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Document Shredding & Recycling Program
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be holding its next Confidential Document Shredding & Recycling Program in the parking lot of the Wanaque (also known as Haskell) campus of Passaic County Community College, located at 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine. This program is free of charge to Passaic County residents, who may bring up to 6 “banker’s boxes” worth (10 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches long) of personal paper items to be confidentially shredded and recycled, although material can be brought in the container of choice. Material accepted for shredding includes: tax returns, credit card statements, old checks, medical information (no x-rays), bank statements, utility bills, computer print-outs, copy paper (all colors), envelopes, letterhead and stationary. Unacceptable material includes binders, plastics, overnight shipping envelopes, photographs, carbon paper, and non-paper items. Participants should be prepared to take with them the receptacles that their documents were brought in, i.e. boxes, bags, etc. after discarding their documents for shredding. According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager, participants may watch their documents on camera as they are securely shredded and recycled by the vendor, All-Shred of Paterson, N.J. “This is a great free service for Passaic County residents to clean out those unwanted but very personal documents, knowing that they will be securely destroyed and recycled. We are pleased to be able to bring this program to another area of the County and hope that many people will take advantage of this valuable service,” Seiden said. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738.

Polish Constitution Day Parade
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Join us and show your Polish pride by marching with The Polish Museum of America at Chicago’s 124th Annual Polish Constitution Day Parade, celebrating the Polish Constitution of 1791. The parade is organized in honor of this historic document, the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States Constitution. The Parade begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Polish Museum of America is Unit #60. We ask that you gather at our assigned staging area on West Wacker between Wells and LaSalle, at no later than 11:30 am. We recommend wearing your most comfortable walking shoes, and something red and white, if possible. The official route runs south on Dearborn Street, from Lake to Van Buren. The PMA unit will disband on Van Buren Street at Financial Place. We looking forward to having you with us this Saturday!
– The PMA Board of Directors and Staff

Drodzy członkowie i przyjaciele MPA!
Dołączcie do grupy Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce w dniu polskiej parady z okazji Święta Konstytucji 3 Maja, w sobotę, 2 maja!
W tym roku MPA będzie maszerowało z numerem 60. Zbieramy się na ulicy West Wacker, pomiędzy ulicami Wells i LaSalle.
Jeśli chcieliby Państwo nam towarzyszyć, spotkajmy się przed paradą, która zaczyna się o 11:30.
Bylibyśmy bardzo radzi, gdyby zechcieli nam Państwo towarzyszyć!
Zespół MPA

New York – Polish Film Festival
New York, May 1-3 – The New York-Polish Film Festival presents its 11thAnnual showcasing of Poland’s most riveting cinematic feats. We are the largest festival on the East Coast of the United States promoting and presenting Polish films. With five nominations for Polish filmmakers, an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and a Silver Bear at Berlinale, 2015 is off to being a very special year for Polish cinema! For the past eleven years, the New York Polish Film Festival’s programs have reflected diverse styles and subjects of Poland’s feature, short, animated and documentary films. Polish Film Festival returns in May 2015 with an exciting array of features and shorts. In light of the recent death of Krzysztof Krauze, the festival pays homage to this master director with retrospective screenings of his work, including Papusza, a poetic picture about the Roma poet, with beautiful black & white cinematography. The Festival includes new fiction features like Gods (Bogowie) by Łukasz Palkowski, winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and Polish Egle 2015. Among the acclaimed documentaries is Actress (Aktorka), about the late Elzbieta Czyżewska, and–in partnership with the JCC–The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer and The Return. Special thanks to our Official Sponsor, Żywiec Polish Beer, and our Honorary Patrons: Consulate General of Republic of Poland in New York & Director Andrzej Wajda. Check the website for more information: When: Friday, May 1st – 8:00 am to Sunday, May 3rd – 11:00 pm at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003.

“THE SURPRISE” – Play By G.K. Chesterton
NEW JERSEY – It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend a performance of  “The Surprise” a play by G. K. Chesterton presented by The Storm Theatre in collaboration with the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture @ Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.  In THE SURPRISE, a vision appears, a wish is  granted, and a miracle occurs in this charming (and magical)  romantic comedy of “free will” by G.K. Chesterton. The performance, from May 8th thru June 13th, will be held at the Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, Morningside Drive (between 114th St. & 115th  St.), NYC. For more information and tickets contact: or call SmartTix 1-212-868-4444 or

