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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


September 2015


Sep 27   Harvest Festival Dozynki in Tacoma
Sep 26   Ethnic Roundtable Conversations at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 24   Summer's End Soiree at Skibska Studio in Seattle
  Polish Consular Visit to Portland
Sep 20   Earthquake Relief Concert at the Polish Cultural Center
 Sep 19-20   Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 19   Sercowa ruletka by Teatr Hybrydy at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 18   Open House and Signup at the Children Group at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 14   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle 
Sep 12   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library
Sep 11   Polish Cultural Center Re-Opens after the summer
Sep 6-7   Polish Festival Vancouver in North Vancouver, BC
Sep 5   A National Referendum in Poland with voting by mail
Sep 2   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue
September   Exhibition Vanity of Vanities by Anna Skibska at the Kirkland Arts Center

Skibska exhibition

 in Kirkland

Teatr Hybrydy

Back to Polish school


Sep 27 from 11 am: Harvest Festival Dozynki at the Polish Parish in Tacoma

Fr. Eugeniusz Bolda and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Tacoma invite everybody to a Polish Harvest Festival / Dozynki. The program follows the mass of Thanksgiving at 11 am and includes traditional Polish food, beer, music, souvenirs, games for children and more.

 

Where: at the Parish Hall of SS. Peter and Paul Church in Tacoma, WA; admission free, in Polish

More: Contact Fr. Bolda & to the Parish is (206) 282 1804.

Sep 26, 1:30 pm - 4 pm: Ethnic Roundtable Conversations at the Polish Cultural Center

Let your voices be heard! Share your ethnic community's concern's regarding equity and social justice at the Ethnic Roundtable Conversation co-hosted by the Ethnic Heritage Council and King County Office of Equity and Social Justice. Please see this flier for info about issues that can be of concern.

A similar meeting will also be held at Nagomi Tea House on September 30 from 6 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; this is a public event but please RSVP by email to [email protected] by September 21.

More: Ethnic Heritage Council of Seattle, Nagomi Tea House

Sep 24, 6 - 9 pm:  Summer's End Soiree at Skibska Studio

Bid sayonara to summer with an internationally recognized glass artist Anna Skibska in her Fremont Studio. This is an opportunity to observe the artist in action at her signature technique of flame working strands of glass into intricate structures and talk to her. You can also enjoy the work of arts in the studio and buy small glass-pieces and jewelry. This event is a fundraiser for the Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects. Anna Skibska has a solo exhibition in Kirkland - see the note below

 

Where: at the Skibska Studio, 118 N 35th Street, Suite A in Seattle; admission free, suggested tax deductible donation $10 - $50 at the door. RSVP required to Sonja Roach at [email protected].

More: Artist Trust Event info, Anna Skibska's site

 Sep 24, 9 am - 2 pm: Polish Consular Visit to Portland

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that a consular outreach visit to Portland to process passport applications for Polish citizens is scheduled for Sep 24, The Consul is available from 9 am to 2 pm and reservations are required. To make a reservation send an email to [email protected] stating your name, DOB, the PESEL number and a preferred time.

A consular outreach visit to Seattle is expected in 2016.

      

Where: At the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR; reservations required - please contact the consulate.

More: the Portland visit info

 Sep 23, 7:30 pm: Open House & Signup at the Polish Choir at the Polish Cultural Center

Vival Musica in 2015

Everyone who loves to sing is invited to join Polish Choir Vivat Musica! Rehearsals with our new music director Ryan Mullaney are every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. If you want to be part of this fun, music loving group, learn polish music, improve your polish language, learn how to sing and read music better, please come to any rehearsal. Men voices are needed the most.

 
Where: at the
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm, admission and signup free
More: please contact
Barbara Niesulowski at [email protected] or call 206-434-6106

Sep 20, 2 pm: Earthquake Relief Concert at the Polish Cultural Center

the school in 2014

Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life & Chopin Academy of Music present a fundraising concert for the benefit of rebuilding of an earthquake damaged school in Nepal. The program includes J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Toccata in G Major and Polonaise in F Sharp Minor by J.S Bach and Waltz in A Minor by F. CHopin. The performers are star students from Chopin Academy of Music: Robert Yan, Taissia Tessman, Rebecca Sun and Laiza Williamson.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; suggested donation $35 - Rainbow of Magnolia will match all donations up to $5,000.

More: 2015 concert flier, more info Dariusz Stuj & Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life

Sep 19-20: Polish Festival in Portland

At two full days of attractions, it's the biggest and the most colorful Polish Festival in the western United States. Each year the Festival features exhibitions, jazz or piano concerts plus the two full days of performances by the best Polish folk groups from the west coast US and Canada, variety of merchandize and tons of pierogi & other Polish food as well as Polish beer. There are also polka contests on both days and dancing on the Saturday evening.

  

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & Polish Hall & Library, at an equivalent of a city block at 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR; admission & entertainment free

More: article about Festival, contact PLBA president Agnieszka Laska

Sep 19, 7:30 pm:  Sercowa ruletka by Teatr Hybrydy at the Polish Cultural Center

Dominika Swiątek

The Polish Home Assn presents Dominika Swiatek and Maciej Dzieciolowski in a musical spectacle  Sercowa ruletka by Teatr Hybrydy. Hybrydy is a student theatrical group from the University of Warsaw. The concert is in Polish and based on works by Stefania Grodzieńska, Julian Tuwim, and others, performed to music by Dominika Świątek.

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets $20 advanced, $25 at the door. This program is in Polish.

More: Seattle poster, Teatr Hybrydy site (PL), for reservation and more info call Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548, Lucyna Blonska 206-992-6821 or Renata Mroz 206-362-7917,

 Sep 18, 7:15 pm: Open House & Signup at the Children Group at the Polish Cultural Center

Polanie w/ Laykonik

The children dance group Young Polanie at the Polish Cultural Center consists primarily of children age 5 to12 with some older members giving support when needed. The group is still looking for new members; both Polish and American kids are accepted. If you like to dance, sing or perform on stage, join the group! The Young Polanie perform for both American and Polish audiences and at ethnic festivals.

 
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
at 425-746-3037 or [email protected]

Sep 14, 6 - 8 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle

The Juliusz Slowacki Polish School in Seattle offers classes to individuals of all ages on Mondays as well as a preschool group on Saturday. Children from grades 1-8 learn Polish language & literature, as well history and geography of Poland; assignment is based on proficiency level in Polish. Adults can learn Polish as beginners or at intermediate & advanced levels.

 

Where: regular classes at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski on Mondays at 6 - 8 pm, preschool group for 5+ years old on Saturdays 10:15 am - 12 noon.

More: please contact Principal Maria Grabowska or Treasurer Ewa Roszkowski; Polish School in Seattle

Sep 12, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Jasnowidz w salonie, czyli spirytyzm i paranormalnosc w Polsce miedzywojennej by Paulina Solowianiuk, published by Iskry in 2014. Ms. Solowianiuk, is a graduate of the Warsaw University Polish Philology Dept. with an interest in Polish culture in between WWI & WWII. She also wrote a book about Izabela Czajka-Stachowicz, a muse and a celebrity of the period.

  

Where: at the Green Lake Library in Seattle, WA; admission free, in Polish

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

Sep 11: The Polish Cultural Center Re-Opens After Summer

The Polish Home opens after the summer break in the week after the Labor Day. In particular the restaurant and the bar will be open on Friday nights starting from Sep 11, 2015. The Sunday lunches start in October.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Sep 6 - 7: Polish Festival Vancouver in North Vancouver, BC

North Shore Polish Assn Belweder  cordially invites you to Polish Festival Vancouver. Saturday is focused on performacnes by several different Polish folk groups, while Sunday is a children's day with attractions suchas Puppet Theatre Jester and a performance by King Matt Theatre. Polish food served on both days. 

  

Where: Lynn Valley Village, 1255 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver, BC; admission free

More: Festival info

Sep 5: A National Referendum in Poland with voting by mail

A national referendum will be held in Poland on September 6, 2015; voting in the United States will be on September 5. The referendum questions concern the following: 1) single mandate voting districts 2) public financing of the political parties, 3) tax law interpretation when disputed. Polish citizens residing in the USA have to register to be able to vote. Voters in Seattle and the state can vote by mail (or in person) at the polling station in Los Angeles. Registration deadline is August 19, 2015, at 3 pm PST. You can register online, or at the Consulate - please see detailed consulate info in Polish.

 

Where: Both voting by mail and in person will be at the polling station at the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles; registration and a valid passport is needed to vote

More: Detailed election and registration info (in Polish), online info & registration

Sep 2, 6:30 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites children from the Eastside as well as Seattle. The School is separate from the Polish School in Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades K (zerowka) to 8, based on proficiency in Polish. The School also has a program of Polish as a second language for children. All classes are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. The first day of school is Sep 9, 2014.

 
Where: at the East Shore Unitarian Church
Education Building in Bellevue, room E-201
More: Polish School in Bellevue,
School email contact or Anna Cholewinska at 425 736 1209.

Aug 14 - Oct 15:  Exhibition Vanity of Vanities by Anna Skibska at the Kirkland Arts Center

Ms. Anna Skibska is an internationally acclaimed artist known for glass sculptures created in her own strand technique. She is a longtime Seattle resident and a graduate of the Arts Academy in Wroclaw, Poland. The exhibition at the KAC titled La Skibska: Vanitas Vanitatum and others features glass sculptures and for the first time also her glass jewlery. The exhibition is open till October 15, 2015.

 

Where: at the Kirkland Arts Center in Kirkland, WA; admission free, gallery hours are Tue-Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm

More: Skibska at KAC, Anna Skibska's site

 
 

2015  Ryszard Kott

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