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An Evening of Songs With Dariusz Ocetek
BALTIMORE, MD – A Recital of Poetic Songs “Poezja Spiewana w Blasku Wina i Swiec“: Cohen, Okudzawa, Stachura, Wolny, Porebski, Opoka  performed by Dariusz Ocetek (participant of many festivals of sung poetry and sailor songs and the winner of festivals in Baltimore and New York) will take place on Friday, September 16th at 8 p.m. at the Polish National Alliance, 1627 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231. All songs are performed in Polish. For reservations, go to


Passaic County Computer & Electronics Recycling
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be conducting its next Computer & Electronics Recycling Collection Event on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th, 2016 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).  Almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted at this 2-day event, including monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, copier and fax machines, televisions, radios, VCRs and stereo systems, CD players, DVD players, cell phones and old telephone systems, according to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager. There is a total limit of 5 TV and/or computer monitors per household per event. The County’s program also accepts used inkjet and laser toner cartridges, unwanted VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMS, video games, computer games, and floppy disks. “Passaic County residents and businesses continue to show their support for recycling these items into other useful products, keeping them out of our diminishing landfill space, while prohibiting a variety of toxins, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from entering our groundwater. Residents and businesses should know that it’s the law in New Jersey,” Seiden said. “TVs and computer equipment cannot be thrown away as garbage. They must be recycled.” 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.


Polish Film At AFI Silver Theatre
MARYLAND –  DEKALOG, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski – Poland, 1989 (Polish with English sub-titles) will be shown at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD. New 4K restoration of this film is part of the AFI Series & Events program. The ten hour-long episodes will screen in pairs. Also presented are the longer theatrical versions of the series’ fifth and sixth films: A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING and A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE. The filming will take place on September 16 through the 22, 2016. Tickets available online or at the theatre box office. Call for show times 301-495-6700 or go to


NJBG Lilac Workshop – September 17th
dsc04617-lilac-grdnNEW JERSEY – NJBG will sponsor a free hands-on Lilac Workshop on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm. Attendees will work with horticultural expert Daniel Ryniec, former lilac curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to restore and improve the New Jersey State Botanical Garden’s renowned lilac collection.  Mr. Ryniec will give a lesson in lilac care and cultivation at 10 am. Lilacs are very popular landscape plants in our area and make a wonderful addition to any home garden, offering floods of flowers and a delightful scent throughout May and into early June. Join these free workshops for a great chance to learn by doing, and to get answers to any questions you may have. Beginners are welcome. Bring gloves, rakes and pruners if you have them. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. Call 973-962-9534 or visit  for more information on NJBG, membership, volunteer opportunities, events or directions. The NJ Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in the autumn, winter and spring. Photo courtesy of NJBG.


Learn to Speak Polish
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society Adult Polish Language Classes will begin on Monday, September 19th at 7:30 pm. The ten week session ending on November 21st, will be held every Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the CYO Bldg., 662, County Route #1, Pine Island, NY.  Registration will take place between 7-7:30 pm prior to the first class. For additional information, please contact Stanley Kocot at 845-651-4265.


SAVE THE DATE – The Polish Library Picnic
VIRGINIA – The Polish Library in Washington, D.C. invite all to the 2016 Polish Library Picnic on Saturday, September 24th from 12 to 5 pm at Alcova Heights Park, 901 South George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22204


Bus Trip To Padre Pio
NEW JERSEY /PENNSYLVANIA – A Pilgrimage with Saint Anthony of Padua Parish from Elizabeth, NJ to Padre Pio Center in Barto, PA  will take place on Sunday, September 18th. Please join us on this pilgrimage & receive blessings through the intercession of St. Pio. Bus leaves at 9:00 A.M. after the 8:00 AM Mass. Cost: $35 (includes a sandwich for lunch). There will be no Holy Mass at the Padre Pio Center For tickets, call the Rectory office to reserve your seat between 5 PM and8 PM Monday through Friday at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 853 Third Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202. Parish Phone: (908) 351-3300 Web page: The National Centre for Padre Pio is located at  111 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504. Phone: 610-845-3000, Website:


Annual Picnic
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 18 – St. Valentine Annual Picnic, Pulaski Park, 875 Mill Road, Andalusia, PA, Mass at 12 Noon followed by the picnic 1 to 5 P.M. Polish food, music. Info call Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk, 267-481-6704.


Polish Language School Mass
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 18 – Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Language School Mass, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA, 10:00 A.M. Info call 215-345-0600.


Polka Beach Party
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 18 – Polka Beach Party, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Cornwall Road & 419, Cornwall, PA., 2 to 6 P.M. Music by Walt Groller Band. Info call Joe Yaklowich 717-566-5704.


St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival
DELAWARE – September 19 – 24 – St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival at the Wilmington Riverfront. Free Admission and parking. Lunch available Thursday & Friday. Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 P.M., Saturday, 3 to 10 P.M. Live music, entertainment, carnival rides, games, food and refreshments. Info call 302-594-1400 or visit


Polish Language and Culture Classes
NEW JERSEY – The Fall Semester of the Polish Language and Culture Classes in Rahway will be held from September 22nd to December 2nd, 2016.
Classes for Beginners will be held on Fridays (6:00 – 8:00 PM).
Classes for Intermediate Polish will be held on Thursdays (6:00– 8:00 PM). Don’t miss the opportunity to learn Polish from an inspirational and native teacher! Affordable program of all levels and for all ages!
Free classes for priests, nuns and catechists! The classes will be held at St. Mary’s School in Room 103, St. Mary’s Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065. For more information contact Anna at 732-325-7779, email:


Copernicus Center Golf Outing
ILLINOIS – The Copernicus Center Golf Outing will be held on Friday, September 23rd at Boone Creek C.C., 6912 Mason Hill Rd., Bull Valley, IL 60050. T-Time: 11:00 am shot gun start. Cost includes golf, cart, lunch and dinner with spirits. Dinner 5:30 pm – Evening dinner and entertainment at Lisa’s Dream Ranch. (RSVP for dinner – guests welcomed at a minimum cost). Net contributions for “Magic of Christmas” youth program sponsored by the Copernicus Foundation. Beneficiaries: PaSO, Little Stars, Polonia Ensemble, Chopin Society. For more information and tickets contact John Wojciechowski at 847-909-1737 or email:


PGSA Workshop Reminder!
CHICAGO, IL – On Saturday, September 24th from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Polish Genealogical Society of America will hold a workshop at Taft High School, 6530 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631. This Primer Genealogy Workshop is for high school students, faculty, parents and the general public. Don’t wait, register today. Email: or write to Margie LaCerra, 211 Gillick St., Park Ridge, NJ 60068.


St. Padre Pio Feast Day
NEW JERSEY – St. Padre Pio Feast Day Mass & Repast – Saturday, September 24 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 St. Francis Way, Passaic, Mass at 5 pm, repast at 6:30 pm at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave, Clifton.  Tickets for Mario’s are $20.00 each, for info and tx. call 973-473-0246, or


CLIFTON, NJ – The Orthodox Church of America Youth presents “GODSPELL” on Friday, September 23rd – 7 pm and Saturday, September 24th – 7 pm at Holy Assumption Church, 35 Orange Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. For reservations call Barbara Baz 973-473-0076. Donation: $10.00 per person.


Care Taker Support Group
NEW JERSEY – Family Circle Support Group: September 28th from 6 to 7:30 pm
The Family Circle is a support group offered to families caring for an adult loved one suffering from mental illness. This group provides an opportunity for you to meet other family members caring for a relative with a mental illness.  This grous can reduce your stress, provide support and increase your coping skills in a professional and peer facilitated environment.
Location:  Mental Health Association in Passaic County, 404 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011
Cost of Event: Free. Registration is required.
For more information and registration please call, Erika Calvi @ (973) 478-4444 extension 113, or at


Oktoberfest – September 25
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., Whitehouse Station will host an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Entrance tickets are $20 per person, includes lunch. Additional food items for purchase.  There will be live music, lawn games, cash bar and beer tents. Purchase tickets at or call (908) 534-6230.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors in Liberty Hall.


