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Remembering Dr. Radzilowski
MICHIGAN – Please join the Piast Institute for a memorial on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Piast Institute Board Member, Father Andrew Kowalczyk, invites you to Mass at 4:00 p.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Light refreshments to follow. Please contact Malgorzata Tulecki if you plan on attending the memorial mass. If you have any questions, please call 313-733-4535 x 106 or email: tulecki@piastinstitute.org

 

PAHA Annual Picnic
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, July 21, beginning at 1:00 P.M. rain or shine, the Polish-American Heritage Association of Berks County will hold its annual picnic at the Lower Alsace Fire Company Picnic Grove, Roosevelt & Columbia Avenues, Stony Creek Mills – behind the social quarters. The menu will include traditional picnic foods including kielbasa and dessert. Also included in the cost of the picnic will be beer, soda and water. Music will be provided by PAHABC member “DJ Victor”. The cost of the picnic for PAHABC members is $15.00, nonmembers $20.00. Reservations must be received no later than Monday, July 8. Mail your check payable to PAHABC to Nadine Luckey, 2106 Kings Way, Reading, PA 19606. Call Marilyn 610-779-5523 for more information.

 

West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society
Tenth Annual Summer Social Event
MICHIGAN – The West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society
in conjunction with the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan  invites all to our Tenth Annual Summer Social Event on Saturday, July 20th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. A one hour lecture, “Polish Catholics and the Problem of Ethnic Identity”, presented by Karen Miller, Ph.D. will be held at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church Activities Center, 20710 Colgate St. (Outer Dr. & Pelham), Dearborn Hts. 48125. The lecture will be followed by a 45-minute question and answer session. Light refreshments; free admission; donations to offset refreshments and presenter fee will be gratefully accepted and appreciated. For more information call toll free 1-855-POLONIA

 

St. Leo’s Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – St. Leo’s Flea Market & Collectible Show will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 AM-4 PM outdoors at 300 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: St. Leo’s Holy Name Society. For information call 201-998-1144 orevents@jcpromotions.info St. Leo’s is located on the very busy Market Street in Elmwood Park, NJ.  Held in the parking lot (indoors if weather is inclement) this event gets lots of exposure to the street.  Plenty of parking, breakfast & lunch sold & indoors restrooms, too! There will be vendors selling new items, collectibles, vintage, crafts…all at bargain prices. Lots of really cool stuff for sale. Customers…why not become a vendor for the day! Bring all your items to our flea market.  It’s a great way to get rid of all your unwanted items plus make some extra money.  It’s easy.  Need more info, give us a call and we’ll be happy to walk you through it. This event will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, starting in May through October.  Note: there may be a possibility of the August date being canceled.  The school will be resurfacing their gym floor.  If it isn’t finished in time then we will cancel August.  We will keep you updated when the time comes.

 

Musical Mondays At the Clifton Library!
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS of the Clifton Public Library present “Musical Mondays”.
PROGRAMS SCHEDULED –
July 22, 2019: Two Guitars. Music from the American Songbook.  Allwood Branch.
August 5, 2019: D3 DANCE Academy of Clifton.  Dare to be different at D3!  Allwood Branch.
All shows are from 2 pm to 3 pm, free and open to the public. 
For more information call 973-772-5500.

 

Passaic County Community College Announces
Panther Day July 25th In Paterson

NEW JERSEY – Passaic County Community College (PCCC) will hold a Panther Day event on Thursday, July 25, 2019  at the Main Campus in historic downtown Paterson.  Entrance at Broadway and Memorial Drive. Panther Day is an on-the-spot admission, enrollment, and registration event.  Attendees can apply for admission and financial aid, enroll, and register for Fall classes all in one day.  Registered new students, current and returning students, and anyone who wants to learn more about becoming a PCCC student are all invited. Attendees can choose from a morning session starting at 9 am or an afternoon session starting at 3 pm. Enjoy activities, refreshments, giveaways, and the opportunity to become a PCCC student on the spot. No matter which PCCC campus you attend or plan to attend, you can come to Panther Day in Paterson. Get more information and choose your Panther Day session on the reply form at www.pccc.edu/visit. PCCC offers affordable tuition, academic excellence, and over 70 academic programs, as well as support for student success and honors opportunities for high achieving students. With campuses in Paterson, Wanaque, Passaic, and Wayne, as well as flexible schedules and online classes, PCCC offers close-to-home convenience. Fall 2019 classes start September 4 and September 25. For Information, visit pccc.edu or call 973-684-6868.

 

The Polish Genealogical Society of California Invites All
To The Annual Brickwall Smashdown
CALIFORNIA – The PGS-CA Annual Brickwall Smashdown “Knocking Down Our Brick Walls” will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the LDS Family History Center, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025. Each year. PGS-CA invites our members, novices or veterans, to bring their brick wall problems to the group and solicit ideas for breaking through their brick walls. With the combined expertise of our membership, some brick walls can “come a tumblin’ down.” New records are constantly being added to Ancestry.com and Family Search, as well as other online sources – direct from Poland. New Facebook pages also come available on a regular basis. Some of those will be explored along with your “Brickwalls.” Even if you have presented a brick wall problem in the past, someone in the group may have a new idea to provide possible assistance! NOTE: All are invited to the brickwall event, but members who wish to bring their brick walls to the group must contact Annette Gathright, our Programs Chair (programs@pgsca.org), to get on the list and get an assigned time. You will also receive information on what you’ll need to come prepared with. For more information contact President Gregg Legutki president@pgsca.o

 

Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – A Flea Market & Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 9AM-4 PM outdoors at the New Jersey Transit Lot, New York Ave. (off Ridge Rd.), Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: Lyndhurst High School Band. For information call 201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info There will be 75+ exhibitors sell an array of new merchandise such as handbags, jewelry, gift items, candles, sports collectibles, socks, etc… There is also a huge garage and tag sale section. JC is donating 4 spaces for the school/local organizations that would like to participate by having an exhibitor space to sell their items or promote their club. Please call to make a reservation. Come to support the Lyndhurst High School Band and do your shopping with us.

 

Lambert Castle Concert Series Presents “An Afternoon of Italian Opera Plus”
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, July 28th at 5 pm in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ) Annamaria Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola return to the Lambert Castle Concert Series and present “An Afternoon of Italian Opera Plus”.  The program is filled with beautiful Italian arias and duets as well as other operatic favorites.  The performance will also include favorites from the classical American Musical repertoire.  Join us for an afternoon of moving music!  Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited, no reservations will be taken.  This performance is a part of the 2019 Lambert Castle Concert Series. Featuring local musicians and a variety of musical genres, all concerts are performed in the beautiful atmosphere that is Lambert Castle. Check our website for a complete listing of performances and dates. ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Lambert Castle is fully accessible to individuals with mobility limitations. However, no special accommodation currently exists for visitors who are visually-impaired and hearing-impaired.

 

CinePolska Film Series “WARSAW 44” by Jan Komasa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Embassy of the Republic of Poland invites you to the CinePolska Wednesday Signature Series featuring  “Warsaw 44” by Jan Komasa on Wednesday, July 31
st, 8:00 p.m. , at the Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  Polish with English subtitles, 130 min. Tickets available at the theater box office or online. WARSAW 44 tells the story of young Poles full of life and passion. They live as if each day were their last. It’s not, however, due to bravado or recklessness – this attitude is natural considering their youth. We meet the film’s main characters – Stefan, Biedronka and Kama – shortly before fighting breaks out in the summer of 1944. The young Poles see their involvement in the underground movement as both a patriotic duty and an adventure during the brutal Nazi German occupation. They witness not only sacrifice and heroism but also cruelty, betrayal and murder. They learn about love and discover what hate feels like. History teaches them a bloody and brutal lesson in growing up. “‘We want to show the Warsaw Uprising to the world’ – says Jan Komasa, who wrote and directed the film. Many are unaware that the Warsaw Uprising was the most intense revolt organized against the Germans in occupied Europe. (…) The authors of the film describe it as ‘a universal story of youth, love, courage and SACRIFICE, with special effects by Peter Jackson and Christopher Nolan’s co-workers.'”  – Culture.pl

 

Fun Story Time in the Park
CLIFTON, NJ – “Under a Shady Tree” Story Hour brought to you by Power of One takes place at the Stanley Zwier Park on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton on Tuesdays July 30 – August 27th, 10:30 am-11:30 am.  Activities include story time, literacy activities, and sing along songs.  Bring a blanket or towel.  Weather permitting. Program is free of charge and for children all ages up to age 8 and their caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome to join the fun.  For more event information and to register visit  www.powerofoneccom.org/Events or Email kim@powerofoneccom.org or call 201-328-2326.

 

POLKA DANCING

Jersey Polka Stars To Perform 2 Free Concerts
NEW JERSEY – The Jersey Polka Stars will be performing two FREE public polka and variety music concerts in the Middlesex County Parks System. 
The first will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield, NJ. The park is located on Maple Avenue. The band will be in the lakeside gazebo. The concert will start at 6:00 PM and go until 7:30 PM. The second takes place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Thompson Park in Jamesburg, NJ. The park is located on Forsgate Drive. The band will once again be in the lakeside gazebo. This concert starts at 2 PM and winds up at 3:30 PM. The Jersey Polka Stars are Gene Wojna, Joe Yachnik, Bob Zaborowski, Mike Griffin, Eddie Goldberg, Bruce Zamorski on 7/21, and Bernie Wisniewski on 8/14.

 

Sunday Polka Funday!
NEW JERSEY – Making their first appearance in New Jersey will be BOX ON at Four Sisters Winery – New Jersey’s newest Polka Hotspot.  They will be appearing on Sunday, August 4
th. Time: 1 pm to 6 pm. $20.00 Admission. Four Sisters Winery is located at 783 N. Bridgeville Road (County Road 519) in Belvidere, NJ 07823. No BYOB or BYOF. Door Prizes. Bring your own lawn chair. Yard games. Kitchen will be open. Wine by the glass, bottle or case will be available for purchase from Four  Sisters Winery. For more information call, text or email: Michael Pucowski 908-209-9843,mpuco@optonline.net