With how tough this year has been for so many in our community, Ike and BG's Restaurant on Genesee St is inviting the entire community to come out and feel some Joy on Genesee Street.

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Joy on Genesee is an outdoor holiday celebration and is free and open to all members of the Buffalo community. This all takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021, at 1646 Genesee Street (right across the street from Ike & BG's Genesee Street location.

There will be plenty of fun and entertainment during the entire event with music being provided by DJ Mr. Illmatic, along with all sorts of offerings like on-stage performances and more. Staff will be on hand to distribute perishable and non-perishable food, toys, and warmth items like hats, scarves, and gloves to community members who need it.

Kente Claus will be on hand to greet people as they arrive and enjoy themselves.

There will be hot chocolate available and Ike and BGs Restaurant will also prepare a special one-time-only chili to serve for free.

This event is sponsored in part by Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson, Fillmore District Common Council Member Mitch Nowakowski, Chairwoman of the Erie Couty Legislature April Baskin, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, The African American Cultural Center, Camellia Meats, Buffalo Mayor Brown, and the Buffalo Police Department C-District.

For more information, you can check the Ike & BG's Restuarant Facebook Page here, or give them a call at (716) 892-4301.

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