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Polish Museum of America Open House Chicago 2016
image003ILLINOIS – Come see all there is to offer this at Open House Chicago, Saturday only, October 15, 2016 from 9-5pm
The PMA, founded in 1935, is in the heart of Chicago’s historic Polonia, in the national headquarters building of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. This 1913 structure designed by John Flizikowski, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, and noted for its significance in the history of Polish-American settlement in Chicago. Treasures from 16th century Polish Kings to 19th century American Presidents are part of the collection, including many artifacts from the 1939 New York World’s Fair Polish Pavilion which could not be returned to Poland at the outbreak of World War II. The Museum’s current exhibit is Art for Heart, a celebration of Polish-American artists to benefit the Gift from the Heart (Dar Serca) Foundation and The Polish Museum of America.

Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce, założone w 1935 r., znajduje się sercu historycznej dzielnicy polskiej w Chicago, znanej jako Polish Downtown. Muzeum Polskie mieści się w głównej siedzibie Zjednoczenia Polskiego Rzymsko-Katolickiego w Ameryce. Budynek zaprojektowany w 1913 r. przez Johna Flizikowskiego został zapisany w 2013 r. w National Register of Historic Places, czyli w oficjalnym rejestrze zasobów kulturowych Stanów Zjednoczonych, ze względu na jego znaczenie w historii osadnictwa Polaków w Chicago. W kolekcji muzealnej można znaleźć eksponaty od XVI-wiecznych skarbów polskich królów po XIX-wieczne pamiątki amerykańskich prezydentów, a także wiele obiektów i dzieł sztuki z polskiego pawilonu z Wystawy Światowej w Nowym Jorku w 1939 r., które nie mogły powrócić do Polski po wybuchu II wojny światowej. Obecnie w Muzeum ma miejsce wystawa „Sztuka dla Serca” czyli sztuka artystów polonijnych. Jest to już 6 edycja tej inicjatywy zorganizowana prze Fundację Dar Serca i Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce.
Zapraszamy bardzo serdecznie do Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce na Open House Chicago w sobotę 15 października 2016 w godz. 9-17.


Polish Heritage Month Celebrated In Maryland
image002BALTIMORE, MD – In celebration of October as “Polish Heritage Month”, The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland will hold ceremonies on Sunday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m. at The Pulaski Memorial in Baltimore’s Patterson Park, S. Linwood Avenue & Eastern Avenue. Afterwards, beginning at 3:00 p.m., a cultural program will continue at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Auditorium, 420 South Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 for a celebration of Count Pulaski and a light reception. Please join us! For additional information, or if any organization wishes to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please contact Ms. Jean Pula at or call 410-370-2644.



Clifton Arts Center “Tea & Conversation” Fundraiser
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Arts Center will present its’ 8th annual “Tea & Conversation” fund-raiser.  This special event will take place at the Upper Montclair Country Club on Sunday afternoon, October 16th at 1:00 pm.  The fee is $48 per person. There will be a three course luncheon, along with a tricky tray and cash raffle.  Some tricky tray prizes include complimentary passes or gifts from QVC Studio Tour, Walt Disney World Co., Target, Mr. Cupcakes and more. Rob Gilbert, PhD will be the special guest speaker and he will speak about “Super-Creativity ~ THE SUCCESS SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE”. What if you could have the creativity of a Picasso, the imagination of a Stephen King and the genius of a Martha Graham? Dr. Rob Gilbert, a professor at Montclair State University for almost 40 years, studies the success secrets of the world’s most outstanding performers. In this session, you will learn how to tap more of your creative genius. Business, educational, and medical groups invite him to address their meetings because they know that the same mental skills that teaconversation-logomake people winners on the athletic field are just as effective in the boardroom, the classroom or any other arena where people work to achieve success. As a professor at Montclair State University he teaches Sports Psychology and also researches athletic motivation and teamwork, studies that have helped literally thousands of athletes defeat their mental problems. He has studied the mental skills of not only the world’s greatest athletes, but also the most successful business executives and highest-earning sales people. Dr. Gilbert motivates tens of thousands of people around the world on a daily basis through both his Success Hotline and his on-line Success Newsletter.  The Clifton Arts Center Gallery first opened to the public in January of 2000.  Now, more than 40,000 visitors have enjoyed art exhibits, history and cultural events.  The Clifton Arts Center is located on the grounds of the Clifton Municipal Complex near the Well Water. Advanced reservations are required by calling 973-472-5499.  Seating is limited. Tables of ten are available.


