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By on October 19, 2016

Polish Heritage Night
NEW YORK – NYCOSMOS celebrating Polish Heritage Night on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at Stuart Stadium at Hofstra University. New York Cosmos vs Miami FC game that evening. For tickets or more information go to NYCOSMOS.COM or call 855-71-COSMOS.


Autumn Concert and Gardening At Chopin Garden
ILLINOIS – The Chicago Chopin Foundation invites you to our Autumn Gardening & Concert at the Chopin Garden at 11th Street and Michigan Avenue on October, 22nd 2016 at 11:00 am. The day will start with general landscape maintenance and improvements including mulching, planting flowers and cleanup. Gloves and gardening tools will be provided by the Chicago Park District. All volunteers will be rewarded with a live piano concert at 1:00pm by a talented musician who will play Chopin and other works. Become a part of this great project. Support the cause! NOTE: October 17 marked 167 years since the day Frederic Chopin died. He left about 230 works, each of which is considered a masterpiece. By building the Chopin Garden and a monument to the composer in Chicago’s Grant Park, with the cultural program based on the music of Chopin will create a new tradition in this city. We have at this moment a unique opportunity to show the people of Chicago, our neighbors, why we are so attached to this music. Support our work and join the Polish – American project.


Celebrate Polish Highlander Day!
ILLINOIS – Come Celebrate POLISH HIGHLANDER DAY “Bringing You to the World” at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Polish Highlander culture, internationally recognized, is steeped deep in traditions and pride which are alive and have been passed down through generations. The program will feature a rich display of music, traditional Highlander folk costumes, song and dance, film, literature, and folk crafts highlighting amongst others, traditional embroidery and tailoring, leather crafts, metalsmith, painting on glass, violin making, wooden arts, and homestead cheesemaking. ALL ARE WELCOMED. Free Admission – donations welcomed. Refreshments and Cash Bar available. Sponsored by The Tatra Mountains Cultural Foundation, Bogdan Ogorek, president.


Piast Award Ceremony
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Cultural Foundation cordially invites Polonia to the Piast Award Ceremony which will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 p.m., at the Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, NJ 07066. This year’s recipient is Rev. Bogumil Chrusciel, “Father Chris”, for his 45 years of pastoral and social work. Artistic performance by The Slavic Arts Ensemble, who will perform works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Paderewski, Moniuszko, and others. Free admission – donations are very welcome as the event is also an annual fundraiser for the Polish Cultural Foundation. For more information call 732-382-7197, email: Visit

Please Help St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
I invite you to participate and appeal for your support and your spreading this information. Send it forward to your friends and ask that they send it forward. The more people who participate the more the school will benefit. Put it on your Facebook and anywhere else. Let us support the only Catholic school in Greenpoint – the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy!!! The only thing you need to do is …take a picture of any store receipts with your cell phone with the application SHOPAROO. That is it!!! How do you do this? Simply install the Shoparoo application and select St. Stanislaus Kostka Academy, 12 Newel Street Brooklyn. Take a picture of your receipt!!! It doesn’t cost anything, but we will help the school. Remember, that public schools receive financial assistance from the government. Catholic schools are supported by tuitions paid by parents for education. Let us all support St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. More information on the program can be found on website
Fr Marek
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 607 Humboldt St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-388-0170 –


First Ever “Brew At The Zoo”
Bronx, NY – Halloween is not just for kids, and the Bronx Zoo’s animals are not the only “wild life” to be found this season in the Bronx. On Saturday, October 29, the Bronx Zoo will host its first ever “Brew at the Zoo” beer tasting. From 7 to 11pm the craft beer tasting event will feature more than 40 craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, lagers, porters, IPAs, and more. Foodie favorites like Luke’s Lobster, Wafels & Dinges, and treats from local Arthur Avenue restaurants available, among many more. Live entertainment, multiple DJs, and of course the Bronx Zoo’s resident wildlife will headline the evening’s activities. The zoo’s historic Astor Court will come alive with live music and dancing, costume contests, lawn games, a photo booth, and more. Select animal exhibits including Madagascar!, World of Reptiles, and the famous Bronx Zoo sea lion pool, will stay open late for everyone to enjoy as the evening gets underway.   General Admission tickets are available for $44.99 and include a 5oz commemorative souvenir cup with unlimited beer samplings, live entertainment, complimentary photo booth, and exhibit access. Net proceeds will support WCS’s mission of saving wildlife and wild places around the globe. Everyone must be 21 or older to enter. Designated Driver tickets are also available. For tickets and a full schedule of activities, events, vendors, breweries, visit  The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.


