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Weekly Rosary With Meditations By Saint John Paul II
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Join us every Saturday at 12:45 p.m. in praying the Rosary with Meditations by Saint John Paul II –  “The Rosary is my favorite prayer.” – Saint John Paul II at the  Saint John Paul National Shrine which is located at 3900 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC 20017. For more information visit  This week: Saturday, June 1
st – Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.


Food Truck & Vendor Festival
CLIFTON, NJ –  Make plans to attend Downtown Clifton’s Food Truck & Vendor Festival on Sunday, June 2
nd 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


Austin Polish Society Invites You To A Free Monthly Polish Film!
TEXAS – Join us for the free monthly Polish film: “The King of life”, 2015, comedy/drama, 100 min., English subtitles on Sunday, June 2
nd at 3:30 p.m. The film will be shown at the Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd. For more information call 512-974-8700. COST: FREE. CONTACT:
About the film: The King of Life” is a first feature film by Zieliński, who is known for his work as the cinematographer of Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolność’ by Wojciech Marczewski or Washington Square by Agnieszka Holland.
Synopsis: Edward – a father, husband, and corporate employee weighed down by everyday struggles, who discovers the ultimate beauty in life, and becomes a free, happy man. He also shows that the most important things – love, happiness, friendship, and time spent with our loved ones – are free. The story of Edward is an unpretentious, positive film, which proves that happiness is contagious within 800 meters! The happiness is just round the corner.
Director: Jerzy Zieliński, Screenplay: Fadi Chakkour , Cinematography: Jan Holoubek, Music: Karim Martusewicz.
The Austin Polish Society is a Texas non-profit organization established in 2005 dedicated to furthering knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events.


Clifton Community Band Concert At Lambert Castle
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, June 8th at 6 pm on the lawn of Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ) the Clifton Community Band will return to the Lambert Castle Concert Series and present Music at the Castle: A Welcome to Summer. Founded in 2002 and directed by Robert D. Morgan, the Clifton Community Band is a traditional concert band (brass, woodwinds and percussion). The band appears in the area and around the state performing a variety of music including classical, pop, big bands and marches. Admission to the concert is free but donations are requested. The suggested donation is $15. Please bring your own seating. Rain date is Sunday, June 9th. This performance is a part of the 2019 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. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973)247-0085. Photo is courtesy of the Passaic County Historical Society


Polish Museum of America’s Summer Gala
ILLINOIS – The looming clouds of war were nearing in 1939. But Poland held onto its optimism at the World’s Fair in New York City, themed “The World of Tomorrow.” The optimism and hope presented at the Polish Pavilion showcased the finest Poland offered in the arts, crafts, agriculture, sciences, and commerce. With the outbreak of World War II and the closing of the World’s Fair in 1940, the artifacts presented at the Polish Pavilion could not return to Poland. Thankfully, a majority of the Pavilion artifacts were acquired by the Polish Museum of America where they are displayed for all visitors to marvel at and are a major part of the PMA collection. 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Polish Pavilion. This year, the Polish Museum of America’s Summer Gala pays tribute to the magnificent Polish Pavilion. But the PMA needs the support of Polish Americans in Chicago and across the US, as well as anyone with an interest in Polish and Polonian culture and heritage, to protect these treasures for future generations. Attend the gala and enjoy a memorable evening celebrating the PMA while helping to preserve the heritage of our parents and grandparents for the future of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Summer Gala will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Café La Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois, where Deborah Greenlee and the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra will be honored with the Polish Spirit Award, in the individual and organization categories, respectively.  In October, the Polish Museum will host a 80th Anniversary exhibit of the Polish Pavilion. For more information, call 773-384-3352 ext. 2101 or email:


Film Screening of John Paul II and The Fall of Communism
WASHINGTON, D.C – The Embassy of Poland and the Saint John Paul II National Shrine invite you to a screening of Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism on Friday, June 7
th from 6-9 p.m. This event celebrates the anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s first visit to Poland, which set in motion the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe a decade later. Opening remarks will be given by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, Piotr Wilczek. SCHEDULE: 6:00 p.m. Reception; 6:45 p.m. Introduction & Screening. Please RSVP for Free at The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is located at 3900 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, DC. Visit


Bergen County To Host Home Ownership Fair on June 8
NEW JERSEY – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the 23rd Annual Bergen County Home Ownership Fair will take place on Saturday, June 8th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel which is located at 650 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.  The annual event is sponsored and organized by the Bergen County Division of Community Development and admission is free.  About 50 Exhibitors will be presenting at the Fair including local realtors, banks, mortgage companies, credit counselors, home inspectors, and other experts who are ready to answer questions ranging from how to obtain a mortgage all the way through to the steps needed to maintain and improve a new home once purchased. Hands-on workshops will be held throughout the day with topics that include: “The ABCs of Home Ownership;” featuring  “The American Dream First Time Homebuyer Program;” “How to Work with a Realtor”; “The ABCs  of Closing on Your New Home” (English and Spanish); “Getting Financially Fit for Homeownership;” “Home Inspection;” “Fair Housing Issues;” and a presentation by the New Jersey Housing and Finance Agency,  a nonprofit that encourages affordable home ownership. For further information please contact Ms. Jacqui Atkins, Director of the Bergen County Home Ownership Center, 201-336-7206 or  For Vendor information to exhibit at 
the Fair, please contact Ms. Chloe Drakes at 201-336-7205 or


