Calendar (week of March 13th)
Operalogues 2019 At Clifton Library
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS of the Clifton Public Library are pleased to announce there will be a fourth season of Operalogues. The programs are conducted by Ed Perritti, Executive Director of the NJ State Opera and will be presented at the Clifton Main Library. The following is a list of dates and titles:
March 18–Great Tenors from the 30’s to the present.
April 15–Great Sopranos from the 30’s to the present
April 22–Tchaikovsky’s “The Maid of Orleans”
May 6– Great Baritones from the 30’s to the present.
May 20–Potpourri of operatic selection from Ed’s vast collection–audio and video
Programs times are from 1 to 3 pm for all dates and are free and open to the public. The Clifton Main Memorial Library is located at 292 Piaget Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011. For more information call 973-772-5500 or visit http://www.cliftonpl.org/clifton-library-support-us/clifton-library-friends
Let’s Celebrate Together – St. Patrick’s Day & St. Joseph’s Day
ARIZONA – The Pulaski Club of Phoenix is proud to present 2 days of fun in the sun with Canada’s own John Gora and Gorale on March 16th & 17th, 2019. Kick off the festivities on Friday night, March 15th at a “Meet and Greet” with the variety sounds of DJ “Nickelcity Dave” at 6 p.m. FREE Admission. Bar food, snacks and drink specials all night long. Saturday, March 16th – 6 to 10 pm; Sunday, March 17th – 2-6 pm. Doors open 1 hour before dance. $12.00 admission at the door both days; kids 12 years and under or your 1st name is PAT or JOE is FREE. No B.Y.O.B. The Pulaski Club has a full bar available and the Polish Kitchen will be open. The club is located at 4331 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008. For more information call 602-275-9329 or visit www.pulaskiclubaz.org
St. Joseph/St. Patrick Social
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club of Camden County, New Jersey invites all to a St. Joseph/St. Patrick Social on Sunday, March 17th from 3 to 7 p.m. at Runnemede VFW Post #3324, East 6th Avenue and Veteran’s Way, Runnemede, N.J. $25 donation includes buffet, beer, wine and soda. “Cash bar for mixed drinks”. Music by The Polka All Stars with Rick Gazda, Ray Malach and Chuck Pendrak. For more information/tickets, call Dan at 856-468-1215.
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will host “Sundae Bingo” on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center (1232 Main Ave.) Join us for an afternoon of bingo fun, prizes, and making ice-cream sundaes. The cost is $3.00 per person, parents included, pre-purchased and $6.00 per person paying at the door (if space is still available). Seating is limited and there is no guarantee that there will be space on the day of the event. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done online at www.cliftonrec.com or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave 2nd floor. Everyone attending must pay even if you are not playing bingo. Online registration ends on 3/21/19. Participants must pick up wristbands at the reg. table upon arrival on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-470-5956. Don’t forget your good luck Bingo charms!
Atom String Quartet To Perform at Blues Alley
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Atom String Quartet will be performing on Tuesday, March 19th at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. Show Times: 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. This concert is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in the year of the centennial of Polish-American diplomatic relations. Atom String Quartet is one of the very rare string quartets in the world of jazz. Apart from jazz, the group’s work draws inspiration from Polish folk and music from various regions of the world, as well as contemporary and classical music. The quartet was established in Warsaw in 2010, and all of its members are graduates of Warsaw Frederic Chopin University of Music. Since 2011 the band has had a constant presence at the world’s greatest music festivals, including the Berliner Jazztage, Jazz Baltica, Cairo Jazz Festival, Katara European Jazz Festival, Gaume Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, and Jazzycolors. Atom String Quartet has also performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall (NYC), Elbphilaharmonie (Hamburg), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin), and the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing). The group has recorded four original records, two of which received the Polish “Fryderyk” music award (the “Polish Grammy”). Audiences all over the world appreciate not only the quartet’s uniqueness, but also the artists who cooperate with ASQ, such as Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Mino Cinelu, Grażyna Auguścik, Urszula Dudziak and others. USA Tour details: concerts in Chicago, IL, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, New York, NY, Clark, NJ, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA and Washington DC.
Events At The KF
NEW YORK CITY – A leading bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny (to perform in Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Samson et Dalia at the Metropolitan Opera in Spring 2019) and accomplished pianist Lech Napierala will present: Winter Journey – a recital of Franz Schubert’s acclaimed Winterreise, Op. 89 to Stanislaw Baranczak’s poetry. The recital will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, 7:30 p.m. The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th Street, New York, NY 10065. Tickets: $15 -$30. For more information go to www.thekf.org/events or call (212) 734-2130. The event is organized in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music Program.
NJBG – Audubon Gardening for Butterflies – March 24, 2019
NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to learn more about Gardening for Butterflies at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 1 pm. Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society will offer an indoor photo presentation in which you’ll learn why native plants are so important to our environment, and how to introduce them into your home landscape. Native plants can easily turn your yard into a beautiful and healthy enclave that welcomes birds and butterflies. This program is free and will be held indoors at the Carriage House Visitor Center. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event calendar, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org.
Honoring The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown, Ohio Founding Members
OHIO – The Lenten season is a perfect time to add prayer and reflection to your calendar. This Polish Arts Club of Youngstown event is a way to do both. Join the members and guests for the 2019 Memorial Mass & Breakfast on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Church. The mass starts at 11:00 AM with the option of participating in the gorzkie żale (traditional Lenten lamentation) service before at 10:15 AM. This annual event is the Club’s way of remembering, honoring and commemorating its many deceased members who did such good work to preserve and promote this proud Polish culture. This event is open to the public and catered breakfast is available after mass. Reservations are required for $15 pp full breakfast. Not a member yet? For more information visit www.polishyoungstown.com or call 330-333-9724, email: email@example.com
NEW Cancer Support Group
CLIFTON, NJ – Cancer? Choose Hope a new support group for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors meets monthly in Clifton. Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 20th at the Power of One Coaching office located at 796 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton. They will offer two sessions, one in the morning from 11:30 am-1 pm and the other in the evening from 6:30 pm-8 pm. The new support group’s purpose is to provide a compassionate community to support and encourage cancer patients, survivors and caregivers throughout their walk with cancer. Cancer? Choose Hope provides a safe, welcoming environment where one can share their successes and challenges. By helping one another, together we can choose hope and see it work in our lives. Director Kim Castellano of Power of One is a long-time volunteer with American Cancer Society (ACS) where she serves as an event leader for Clifton’s Relay for Life. Additionally, Castellano served as a member of ACS’s event staff for their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event held in Ridgefield Park. The support group will be working with local organizations affiliated with cancer. Those interested in collaborating their resources can contact Kim Castellano at 201-328-2326. For more information or to attend the support group contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-328-2326.
Friends of the Shelter 15th Annual Beefsteak Tricky Tray
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER 15th ANNUAL BEEFSTEAK TRICKY TRAY will be held on FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 7:00 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, 181 Colfax Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. Join us for an exciting night of fun, great prizes, and even a 50/50 raffle! This is our major fundraiser of the year, which helps to raise the money needed to care for the animals at the shelter. Tickets, which are almost sold out, are $65 per person or $60 per person for a table of eight. Each ticket will include dinner, drinks, and a value pack of tickets. If you are looking to help us make a difference, we appreciate gift cards/certificates and other donated items. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter (Dog Pound Rd., Clifton, NJ) through April 8: Monday-Friday 6:30-8:30 PM or Sunday 12-4 PM. For more information, please visit us online at www.cliftonanimalshelter.com, or call 973-470-5936. Mailing Address: Friends of the Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015.
Fish & Chips / Shrimp & Chips/ Captains Platter – All Available ONLY on Fridays Over Lent
CONNECTICUT – The Polish National Home in Hartford announces that on Fridays during Lent the kitchen will offer the following… Fish & Chips ($11.95), Shrimp & Chip ($15.95), and a Captain’s Platter (Fish, Shrimp & Chips – $18.95). All come with French fries and cole slaw. The Polish National Home is located at 60 Charter Oak Avenue – Pulaski Plaza, Hartford, CT 06106. For more information email: email@example.com Follow them on Facebook and Instagram – @HartfordPNH
Let’s Make Bigos!
WISCONSIN – The Polish Heritage Club of Madison is offering a Bigos class on March 23, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m. $20.00 per person. Please bring a 1 quart container to take bigos home. Instructor: Kasia Virgell. Registration and payment deadline Tuesday, March 19th. Go to www.phcwi-madison.org for registration form. Any questions, please call Marge Morgan at 608-271-6460. Class size limited to first 16 registrations.Class location: Lakeview Lutheran Church, 4001 Mandrake Road, Madison, WI 53704.
Cultural Heritage Mass
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, March 23, a Cultural Heritage Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center City Philadelphia. Procession of ethnic groups 2 P.M., Mass 2:30 P.M. Call 215-587-3540 for more information.
Red Hat Angels Partners With UNO’s For Fundraising
CLIFTON, NJ – The Red Hat Angels, a Relay for Life Clifton team, is partnering with UNO’s Chicago Grill, located at 426 Route 3 West in Clifton for an ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST fundraising event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8 AM to 10 AM. Your $20 donation will have you enjoying, eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, French toast, fruit, crumb cake, orange juice, tea or coffee. Gather your friends, family and co-workers for a great breakfast and camaraderie while at the same time supporting a great cause! For tickets, please call Lauren at 201-893-0473 or Chris at 973-650-2719. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a celebration of hope and survivorship. Team members take turns walking or running on the track. The annual Relay for Life of Clifton is set for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4 PM to 12 midnight with our emotional luminaria ceremony at 10 PM. Please note the new time this year!! Join us for our “We Are Going 15 Rounds Against Cancer” in our 15th RFL Clifton. For more information about Relay for Life Clifton, visit www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj. If you need information on the services provided by ACS please visit cancer.org. Note: Please bring cereal, peanut butter or jelly to be donated to the Clifton Outreach Pantry hosted at School 12.
Cooking Classes: Pierogi Ruskie – Kotlet Mielony
MINNESOTA – The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota (PACIM) is offering the following cooking classes – March 21: Pierogi ruskie (potato and cheese dumplings); April 18: Kotlet mielony (ground beef cutlet with sides). Cost is $35/members and $45 for non-members. (Membership in Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota). Classes will be taught by Jola Papiewska. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the FACS room of St. Anthony High School/Middle School (room 209). For more information, call 612-378-9291 or visit www.pacim.org or St. Anthony 612-706-1166.
Polish Cultural Foundation Scholarships 2019
CLARK, NEW JERSEY – The Polish Cultural Foundation has been blessed with generous donors who have funded three different scholarships for deserving undergraduate students of Polish descent. Each scholarship fund:
Lubomir and Irena Zabilski Scholarship
Joseph S. Rozanski Scholarship
Irena and Mieczyslaw Niznik Halocha Scholarship
gives awards of $2,000 for the upcoming school year. All undergraduate students of Polish descent are encouraged to apply. All applications are to be received by March 31, 2019 and must include a 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch picture (passport size). Faxed applications will not be accepted. For more information call the PCF 732-382-7197, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for application form www.pcfnj.org