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50th Anniversary of Chicagoland Observances of Poland’s Millennium of Christianity
ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of America is seeking sponsors for its summer exhibition on the 50th Anniversary of the Chicagoland Observances of Poland’s Millennium of Christianity. In 1966, Chicagoland Polonia came together to celebrate the historical birth of Poland through a series of elegant banquets, spectacular pageantry, and religious masses. Based on archival documents and photographs from the collections of Bishop Alfred L. Abramowicz, who served as the Chairman of Poland’s Millennium of Christianity – Chicagoland Observance Executive Committee, and Sig Sakowicz, the committee’s press director – the exhibit will focus on the collaborative work of hundreds. It will be on view at the PMA starting July 15, 2016 through September 25, 2016. A special anniversary reception will be held on Friday, August 26, with plans to screen footage from the 1966 Soldier Field celebrations. For more information, contact The Polish Museum of America, Attn: Millennium exhibit, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642-4101.


Sylwia Suma Impresses With Off The Beaten Track Exhibition
KRAKÓW, POLAND – from 06 to 29 of July, an exhibition of Sylwia Suma-Bolofo art work will be held at Gallery of Klub 6 Brygady Powietrznodesantowej. Location: Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza 1 st. Kraków 33-332 (Big white building with Green roofing above the entrance, at the junction of Westerplatte Rd and Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza st, just next to Krakow Green Belt). Gallery Hours: 7:30- 15:30
Sylwia Suma-Bolofo started her career as an artist/painter, about 10 years ago, in London, England. Greatly inspired by the talent and excellence behind the work displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, Sylwia decided to pay her respects to the work and value that impressionists wanted to contribute to the next generations. Her art works were displayed repetitiously among the galleries in London. Now Sylwia decided to come back to Poland to share her experiences of travelling and learning different cultures, from many different people she met along her journey. For more information, visit Artist’s website at


NJ Music Society Presents Music Through The Ages:
Greatest Hits From Opera To The Jazz Age

JulyconcertNEW JERSEY – On Sunday, July 10th at 5 pm in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ) the Passaic County Historical Society welcomes the New Jersey Music Society as they present Music through the Ages: Greatest hits from Opera to the Jazz Age. Join members of the New Jersey Music Society in a concert of music taking you throughout the times of Lambert Castle. Featuring the greatest hits of Puccini and Verdi, Gershwin and Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and more, let us take you back in time in a truly unique performance. Featuring soprano, Brittany Hines-Hill (2011 National Semi-Finalist with the Metropolitan Opera), Sandy Taylor (acclaimed Jazz vocalist), and Jessica Davy, clarinet. Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited, no reservations will be taken. This performance is a part of the 2016 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.


Philadelphia Premiere of Bridging Urban America
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Don’t miss the Philadelphia Premiere of Bridging Urban America. The Story of Ralph Modjeski, Bridge Engineer at the Drexel University, Mandell Theatre, 3201 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets:  $20; students $10. Buy tickets:


Dinner-Dance At Brick Elks
NEW JERSEY – Back by popular demand, the fabulous music of “THE HEROES” featuring Eddie Biegaj on Sunday, July 10th at the Brick Elks, 2493 Hooper Ave., Brick, NJ 08723. Doors open at 12 noon, roast beef dinner from 1 to 2 pm, dancing from 2 to 6 pm. Refreshments available. For more info call Neil Makatenas 732-905-0696, Andy Citkowicz 732-330-0624 or Bernie Lesiak 732-901-9977.


Country Dance – July 16
NEW JERSEY – JW & the Buicks, a country dance band, will be appearing at the Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., in Whitehouse Station, on Saturday, July 16, from 6 to 10 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Ticket price includes dessert, coffee and tea.  Light supper fare and beverages will be available for purchase.  For reservations call (908) 534-6230 or


Space & Science Festival At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
NEW YORK – Experience an exciting celebration of space, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and science fiction at the 5th annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, from Thursday, July 14–Sunday, July 17. The festival will offer guests a variety of interactive displays, activities, exhibitions and presentations, as well as a Family Astronomy Night and a free movie screening on the flight deck of the Intrepid. This year’s celebration focuses on how new technology is transforming science fiction into science fact, and coincides with the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, an interactive exhibition that immerses visitors in the world of the beloved science fiction franchise. Highlights of the 2016 Space & Science Festival include: London-based rock duo Public Service Broadcasting will perform two very special shows from their acclaimed album The Race for Space on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 9:30pm. The concerts will take place in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, underneath the Space ShuttleEnterprise, the original NASA orbiter.  Show is for ages 18 and up. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for adults 21 and over, with valid photo ID. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets. All activities taking place on Pier 86 are free and open to the public, while programs and activities inside the Museum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion are free with Museum admission.  All events and appearances are subject to change.  For a complete schedule of events or to become a member,


Clifton Night At The Jackals
NEW JERSEY – Calling all Clifton Superheroes. Join fellow residents and friends as we cheer for the NJ Jackals at the Yogi Berra Stadium (located on the MSU Campus) on Thursday, July 21, 2016, beginning at 7:05 p.m.  This event is co-sponsored by the Clifton Recreation Department, the NJ Jackals and the Clifton Optimist Club. This year’s theme is: SUPERHEROES, so come see the Jackals use their super strengths and powers on the field to secure a victory.  Wear your favorite superhero costume and receive a small gift! Prizes will be given to the participants with the best outfit.  A variety of extra activities and special recognitions will be given this evening, by the New Jersey Jackals, to First Responders and other local heroes.  Enjoy crafts, games and a real live superhero quest. The cost is $6.00 per person. Receive 1 free raffle ticket for NJ Jackals souvenirs (courtesy of the Clifton Optimist Club). Participants interested in becoming a Baseball Buddy for the evening should register at the Recreation Department or online. Residents will be seated together and the raffles will be drawn in the 5th inning. Tickets can be purchased at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor or online at Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.


Sharpen Your Eye Workshop Rescheduled
ILLINOIS – The “Sharpen your Eye” workshop on Saturday, June 25, 2016 has been rescheduled for Friday, July 29, at 5-8pm, at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago. Adults and older children will learn to understand art by experimenting themselves in how it is created. Voytek will guide and encourage workshop participants to squeeze as much art as possible from the simplest tools of charcoal and paper.  Leave behind any ideas of elite, art-world snobbery as the atmosphere will be relaxed and fun, with the art based on your own everyday experience. As Voytek states, “We need the public to be a part of our presentation, since every artwork is The Story of Us.” Voytek is known for his finely rendered, surrealistic oil and acrylic paintings combined with multi-media presentations. Now a resident of the Chicago area, Voytek received a master’s degree in Fine Arts painting and lithography from Strzeminski Art Academy in Lodz, Poland. He has had over 30 individual and group shows in the US and Europe. Admission to Sharpen Your Eye workshop – $40; for PMA members $30. Fee includes all materials. For ages 10 to 110.  Please RSVP by calling (773) 384-3352 ext. 2102. Light refreshments will be available as well as a cash bar. The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642.