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Fireside Chat With the Prime Minister of Poland
NEW YORK CITY – The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at New York University School of Law with The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York cordially invite you to: “Europe and the United States: A Transatlantic Dialogue – Poland’s 15 years in the European Union” – A Fireside chat with His Excellency, Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. Moderator: JHH Weiler, University Professor and Co-Director of The Jean Monnet Center. Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Location: NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. A reception will immediately follow the fireside chat. Please click the link: to register  or click the button below to RSVP (sitting is limited)


Polish Language Lecture
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, April 14, the  Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the Polish language will be presented at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Dr. Jan Zaleski, biochemist. For more information, call 215-624-9954. All are invited to attend. Free.


Pop-Up Information Session On Organ/Tissue Donation
CLIFTON, NJ – In collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center and the New Jersey Sharing Network, the Clifton Health Department will be holding a Pop-Up Information Session on Organ/Tissue Donation on April 11, 2019 from 11 am-1 pm at the Main Memorial Library, Community Room A, 292 Piaget Ave., in Clifton.  Registration is not required. Local residents are encouraged to stop by at any time to hear from organ donor recipients, consider their role in this lifesaving and healing journey, and how they can inspire others to provide hope through donor registration and living donation. National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5773 with any questions. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Yards Tap Takeover
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club announces a “Yards Tap Takeover” on Saturday, April 13 – stop in after 5 pm.  Light refreshment available for purchase. Yards will have 6 different brews on tap, plus all your favorite spirits. The pool table and the shuffle board table open. The  Polish American Citizens Club is located at 29 Kline Blvd, Whitehouse Station, NJ. For more information email:


Clean Up At Preserve
CLIFTON, NJ – Please join in for the 19
th Annual Clean Up of The Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Meet at the Riverview Drive entrance to the Preserve in Montclair. Dress for the mess – we’ll supply gloves, bags and waders. We can’t do it without your help! For more information contact the Grupper Family 973-233-1744 or the DeSalvo Family 973-746-0242.  Get involved and make a difference in this natural open space gem. This event is held in conjunction with the First Ward Beautification Day. Note: This preserve sits in Clifton and Montclair. Preserve address: 23 Riverview Drive W, Montclair, NJ 07043. The preserve is located and owned by the Township of Montclair, New Jersey and was purchased with NJ DEP Green Acres funds. The City of Clifton is located to the north, and residential development surrounds the preserve to the south, east and west. There are 9.12 acres of adjacent lands located to the north of the preserve which are controlled by the North Jersey District Water Commission for its Wanaque Reservoir Balancing Tank which provide additional habitat for wildlife.  A citizens group lobbied to save the woodland from development in the 1970’s. The Bonsal Preserve was named after a local resident whose family’s contribution augmented Green Acres funding of the site.


Visit Poland with the Piast Institute
MICHIGAN – The Piast Institute is pleased to announce a two week trip to Poland that will help you with exploring your roots and connecting with your heritage. We will take you to the most important and interesting sites in the old country. Experience first hand the Polish culture and history in cities such as Wroclaw, Krakow, Warsaw, Torun, Malbork and Gdansk and their surrounding areas. The trip can be offered as early as October of 2019. To find out more information before booking, a reception at the Institute will be hosted on April 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. To RSVP for the presentation please contact Malgosia Tulecki at 313-733-4535 x. 106 or email:  This presentation with your guide will give an opportunity for questions and more information on the areas and attractions that will be included on this trip. The Piast Institute is a nonprofit organization that focuses on research, data analysis, publications and social services. It has served the Polish American community and other ethnic groups, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies through publications, consultation, and capacity building for the past 16 years.

Council of National Directors of the Polish American Congress
Meeting Set For May 9-10, 2019 In Chicago
The annual meeting of the Polish American Congress Council of National Directors will be held in Chicago, Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10, 2019. The location for the meeting will be the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. For more info on the hotel, visit Specific details will be sent to National Directors from the PAC National Office in Washington, D.C. The 2019 gathering will conduct normal business, including reviewing By-Laws and considering Resolutions. Also, this year the Polish American Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary as an organization. One of the highlights of the Council of National Directors meeting will be a banquet to commemorate the many accomplishments of the PAC. Again, additional information will be sent to National Directors in the immediate future. In advance, thank you for making plans to attend the 2019 PAC national meeting – celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of our fine organization!


Call for vendors for Simply Slavic
In preparation for its 9th Annual Simply Slavic festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from Noon – 12 AM on Federal Plaza East, organizers are seeking authentically Slavic retail, craft, fine art, and food vendors for its Marketplace and Food Tents. The festival has vending space for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors, who will provide a variety of Slavic merchandise and foods for our patrons during the festival. For more information, contact Festival Vendor Coordinator Dave Slanina at (330) 509-0754 or


MSCPWA Scholarship Fundraiser
NEW YORK – The Marie Sklodowska Curie Professional Women’s Association would like to invite you to their annual Scholarship Fundraiser and “Stanislaw Moniuszko” Essay Contest Awards Presentation on Thursday, May 9
th at the Princess Manor, 92 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. Buffet supper at 7:00 p.m. Donation: $50.00. There will be an artistic program featuring Moniuszko’s Music and Polish School Children. Visit for more information or call Mary Bielski at 917-771-7130 – email: The scholarships will be presented at the MSCPWA’s Scholarship Dinner on November 10th, 2019.