Passaic County Document Shredding & Recycling Program At Lambert Castle
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be bringing its Confidential Document Shredding & Recycling Program back to the parking lot of Lambert Castle, located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson, N.J. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine. This program is free of charge to Passaic County residents, who may bring up to 6 “banker’s boxes” worth (10 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches long) of personal  paper items to be confidentially shredded and recycled, although material can be brought in the container of choice. Material accepted for shredding includes: tax returns, credit card statements, old checks, medical information (no x-rays), bank statements, utility bills, computer print-outs, copy paper (all colors), envelopes, letterhead and stationary. Unacceptable material includes binders, plastics, overnight shipping envelopes, photographs, carbon paper, and non-paper items. Participants should be prepared to take with them the receptacles that their documents were brought in, i.e. boxes, bags, etc. after discarding their documents for shredding. According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager, participants may watch their documents on camera as they are securely shredded and recycled by the vendor, All-Shred of Paterson, N.J. “This is a great free service for Passaic County residents to clean out those unwanted personal documents, knowing they will be securely destroyed and recycled. Passaic County is pleased to be able to bring this program to another area of the County and hope that many people will take advantage of this valuable service,” Seiden said. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738.


Free Vascular Ultrasound Screening
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department and the Center for Vein Restoration will be offering a FREE Blood Circulation Education Session and Lower Leg Vascular Ultrasound Screening on Monday, October 24th, 2016 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at the Clifton Health Department, located on 900 Clifton Avenue, 2nd floor, Clifton.  Registration is required. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register. Please call as soon as possible, as space is limited. This screening is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. Vascular screening involves using a noninvasive method to examine blood circulation. It is also one of the most effective ways to perform early diagnosis of vascular disease. There are two main types of vein conditions, both of which may indicate your veins may be unhealthy. Spider veins are tangled groups of tiny blood vessels just under the skin’s surface that look like spider webs. They are usually red, blue or purple in color and are clearly visible on the thighs, lower legs and face. Varicose veins tend to be larger and are visibly bumpy or rope-like. Both of these vein conditions can produce physical symptoms—from leg pain and fatigue to itching, burning and nighttime restlessness. Individuals with these problems may also have bulging leg veins, leg swelling by the end of the day and lower leg ulcers. Unhealthy leg veins remain an issue, affecting 50% of women over the age of 50 and 30% of men. These issues can severely impact mobility and quality of life. Only a comprehensive ultrasound scan can reveal what truly lies beneath your skin.  Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register or for more information about this Free Vascular Education and Screening Session. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the  Township of Little Falls.


Clifton Annual Halloween Parade & HarvestFest
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will hold its Annual Halloween Parade and HarvestFest on Sunday, October 30, 2016 (rain or shine).  The parade is led by the famous Mustang Marching Band and will include floats, a wide array of costumes and lots of fun.  The parade begins at 12:45 p.m. at the corner of Richardson Scale Park and Van Houten Avenue and proceeds down Van Houten Avenue to the City Hall Municipal Complex where the costume judging will take place. Pre-register at City Hall, Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, 2nd Floor, beginning October 12th and receive a goody bag.  There is no online registration available for the costume contest. All individuals wishing to participate in the parade and costume contest must be at their designated corners by 12:15 p.m. Participants must be registered before the parade begins. Registration will not be accepted at the City Hall Municipal Complex. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Costumes will be judged in the following categories: Ages 0-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12, Pets, Teens & Adults, Floats & Families (2-6 people).   Groups/Mascots or organizations that would like to march in the parade must pre-register with the Recreation Department.  There is no costume contest/awards for this category. Groups should line up at Richardson Scale Plaza (Scale Park) & Van Houten Ave.  Designated Corners for Halloween Parade participants are as follows:
Ages 0-3:  Corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of Charm Cleaners
Ages 4-5:  Meet in the Edible Arrangements parking lot on Van Houten Ave.
Ages 6-8:  Corner of Sebago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of Van Houten Auto Repair
Ages 9-12:  Corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of John D. Pogorelec Jr. Law Office
Floats & Families:  Corner of Orono & Van Houten Ave. next to P&A Auto Parts
Pets:  Corner of Monhegan St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
Teens & Adults: Corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
Following the Halloween Parade, the HarvestFest will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  As always, this year’s Fest will be bigger and greater than last year.  While prizes and awards are being distributed, enjoy the food, fun, games, crafts, rides, animals, vendors and much more.  Test your baking skills and enter the 18th Annual Apple Pie Baking contest, take a journey on our hayride and make a harvest craft as you explore the many carnival booths, rides and food concessions. There’s plenty to do for everyone.  Games and rides will cost between $.25 and $1.00 and will include various game booths with fun prizes, exciting rides and more.  Food prices will vary. You may pre-purchase $5.00 bags of tokens at the Recreation Department starting October 12th.   Black tokens are for games and Green tokens are for rides. There are no refunds on tokens, however tokens do not expire and can be used the following year. For every $5.00 bag of tokens you buy, you will receive 2 ride tokens. Volunteers and Vendors are always needed.  If interested, call the Clifton Recreation Department at (973) 470 – 5956.

