“Polonia in Cleveland and the Journey of Julian Stanczak”

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

 

The Romantic Music of Chopin

I hope you will join me THIS SUNDAY, January 26, at 3:00 pm for The Romantic Music of Chopin.

The concert will be in Waetjen Auditorium, located in the Cleveland State University Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave. (Located on the corner of Euclid Ave. & East 21st St.) Please use the parking ramp adjacent to the building via East 21st St. and inform the parking attendant that you are here for a CSU performance and receive your parking free.

This is a Jeffrey Siegel “Keyboard Conversations” program and we have arranged for a special ticket price of $10 for friends of Polish Studies.

Following the concert, please take the elevator to the second floor to room MU 232 for a Polish Studies reception with refreshments. Mr. Siegel will be stopping by for a short time to visit with us and talk about Chopin’s piano. A rare opportunity to meet a world-class artist!

What will the program be like? In his trademark “concerts with commentary” format, Jeffrey Siegel provides unique insight into Chopin’s life story and performs a selection of the enthralling, fiery, and poetic works of this beloved Polish composer. The program will include the heroic Polonaise in A-Flat, charming Waltzes, dreamy Nocturnes, virtuoso Etudes, and the tempestuous Scherzo No. 2.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel are a “concert-plus” that combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make this an enthralling experience for all music lovers. The concert concludes with a fast-paced Q & A.

Tickets are specially priced at $10 per person for this Polish Studies event. Purchase tickets by Friday, January 24 by calling 216-687-5018, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. You must indicate you are with Polish Studies for this special ticket price. Tickets also available at the door. Please pay with a credit card over the phone and no children under 8 years old, please.

I recommend you sample a short video of Jeffrey Siegel talking about and playing Chopin’s famous “Polonaise”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3OIwHD118

CDs of Mr. Siegel’s Chopin concert and other works will be available for sale in the Waetjen Auditorium Lobby for $15 (cash only, please).

All of the information can also be found on our website: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies/

See you at the concert!

 

Warsaw’s Studium Teatralne with “The King of Hearts is Off Again” in Akron

The Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC), New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL) and KulturePlus Productions are pleased to present Warsaw’s Studium Teatralne for two performances only of their epic drama “The King Of Hearts is Off Again” on September 28 at 8pm and September 29 at 2pm in the Balch Street Theatre (former Akron Jewish Center), 220 South Balch Street, Akron OH, 44302. The play, directed by Piotr Borowski, concerns the horrors of war and the power of human love and will be presented in Polish with English subtitles. Tickets are $15.  Student tickets (with ID) are $10.  Group discounts are available.  Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling (330) 867-3299 or at www.brownpapertickets.com

More information:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/429909

 

The Adam Mickiewicz Bust Dedication

Dear Friend of Polonia,
You are invited to the Adam Mickiewicz bust dedication in the Polish Cultural Garden on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm.  The bust has been replicated from the original bust’s plaster mold.  Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (1798 to 1855) was a prominent poet, dramatist, essayist, political activist, publicist and translator. Commonly considered the greatest poet in Polish literature.  He is known chiefly for the poetic drama Dziady (Forefathers’ Eve) and the national epic poem Pan Tadeusz, the last great epic of Polish-Lithuanian noble culture.   He was active in keeping Polish nationalism alive during Austrian, Prussian and Russian rule.
The Polish Cultural Garden was dedicated on October 28th, 1934 and is located on the corner of St. Clair and East Blvd., Cleveland.
Plan to stay for the day and enjoy the 66th annual “One World Day” One World Festival held in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Rockefeller Park (along M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.)  Noon till 9:00 pm.
 
Sincerely,

Gary Kotlarsic

Delegate to the Polish Cultural Garden

Movie Night about Irena Sendler in Maltz Museum

After movie Q&A by Sean Martin.

Movie Night – “In the Name of Their Mothers”

Wednesday, May 8, 7pm

$12/$10 Members

Purchase in advance – save $2

This documentary tells the story of young Catholic social worker Irena Sendler who saw the suffering of Warsaw’s Jews, reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during WWII. Together they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland. Directed by Mary Skinner. (2011/60 min.)

watch the trailer

http://www.maltzmuseum.org/events/movie-night-in-the-name-of-their-mothers/

May 3rd Polish Constitution Day in Cleveland

On the evening of May 3rd, 2013, the Terminal Tower will be lit in the national colors of Poland. This will be done to honor Tadeusz Kosciuszko and to recognize his monument re-dedication taking place on May 5th at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

May 3rd Polish American Cultural Center, JP II

7 pm Reception and Artistic Program at the Polish American Cultural Center, JP II

6501 Lansing Ave., Cleveland 216-883-2828

Cleveland Indians

7:05 pm Cleveland Indians Game – Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 3rd

Discounted tickets to the Kosciuszko observance 2013 game are available at TicketMaster

Cleveland Indians

7:05 pm Cleveland Indians Game – Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 3rd

Discounted tickets to the Kosciuszko observance 2013 game are available at TicketMaster

or to purchase tickets, just click on the link below:

Cancelled – May 4th

6:30 pm Queen of Parade Ball at St. Casimar Parish Hall located at 8223 Sowinski Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 off E. 79th St. between St. Clair and Superior. For information and reservations, please call Wojtek 440-384-0723

http://www.facebook.com/events/415135438576511/

May 5th

11:30 am Mass at St. Casimir Church – located at 8223 Sowinski Avenue,

Cleveland, Ohio 44103 off E. 79th St. between St. Clair and Superior.

12:30 pm, May 5th Lunch available in the Parish Hall.

2:00 pm Cleveland Museum of Art – Procession on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Re-dedication of the Statue of Kosciuszko Monument, and remembrance of May 3rd Polish Constitution Day Observance.

Event will be held on the steps of the museums 1916 Building, facing the Lagoon.

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Cleveland State University Polish Studies

http://www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies/

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mikolaj Kunicki, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of History University of Notre Dame “How communist was Polish communism? Nationalism and communism in 20th-century Poland.”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Edward Horowitz, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, School of Communication, and Director of the Polish Studies Initiative Cleveland State University “Running strong or running scared? How the worldwide economic crisis is affecting Polish young adults.”

Discover Polish Easter Tradition of Palm Weaving

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Discover Polish Easter Tradition of Palm Weaving

with Ray Vargas

Saturday, March 23, 2013; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Fee $8.00 (includes supplies)

Call to reserve your seat  / Contact Carol Stafinski at 440.942.4427

Deadline for reservations is Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sponsored by Ohio Chapter The Kosciuszko Foundation

with the co-operation of the Polish American Cultural Center

Wigilia

You are cordially invited to attend Polish Wigilia to be held on Sunday December 16, 20012 at the Polish American Cultural Center on Lansing Avenue. The dinner will start at 12:30 PM with breaking of opłatek followed by a traditional meatless dinner. After dinner special program about Polish Christmas traditions.

The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

We hope you can attend. Please make reservation early since we expect a sell out.

Polish Lectures at Cleveland State University

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joanna Trzeciak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies,

Kent State University

 

Reaching for Readers: Polish Poetry and the Moral Economy of Translation

All Lectures Begin at 4:00 PM in CSU Student Center, Room 315.

For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies