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By on August 27, 2014

Polish American Festival
PENNSYLVANIA – The 49th Annual Polish American Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, located on Ferry Road in Doylestown, PA, takes place during Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 30th, Sunday, August 31st and Labor Day, Monday, September 1st from 12 noon until 8 P.M. each day.

The Polish American Festival features carnival rides, live music and stage shows and ongoing entertainment on the main stage and in the Polish Village highlighting Polish traditions and customs, Polish Folk Dance Groups, along with a variety of Polish and American food and refreshments.

The $12.00 admission includes all events and carnival rides. The Festival will continue on Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th. For more information, visit the Shrine’s Internet site at:

Rafal Sarnecki Quintet At Twins Jazz
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rafal Sarnecki Quintet will be performing at Twins Jazz on Tuesday, September 2nd – two sets @ 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Twins Jazz is located at 1344 U. St. NW in Washington, D.C. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Rafał Sarnecki is a jazz guitarist and composer currently living in Queens, NY. In the 9 years that Rafal spent living in the Big Apple he has become one of the most sought after jazz composers of his generation. As a leader of his own projects Rafal has toured 11 European countries, China, Israel and the East and West Coast of the US. He has recorded 3 CDs as a leader. The debut album Song From a New Place (2008) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2009 Award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy. This is going to be a great show. With a strong Polish accent. Rafal Sarnecki is a leading Polish jazz guitarist of the younger generation. If you like jazz, Polish or Polish-American jazz in particular come on in. Show it your support. For tickets go to

Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic will have a Thrift Shop on Saturday, September 6 from 9:30 am to 1 pm offering gently used clothing for the family, household items, toys and books at extremely low prices. The church is at 140 Lexington Ave. For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or Margaret at 973-777-0322.

Fundraising Picnic For Polish Library
MARYLAND – The 2014 Fundraising Picnic for the Polish Library in Washington, D.C. will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Maryland 20812. Enjoy Polish culture, entertainment, kids games, cuisine, book sale, silent auction, and other attractions while meeting old and making new friends. All are invited. For more information call 202-466-2665 or go to

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

Penny Social|
NEW YORK – The General Pulaski Memorial Committee of Orange County NY will hold their 8th Annual Penny Social on Friday September 12, 2014 in the St. Joseph Banquet Hall, (lower level) Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY. There are no stairs at the lower level location so as to accommodate everyone. Doors will open at 5:00 pm with calling at 7:00 pm. There will be a Christmas Tree Lottery, scarecrow lottery and numerous door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For information call: Stella (845) 291-8706, Gloria (845) 651-7424 or Catherine (845) 544-4141. Donations will be appreciated.

Blood Drive
NEW JERSEY – The Rotary Clubs of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge will be hosting an emergency Blood Drive for New Jersey Blood Bank on September 9, 2014 1:00 – 7:00 PM at Van Tassel Funeral Home, 337 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. New Jersey Blood Services will offer a scholarship for student to co-sponsor, support and recruit donors for summer blood drive challenge as followed 30 pints = $250 and 50 pints – $500. Scholarship checks to be presented by Rotary and NJBS representatives with a follow up press releases from NJBS to local media. Donate blood now…people can’t live without it! Bring a friend! Any questions please call Jean Bendel at 973-429-9529 or Izabela Bacza at 973-743-1234.

Trip To Holiday Show At Trump
NEW JERSEY – The POLISH AMERICAN CLUB OF TOMS RIVER is going to see the Bobby Vinton & Jimmy Sturr Holiday Show at the Trump Taj Mahal on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Ticket price includes transportation, show and bonus slot play. For more information and tickets, please call Helen Gulya 732-281-1422 or Janice Zwolinski 732-240-1556.



FLORIDA – Anniversary wishes to Walter & Charlotte Sagan of Dunedin, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary on September 4th. Congratulations & Best Wishes from your sister and brother-in-law Natalie & Stanley Szufnarowski, your family, relatives and friends. STO LAT!