CONNECTICUT – April 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford. Join the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition as we celebrate Immigrant Day honorees who have come from across the world and are propelling Connecticut forward! Free and open to the public.  Location: Old Judiciary Room, 3rd Floor, State Capitol. Featuring Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Governor’s Foot Guard, and other dignitaries. Swearing in ceremony by Judge Donna Martinez.
Fatma Wahda Antar Egypt Bristol, CT
Darek Barcikowski Poland Hartford, CT
Peter I Barzach Ukraine West Hartford, CT
Andrei Brel Belarus West Hartford, CT
Michael Chambers Jamaica, W.I. Bloomfield, CT
Asma Farid Pakistan North Haven, CT
Peter Theoharis Isoifides Greece Norwalk, CT
Min Jung Kim Korea Hartford, CT
Georges Annan Kingsley Ivory Coast Hartford, CT
Zdzislawa Lempicka Poland Newington, CT
Dr. Mohamed Reza Mansoor Sri Lanka Berlin, CT
Ezequiel Martin Menendez Argentina Avon, CT
Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan India New Haven, CT
Emanuela Palmares Brazil Danbury, CT
Carla Squatrito Italy South Windsor, CT
Sorin Todeasa Romania Orange, CT
Ada Ustjanauskas Lithuania West Hartford, CT
Dr. Meera S. Viswanathan India Simsbury, CT
Abby Weiner* Romania West Hartford, CT
For more information call 860-727-5731.


First Annual Health Fair In Passaic
PASSAIC, NJ – On Sunday April 28th, the city of Passaic will be holding its first annual health fair from 9 am to 4 pm. Mayor Hector C. Lora in association with the Hispanic Health Professional Association of New York and Passaic’s own Division of Health invite all to attend. It’s free, and all ages are welcome! We will be providing free services to Passaic residents of all ages. The services that will be provided are Childhood Lead Poisoning Screenings (for children 1-6 years old), Consumer Products Lead Testing (bring any glazed pots, toys, or imported foods that contain lead), sugar exams, cholesterol tests, dental exams, vision exams, nutrition counseling, prostate exams, and psychological counseling. The event will be held at the Passaic Indoor Facility located at 380 Paulison Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055. Please be advised that high heels will not be permitted on the field.


Easter & Spring Craft Sale
BAYSIDE, NEW YORK – St. Josaphat’s Roman Catholic Church announces its Easter & Spring Craft Sale, Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th. All handmade Palm crosses, wreaths, centerpieces, flower cones for graves, table runners, bibs, wall hangings etc. Polish bakery items, assorted Polish meats and sausages, kielbasa… you need to see it to believe it. For info call Joy 917-921-7631. St. Josaphat’s is located at 34-32 210
th Street, Bayside, New York 11361.  For more information call the rectory at 718-229-1663 or visit


Get Egg-cited about Easter at Pisanki Workshop!
ILLINOIS – Easter is on its way. Get in the spirit by learning the intricate art of making Pisanki – Polish egg decorating on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Polish Museum of America, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. The workshop will be held in the PRCUA Social Hall on the first floor. This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Edward T. & Ellen K. Dryer Charitable Foundation. The workshop registration fee is $25 and includes the cost of stylus and wax. Each participant is asked to bring 3-4 hard-boiled eggs. Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire workshop. Museum admission is complimentary for each paid participant on the day of the workshop. Guarantee a place today by calling 773-384-3352, ext. 2109, or register online Checks should be made payable to: Polish Museum of America. Credit card payment is also accepted. Parking is free.


Homemade Pierogi On Sale During Lent
NEW JERSEY – St. Joseph’s Church, Raritan, NJ Homemade Pierogi on Sale All During Lent Our delicious homemade Pierogi are on sale after all Masses all weekends until Good Friday in the Lower Church Hall. Five great varieties are available for purchase: Potato, Potato & Cheese, Potato & Onion, Sweetened Kraut, Lekvar! Still only $8.00 per dozen!! You may also purchase your Pierogi any weekday during office hours (9:00 am -1:00 pm Monday through Friday) at the Parish Office (908) 725– 0163 x10.


Friends of the Shelter Spring Holiday Tree
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER SPRING HOLIDAY TREE event is taking place now through MAY 5 at the shelter on Dog Pound Rd., Clifton, NJ behind City Hall in Municipal Complex which is located at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. A $5 donation purchases an egg on our Spring Holiday Tree with your animal’s name on it. All eggs will be hung on the tree outside the Clifton Animal Shelter on Dog Pound Rd. (behind City Hall in Municipal Complex). All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals in our care. We will list participants in our next newsletter. For more info visit, call us at 973-470-5936,or stop by the shelter Monday-Friday 6:30 PM-8PM, Sunday 12-4 PM. You can also mail your info to: Friends of the Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015. What better way to celebrate life than to help those less fortunate?


Friends of the Shelter Easter Bake Sale
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER EASTER BAKE SALE will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 20 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Clifton Senior Center, Dog Pound Rd., Clifton, NJ behind City Hall in Municipal Complex which is located at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. Calling all animal lovers who like to bake and eat! Come check out our baked goods and pick up something for Easter dessert. We’ll have cake, pies, brownies, cookies, and other great treats. There will also be exciting merchandise available! All proceeds support the animals at the Clifton Animal Shelter. If you are interested in baking something for the sale, you can drop it off Friday evening, APRIL 19, 6 PM-8 PM or Saturday morning, APRIL 20, 9 AM-10 AM. For more info, call 973-470-5936 or visit our website at   Mailing Address: Friends of the Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015.