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Chopin Birthday Concert
ILLINOIS – The Chicago Chopin Foundation, in  cooperation with the Polish Museum of America, cordially invites you to a unique concert to celebrate Chopin’s birthday!  The concert will take place Sunday, February 28th, at 3:00 pm, in PMA Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall (984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL). Violinist Daniel Kurganov and violist Aurelien Fort Pederzoli will treat you to works by Chopin and other masters. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Chicago Chopin Foundation, whose mission is to create the Chopin Garden in Grant Park – a public space where Chicago shares the art of Chopin and other great music with the world. For more information and tickets: or call 773-384-3352. For more information about the Chopin Garden or Chicago Chopin Foundation:


St. Michael the Archangel to Host Divine Mercy Lenten Mission
LYNDHURST, NJ – Divine Mercy is the theme of a four-day English-language Lenten mission at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Lyndhurst. Featured speaker is Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. For over 20 years, Fr. Seraphim served as Vice-Postulator for North America in the Canonization Cause of St. M. Faustina.  He was directly instrumental in the publication of the very first edition in the original Polish language of her now world-famous Diary. He also was a first-hand witness of the miracle attributed to Sister Faustina’s intercession that opened the way for her being declared “Blessed” in 1993, and he coordinated the efforts that served to verify that miracle as well as a second one that led her to be declared a “Saint” in 2000. In October 1995, Fr. Seraphim was assigned to full-time promotion of The Divine Mercy message and devotion, participating in Divine Mercy retreats, conferences, and symposia. He is also a familiar face on the EWTN Catholic television network. The Lenten mission takes place at 7:00 PM on  Monday, February 29, through Thursday, March 3. All are welcome to attend. For additional information, contact St. Michael the Archangel Parish at  (201) 939-1161.


Fish & Chips Dinner
CLIFTON, NJ – St. John Kanty Parish will hold a Fish & Chips Dinner catered by Thistle in the parish center on Friday, March 4th from 6 to 8 pm (continuous serve). Take out only from 5:30-6:00 pm) Cost: Adults $15.00 – Child (1/2 portion) $8.00. Tickets will be sold after Masses and in the parish center office. There will be a mini Tricky Tray, 50/50 and Raffles. Please help to make this affair a success by donating a cake or a baked good. Baked goods should be brought to the center on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 pm or Friday morning. If you would like to help with this event call the parish office 973-779-4102. Anyone is welcome to help! St. John Kanty is located at 49 Speer Avenue in Clifton (07013).


Return of the Raptors – Audubon program at NJBG – Feb. 28, 2016
NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to learn more about the Return of the Raptors at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, February 28, 2016 , at 1 pm. Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society offers an indoor photo presentation on the dramatic return of bald eagles, osprey, peregrine falcons and other fascinating birds of prey, touching on the many different species that inhabit our region and how many have returned from the brink of extinction. Sorry, no live specimens. This program is free and will be held indoors at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Donations are always welcome. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 am to 6 pm every day in the winter, 8 am to 8 pm the rest of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. 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: The Bald Eagle is one of the beautiful birds of prey you’ll meet in a program about the Return of the Raptors at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 1 pm. This free program is sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Photo courtesy of Mike Malzone.



Acoustic Music Night
NEW JERSEY – Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd in Whitehouse Station will host an Acoustic Music Night on Saturday, February 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m featuring the Raritan Valley Recovery band.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Price includes coffee, tea and desserts with additional light supper items for purchase.  For information, please call (908) 534-6230. The evening of acoustic music will open with “Gerry Shamey and Friends”, playing folk, rock, and country favorites. Raritan Valley Recovery will take the stage to play “not strictly bluegrass” music.  They have played at Somerset and Hunterdon counties’ farmer markets, Clinton’s Come Together music series, and Flemington’s Thursday Night Light music series.


Lecture by Anastasiia Simferovska, Curator At The Voznitsky Lviv Art Gallery
ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of America invites you for a lecture by Anastasiia Simferovska, curator at the Voznitsky Lviv Art Gallery, on The City and the Image: Lviv portrait in the context of multi-cultural milieu of the turn-of-the-century Galicia. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 5:30 pm at The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642. Considering portrait as a historical and cultural document, this presentation explores the affinities and differences of the portraits by Lviv painters of Ukrainian, Jewish, Armenian, and Polish descent, particularly focusing on private and public, gender and race, ethnic and cosmopolitan. Anastasiia Simferovska is a researcher, art historian, tour guide, and curator at the Voznitsky Lviv Art Gallery. She is researching artistic life of Galicia at the turn of the nineteenth century in a broad European historical and multicultural context. At present, she is an Art History PhD student at the Academy of Art in Lviv, concentrating her research to early 20th century Portraiture.
$10 – suggested donation $5 – members
RSVP 1-773-384-3352 ext. 2111

