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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


December 2017


Dec 31   New Year's Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 17   Remembering Victims of the Marshall Law at the Polish Parish
Dec 15   Movie 80 Millions by W. Krzystek at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 10   St. Nicolas Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Dec 9   Nativity Play & St. Nicolas Party at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse

Kino OKO


Dec 31, 8 pm - 2 am: New Year’s Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center

This is a placeholder for the yearly New Year's Eve Party at the Polish Cultural Center.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets TBD PHA members, TBD non-members. More: For reservations and more info please contact TBD

Dec 17, 12 pm: Remembering Victims of the Marshall Law at the Polish Parish

The Polish Parish in Seattle invites everybody to a Holy Mass in remembrance of the victims of the marshal law and the suppression of the free Solidarity unions in Poland in 1981, on the 36th anniversary of these events.

 

Where: St. Margaret Catholic Church in Seattle

More: Please contact Aldona Bazant for more info.

Dec 15, 7 pm: Movie 80 Millions by W. Krzystek at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents a 2011 movie 80 Million / 80 millionów, directed by Waldemar Krzystek. The film tells the story of a famous action by the Silesian Solidarity activists to hide union assets from the communist authorities before the martial law in Poland in 1981. More of a heist thriller and dark comedy than a political movie, the film was Poland's entry to the 2012 Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category. 

 

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

More: about the movie, the Club site

Dec 10, 2:30 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 movie Boże Narodzenie - Małe Słowianki and 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 9, 6 pm: Nativity Play & St. Nicholas Party at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse

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: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center in Redmond, WA; admission free, in Polish

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

 
 

© 2016 Ryszard Kott

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