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By on June 26, 2015

Family Event
NEW JERSEY – Bring the kids to meet and mingle with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers and Paterson’s Firemen on Sunday, June 28th from 11 am to 3 pm. (Rain date: July 12th). The men and women who protect us every day will be on hand to demonstrate their expertise in their respective units: K-9 Unit, Bomb Squad, Swat Team, Command Center, Fire Truck. Location: Garret Mountain Reservation – Great Meadow. Refreshments will be available. Hosted by Passaic County Parks and Recreation, and supported by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Sponsored by: Classic Auto Body, Paterson, N.J.

Summer Program Registration Now Open
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – Registration for the 2015 Clifton Recreation Department Summer programs is now available online at or you may register at the Clifton Recreation Department at 900 Clifton Ave. Clifton, NJ 07013. Programs include Tots-O-Fun, Junior Sportstar, Allsport, Summer Days in the Park, Counselor-In-Training Program, Specialty Camps, Classes, Family Events and much more.  The summer programs will run July 6th – August 14th. Camp programs are for Clifton residents only until one week prior to the summer camp beginning June 29th at which time registration will be open to non-residents if space is still available.  Specialty Camps are one week camp programs conducted by outside professionals in their field.  These programs are open to residents and non-residents at this time.  The dates and times of these one week programs vary throughout the summer. There are specialty camps being offered on the following topics: Fun on the Farm, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Golf, Soccer, Fun and Fit, Fashion Design, Sewing, Sports Squirts, All Terrain Trackers, Tennis, NASA, and Paws, Claws & Hooves Art.  For more information please visit our website or call the office at (973) 470-5956.

Lambert Castle Concert Series
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, June 28th at 5 pm in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ) the Passaic County Historical Society will host Anna Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola as they return to present An Afternoon of Operatic Arias and Duets. Lyric Soprano Annamaria Stefanelli returns to Lambert Castle with Tenor Rory Angelicola to present a program filled with operatic favorites, ranging from Italian arias and duets to favorite American classics such as Stranger in Paradise. 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. 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. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973)247-0085.

4th Annual Polish Festival In Seattle
SEATTLE, WA – The very popular Polish Festival returns to Seattle Center on July 11, 2015 as part of Festal cultural programs. Come explore and experience Polish cultural traditions and contemporary achievements through live music, dance performances, workshops, exhibits, and more. Merchandise market place will showcase Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery, amber jewelry, crystal, cut-out paper art. Vendor booths will provide information about local Polish-American community and travel to Poland for business and pleasure. The beer garden will offer a variety of imported Polish beer and local wines, and the food booths will serve plenty of authentic Polish food. This summer the Festival will feature many new children’s activities including crafts, a drawing contest, story time, and an interactive science presentation based on experiments of Maria Skłodowska Curie.The Festival will especially present the Polish Highlands (Podhale). The unique traditions of Polish Highlanders and the splendor of the Polish Tatra Mountains will be showcased with regional artifacts exhibit, performances of authentic music and dance by a group from Chicago Zespół Góralski Siumni, and special sheep cheese (oscypki) from the mountains. The festival will be held at the Seattle Center – Armory & Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109. For more information call 206-948-8064, write: 1714 18th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, email: Visit:
Polish Festival Seattle is produced by the Polish Home Foundation, a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization, in partnership with the Seattle Center and the support from the Polish-American community. For over a century, the Polish-American community of Puget Sound has been active locally and is proud to present Polish cultural traditions at the Seattle Center, as part of Festal cultural program fostering  understanding between cultures and building a greater diverse community overall.  

Want to Learn Polish?
Sign up for Summer Course of the Polish Language and Culture in Rahway, NJ
(7/7 – 8/27/15)
NEW JERSEY – Discover the beauty of the Polish language! No prior Polish knowledge is required! Affordable program of all levels and for all ages! Free classes for priests, nuns and catechists! Classes for Beginners will be held on Tuesdays (6:00 – 8:00 PM). Classes for Intermediate Polish will be held on Thursdays (7:00– 9:00 PM). Polish language is not as difficult as you think! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn Polish from an inspirational and native teacher! Very convenient location, near the train station! All are welcome! Contact: Anna (732) 325-7779,  Classes will be held at St. Mary’s School – St. Mary’s Church, 232 Central Avenue in Rahway (Room 103).

Summer Foreign Film Series at LB2 Library
HAWTHORNE, NEW  JERSEY – The Louis Bay 2nd Library is hosting a Summer Foreign Film Series featuring films on Wednesday nights at 6 pm that were either nominated or won prestigious awards. Stay for a brief discussion of the film afterwards. The dates and movies are as follows:
        July 1: Ida (2014; Polish)
        July 15: The Artist (2011; French)
        July 29: Waltz with Bashir (2010; Hebrew)
        August 5: Spirited Away (2001; Japanese animation; dubbed)
        August 26: Volver (2006; Spanish)
To register, visit the library’s online events calendar at or call 973-427-5745 ext. 15. The Louis Bay 2nd Library is located at 345 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne.

Library Offers Free Natural History Museum Vouchers
NEW JERSEY – The Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne is continuing to offer free vouchers to the Museum of Natural History in New York City to patrons. Two vouchers per family are allowed per year, which is equivalent to two free admissions. The admission includes the museum, one temporary special exhibit, IMAX film, space show or seasonal live animal exhibit. Voucher-holding patrons will also receive discounted members’ rate on additional special exhibition tickets purchased that day. No advance purchases are allowed. A valid library card is required to acquire the vouchers and you must be a Hawthorne resident. For more information, call 973-427-5745 ext. 15. The Louis Bay 2nd Library is located at 345 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne.