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By on August 18, 2014

Polish American Heritage Night In Wisconsin
WISCONSIN – On Friday, August 22nd, the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division will be partnering with the Milwaukee Brewers to sponsor a wonderful event: “Polish American Heritage Night” at Miller Park when the Brewers play the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. The Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division is purchasing tickets for this event. We are inviting you to participate with us in making this event a terrific success. Guess What? Those attending will receive a special Brewers T-Shirt (courtesy of Kwik Trip). And we will be honoring Paul Schramka who played professional baseball, as well as many other accomplishments throughout his life. Questions? Please email: dpienkos@uwm.ed OR OR OR call Bob Moranski at 414-520-6686

Krakow Artist Featured In NYC Exhibition
NEW YORK – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Kraków artist Marcin Ryczek in The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. The exhibitions open on August 22, 2014 and will remain on view until September 11, 2014. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 28, at 6-8 pm. The gallery is located at 530 West 25th St., Chelsea, NY. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-6. For more information call 212-226-4151 or go to:

“Lives In Medicine” Conference
ILLINOIS – The Society of Polish American Pre-Health Professionals is organizing its inaugural “Lives in Medicine” conference taking place on Saturday, August 23rd from 8 AM to 8PM at The Polish Museum of America at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. The goal of this conference is to encourage professionals and students to share their experiences of medical school application, acceptance, as well as residency and volunteer opportunities. “Lives in Medicine” will provide its participants not only guidance into the possible career paths of the healthcare industry, but also advice from current medical students, medical residents and medical professionals. The conference program includes: Workshops and interactive presentations facilitated by students and professionals in the Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician’s Assistant and Health Systems Management fields; A resource fair featuring representatives from various medical institutions and organizations, including but not limited to medical schools, PA schools, health systems management programs, and clinical volunteer programs; Small group mentoring with medical professionals, residents and current students. Conference applications and more information are available at

Celebration Honoring Our Lady of Czestochowa
PENNSYLVANIA – Polish Falcons of America and the Polish Clergy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will hold the Sixth Annual Celebration Honoring Our Lady of Czestochowa on Tuesday, August 26 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Mass, held in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, will commence at 7 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Radoslaw Fizek will perform an array of Polish patriotic selections. The Most Reverend David A. Zubik will serve as Celebrant. Confessions in both Polish and English will be heard from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Donor support is greatly appreciated. For additional information, please call PFA National Headquarters at 800-535-2071 or email April Miller at

Outdoor Picnic Dinner
NEW YORK – The Polish American Independent Club of 15 Jayne Boulevard, Port Jefferson Station, will hold its Annual Clam Fest & Lobster And Chicken on Sunday, August 31st. The outdoor picnic will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. For more information call (631) 473-9807.

Parish Picnic
NEW JERSEY – St. John Kanty Parish of Clifton (Speer Avenue) will hold its’ Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 7th from 1 to 10 p.m. Ethnic & American food, grand raffle, tricky tray, white elephant, kids stuff, fun and games, and music. For more information call the parish office 973-779-4102.

Polish Picnic
PENNSYLVANIA – The Polish American Heritage Association of Berks County will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, August 17, 2014 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Lower Alsace Picnic Grove in Stony Creek Mills – a suburb of Reading. The Ed Legenski Family will cater the event. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Marilyn at 610-779-5523 or e-mail:

Polish Heritage Association of Maryland Celebrates
MARYLAND – You are cordially invited to attend the 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration of The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland, Inc. on Sunday, September 21st from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Polish Home-Cooked Dinner at the spacious hall/auditorium of Cristo Rey High School, 420 S. Chester Street, Baltimore, MD. For more information contact Victoria T. Leshinskie, 410-962-8611 or e-mail:

