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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


November 2018


Nov 17   We Are History Keepers Workshop in Kent
Nov 16-17   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 15   Janusz Olejniczak in a Chopin Concert at Benaroya
Nov 11   Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St. Margaret Church
Nov 10-11   Poland's Centennial Concerts in Portland
Nov 10   100th Anniversary Gala at the Polish Cultural Center
Nov 3-4   Fall Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Bazaar


Nov 17, 9 am - 3:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Kent

This is another edition of a very popular workshop. The Ethnic Heritage Council and the UW Libraries present A Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community. UW and MOHAI archivists/specialists will discuss such how-to topics as preserving historical records, including photographs and papers, and to collect oral histories. Screening special - Polish community documentary movie Passing the Torch.

  

Where: the Kent Lutheran Church in Kent, WA; admission is free but registration is required, please visit reservation RSVP

More: We Are History Keepers Blog

 Nov 16-17: Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that the consular visit to Seattle, only to process passport applications, is scheduled for November 16-17, 2018. The Consul will be available at the Polish Cultural Center, by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, the PESEL number or the passport number and a preferred time.

   

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, WA; reservations required.

More: info about this visit in Seattle (PL), the Consulate passport info

Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Janusz Olejniczak in a Chopin Concert at Benaroya

Janusz Olejniczak

Polish Cultural Center presents a Chopin piano recital by Janusz Olejniczak celebrating the centennial of Poland's independence. The program includes in part 1: seven Chopin's works used in Polanski's movie The Pianist, in part 2: Sonata B Flat Minor Op.35, three mazurkas and Scherzo B Flat Minor Op. 31. Mr. Olejniczak is one of the best Polish pianists concerting all over the world; he was the youngest award winner at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970. .

  

Where: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, tickets at the Benaroya site

More: Janusz Olejniczak bio, concert poster

Nov 11, 12 pm: Celebrating Poland's Independence and Heroes at St. Margaret Church

The Polish Parish of St. Margaret of Scotland in Seattle invites everybody to a special mass celebrating the centennial of Poland's regaining its independence in November 1918. After the mass, at the Katyn Monument, flowers will be laid to honor all heroes who perished while fighting for free Poland.

 

Where: St. Margaret Catholic Church in Seattle; admission free

More: Please contact Aldona Bazant for more info

Oct 10-11: Poland's Independence Anniversary Concerts in Portland

Polish community in Portland presents two concerts celebrating centennial of Poland's independence.

November 10, 7 pm: Delgani String Quartet and pianist Asya Gulua will play Karol Szymanowski's String Quartet No. 2 and commissioned works by Cascadia Composers

November 11, 3 pm: Willamette Falls Symphony with soloist Darin Qualls will play Wieniawski's Violin Concerto no 2 and symphonic scores by 20th c. Polish composers.

  

Where: On November 10 at the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; tickets

      on November 11, at the Milwaukie High School Auditorium in Milwaukie, OR

More: event poster

Nov 10, from 5:30 pm: The 100th Anniversary Gala at the Polish Cultural Center

This is a placeholder for the 100th Anniversary Gala at the Polish Home. It's a double anniversary, too: Poland regained its independence in November 1918 and our local Polish Home Association was also created in 1918. PHA purchased a big building for the Polish Hall right away, and Polish Americans have been enjoying it ever since; now, after an extension in 2009, as the Polish Cultural Center.

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, ticket info TBD.

More: please contact info@PolishHome.org

Nov 3-4, noon - 6 pm: Fall Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

The annual fall bazaar features delicious Polish dinners served all day as well as booths with amber and silver jewelry, crafts, Polish books and CDs, Boleslawiec pottery, Polish crystals as well as booths by local Polish organizations. Polish Choir Vivat Musica will perform on Sat at 2:30 pm. You can buy Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki) and homemade cakes. Also available: frozen pierogi and dinners to go. Organized by the Polish Women's Club.

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, admission free.

More: Bazaar flyer, or please contact Barbara Augustyniak, president of the Polish Women's Club

 
 

2018  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński