Broadway Market Busy for Easter

Butter lambs, pierogis, and live music a staple in Buffalo

Mike Baggerman
April 14, 2017 - 4:00 am

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Broadway Market in Buffalo continues to prepare for Easter Sunday and will be no shortage of shoppers in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore area this weekend.

Plenty of live music plus butter lambs, pierogi's, sausages, and more, will be at Broadway Market for the busiest time of year.

"Ever since we moved here we were told to come to the Broadway Market for the Easter season," Brenda French from Orchard Park said. "We always have a blast. It's just so interesting to see the history and all the different markets that come here to sell all their goods. It's so cool."

"It's tradition," Angela Sambrotto from Buffalo said. "We have to come for pierogis and butter lambs and flowers to get you in the mood for Easter."

"It's becoming a family tradition," John Tryka from Alden told WBEN. "We come here to get our stuff for Easter dinner. Our kids like to come here to get chocolate."

Malczewski's Easter Butter Lamb is a staple of Broadway Market during the Easter season. However, while butter lambs continue to dominate the Easter festivities in Buffalo, many people forget the story behind the seasonal treat.

"The lamb represents God in the Eucharist," Sheila Dombrowski told WBEN. "Then we have the peppercorn and the eyes which represents the light of the world. The red ribbon, which is traditional, represents the Blood of Christ. The alleluia flag represents alleluia peace on earth for the resurrection."

Broadway Market is open Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed Easter Sunday.

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