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By on August 13, 2015

Family Camp Out
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will be hosting their award winning Annual Family Camp-Out.  Grab your tent and sleeping bags and come celebrate the start of the weekend by spending quality time in the outdoors with your family as well as fellow residents.  The event will be taking place in Albion Park on Friday, August 21st beginning at 4:00 p.m. and will run through Saturday morning, August 22nd (rain date Friday, August 28th & Saturday, August 29th).  Enjoy a fun night of camping, family games, activities, dinner and dessert.  Gather around a real campfire Friday night, roast marshmallows, sing songs and tell tales.  The following morning enjoy breakfast and educational camp stations, such as knot-tying, crafts, fire building, cooking, first aid, compass reading and more!  This year’s camping theme is “Stop Bugging Me”. Don’t miss this great opportunity to go camping right in your own back yard.  Admission is $10.00 per family of four or $3.00 per person for Clifton residents, and $20.00 per family of four or $6.00 per person for non-residents. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Recreation Office on the second floor of City Hall to the right. Online registration ends on 8/19/15. This event is presented by the Clifton Special Police Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Clifton Fire Department, Clifton Against Substance Abuse and the Clifton Recreation Department.  Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.

Beat The Heat Ice Cream Social
CLIFTON, NJ – The Red Hat Angels, a team in the  American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Clifton invites you to their Beat the Heat Ice Cream Social on Sunday 8/23/15 at 2:30 PM at the Senior Citizen Center, Dog Pound Road, Clifton. Enjoy making your own sundae, join in a sing along and win some gifts as the cutest jockeys and their miniature ponys race for a cure. Tickets are $10.00 with all proceeds to benefit the Relay for Life Clifton.  Contact Chris at 973 650-2719 for tickets. Come and enjoy a SUNDAE afternoon in the air conditioned center and beat the heat while helping to beat cancer. To learn more about being involved in the Relay for Life of Clifton, please visit  WE’RE FIGHTING TO THE FINISH!

Adam Styka Art Exhibit & Sale
PENNSYLVANIA – The Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia in cooperation with the Pauline Fathers of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be holding their  37th Annual Adam Styka Art Exhibit & Sale at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, in the Art Exhibit Room (gift-shop building, lower level) located in Doylestown, PA.  This exhibit takes place concurrently with the Shrine’s Polish Festival and Country Fair.  Exhibit dates: Labor Day Weekend:  September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 2015.  Opening Reception is Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:30PM.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Marie Hejnosz at 215-487-0221 or email Submitted by:  Jean Joka, Communications Director, Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia

“Summer Sizzler Raffle”
NEW YORK – “Summer Sizzler” raffle tickets featuring an Apple Ipad ($499 value), a Canon digital camera, and two $50 cash prizes are being sold by the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society. The drawing will take place at our Wednesday, September 9th meeting at the CYO in Pine Island. An IPad would be a great “going back to school” gift for your student. Tickets at $5 each are available from HVPS members. For more information, or if you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Hilda at 845-294-9254 or email

Movie Night At Polish Library – The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)
WASHINGTON, D.C. As we continue our series of movies based on books, this month we are watching one of the best known films by Andrzej Wajda, The Promised Land. This 1975 drama, based on a book by Wladyslaw Reymont with the same title, is set in an industrial city of Łódź. It is a story of three young friends, Karol (Daniel Olbrychski), Moryc (Wojciech Pszoniak) and Maks (Andrzej Seweryn), who despite all odds want to build a factory to succeed in the raw world of 19th century capitalism.  Movie is in Polish with English sub-titles. Event to be held on Thursday, August 20th from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Polish Library in Washington, 1503 21st St. Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20036. Have any questions, contact the Polish Library at 202-466-2665 – visit

Kontynuując naszą serię filmów na podstawie książek, w tym miesiącu oglądamy jeden z najbardziej znanych filmów Andrzeja Wajdy, Ziemia Obiecana. Film z 1975 roku, nakręcony na podstawie książki Władysława Reymonta pod tym samych tytułem, toczy się z w przemysłowym mieście Łodzi. Jest to historia przyjaźni trzech młodych ludzi, Karola (Daniel Olbrychski), Moryca (Wojciech Pszoniak) i Maksa (Andrzej Seweryn), którzy nie zważając na konsekwencje, chcą odnieść sukces w XIX-wiecznym brutalnym kapitalizmie.

Summertime Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – Maywood’s Semi Annual Summertime Street Fair will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 10 AM-5 PM along West Pleasant Ave., from Lincoln Ave. to Oak Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607. Admission: Free. Hosted By: The Maywood Chamber of Commerce. For information call 201-998-1144 or  This event will feature over 100 quality exhibitors, great food, kiddie rides & pony rides, local merchants & civic organizations. 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 with the Zeke Cary Band, the 12 year old singing sensation Calista Quinn and Stone Flower to name a few of the performers. Thank you to our Sponsors: Our Town Newspapers, The Star Ledger, The Bergen Community Bank, James Hardie, Verizon Fios, Bergen Mama, The Perfect Princess Parties, The Parent Guide and  Macaroni Kid.

POLESOM (Polish Educational Solutions of Minnesota)
MINNESOTA – The fun and learning will continue come September 12th. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn Polish. Saturday classes (2 hours) will be held at 6100 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55442. And if you have a 2.5 to 4 year old child and want to offer them the gift of Polish language and quality education, we have great news for you. We are gearing up to start 3 hour long Polish immersion classes on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 14th. Classes will be held at PNA Hall, 1304 4th St., NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Each class will focus on a theme and your child will embark on a language adventure in the world of children’s classical and contemporary literature, crafts, as well as eurythmics. All instruction is conducted in Polish. Class size is limited, so please register early. For more information contact President, Agnieszka Kemerley 952-457-7683, Visit and go to  POLESOM’s mission is to provide and inspire creative and outstanding educational activities that resonate with the Polish American populations.

Call For Volunteers To Assist With Holiday Boutique
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Historical Society is currently seeking volunteers to assist with this year’s Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique, which is installed the week of October 5th and operates the entire month of November. Like many non-profit organizations, the Society’s efforts to preserve local history are fueled by a group of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist in all aspects of the show, including set-up and breakdown. Tasks include selling tickets, wrapping purchases and heavy lifting. PCHS also happily partners with volunteer groups, such as Scouts, and service clubs. Volunteers will be allowed free admissions to this ticketed event and all volunteers who give more than twelve hours of their time will be treated to an appreciation meal in Lambert Castle after the holiday season. To add your name to the list of volunteers and find out more about the different volunteer positions available, please send your contact information to (please put BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEER in the subject line) or call us at (973)247-0085. Please respond by August 31st 2015 as we develop the schedule in the beginning of September. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.