Young women wielding pussy willows rode the Buffalo Barfly.com float during the 2010 Dyngus Day Parade in Buffalo. This year’s celebration of all things Polish promises to be bigger than ever
Broadway will be a sea of red and white, and pussy willows will be everywhere as annual celebration gets underway.
Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebration today will be bigger than ever, with a parade and polka dancing, kielbasa and pierogi feasting, and pussy-willow and squirt-gun flirting.
But the tradition started out much smaller, decades ago, in the working-class family taverns of the Polish neighborhoods on Buffalo’s East Side. There, cooks in barroom kitchens created stove-top delicacies.
And it’s where the heart beat of today’s parties still pounds.
Times, costs and details of Western New York’s celebrations today.
There’s even an event at St. Gregory the Great on Saturday night! Live polka music: Buffalo Touch
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