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Calendar 4-2-14

By on April 7, 2014

Doo Wop Show / Dinner Dance
NEW YORK – The Polish American Independent Club, 35 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station, will hold their April “Doo Wop Show / Dinner Dance” on Friday, April 11th from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by the “Acchords”. For information or tickets, call 631-473-9807.

Thrift Shop
– St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic will hold a Thrift Shop on Saturday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring gently used clothing, especially for spring, household items and toys at very low cost.  The church is at 140 Lexington Avenue.  For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or Margaret at 973-777-0322.

Breakfast At The Post!
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, April 6th from 8 to 11 a.m., the V.F.W. Post 7165 on 491 Valley Rd., Clifton will be serving “OMELETTES” – western style, 3 cheese, “MAKE YOUR OWN” and/or 3 eggs, any style, with bacon, sausage, taylor ham, home fries, toast, orange juice, coffee, tea, milk and cake. “OPEN TO THE PUBLIC”. Donation $6.00. Bring the family – children 12 years and under EAT FREE! For more information call 973-523-9762.

PCF Members’ Meeting
NEW JERSEY – The next PCF Members’ Meeting with take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The meeting will take place in Building #3 – Room #2. All members are welcome and are encouraged to participate. The Polish Cultural Foundation is located at 177 Broadway in Clark. For more information call 732-382-7197.

Polish Egg Decorating – Pisanki Workshop
NEW JERSEY – A free workshop in learning to make batik-dyed eggs –  pisanki – will be given in the conference room of the Association of the Sons of Poland at 333 Hackensack Street in Carlstadt. The workshops will be held on Saturday, April 12th, from 2 to 4 PM. Mrs. Dorothy Kostecka-Wieczerzak, Secretary of the Association of the Sons of Poland will provide directions and instructions. Participants are requested to bring with them two hard-boiled room temperature eggs. Other supplies will be made available.  Due to the limited space, we ask that you reserve your place by calling the Association of the Sons of Poland at 201-935-2807 no later than Friday, April 11th. For more information call the Sons of Poland at 201-935-2807.

“Fish & Chips” Dinner
NEW JERSEY – Holy Cross Church, 220 Browertown Rd., Woodland Park is sponsoring “FISH & CHIPS” DINNER on Friday, April 11th from 6–8 pm. 50/50 Raffle – Door Prizes. MENU will include:  Manhattan Clam Chowder, Fresh Rolls and Butter, Salads and Coleslaw, Fish and Chips, Chicken Cutlet, Coffee / Tea, Assorted Desserts. Adults $15/ Children under 12 free (attending with parents) Fish sticks and mac and cheese. For tickets call 973-256-4888 by 4/7/2014. Take-outs available but must be ordered in advance.

Spring Concert At St. Valentine’s
MASSACHUSETTS – Mezzo-Soprano, Lisa Woods and Jerry Noble, pianist will present a concert at St. Valentine’s Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. The program will consist of selections from Opera, Broadway and the American Songbook. We hope you will join us for this very special afternoon.  All are welcome. For more information, call Rev. Adam Czarnecki at 413-584-0133.

Friends of the Shelter Spring Holiday Tree
NEW JERSEY – A $5 donation purchases an egg on our Spring Holiday Tree with your animal’s name on it. All eggs will be hung on the tree outside the Clifton Animal Shelter on Dog Pound Rd. (behind City Hall in Municipal Complex). All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals in our care. We will list participants in our next newsletter. For more info visit, call us at 973-470-5936, or stop by the shelter Monday-Friday 6:30 PM-8 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM. You can also mail your info to: Friends of the Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015. What better way to celebrate life than to help those less fortunate!

Pisanki & Palm Weaving Workshops With PMA
ILLINOIS – The PMA will offer its annual workshops on the intricate arts of Pisanki, or Polish egg decorating, and palm weaving, on Saturday, April 12, in the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Social Hall. Pisanki workshop: 10 a.m. – 12 noon | Palm Weaving workshop: 1-3 p.m. Come for the day, and participate in both sessions, or choose only one. Children participating must be at least 8 years old, and parents/relatives must remain with the children. Please note: the workshop fee for all participants is the same, as it includes cost of materials and instructors fees. Build-a-sandwich lunch from Kasia’s Deli will also be available. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled session. Payment must be received before the day of the Workshop. Space is limited. Walk-ins may be turned away. Parking is free. The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642-4101. For fees and more information, please call: 773-384-3352, ext. 2101.