Visegrad Four 5K Run – Walk and Kids Run – October 15th
MARYLAND – Take part in a family friendly sporting event in beautiful Great Falls, Maryland and learn more about Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia – the four Visegrad countries known simply as V4. Unique medals for all finishers, toys and prizes for kids, refreshments, delicious European pastries and great fun guaranteed. The winners in different categories will receive additional honors and various prizes courtesy of 4F, the official outfitter of the Polish Olympic Team in Rio. The course is flat and runs through a picturesque area. The run will take place on October 15th at C&O Canal National Historic Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854. Packet pick-up at 7:30-8:45 am; official opening and warm-up 8:55; 5K Run and Walk – start 9:00 am; Kids Run (up to 12 years) 10:00 am; Picnic 10:30-12:00. Registration is FREE, but usual entrance fees for C&O Canal National Historic Park still apply, so we suggest carpooling. (No same day registration). Don’t delay – only 150 spots remaining. The V4 Run is organized by the Embassy of Poland in partnership with DC Road Runners and in collaboration with the Embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. These four Central European countries cooperate closely with each other and are called the Visegrad Group (V4). The group was created 25 years ago during a meeting in Visegrád, a historic city in Hungary.  For more information go to  No strollers on the trail –dogs must be kept on a very leash.


NJBG Daffodil Planting
njbg-dsc05505-daffsNEW JERSEY – Come help us add hundreds of daffodils to the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at NJBG’s annual Daffodil Planting. Volunteers will work with the Garden’s expert staff on Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m. to add even more daffodils (narcissus) to the Garden’s lush spring bulb display. Children are welcome, so bring the whole family and help create beauty for thousands of visitors to enjoy. You’ll also get great ideas and tips for spring bulbs in your own garden. NJBG’s annual Daffodil Planting adds to the lavish displays that bloom in late April throughout the Botanical Garden, always a welcome sign of spring. These deer-resistant blooms return year after year in vibrant shades of yellow, orange, salmon and white. They make a fine low-maintenance addition to any garden. Bring gloves and a trowel if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes. No experience is necessary, and children are welcome. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. NJBG holds hands-on workshops throughout the growing season, working with many different plants under expert guidance. Be sure to check next year’s calendar for workshops and walks featuring lilacs, wildflowers, and more. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit
PHOTO: Thousands of sunny yellow daffodils welcome spring at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. NJBG volunteers will once again add to the display at the annual Daffodil Planting on Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m.


Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Helps Veterans Raise Dough
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Veterans Committee have partnered with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to raise “dough” to support their community projects. Anthony’s will host a fundraiser with the Veteran’s Committee on Monday, October 17, 2016. Please join them between 11:30 AM and 9:30 PM.  Enjoy lunch or dinner and present this article to your server or visit Facebook for the flier, and the Committee will receive  20% of your checks value, prior to tax and tip. Volunteers will be at Anthony’s that day with fliers as well.  If you prefer take out, mention the Veterans Committee when you order and get your coupon at the door.  All proceeds will be used to offset the expenses for the Veterans Day Parade. The parade this year is Sunday, November 6 with kickoff at 2 PM from the Athenia Veterans Post.  Hope to see you on October 17 for great food and camaraderie. Thank you Anthony’s for your spirit of giving back to the community.


