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Polish Genealogical Society of America Meeting
Polish Immigration To America: When, Where, Why & How

ILLINOIS – Join us on Sunday, August 14th @ 2 p.m.  as we learn more about our ancestors’ immigration from genealogy lecturer, Steve Szabados. He will cover many aspects of their arduous journey, such as: ports of departure/ports of entry, life in steerage, the intensive process of examination prior to gaining admittance, discrepancies in the place of birth listed on early U.S. documents. Because of Poland’s history as a divided country, Mr. Szabados will also discuss the three partitions which obviously had an impact on the immigration process. Join us at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library or online. To clarify, there are two different registrations involved: If you are planning to attend the presentation at The Arlington Heights Memorial Library, they ask that you register with them so that they can plan for the size of the group at:; If you wish to join the Webinar,and participate from the comfort of home, register at:  There is no fee. Arlington Heights Memorial Library is located at the corner of Dunton and Euclid. The PGSA is located at 984 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642.


Saint Maximilian Kolbe – 75th Anniversary of His Martyrdom|
MARYLAND – The 75th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Maximilian Kolbe will be commemorated at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD during the weekend of Friday, August 12th through Sunday, August 14th.
Friday, August 12th – Noon Mass followed by veneration of relic till 5 pm
Friday, August 12th – 7 pm – Evening Prayer service with Alina Kozinska and Megan Emerson. Veneration of relic to follow
Saturday, August 13th – Noon Mass followed by healing prayers and veneration of relic till 5 pm
Sunday, August 14th – Solemn Mass in Honor of Saint Maximilian Kolbe – Noon Mass – Bishop Gregory Hartmayer OFM Conv. (Bishop of Savannah Georgia) presider and homilist followed by procession to the Kolbe Shrine and Lourdes Grotto with Litany to Saint Maximilian Kolbe OFM Conv.
Picnic to follow in courtyard (no charge)
For more information contact Father Heine, Guardian/Director of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary – Shrine of Saint Anthony 443-883-5395. The Shrine is located at 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042.


Pilgrimage to Padre Pio Center
NEW JERSEY / PENNSYLVANIA – There will be a pilgrimage from Rahway, New  Jersey to Padre Pio Center in Barto, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Join the Divine Mercy Parish – St. Mary’s Church on this pilgrimage and receive blessings through the intercession of St. Pio. The bus leaves in front of St. Mary’s Church at 7:00 am (sharp). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Return: approximately 6:30 p.m. Cost: $45. Trip includes – veneration of a relic, lunch (bring a bag), tour of museum & gift shop, and free time to pray, walk and shop. For more information call Anna (Polish & English) 732-325-7779. The National Centre for Padre Pio, Inc., is located at 111 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504. Phone: 610-845-3000 – website:


Ice Cream Social
CLIFTON, NJ – Come join the “Red Hat Angels Team” for ice cream and your favorite toppings to benefit the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE of Clifton on Sunday, August 14th from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on the grounds of Clifton City Hall. Donation $10.00. Proceeds to benefit the “Red Hat Angels Team”.  For tickets call Chris at 973-650-2719.
Make your own sundaes will begin at 2:30 pm, followed by our horse racing for a cure.
P.S. We would appreciate your support with helping us fill backpacks for children in need. Please bring any school supplies of your choice to the social. This is of course voluntary.


Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – Friday, August 12 – Polka Dance, Evergreen Country Club, 415 Harty Road, Fleetwood, PA, 5 to 9 P.M. Music by Tony’s Polka Band. Info call 610-944-7501.