Lyndhurst Parishes Unite For Patriotic Rosary Procession
LYNDHURST, NJ – On Sunday, November 6, the three Catholic parishes of Lyndhurst, St. Michael the Archangel, Sacred Heart, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel will jointly participate in a patriotic Rosary procession. The purpose of the procession is to “storm Heaven for God’s blessings and protection for our nation.”  Rev. James E. Starasinich, Pastor of Sacred Heart, stated, “This is a wonderful expression of our faith as we pray for our nation, giving public witness that we have the freedom to live our faith without intrusion from the government.” Rev. Jerzy Pikuliński, of St. Michael the Archangel, added, “The prayer is a powerful means of inner strength as well as a unifying factor in the society. When the nation was in trouble, the prayer was solidifying bonds between people as they were challenged by objective threats.” The procession will begin at 3:00 pm in front of St. Michael the Archangel Church on Ridge Road, and proceed to Town Hall Park. Participants will have an opportunity to carry a 75 foot wooden Rosary while meditating on the mysteries. The procession will conclude with prayers, hymns and patriotic songs, and Benediction.  Additional information is available at the St. Michael the Archangel parish website:

Autograph Session
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, October 30 – Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia Autograph Session with Paul Krzywicki’s new book “Paderewski to Penderecki”, The Polish Musicians in Philadelphia, Associated Polish Home, Vistula Lounge, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 2 P.M. Refreshments will be served. Info call Jean Joka 215-483-0193.


Halloween-Ski Musical Concert
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, October 30 – Halloween-ski, Musical Concert (Zespol PIERSI plus Kwadrat) Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 5 P.M. Prizes for best costume. Info/tickets call 267-456-6968.


Free Prostate Cancer Screening
CLIFTON, NJ ⎯  The Clifton Health Department, in partnership with HackensackUMC Mountainside, is hosting a FREE Prostate Cancer Screening on Thursday, October 27th from 5pm-7pm at the Clifton Health Department, located on 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton.  Men who are not under the care of an urologist, are between 50-75 years of age, have a family history of prostate cancer, or are African American and aged 45 or older qualify for this free screening.  This cancer-related screening includes the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, digital rectal exam (DRE) and counseling.   Registration is required; please call 973-470-5760 to register. This screening is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States.  According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 men will develop the disease over the course of their lifetime. Risk factors include the following:
Age– the older a man is, the greater his risk for developing prostate cancer
Family history– certain genes inherited from his parents may affect a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer
Race– prostate cancer is more common among African American men, where it is more likely to develop at an earlier age
Regular Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screenings and Digital Rectal Exams (DRE) help to detect prostate cancer during its early stages, while it is still easy to treat.  A PSA test measures the amount of PSA in the blood which is a substance made by the prostate. The levels of PSA in the blood can be higher in men who have prostate cancer. The PSA level may also be elevated in other conditions that affect the prostate.  If you have not been screened, and feel that you are at a high risk for developing prostate cancer, the Clifton Health Department and Hackensack UMC Mountainside encourage you to sign up for this screening.  It could save your life. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Apple Pie Baking Contest
CLIFTON, NJ- Attention all bakers!  Enter the Clifton Recreation Department’s annual Apple Pie Baking Contest on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at this year’s HarvestFest.  Following the Halloween Parade, the HarvestFest will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex-900 Clifton Ave. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pies must be homemade and must be registered at the City Hall Municipal Grounds between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Prizes are gift certificates to local grocery stores and will be awarded to the top three pies and consolation gifts will be issued for all entries.  Winners will be presented at the Harvestfest between 2:00 – 2:30 pm.  Please include a list of ingredients on an index card for your apple pie entry.


Pro Arte League Luncheon
NEW JERSEY – The Pro Arte League of the Kosciuszko Foundation will hold their luncheon “Chopin, Champagne & Chocolate” on Sunday, November 6th from 12 to 4 pm at The Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. Honorary Chairwoman Dorothy Kostecka Wieczerzak and Chairwoman Gabriella Wojnarska-Alvarez, MD invite all to join them. All funds collected at the luncheon will be dedicated to the restoration and refurbishing of grande pianos at the Kosciuszko Foundation. Tickets: $115 per person. For more information contact Misia Laskowski (201) 722-3637 or Teresa Wroblewski (917) 679-9120