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By on May 7, 2015

Scholarships Offered
NEW YORK – Through its many activities, the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society members work to raise funds to support various programs and projects. The HVPS will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are of Polish descent. Seniors must be graduates of Orange County high schools; or the son or daughter of an active Hudson Valley Polonaise Society member. The scholarships will be presented at our regular meeting on July 9th. Graduates interested should contact their Guidance Office for an application, or email: Deadline for submission is May 15th, 2015.

Relay for Life “Night At The Old Canal Inn” Fundraiser
NEW JERSEY – Team Awesome, a team from the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Clifton invites you to a Relay for Life “Night at the Old Canal Inn” 2 East Passaic Avenue in Nutley on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 8:30 to Midnight. There will be food and drink specials, raffles and more. All proceeds will benefit the team’s goal in the 2015 Relay for Life Clifton. Come and enjoy this fun evening with many surprises. Relay For Life Clifton is celebrating their 11th birthday with a theme of “Lights, Camera, Relay for a Cure”. The event will be held at Clifton High School on Saturday, May 30, 2 PM to Sunday, May 31, 6 AM. If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the website at If you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society please visit the website Please come and enjoy the night at the Old Canal Inn and support Team Awesome as they strive to meet their goal.

Avenue of Flags Needs Your Help
NEW JERSEY – What are you doing on Monday 5/25/15 at 6:00 AM? Sleeping? You can do that any day. Come join all the volunteers and help on Memorial Day as they raise 1676 flags. The flags honor those Clifton soldiers who gave their lives for us. Volunteers give their time and energy to raise these flags. Volunteers are the backbone of this project and more people are always needed. The list has dwindled due to illness, age or those who have moved away. If you are interested in volunteering, please call John Biegel at 973-519-0858 or Keith Oakley at 201-774-6666. Come join us and we guarantee you will get an overwhelmingly good feeling for being a part of honoring those who served their country. Please join us on 5/25 Memorial Day at 6:00 AM to raise the flags. Too early? We understand. Join us at night at 7 PM to take them down. Hope to see you on 5/25. It is a gratifying experience to be a part of this great project started by John Biegel 12 years ago. After you raise the flags, join us again at the Memorial Day Parade. The parade kicks off with the Showband of the East, the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band, from Hepburn Road at 9AM to Chelsea Park for a short service. Anyone interested in walking in the parade or if any group would like to participate, please contact Frank Gaccione at 973-773-3788. Bring your flag and a chair and cheer the Veterans to show your appreciation for all they have sacrificed so we can live freely.

Children’s Container Gardening Workshop
1205-DSC00221-kidsforwebNEW JERSEY – NJBG will sponsor a hands-on Children’s Container Gardening Workshop at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 1–3 p.m. Join Nancy Cochrane and Master Gardener and educator Olga Newey in the Carriage House Visitor Center to explore the fun of gardening. You’ll learn about growing veggies and plant a container to take home with you. All materials are provided, but bring gloves if you have them. This workshop is for children ages 6-16, and those under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The fee is $10 for NJBG members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required; for more information and to reserve your spot in the workshop, please call 973-962-9534. Sorry, no walk-ins. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. Call 973-962-9534 or visit for more information on NJBG, membership, volunteer opportunities, events or directions. The NJ Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in the autumn, winter and spring. In photo: Young gardeners at NJBG’s Children’s Gardening Workshops are captivated as they plant veggies to take home under the guidance of NJBG’s Nancy Cochrane and educator Olga Newey. Photo courtesy of NJBG.

Semi Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, May 16, the Clifton Downtown Economic Development Group is holding its Semi Annual Street Fair. This free event will be held along Main Ave. from Washington Ave. to Hadley Ave. in Clifton from 10 AM – 5 PM. The streets will be brimming with over 100 local merchants and businesses showcasing their shops and special sales. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment including a DJ with Karaoke. Any local civic organizations or local merchant is invited to participate in this event. This is an opportunity for local businesses and groups to promote their establishments or organization. For more information call JC Promotions, Inc., 201 998-1144 or email at Web: www.jcpromotions

Fish Fry
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society invites you to a “Tastefully British” Fish Fry set for Friday, May 22nd. The event takes place from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Pine Island Fire Department in Pine Island. Chicken tenders are available. Take-outs are available. Advanced tickets only! They can be purchased by calling 845-258-4559, 845-651-4287, or 845-258-4625. See you at the Fish Fry!

Amazing Foods of Clifton Salutes Our Veterans
NEW JERSEY – Save the date for the second annual Amazing Foods of Clifton Salutes Our Veterans Night. Mark your calendar for Monday 6/22/15. The Committee promises you a night of enjoying the specialties of our fine restaurants and food vendors in Clifton. Local businesses and food services are being asked to participate and share their fine food with all attendees. If any businesses would like to participate, contact Mayor Anzaldi at 973 470-5757. Tickets are $30.00 each. Send your check, payable to the City of Clifton Veterans Committee, and mail it to Clifton Veterans Day Committee, c/o Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. The event is held to raise funds for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Please show your support for our outstanding veterans, enjoy the delicious food and great camaraderie. We hope to see you on 6/22/15, but if you can’t enjoy the event with us, we would appreciate your donation to support our Veterans Parade. So save the date! 6/22/15 6 PM at the Boys and Girls Club, Colfax Avenue, Clifton.

Polish Children’s Heartline Annual Golf Outing
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Children’s Heartline is looking for golfers, sponsors, dinner guests and volunteers for our 2nd Annual Golf Outing. Join us for another fun day of golf, good food, drink and great raffles while supporting this wonderful cause. And who knows….. maybe you’ll win a car! The outing will be held on Thursday, July 16th at Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. A complete program of 18 holes of golf, deli lunch, player snacks, gift bags, dinner buffet, 1 hour open bar of wine & beer, raffle prizes, awards banquet, and contests. For more information contact Doreen Patras Cramer 732-680-0680 or Corey Cramer 607-713-3700. Registration deadline July 10th. Early Bird registration June 16th.

Polish Singers Alliance of America – District Seven’s Calendar of Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 30 – CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY #182 of Passaic, NJ will be hosting this year’s District Convention starting with Business Sessions of Delegates at the Polish People’s Home at 1-5 Monroe Street in Passaic, NJ followed by a festival – style Concert/Competition, Mass and Awards Banquet. For details, please call Brent Iskra at 973-546-3568.
Sunday, May 31 – Izabella Kobus-Salkin, District Choral Director and General Director of the PSAA, is organizing a CHILDREN’s FESTIVAL of POLISH SONG at the Polish Slavic Center,177 Kent Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY inviting Polish Children’s Groups of the Metropolitan Area to participate. If interested and for further information, please contact Izabella at 917-288-9261.


Happy Birthday wishes to: Ray Skorka, Emerson, NJ – May 22nd.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Marge and Jerry Robinson, New Jersey – May 14th; Mary Ann and Neil Makatenas, May 22nd – New Jersey.