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April 2020

Apr 29   Flavor of Poland: Olsztyn on KCTS9
Apr 22   Flavor of Poland: Białystok on KCTS9
Apr 19   Mass Commemorating Katyn and Smolensk at the Polish Church - unlikely
Apr 17   Movie ICARUS The Legend of Mietek Kosz at the Polish Cultural Center - unlikely
Apr 15   Flavor of Poland: Rzeszów on KCTS9
 Apr 11   Easter Food Basket Blessing in Seattle, Bellevue etc. - not sure yet, unlikely
Apr 8   Flavor of Poland: Warsaw on KCTS9
Apr 5   Young Polanie at the International Children Festival - Cancelled
Apr 4   Polish Easter Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center - Cancelled
Apr 1   Flavor of Poland: Cracow on KCTS9
Till Apr 19   Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite at the Frye Museum - suspended




April 19, 12 noon: Mass Commemorating Katyn and Smolensk at the Polish Church - unlikely

Katyn Monument, Seattle

The Polish Parish in Seattle invites everybody to the Holy Mass commemorating the 80th anniversary of the WWII Katyn massacre of Polish officers as well as the 10th anniversary of the catastrophe in Smolensk where President Kaczynski perished together with members of the Polish political and military elite. After the mass, the flowers will be laid at the Katyn monument with the Polish Scouts, guests and parishioners present. A reception with coffee and pastries to follow.


Where: St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Seattle, admission free

More: for more info please contact Ada Bazant or call 360-568-5483

Apr 17, from 7 pm: Movie ICARUS The Legend of Mietek Kosz at the Polish Hall - unlikely

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the 2019 movie ICARUS the Legend of Mietek Kosz / IKAR legenda Mietka Kosza directed by Maciej Pieprzyca and starring David Ogrodnik. The film is based on a true story of Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Kosz, a great Polish jazz pianist who went blind at a young age.

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


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

More: about the movie, event poster the Club blog

Apr 11: Easter Food Basket Blessing (Święcone) - not sure yet, unlikely

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets in nearby churches on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020.


 Bellevue: St. Louise at TBD pm, usually 2 pm

 Everett: St. Mary Magdalen at TBD pm, usually 3 pm

 Sammamish: Mary Queen of Peace at TBD pm; usually 1 pm, Polish pastry and socializing afterwards

 Seattle:  St. Margaret at TBD, usually 11 am - 2 pm, Blessed Sacrament at TBD, usually 1 pm

 Tacoma: Sts. Peter & Paul at TBD, usually from 11 am to 1 pm

Apr 5, 3 pm: Young Polanie at the Seattle Inter. Children's Friendship Festival - Cancelled

YP at the 2015 Festival

Both the Youg Polanie performance and the Children Festival itself have been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle.

More: SICFF website, for Young Polanie contact Barbara Strutynski, for the Polish cultural booth, contact Teresa Davis or call 206 948 8064.

April 4, noon - 6 pm: Annual Polish Easter Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center - Cancelled

The Bazaar has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in Seattle. .

The Polish Easter Bazaar is an annual event organized by the Polish Women's Club / Koło Pań.

More: 2019 Spring Bazaar leaflet, for table reservations or more info please contact Barbara Augustyniak

Apr 1, 12 pm: Flavor of Poland: Kraków on KCTS9

Flavor of Poland is a culinary-travel PBS television weekly series presenting the country of Poland to American viewers like they've never seen it before. Hosted by Aleksandra August, the series shows off not only distinctly Polish dishes (check out the sorrel & crayfish soup recipe!) but also the most beautiful and interesting aspects and landscapes of Poland. The series premiere is scheduled on KCTS on April 1, 2020 with a segment about gthe old Polish capital of Cracow.


Where: On the KCTS9 channel in the Seattle area on Wednesdays at 12 noon

More: Flavor of Poland website

 Till April 19: Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite at the Frye Museum - exhibition suspended

The Frye Art Museum presents Agnieszka Polska's Love Bite exhibition. Ms. Polska is a Polish artist who lives and works in Cracow and Berlin. She creates hallucinatory computer-generated media works that combine poetic texts, audio-visual essays and digital imagery to take on ethical problems of our times. Her works were exhibited at MoMA in NYC, Tate in London, Centre George Pompidou in Paris and other places. The exhibition runs from February 15 to April 19, 2020.


Where: The Frye Art Museum in Seattle;

More: about Love Bite exhibit


© 2020 Ryszard Kott

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