Archive for the ‘History’ Category

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

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

Piotr Rubik Concert

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Piotr Rubik moja historia

Piotr Rubik, Polish composer, conductor, and artistic director, will be coming to the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus on Friday, April 1st, at 7:30 P.M. for a special performance dedicated to the 11th anniversary of Saint Pope John Paul II.

Rubik is a product of Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music and is well known throughout Europe and the entire world. His performances, a blend of classical, symphonic and pop, include a chamber orchestra and singers performing mainly as soloists telling their story.

His performances, a blend of classical, symphonic and pop, include a chamber orchestra and singers performing mainly as soloists telling their story.  Most of Rubik’s works are universal and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

All are welcome to the April 1st performance! For tickets please call 440-263-5552, 216-534-8383 or 216-832-7638

Reserve your tickets as soon as possible!

See more: Piotr Rubik in Cleveland

Violins of Hope

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Live Broadcast on WCLV 104.9: Cleveland Women’s Orchestra – Concert in memory of the Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz
When: November 2. Begins: 8:00 pm
Where: Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre in the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Robert Cronquist, conductor; Dorota sobieska, soprano.
Free and open to the public; limited studio seating available.

Dorota Sobieska bedzie spiewac w koncercie z serii “Violins of Hope.” Bedzie to koncert z Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, tematyczny.
Miejsca juz sa wszystkie zarezerwowane, ale bedzie transmisja na zywo.

Violins of Hope | Cleveland, Ohio | Fall 2015

http://www.violinsofhopecle.org/events/ 

Central European Film Days

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Department of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures
and Polish Studies at Cleveland State University
present:

“Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki
“Magyar, lengyel, két jó barát”

“The Pole and Magyar like brothers stand”

Central European Film Days

featuring Hungarian and Polish films
(with subtitles in English)

- FREE AND OPEN TO ALL -

November 6, 2015 – Friday
Fenn Tower, Room 10
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street

4:00 p.m. – Gods (Bogowie, 2014)

In the 1980s cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa works on the first heart transplant in Poland while fighting the system and his own demons.

6:30 p.m. – Control (Kontroll, 2003)

An award-winning film about a metaphoric and often funny journey in the Budapest subway system.

Between the films: Refreshments

November 7, 2015 – Saturday
Fenn Tower, Room 102
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street

10:30 a.m. – Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem, 2006)
An award-winning, touching film commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet-led Communist rule.

Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Hungarians, testimonies of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and refreshments

2:00 p.m. – Wałęsa. Man of hope (Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei, 2013)

Andrzej Wajda’s film portrait of Lech Wałęsa – the leader of the Solidarity movement in the 1980s.

Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Poles about the Solidarity movement

 

A Conversation with Michał Trębacz, PhD

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Polish Studies at Cleveland State University presents:
A Conversation with Michał Trębacz, PhD
Current Polish Scholarship on Jews:
People, Places, Events
Thursday, October 22
During “Common Hour”
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Fenn Tower, Rm 10
Free and Open to all
Michał Trębacz, PhD., is a researcher in Poland at the center for Jewish Research, University of Łódź and the Institute of National Remembrance in Łódź.
Dr. Trebacz is part of growing number of Polish scholars focusing on Jews in Poland in the pre-war period, including their politics. He will give us perspective on the reasons for the special interest in Polish Jews and their recent findings about some of the leading personalities, including Szmul Zygielbojm and his relationship with Jan Karski. He will also discuss Poland’s current position on the Syrian refugees against the background of the Soviet period and earlier, giving us some perspectives on the present Polish leadership.
Find out more about Polish Studies at csuohio.edu/class/polish-studies

Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko – “Messenger of the Truth”

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

90-minute film to air on WVIZ/PBS ideastream- World Channel, 25.3

Sunday June 1st, 8:00-9:30pm

Monday June 2nd, Midnight-1:30am

Monday June 2nd, 8:00am-9:30am

Monday June 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm

CHICAGO – February 14, 2014 — Narrated by Catholic activist and actor Martin Sheen, Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth is the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero of human rights, Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko.  The dramatic 90-minute film, presented by WTTW National Productions and distributed nationally by American Public Television.

Father Jerzy was the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, who was later murdered by the Communists for speaking the truth in a country full of propaganda, oppression and social injustice.  “Totalitarian systems destroy man because they captivate his inside, his thoughts, free will and conscience.  The only efficient defense against these systems is the Truth,” he said.

It was Father Jerzy’s strong faith, conviction and courage that mobilized a nation to stand united against the Communist regime in Poland.  At his funeral, an estimated one million people surrounded his church in Warsaw and as one, they promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence.  Present at the funeral, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said, “Rest in peace, Father Jerzy.  Solidarity is alive because you gave your life for it.”

Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth was awarded first place in the documentary category at the 28th International Catholic Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.  His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said “…This film is a must-see for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth.”

Father Jerzy was beatified on June 6, 2010 in Warsaw and is expected to be canonized in the near future.

“Polonia in Cleveland and the Journey of Julian Stanczak”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Western Reserve Historical Society

 

As part of the series of events celebrating the life and work of Julian Stanczak, a panel discussion on Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society on Wednesday, March 19th, from 2 to 4 pm. Participating in the discussion will be Gene Bak, Mary Erdmans, John Grabowski, and Sean Martin. This panel discussion will examine the long history of Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community, with particular emphasis on the post-war migration of individuals like Julian Stanczak who came to play major roles in art and culture within and outside of that community. This is a free event. For more information on Stanczak, including details of current exhibitions, see http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/stanczak-programs.html

 

November 11th Polish Independence Day Reception

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

All are welcome. Reception starts at 2 PM.

More info about Polish Independence Day