Butterfly Fest – Bergen County Audubon At NJBG
Butterfly-BCAS-MLongo2-1406_7754NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to explore and enjoy the Garden’s beautiful flying jewels at a Butterfly Fest at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 12 noon until 3 pm. Members of the Bergen County Audubon Society will offer butterfly walks throughout the afternoon, and will share information on how to attract butterflies to your backyard, how to help the Monarch Butterfly, and why creating butterfly habitat creates a healthy environment for everyone. This program is free. Walks will start approximately every half hour at the Carriage House Visitor Center in the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Morris Road, Ringwood State Park, Ringwood, NJ.  This program is sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association and the Bergen County Audubon Society. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 am to 8 pm every day. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking fee on summer weekends and holidays: $5/car for NJ residents; $7/car out-of-state.; summer weekday parking is free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit


Twin Cities Polish Festival
MINNESOTA – Twin Cities Polish Festival will be held on August 12-14, on Old Main Street, Minneapolis, MN. For more details, visit their website at


East Central European Center at Columbia University
Announces Showing of Three Films by Tadeusz Konwicki
NEW YORK – History is a Dream of Regret: Three Films by Tadeusz Konwicki is being shown throughout the month of August at the Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, 124 S 3rd St, New York, NY 11249. Tadeusz Konwicki was a great Polish novelist and director, who was known for his vivid portrayals of Poland through the end of the Soviet period. His final three films were shot in color, and will be shown to the American public for the first time.  For time and ticketing information, please visit Admission to all films is $5.
HOW FAR AWAY, HOW NEAR (Jak daleko stąd, jak blisko) (1972),
ISSA VALLEY (Dolina Issy) (1982),
and LAVA (Lawa) (1989) will be showing all month.


NJBG Holds Summer Craft Fair
NJBG-DSC00331-craft fairNEW JERSEY – NJBG will host a Summer Craft Fair at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, on Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It’s tons of fun for the whole family! There’ll be lots of booths with beautiful crafts, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, photography, art, kids stuff, and all kinds of unusual goodies. The crafters from The Craftique have a reputation for excellence and it shows in their many fine products ( Good food and drink will be available, too. After you’ve explored the Craft Fair, take a walk in the Botanical Garden and enjoy the many sunny faces of summer. Whether you prefer a stroll in the beautiful formally planted gardens or a leisurely walk in the shady woodlands, you’ll find just the thing. Admission is free to both the Craft Fair and the Botanical Garden. Parking is $5/car for NJ residents; $7/car out-of-state. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit


Dear Friends of the Polish Museum of America Library!
ILLINOIS – The 2016 ANNUAL DUPLICATE BOOK SALE is extended to Monday, August 15, 2016
Location: 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, PRCUA Social Hall, First Floor
All book lovers are welcome to shop the sale during regular Library hours: Monday & Tuesday, 10am-4pm; Wednesday, 1-7pm; Friday, 10am-4pm; and Saturday, 11am-4pm.
Books in English and Polish on various Polish subjects, as well as a variety of books on non-Polish subjects are still available. The funds raised will help finance necessary improvements to the more than 100-year-old not-for-profit Library and ensure its continued success. The items on sale come primarily from donations. If you love books, this is the place to purchase them at discount prices. Give a book a home!
Please be sure to tell your family, friends, and fellow book lovers!
For more information, please call at 773-384-3352, ext. 6.
Thank you for your patronage,
Iwona Bożek and Krystyna Grell, Librarians of The Polish Museum of America Library


Potluck and Meeting
MICHIGAN – White Eagle Soc. #2042 Potluck and Meeting on Wednesday, August 17 (every third Wednesday of each month) from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm at the Federated Polish Home, 1030 W. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI. Contact: Veronica Ulrich at 517-484-3311


NEW JERSEY – Saturday, August 20 – Polish American Citizens Club of Camden County Annual Picnic, JCC Camps At Medford, 400 Tuckerton Road, Medford, NJ, 12 Noon to 6 P.M. Music by Golden Tones Band, private swimming pool, outdoor activities, lake with paddle boats and much more.Ticket includes food, beer and soft drinks – children under 12 free. Info call 856-468-1215 or 856-466-7396


