Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Polish Easter Dinner – Święconka

Friday, March 2nd, 2018




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]

New Year’s Ball

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

New Years Eve 2017

Traditional Wigilia 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017


Traditional wigilia 2017Please 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.”   

PACC Annual Polish Picnic

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The Polish American Cultural Center invites you to the annual Polish Picnic!!


Polish picnic 2016

$5 Admission


Delicious Polish Food 


Lots of Attractions 


Music by: Ptaki z Basia Band 

Chance  to win $1000 Cash – 1st Prize

$250- 2nd Prize , $100- 3rd Prize, and Door prizes to win too!

Raffle Tickets: $5 each or $25 for 6 tickets

For more information please call Eugene Bak at 440-236-5552 or

the Center at 216-883-2828


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


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

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


Cleveland Polish Constitution Day website

Cleveland Polish Constitution Facebook page

“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


Video: President of Poland visit to Cleveland

Monday, January 10th, 2011

President Bronislaw Komorowski’s remarks from the meeting with Polonia at Polish-American Cultural Center.


Queen of Parade Ball

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Queen of Parade Ball
Organized by

Saturday, May 1, 2010
PRCUA Auditorium—6966 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland

Queen of parade will be chosen

Music by:
Ptaki Orkiestra & Dj Malutki

Donation $10.00

Food & Beverages will be available

For more information/reservations please call – (216) 883-3131
Table reservations call: (216) 849-1292

Warszawa Chopina (Chopin’s Warsaw) – Video

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Chopin’s Warsaw is a filmic journey around the city of Warsaw in the company of Frycek. That’s the name that was given to Fryderyk Chopin in his youth by his friends and family. See Warsaw, past and present, through his eyes. Discover the city where Poland’s greatest composer spent his youth. (more…)

“The Soviet Story” – Video Documentary

Friday, March 12th, 2010

“The Soviet Story” is a startling document of cooperation with the Gestapo, the NKVD before the year 1941. The film tells the story of Soviet domestic terror, the killing of its citizens “on an industrial scale, artificially induced by the Great Famine in Ukraine (Holodomor) of a murder at Katyn.