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Let's polka!: Dyngus Day events dance into Western New York

Easter is here and Buffalo is warming up for Dyngus Day. Like a giant, fat butter lamb, the Polish festival, which happens on Easter Monday, is getting bigger and bigger.

The Dyngus Day Parade begins at 5 p.m. Monday (April 9) in front of Corpus Christi Church, at the corner of Clark and Kent just east of the Broadway Market. The corner bars in the surrounding neighborhood will be hopping with polka music and even a singing bartender or two.

But why wait until then? The doors open today (April 8) at the Dyngus Day Millennium Hotel (2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga). At 7:30 p.m. Bishop Edward Grosz kicks off the festivities by blessing the instruments. After that, all heck breaks loose: John Valby sings his Dyngus Day Song, the Piatkowski Brothers play polkas, and Al Crew entertains from 10 p.m. until closing in the lounge.

On Monday (April 9), the hotel is rocking again, from 6 p.m. on into the night. Valby will be back, and you can also enjoy the stylings of Polka Family, Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz and Joe & The Schmoes.

Admission either night is $10. For info on the Millennium Hotel, call (800) 323-3331.

For other events, check out www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com.

-- Mary Kunz Goldman

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