Polish-American cultural events in and around Albany, New York

We will be making occasional posts featuring upcoming Polish-American events in and around the Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, New York areas (as well as elsewhere…)

The first is:

Last Polka Dance — Picnic for this Season!

Sunday Sept. 3, 2006, 3-7 PM featuring the Eddie Forman Orchestra. Polish & American food will be available. Contact the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave Ext, Albany NY 12205, 518-456-3995.

…and elsewhere outside the immediate area:

2nd Annual Dożynki Festival held at the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral in Lancaster, New York

Come celebrate the fall season Polish style on Saturday, September 16th form Noon to 11 PM & Sunday, September17th at the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral Parish Grounds, 6298 Broadway (between Schwartz & Ransom Roads) in Lancaster, NY. There will be plenty to see and do all weekend long. Come and savor… Homemade Polish Food (American food also available)… Polish Beer… Polish Desserts… Cultural Food and Craft Demonstrations… Polka Lessons… Live Polka Music… Polish Folk Dancers…Exhibits… “Jarmach” Polish Market with Polish Imports and Gifts… Theme Tray Auction… Cathedral Tours… Farmer’s Market… Children’s Tent with Games, “Wawel” Bounce House, Polish Folk Tales and Activities… Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Falcon Flying Demo, Cash Prize Raffle and More. On Sunday at 10:00 Am will be the Dożynki Procession and Mass followed by the Dożynki Pageant. Pig Roast begins at Noon Sunday.

New this year at the Dożynki Festival will be an “Ogórki” Dill Pickle Contest. Bring a jar of your favorite Homemade Dill Pickles on Sat. between 2 and 4 to be judged. There will also be a children’s coloring contest. Entries are available in the Am-Pol Eagle and at the HMRC Parish Center and Rectory. Polish Bagpiper Blanche Krbechek from Minneapolis, MN will be strolling the grounds. Check our website for a full schedule of events or call the parish office for more information at 685-5766.

Free Parking and Shuttle available from Townline Fire Co. Pre-sale Tickets: $4.00 for one day or $7.00 for a 2 day pass (pre-sale tickets available until Sept. 8th only) Tickets at the gate: $6 for one day or $9 for a two day pass

Children 16 and under free accompanied by an adult!! No coolers please!!

Buses Welcome!! Tickets available at: HMRC Parish Office, 5776 Broadway, Lancaster, NY (716) 685-5766, European Deli, 1972 Clinton St., Buffalo (716) 825-0186 and at the Polish Union of America, 745 Center Rd., West Seneca, (716) 677-0220

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  1. M Gallery presents a new show “Translation”

    M Gallery is pleased to present “Translation”, a group show featuring fanciful abstracts by new friends, new works by Patrick Milbourn and sculpture by revered artist, Lubomir Tomaszewski. The show is timely with Spring’s arrival as lively works emerge from the walls and metal figures seem to dance across the floor.

    Tomaszewski’s dramatic sculptures can be found in museums and collections around the world. His work is a reaction to “over-intellectualized” modern art and its loss of emotion and mood. His goal is to broaden the strength of perception, always looking for beauty. He has pioneered this spirit into an artists group known as “The Emotionalists”.

    There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. The artists will be present. This event is brought forth for “Saturday Studios” when all galleries on Main Street will be open and welcoming friends and visitors.

    This exhibition will run through May 13, 2008. M Gallery is located at 350 Main Street in Catskill, NY. More information is available at 518-943-0380. The website is http://www.mgallery-online.com.

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