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Polish pride will be celebrated during the 11th annual Dyngus Day Parade and other, day-long festivities on April 17, the day after Easter. The parade, which will start at 5 p.m. began with around 1,000 attendees and has grown to about 30,000 people, with thousands more attending other festivities, said Eddy Dobosiewicz, president of the company that organizes the event…

St. Patrick's Day Parade Party with House of Pain. Noon The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $15-$40. St. Patrick's Day Parade. Noon. Niagara Square, 1 Niagara Square. Free. Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Noon. The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, 414 Delaware Ave. 886-3300. mansionondelaware.com. $100-$125. St. Patrick's Day Cel…

Toronto and Buffalo have met once before on our 100 Things journey. One unruly night at KeyBank Center, we explored the friendly but raucous rivalry between the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now, we explore Toronto itself. It's a funny place, Toronto. Going there, you know you're in a foreign country. The people don't look like us. Their houses don't …

1) St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2 p.m. March 19 along Delaware Avenue. Begins in Niagara Square. Free to attend. Commentary: If it's your first time at Buffalo's biggest St. Patrick's Day parade, just enjoy the ride. If you've been before, you know how important it is to scope out a good vantage point - I learned that the hard way last year when I was crammed chest to ches…

If you're in town for the NCAA with March 17 free, you've got the luck of the Irish. March 17 is St. Patrick's Day, and Buffalo is world-famous for its celebrations. The big Sunday parade isn't until March 19, but the actual feast day has its own festivities. This year it falls on a Friday, the start of the weekend. And on top of that, if you're Catholic, you don…

Festive Kelly green was omnipresent during the Old Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade through the Old First Ward on Saturday, March 11, 2017. What were the best costumes?

American Advertising Awards ceremony in RiverWorks had a distinct WWE feel Friday night as local design and creative companies "rumbled" for coveted awards (while having a little fun with Bloody Mary As and Creative Genius in the process).

Folks from Ireland used to talk about the Auld Sod. They meant the old country, the land of their roots. Buffalo has its own Auld Sod. It lies in the Valley and the Old First Ward, neighborhoods near downtown where the Irish originally settled. This was where the Irish held their earliest St. Patrick's Day parades. Proud Hibernians in long coats and stovepipe hat…

1) Old Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade, noon to 5 p.m. March 11 in the Old First Ward, beginning at the Valley Community Center (93 Leddy St.). Free to attend. Commentary: The more authentic of Buffalo's two St. Patrick's Day parades winds through the Old First Ward, one of Buffalo's oldest neighborhoods that remains a hub of the Irish community. Check out the …

Supporters of the LGBTQ community gathered at Canalside on Friday, March 3, 2017 for the Rainbow Skate, which featured ice skating, ice biking and curling, as well as live music.

Do-it-yourselfers and home improvement fanatics took to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Saturday, March 4, 2017 to see what vendors have to offer for their coming household projects. The show continues on Sunday, then March 10-12, too.

Once upon a time, the Niagara County hamlet of Olcott was known for its Coney Island-like attractions. Even though the world has changed, this picturesque place retains its sense of fun. Witness the Olcott Pirate Festival, which takes place every July, complete with a magnificent car show. And the 1928 Olcott Carousel, which spins to the tune of a 1931 Wurlitzer orga…

1) Art of Beer, 6 to 9 p.m. March 3 in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (1201 Pine St., Niagara Falls). Tickets are $35 day-of. Commentary: A lengthy list of vendors will set up shop for the NACC's annual fundraiser, including local breweries like 12 Gates, Thin Man, NY Beer Project and Old First Ward, as well as more regional brewers like Ommegang, Southern Tier an…

Sloan will hold its seventh annual Soup on Sunday slurp-off starting at 12:30 p.m. at Sloan Fire Hall, 55 Gates St. Soup maker and deputy clerk Karen M. Gold will start boiling stock at noon Friday with the help of a revolving cast of volunteers. It's expected that 45 to 50 varieties of homemade soup will be available. Village clerk Debra M. Smith will contribute an …

The 39th Cheektowaga Polish American Arts Festival will run July 13-16 in Cheektowaga Town Park thanks to a partnership with the town's Chamber of Commerce, Senior Center Foundation and Youth Foundation, with proceeds benefiting the three nonprofit organizations. “The annual Polish American Arts Festival is an indispensable event for our community and a great opportu…