May 3rd, 2014

2014 schedule of events

Contact: Charles Glicha  216.341.2734

Polish Constitution Celebration

Saluting the world’s second oldest written constitution. A symbol of personal liberty and national independence since 1791, the holiday became a focal point of anti-government protest before Poland’s independence in 1990.

Everyone’s Polish on Constitution Day!


Fri May 2nd at 6pm—Happy Hour and Miss Polonia/Jr. Miss Polonia Contest. Home of one of the area’s best fish fries. DJ Wayne Machnicki. $10.

Ridgewood Inn

5759 Ridge Road

Parma OH 44129.

Contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120


Sat May 3rd at 11:30am—Polish Constitution Day Mass and Brunch.     This architecturally endowed church recently reopened after having been previously closed due to diocesan downsizing. Refreshments follow. Free.

St. Casimir Church

8223 Sowinski Av

Cleveland OH 44103



Sat May 3rd at 2pm—Celebration of the 109th anniversary of the dedication of Cleveland’s Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument.

The celebration will include a guest speaker, historical reenactors, and military bands. The bronze monument was restored and rededicated in 2013, as part of a comprehensive renovation of the museum. Outdoors at the monument on the west lawn of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Rain site: St. Casimir Social Hall. Free.

Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd.

Cleveland OH 441

Contact: Gary  216.513.6646


Sat May 3rd at 5pm— Mass and Procession at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Garfield Heights. The procession has taken place since the retreat was dedicated in 1929. Cardinal Wojtila visited it in 1969, nine years before becoming pope.  Rev. Andrew Knapik of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, presiding.  Free.

On the grounds of

Marymount Hospital

12300 McCracken Rd.

Garfield Heights OH

Contact: Fr. Andrew 216. 341.2734


Sat May 3rd from 4-8pm—Polish Constitution Day Dance.

An old-fashioned polka party at a historic veterans hall on Fleet Ave. Music by Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz. Cash bar, side boards, 50’50 raffle. Food available for purchase. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Doors open at 3pm. Space is limited, come early to guarantee admission. $12 per person, children age 10 and under $4.

Polish Legion of American Veterans—Lincoln Post #13

6009 Fleet Av

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Steve  216.341.9556


Sat May 3rd at 6pm—Polish Constitution Day Reception. Traditional commemoration of the 1791 Constitution, at Greater Cleveland’s preeminent museum of Polish culture. Music and bilingual readings. Hors d’ ouvres, cash bar. Free.

Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave.

Slavic Village–Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: Gene 216.883.2828


Sat May 3rd at 6pm—Polonia Ball.  

Dancing to John Szleszynski and DJ Larry Walk. Miss Polonia Ohio and Jtr. Miss Polonia crowning. Piast artistic folk song and dance ensemble. Authentic Polish food available for sale.  $10.

American Ballroom Centre

5672 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

Contact: Allan 330.659.9465 or Wayne 216.288.8948


Sat May 3rd at 7:30pm-1am—Grand Polish Constitution Day Ball.

Dancing to the well known band Ritm Melodia of Detroit will commence with a classical Polonaise.  All female guests are eligible to be selected Queen of the Ball at the end of the evening.  Sumptuous Polish buffet by Seven Roses will include beef rollups, Sophie’s famous chicken, pierogis, red beets and greens, fresh fruits, pastries.  Cash bar will feature Polish labels.   Dress code: semi-formal. Doors open at 7.  $30 for dinner-dance/ $10 for dance only.

Alliance Event Center

6966 Broadway Ave.

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Richard Zysko 440.384.0728


Sun May 4th at 9—Mass

St. Charles Church

5891 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

10am—Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Pulaski Monument

Parma City Hall


For all these events contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120


Sun May 4th at 10am—Mass in the Polish Language

The congregation will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the parish and the 100th of their building’s cornerstone laying. Rev. Andrew Knapik, celebrant.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

6700 Lansing Ave

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Fr. Andrew  216.341.2734



Sun May 4th from 11-2—Gala Brunch

This popular buffet of Polish delicacies is a weekly, midday occurrence at the Centrum. Food available for purchase.

Polish American Cultural Center.

6501 Lansing Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: Gene 216.883.2828



Sun May 4th at 1:30—Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village. The usual west-east route along Fleet Avenue has been blocked this year by road construction, and so an alternate south-north route has been established. It’ll be a church-to-church parade from Immaculate Heart of Mary to St. Stanislaus. Theme: “Everybody’s Polish on Constitution Day!” Residents and friends of Slavic Village of all nationalities and cultures will join their Polish neighbors with floats, bands, bicycles, skateboards, more. Surprises are in store at the conclusion.

Stepoff at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 6700 Lansing Ave. Conclusion at St. Stanislaus, 6601 Forman Av

Contact: Charles 216.469.4806



Sun May4th at 2pm—Grand Polish Constitution Day Parade in Parma. Stepoff at Parma Circle. North on Ridge Rd to Snow Rd. After parade, there will be a party and short program under the big tent behind Unity Catholic Credit Union (also known as St.Charles Credit Union).Vendor food, adult beverages available for sale. Music by Jody Maddie and Honky Express Polka Band.

5839 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

Contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120



Sun May 11th at 3—May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Visitors are invited to bring flowers from their home garden for the altar.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091


Thurs May 15th at 5pm—Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz visits Cleveland. The pope’s personal secretary will retrace the steps of Cardinal Woytila in 1969 by processing up the aisle of the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus for special ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091


Thurs May 15th at 6pm—Four Eagles Award Banquet.  Recipient is Cardinal Dziwisz. This is a major fundraising event, with all proceeds going to support the continued advancement of the mission of the parish.  The award is named for the legend of the miraculous recovery of the body of St. Stanislaus. $75.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091


For full info, contact

Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Committee      216.469.4806