Category - City Life/Buffalo

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Dyngus Day: A Buffalo Tradition
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What’s Springing in Buffalo?
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It’s March and it’s Snowing! Enjoying the Outdoors on the Cheap

Dyngus Day: A Buffalo Tradition

The Monday after Easter, commonly known to those of Polish heritage as Dyngus Day, is very much alive and well in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is home to one of the largest Polish populations in the country, and is known around the world for the Dyngus Day celebrations. For those of you who don’t know, Dyngus Day is a centuries old Polish holiday. The Monday after Easter, it is held to signify spring and a good harvest. Traditionally, attractive girls were drenched in water by men, and hit with pussywillows. A girl could protect herself from getting soaked by giving[…]

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What’s Springing in Buffalo?

Spring is officially here (finally)! I think we had more than our fair share of snow this winter…and quite frankly, I’m ready to stash my shovel and snow gear in the closet for good. March is one of my favorite months – the weather gets warmer, new seasonal foods come out, more people start mingling on the streets and you can feel the excitement as the school term comes to an end. As an avid foodie, March always signals the emergence of new foods. What I love about the spring season is the abundance of transitional foods in the market[…]

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It’s March and it’s Snowing! Enjoying the Outdoors on the Cheap

If you have looked outside your dorm room or drove to school it’s no surprise that it is already March and there is no end in sight to snowfalls pummeling our city. Luckily for us, though, being a student in Western New York offers many options for winter activities, including sledding,  downhill skiing and ice skating to name a few. As a Buffalo native, I can tell you that each are pretty fun and worth checking out at least once (however I cannot speak much to cross country skiing). A friend and I decided to give it a try a few weeks ago[…]

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