A Jam-Packed 3-day Celebration of Polish and Polish American Culture!
For the 15th time, PolishFest returns to Latham, NY from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. Every year PolishFest brings an eclectic sampling of Polish and Polish-American food, music, art and history to the Capital District. While there will be plenty of hot Polka music, dancing and pierogi, PolishFest goes beyond expectations and offers a wide-ranging selection of Polish and other Eastern European culture.
Where: PolishFest is hosted by the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa church, located at 250 Old Maxwell Road, Latham, NY.
Admission: Admission is $5, with a $1 discount for Price Chopper Advantage Card holders. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Seniors 62 years old and up are admitted for free on Sunday, June 4. MORE> - Mississauga Polish Day June 10, 2017 We are excited to announce that Mississauga Polish Day 2017 will take place on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Celebration Square from 12-11 pm! The theme of this year’s festival is to celebrate Canada’s 150th, Polish style. Last year’s festival attracted 15,000 visitors who enjoyed live performances, exhibits, traditional food and drinks. This year will be even bigger and better! Come out and celebrate with us!
- Pilgrimage: This year (2017) marks the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the army made up of Poles living outside of Poland, whose aim was to fight for Poland's independence. The recruits, most of whom were Polish-Americans, were forced to train in Canada. Pilgrimages to the graves of "Haller's Army" recruits buried at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario have taken place ever since. This year's pilgrimage will take place June 11. The committee is looking for descendants to take part in the ceremonies on that day, and throughout the year. Andrew Gołębiowski is the contact person.
Picnic and wreath making workshop starts at 6;00, followed by performances by Polish folk ensembles in colorful costumes with music, songs and dance. Come with your family and friends to this free event. Bring your picnic basket!
- An Evening Of Eastern European Music Soprano Arielle-Khrystiana Plucinski and Pianist Ivan Docenko will be performing folk songs and classical pieces from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, The Czech Republic and The Ukraine. Arielle-Khrystiana is of Polish and Balkan heritage and is very excited to perform the music that she is the most passionate about. Ivan is one of WNY's most acclaimed pianists. This is not a concert to miss! $10 suggested donation. Also featuring soprano Jacquie Ornsby!! Dom Polski, 576 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, New York 14120 Saturday, July 8 at 7 PM
- Bison's Polish Festival Night Coca Cola Field, August 15, 2017. The Buffalo Bisons baseball team has announced that Father Dan Palys has been chosen to be this year's "Polish American of the Year". Father Dan will receive this honor at the Bisons' "POLISH FESTIVAL NIGHT" at Coca Cola Field in Downtown Buffalo on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. There will be a tent party with a polka band, Polish food and Polish dancers at 5:00 p.m., followed by a game against Indianapolis at 7:00 p.m.
- Polish Folk Song and Dance group from Poland to perform Sept. 13th. Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring Jedliniok, (Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Jedliniok on Facebook) a Polish folk dance group from Poland! The performance, presenting live music and dancing is a beautiful representation of Polish culture and is wonderful for children and adults alike.
Jedliniok was created in 1975. The group takes its name from a Lower Silesian dance from Jedlina Zdroj. The members of the ensemble are students of the Agricultural University of Wrocław and other university centers in Wrocław. Not only does the ensemble perform the Silesian folklore, for example Lower Silesian, Upper Silesian, Cieszynski and Opolski Silesian, Beskid Slajski, Zaglebie Dabrowskie, but also from other Polish regions like Beskid Zywiecki, in the area of Nowy Sacz and Opoczno. Also national Polish dances - polonaise, mazur and krakowiak are included in their repertoire. The ensemble gives performances during very important cultural events in the city and it attends festivals, outdoor activities, reviews and university student celebrations. The group has performed in many countries and in different continents, representing Poland in numerous famous international folk festivals. Jedliniok will perform on Sunday, Sept. 13th at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church Hall, 3148 Abbott Rd., in Orchard Park at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets on sale Aug. 17th at: Am-Pol Eagle Newspaper, 3620 Harlem Rd., Cheek (716) 835-9454, Salt Lamps Etc., 5274 Broadway, Lancaster (716) 564-9286. For more info: Michelle (716) 983-5084 or Irene (716) 681-0813.
- Polish Beer Tasting!
When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street - Franklin
Cost: $27 At the Door, $25 PHA Members Membership Card
Featuring: Lomza Malt Liquor, Lomza Premium, Lomza Export
Black Boss Porter, Grand Imperial Porter, Kozlak Bock
Tyskie, Okocim, Zywiec, and Polish Fest Beer with SOK Polish Beer