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Polish Genealogy: The Next Generation
ILLINOIS – PGSA’s 2019 Annual  Conference will be held on October 11-12, 2019 at NIU (Northern Illinois University), 555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. This year’s conference looks at new and improved search methods and information, both in Poland and in the United States. In addition, time and help will be provided for translations (sign-up required for 15 min. session), research guidance (Ask Us!), networking with others, and PGSA resource media. For more information visit The Polish Genealogical Society of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642-4101.


Holy Rosary Society Bake Sale
DELAWARE – The Holy Rosary Society will sponsor a bake sale after all weekend Masses on October 12th & 13th at St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.


Felician University To Hold Second Art Exhibition
Rutherford, NJ – Felician University’s second free public art exhibition titled “Thisness and Whatness,” will open on October 12, to coincide with Homecoming festivities, and will run through December 12. The exhibition will feature pieces by 13 New York and New Jersey artists, and will include painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. The show was curated by Felician’s “Artist in Residence,” Professor Scott Reeds, who teaches printmaking, and a course in color concepts. Reeds got the idea for the show while listening to Felician President, Dr. Anne Prisco at the 2017 reception for the University’s first art show Outside In. “And she started talking about a concept that St. Francis developed about a regard for all objects inanimate, and animate- subjects, having a special quality of “thisness.” The idea of “Thisness” was developed by John Duns Scotus, a Franciscan friar philosopher, and theologian who influenced both Catholic and secular thinking. In addition to exploring the theological concept of “Thisness,” or the uniqueness of all creatures, the exhibition also considers things from the secular perspective of “Whatness,” or the essence of a thing. Most of the artwork will be on display at the Education Commons building located at One Felician Way in Rutherford 07070. For more information go to


FMBA21 Coat Drive
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – Clifton FMBA Local 21 is holding its’ 11th Annual Coat Drive. The Coat Drive will run through the month of October.  The Clifton firefighters are asking for your help to keep our community warm this winter. Coats will be collected in any of the six firehouses. FMBA 21 would like to thank its members and the community for coming together to support the drive.  If you can not get to a local firehouse, contact them for other arrangements –

Station 1
69 1st Street, Clifton, NJ  07011
Station 2
7 Dumont Avenue, Clifton, NJ  07013
Station 3
180 Mahar Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011
Station 4
144 Main Avenue, Clifton, NJ  07014
Station 5
51 Brighton Avenue, Clifton, NJ  07012
Station 6
1202 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013


Polish Goral Film to Screen in Boardman
Documentary explores disappearing lifestyle of unique mountain culture
BOARDMAN, OHIO— From the dawn of history, on the highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountains — set against the elements — there has lived a forgotten people. For as long as they remember, the Carpathian highlanders passed on their way of life — love of freedom, a connection with nature, and ancient traditions and professions that have made them one of the most unique ethnic groups in all of Europe. The breathtaking documentary film Ostatni Górale (The Last Highlanders of Carpathia) reveals stories of this unique ethnographic group and explores how long it can last. The local screening of this international film tour will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3 PM at Boardman Movies 8  on Route 244 in Boardman. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the Box Office and include a post-screening reception at The Casual Pint. This event is hosted by PolishYoungstown Inc. with the support of the Youngstown-Warren Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.  After the film at approx. 4 PM, there will be a Q&A reception with the film distributor hosted by the Free Polish Krakusy Society at The Casual Pint -in the same shopping center. Guests will enjoy free appetizers with movie ticket as well as Goral and Carpathian music. ABOUT THE GORALS – Documentary Film trailer –
For more details on the event, contact Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer 330-646-4082
For more information on the film, contact Randy Legarsky at 724-980-1534 or


Second Sunday Concert Series at Passaic Public Library
“A Classical Violin Concert – Bach and Beyond” Featuring Akiko Kobayashi
PASSAIC, NJ – Passaic Public Library presents the fourth performance of the Second Sunday Concert Series this year featuring Akiko Kobayashi performing “A Classical Violin Concert – Bach and Beyond”, on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM. This program will be held on the 2nd Floor Exhibit Hall at the Passaic Public Library, 195 Gregory Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055.  For more information, please call the Reference Department at 973-779-0474 ext. 11.


PCW Presents Auschwitz Poster Exhibit
WISCONSIN – The Polish Center of Wisconsin is featuring a special exhibit “Auschwitz: German Nazi Death Camp – Konzentrationslager”on view now
 through October 25th. The exhibit is a special collection on lease from the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland – 31 special posters documenting the horrific story of Auschwitz. There is no cost to see this unique exhibit. A donation is most appreciated. The Polish Center of Wisconsin is located at 6941 South 68th Street, Franklin, WI 53132-8237. For more information call 414-529-2140.


Playing In Polish – Children’s Program At The Kosciuszko Foundation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Polish Library in Washington DC & The Kosciuszko Foundation invite you to: Children’s Program BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM on Saturday, October 19. The Children’s Program starts at 4 pm (door opens at 3:30 pm) at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 2025 O St NW, Washington DC. Theme: Bears and Teddy Bears . We will talk, sing and read about bears, and teddy bears, show and share our favorite stuffed animals and enjoy a little treat to eat. This event is free. Donations in the form of $ to cover the cost of the event are welcome.  Program is aimed at children 0-5 years old and it’s in Polish. Questions and RSVP:


Polish Night At Venture Café Cambridge
MASSACHUSETTS – MIT Enterprise Forum Central & Eastern Europe (MITEF CEE) invite you to take part in the Polish Night at Venture Café Cambridge on Thursday, October 17
th. The event is an unique opportunity to familiarize oneself with technologies developed by the Top 9 Polish startups from the last two editions of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program. During the evening all finalists will present their innovative solutions in front of the gathered participants. This meeting is also a special chance for young Polish startups to get to know one of the world’s biggest tech innovation ecosystem and to build business relationship with another startups, investors and entrepreneurs from the United States and whole world.
Date: October 17th, 2019 at 2.00 PM
Location: Venture Cafe Cambridge – One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2:00 PM – Registration & Networking by Polish Food and Beer
2:45 PM – Pitching session
3:45 PM – Networking by Polish Food and Beer
4:15 PM – Round Robin: Applications of AI to four industries (ROBOTIC CONNECT 2019)
5:30 PM – Panel: State of development of Artificial Intelligence (ROBOTIC CONNECT 2019)
6:30 PM – Networking session
(dress code: business casual)
All participants are expected to sign in into Venture Café Cambridge.
About our 9 finalists: The 9 finalists from the last two editions of MIT Enterprise Forum CEE acceleration program are Poland’s best technological startups. Young entrepreneurs are developing unique technologies in the fields of health, industry 4.0, insurTech & finTech and general sector. Let’s meet each other!


Vendors & Non-Profit Organizations Needed for Annual HarvestFest
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Recreation Department is looking for vendors and non-profit organizations for the Annual Harvest Fest to be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  The Harvest Fest follows the Halloween Parade and will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex, 900 Clifton Ave. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The event features games, rides, music, an apple pie contest and more. Whether your specialty is homemade crafts, cooking, novelty gifts, school fundraising, group awareness etc. you will have a great time at this event.  All parties interested in becoming a vendor or have a non-profit organization booth must be pre-registered by Friday, October 18th. For more information on becoming a vendor or obtaining a booth at this event contact the Recreation Department at (973) 470-5956 or email


Operalogues for Fall 2019
CLIFTON, NJ – FRIENDS of the Clifton Public Library are pleased to announce the fall season of the Operalogues. The programs are conducted by Ed Perretti, Executive Director of the NJ State Opera and will be presented at the Clifton Main Library.  The following is a list of dates  and titles:
October 28–Il Tabarro by Puccini
November 4–A selection of arias
November 18–A potpourri of duets
Programs times are 1 to 3 for all dates and are free and open to the public.


Spaghetti Dinner, Basket Raffle, Countess & Princess Competition
NEW YORK – The General Pulaski Association will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner, Basket Raffle, and Countess & Princess Competition on Tuesday, October 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave in Depew. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $10 per adult, $5 for children, with pre-sale tickets at $9 each. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread/butter, dessert, and beverages, with takeout available. The Countess & Princess Competition is for young ladies of Polish heritage who are outgoing, enjoy meeting new people, and proud of their Polish heritage. The Countess competition is for girls ages 12 to 17 and the Princess Competition is for girls ages 7 to 11 years old. There is no entry fee, but contestants must include a typed essay. The essay must include information such as how their Polish heritage has shaped them to who they are today and some of their favorite traditions as well as why Polish heritage is so important and why she would be so proud to be the next Pulaski Countess / Princess. Finalists will be interviewed prior to the event and the winners will be crowned at the spaghetti dinner. One of the highlights of the Countess and Princess will be to lead the Annual General Pulaski Parade.For more information about the spaghetti dinner please call Adrianne Graber at (716) 681-9885. For more information about the Countess/Princess competition please contact Zoe Kaminski at or (716) 218-0550.


Halloween Party – Polska Zabawa!
th between 7 pm – 1 am at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave Ext., Albany NY 12205. Music by ZAMBROWIACY BAND. Cocktail Hour & Appetizers, Dinner, Homemade Pastries, Cash Bar . Tickets are $40 pp – non-refundable. For tickets and more information call 518-505-4849 OR 518-456-3995.


Join The Arbor Day Foundation In October
And Receive 10 Colorful Trees and Bushes
The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 colorful trees and bushes when you join the organization in October. 
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees. Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive 10 colorful trees and bushes selected for your area. “Members will especially enjoy these trees during the autumn months because they’ll add abundant, vibrant color to any yard or landscape for years to come,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions will be enclosed with each shipment of trees. To receive your free trees, visit or send a $10 membership contribution by October 31 to:
Arbor Day Foundation
10 Colorful Trees and Bushes
100 Arbor Ave.
Nebraska City, NE 68410


Family Trip to Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
The Clifton Recreation Department (New Jersey) will be sponsoring a family trip to Peddler’s Village Apple Festival on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Join us for some shopping, apples, and fun. Peddler’s Village, in Lahaska PA, has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops and six restaurants to Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Participate in the Apple Festival featuring scrumptious apple treats including apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone’s favorite apples dipped in caramel!  Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard.  Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration. The cost is $20.00 per person. Shopping and food is at your own expense. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required and can be done either online at or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor. Online registration deadline is Thursday, October 31st or earlier if bus is filled. Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.


Polka Dances

Fall Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – The Capitol City Polka Dancers Association Fall Polka Dance will be held on Sunday, October 13
th at the Monaghan Township Fire Hall, 245 West Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg, PA. Music by Joe Stanky & the Cadets Band from 2 to 6 P.M. Call Polly 717-774-1031 for more information.

October Polka Fest!
NEW JERSEY – An October Polka Fest featuring Dennis Polisky & Maestros Men will be held on Sunday, October 20
th at the Brick Elks Lodge #2151, 2493 Old Hooper Ave., Brick, NJ 08723. Dancing from 2-6 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Polish kitchen and refreshments will be available. Ticket Price: $20 per person. No refunds. For tickets and information contact Bernie 732-504-7808, email: or Neil 732-905-0696, email: