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By on November 26, 2014

Photographic Exhibit At PCF’s Skulski  Gallery
NEW JERSEY – The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation is proud to present a photographic exhibit titled “Texture, Structure & Pattern” by Polish artist/photographer Aneta Pierog-Sudol. The exhibit will be available until November 30th. The PCF is located at 177 Broadway in Clark. For more information visit PCF’s website: www.pcfnj.org or call 732-382-7197.

Christmas Concert
NEW JERSEY – CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY presents its Annual Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 7th at the Polish Peoples’ Home, 1-3 Monroe St., Passaic, NJ 3 PM. Hot Buffet, Guest Artists are included in the ticket price. For info and tickets contact John Budzinski, President @ 973-779-4310.

Holiday Concert
NEW JERSEY – A FREE Holiday Concert “Snowflakes & Sleigh Rides” featuring the Clifton Community Band – Robert D. Morgan, Director – performing a selection of seasonal favorites will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 3:00 p.m., at Clifton High School Auditorium, 333 Colfax Ave., Clifton. For more information contact CliftonBand@optonline.net or phone 973-771-3751.

Christmas Bazaar
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, December  7th, a Christmas Bazaar will be held at St. Stanislaus Hall, 3rd and Fitzwater Streets, South Philadelphia from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Games of chance, food and much more. For more information call the rectory at 215-468-1922. Everyone is invited.

Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, December 7th, a Polka Dance will be held at the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club (TK), East Hector and Apple Streets, in Conshohocken. Music by the Shoreliners Band from 3 to 7 p.m. Free Parking. Admission price includes a meal. For more information call 610-828-9352.

St. Nicholas Day Fish Dinner
NEW JERSEY – The Annual St. Nicholas Day Fish Dinner offered by The Sisterhood of St. Barbara will be held on Friday, December 5th at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 35 Orange Ave., Clifton. Vespers 5:30 p.m., Doors open 6:00 p.m., Dinner served  7:00 p.m. (Children under  12 FREE). This event will feature a delicious homemade clam chowder, baked salmon and seafood buffet, complemented by delicious side dishes, dessert & coffee. For tickets and more information contact Olga Grib 973-471-3678. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening of fellowship as we honor St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. All are welcome! Bring a friend.

Lecture On Intermarium In Song, Thought, and Action: Belarus, Ukraine and Hungary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Institute of World Politics (a graduate school of National Security and International Affairs) announces a lecture on the topic of “Intermarium in song, thought, and action: Belarus, Ukraine and Hungary” with Marek Jan Chodakiewicz  (Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, IWP) on Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30 p.m.  The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Please contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions. Mr. Chodakiewicz will discuss the growing popularity of the Intermarium vision in Hungary and the post-Soviet successor states of Belarus and Ukraine as expressed in songs, ideas, and actions.

A Meeting Devoted To The Legacy of Jan Karski
MASSACHUSETTS – The American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies invites you  on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. , Harvard Hillel, 52 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, for “A Meeting Devoted to the Legacy of Jan Karski”. Professor Richard Pipes will take the Chair and also describe Karski’s role during the Holocaust; Waldemar Piasecki will introduce his film My Mission on Karski; and Professor Michal Szporer will discuss Karski and human rights. This event will also mark the launch of Vol. 27 of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry”.

Films from Poland
MARYLAND – The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center invite you to a AFI EUROPEAN UNION FILM SHOWCASE 2014, December 3rd to the 21st featuring films from Poland. Some of the films are… Warsaw Uprising by Jan Komasa on Wed. Dec. 3rd (7:15 pm);  City 44/Miasto 44 by Jan Komasa on Fri. Dec. 5 (9:30 pm) and Tues. Dec. 9 th(7:15 pm); Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze on Sat. Dec. 13th (12 pm). The films will be shown at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. For more information and tickets, email: washington.culture@msz.gov.pl or write: Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 2640 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 www.washington.mfa.gov.pl

Kabaret ODLOT At The Kosciuszko Foundation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C. invites you to a performance of SATYRYCZNA CZAPKA MIKOLAJA by Kabaret Odlot (Ryszard Druch, Janusz Smulski, and Tadeusz Turkowski) on Saturday, December 6th, 5 p.m. at the Foundation on 2025 O Street, N.W., Washington. This is a Polish language event. For more information contact Barbara Bernhardt at 202-785-2320, bbernhardt@thekf.org  Cabaret Odlot (The Departure Flight) is a popular Polish-language cabaret at Druch Studio (Trenton, New Jersey). The shows feature poetry and songs by well known Polish poets as well as original monologues and songs by Ryszard Druch. Snacks and drinks to follow.

Traditional Wigilia Dinner
ENNSLYVANIA – The Polish Falcons of America will sponsor a Traditional Wigilia Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sokol Club in Pittsburgh, Pa. PFA Cultural Commissioner, Lawrence Kozlowski, will host the event, leading guests in the sharing of Oplatki prior to dinner. Singing of traditional Polish Koledy (carols) will be led by Radoslaw Fizek. Seating is limited. Advance registration required. Visit http://polishfalcons.org/wigilia-register to make a reservation or call 412-922-2244, toll free: 800-535-2071, www.polishfalcons.org or write: Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Sekacz Cakes On Sale!
OHIO – As part of its ongoing effort to educate Mahoning Valley resident on Poland’s colorful traditions, Polish Youngstown is taking orders for the unique sękacz cake. Sometimes called a Tree Cake, the sękacz was introduced and gain popularity during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the late 14th Century. It is recognized by the Poles as a regional specialization of the Podlasie region in the eastern borderland. This incredible, extra rich pound cake is distinctive in both taste and shape. As a special Christmas treat, PolishYoungstown will be importing these delicious delicacies from one of only a handful of U.S. bakeries to benefit their children’s programming and scholarship fund. Order forms are available online at polishyoungstown.org  For more information call 330-333-9724 or email info@polishyoungstown.com

Polish Heritage Events In Michigan
MICHIGAN – The Polish Heritage Group of Our Lady of the Scapular Parish in Wyandotte is sponsoring a number of Polish Heritage events. They are as follows: Saturday, December 6th – Kielbasa Making. Noon in OLS Social Hall/Kitchen. Includes 5 lbs. to take home! Saturday, December 13th – Wigilia Workshop. 1 p.m. in OLS Social Hall. Learn the meaning behind the beautiful traditions of a Polish Christmas Eve! Saturday, December 13th – Wigilia Supper. Begins upon spotting of first star (approximately 6 p.m.) in OLS Auditorium. Experience firsthand the beautiful traditions of a Polish Christmas Eve! Our Lady of the Scapular Parish is located at 976 Pope John Paul II Avenue in Wyandotte, MI 48192. www.ourladyofmountcarmel.org For more information about the above events and prices call Christine at 734-281-2587. To register for classes call Laura at 734-282-8947. Classes are filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Class sizes are limited.

Holiday Door Decorating Contest
NEW JERSEY – As the Holiday season rapidly approaches, City of Clifton residents are getting ready to sing songs, string popcorn and decorate their homes with colorful lights. The Clifton Board of Recreation is sponsoring their Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Take this opportunity to get in the Holiday spirit and spend quality time with your family. Let your creativity and festive ideas take over and make your door a magical sight to see. This year’s categories include Most Original, Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Craftsmanship, Most Unusual, Best International/Patriotic Theme, Best Theme, Best Children’s Theme, Best Old Fashioned Christmas/Winter Theme, Best Door in Town, “Child Creation”, a door that is completely created and constructed by children. You do not need to specify a category when registering unless you are entering the “Child Creation” categories. All interested participants must be registered and have their door decorated by Friday, December 5, 2014 to be eligible. Judging will begin Monday, December 8th and continue throughout the week. Doors must be ready for judging by Friday, December 5th. We cannot return to see doors if they have not been completed on time. Winners will be contacted by phone after judging is complete.. All participants will receive a small gift for entering the contest. The grand prize will go to the door that is awarded the “Best in Town” title. Nine (9) additional winners will be selected from the above list. You do not need to choose a specific category when registering unless you are entering the “Child Creation” (a door that is completely created and constructed by a child/children) category. Register online or at the Recreation Office-City Hall, 900 Clifton Ave. 2nd Floor. Online registration ends 12/5/14. Tell your family and friends about this fun and friendly contest. Show us what the Holidays mean to you!