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Easter Food Sale, Blessing of Baskets and
Easter Dinner At Our Lady Queen of Poland

MARYLAND – Our Lady Queen of Poland Church in Silver Spring invites all to their Easter Food Sale on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Blessing of the baskets and food will start at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM every half hour on the hour. The Annual Easter Dinner will be on held Sunday, April 28
th after the 12:00 Mass in the hall downstairs. The cost is adults $25.00 and children up to 13 $10.00. Call Izabella Macander to make your reservation – 301-770-7086. Also mark your calendars for the Annual Spring Picnic which will be held on May 5. All are welcome and bring your friends. Our Lady Queen of Poland Church is located at 9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Życzymy radosnych Świat Zmartwychstania Pańskiego, smacznego jajka oraz błogosławieństwa Bożego w tym szczególnym czasie. May the resurrection of our Savior be a constant reminder of His love and promise of eternal light.  We wish you a Happy Easter.


“2019 Earth Day Dundee Day Clean-Up”
CLIFTON, NJ – Join the Clifton Green Team/Environmental Commission and the Clifton Health Department for Dundee Day, which will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am till 12 pm at Dundee Island Preserve. The exact address is 4 Ackerman Avenue (to the right of the Route 21 on ramp). This is an event designed to reintroduce and reconnect local communities to the Passaic River. In doing so, our hope is to provide an opportunity for the public to begin seeing the River in a positive and to celebrate Earth Day. It is open to the public and includes a variety of agencies and community leaders. Please RSVP to The event will include a cleanup of Dundee Island Preserve and education about watershed pollution. During the cleanup, we will be planting some native plants, remove invasive plants, and conduct general maintenance including litter patrol. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes, all cleanup equipment will be provided.  You will be helping to make Clifton Green and Clean, while you spend quality time with your family and friends and get some great exercise outdoors. For more information about the program, please call the Clifton Health Department at (973) 470-5760. 
This event is sponsored by the Clifton’s Historic Botany District, Passaic Valley Sewage Commission, New Jersey Watershed Ambassador, Clifton Clean Communities, Clifton DPW and Clifton Recreation Department.


St. Mary’s 2019 Polish Festival
VIRGINIA – St. Mary’s Community invites everyone to their annual festival to celebrate its 100+ years of Polish heritage! Great Food, beer, live music, dancers, children’s area, silent auction, vendors and fun! The Chesapeake Polish Festival hosted by St. Mary’s Parish will be held on Friday, April 26
th from 6-10 pm (kick off social dance); Saturday, April 27th from 10 am-7 pm (Polish Festival); and Sunday, April 28th from 12-4 pm (K of C 418 Fun Run). St. Mary Parish is located at 536 Homestead Road (Bowers Hill), Chesapeake, VA 23321. The Festival is FREE! We take Credit Card and Cash to buy food/drink tickets and purchase goods.  This is a family friendly event for all ages, outside in the sunshine!
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Helena: The Story of Modjeska – Performance At Polish Museum of America
ILLINOIS – On April 26th 2019, at 8 PM. guests are invited to a spectacular event in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of the Polish Museum of America, titled “Helena. The story of Modjeska”, by Kazimierz Braun. (Polish language performance) Helena will be portrayed by Maria Nowotarska, a professional actress with 60 years of experience in the performing arts. After finishing her studies in Krakow at the School for Higher Theatrical Studies, she worked at the nearby Juliusz Slowacki Theater. Since 1990, she actively takes part in the theater life in Toronto, and is the co-founder, artistic director, choreographer, producer, and actress at the Institute for Poetry, Music and Theater. Maria Nowotarska will be a guest of the Polish Museum of America for the second time. In April of 2017, performing alongside her daughter, she appeared in Kazimierz Braun’s “RADIATION – The story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie” occurring on the aforementioned honor’s 150th birthday anniversary. Tickets: $20. For more information call  The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.


Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia General Meeting and Elections
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia will be holding its General Meeting and Elections at the Associated Polish Home located in North East Philadelphia from 2 to 4 PM.  In addition, Dr. Jan Zaleski, biochemist and collector of Polish treasured art, will present a talk entitled:  Polish Graphic Art 1918-1945 in the English Language.  His career extends from the University of Warsaw of Poland to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He is also involved with the Kosciuszko Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter and PUL, Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy.  Dr. Zaleski also has served as the judge on several occasions for the Adam Styka Art Competition and Sale that was associated with the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA sponsored by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia. He lives in Penn Valley, PA with his wife Margaret.


Dino Family Fun Day At Morris Museum
MORRISTOWN, NJ— Travel back with us to the time of the dinosaurs! The Morris Museum’s annual Dino Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:0 0AM to 4:00 PM. During Dino Family Fun Day, visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to examine real fossils, meet with dinosaur experts, create a hatching dinosaur craft plus enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. Visitors will also have the chance to meet a paleontology expert and a zoologist. Don’t miss it! Further program information is available by calling (973) 971-3700 or online at All Dino Day activities are free with museum admission.  To become a Member, and attend this special day for free, and visit the museum year-round for free visit, email, or call 973.971.3721.
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  To become a Member, and visit the museum year-round for free visit, email, or call 973.971.3721. 


