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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


December 2019


Dec 31   New Year's Night Fever Party at Sebi's
  New Year's Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 23 - Jan 3   Polish Cultural Center closed for Christmas
Dec 15 & 22   Polish Holiday Market at Sebi's
Dec 14   Nativity Play & St. Nicolas Party on Mercer Island
Dec 13 & 14   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 8   Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library
  St. Nicolas Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 7   Pierogi Festival in Lacey / Olympia
  Swing It Seattle Anniversary Party the Polish Cultural Center
  Holidays of Diversity Exhibit Reception at the Seattle Center
Dec 6   Polish Christmas Tree at Festival of Trees in Auburn


Dec 31, 6 pm - 1:30 am: New Year’s Night Fever Party at Sebi's

Sebi's Bistro invites everybody to a New Year's Eve Fever Party of music, food & drinks! A ticket includes 5 hot courses, 10 different appetizers, dessert stations, hot and cold beverages, champagne at midnight and open bar. Reserve your spot with a 50% deposit, due date is November 30th, 2019.

 

Where: at the Sebi's Bistro in Seattle, tickets $125, detailed menu available upon request

More: bilingual poster, or contact Kamila or call 206-420-2199.

Dec 31, 7:30 pm - 1 am: New Year’s Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Home Association invites everybody to the yearly New Year's Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center. A ticket includes from 7:30 to 9:00 4 hot courses, desserts, hot & tea, from 9:00 buffet with cold appetizers & salads, at 11:00 borscht w/ croquettes and then champagne at midnight. Music by DJ Borys Kossakowski & according to your wishes! Also, free babysitting available.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $75 members / $85 non-members

More: 2019 poster; for reservations please contact Lucyna at 206-992-6821. Registration deadline is December 24. No tickets at the door!

Dec 22 - 29: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski Closed for Christmas 

The Polish Cultural Center restaurant will be still open on Friday, December 20, but then it will close for Christmas December 22-29. It will reopen as usual on Friday, January 3, 2020.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

More: PHA website

Dec 15 & 22, 11 am - 4 pm: Polish Holiday Market at Sebi's

Come over to Sebi's for your Christmas shopping and food. Menu with Polish authentic Christmas meals, Christmas food to go (from uszka to deli meats, pierogi and more) as well as traditional Polish pastries and desserts including makowiec, paczki & more. Also available: gifts and Holiday decor from Poland.

 

Where: at the Sebi's Bistro in Seattle

More: event poster, Sebi's facebook page; for  more info please contact chef Kamila Kanczugowski or call Sebi's at 206-420-2199.

Dec 14, 6 pm: Nativity Play & St. Nicholas Party on Mercer Island

This is a Mikolajki party for children, organized by the Polish School in Bellevue. The program includes traditional Jaselka (a Nativity based short play) performed by the students of the school, a Santa Claus visit, sharing of Christmas wafers and sweat treats, as well as signing of Polish carols with live music provided by musician friends and students. Every child is welcome!

 

Where: Mercer Island Community and Event Center, in Mercer Island, WA; admission free, in Polish

More: Polish School in Bellevue (PL), or contact Anna Cholewińska at 425-736-1209.

 Dec 13 & 14: 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 December 13 & 14, 2019. The Consul will be available at the Polish Cultural Center, by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl with the subject line "Dyżur w Seattle" 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 the visit in Seattle (PL), the Consulate passport info

Dec 8, 1 pm: Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library

Seattle Public Libraries present Story Time in Polish Zielone Czytanki for children 2-5 years old. The program for this event includes: reading from children books, dancing & singing and children games and activities. This is a monthly event on every second Sunday of the month organized by Ada Kaliszewska. Each meeting has a specific reading and songs that you can try with your child!

 

Where: Seattle Public Library University Branch in Seattle; this event is in Polish

More:  please contact Ada for more details on incoming programs

Dec 8, 2 pm: St. Nicholas Party at the Polish Cultural Center

This is the very popular Mikolajki party for kids, organized by the Polish Cultural Center. The program includes friendly competitions with awards open to all children to perform a carol or say a little poem. A Santa Claus visit will be a highlight of the event. The restaurant will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm.

 

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

More: contact Barbara Strutyński

Dec 7, 11 am - 5 pm: Pierogi Festival in Lacey / Olympia

The Lacey-Mińsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association presents Pierogi Festival in December! Pierogi are coming to Lacey for the first time, but it's going to be an annual event so try it out! You'll find an authentic Polish cuisine, traditional music, arts & crafts and kids activities; also a special: pierogi making demonstration. Everybody's welcome!

 

Where: Virgil Clarkson Senior Center in Lacey, WA; admission free

More: event poster, or contact Jacek Anuszewski / Lacey Sister City Assn or call Hania at 360-790-5468 for more info

Dec 7, 6-9 pm: Holiday of Diversity Exhibit Reception at Seattle Center

Seattle artists Alisa Lahti, Izabela Gabrielson and Magdalena Gustowska-Kucharska invite everyone to an opening reception where they will be presenting a collaborative art assemblage telling the story of Polish Christmas. Their work will be part of a group show called Holidays of Diversity which will include holiday-themed artwork representing a variety of cultures. The exhibit will run December 3-28, 2019.

 

Where: ANT Gallery at the Seattle Center International Fountain Pavilion (near Key Arena) in Seattle; admission free

More: exhibit poster, or contact Alisa Lahti

Dec 7, from 7:30 pm: Swing It Seattle Anniversary Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Cultural Center and Swing It Seattle present the Swing It Seattle Anniversary Party featuring Jonathan Doyle. Come swing dance to live music! Schedule: 7:30-8:15 Pre-dance beginner lesson, 8:15-11:30 Live music with The Jonathan Doyle Quartet. This event includes special swing performances from the Swing It Seattle community. No partner or experience needed - come join the fun! The bar will be open upstairs for the event.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski upstairs; tickets $15 regular / $10 PHA members at the door or  buy online here; must be 21+

More: Swing It Seattle website; childcare services available - please email a request to info@swingitseattle.com ahead of time.

Till Jan 5: Polish Christmas Tree at Festival of Trees in Auburn

White River Valley Museum and Olson Farm present Festival of Trees: A Celebration of Community and Culture. This seasonal exhibit features Christmas trees decorated according to traditions from many countries, it includes a Polish Christmas Tree. Visitors vote for their favorite tree, the winning tree gets a $500 prize for their organization or favorite charity. Hint, hint ...

 

Where: White River Valley Museum in Auburn, WA; Museum tickets $5 / $2

More: Museum page about festival, museum hours Wednesday-Sunday noon - 4 pm

 
 

© 2019  Ryszard Kott

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