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“An Evening With Art”
You are cordially invited to “An Evening with Art”. The event takes place on Thursday, March, 19th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. The program includes two exhibitions and a jazz concert:
– an exhibit of posters by Rafal Olbinski at Starbucks, 910 Manhattan Ave., 7 pm (the 100th show at this location)
– an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Maria Fuks, Zbigniew Nowosadzki and Janusz Skowron: “Dance and Naked Thoughts” at gallery “A.R”, 71 India Street, 8 pm – jazz Concert by Paweł Ignatowicz Duo in Amber Club, 71 India Street, 8:30 pm. Promotor of event: Janusz Skowron

Film Screening – “Auschwitz Volunteer”
ILLINOIS – The Polish Consulate General in Chicago, in coordination with its local partners, presents the screening of a Ryszard Bugajski film titled “The Death of Captain Pilecki”. The film tells the story of a heroism that transcends religion, race and time. Captain Witold Pilecki was a Polish intelligence officer during WWII who volunteered for a Polish Resistance operation to get imprisoned at the German Nazi Concentration Camp Auschwitz Birkenau in order to gather intelligence and enable the Polish government-in-exile to inform the Allies about the ongoing Holocaust in occupied Poland. The operation’s outcome was expected to convince the Allies to act on the Pilecki Reports and stop the Holocaust while there was still time. The film also tells the story of Witold Pilecki’s fate at the hands of the Communist government after the end of WWII. The guest of honor during the screenings will be Marek Probosz, the lead actor in the film starring as Witold Pilecki. Q&A with Marek Probosz will follow the screening. Language: Polish with English subtitles. Running time: 85 minutes.
Screening locations in Chicago:
March 17, 2015 (Tuesday) 6:30 PM at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642-4101. Reservations: 773-384-3352, ext. 2111, or;
March 19, 2015 (Thursday) 1:00 PM at the Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Chicago-Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660.

Pokazy filmu “Śmierć Rotmistrza Pileckiego”
w Chicago i spotkanie z aktorem Markiem Proboszem
Konsulat Generalny RP w Chicago, we współpracy z partnerami lokalnymi, zaprezentuje w Chicago projekcje filmu pt. “Śmierć Rotmistrza Pileckiego” w reżyserii Ryszarda Bugajskiego. Rotmistrz Witold Pilecki, oficer Polskiego Państwa Podziemnego podczas II wojny światowej, na ochotnika wziął udział w operacji Polskiego Podziemia, w ramach której trafił do niemieckiego nazistowskiego obozu koncentracyjnego i zagłady Auschwitz-Birkenau w celu zebrania informacji, które umożliwiłyby Polskiemu Rządowi na Uchodźctwie przekazanie Aliantom informacji o trwającej w okupowanej Polsce Zagładzie. Oczekiwano, że Raporty Pileckiego skłonią Aliantów do interwencji, która zatrzyma Holokaust. Film opowiada także o losach Rotmistrza Pileckiego po tym, jak po zakończeniu wojny trafił w ręce komunistów. Gościem honorowym podczas pokazów będzie Marek Probosz, odtwórca roli Rotmistrza Pileckiego. Po pokazie filmu Marek Probosz odpowie na pytania publiczności. Język: polski Czas projekcji: 85 minut
Pokazy filmu w Chicago:
17 marca 2015 (wtorek) 6:30 wieczorem w Muzeum Polskim w Ameryce, 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642-4101. Rezerwacje: 773-384-3352, wew. 2111, lub;
19 marca 2015 (czwartek) 1:00 po południu na Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Camp Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago 1530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610 ph: 1 (312) 337 8166, ext. 218. Twitter: @PLinChicago

“Hunchback of Notre Dame” Trip Planned
Join the Clifton Recreation Department for an epic tale of passion and hope. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel and the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater. Music by Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin). An intimate retelling of the famous love story, with a lush, emotionally rich score and a production that will leave you inspired. Event takes place at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The bus will leave from City Hall at 6:00 p.m. (show time is 7:00 p.m.) and return to City Hall at approximately 10:30 p.m. The fee is $42.00 per person and includes transportation, supervision and the performance. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited and on a first come first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Clifton Recreation Dept., 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor or online at For more information, call the Recreation Dept. at (973) 470-5956.

Polish Drama Club Presents….
WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Polish Drama Club and Our Lady Queen of Poland invites you to a special evening of poetry “I walk Because of You” on Friday, March 20th at 8 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Poland and St. Maksymillian Kolbe Parish, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue. For more information e-mail or call 301-589-1857. Check out the website:

Live Music Night!
The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd. Whitehouse Station, will host a “Live Music Night” on Saturday, March 21, from 7 – 10 p.m. The “Country Roadhouse” will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary country music, for listening and dancing pleasure. Tickets are $10 at the door includes coffee and dessert. Additional food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Club at (908) 534-6230.

Computer & Electronics Recycling Event
NEW JERSEY – After its successful “After-Holiday” recycling collection, the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs has announced the next dates for its 2015 Computer & Electronics Recycling Collection Program: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015. Collections will be held from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne (behind Ski Barn). According to Nina Seiden, Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager, almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted, including monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, copier and fax machines, televisions, radios, VCRs and stereo systems, as well as CD players, cell phones and old telephone systems. The program also accepts used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. “By participating in this event, Passaic County residents and businesses will show their support for recycling these items into other useful products, keeping them out of our diminishing landfill space, and prohibiting a variety of toxins, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from entering our groundwater. “It’s also the law in New Jersey,” Seiden said. “These items can no longer be thrown away in the regular garbage.” The event is free for residents. Businesses must pre-register. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738. Recycling services provided by Advanced Recovery of Newark, N.J. and Port Jervis, N.Y.

Fish & Chips Dinner
NEW JERSEY – A Fish & Chips Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 21st from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 35 Orange Ave., in Clifton. Catered by Tastefully British. Take Out or Eat In. Reservations only – tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information and tickets, contact Donna at 973-365-1473.

Free Marianna Bednarska Concert
VIRGINIA – The International Chamber Orchestra of Washington would like to invite you to a free spring concert on Sunday, March 22nd at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301 featuring the American debut of critically acclaimed young Polish Marimbist, Marianna Bednarska. This concert is partially supported by the Embassy of Poland. To reserve your seats or more information, please go to

Sundae Bingo
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Recreation Department will host “Sundae Bingo” on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Clifton Recreation Center. Join us for an afternoon of bingo fun, toy prizes, and making ice-cream sundaes. The cost is $3.00 per person, parents included (to cover cost of ice cream and supplies), for pre-purchased tickets and $6.00 per person paying at the door (if space is still available) seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done at or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave., City Hall – 2nd floor., Clifton. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-470-5956. Don’t forget your good luck Bingo charms!

Everything Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – THE EVERYTHING FLEA MARKET & COLLECTIBLE SHOW will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 9 AM-4 PM – Indoors & Limited Outdoors at the Wayne PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive (off Parish Drive), Wayne, NJ 07470. Admission: Free. Organization Host: Wayne PAL. For information call 201-998-1144 or There will be 50+ exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as oil & incense, handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, dollar items, gift items, gloves & scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques & collectibles, garage/tag sale items all at bargain prices. Come hungry because there will be delicious food served. JC Promotions, Inc. is coordinating this event. Support Wayne PAL and come shopping with us.

Ask The Doctor Workshop
NEW JERSEY – Ask the Doctor: Questions You’ve Always Had for Your Psychiatrist but Were Afraid to Ask, presented by Bohdan N. Czartorysky, MD. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 27th from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Association in Passaic County headquarters, 404 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ. Dr. Czartorysky is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years’ experience. Dr. Czartorysky presently works with MHAPC’s IOC program and is a consulting psychiatrist for PACT services at Bridgeway. Cost of Event: Free, Registration is required. For more information and registration please call, Erika Calvi @ (973) 478-4444 extension 113, or at

Clifton Skate Day
NEW JERSEY – Come and enjoy a day out with family and friends at the 2015 Clifton Skate Day at Floyd Hall Ice-Skating Arena. This event will be conducted on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost will be $5.00 per person and includes 2 hours of skating, skate rental and a candy surprise. You must have a coupon to attend at the discounted price. Pick up coupons at the Clifton Recreation Office, City Hall – 2nd floor, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Floyd Hall Arena is located on the campus of Montclair State University.

Pisanki & Palm Weaving Workshops
ILLINOIS – The PMA will offer its annual workshops on the intricate arts of Pisanki, or Polish egg decorating, and Palm Weaving, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Social Hall. Pisanki workshop – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Palm Weaving workshop – 12:30 – 2:30 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. For more information write: PMA Easter Workshops, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642-4101 or call 773-384-3352, ext. 2102.

Flapjack Breakfast
NEW JERSEY – The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 64th “All You Can Eat Flapjack Breakfast” on March 29th from 7 am to 12 noon at the Pleasant Plains Firehouse, 40 Clayton Ave., Toms River. The breakfast includes flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate. All you can eat includes only flapjacks. Free refills on coffee & tea. Yes! We make orders to go! No extra charge. For more information call 732-349-0808 or 732-664-2237. Large cash 50/50, large gift auction, and large solid 7 ft. food basket with ham value over $100!

Tricky Tray
NEW JERSEY – Garfield Middle School will hold its Second Annual Tricky Tray on April 1st(6:00 pm) at the Venetian, 546 River Road in Garfield. There will be a cocktail hour/dinner to follow,  beer & wine included, and grand prizes worth MORE than $500 (Flat screen TV – HP laptop, PlayStation, Designer handbags, patio furniture, outdoor grill, IPAD, kitchen appliances, luggage set and much much more! And there will be LIVE entertainment by Swingman and the Misfit Mutts Band ( For tickets or more information contact Ms. Kathy Derisi, or 973-272-7020. Come support GMS and have a great night!

95cb7b68-1aca-4c7b-88a1-e1211221813bPFA Adult Volleyball Rescheduled
NEW JERSEY – The 2015 Adult Volleyball Tournament has been rescheduled. Dates: June 12-13, 2015 DEADLINE: 5/1/15 Location: Moraine Valley Community College, Health and Fitness Recreation Center, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Hotel Accommodations: TBA NEW THIS YEAR! You can bring a friend that is not a Member to the tournament! Non-Member friends are able to attend one event without being a Member. If that friend likes the event and wants to come to another event, he/she will need to join the PFA. Your friend will be contacted with more information about becoming a Member following the event. Additional details including registration information can be found at Questions can be directed to Chris at