Maywood’s Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – Maywood’s Annual Street Fair
will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 10 AM-5 PM along West Pleasant Ave., from Lincoln Ave. to Oak Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607. Admission: Free. Hosted By: The Township of Maywood & The Hackensack Chamber of Commerce. For information call 201-998-1144 or West Pleasant Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into a giant block party. This event will feature over 100 quality exhibitors, great food, kiddie rides & pony rides, local merchants & civic organizations. Visit the local merchants, restaurants & civic organizations displaying their merchandise, the retail exhibitors will be selling a large selection of merchandise such as handbags, jewelry, sports collectibles, dollar items, incense & oils, assorted crafts and unique one of a kind items. Bring the children to visit the “Kidz” Traveling Shindig featuring children’s rides and activities, face painting, pony rides & the petting zoo and sand art to name a few things.There will be live entertainment all day long. Thank you to our Sponsors: Our Town Newspapers, Wide Eye Security Systems, SB One Bank and The Kids Guide.


International Spring Festival
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, April 27, the Annual International Spring Festival will be held at North Penn High School, Valley Forge Road & Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Food vendors, international displays, live entertainment, activities for children and much more. Call Lansdale Public Library 215-855-3228. Free admission. Everyone is invited.


Poland And North Carolina:
Are The Wild Mushrooms The Same Or Different?
Special Presentation By Van Cotter
WHEN: Saturday, April 27 at 2:15 PM
WHERE: Scott Hall (Room 216), 2711 Founders Drive Raleigh, NC, 27607
Admission is free! All are welcome!
Club will provide refreshments at the event.
The talk will explore the wild mushrooms that fruit in Poland and in North Carolina, their ecological roles, their culinary value, and their taxonomy. Do the same mushrooms occur in both places? Van Cotter’s passionate interest in fungi began when he was assistant manager on a fruit tree farm in Michigan watching beautiful cherries succumb to fungal brown rot. For his graduate degrees he studied beech bark disease in New England and then boletes (friends of the forest) in the Himalaya. His career in the Crop Protection Industry was focused on finding new chemicals to control fungal diseases, nematodes and insects. In retirement he has been volunteering teaching and working mycological research projects at local Universities and in Farmer-to-Farmer assignments around the world in mushroom cultivation, crop protection and management of mycorrhizae in forest nurseries. 
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Birding for Beginners – April 28 – Bergen County Audubon at NJBG
NEW JERSEY – Want to get started bird watching? NJBG invites you to learn more about The Joys of Birding – Birding for Beginners at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 1 pm.  We’re pleased to welcome Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society, who’ll teach you how to identify birds, use field guides and find the best optics for birding. After the presentation, Don will lead a walk around the Gardens to try out your newly learned skills (weather permitting).  This program is free and will begin indoors at the Carriage House Visitor Center. For the walk, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Rain cancels. For more info, contact Don Torino at 201-230-4983 or NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit
Photo courtesy of Marie Longo.


Hudson Valley Polonaise Society Coming Events
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society’s mission is to preserve and protect shared Polish heritage and culture and to promote traditions. Through its many activities, the Society raises funds to support various programs and projects. Upcoming fundraisers and events include:
Polka Dance – Come out to the April 28th Polka Dance sponsored by the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society. The Eddie Forman Orchestra (MA) will provide the music from 1 to 5 pm at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Hall, Post #16, Legion Road, Pine Island, NY. For reservations or more information, call Stella at 845-291-8706.
Polonaise Society Offers Scholarships – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are of Polish descent. Seniors must be graduates of Orange County high schools; or the son or daughter of an active HVPS member. Graduating seniors who meet the criteria and who attended Orange County, NY high schools are encouraged to contact their Guidance Office for an application. Deadline is May 15th.  If anyone needs more information, or an application mailed to them, contact


Scholarship Banquet
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, April 28, the Berks County Polish American Board of Education will hold its Scholarship Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA. Time: 5 P.M. For reservations or more information call Helen Nowotarski at 610-777-4598.


Southwest Center of Polish Song & Dance Annual Recital
CHICAGO, IL – The Southwest Center of Polish Song & Dance and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America cordially invites you, your family, and friends to the 34
th Annual Recital – a celebration of Polish folk dancing and singing on Sunday, April 28th at Mother McAuley H.S. Theater, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago, IL 60655. Doors open at 12 p.m. Show begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets in advance: $12.00 – Tickets at the door: $15.00. Children 5 and under – FREE. Call Ania Kraszewski 773-972-0012 for tickets. Visit


