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Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019 5:30 PM

This is our semi-annual fundraiser, which helps support our organization.

We kindly ask for your support during this time and hope that you will join us for this wonderful occasion to celebrate our mission to promote Polish culture and heritage in the Cleveland Polish community and the greater northeast Ohio region.

This year’s Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019 – cocktail hour begins at 5:30 PM and lasts till 6:30 PM – cocktails and hors d’oeuvres then dinner begins at 6:30 PM. After dinner is concluded and all of the tickets are sold the raffle begins! Grand Prize of $1000, many other prizes to be awarded and the opportunity to play size boards!! Only 100 mainboard raffle tickets will be sold so make your reservation before all the tickets are sold out!

For ticket information call                                                  

Henia: (216) 285-1958, Alina: (216) 236-6601  

or the Center: (216) 883-2828

Traditional Easter Dinner

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Traditional Easter Dinner - Święconka

Traditional Easter Dinner – Święconka

Picture of the fabulous “babki” for sale that are homemade by our ladies!

Babka (singular) – “babki” (plural) are sweet yeast cakes

Polish Easter would not be complete without Easter cake (babka): a tall, round, 10-yolk sweet yeast cake with a hole in the middle that can be compared to the American election cake. 

Learn more about Polish easter: Polish Easter Traditions

Babki na wielkanoc

Babki – Easter cakes 

Kulig Zimowy 2019

Friday, January 25th, 2019

kulig 2019Festyn/ Kulig Zimowy 2019

Winter Fest 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Brooklyn Exchange Cabin Cleveland Metro Parks

2400 State Rd. Hinkley, OH 44233

Fun for the whole family! Zabawa dla calej rodziny!

Polish Minister CLE Visit and Trail of Hope Exhibit

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Polish Minister Anna Maria Anders Cleveland Visit

And the Trail of Hope Exhibit

Trail of Hope Exhibit

The Republic of Poland’s Secretary of State will visit Cleveland, Ohio to commemorate her father through the traveling Trail of Hope Exhibit and honor a local survivor who served under her father’s fabled Army.  Minister Anna Maria Anders is the daughter of Polish WWII General Wladyslaw Anders, whose Army’s epic journey across three continents is chronicled in Norman Davies best-selling book, The Trail of Hope. The Polish Government has created a mobile exhibit featuring 15 stations, and this exhibit will be on display at the Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland’s Slavic Village from September 19 – 30.  A reception will be held at the Cultural Center on Saturday evening, September 22.

Cleveland is just the 2nd American city to host the Trail of Hope Exhibit, which was made possible from an invitation that a Cleveland author received to the Polish Embassy in May to commemorate Poland’s Constitution Day. Cuyahoga Community College Professor Andrew Bajda received an invitation after Poland’s Ambassador to the USA, Piotr Wilczek, learned of his book, Captured in Liberation. Bajda’s book colorfully describes his father’s quest to join Anders Army as a teen living in Poland during WWII, a journey which took him across the vast European continent, including capture and escape from a POW camp.  During the reception, Bajda and his father Marian were invited for a private meeting with the Ambassador. Upon learning more of the story and its impact on the local Polish community, Wilczek phoned Minister Anders to connect her with Bajda and plant the seed for the Trail of Hope Exhibit’s Cleveland appearance.

Cleveland Itinerary for Minister Anders

Saturday, September 22:

2:00 PM – Event with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

7:00 PM -  An evening reception (125 seating) at the Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland’s Slavic Village.  The reception will honor the Anders Army and local surviving members of the Second Corps.  Congresswoman Kaptur will join us, but this will be promoted as a celebration, not a political event. Adjoining the Reception Hall is a local Polish museum that will display the Trail of Hope exhibit from September 19 – September 30.

Sunday, September 23:

10 AM – Polish Mass at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus in Cleveland’s Slavic Village. I believe this to be Cleveland’s most beautiful church and was visited by Pope John Paul II when he came to Cleveland.

Noon –  Lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland’s Slavic Village.

 

 

 

 

Polish Veterans arrive in Cleveland TODAY

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
http://rajdpamieci44.pl/

http://rajdpamieci44.pl/

Join us at 6:00 PM at the Polish American Cultural Center to welcome…

Three heroic Polish veterans, who recovered from their injuries,and  presently are taking on the challenge of cycling
cross country to honor their fallen comrades from the War in Afghanistan. They are meeting up with American veterans and Polish communities across the US along their very long and hard journey.
The US Challenge team of 3 riders and 1 support person arrived in California weeks ago…and TODAY make their way to Cleveland to tell their story !!
Heartwarming tale….and we welcome them approx. 5 pm Thursday 7/19 in and around downtown Cleveland, as they will be arriving on Rt 6.Po wiecej informacji na stronie internetwoej: http://rajdpamieci44.pl/

Polish Picnic!!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Polish Picnic 2018

Fun family event for all ages! A chance for Polonia to come together once a year and have a huge party! Come to celebrate Polish culture, food, and traditions with us at our annual Polish Picnic!! $1000 Raffle Prize!!

Polish Heritage Garden, Brick by Brick!!

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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We cordially invite you to support our Polish Heritage Garden which will be located next to our Polish American Cultural Center.

This is a great opportunity to create a lasting memory for a loved one or your family to be recognized as supporters of the Polish-American Community in Cleveland, OH. For businesses and other organizations, it is a great way to demonstrate support of Polish-American heritage within the Cleveland area.

Thank you for your kind support! For more information please contact: 216-883-2828

Reverse Raffle April 21, 2018

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

PACC Reverse Raffle 2018

Decorating Pisanki at St. Casimir’s

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Decorating Pisanki Easter Eggs

Polish American Cultural Center’s wonderful, multi-talented, Bernadette Zubel, came to St. Casimir’s church to teach others the Polish tradition of decorating Easter eggs, called Pisanki. The egg symbolizes new life and Christ’s resurrection.  However, the oldest Polish pisanki (the traditional name for painted eggs, singular: pisanka) date back to the end of the 10th century. 

There are different ways to decorate eggs: kraszanki (also called malowanki) are a type of pisanki colored with natural dyes obtained from onion peel, walnut shells, beet juice and various flower petals, cooked until they give up their colors. An egg is then cooked in the resulting dye. Nowadays, artificial food dyes are also used. People would often scratch the egg to reveal the color of the shell and thus make a pattern on a pisanka. These are called drapanki.

For more information on Pisanki and Polish folk art, visit our center to learn more! We have a whole room in our museum dedicated to Polish Folk Art!

Also here is an article: Guide to Polish Folk Art

 

Bernadette Zubel Source: cleveland.com

Bernadette Zubel
Source: cleveland.com

Polish Easter Dinner – Święconka

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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The tradition of food blessing at Easter, which has early-medieval roots in Christian society, possibly originated from a pagan ritual.[1][2] The tradition is said to date from the 7th century in its basic form, the more modern form containing bread and eggs (symbols of resurrection and Christ) is said to date from the 12th century.[3]