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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


April 2017


Apr 30   Easter Egg Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 23   Celebration of Mazurkas in Portland
Apr 22   Crown the Eagle Polish Heritage Festival in Portland
Apr 21   Movie Gods by L. Palkowski at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 19 & 20   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 15   Easter Food Basket Blessing in Seattle, Bellevue etc.
Apr 9   Presentation A Visit to Presov in Carpathian Mtns at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 8   Annual Polish Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center
Until Apr 7   Exhibition Wooden Sacred Architecture of Poland in Olympia
Apr 2   Mass Commemorating Katyn and Smolensk at the Polish Church
  Polish School's Annual Children Party at the Polish Cultural Center
  Movie Big Sonia by Leah Warshawski at the Jewish FF

Puppet Theatre

Spring Bazaar


Apr 30, 2:30 pm: Easter Egg Sharing & Egg Hunt at the Polish Cultural Center

A traditional meeting of members & friends of the Polish Home with sharing of the Easter eggs and a dinner; Fr. Andrzej Galant, the pastor at the Polish Parish in Seattle, will be present. The program includes an Easter Egg Hunt so come with your children to have some Easter fun. Polish Home Assn. provides most of the food such as cold meat cuts, but please bring a salad or pastry to share 

 

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

More: Polish Home

Apr 22, from 12 noon, all day: Crown the Eagle Festival in Portland

The McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland presents Crown the Eagle Festival -  a Polish Heritage Party. The program includes a history talk, folish food, vodka tasting, live performances by Chervona band at 1:15 pm and Yazda at 4 pm, Polish School students performance at 12:30 pm, presentation on Polish History & Cultural Traditions at 2 pm and Agnieszka Laska Dancers at 3:15 pm with party going till late hours.

   

Where: McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland, OR;

More: 2017 program

Apr 21, 7:30 pm: Movie The Reverse by B. Lankosz at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Gods / Bogowie directed by Lukasz Palkowski. This very vivid and dynamic bio of the famously rebellious and effective cardio surgeon Professor Zbigniew Religa was the best movie of the 2014 Gdynia FF, sweeping several awards, including the Best Actor for Tomasz Kot. Prof. Religa and his team performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland 1985.

Evening schedule: 7:30 pm socializing & film intro, 8:00 pm screening 

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, in Polish w/ English subtitles

More: the movie, the Club site

 Apr 19 & 20: 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 April 19 & 20, 2017. The Consul will be available at the Polish Cultural Center by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday and 9 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday. 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 Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, WA; reservations required.

More: info about the visit in Seattle (PL), the Consulate passport info

Apr 15: Easter Food Basket Blessing (Święcone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets in nearby churches on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017.

 

 Bellevue: Sacred Heart TBD, St. Louise 2 pm

 Sammamish: Mary Queen of Peace TBD

 Seattle:  St. Margaretís TBD, Blessed Sacrament TBD

 Tacoma: Sts. Peter & Paul, TBD

Apr 9, 2 pm: Presentation A Visit to Presov in Carpathian Mtns at the Polish Cultural Center

Church in Dobroslava

The Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Pacific NW branch invites you to a presentation A Visit to the Presov Region of the Carpathian Mountains by Bonnie Burke and Patricia Krafcik. Ms. Burke and Dr. Krafcik will share experiences and photos from the International Summer School of Rusyn Language and Culture in Presov, Slovakia. The Rusyn or Ruthenians are known as Lemkos on the Polish side of the mountains.

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, food sold separately

More: about Rusyn / Ruthenian / Lemko language, for more info contact Leslie or call 206-295-4425

Apr 8, noon - 6 pm: Annual Polish Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center

The Spring Bazaar is an annual event organized by the Polish Women's Club / Koło Pań. The booths upstairs offer Polish crystal bowls and vases, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more. Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes served by the young waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home-made desserts and pastries. Polish Choir Vivat Musica! will sing at 2:30 pm.

Volunteers needed: setting up tables etc. on April 6 & 7, please contact Barbara Augustyniak

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free
More: Spring Bazaar leaflet, for table reservations or more info please contact Barbara Augustyniak

Until Apr 7: Exhibition Wooden Sacred Architecture of Poland  in Olympia

by M. Chabarowski

The Gallery at the South Puget Sound Community College presents an exhibition Wooden Sacred Architecture in the Republic of Poland (1918-1945) featuring drawings by Polish artist Marek Chabrowski. documenting the sacred wooden structures of Poland before WWII. Presented in partnership with the Lacey-Minsk Mazowiecki Sister City Assn. Opening reception at 6 pm on March 25, 2017 before the Chopin concert with pianist Jacek Nazarczuk.

     

Where: at The Gallery at the SPSCC campus in Olympia; admission free; .

More: for more info contact Paul Perz of Lacey-Minsk Maz. Sister City Assn.

April 2, 12 noon: Mass Commemorating Katyn and Smolensk at the Polish Church

Katyn Monument, Seattle

The Polish Parish in Seattle invites everybody to the Holy Mass in the intention of Poland commemorating the 77th anniversary of the WWII Katyn massacre of Polish officers as well as the 7th anniversary of the catastrophe in Smolensk where President Kaczynski perished together with members of the Polish political and military elite.

Similar event at the Polish Parish and the Polish Veterans Assn (SPK) in Vancouver, BC is on April 9.

 

Where: St. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle, admission free

More: for more info please contact Aldona Bazant

Apr 2, noon - 4 pm: Polish School's Annual Children Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Smok Wawelski

by Puppet Theatre Jester

The Polish School in Seattle invites all kids to its annual children party and fundraiser. The party is free and the main attraction is the Puppet Theatre Jester from Maple Ridge, BC with two performances Szewczyk Dratewka (in Polish) and The Legend of the Wawel Hill / O smoku wawelskim (in English). Other attractions include palemki and pisanki workshops and children activities. Also available, a delicious dinner and desserts prepared by the parents.

  

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, food sold separately

More: event flyer, about puppet theatre for more info, please contact Maria Grabowska, also at 425-271-3669

 
 

© 2017  Ryszard Kott

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