Get Healthy-Be Fit Event to Help Promote Women’s Health!
CLIFTON, NJ – Kim Castellano, Director of Power of One and Laurie Kirwin, owner of Instep Fitness organized the first Get Healthy Be Fit Fundraiser event which was held in February.  The event encourages women’s health and fitness which helped promote Power of One’s mission to Encourage Empower Equip people to live healthier lives.  At the event, women spoke about getting healthy.  Some women shared their stories of their journey from broken hips to attending the fitness center 3 days per week and using the gym to get out of the house to socialize. Lisandra Ortiz from In-Step Fitness lead the Zumba class with Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Samba, Merengue and American style dancing to international music. The event was well attended and is scheduled again on Tuesday, April 30 at Instep Fitness Studio located at 819 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, NJ.  Fitness Classes for women are being offered all day to non- member guests for a $5 donation per class. Fitness Schedule: 9:30am Senior Stretch, 11:30 am Senior Fitness Class, 10 am-1 pm Circuit Training, 1pm-3pm (no Classes Studio is closed), 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Circuit Training, 6 pm Dance Class, 7 pm Cardio Kickboxing. Pre-registration is required. Fitness Classes are limited to 15 people per session.  To pre-register go to, or call Kim Castellano at 201-328-2326 or Instep Fitness at 973-778-7837.


A Conversation About Andrzej Bobkowski’s Notebooks –
A Polish Writer in World War II France
NEW YORK CITY – Expand your literary horizons and join us at the Kosciuszko Foundation for an evening of conversation about a notable piece of Polish literature now made available to American readers. Grażyna Drabik (City College, CUNY) and Laura Engelstein (Yale University), translators of Andrzej Bobkowski’s Szkice piórkiem,  will share insights on the author’s unique view on the history, politics, culture and life under duress. They will also elaborate on the book’s value and key messages that are relevant to readers of the 21st century.  The event, held on Tuesday, April 30
th, 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration required. Wine reception will follow a discussion. In lieu of admission donation towards the KF Cultural Fund is appreciated. COMING UP AT THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION, NYC.  The Kosciuszko Foundation is located at 15 E 65th Street, NYC. RSVP – Please call 212-734-2130.


18th Annual Lollipops & Roses Concert
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Community Band, directed by Robert D. Morgan,  is performing their 18th Annual Lollipops & Roses Intergenerational Concert on Saturday, May 18th @  2 pm – JFK Auditorium, Clifton High School, Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Admission: $7.00 – Children under 12: Free. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Education Foundation & The Clifton Community Band. Tickets will be sold at the door as well as advance tickets available from band members. For more information contact  or phone 973-777-1781. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Community Band and the Clifton Education Foundation. The concert is sponsored by The Clifton Community Band, Clifton Board of Recreation and the Clifton Education Foundation.


Clifton Looking Great In Purple!
CLIFTON, NJ – Have you noticed a little bit more purple in Clifton lately? The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Clifton teams are “PAINTING THE TOWN PURPLE”. The purple ribbons are to raise awareness that those lives lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. All traffic intersections have been tied with purple ribbons and they can be seen blowing beautifully on a windy day. The Relay for Life of Clifton will be held from 4:00 PM -12 midnight on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Clifton Stadium. To celebrate Clifton’s 15
th Relay for Life, the theme this year is… Going 15 Rounds Against Cancer. Make a commitment to be a part of Clifton’s Relay for Life.  If you would like to start a team, visit the website .If you are a survivor please join online and walk with us in our Survivor Lap. When you see the purple ribbons, remember Relay for Life. There is no finish line until we find a CURE! We hope you smile and remember a loved one when you see the purple ribbons!


Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church at 140 Lexington Avenue in  Passaic will hold a thrift shop on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Gently Used Clothing, household items, toys, and games will be featured at a very low price.


Polish American Police Association of Illinois
Annual Awards Banquet and Celebration of Polish Constitution Day
ILLINOIS – The Polish American Police Association cordially invites you to attend their 55
th Annual Awards Banquet and Celebration of Polish Constitution Day on Friday, May 3rd from 6 to 11 p.m. at the White Eagle Banquets and Restaurant, 6839 North Milwaukee Ave,. Niles, IL. Cocktails 6 p.m. – Dinner 7 p.m. The association will honor the 2019 persons of the year: Chicago Police Detective Commander Edward Wodnicki, 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano and 38th Ward Alderman Nicholas Sposato. For more information call 312-409-7878 or visit the website:


Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing
PENNSYLVANIA – Join the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation for their 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Saturday, May 18 at Oakview Golf Club in Slippery Rock, PA (160 Ralston Road). Originally established as the Polish Falcons Alliance of America, the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation (PFHF) is operated exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific or religious purposes. For more information call 844-203-9917 or go to   Registration deadline is May 11, 2019. Schedule of Events: 9 am registration & continental breakfast; 10 am shotgun start; 12 pm lunch & beverages (on course); 3:30 pm dinner; 4 pm door prizes & presentation of awards.



Polka Dance Featuring TKO Polka Band
PENNSYLVANIA – A Polka Dance will be held on Sunday, April 28 at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia. Music by TKO Polka Band from Baltimore, MD. Time: 2 to 6 P.M.  Tickets: $15.00 per person. For more information or reservations, call John Wisniewski 215-906-1825 or email: