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Traditional Wigilia 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

traditional wigilia

Please join us for our annual Traditional Wigilia.

The most important day is Christmas Eve called Wigilia (Vee-gil-ee-ya). This is when family members from far away come home to celebrate a very special meatless meal together. It is prepared according to Polish traditions that have been passed down for centuries. Before sitting down at the table, the oldest person in the group passes a thin wafer, called opłatek (o-pwa-tek) to each person present. It is similar to communion wafer but rectangular in shape, with religious nativity scenes stamped into it. Each person breaks off a small piece of the other person’s wafer and eats it while hugging and exchanging good wishes for the coming year. All transgressions are forgiven and family members start over with a clean slate in their relationships with one another. For this reason, the Opłatek is called the “bread of love.” Then dinner is served, and only one person is allowed to leave the table at a time. Poles believe that it is bad luck not to eat at least a little bit of each food served at Wigilia. After the meal, Polish Christmas carols called “kolędy” are sung and gifts are exchanged by the Christmas Tree called “choinka.”   

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017!!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner 2017

 

 

Lunch Menu November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Lunch menu

Lunch menu November 12,2017

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER STUDY IN POLAND!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Kosciuszko Foundation is accepting applications for summer study programs at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn college credit while studying language and courses such as history, literature, and contemporary Poland.

Students of Polish descent have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend the Jagiellonian University’s programs via the Foundation’ s Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the program and have a high school diploma. Graduating high school students, undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Two letters of recommendation, transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0, an essay/personal statement, and financial need are part of the requirements for scholarship funding. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 17th. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Classes begin in July. Programs include language classes, afternoon classes on Polish history, workshops, Polish traditions, meals, a shared room, and sightseeing on weekends. Students are responsible for registration fees, single room fees, fees which are not covered by the scholarship, airfare and out-of-pocket expenses.

For additional details regarding eligibility, how to apply for a scholarship, and course descriptions may be found at www.thekf.org/kf/programs/study/

or contact Dr. Kathleen Farkas at kathleen.farkas@case.edu or 216.368.2276.

PACC Annual Polish Picnic

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The Polish American Cultural Center invites you to the annual Polish Picnic!!

 

Polish picnic 2016

$5 Admission

 

Delicious Polish Food 

 

Lots of Attractions 

 

Music by: Ptaki z Basia Band 

Chance  to win $1000 Cash – 1st Prize

$250- 2nd Prize , $100- 3rd Prize, and Door prizes to win too!

Raffle Tickets: $5 each or $25 for 6 tickets

For more information please call Eugene Bak at 440-236-5552 or

the Center at 216-883-2828

 

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go at the PACC, JPII May 22nd, 2016 10am – 3pm

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go is excited to participate with the Rooms To Let: Cleveland PACC, JPII Art show and Open house on May 22nd, 2016, 10am-3pm  Visit our heritage garden site and connect with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

PACC, JPII, 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105

Additional Slavic Village Rooms To Let details:  http://slavicvillage.org/roomstolet

Studio Go

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go, delivers hands-on art experiences to neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio. People of all ages can participate in art-making and art exploration activities that will spark curiosity and create deeper connections to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world renowned collection. Studio Go will tour communities across the region May–October 2016.

Use #CMAStudioGo to follow the truck on social media!

Studio Go is made possible through the generous support of American Greetings Corporation.

Cleveland’s Kosciuszko monuments 111th Anniversary- 2:00pm, May 29th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

kosciuszko statue and base skinnyYou are invited to Celebrate the

Kosciuszko Monuments 111th Anniversary

And Observance of May 3rd, 1791 -

Polish Constitution Day

 

May 29th, 2016

2:00 PM

 

Cleveland’s Kosciuszko monument is located
on the west grounds of the Cleveland Museum

of Art,  11150 East Blvd, Cleveland , OH

 

 

 

Patriotic program, Polish Folk Dance Groups and Schools 

      

 Bonus:

Celebrating 100 years of Cleveland Museum of Art  

www.clevelandart.org/celebrating-100-years-cma-video

CMA Centennial details: http://www.clevelandart.org/centennial

ROOMS TO LET: CLEVELAND and the PACC, JPII MAY 22nd, 2016 10am – 3pm

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

03 May 2016

Contact: Lisa Nemeth/Northcoast Promotions Inc.

Phone: 216.570.8201

Email: northcoastpromo@hotmail.com

 

Start your day on Sunday, May 22nd at the Polish American Cultural Center for an Art Show – 6501 Lansing Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105. The show runs from 10am to 3pm and will feature local artists and craftspeople along with delicious homemade ethnic foods prepared by the club members.  Lunch is available from 11am – 2pm.  Admission to the Art Show is free.

See the beautifully restored hall and refurbished spaces of the PACC, JPII. During the event, come and grow with us with a planting of “Mammoth” Sunflower seeds with a natural art installation in our heritage garden.

Also in Slavic Village on Sunday: Rooms To Let Exhibits

Begin your day with lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center with Northcoast Promotions and our exhibitors at the Polish American Cultural Center. Then travel over to Rooms To Let installations on E. 54th St.

We look forward to seeing you there!

*For more details about Saturday and Sunday Rooms To Let activities in Slavic Village visit:  http://slavicvillage.org/roomstoletRooms

 

 

 

 

Cleveland Polish Constitution Celebration

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Polish Constitution Day cle 15You are invited to attend the Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Celebration!

Benefit Concert featuring members of…

The Cleveland Orchestra

Friday, April 29, 2016     6:30 PM

 Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

Program

Cocktails and Happy Hour 6:30PM

Performance 7:00 PM

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to follow

Donation $50/ Person

All proceeds to benefit the Polish American Cultural Center

For additional information please call

Polish American Cultural Center at 216 883 2828

Gene Bak 440 263 5552 genebak@aol.com

Sunday, May 1, 2016

9:30 a.m. Mass at St. John Cantius Church

906 College Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

11 a.m. Luncheon at the Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH 44105

Food for purchase

12:30 p.m. Parade

Starting from Fleet and E61st, E65th north to Forman Ave.

Street performers, music, dignitaries! Ben F. Stefanski II, Grand Marshall.

1:30 p.m. Parade After Party

Seven Roses Restaurant

6301 Fleet Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105

Live music, food for purchase.

3 p.m. Chopin Concert

Konrad Binienda, piano

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

3649 E 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44105

3 p.m. Soccer Match

Stefanski Stadium

6550 Baxter Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105

Polonia Sports Club

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

7 p.m. Reception

Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH 44105

Artistic program, hors d’oeuvres, free event

For more information

Please contact: Charles Gliha, chairman of the Polish Constitution Day Committee

216.469.4806

Cleveland Polish Constitution Day website

Cleveland Polish Constitution Facebook page

Polish Children’s Program

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Children's Day at the CLE Lib