Luncheon To Help Moms & Babies
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, September 14, beginning at 12:30 p.m., the 6th annual Women Empowering Women Luncheon will take place at the Polish American Citizens Club, Liberty Hall, 29 Kline Blvd., in Whitehouse Station. This festive event is held to raise funds for The Center for Great Expectations, a residential treatment center for homeless, pregnant adolescents and their children, and homeless, pregnant women in substance use recovery and their children. The Center is located at 19 Dellwood Lane, Somerset and welcomes adolescents, women and children throughout the state of New Jersey. A resident of the Center will share her personal story of how her life is changing as a result of the Center’s programs. The silent auction selection includes many luxury and gift items to include everyone on your holiday list. There will be special surprise gifts from the glamorous world of advertising. Luncheon will include Polish foods and a delicious array of desserts. Tickets can be obtained by calling (908) 534-4847 or emailing to

Pig Roast
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club is hosting a Pig Roast with all the fixings at Liberty Hall, 29 Kline Blvd. in Whitehouse Station on Saturday September 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. All you can eat. There will be entertainment by local performers. The menu will also include hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, a variety of fresh vegetables and salads, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert.   Additional beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, please call (908) 534-6230.

A Commemoration – Łódź Ghetto
ILLINOIS – The Public Affairs Committee of the Union League Club of Chicago invites you and your guests to attend the “70th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. (CDT) at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago. August 28th marks the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto. Of the 204,000 men, women, and children who passed through the Łódź Ghetto, only 10,000 survived. We invite you to bring your family and friends as we pause to gather and remember at this special Commemoration. The evening will include: Procession of the Memorial Candle (Ner Zikaron) and singing of Ani Ma’amim (Hymn of the Camps). Singing of the National Anthem of the United States of America. Welcoming remarks by Union League Club of Chicago President F. Michael Covey III; Michael Traison; Roey Gilad, Consul General of the State of Israel. Four Scholars – A moderated discussion of the life, culture, industry, controversies, and liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto, featuring Teresa Pollin of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Professor Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern of Northwestern University, Michael Traison, and special guest and Łódź Ghetto survivor, Charles Lipshitz. Silent reflection. Singing of Partisan song (Zog Nit Keyn Mol) and the National Anthem of the State of Israel (HaTikvah). Light refreshments and conversation will follow. The evening also will feature displays of photographs, maps, and film. Books and diaries will be available for purchase. Registration check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. The formal program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Discounted parking is available after 4:00 p.m. Please note that the Union League Club of Chicago has a Business Casual dress code that is strictly enforced. No denim or athletic wear, please. This program is complimentary, however reservations are required. Members of the club may register at Non-Members may register at

Avenue of Flags Barbecue
NEW JERSEY – The Avenue of Flags Committee invites you to their first annual summer barbecue on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1-5 PM at the grounds next to the Avenue of Flags Barn on the City Hall Complex. Please join the volunteers, their families and friends to an all-you-can-eat barbecue of hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, salads, beverages and dessert. Your donation of $10.00 is appreciated. All proceeds will be allocated for the expenses associated with the maintenance of the Avenue of Flags. For tickets, call the flagman John Biegel at 973-519-0858. Come and join us! Great food, priceless friendships, many stories and immeasurable camaraderie while you support the Avenue of Flags project. If you are not able to attend, but would like to support the project, you may send your donation, payable to the Clifton Avenue of Flags to: John Biegel , Avenue of Flags, Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, N.J. 07013.




NEW JERSEY – Special Birthday wishes to Lorna Samgour of Haledon, celebrating her birthday on August 15th. Happy Birthday from your daughter Ashlee, your Dad & family, relatives, friends, also Matt & The Grabowski and Witmyer families and me (Val) and Johnny. STO  LAT!

NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Ted Marczak of Toms River & Cape May, celebrating his birthday on August 15th. Happy Birthday from your wife Jean, brother-in-law Robert Mularz and wife Carol, nephews Eddie & Matthew. STO LAT!

NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to George Niemiec of Point Pleasant, celebrating his birthday on August 18th. Happy Birthday from your wife and family, your relatives & friends, and me (Val). STO LAT!



NEW JERSEY – Anniversary wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Richard Szewczyk of Clifton, celebrating their 46th Wedding Anniversary on August 18th. Mrs. Szewczyk is the former Marie Jakubik of Bayonne. Congratulations & Best Wishes from your children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends. STO LAT!