Musical Mondays At Clifton Libraries!
CLIFTON, NJ – FRIENDS of the Clifton Public Library present Musical Mondays.
MP Music Youth Concert.  A Patriotic Musical Program on June 3, 2019 at the Clifton Main Library, 292 Piaget Avenue.
Two Guitars. Music from the American Songbook on July 22, 2019 at the Allwood Branch, 44 Lyall Rd.
D3 DANCE Academy of Clifton.  Dare to be different at D3! on August 5, 2019 at the  Allwood Branch, 44 Lyall Rd.
All shows are from 2 pm to 3 pm, free, and open to the public. For more information call 973-772-5500.


Spring into Summer: The Song Is on the Rose
Free Concert by the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society

NEW YORK CITY – As summer draws nigh, and roses bloom, the Bond Street Singers–Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle VanderSande–rev up with balmy airs in a gala salon of parlor songs that the Tredwells, the sole family to have lived at 29 East Fourth, may have heard wafting through the house during their 98-year residency. Music by Johann Strauss II, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Tosti, Ravel, Irving Berlin, and others. FREE (donations welcome). Reservations required.
The event will be held at The Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East 4th Street, Manhattan on Friday, June 7 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Info and reservations (required): (212) 777-1089 x303 – For more info about BSESS, visit


An Evening of The Eagles
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, June 8  the Polish American Citizens Club presents “Winslow: An Evening of the Eagles”.  Join the band for two full sets.  $15 for entry includes dessert, coffee / tea, iced tea, lemonade, water.   Dinner buffet option is available for additional $15/person.  Doors open at 7pm,  the music starts at 8:00pm. Cash bar.  Tickets available at or by calling the club phone 908-534-6230. All are welcome!  The club is located at 29 Klilne Blvd., Whitehouse Station, NJ (Polish ancestry not required for entrance-lol). 


Lecture on The Partitions Of Poland
MASSACHUSETTS – Sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts, whose headquarters are located at the Polish Center of Discovery & Learning, a lecture by Historian Dr. Dabrowski will take place will on Saturday, June 8
th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St. Chicopee, MA 01013. She will speak on “The Partitions of Poland: Or, How A Major European State was wiped off the map of Europe.”  Poland has had a rocky, if fascinating, history. In its incarnation as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the country was once the largest in continental Europe. Yet, by the end of the eighteenth century, it had disappeared from the map of Europe. In this lecture Dr. Patrice Dabrowski will detail the country’s step-by-step dismemberment by its neighbors Prussia, Russia, and Austria as well as the Polish reaction to the partitions. It is a tale of decline but also determination. Under conditions that would daunt any country, Poles managed to enact Europe’s first constitution. Nor did they go down without a fight, as the efforts of a favorite son of Poland and America, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Ko?ciuszko, attest. Dr. Dabrowski will also consider the important repercussions the partitions had for the Polish nation. Patrice M. Dabrowski is a historian with degrees from Harvard University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and recently finished a three-year stint at the University of Vienna. Dr. Dabrowski is currently an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. In addition to having held a number of grants and postdoctoral fellowships, she has also won awards for several scholarly articles. Dabrowski is the author of two books: Poland: The First Thousand Years and Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland. In 2014 she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. In the fall of 2019 she will once again teach her popular “One Thousand Years of Polish History” course at UMass Amherst.


Audubon Bluebird Walk at NJBG – June 9, 2019
Bluebirds, Nest Boxes and how they help
NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to explore the Botanical Garden’s many beautiful residents on a Nature Walk at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10 am.  Join us for an easy walk of the garden and fields as we visit the volunteer-installed bluebird nest boxes and learn why they are important to the Eastern Bluebird. You’ll also look for and identify some of the many birds, butterflies and plants that call NJBG home. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Rain cancels. This program is sponsored by NJBG and the Bergen County Audubon Society. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For a calendar of events, membership, directions or more, please call 973-962-9534 or visit Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking fee on summer weekends and holidays: $5/car for NJ residents, $7/car for out-of-state visitors. Parking is free in the fall, winter and spring, and on summer weekdays.


Polka Dances

PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, June 9, a  Polka Dance will be held at the  Evergreen Country Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA from 2 to 6 P.M. Music by Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men Band. For more information call 610-944-7501.