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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


September 2018


Sep 29   Folk Group Jedliniok in Concert at the Polish Cultural Center
  Polish Consular Visit to Portland
Sep 22-23   Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 21   Polish Film Club Screening at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 17-20   Movie About Local Polish Community on TVP Polonia
Sep 18   Free Yoga Classes at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 15   Rummage Sale at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 10   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle
Sep 8   We Are History Keepers Workshop in Tacoma
  Play Tamara L by K. Braun at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 7   Polish Cultural Center Opens after the summer break
Sep 5-6   Movie Bronka Kobieta Skała on TVP Polonia
Sep 5   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

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Sep 29, 7 pm: Folk Group Jedliniok in Concert at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center presents a concert by the folk group Jedliniok. Jedliniok is a student dance and song group at the University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wroclaw, Poland. They come to Seattle to perform a program of Polish folk songs and dances, mainly from the Silesian region. The Polish Home restaurant and the bar will be open from 5:30 pm

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $20 advenced, $25 at the door.

More: Jedliniok site, contact Barbara Strutynski at (425) 746-3037. Jedliniok also performs at the Polish Festival in Portland on September 22-23.

 Sep 29, 9 am - 3 pm: Polish Consular Visit to Portland

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that a consular outreach visit to Portland to process passport applications for Polish citizens is scheduled for September 29, 2018. The Consul is available from 9 am to 3 pm by appointment only. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, DOB, the PESEL number and a preferred time.

      

Where: At the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; reservations required - please contact the consulate.

More: consular info (PL)

Sep 22-23: Polish Festival in Portland

LAST CALL - SEE IT WHILE YOU CAN! Due to a construction taking over the festival site, this is the last big Polish Festival in Portland as we know it - that is as the biggest Polish Festival on the west coast. This year the Festival features two days of performances by the best Polish folk and pop groups from the western United States and Canada (Yaazda!) as well as Jedliniok - a visiting folk group from Poland, a variety of merchandize and tons of pierogi & other Polish food as well as Polish beer. There are also polka contests on both days and dancing on the Saturday evening.

  

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & Polish Hall & Library, at an equivalent of a city block at 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR; admission & entertainment free

More: contact PLBA president Jadwiga Witkowska at president.plba@gmail.org

Sep 21, from 7 pm: Polish Film Club Screening at the Polish Cultural Center

Andres Bukowinski

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents a short documentary Maestro: Andres Bukowinski, His Life and Films. This 2001 movie directed by Andrzej Bart focuses on the international phenomenon of Bukowinski, a Polish born Argentinian, who is called the king of commercial ads. Also screened: The Cathedral, an Oscar nominated short animation by Tomasz Bagiński based on sci-fi story by Jacek Dukaj.

Evening schedule: 7 pm socializing & film intro, 7:30 pm screening.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free

More: the Club blog

Sep 17-20: Movie About Seattle Polish Community on TVP Polonia

Marian Strutynski

TVP Polonia presents a documentary movie in Polish Polski stulatek, czyli Dom Polonii w Seattle directed by Monika Meleń. This 25 minutes film shot earlier this year is a portrait of our local Polish community and of the role the Polish Home & the Polish Home Association in keeping Polish traditions alive in the Pacific Northwest over the last hundred years.

 

Where: TVP Polonia Online, this movie is in Polish; it airs / streams at different times on September 17, 19 & 20

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, TVP Polonia (in Polish),

Sep 18, 7 pm: Free Yoga Classes at the Polish Cultural Center

Free yoga classes with instructor Asia Filipek return to the Polish Cultural Center on every Tuesday at 7 pm. The first class after the summer break will be on September 18 - new participants are welcome to come!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free

More: yoga class website page

Sep 15, 9 am - 4 pm: Rummage Sale at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to a rummage sale of small furniture, home and holiday decor, vintage items, household goods, clothes, books, children items etc. All profits to benefit the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Home Association. PHA asks all members and supporters to donate items to the sale. Donations accepted on Fridays September 7 & 14, from 6 to 10 pm at the Polish Home.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free

More: rummage sale poster, please contact Irena Kulik at 206-992-6821 for more info

Sep 10, 6 - 8 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle

The Juliusz Slowacki Polish School in Seattle offers classes to individuals of all ages on Mondays as well as a preschool group on Saturday. Children from grades 1-8 learn Polish language & literature, as well history and geography of Poland; assignment is based on proficiency level in Polish. Adults can learn Polish as beginners or at intermediate & advanced levels. The first day of school is Sep 18 and 16, 2017.

 

Where: regular classes at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski on Mondays at 6 - 8:30 pm, preschool group for 5+ years old on Saturdays 10:15 am - 12 noon.

More: please contact Kasia Adler 425-985-0549 or Anna Babcock 206-362-3077, Polish School in Seattle

Sep 8, 9 am - 3:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Tacoma

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.

  

Where: at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, WA; admission is free but registration is required, please visit reservation RSVP

More: Ethnic Heritage Council website

Sep 8, 7 pm: Play Tamara L at the Polish Cultural Center

Self-Portrait in a Green Bugatti

The Polish Theatre of Toronto, Salon Poezji Muzyki i Teatru, presents a play in Polish Tamara L by Kazimierz Braun and starring Maria Nowotarska and Agata Pilitowska. The play presents life of the famous art deco artist and socialite Tamara Łempicka, known as de Lempicka; collectors of her art include Madonna, Jack Nicholson and Barbara Streisand. Mr. Braun is a writer, playwright, director and a university professor based in Buffalo, NY. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 pm.

   

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $20 advanced, $25 at the door; for reservations please contact Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548, Lucyna Blonska 206-992-6821

More: Tamara de Lempicka on culture.plabout the play and the Theatre (PL)

Sep 7: The Polish Cultural Center Opens After Summer

The Polish Home opens after the yearly summer break in the week after the Labor Day. In particular the restaurant and the bar will be open on Friday nights starting from Sep 7, 2018. The Sunday lunches start in October.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Sep 5-6: Movie Bronka Kobieta Skała on TVP Polonia

TVP Polonia presents a documentary movie in Polish Bronka Kobieta Skała directed by Monika Meleń. This 13 minutes film is a portrait of Bronka Sandstrom, 92, a famous longtime Mt. Rainier guide and the oldest woman to summit Mr. Rainier. Ms. Sandstrom, nee Czyżyk, is a Holocaust survivor who married in Sweden and settled in the Pacific NW after WWII, becoming an avid fan of mountaineering with her husband Ake Sandstrom.

 

Where: TVP Polonia Online, this movie is in Polish, Sep 5 at 21:25, Sep 6 at 14:10 PST

More: Bronka climbing to Camp Muir at 91, KIRO on the climb, TVP Polonia (in Polish),

Sep 5, 6:30 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

The Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites children from the Eastside as well as Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades K (zerowka) to 8, based on proficiency in Polish. The School also has a program of Polish as a second language for children. All classes are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. The first day of school is Sep 13, 2017.

The registration is only for the new students, new students have to be present for skill assessment..

 
Where: at the East Shore Unitarian Church Education Building
in Bellevue, room TBD
More: Polish School in Bellevue,
School email contact or Anna Cholewinska at 425 736 1209.

 
 

2018  Ryszard Kott

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