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Dyngus Day Buffalo 2019
Dyngus Day Buffalo 2019

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DJ Red-White is very active in Polonia: seen here providing music at Corpus Christi (not the church, rather the social center across the street). 
Great food, music and fun!
Corpus Christi café
Corpus Christi
Gino's G& T Inn on Memorial Drive
R& L Lounge on Mills Street
R&L on Mills Street - (Be sure to order pierogi.)
Dick's East Side Inn near The Market on Lombard Street.
Dick's East Side Inn
Addam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, Incc, Fillmore Ave. I didn't see anyone reading, but there was plenty of drama!
True Colors rockin' the Library
Arty's on Paderewski Drive is right on the parade route, hence it draws and enormous crowd later in the day.
The Pussywillow Tent
Stephanie, America's Polka Sweetheart at St. Stan's Social Center
IV Stallions on William St. in Cheektowaga. John Gora draws a big crowd.
Jurek, of True Colors
Nice display at Polish Villa ll
The Marketplace on Gibson Street
I ran into this couple on Lombard Street. Check out the cool vest the gentleman is wearing. He bought it in Zakopane, Polska.
Dyngus Day 2016 Photos
Clark Street
At Corpus Christi
DJ Red & White
Śmigus! - from Reymont's "The Peasants" (Chłopi)
    The next morning--Easter Monday--the weather was still more beautiful, the country-side more abundantly bathed in dew, in azure mist-wreaths, in sunshine and in joy. The bird's songs were more sonorous; the warm gales, rushing through the trees, made them murmur, as it were, a quiet prayer. The folk rose earlier, too, that day, opening doors and windows wide, and going outside to gaze upon God's world--on the verdurous orchards; on the vast landscape garlanded with spring greenery, sparkling all over with diamonds, bathed in the light of the sun; on the autumn-ploughed fields, with young tawny blades waving in the wind, and rippling up to the cabins like sheets of water teased by the zephyrs.
    The boys ran about with squirts, drenching each other to the cry of Śmigus!--or else, hiding behind the trees round the pond, they would deluge with water, not only the passers-by, but anyone who peeped out of doors; so that many a cabin-wall dripped with wet, and puddles glistened all around them.
    Along all the ways and about the enclosures, the lads ran, chasing their victims with uproarious laughter, and dead set against the lasses, who enjoyed the pastime as much as then did, emptying pails on their heads and dodging them through the orchards; and as there were plenty of grown-up girls among them, these soon got the upper hand, driving the boys back with indomitable energy. Even Yasyek Topsy-turvy, who had attacked Natstka with a fire-hose, was himself tackled by the Balcerek girls, drenched from head to foot, and then flung into the pond to crown their victory.
    But he, being nettled, and loath to brook such shame that girls should get the better of a man, called to his aid Pete, Boryna's servant: who with him laid an ambush cunningly for Nastka, got her fast in their clutches, dragged her to the well, and flooded her until she screamed aloud.
...Then, taking Vitek to help them, and young Gulbas, with some bigger lads, they pounced upon Mary, daughter of Balcerek, whom they deluged so, that, stick in hand, her mother was obliged to run and rescue her! Yagna too they caught and drenched thoroughly, nor did they spare even Yuzka, though she begged them hard, and ran in tears to Hanka to complain.
   "Complain she may!" they cried; "but yet she likes it: see, her eyes sparkle with glee!"
   "Pestilent fellows! they have wetted me all over!" Yagustynka growled, though pleased, and entered the cabin.
    "Whom will those rascals spare!" Yuszka grumbled, as she changed to dry clothes. Yet she could not for all that forbear coming out into the porch to witness the scene: all the roads alive with noise and tumult, and the whole place thrilling with the hubbub. The lads, frantic with delight, ran about in large bands, driving all who came nigh within range of the great hose, till at last the Soltys, seeing that no one could leave his hut for them, had to put an end to this merry-making, and disperse them.

 Vol.3 SPRING, p 128-131; Translated from the original Polish by Michael H. Dzierwicki, Reader of English Literature at the University of Cracow. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
Aerial view of Buffalo Skyline and 
St. Stanislaus B&M R.C. Church 
Dyngus Day 

Dyngus Day Parade 2018... and MORE!!!
For me, Dyngus Day 2015 started at 10:00 a.m. at Polish Villa ll in Cheektowaga. They offered a nice buffet and New Direction was there to kickoff this year's Dyngus Day celebration with some early morning polka music. I was delighted that the weather was perfect for early April, although that did change later in the day. 

One thing I like about Dyngus Day is it gives me an opportunity to walk around my old neighborhood and reminisce about growing up on Buffalo's East Side. I also love running into old friends and talking about the "good ole days". 
This page is reserved for photos and video of Dyngus Day 2019 in Buffalo, New York. This year I will be playing traditional Polish folk songs on guitar and concertina at Polska Chata in Rochester, New York. Then I will drive to Buffalo to capture all the pre-parade and parade activity, as usual. I hope to drop by the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga before heading home to Rochester and start posting pics and vidz on this page. Maybe I will see you there!