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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


January 2015


Jan 30   Storybook Reading Poczytajka at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 24   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Kirkland Library
  PHA Annual Meeting at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 21   Presentation on a Tour to Poland in May 2015 at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 16   Open House and Signup for the Children Group at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 14   Happy Hour and Networking at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 11   Holiday Party with Alexander Herbst at Sebi's
Jan 10   Pianist Adam Golka in Mozart Concerto at Benaroya
Jan 8   Jan Lisiecki Plays a Mozart Concerto at Benaroya
Jan 4   Christmas Caroling & Wafer Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 2   Polish Home closed for Christmas

Story Time in Polish

A Tour to Poland!

 


Jan 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Storybook Reading / Poczytajki at the Polish Home Library

The Polish Home Library invites parents with children ages 6-9 to a Storybook Reading in Polish or  Poczytajki. Please come to join in exciting stories and fun activities. This meeting is the first from a planned monthly series for both children and the adults who speak or study Polish.

    

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

More: please contact Monika Johnson or Beata Gallaher.

Jan 24, 10 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Kirkland Library

The book for the meeting is Osci by Ignacy Karpowicz, published by Wydawnictwo Literackie in 2013. Karpowicz, 38, is a novelist and a translator. his three previous books were nominated to top Polish literary awards, and the last one one the Polityka Paszport in 2013.

  

Where: at the public library in Kirkland, Wa; admission free, in Polish

More: about the book (PL), about the author (PL),  Polish Book Club

Jan 24, 3 pm: PHA Annual Meeting at the Polish Cultural Center  

This is the annual meeting of the members of the Polish Home Association. It is also an election meeting for the Board of Trustees and the PHA Officer positions. PHA members can vote by proxy, see the Polish Home website for candidate lists, proxy forms and other election info.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, PHA members only, admission free

More: Polish Home Association site or please contact Matt Karczewski

Jan 21, 7 pm: Presentation on a Tour to Poland, May 5-18 at the Polish Cultural Center

The Old Town Square

 in Cracow

This is an open meeting for people who are interested in the tour to Poland in May 2015 organized by our own Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association. The presentation will include details of the trip and screening of a short film. Major tourist cities and attractions are on the itinerary, including Gdansk/Gdynia, Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw and Cracow. Previous trips of this kind were highly praised, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, admission free, free parking
More: Contact Martha Golubiec or Barbara Wodzin for more info.

Jan 16, 7:15 pm: Open House & Signup at the Children Group at the Polish Cultural Center

The children dance group Young Polanie and the theatre group Biedronka at the Polish Cultural Center look for girls and boys from the age of 6 up. If you like Polish folk dances & songs or theatrical performances, bring your kid to join the group. Speaking Polish is not required to join. The groups performed for both American and Polish audiences and at ethnic festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

 
Where: at the
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, practice on Fridays from 7:15 pm, admission and signup free
More: please contact Barbara Strutynski
425-746-3037 or Marysia Radka 425-736-9935

Jan 14, 6-8 pm: Happy Hour and Networking at the Polish Cultural Center  

Mingle with young Polish-Americans and make new connection in a New Year! Share stories and ideas while enjoying imported Polish beers and local wines at a happy-hour pricing (BYOB at $5). The evening will feature complimentary appetizers and door prizes! Came in and bring a friend 21 and over as the bar will be open.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, admission free 21+, RSVP by Eventbrite

More: event flyer, or contact Pawel Krupa

Jan 11, 3 pm: Holiday Party with Alexander Herbst at Sebi's

Cpt. Herbst, Everett 2009

Come to Sebi's to meet the WWII hero Cpt. Alex Herbst in person and to see the latest trailer of a documentary movie Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story. Mr. Herbst was a fighter pilot flying Spitfires with the famous Polish RAF squadrons 303 & 308 in missions over Great Britain and Europe. The documentary is being finalized and producers hope to release the movie in Seattle in March 2015.

   

Where: Sebi's Bistro in Seattle; admission free, wine and appetizers will be provided

More: the poster for the party, facebook page, or contact Krystof Poraj-Kuczewski or call 206 295 3533

Jan 10, 8:00 pm: Pianist Adam Golka in a Mozart Concerto at Benaroya

Adam Golka

Texas born Adam Golka is a second generation Polish-American who won a slew of international awards for his brilliant technique, including 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award and 2009 Classical Fellowship Award. He debuted at the Carnegie Hall in 2010. Mr. Golka will play Mozart's piano concerto in C major. Also in the program Adam Walker in flute concerto in G major and Valeriy Sokolov in violin concerto in A major.

   

Where: Seattle Symphony at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle

More: the concert & ticket info, Golka's website,

Jan 8, 7:30 pm: Jan Lisiecki Plays a Mozart Concerto at Benaroya

Jan Lisiecki in 2012

The young Polish-Canadian star comes to Seattle again, this time to the main venue at the Benaroya Hall; his debut in Seattle was in 2012 at the Meany Hall just before he turned 17. At Benaroya, Mr. Lisiecki, still a teenager, will play Mozart's piano concerto in D minor. Also in the program Valeriy Sokolov in violin concerto in D major and Boris Allakhverdyan in clarinet concerto in A major.

   

Where: Seattle Symphony at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle; tickets running out fast

More: the concert & ticket info, Lisiecki's website,

Jan 4, 2:30 pm: Christmas Caroling & Wafer Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center

This is a traditional wafer & good-will sharing (Oplatek) for members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr. Andrzej Galant. This is an open event - everybody is welcome to come and sing Polish and American carols along. The program includes a short performance Christmas Eve at Boryna's, based on the Nobel Prize winning novel The Peasants by W. Reymont. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will help with caroling. Everybody's invited!.

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free - please bring a salad, pastry or a cake to share if you can.

More: please contact Barbara Strutynski

Jan 2: Polish Home Closed for Christmas 

The Polish Cultural Center restaurant will be closed for Christmas from December 21 till January 2. It will reopen for business as usual on Jan 9, 2015.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle,

More: PHA website

 
 

2014-2015  Ryszard Kott

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