Calendar (week of August 14th)
Polish Soldier’s Day Celebration at American Czestochowa
DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – The Polish Army Veterans Association of America invites everyone for the solemn celebration of the Soldier’s Day at the American Częstochowa Shrine in Doylestown, PA on Sunday, August 18, 2019. This is the most important annual event organized by the community of former Polish soldiers living in the United States and Canada. This year we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the return of the Blue Army from France to Poland. Over 20,000 volunteers from America served in the army.
Polish Soldier’s Day Program:
11:00 am – Laying of wreaths on the grave of Dr. Teofil Starzyński and by the monument “The Avenger” at the Veterans Cemetery
11:30 am – Celebration before the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (National Anthems, Roll Call of Honor, Taps Bugle Call, Rifle Salute, Review of Troops and Parade)
12:30 pm – Holy Mass at the Shrine of O. L. Of Czestochowa
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Presentations by distinguished guests, choirs: “Angelus” and “Joy”
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Continues Free Friday Series On August 16th
NEW YORK CITY – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum continues its inaugural Free Fridays series on August 16 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Events begin at 5:00 pm, with free general admission for all visitors through 9:00 pm. The 2019 Summer Movie Series season wraps up with a public screening of the iconic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, selected by the community. Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting and is proudly supported by Coca-Cola. Explore the wonder of Concorde and learn about its role as an inspiration for the “new space age” during From Concorde to Mars: Designing the Future. Hear from Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design & Lifestyle of Concorde, Tibor Balint, principal human-centered designer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Jeffrey Montes, a space architect at Space Factory. The panel will be discussing upcoming new technologies and innovations that cater to the needs of both astronauts and tourists. Following the talk, copies of Supersonic: The Design & Lifestyle of Concorde will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Space is limited. Stargaze with Jupiter Joe and other local astronomers who are on-hand with telescopes to view the night sky. Stargazing will begin at sunset, weather permitting. All events are first-come, first-served and for all ages. This month’s Free Friday is sponsored by Budweiser Discovery Reserve. For every case of Discovery Reserve sold, $1 will be donated to Folds of Honor to help provide scholarships to military families. On select Friday nights through October, the Intrepid Museum will open its doors select for FREE! Visitors can explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including lively conversations, exciting performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and movie nights on the flight deck! Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum are in partnership with W42ST magazine. There’s something for everyone during Free Fridays. Last entry is 8:30 pm. Program schedule is subject to change. For updated Free Fridays info, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.
Second Street Polish Society Summer Polish Party
NEW JERSEY – The Second Street Polish Society will hold their “Summer Polish Party – Zabawa nad Morzem” on Saturday, August 17th at EXIT 6 (formerly Echo’s), 100 W. Walnut St., North Wildwood, NJ 0260. Time: 5 to 9 pm. For more information call John Bielec (215) 284-7878.
Free Hemoglobin A1C Testing
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department and St. Mary’s General Hospital will be holding FREE Hemoglobin A1C Testing on August 21, 2019 from 10 am-12 pm at the Clifton Health Department, located at 900 Clifton Ave, 2nd Floor. Registration is required; please call 973-470-5773 to register. This screening is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents. Please note: fasting is NOT required for this test. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the A1C test is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. It is one of the commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes. When sugar enters your bloodstream, it attaches to hemoglobin, a protein in your red blood cells. Everybody has some sugar attached to their hemoglobin, but people with higher blood sugar levels have more. The A1C test measures the percentage of your red blood cells that have sugar-coated hemoglobin. The CDC recommends that you get a baseline A1C test if you are an adult over age 45, or if you are under 45, are overweight, and have one or more risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, it is recommended to get an A1C test at least twice a year, more often if your medicine changes or if you have other health conditions. The Clifton Health Department and St. Mary’s General Hospital encourage you to get an A1C test to find out your average levels to better understand if you are at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, or if you’re managing diabetes. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.
Free Community Health and Safety Fair
PASSAIC, NJ – City of Passaic Residents! St. Peter & St. Paul and the Passaic Health Division have partnered and will provide a FREE Community Health and Safety Fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 am-2 pm at 200 3rd St., Passaic, NJ 07055. The event will have a variety of health screenings such as vision screenings (4 years and older), hearing screenings (children/adults), leg vein demonstrations, glucose/cholesterol testing, and Childhood Lead Poisoning screenings (pregnant women and children 12-72 months old), to name a few. Also, there will be various vendors with information on health insurance, mental health services, heart health, nutrition, stroke awareness, fire safety information, Passaic Recreation, Dental truck, and more! For more information contact the City of Passaic Division of Health 973-365-5603, located at 330 Passaic St. (2nd floor), Passaic, NJ 07055.
“Polski August” Picnic
MISSOURI – The POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS – MISSOURI DIVISION IS ORGANIZING A “POLSKI AUGUST” PICNIC on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM AT THE LAKE IN CREVE COEUR PARK (Greensfelder Memorial Shelter). ALL POLISH-AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS, POLONIA, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED. Enjoy traditional Polish sausages with sauerkraut, homemade golabkis, pierogis with various stuffing, pastries, soda and Polish beer. Listen to lively Polish folk music. Our picnic shelter is located on the cliff with spacious green area and overlooking a beautiful Creve Coeur Lake. The volleyball court, large and safe kids playground, the building with toilets and water – all are located at the shelter. Also, there are plenty of parking spaces. If you wish, you can bring your own picnic blankets and lawn chairs. For more information visit pacmissouri.org
Polish Apostolate Day & Coronation of Our Lady of Czestochowa Icon
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, August 25, the Coronation of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa & Polish Apostolate Day will be held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA. Mass 12:30 P.M. All are welcome to attend. Call 215-345-0600 for more information.
Parade of Flags – One World Day
OHIO – The Polish American Cultural Center of Cleveland invite all to parade with them in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Poland-United States Diplomatic Relations (1919-2019) on Sunday, August 25th, 2019, starting at 12 noon on Martin Luther King Drive. Parade route is only ½ mile. After the parade, all will meet at the Polish Cultural Garden, 10823 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland. The beautifully renovated Polish Cultural Garden will have fun activities such as Pierogi pinching demonstrations, Wycinanki – Polish paper cutting designs, Polish dining table display with lovely pottery, laces, Polish storytelling in English, various displays, performance by PIAST Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble and much more! Tables for recognized Polish organizations are welcome. For more information contact Connie Adams, 216-218-8030, email: email@example.com
Children’s Book Reading At Lambert Castle
NEW JESRSEY – Calling all families. Come to Lambert Castle on Thursday, August 29th for a very special visit from local children’s author Kathleen Kellaigh. Come early and explore the museum for an hour with our family friendly scavenger hunt or stay after the presentation. Kathleen will read from her book, The Griftamouse and the Stardragon in Lambert Castle’s atrium at 1 pm. This first book in the Slamto Carracas series, features YOUR art as the co-star! The fantastical characters, landscapes and epic battles are different in each person’s mind. Nurture your creative talent as you enjoy the heartwarming tale. Copies will be available at the event and Kathleen would be happy to sign them! A resident of Clifton, Kathleen Kellaigh directs, acts, teaches and writes. She is also the co-founder for ATC Studios. She was on the soap opera GUIDING LIGHT for a few years, appeared on other TV shows and films, and has traveled the world acting on stage. Copies of Kathleen’s book are available on Balboa Press, www.balboapress.com/en-au/bookstore For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call 973-247-0085, email: Info@lambertcastle.org
Food Truck Music & Art Festival
CLIFTON, NJ – A Food Truck Music & Art Festival will be held on Sunday, September 1st from 11 am to 7 pm at the Clifton Municipal Complex, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ. The event will feature a variety of delicious food trucks, beer garden, live entertainment, vendors, art show and sale, children’s craft station. Free parking. Admission: $5.00 (children under 10 are free). The event benefits the Clifton Veterans Committee (Veteran’s Day Parade) and Clifton Art Center (Art in the Park Campaign). Rain date: Sunday, September 29th.
St. John Kanty Parish Picnic
CLIFTON, NJ – Eddie Biegaj and HEROES polka band will be playing at the St. John Kanty parish picnic on Sunday, September 8th beginning at 2:00 pm. The parish is located at 49 Speer Avenue, Clifton, NJ. Plenty of great Polish and American foods will be served and games for the kids as well. The public is invited. St. John Kanty is located at 49 Speer Avenue in Clifton, NJ 07013. For more information call 973-779-4102.
PASS – Polish American Social Services
Polish American Social Services (also known as United Social Services and PASS) has been a leading force in helping people in need, especially those who are experiencing age-related difficulties, or are living on a fixed income with no possibility of extra income to keep up with the rising cost of living, or those facing long-term unemployment. Many face language and cultural barriers and have no place else to turn to. For many years, PASS and many similar organizations helped constituents remain financially self-sufficient with various public services grants. Unfortunately, the prolonged recession has caused many of these grants to be reduced or cut completely. In addition to serving the Polish/Slavic communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the agency assists constituents from six additional ethnic groups through its United Social Services Outreach Program. As a one-stop point of contact, PASS helps individuals remain self-sufficient by helping them access many forms of assistance that remain available. If you, a family member, or friend have a question concerning social services, call PASS and discuss your needs with a representative. All calls are CONFIDENTIAL, and PASS will either give you the information you need, handle your service directly, or refer you to the proper agency that can assist you. Clients wishing to visit the main office at 308 Walnut Street, or one of the outreach sites, are asked to call in advance so that a Social Service Representative can tell you what documentation you will need to bring with you to process your request. You can view an outline of several programs available to senior citizens and individuals of all ages on the PASS Internet site at PolishAmericanSocialServices.com. For additional information, call PASS, Monday through Friday, between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. at (215) 923-1900. Main Office: 308 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Visit PolishAmericanSocialServices.com
Polka Pals Polka Dance Schedule
PENNSYLVANIA – The Polka Pals Polka Dance will be held on Sunday, August 18 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 2596 Cornwall Road (Cornwall Rd. & 419), Cornwall, PA. Music by Polka Whoo Band from 2 to 6 P.M. The next dance will be held on Sunday, September 15 featuring The Golden Tones Band. For more information or tickets call Joe Yaklowich 717-566-5704.
Evergreen Country Club Polka Dance Schedule
PENNSYLVANIA – A Polka Dance will be held on Sunday, August 25 at the Evergreen Country Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA from 2 to 6 P.M. Music by John Stevens’ Double Shot Band. The next dane will be held on Sunday, September 29 featuring The Boys from Baltimore Band. Call 610-944-7501 for more information
THE DANCE III: The Beat & The Boys Coming To New Jersey!
NEW JERSEY – New Jersey’s newest Polka Hotspot, Independence Fire Hall in Great Meadows, will be featuring “The Beat” and “The Boys” on Saturday, September 28th from 5 to midnight. Advance tickets: $17 – At Door: $20; kids 16 and under FREE with adult. Doors open at 4 p.m. No BYOB or BYOF. Door prizes. Kitchen will be open – food prepared by Bruce Z and family. For advance tickets, table reservations, more information call, text or email: Michael Pucowski 908-209-9843, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a Quality Comfort Inn only 7.9 miles away. Call 908-813-8500 and tell them you are with the group (THE DANCE III). NOTE: December 7, 2019 will feature EFO & Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push. Independence Fire Hall is located at 24 Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.