Polish-American Society of Greater Cincinnati Picnic
OHIO – Come and join us, eat, drink and be merry! Socialize with the rest of the members of the club, meet new friends and say hi to the ones you have already made!
Date and Time: September 25th, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Address: Blue Ash Nature Park, Sycamore Shelter, 4433 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
(Entrance to the park is from Blue Ash Recreation Community Parking Lot or Church Parking Lot) Attractions: Piñata Contest, Entertainment by Clowns, Cornhole Game
PASGC will provide Polish Sausage, Hunter Stew/Bigos, Bread and Water. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Adult beverages are allowed in the shelter area. Glass bottles are not permitted in the park. Cost (pay at the door): PASGC Member (Adult & Child): FREE, Non-Member Adult: $15.00, Non-Member Child: $5.00


Call for Boutique Volunteers


NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Historical Society is currently seeking volunteers to assist with this year’s Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique, which is installed the week of October 10th and operates the entire month of November. Like many non-profit organizations, the Society’s efforts to preserve local history are fueled by a group of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist in all aspects of the show, including set-up and breakdown. Tasks include selling tickets, wrapping purchases and heavy lifting. PCHS also happily partners with volunteer groups, such as Scouts, and service clubs. Volunteers will be allowed free admissions to this ticketed event and all volunteers who give more than twelve hours of their time will be treated to an appreciation meal in Lambert Castle after the holiday season. To add your name to the list of volunteers and find out more about the different volunteer positions available, please send your contact information to (please put BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEER in the subject line) or call us at (973)247-0085. Please respond by September 7th as we develop the schedule in September. 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.


St. John Paul II Polish School In Las Vegas!
NEVADA – Open Enrollment for the 2016/2017 school year (Zapisy na rok 2016/2017) at Polish School St. John Paul II in Las Vegas. Saint John Paul II Polish School in Las Vegas is an independent non-profit organization, which is founded and directed by the School Board and the parents of the students. The mission of the Polish School is to promote Polish culture, traditions, and history for present and future generations through education, social and religious activities. John Paul II Polish School was established on August 28th, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The classes are conducted every Saturday from 9 am till 11:45 am at the school of Our Lady of Las Vegas,  3046 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107. The curriculum emphasizes in teaching of the Polish language as well as Polish tradition, geography and history. We are accepting students 4 years and older. Project Based Learning is strongly implemented into a program in a form of craft projects, occasional and national presentations, and learning with fun. Students of the Polish School (6 years and older) participate in extracurricular activities from 11:45 am to 1PM as members of a folklore dance group “Kujawiaczek” directed by Anna (Trojanek) Bruno-Gallo. All students are insured by Polish National Alliance and school is supported by PNA. For more information contact Elzbieta Youngman 702-232-4488, email:,


PIASA Call for Papers
2017 Annual Conference In Krakow, Poland
The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite proposals for its 75th Annual Conference to be held in conjunction with the Polska Akademia Umiejętności (Polish Academy of Learning) in Kraków, Poland, June 16-18, 2017. Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Since the Institute values comparative sessions, individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so. Sessions including presenters from more than one nation are encouraged. Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three papers or about 20 minutes per paper. The conference language is English and all conference rooms will be equipped with AV for the use of PowerPoints and CD/DVD presentations. It is expected that acceptable conference papers will be submitted for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference. To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, a tentative paper title and brief abstract (3-5 sentences is OK) for all presenters to the chair of the program committee Dr. James S. Pula at The deadline for proposals is April 15 2017. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee.