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Low Cost Cholesteroal and Blood Glucose Screening Appointments Still Available
CLIFTON, NJ – A low cost cholesterol and blood glucose screening will be held on Friday, January 15th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Clifton Health Department Clinic, 2nd Floor in City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue. Fasting is not required. Appointments are necessary and still available; please call 973-470-5760 to register for an appointment. The screening is open to residents of Clifton and Little Falls only. The cost is $15 per person; $10 for people 55 years of age or older. Participants will receive immediate results of their total cholesterol, HDL, and glucose. Both tests are performed by a finger stick. For more information, please call 973-470-5760. According to the American Heart Association, “Too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and for stroke.” High levels of glucose can indicate diabetes, and an early diagnosis as well as controlling glucose levels can help limit the complications of diabetes. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


PAAA To Celebrate 50th Anniversary – Save The Date
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, D.C. will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a gala on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.. The gala will be held at the Congerssional Country Club in the Congressional room, 8500 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland. For more information call 571-276-5574.


International Night
NEW JERSEY – An “International Night” will be held at Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd in Whitehouse Station on Saturday, January 23, from 7 to 10 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Foods from Greece, Italy, Mexico and Poland will be served.   International beverages will be available for purchase. For more information and reservations call (908) 534-6230 or visit


NJ Teens Invited to Shout Down Drugs In Statewide Music & Songwriting Competition
Millburn, NJ
– The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Shout Down Drugs music competition deadline is February 1, 2016. The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest challenges high school students to create original music with lyrics that contain powerful peer-to-peer drug prevention messages. The finalists, selected through an online vote and judging panel, represent students from across the state, and will compete for music contracts valued at $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. The contest is open to all New Jersey high school students. The program’s website,, features finalist’s profiles and allows the public to cast votes for their favorite songs. These results will be factored into the finalists’ scores on the night of the concert. The first round of online voting runs from February 12-26, 2016 to select an automatic finalist. All finalists will be announced on March 1, 2016. Ticket reservations will begin on March 1st, all tickets are free of charge, but must be reserved at or 973-467-2100 x19. “Over the last 12 years, PDFNJ has witnessed enormous enthusiasm for this program from high school students from across New Jersey looking for a way to share a drug-free message,” noted PDFNJ executive director, Angelo M. Valente. “In 2016, we look forward to hearing from students from all over the state – whether you’re a rocker, a hip hop artist, a gospel or ballad singer, all music genres are welcome.” All entries must be received by February 1, 2016. Finalists will perform at the statewide Prevention Concert on May 25, 2016, at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick. For entry forms and other information visit or call Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, at 973-467-2100, ext. 19. The music of past contestants and winners can be found on


Let’s Learn Polish – Polish Language and Culture Classes Start On February 1st!
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Kosciuszko Foundation announces that the Spring Semester 2016 of Polish Language and Culture Classes will be held from February 1 to May 5, 2016. Courses: Beginners 1 (Wednesdays), Beginners I – Continuation (Thursdays), Beginners II/Intermediate (Mondays) and Advance Conversation (Tuesdays). All classes start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:20 pm. For cost and more information visit: The foundation is located at 2025 O Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. You can also e-mail Basia Bernhardt at


Princess Ivona At Theatre Row In NYC
NEW YORK – Omar Sangare presents “PRINCESS IVONA” by Witold Gombrowicz translated by Krystyna Griffith – Jones and Catherine Robins, directed by Omar Sangare at Theatre Row, Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036. Show dates: January 15 at 8:00 pm and January 16 at 2:00 pm. Tickets available at the Theatre Row Box Office, 410 West 42nd St., New York City, over the phone at (212) 239-6200 and via Omar Sangare, theatre professor at Williams College and founder of NYC’s United Solo Festival, brings his cast and a creative team of international collaborators, including a set designer from Poland, a lighting designer who worked on Broadway and New York Fashion Week, a dramaturg from Yale University, a sound designer from the vanguard of innovative New York theater, and two choreographers from Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Presented by arrangement with Rita Gombrowicz Special Thanks to: Allen Kuharski, Alicja Tunk, the Lecture Committee at Williams College, and the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment. Produced under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., in partnership with Polish Cultural Institute New York, and Williams College. More information can be found at:


PMA Fundraiser – Film Screening “My Nikifor”
CHICAGO, IL – In connection with the current temporary exhibition – Art of Nikifor Krynicki: Watercolors from the collection of Alfons Karny, the Polish Museum of America (PMA) is pleased to announce screening of Krzysztof Krauze’s highly acclaimed film My Nikifor. Come and view Krystyna Feldman’s masterful portrayal of the talented naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki, all while enjoying his original works on display. Our special guest Zbigniew Banaś, renowned film critic and European cinema expert, will introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion. The film screening will take place this Friday, January 8th, 7 pm, at The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. For tickets and more information check out The Polish Museum of America is one of the oldest and largest ethnic museums in the United States and offers visitors a range of exhibits, resources and activities related to Polish history, culture and heritage, as well as Polish-American history.


Concert At Lambert Castle
trioNEW JERSEY – On Sunday, January 17th at 5 pm in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ) the Passaic County Historical Society will host the newly formed Hobart Trio in concert. This concert features performances by WPUNJ Music Department cellist Joseph Kimura, pianist Iris Perry and violinist Kathleen Butler-Hopkins. Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited, no reservations will be taken. Doors open at 4:15 pm. ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Lambert Castle is fully accessible to individuals with mobility limitations. However, no special accommodation currently exists for visitors who are visually-impaired and hearing-impaired. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973) 247-0085. Photograph Courtesy of the Hobart Trio.