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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


September 2019


Sep 21-22   Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 20   Movie Volhynia by W. Smarzowski at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 19   Culinary Workshop on Kartacze at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 14-15   Rummage Sale at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 9   Registration at the Polish School in Seattle
Sep 7   Polish Community Honored at the Arch in Bellingham
  Play Dobry wieczˇr Monsieur Chopin at the Polish Cultural Center downstairs
  Monthly Swing Dance at the Polish Cultural Center upstairs
Sep 4   Registration at the Polish School in Bellevue
Sep 3   Free Yoga Classes at the Polish Cultural Center

Play in Polish


Sep 29, TBD pm: SPF Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Polish Cultural Center

This event is being moved to a different date.

Sep 21-22: Polish Festival in Portland

Even if smaller than it used to be, at two days this is still 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, including Lajkonik from Tuscon, AZ, 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, in Portland, OR; admission & entertainment free

More: Portland Polish Festival website

Sep 20, from 7 pm: Movie Wolhynia by W. Smarzowski at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Volhynia / Hartred / Wołyń, directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and starring Michalina Łobacz and Arkadiusz Jakubik.  This 2016 movie depicts ethnic tensions resulting in violent WWII ethnic cleansing and massacres of Poles by Ukrainians in Volhynia, a province of Poland before WWII, now a part of Ukraine. The film was a blockbuster in Poland and was praised by critics; it also won several awards at the Polish FF in Gdynia.

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

 

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

More: more about the movie (PL), the Club site

Sep 19, 7 pm: Culinary Workshop on Kartacze at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center presents a culinary workshop in Polish on kartacze. Kartacze is a potato-based country dish from the Podlasie region in eastern Poland; the Polish cuisine also knows a Lithuanian variety, called cepeliny. This is your opportunity for networking with other ladies in Polish and also for winning a tasty surprise in a raffle, so come in! Organized by Patrycja Kurtycz and Teresa Vaisvila from the Polki na Eastside i w Seattle group.

 

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

More: event description (PL), please confirm your attendance by email to Patrycja or Teresa

Sep 14-15, 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. The restaurant will be open on both days.

Donations for the sale accepted on Fridays September 6 & 13, from 6 to 10 pm at the Polish Home.

 

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

More: please contact Irena Kulik at 206-992-6821 for more info or to arrange a donation pick up time

Sep 9, 6 - 8 pm: Registration 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 14 and 16, 2019.

 

Where: regular classes at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski on Mondays at 6 - 8:15 pm, preschool group for 4+ years old on Saturdays at 10 - 11:45 am.

More: Polish School in Seattle or please contact principal Maria Grabowska 425-271-3669 or Anna Babcock 206-362-3077,

Sep 7, 10:30 am: Polish Community Honored at the Arch in Bellingham

Bellingham's Arch

The City of Bellingham is adding Polish and five other languages to the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation that recognizes the hospitality of the members of the local Lummi and Nooksack tribes and honors different immigrant communities of Bellingham and Whatcom County. Polish community in Bellingham dates back to the Solidarity immigration wave and its support by the local parishes.

   

Where: Arch of Healing and Reconciliation in front of the City Hall in Bellingham, WA; admission free

More: about the event, or contact Urszula Kubik

Sep 7, 6 pm: Play Dobry wieczˇr, Monsieur Chopin at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Theatre of Toronto, Salon Poezji Muzyki i Teatru, presents a play in Polish Dobry wieczˇr, Monsieur Chopin by Maria Nowotarska and starring Maria Nowotarska and Agata Pilitowska. The play scenes from life of the famous Polish composer. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 pm.

   

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

More: about the play and the Theatre (PL)

Sep 7, from 7:30 pm: Monthly Swing Dance at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Cultural Center presents another Swing It Saturdays event. 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; volunteer childcare services available - please email a request to info@swingitseattle.com ahead of time.

Sep 4, 6:30 pm: Registration 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 11, 2019.

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 E-202
More: Polish School in Bellevue,
School email contact or Anna Cholewinska at 425 736 1209.

Sep 3, 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 3 - Tuesday after Labor Day.  New participants are welcome to come!

 

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

More: yoga class website page

 
 

ę 2019  Ryszard Kott

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