Shop https://youtu.be/C_60VyA5UxY
12/10/2022

A look into Edwin’s Music Shop
https://youtu.be/C_60VyA5UxY

This John Kosich piece from WKBW-TV in Buffalo which aired as a kicker on ABC's World News Now celebrates National Accordion Awareness month through the eyes...

Today in the Polonia District!
12/03/2022

Today in the Polonia District!

What a wonderful honor. Peckham is now "Kwiatkowski Way."
12/03/2022

What a wonderful honor. Peckham is now "Kwiatkowski Way."

St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church / Diocesan Shrine of Saint John II and St. Adalbert's Basilica, Buffalo NOT INCLUD...
10/17/2022

St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church / Diocesan Shrine of Saint John II and St. Adalbert's Basilica, Buffalo NOT INCLUDED in Diocese of Buffalo 175th Pilgrimage Guidebook. Oversight or intentional?

The 175th Anniversary Pilgrimage Guidebook is here!

As the diocese celebrates 175 years, you are invited to visit some of the parish communities, churches and institutions throughout Western New York and discover some of the treasures of the Diocese of Buffalo. From the table that St. John Neumann used as an altar when celebrating Masses at the various mission parishes he served, to the unique architecture which serves as a reminder of the faith of the people, you will be in awe as you journey from site to site on this pilgrimage.

Find it on our anniversary landing page: www.buffalodiocese.org/175th

Through the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron of the Diocese of Buffalo, may you be kept safe in your travels and be inspired by your discoveries.

09/30/2022

Sounds of Buffalo Polonia... in the 1960s, Buffalo-based Polish-American bands like the Jumping Jacks could be seen playing the backrooms of corner taverns and church social halls.
https://fb.watch/fSwxzn2RN3/

09/23/2022

National Pierogi Day is just a few weeks away! Babcia's Kitchen and Deli at the Broadway Market!

Happy Swallow tries to rebuild after 2nd floor fire.
09/22/2022

Happy Swallow tries to rebuild after 2nd floor fire.

The Happy Swallow on Sycamore Street is one of the few taverns of yesteryear that has survived. But it is being tested once again.

09/18/2022
Another former WNY Polonia restaurant and tavern gone... near the Cheektowaga/West Seneca townline.
09/06/2022

Another former WNY Polonia restaurant and tavern gone... near the Cheektowaga/West Seneca townline.

07/29/2022

TONIGHT at POLISH FEST! Cheektowaga Town Park FREE PARKING FREE GATE ADMISSION

Friday, July 29th
5p - Grand Entrance March of WNY Polish Groups
5p - Polish Beer Garden Opens
5:30p - Krakowiacy Dance Troupe
6p-10p - Buffalo Concertina All Stars All Stars – MAIN STAGE
6p-10p - The Forgotten Buffalo Orchestra – SATELLITE STAGE
6:30/7:30p - Demos & Lectures

07/15/2022

Celebrate 716!

06/22/2022

THIS SATURDAY at 4pm, please join us for a Polka Mass at St. Adalbert Basilica for a POLKA MASS in honor of St. Adalbert, our patron. Music by East Side Polka Friends (featuring members of The Buffalo Touch). Our celebrant will be Fr. Bob Stolinski. Come celebrate our heritage through music and worship at our historic Basilica! All are welcome!

06/22/2022

Providing music for our Polka Mass Saturday are East Side Polka Friends: Ken Machelski, Ted Szymanski, Dave Miesowicz and Tom Goldyn!

06/22/2022

The perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic: A favorite of the Chwojdak Family for generations...Brunia’s Famous Polonia-Style BBQ Hamburgers! If you make them... take a picture and send them along!

A hot, hazy day in East Buffalo. Polonia District as seen from 18th Floor of the Statler.
06/16/2022

A hot, hazy day in East Buffalo. Polonia District as seen from 18th Floor of the Statler.

06/10/2022

We need your insight! The Buffalo Central Terminal is working with Project for Public Spaces to activate the Great Lawn as a welcoming, healing, and fun place for all! Lower cost, high reward improvements will be completed this fall.

Take our survey NOW to share your thoughts on the Great Lawn at https://buffalocentralterminal.org/

May 1981, Polish Labor Leader L**h Wałęsa wears a "Talking Proud" pin during a meeting with WNY's Richard Solecki. Wałęs...
06/09/2022

May 1981, Polish Labor Leader L**h Wałęsa wears a "Talking Proud" pin during a meeting with WNY's Richard Solecki. Wałęsa had planned a summer visit to Buffalo's Historic Polonia District in 1981 but had to cancel as the socialist government of Poland declared Martial Law and drastically restricted normal life in an attempt to crush political opposition. During the course of the Solidarity movement, which L**h was a key leader, Western New York Polish-Americans raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of a free, democratic Poland.

Down At The Friendly Tavern: 1977 image of the Dynatones polka band with patrons and owners of the Broadway Grill. The B...
06/09/2022

Down At The Friendly Tavern: 1977 image of the Dynatones polka band with patrons and owners of the Broadway Grill. The Broadway Grill, formally located at 1202 Broadway, was home to some of the most innovative ethnic music in America during the 70s & 80s. Henry Mazurek and his wife Pat ran the tavern from 1976 to 1987. Click on link to hear a live recording featuring the Dynatones that was recorded in the back room of the Broadway Grill on January 2, 1977. Historic & Hip... Forgotten Buffalo. https://youtu.be/10v42PT9lUk

St. Stan's Celebrates 150: Images circa 1935 of main and original side altars.
06/06/2022

St. Stan's Celebrates 150: Images circa 1935 of main and original side altars.

March 1954, last steam engine at Buffalo Central Terminal.
06/06/2022

March 1954, last steam engine at Buffalo Central Terminal.

Central Terminal in postcards.
06/06/2022

Central Terminal in postcards.

St. Stan's has begun it 150th celebrations of its founding. Here are just a few images from the archives... more to come...
06/06/2022

St. Stan's has begun it 150th celebrations of its founding. Here are just a few images from the archives... more to come.

From the archives.... Views of Broadway Fillmore from Central Terminal taken on March 30, 2007 by Marty Biniasz. If you ...
06/06/2022

From the archives.... Views of Broadway Fillmore from Central Terminal taken on March 30, 2007 by Marty Biniasz.

If you are going to use any or all images, please provide proper credit.

06/05/2022

The Central Terminal Neighborhood Association is proud to release its Broadway Fillmore 2032: A Vision for Neighborhood Restoration.

Broadway Fillmore 2032 is a community-based blueprint to restore our venerable neighborhood. This document is the result of a visioning workshop conducted by the Central Terminal Neighborhood Association (CTNA) on March 26, 2022. It is intended to be a guidepost for decision-makers as unprecedented resources are being committed to our neighborhood, as well as for our own projects and initiatives. "Planning by doing" is our mantra!

Download the document here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pu-VsDLRyoCqOPAdJ4c2L_CN93sVk2rK/view?usp=sharing

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