PRCUA Society #162 Family Picnic
MICHIGAN – PRCUA Society #162 Family Picnic on Sunday, August 21 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at PRCUA #162 Hall front parking lot, 1430 Oak St., Wyandotte, MI. Ice cream pop, beer, water, snacks, hot hogs, hamburgers, and fun for the whole family! Bring a dish to share if you like and bring your own chairs and pop-up tent for shade. Please RSVP to: 734-281-7036 or


Dr. Andrzej Zmudzki Art Show At The KF
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Please join us on Saturday, August 20th from 4 to 6 pm for a wine and cheese reception as we will view and contemplate these highly mind-provoking original prints by the retired psychiatrist Dr. Zmudzki. Dr. Zmudzki, an artist, a psychiatrist, neurologist and behavioral health therapist, spent more than 40 years working in many professional programs and private practice, both here and in Poland. The show presents an unexpected side-product of his professional life: his prints which unite graphic and verbal language to illustrate some striking elements and events of our contemporary life.  Print will be for sale. The Kosciusko Foundation is located at 2025 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. For more information email Barbara Bernhardt


Polish American Chamber of Commerce Boat Outing
ILLINOIS – The Annual Polish American Chamber of Commerce “Boat Outing” aboard the Summer of George will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the River City Marina, 800 S. Wells Ct., Chicago. The casual yet elegant event will feature food, refreshments, wine and beer bar, Chicago’s Air & Water Show, and DJ music by KBE Entertainment. Tickets must be purchased before the cruise. Please note that the boat capacity is limited, and the event usually sells out! Contact the PACC office to reserve your place (limited space/RSVP required) 773-205-1998 or The PACC is located at 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. – Suite #1, Chicago, IL 60630.


Bus Trip To Annual Polish American Festival
A bus trip is planned to the 51st Annual Polish American Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine and grounds in Doylestown, PA on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The cost includes round trip bus fare, gratuity for the driver and admission to festival events.  Bus departs promptly at 8:30 am from LMI building entrance, 7940 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Second pick-up: departing at 9:00 am from K of C parking lot at 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Springs, MD 20910. Return departure: 6:30 pm. The reservation date is August 12, 2016.  You are cordially invited to attend. The trip is sponsored by Polish National Alliance Lodge 848 of Washington, DC. For more information contact Tracy Urman 703-255-0788 – or Connie Donnelly 703-237-7935 –


Family Camp Out
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will be hosting their award winning Annual Family Camp-Out.  Grab your tent and sleeping bags and come celebrate the start of the weekend by spending quality time in the outdoors with your family as well as fellow residents.  The event will be taking place in Albion Park on Friday, August 19th beginning at 4:00 p.m. and will run through Saturday morning, August 20th (rain date Friday, August 26th & Saturday, August 27th).  Enjoy a fun night of camping, family games, activities, dinner and dessert.  Gather around a real campfire Friday night, roast marshmallows, sing songs and tell tales.  The following morning enjoy breakfast and educational camp stations, such as knot-tying, crafts, fire building, cooking, first aid, compass reading and more!  This year’s camping theme is “Into the Woods”. Don’t miss this great opportunity to go camping right in your own back yard.  Admission is $10.00 per family of four or $3.00 per person for Clifton residents, and $20.00 per family of four or $6.00 per person for non-residents. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Recreation Office on the second floor of City Hall to the right. Online registration ends on 8/17/16. This event is presented by the Clifton Special Police Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Clifton Fire Department, Clifton Against Substance Abuse, and the Clifton Recreation Department.  Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.


Summer Dance Party!
CLIFTON, NJ – Get ready for The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s “Summer Dance Party” which will be held on Friday, August 26th, 7 p.m., at Bliss Lounge, 955 Allwood Rd., Clifton. Swingman & The Misfit Mutts Band will be playing your favorites and then some. Plus there will be a Twist Dance Contest with the best dancer receiving a $50.00 prize! Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton. Tickets: $15.00. To purchase tickets, call (973) 773-0966 ext. 111 or go online at and click on “Special Events”. Tickets will also be available at the door.