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September 11  - Local artist and City Youth Services graffiti project manager Shawn Dunwoody discussed his experiences representing Rochester during Krakow City Days. The presentation took place at the Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York and was extremely informative.

 Krakow and other European cities have a major problem because chemical products used to remove graffiti from centuries-old iconic buildings are too caustic. Shawn was able to communicate to participants at the graffiti removal conference in Poland that there is another solution. Shawn pointed out that the problem is more of a vandalism problem and not solely a graffiti problem. Cities like Rochester have provided places where graffiti artists are able to showcase their art, resulting in reduced vandalism and increased neighborhood pride and beautification. The Europeans were very receptive to this idea and are considering doing the same in their respective cities.

 Kudos to Shawn and his talented group of artists for their accomplishments. This was an exceptionally interesting presentation. 

 Shawn formerly attended St. Stanislaus Kostka Parochial school in Rochester..
Kraków-Rochester Sister Cities 40th Anniversary
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Kraków-Rochester Sister Cities Relationship. The Polish Heritage
Society of Rochester and the Kraków-Rochester Sister Cities Committee will mark this occasion with a series of community events throughout the year, culminating with a banquet on October 19th, 2013 at the Rochester Riverside Hotel.
Graffiti artist Shawn Dunwoody  
September 20  @ 7 p.m.  - "History of the Kraków-Rochester Sister Cities Relationship" lecture followed by reception. 

This event  was well attended and very informative. The presenters introduced the audience to Rochester's sister cities by providing us photos and information about each. The largest portion of the presentation of course was dedicated to the Kraków-Rochester relationship and the many ways in which each has benefitted. The refreshments were outstanding.

Polish Heritage Society of Rochester
Skalny Welcome Center
 St. John Fisher College
 3690 East Avenue
 Rochester, NY 14618 

October 27 @ - 3 p.m.  - Linehan Chapel, Nazareth College Concert of Baroque music by ensemble "Il Giardino d'Amore", led by a graduate of the Kraków Academy of Music. 
Rochester – miasto w Stanach Zjednoczonych, w stanie Nowy Jork, nad jeziorem Ontario i rzeką Genesee pomiędzy Buffalo i Syracuse. Miasto ma 210,565 mieszkańców, obszar metropolitalny 1,054,323 mieszkańców (dane z 2010 roku).

W mieście znajduje się centrala firmy Eastman Kodak, jako Bausch & Lomb i większość działania firmy Xerox.

Central Cracow
October 19 @ - 6 p.m.  -  The 40th Anniversary Banquet was held in the Grand Ballroom of Rochester's Radisson Riverside in celebration of the anniversary of this our sister city connection. Music was by Beata Golec, Ray Serafin's Brass Magic and Dariusz Terefenko's Jantar. 

Banquet Photo Album

ll Giardino d'Amore
ll Giardino d'Amore