Mardi Gras @ The Broadway Market

Sometimes you may want to experience Mardi Gras indoors, depending on what your mood is in or around that festive day, not to mention what Mother Nature might be throwing your way. In that case, The Broadway Market is hosting a Mardi Gras this Saturday, with live music, dancing and a lecture series from 9am to 4pm. What a great way to spend your time… if only there was live music playing at more markets around the city more often! 

When was the last time that you paid a visit to the Broadway Market? Often times it takes an event to draw the non-regulars to discover all of the incredible offerings within the building. The events that I am referring to mostly take place around the holidays. Not only is it important to support as many of the events at the market as possible, it’s even more important that we add The Broadway Market to our everyday (or every week… or even once a month) shopping routines. 
If you’re one of those people who needs an event to get you motivated to attend The Broadway Market, then consider adding Mardi Gras to your list of year ’round reasons to go.
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Buffalo NY
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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. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

2 comments
buffalorr
buffalorr

Just want to share a few memories of the BDMKT.

I grew up in Buffalo during the 50"s.

Mom, Dad and I came over from Germany as "displaced person's in 1955.

We first lived on Riverside Ave., right at the bend- 178.

Dad was able to find work at J.H.Williams on Vulcan St.

Mom had a job at Marquardt's Broadway Knitting Mill's at 1176 Broadway;

We moved to Rodney St. in 1956 after a year on Riverside. Ave.

Dad would pick Mom up from work after the end of his shift and they would then then go to Sattler's at 998 for "dry good's".

After that, a week's worth of meat, baked goods, vegetables would be purchased at the Broadway Mkt.

They would then drive home down Fillmore Ave. in Dad's '56 Chevy Bel-Air, their first major purchase and then into the driveway of our "Two Flat".

The bag's of Redlinski's, Xavier's and Schmitt's butcher's meat's were full of everything from polish sausage to beef lung, which my Grandma would grind for filling meat patties.

There were no supermarket chain's, only a Loblaw's on Fillmore and Kensington which had very few choices.

We were only kid's, but once we saw the Chevy pulling into that narrow driveway,we knew that our bellies would be filled for another week.

Sometime's when Mom or Dad worked more than 40 hour's which would give them "overtime pay".

1.5 times $1.35/ hr., they would buy bag's of hard candy at the stands that stood at the foot of the escalators which lead down from the upper level of the market.

I shop mostly at Wegmans and Tops now, which are light year's ahead of my childhood shopping experience's, but for some reason, my mind alway's goes back to those days.

Yes, I know, most of you guy's will say it's a longing for what was and of course you're right.

I think though, the caveat in these memories is that I was so lucky to have had them.

I moved to NYC, Chicago and LA when I was old enough to be able to and needed a job, but I'm back now, and to me, my growing up year's were the happiest in my life.

The urban built environment that exsisted back then during Buffalo's "heyday" is sometime's I think, what we're trying to recreate.

Love the fact that so many Buffalonian's younger than I are so passionate about that.

If that ever happens, you and your kid's lives will be so much richer for it.

Don't ever give up the fight!

buffalorr
buffalorr

Just want to share a few memories of the BDMKT.

I grew up in Buffalo during the 50"s.

Mom, Dad and I came over from Germany as "displaced person's in 1955.

We first lived on Riverside Ave., right at the bend- 178.

Dad was able to find work at J.H.Williams on Vulcan St.

Mom had a job at Marquardt's Broadway Knitting Mill's at 1176 Broadway;

We moved to Rodney St. in 1956 after a year on Riverside. Ave.

Dad would pick Mom up from work after the end of his shift and they would then then go to Sattler's at 998 for "dry good's".

After that, a week's worth of meat, baked goods, vegetables would be purchased at the Broadway Mkt.

They would then drive home down Fillmore Ave. in Dad's '56 Chevy Bel-Air, their first major purchase and then into the driveway of our "Two Flat".

The bag's of Redlinski's, Xavier's and Schmitt's butcher's meat's were full of everything from polish sausage to beef lung, which my Grandma would grind for filling meat patties.

There were no supermarket chain's, only a Loblaw's on Fillmore and Kensington which had very few choices.

We were only kid's, but once we saw the Chevy pulling into that narrow driveway,we knew that our bellies would be filled for another week.

Sometime's when Mom or Dad worked more than 40 hour's which would give them "overtime pay".

1.5 times $1.35/ hr., they would buy bag's of hard candy at the stands that stood at the foot of the escalators which lead down from the upper level of the market.

I shop mostly at Wegmans and Tops now, which are light year's ahead of my childhood shopping experience's, but for some reason, my mind alway's goes back to those days.

Yes, I know, most of you guy's will say it's a longing for what was and of course you're right.

I think though, the caveat in these memories is that I was so lucky to have had them.

I moved to NYC, Chicago and LA when I was old enough to be able to and needed a job, but I'm back now, and to me, my growing up year's were the happiest in my life.

The urban built environment that exsisted back then during Buffalo's "heyday" is sometime's I think, what we're trying to recreate.

Love the fact that so many Buffalonian's younger than I are so passionate about that.

If that ever happens, you and your kid's lives will be so much richer for it.

Don't ever give up the fight!

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