Calendar (week of May 1st)
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church at 140 Lexington Avenue in Passaic will hold a thrift shop on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Gently Used Clothing, household items, toys, and games will be featured at a very low price.
PENNSYLVANIA – Make plans to attend the Port Richmond Pierogi Fest on May 4th from 12 to 5 p.m. at Campbell Square, 2535 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134. Vendors, kid activities, live music and Polish American dancers.
Polish American Arts Association General Membership Meeting
WASHINGTON, DC – The Polish American Arts Association’s general membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006. On the agenda: PAAA Scholarship Awards for 2019; Premiere of a new art song “Szklana Gora”; Tribute to Stanislaw Moniuszko on the 200th anniversary of his birth. The program will feature Soprano Laura Kafka-Price, pianist Alvin Smithson, violinist Christopher Jasiewicz, and actress Hanna Bondarewska of the Ambassador Theater. Following the business portion of the meeting and distribution of 2019 PAAA Scholarship Awards, an artistic program will include a premiere of a new composition Szklana góra (Glass Mountain), an art song by composer Sal Ferrantelli to the poetry of Lidia Kosk. All members are urged to attend. Guests and families are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, art and history and to learn about PAAA’s goals and plans for future events promoting Polish culture. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. Please confirm your attendance by email or phone 703-356-5198 – firstname.lastname@example.org Parking: Plenty of street parking (free on Sunday) or at the garage at the south-west corner of 21 St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The Arts Club is within easy walking distance from the Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations.
Polish Constitution Day Mass & Youth Program
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, May 5, the Polish American Congress Polish Constitution Day Mass and Youth Program will be held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA. Mass, 12:30 P.M., Youth Program, 2:30 P.M. Call 215-922-1700 for more information.
Annual Mass & Scholarship Awards Luncheon
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, May 5 – The Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia Annual Mass & Scholarship Awards Luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 5th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA. Mass 11 A.M. followed by the luncheon. Call Irene Musman 215-914-2284.
Meet The Author Event At PMA
CHICAGO, IL – The Polish Museum of America cordially invites you for a meet the author event in the Polish language with Ludwika Wlodek, great-granddaughter of Polish writer Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980). The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm at the Social Hall of PRCUA. The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642-4101. https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/?event=ludwika-wlodek-wieczor-autorski&event_date=2019-05-07
Lecture On New Jersey Originals At Lambert Castle
NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday, May 8th at 7 pm at Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ), the Passaic County Historical Society is hosting Linda Barth as she presents New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More. Based on her book by the same title, in this program Linda will teach us about the inventions of Bell Labs and Edison, in addition to other valuable, brilliant, and quirky creations. The work of our soldiers at Fort Monmouth and Camp Evans—including radar and night vision goggles—helped the United States win World War II. Cook College at Rutgers has produced important, often disease-resistant, vegetables and flowers. Among the edible inventions are pork roll, M&M’s, and the famous Campbell’s green bean casserole. Quirky firsts include Lucy the Elephant and the Francis life car. And just for fun, some famous and not-so-famous New Jerseyans. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of Linda Barth’s publication will be available for purchase. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973)247-0085. Be sure to like and follow the Passaic County Historical Society on Facebook for regular updates about all our activities.
Relay for Life Fundraiser At Bruno’s
CLIFTON, NJ – The Red Hat Angels Team – Relay for Life In Clifton – will hold a fundraiser at Bruno’s Restaurant & Pizzeria on Wednesday, May 8th from 11 am to 9 pm. Dine In, Order Out, Delivery! 20% of your total pre-tax check will be donated to the Red Hat Angels Team. Bruno’s is located at 1006 Rt. 46 West – Clifton Plaza, Clifton, NJ. 973-473-3339. Visit www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj (Present this article to your server). The Relay for Life in Clifton will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 4 to 12 midnight at Clifton Stadium.
Council of National Directors of the Polish American Congress
Meeting Set For May 9-10, 2019 In Chicago
The annual meeting of the Polish American Congress Council of National Directors will be held in Chicago, Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10, 2019. The location for the meeting will be the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. For more info on the hotel, visit www.rosemont.hyatt.com. Specific details will be sent to National Directors from the PAC National Office in Washington, D.C. The 2019 gathering will conduct normal business, including reviewing By-Laws and considering Resolutions. Also, this year the Polish American Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary as an organization. One of the highlights of the Council of National Directors meeting will be a banquet to commemorate the many accomplishments of the PAC. Again, additional information will be sent to National Directors in the immediate future. In advance, thank you for making plans to attend the 2019 PAC national meeting – celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of our fine organization!
MSCPWA Scholarship Fundraiser
NEW YORK – The Marie Sklodowska Curie Professional Women’s Association would like to invite you to their annual Scholarship Fundraiser and “Stanislaw Moniuszko” Essay Contest Awards Presentation on Thursday, May 9th at the Princess Manor, 92 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. Buffet supper at 7:00 p.m. Donation: $50.00. There will be an artistic program featuring Moniuszko’s Music and Polish School Children. Visit www.curiewomen.org for more information or call Mary Bielski at 917-771-7130 – email: email@example.com The scholarships will be presented at the MSCPWA’s Scholarship Dinner on November 10th, 2019.
100th anniversary of the University of Arts in Poznan Exhibit
ILLINOIS – The PMA cordially invites you to the grand opening of the exhibition of the formerly known as Academy of Fine Arts, on May 10th at 7:00 pm at the PMA Great Hall, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The exhibition is organized by selected artists working at the Department of Painting and Drawing, including: Dariusz Subocz, Joanna Marcinkowska, Tomasz Kalitko, and Marcin Lorenc. It presents various creative, academic, and research attitudes. The Academy of Fine Arts, having undergone numerous changes, was led by many rectors, including: Stanisław Teisseyre, Jarosław Kozłowski, and Wojciech Hore. The school gained its specific character, and produced many outstanding artists and educators among them: Jerzy Schmidt, Lucjan Mianowski, Stanislaw Zamecznik, Waldemar Swierzy, Zbigniew Makowski, and Magdalena Abakanowicz. All are welcome. Admission: $15, to go towards the conservation of PMA collections; $10 for PMA members, with membership card
Bigos and Polish Vodka Tasting At KF
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s that time again! Come taste a variety of Polish vodka and learn more about how it is produced! We will also treat you to one of the best Polish specialties – BIGOS (Hunter-stew). The event will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 6 p.m. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING OF CAMARADERIE WHILE SHARING TOASTS AND INDULGING IN DELICIOUS POLISH FOOD. KARAOKE MACHINE WILL BE HERE, TOO, SO WHAT ABOUT SOME SINGING? Members: $30 – Non-Members: $35. RSVP: KFDC@THEKF.ORG The Kosciuszko Foundation is located at 2025 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Polish-American Picnic – Majowka
NORTH CAROLINA – The Polish American Club of the Triangle cordially invites all to the Annual Polish-American May Picnic – Majowka on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1 to 7 pm. Polish Constitution Day will be celebrated with games and outdoor activities (plaiting garlands/plecienie wiankow, drowning of Marzanna, coloring). For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing
PENNSYLVANIA – Join the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation for their 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Saturday, May 18 at Oakview Golf Club in Slippery Rock, PA (160 Ralston Road). Originally established as the Polish Falcons Alliance of America, the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation (PFHF) is operated exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific or religious purposes. For more information call 844-203-9917 or go to www.polisheritage.org/events Registration deadline is May 11, 2019. Schedule of Events: 9 am registration & continental breakfast; 10 am shotgun start; 12 pm lunch & beverages (on course); 3:30 pm dinner; 4 pm door prizes & presentation of awards.
Food Truck & Vendor Festival
CLIFTON, NJ – Make plans to attend Downtown Clifton’s Food Truck & Vendor Festival on Sunday, June 2nd from 11 am to 5 pm. Free Admission! Free Giveaways! Kids activities. Location: Parking Lot #8 (corner of Clifton Ave. & First Street). Google/GPS 348 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011. Music provided by Swingman & The Misfit Mutts Band and DJ Nick@Nite. Bring your own chair and enjoy the music! For more information contact the Downtown Clifton Economic Development Group, Inc. 973-557-3886. Visit www.downtownclifton.com
2019 Senior Citizens Law Day – Register Now!
NEW JERSEY – Register now for the annual Senior Citizens Law Day presented by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 10 AM at the New Jersey Law Center – Wilentz Auditorium in New Brunswick, NJ. Join the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and a panel of experts for a free and lively conversation on current issues facing senior citizens. This annual conference will feature moderator Mark R. Friedman Esq. leading the panel discussion at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. This year we are pleased to welcome NJ’s Acting Director of Consumer Affairs, Paul R. Rodriguez, Esq. and NJ’s Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy Thompson, Esq. Presentation to include current issues in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Abuse, Frauds and Scams. Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. Call the NJ State Bar Foundation at 732-937-7525 for more information and to register. Visit www.njsbf.org
PENNSYLVANIA – A Polka Dance will be held on Friday, May 10 at the Evergreen Country Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA from 7 to 10 P.M. Music by Joe Kroboth Band. Call 610-944-7501 for more information.