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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

Art Space and the Space of Art in Poland

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

8-Week Continuing Education Non-Credit Course
Lesław Tetla, Ph.D.
2016 Cleveland State University Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow
Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland
When: October 5— November 30
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: The Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland
Cost: $125 for the 8-week course
Course Description: This course will examine Polish art and Polish institutions of
culture that are currently in the process of social and economic transformation.
Registration: Visit http://www.csuohio.edu/class/world-languages/worldlanguages
and click on the “Continuing Education (CE)” link.
You may also register in person on the first day of class.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Edward Horowitz, the director of CSU Polish Studies,
at e.horowitz@csuohio.edu
CSU Polish Studies is grateful to Gene Bak and the Polish American Cultural Center for hosting this course.

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

Benefit Concert for the PACC ft. The Cleveland Orchestra

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The Polish American Cultural Center cordially invites you to an evening filled with music, featuring members of:

The Cleveland Orchestra

Friday, April 29, 2016     6:30 PM

 Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH 44105
 
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

Please Respond by April 26, 2016 

Spring Reverse Raffle

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Please join us for our….           

 

REVERSE RAFFLE

And

DINNER DANCE

WITH PTAKI BAND

 

Saturday April 16, 2016

Cocktails 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

 

Dinner and Main Board Ticket – $55 per person

Dinner and Dance only – $30 per person

 

GRAND PRIZE – $1000.00

Numerous other prizes to be awarded

Opportunity to play side boards!!!!!

 

For ticket information call        

Henia: 216 285 1958, Alina: 440 888 1567   

or the Center: 216 883 2828

 PACCJPIIReverse Raffle April 2016

Maciej Frąckiewicz and Łukasz Kuropaczewski in Concert

Friday, February 26th, 2016

KuropaczewskiPolish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski stunned Cleveland audiences with a 2014 debut full of intensity, energy and emotion. He now returns with Polish accordionist Maciej Frąckiewicz in an eclectic program that will redefine the boundaries of chamber music!

MEET AND GREET AT PACC,JPII

The artist’s pay a special visit to the center on March 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Short performance followed by a reception.

MASTER CLASS

On March 11th see a technique and masterclass with Łukasz Kuropaczewski, free to the public at John Carroll University: http://cleguitar.org/play/master-classes/

DUO RECITIAL

See Maciej Frackiewicz and Lukasz Kuropaczewski perform on March 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH

*Purchase discounted tickets at http://cleguitar.org/event/maciej-frackiewicz-and-lukasz-kuropaczewski/   Select the number of tickets, add to cart and enter discount coupon code: PACCJPII for $5.00 off any ticket at any level.
Discount provided by Mr. Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar SocietyCleveland Classical Guitar Society logo