Surviving Divorce: Free Program
NEW JERSEY – Women In Transition is offering a Surviving Divorce Program designed to help women preparing for or in the midst of divorce. Come join other women who have similar experiences. Discuss your concerns about your children and other family members. The program will cover all aspects of divorce from how to choose an attorney and completing the paperwork, to understanding the court system and dealing with financial issues. The program will run from Monday, April 7 through Monday, June 9 from 7:15 – 8:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required. Please call Women In Transition at 973-694-9215. Women In Transition is located at Wayne Counseling and Family Services, 1022 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne. Please call (973) 694-9215 for more information, and to register for the Women In Transition workshops. Also, visit us at

Maywood’s Semi Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY –  On Sunday, April 6, 2014 the Maywood Chamber of Commerce is holding its Semi Annual Street Fair.  This event will once again be held along West Pleasant Ave. from 10 AM-5 PM. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and much more. Many of the local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. JC Promotions, Inc. promoter of the street fair will feature many creative crafters with hand-crafted works and merchandise dealers offering lots of great bargains and unique items for all. Any local civic organizations or local merchant is invited to participate in this event. For more information please call JC Promotions, Inc.201 998-1144 or email us at  Street Fair Coordinators.

Ocean County Polish American Social Club
NEW JERSEY – The members of the Ocean County Polish American Social Club enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a lunch of corned beef, cabbage, Irish  Soda bread, and all the fixings. The club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Manchester Firehouse on Commonwealth Blvd. at 12:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on April 12th. Come and join us. All are welcome. Our trip coordinator has some very exciting travels scheduled: April 29th, a “drive yourself” to Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, NJ for Polkas & Lunch; May 15th to Platz Haus in Pomona, NY for a Lobster Fest, Show & Music; June 26th Enjoy “Yakov” at the Taj Mahal – show, buffet and slot coins; July 17th, a Polka Show and Lunch at Doolan’s; August 21st traveling to Mosaulu Schooner Restaurant for lunch, and then to the Sugar House Casino for a 3 hr slot coin play; September 23rd, a tour of Thomas Ello Winery and Casino in Philadelphia, PA; October 7th back to the Platz Haus for the annual “Octoberfest”; November 5th, Lakeside Manor in Hazlet for comedy show “Jewish-Italian Wedding; December 3rd at the Taj Mahal for the Bobby Vinton and Jimmy Sturr show. All trips leave from the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home parking lot. You can make your reservations by calling Ted Kessler 609-693-3887 or at one of the meetings. All are welcome.

Organist/Director of Music Ministry
St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral in Scranton, PA is seeking a skilled, experienced organist to play its three manual 41 rank Austin pipe organ for Sunday worship services, Holy Day Liturgies, and other Cathedral functions, including weddings, funerals, concerts and recurring parish events. The selected candidate will also serve as Director of Music Ministry, cooperating with the pastor and music staff, to plan and coordinate the music program. The position also includes some teaching in the St. Stanislaus Elementary Day School. The ideal candidate will have some experience in conducting church choirs. Degreed candidates with knowledge of the Catholic liturgy are preferred. Others are also encouraged to apply. This is a salaried position with benefits. Interested candidates should contact: Bishop Bernard Nowicki at 570-343-6017 or email



NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Marie Szewczyk of Clifton, celebrating her birthday on April 2nd.  Happy Birthday from your husband Rich, your children, grandchildren, relatives, all your friends, and Jean Grabowski.  STO LAT!

ARIZONA – Birthday wishes to my cousin Brian Buchanan of Litchfield Park, celebrating his birthday on April 3rd. Happy Birthday from your wife Susan, all your family, relatives out here in Jersey, and especially me (Val).  STO LAT!

NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Jean DeLuca of Clifton, celebrating her birthday on April 5th. Happy Birthday Jeannie from your husband Rich, your family, relatives, friends, all the Grabowskis & Witmyers, and me (Val) STO  LAT!



FLORIDA – Belated Anniversary wishes to Rita & Vinnie Broccolo of  Tavares, who celebrated their Wedding Anniversary on March 31st. Congratulations and Best Wishes from your family, relatives, all your Polka friends and the Post Eagle staff. STO LAT!