Dnia 2 marca 2016 roku, w środę, o godzinie 17:30 w Sali Głównej Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce im. Sabiny F. Logisz pod adresem 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 odbędzie się wykład Anastasii Simferovskiej, kuratora Lwowskiej Narodowej Galerii Sztuki im. Borysa Woźnickiego, zatytułowany Miasto i obraz: lwowskie portrety w kontekście wielokulturowego środowiska Galicji końca XIX – początku XX wieku. Poprzez analizę portretu jako dokumentu historycznego a zarazem dzieła sztuki, wpatrzymy się w oblicza Lwowa przełomu wieków na portretach malarzy polskich, żydowskich, ukraińskich i ormiańskich. Podejmiemy próbę poszukiwania w tych portretach cech wspólnych i odmiennych: od stylu artystycznego do pytań o płeć, narodowość, tradycje i kosmopolityzm oraz cechy indywidualne,  społeczne czy zbiorowe. Anastasiia  Simferovska jest badaczem, historykiem sztuki, przewodnikiem i kuratorem muzealnym we Lwowskiej Narodowej Galerii Sztuki im. Borysa Woźnickiego. Zajmuje się badaniem życia artystycznego Galicji na przełomie XIX i XX wieku w historycznym i wielokulturowym kontekście europejskim. Anastasiia Simferovska jest doktorantką na Akademii Sztuk Pięknych we Lwowie i pisze pracę na temat lwowskich portretów początku XX wieku. Spotkanie będzie prowadzone w języku angielskim.
$10 – sugerowana dotacja na rzecz muzeum. 5 $ – członkowie MPA
RSVP 1-773-384-3352 wew. 2101


New Art Exhibit And Sale At Clifton Arts Center
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Arts Center presents Fairs, Festivals and Fun” an art exhibit and sale of artwork by the Clifton Association of Artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 through March 19th, 2016. There will be a reception open to the public on Saturday, March 5th from 1 pm-4 pm. This year’s theme by the Clifton Association of Artists showcases the festivities of fun events and places. The Clifton Association of Artists was established in 1963 by a group of twelve artists. The mission of the Association is to promote the advancement of art and culture in Clifton by creating an environment for the expression of the visual arts.  Presently, the Association has artists that each uniquely are talented in their own medium.  The Clifton Association of Artists is sponsored by the City of Clifton Recreation Department. Gallery hours are from Wednesday through Saturday ~ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Group tours are available by appointment. The art exhibit at the Gallery will include works in various art mediums such as oil, acrylic, pastels, photography and mixed-media by professional and amateur artists from Clifton and surrounding communities. The Clifton Arts Center Gallery first opened to the public in January of 2000 and more than 33,000 visitors have enjoyed art exhibits and cultural events.  The Clifton Arts Center is located on the grounds of the Clifton Municipal Complex (900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton) near the Well Water. The Clifton Arts Center Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday: 1pm- 4pm. Group tours are available by appointment.  Admission fee is three dollars. For more information check the website at: or like us on Facebook.


Beefsteak Dinner
CLIFTON, NJ – The Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church will hold its 30th Annual BEEFSTEAK DINNER on Saturday, March 5th in the church hall (corner of Huron and Orange Ave. – off Van Houten Ave., in Clifton). The beefsteak dinner will be provided by Nightingale’s. Beer Soda and Icea will be supplied; feel free to bring your own wine. Many prizes will be offered for the in-house raffle. Dinner served 7:00 p.m. (There will be pizza for the kids!) Reservations required by Sunday, February 28, 2016. NO tickets will be sold at the door. For reservations, call Barbara Polk at 973-452-1233 or 973-473-3773.


Relay Seeking Teams
CLIFTON, NJ – RELAY OF CHAMPIONS is the theme for the 12th Relay for Life Clifton that will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 3 PM to Sunday, June 12, 2016 6 AM. The Relay for Life kick-off, which was recently held, was the start to the American Cancer Society’s season-long effort in creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Relay for Life is a unique volunteer community event that allows participants from all walks of life to join together in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is an overnight celebration where teams camp out, and take turns walking around a track – “relay” style. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a touching ceremony honoring cancer survivors as well as paying tribute to those lost to the disease.The Relay returns “home” at Clifton Stadium . The Committee invites anyone interested in starting a team or joining a team to attend the RFL Committee meeting on Thursday 3/3/16 7:30PM at the Senior Citizen Center on the Clifton City Hall complex to learn more about the Clifton event. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to form a team or volunteer to help, please visit or contact Ed Ahart, ACS liaison at 973 285-8041.If you want to learn more about ACS and the services they provide, please visit If you are a cancer survivor, please register on the website and join us for our Survivor Lap on Relay day.


Bus Trip To West Point
MARYLAND / NEW YORK – The Polish-American Citizens Club of Tadeusz Kosciuszko will sponsor a bus trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The bus will leave from Somerset, MA (Park & Ride on Route 103 / 1701-1759 Wilbur Ave.) at 5:00 a.m. Off street parking available. Passengers will also be picked up in Central Falls, RI from St. Joseph’s Church on 391 High St. The bus will leave West Point for home at approximately 5:00 p.m. Visit will include a walk through “Kosciuszko Garden”, view CadetPass in review, attend annual observance at the Kosciuszko Monument, self-guided tour of West Point Military Museum, and a 60-minute guided tour of the West Point U.S. Military Academy. For additional information and cost call Brian Curt at 508-678-0987 or visit


Comedy Night
NEW JERSEY – Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd in Whitehouse Station will host a Comedy Night on Saturday, March 5.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m.  The comedy show will feature professional comedians. Discount on Dinner and show tickets if paid in advance. Tickets also available at door.  Reservation are required by calling (908) 534-6230 or


Sundae Bingo
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will host “Sundae Bingo” on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Clifton Recreation Center. Join us for an afternoon of bingo fun, toy prizes, and making ice-cream sundaes. The cost is $3.00 per person, parents included (to cover cost of ice cream and supplies), for pre-purchased tickets and $6.00 per person paying at the door (if space is still available) seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done at or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave 2nd floor. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-470-5956. Don’t forget your good luck Bingo charms!