Calendar (week of May 9, 2019)
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.
100 Years of the Polish Red Cross Presentation At PMA
CHICAGO, IL – A presentation on the origin of Poland’s oldest humanitarian organization and its monumental role in supporting the nation – 100 years of the Polish Red Cross. Program in Polish – will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 6 p.m. at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642-4101. Presenters: Barbara, Eva i Waldemar Niklinscy, Marlena Dzis, Jaroslaw Golembiowski, Waldemar Izdebski and Michal Sadowski. Admission $15.00 – free for students and youth. All proceeds dedicated to the Polish Museum of America.
Clifton Health Department Presents 2018 Annual Report
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department will present its 2018 Annual Report at its Board of Health Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm at Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton. The Clifton community is invited and encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Registration is not required. The Clifton Health Department’s 2018 Annual Report identifies the services and programs provided by the Administrative, Animal Control, Environmental Health, Health Education, and Public Health Nursing divisions during 2018. During the presentation, Health Officer John E. Biegel, III and staff will review highlights, accomplishments, and challenges during 2018 and what is planned and anticipated for the near future. In partnership with the community, the Clifton Health Department works to prevent disease, promote and protect health and well-being, and enrich quality of life for those who live and work in our community. Your local health department protects you from health threats, educates you and your neighbors regarding health choices, provides healthy solutions, and advances community health. For more information about this meeting, please contact Jennifer Kidd at 973-470-5774 or email@example.com. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.
New Date For Polish Picnic At Our Lady Queen of Poland
MARYLAND – OUR SPRING PICNIC HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS. OUR NEW DATE FOR THE PICNIC IS MAY 19, 2019. SAME TIME AND SAME PLACE. Come and join us for our annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, May 19th at Our Lady Queen of Poland Church, 9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Time: 11 am to 4 pm. Delicious Polish food, music and children’s games. Invite your friends!
NJBG Lilac Workshop — May 18, 2019
NEW JERSEY – NJBG will sponsor a free hands-on Lilac Workshop on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm. Attendees will work with NJBG Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn to restore and improve the New Jersey State Botanical Garden’s renowned lilac collection. Mr. Flynn will give a lesson on lilac care and cultivation at 10 am. Join this free workshop for a great chance to learn by doing, and to get answers to any questions you may have. Beginners are welcome. Bring lunch and gloves; rakes and pruners, too, if you have them. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. Call 973-962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org for more information on NJBG, membership, volunteer opportunities, events or directions. The NJ Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in the autumn, winter and spring.
18th Annual Lollipops & Roses Concert
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Community Band, directed by Robert D. Morgan, is performing their 18th Annual Lollipops & Roses Intergenerational Concert on Saturday, May 18th @ 2 pm – JFK Auditorium, Clifton High School, Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Admission: $7.00 – Children under 12: Free. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Education Foundation & The Clifton Community Band. Tickets will be sold at the door as well as advance tickets available from band members. For more information contact CliftonBand@optonline.net or phone 973-777-1781. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Community Band and the Clifton Education Foundation. The concert is sponsored by The Clifton Community Band, Clifton Board of Recreation and the Clifton Education Foundation.
Polish Singers Alliance of America’s 67th District Seven Convention To Be Held In Passaic, NJ
NEW JERSEY – The Chopin Singing Society is pleased to invite you to the 67th District Seven Convention of the Polish Singers Alliance of America. The convention will take place at the Polish-American Cultural Center, 1-3 Monroe Street, Passaic, NJ. The one day convention will be held on May 25, 2019. The Mass and Concert will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 7 Parker Avenue, Passaic, NJ while the rest of activities will be held at the Polish-American Cultural Center.
Schedule of events:
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Business Sessions: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chorus Rehearsals: 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Choral Competition: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mass and Concert: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Banquet and Dinner: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
For more information please call Arthur Sroka at 973-777-2345.
March into History at Lambert Castle
Civil War Weekend – May 18-19, 2019
NEW JERSEY – Come one! Come All! March into history with the Passaic County Historical Society and the Second New Jersey Brigade at Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ) on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, from 10 am-4 pm. Experience Civil War camp life and a full day of demonstrations including infantry, signal corps, civilians, cavalry, artillery, 22nd US Colored Troops, and medical. Lambert Castle Museum will also be open with free admission all day! Come for a few hours or stay for the day. Parking available in the lot at Lambert Castle. Overflow parking is also available at Rifle Camp Park (387 Rifle Camp Rd, Woodland Park) with shuttle transport to Lambert Castle. Visit www.2dnjbrigade.org or www.lambertcastle.org for more information. 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.
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash Tribute
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., Whitehouse Station welcomes Ring of Fire – the area’s only tribute to “the man in black”, Johnny Cash on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Band plays 8-10 pm. $15 per person includes entrance, desserts, coffee, tea. Buffet dinner also available for $15/person. Cash bar. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets available at squareup.com/market/PACCWHS or by calling the club phone 908-534-6230.
Polish American Congress – Western New York Division
To Celebrate Diamond Jubilee
NEW YORK – The Polish American Congress, Western New York Division will celebrate the organization’s Diamond Jubilee with a special Mass, plaque dedication, and reception. The Polish American Congress made its first appearance at a Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Duffy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church on May 28, 1944. A special Mass will take place on June 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Polish American Congress. The Chopin Singing Society will be present for the Mass as well as other Polonian organizations, community leaders, and dignitaries. PACWNY President, James L. Ławicki II, said, “A little known historic fact is that the Polish American Congress met and appeared for the first time at a Mass which took place at St. Stanislaus Church. This event is of relevance to our organization, the local community, and the church itself. It undeniably augments the already rich historic importance of the Mother Church of Polonia.” During the Mass a bronze plaque will be unveiled and dedicated to commemorate the first appearance of the PAC as an organized group at St. Stanislaus B.M. Church in 1944. Following Mass, a reception will take place at the Clement Mansion (Red Cross Building), 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo from 6 – 8 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ivan and Greg Docenko will be present playing Polish classical music. For details call 716-864-6120. RSVP is required by May 24, 2019.
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
Polonaise Society Offers Scholarships
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society 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 HVPS member. Graduating seniors who meet the criteria and who attended Orange County, NY high schools are encouraged to contact their Guidance Office for an application. Deadline is May 15th. If anyone needs more information, or an application mailed to them, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yankees vs Mets Game
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department is conducting a trip to see the “New York Yankees vs the New York Mets” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Seats are located in Section 431 A & B. Tickets cost $95.00 per person and includes your game ticket, transportation, tolls, parking and an all you can eat buffet (available for 90 minutes) at the Master Pass Batter’s Eye private area prior to the game. Menu includes: Nathan’s hot dogs, burgers, chicken tenders, french fries, garden salad, Poland Spring water and Pepsi products. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Buses will leave from the Clifton High School front parking lot at 3:30 p.m. sharp and return approximately at 11:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.cliftonrec.com or at the Recreation Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue. For additional information, call (973) 470-5956.
Free Citizenship Classes Offered In Toms River
NEW JERSEY – Free citizenship preparation classes will be offered this summer, from June 20 to July 27 at Donovan High School, Toms River, NJ. Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9pm. In order to qualify, you must have a green card for at least 5 years, and be able to speak, read and write English. Registration on June 13 at 6 pm Call Sr. Margaret Nulty at 732-998-3153 to pre-register.
Let’s Dance Again!
NEW JERSEY – The GB’s Polka Band will be performing at the Brick Elks Lodge #2151 on Sunday, May 19th from 2-6 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Polish Kitchen and refreshments available. Ticket Price: $20 – no refunds. For tickets and information, call Bernie Lesiak at 732-504-7808, Andy Citkowicz 732-330-0624 or Neil Makatenas 732-905-0696. The lodge is located at 2493 Old Hooper Avenue, Brick, New Jersey 08723.
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, May 19, the Polka Pals Polka Dance will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 2596 Cornwall Road (Cornwall Rd. & 419), Cornwall, PA. Music by Polka Whoo Band from 2 to 6 P.M. For more information or tickets, call Joe Yaklowich 717-566-5704.