Apple Pie Baking Contest
CLIFTON, NJ- Attention all bakers!  Enter the Clifton Recreation Department’s annual Apple Pie Baking Contest on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at this year’s HarvestFest.  Following the Halloween Parade, the HarvestFest will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex-900 Clifton Ave. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pies must be homemade and must be registered at the City Hall Municipal Grounds between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Prizes are gift certificates to local grocery stores and will be awarded to the top three pies and consolation gifts will be issued for all entries.  Winners will be presented at the Harvestfest between 2:00 – 2:30 pm.  Please include a list of ingredients on an index card for your apple pie entry.


A Photographic Exhibit: John Paul II The Holy Man: To The Ends of the Earth
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Arts Club of Trenton (PACT), in cooperation with St. Hedwig Parish, is proud to sponsor the inspiring photographic exhibit John Paul II the Holy Man: To the Ends of the Earth. The exhibit presents 150 pictures of Pope John Paul II, messenger of love, justice and peace recorded by renowed Polish photographers (Adam Bujak, Gregorz Gałązka, Arturo Mari and Ryszard Rzepecki). The exhibit will be on display at St. Hedwig Parish’s Lipinski Hall, on Saturday, October 22 (10 AM – 7 PM) and on Sunday, October 23 (8 AM – 7 PM). Captions describing the pictures are in English and Polish. Free admission to the exhibit, goodwill donations accepted.  St. Hedwig Parish’s Lipinski Hall is located at 644 Indiana Avenue, Trenton, NJ. Parking is availble at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on Brunswick Avenue, located directly accross from St. Hedwig Church, 872 Brunswick Avenue; the Capital Health Hospital – Fuld Center parking lot located on Heil Avenue just one block south of the hall; or on the local streets. For more information please contact Bill Muszynski at  The exhibit is organized by Andrzej Prończuk, Exhibit Director, Polish Cultural Foundation Inc., Boston, Massachuesetts, and Jacek Maria Stroka, Exhibit Curator Publishing House “Kwadrat” s.c., Krakow, Poland.


Piast Award Ceremony
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Cultural Foundation cordially invites Polonia to the Piast Award Ceremony which will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 p.m., at the Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, NJ 07066. This year’s recipient is Rev. Bogumil Chrusciel, “Father Chris”, for his 45 years of pastoral and social work. Artistic performance by The Slavic Arts Ensemble, who will perform works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Paderewski, Moniuszko, and others. Free admission – donations are very welcome as the event is also an annual fundraiser for the Polish Cultural Foundation. For more information call 732-382-7197, email: Visit


Fall Dance
MINNESOTA – The Boys from Baltimore will be performing at the Maplewood Moose, 1946 English St. (corner of English St. & Frost Ave.), St. Paul on Friday, October 21st from 7-11 p.m. After hours pizza party! 11 pm-12 am. For more information call 612-788-4272 or 651-433-2173.


Divorce Law Seminar Slated For Oct. 20th
NEW JERSEY – The public is invited to attend a seminar on Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick off Ryders Lane. Admission is free but reservations are required. Click here to register, or you can visit our website ( or call 732-937-7518 or 1-800-FREE LAW.  Speakers will be the the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, of counsel at the Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, Ocean; and attorney Francesca O’Cathain, a partner at the law firm of Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC, Hackensack.
Specific topics for discussion will include:
•Grounds for filing for divorce in New Jersey
•Process for obtaining a divorce through the Courts
•Alternative methods of dispute resolution
•Types of custody in New Jersey (legal versus residential)
•Custody arrangements and implications
•Process for resolving custody disputes
Grandparents’ Rights
•Overview of the current law
•Process for proceeding with a grandparent Complaint
A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.
For more information about the Foundation’s programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.


