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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


April 2019


Apr 28   Easter Egg Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 26 & 27   Consular Visit to Seattle at the Polish Cultural Center
Apr 26   Polish Film Club Movie at the Polish Cultural Center
 Apr 20   Easter Food Basket Blessing in Seattle, Bellevue etc.
Apr 19 & 21   Polish Cultural Center Closed for Easter
 Apr 13   Annual Polish Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center
  Pysanki Workshop at HPIC in Seattle
  Celebration of Mazurkas & Concert in Portland
 Apr 7   Mass Commemorating Katyn and Smolensk at the Polish Church
 Apr 6   Young Polanie Performance at the Seattle International Children Festival
 Apr 5   Polish Jazz Concert in Vancouver, BC
 Apr 2   Lecture Freedom of Captive European Nations at the UW

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Polish Bazaar


Apr 28, 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. 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 26 & 27: 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 26 & 27, 2019. The Consul will be available at the Polish Cultural Center, by reservation only, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. To make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl with subject line "Dyżur w Seattle" stating your name, the PESEL number or the passport 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

April 26, 7 pm: Movie Rose by W. Smarzowski at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Rose / Růża, directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and starring Agata Kulesza (Ida) and Marcin Dorociński. The movie swept the 2012 Polish Academy Awards receiving several Eagles, including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actress for Kulesza and Best Supporting Actor for Dorociński.  The film is a story set right after WWII in a newly Polish East Prussia, where a former resistance fighter trying to find a new life meets a Polish widow of a German soldier. Smarzowski is the author of two recent blockbusters of the Polish cinema: Wolhynia / Wołyń (2016) and Clergy / Kler (2018).

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

Apr 20: Easter Food Basket Blessing (Święcone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets in nearby churches on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019.

 

 Bellevue: St. Louise at 2 pm

 Everett: St. Mary Magdalen at 3 pm

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

 Seattle:  St. Margaret at 11 am, 12, 1 pm & 2 pm, Blessed Sacrament at 1 pm

 Tacoma: Sts. Peter & Paul at 11 am, 12 & 1 pm

Apr 19 & 21: The Polish Cultural Center Closed for Easter

As is the tradition, the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski is closed on Good Friday, Apr 19, 2019. The restaurant is also closed on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

April 13, 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. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica! will sing at 2:30 pm. New this year: special craft booth for kids.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polskii; admission free
More: 2019 Spring Bazaar leaflet, for table reservations or more info please contact Barbara Augustyniak

Apr 13, 4:30 pm: Pysanki Workshop at HPIC in Seattle

The Pacific NW branch of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents second annual Pysanki Workshop. Learn the beautiful art of pysanki, a folk art of Carpatho-Rusyn people (Rusini, Łemkowie).

   

Where: Highland Park Improvement Club in Seattle; adults $12, children $6 - please not that registration is required at ak@c-rs.org; please send a mail indicating the number of adults & children to come, space is limited; registration by April 4 gives you a discount.

More: about the event at the CRS Pacific NW site

Apr 13, 4:30 pm: Celebration of Mazurkas & Concert in Portland

The Polish Hall in Portland presents Celebration of Mazurkas and Young Artist Concert - a music and culinary event. In the program: young artists of Polish origin will play music that includes mazurkas by different composers. Polish mazurek cakes, an Easter tradition, will be served with coffee, tea and fine Polish liqueurs; there will be a contest for the best tasting mazurka pastry.

   

Where: Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; tickets $10

More: program info & tickets, or please contact Agnieszka Laska

April 7, 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 commemorating the 79th anniversary of the WWII Katyn massacre of Polish officers as well as the 9th 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. Margaretís Catholic Church in Seattle, admission free

More: for more info please contact Aldona Bazant

Apr 6, 2:55 pm: Young Polanie at the Seattle International Children's Friendship Festival

YP at the 2015 Festival

The Young Polanie ensemble will be presenting a medley of Polish traditional songs and dances at the Seattle International Children's Friendship Festival. The SICFF features performances by the children highlighting different ethnic heritages. Also, all children are invited to visit the Polish booth with an interactive cultural  display about Poland on April 6 from 11 am to 6 pm.

 

Where: at Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center, Seattle, WA; admission free

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

Apr 5, 8 pm: Polish Jazz Concert in Vancouver, BC

Polish Canadian Jazz Society presents a double bill concert featuring the Piotr Wyleżoł Trio and the  Kuba Więcek Trio  Four extraordinary musicians: Piotr Wyleżoł (piano), Kuba Więcek (sax), Michał Barański (bass) and Łukasz Żyta (drums) will provide a unique musical experience.

 

Where: Norman RothStein Theatre in Vancouver, BC; tickets $35 &30

More: Polish Canadian Jazz Society

Apr 2, 7 pm: Lecture Freedom of Captive European Nations at the UW

The UW Scandinavian Studies Department presents a lecture For the Freedom of Captive European Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America by Martin Nekola. The talk will focus on development of political exiles' organizations representing Czechs, Poles and Baltic peoples in the USA  during early Cold War Dr. Nikola is a Czech political scientist and historian focusing on Czech exile community after 1948.

Where: Smith Hall, Room 205 at the Univ. of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free

More: event description, UW PSEC.

 
 

© 2019  Ryszard Kott

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