Lambert Castle Concert Series – CJSO On The Go
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, May 3rd at 5 pm in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ) the Passaic County Historical Society will host CJSO on the Go, returning to perform as a part of the Lambert Castle Concert Series. Founded in 1970 as the Somerset County College Orchestra, in 2002 the CJSO re-organized as an independent nonprofit organization. CJSO on the Go is a Chamber music outreach program featuring members and friends of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited, no reservations will be taken. This performance is a part of the 2015 Lambert Castle Concert Series. Featuring local musicians and a variety of musical genres, all concerts are performed in the beautiful atmosphere that is Lambert Castle. Check our website for a complete listing of performances and dates. ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Lambert Castle is fully accessible to individuals with mobility limitations. However, no special accommodation currently exists for visitors who are visually-impaired and hearing-impaired. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973) 247-0085.

NJ Botanical Garden Plant Sale
NEW JERSEY – It’s NJBG Plant Sale time again at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, a delightful must-do on every gardener’s list this spring. This year’s sale will be held on Saturday, May 2; Sunday, May 3; and Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature a generous array of lush perennials, colorful annuals, robust hanging baskets, tasty vegetables and herbs, as well as trees, shrubs and collector’s items. Admission and parking are both free. The Plant Sale is held in and around the historic Carriage House Visitor Center on the grounds of the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood State Park. Visitors flock to this sale not only for the great plants, but also to see the Garden’s lovely formal plantings, extensive historical statuary and world-class collection of mature tree specimens. On Friday night, May 1, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., NJBG members will be treated to the Plant-Sale Preview Party, an exclusive members-only reception during which many of the choicest plants are traditionally sold. Non-member visitors to the Friday night preview may participate by becoming members at the gate. Master Gardeners and volunteers from the NJBG/Skylands Association — a member-supported non-profit organization that works with the State to preserve and protect the Garden and its historic structures — will be on hand to answer questions and help shoppers make selections. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For a calendar of events, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year.  Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in the winter, spring and fall. A $5 per car State Park parking fee ($7 for out-of-state visitors) is in effect on summer weekends and holidays only from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Lecture At Lambert Castle – Peter Hasenclever & The American (Iron) Company
NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday, May 6th at 7 pm in Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be hosting Peter Hasenclever and the American (Iron) Company presented by Hans Niederstrasser.  Learn how this German born businessman came to New Jersey and left his mark on the Ramapo Mountain Region. In this presentation Niederstrasser will reveal new research about Hasenclever conducted in Germany, Poland and Argentina. The program is free of charge and follows a business meeting of the Historical Society. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973)247-0085.

Healing Holy Mass
WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Father John Campoli, Director of His Love Ministries will celebrate Holy Mass at 7:00 PM. on Wednesday, May 6th at St. James Parish, 148 Grenville St., Woodbridge (07095). Following the Holy Mass, he will pray for special blessings and healing for those present. For over thirty years Father Campoli has been involved in both Renewal and the Healing Ministry. He is the author of several books and has appeared both on television and radio. In addition to having produced an extensive series of CD’s on healing and spirituality he has written many articles for newspapers and magazines. For additional information, please visit or call St. James Parish (732) 634-0500

Clifton’s Volunteer Recognition Social
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Recreation Department will be conducting their Annual Volunteer Recognition Social on Monday, May 11th beginning 6:30 pm at the Community Recreation Center-1232 Main Ave.  This event is our opportunity to say thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who work hard throughout the year to serve their community and help us provide wonderful leisure opportunities to the citizens.  We honor them with awards, gifts, dinner, raffle prizes and more at this event.  We also give out awards for staff Man of the Year, Woman of the year, Volunteers of the Years, Sponsor of the Year etc. as well as re-instate members of the Board of Recreation. For more information contact Clifton Recreation (973) 470-5957.

Spring Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Health Department will hold its Spring Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats in May & June for Clifton & Little Falls. The dates are listed below:

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM and WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM
(Dog Licenses available for Clifton Residents Only)
CATS: $5.00
TUESDAY, June 10, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM
(Dog Licenses available for Little Falls Residents Only)

  • No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in without an adult.
  • All Dogs must be on a leash. All Cats must be in carriers.
  • All New Jersey Residents are welcomed.

For more information, please contact the Health Dept. at 973-470-5760.



Birthday wishes to: Alex Grabowski, Washington, D.C., May 1st; Joseph E. Gore, Clifton, NJ, May 2nd; Suzanne Grabowski, Neptune, NJ May 7th, Michael Buchanan, Toms River, May 8th; Annie Golembewski, Somerset, MA, May 24th.

Anniversary wishes to: Stanley & Annette Golembewski of Somerset, MA – May 30th.