Garden Design Tips For Traffic-Stopping Curb Appeal
NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to learn many exciting Garden Design Tips for Traffic-Stopping Curb Appeal in a program that mixes humor and practical information at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Join us at 2:00 pm in the Carriage House Visitor Center for a program presented by nationally recognized gardening expert Kerry Mendez. Garden Design Tips for Traffic-Stopping Curb Appeal offers great ideas and exceptional plants to beautifully ‘accessorize’ your house. You’ll learn how to disguise less attractive features and show off your home’s best side year round. Drought tolerant plants, perennials and annuals that don’t need deadheading, no prune shrubs, long-lived bulbs, the illusion that you have more plants than you actually do due to their astonishing display – these are just some of the treasured nuggets that will help make your landscape more beautiful than ever. The easy-to-follow, targeted solutions shared in this program can add a real wow factor to your home. A $5 donation is requested. SEATING IS LIMITED and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more, contact NJBG at NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit Photo: Hydrangeas offer an impressive summer display of color in brilliant pinks and blues, but are low maintenance and easy to grow.


Additional Flu Clinic At Main Memorial Library In Clifton
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Health Department will be offering an additional walk-in flu clinic on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 12pm-1pm. This clinic will be held at the Main Memorial Library, located on 292 Piaget Ave. in Clifton.  Appointments are not necessary.  Flu vaccines are available to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. The consent forms are available online at and Main Memorial Library in Clifton. Bringing a completed consent form to a flu clinic should expedite your visit. The seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccine offers protection against four (4) different strains of the flu virus. A limited number of “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccines will be available to those 65 years of age and older. The “high-dose” flu vaccine offers protection against  three (3) strains of the flu, but is designed to give a bigger boost to the immune systems of those 65 years of age and older.  Persons with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance can receive the flu vaccine for FREE. These individuals MUST bring their Medicare card for presentation at the clinic. Individuals with an HMO, no insurance, or a primary insurance other than Medicare Part B will be asked to pay $20 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. The Clifton Health Department does not accept credit or debit cards. Medicaid or Food Assistance Programs will also not be accepted.  If you are enrolled in these programs, you will be required to pay at the time of service.  John E. Biegel, III, Health Officer for the City of Clifton, states, “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.”  If you have not already received the flu vaccine, consider coming to this event! If you are unable to make it, the Clifton Health Department, located on 900 Clifton Ave. in Clifton, will be offering walk-in flu clinics every Wednesday throughout October from 2pm-4pm. An additional clinic has been set up on Monday, October 31st, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Little Falls Municipal Building (2nd floor Conference Room) at 225 Main St. in Little Falls. As a reminder, children up to the age of 6 will only be accommodated by appointment through the Clifton Health Department’s children’s immunization clinics. Call 973-470-5770 for more details.The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Flapjack Breakfast
PENNSYLVANIA – Saturday, October 22 – Polish American Cultural Center Museum Flapjack Breakfast, Applebee’s, 2535 Castor Avenue, Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, 8 to 10 A.M. Info call Theresa Romanowski, 215-922-1700 or 215-813-2780.


Celebration of Poland’s Christianity
NEW JERSEY – Sunday, October 23 – Celebration of 1,050th Anniversary of Poland’s Christianity, St. Joseph Church, 1010 Liberty Street, Camden, NJ. Mass 10 A.M., procession, benediction and blessing with St. John Paul II relic. The pastor is inviting everyone to attend. Info call 856-963-1285.


Pro Arte League Luncheon
NEW JERSEY – The Pro Arte League of the Kosciuszko Foundation will hold their luncheon “Chopin, Champagne & Chocolate” on Sunday, November 6th from 12 to 4 pm at The Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. Honorary Chairwoman Dorothy Kostecka Wieczerzak and Chairwoman Gabriella Wojnarska-Alvarez, MD invite all to join them. All funds collected at the luncheon will be dedicated to the restoration and refurbishing of grande pianos at the Kosciuszko Foundation. Tickets: $115 per person. For more information contact Misia Laskowski (201) 722-3637 or Teresa Wroblewski (917) 679-9120