Traditional Wigilia 2019

Traditional Wigilia 2019

Christmas is the most special time of year, especially for Polish people. We cherish our Christmas traditions of breaking oplatek, and singing of Polish Christmas Carols, Koledy. Every year we gather as a Polish community, families, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who may even turn into life long friends, while celebrating our wonderful Christmas eve dinner.

Polish Christmas Eve Dinner is traditionally a meatless meal which traditionally begins with the opening prayer, then the breaking of oplatek which are wafers that we share with each other as we share well wishes for the new year and thank each other for all the wonderful things we received in the old year. The dinner typically consists of creamy mushroom soup or red beet borscht with mushroom dumplings, pierogi, fish, sour kraut, pickled herring, and many other foods but this covers some of the basics for the meal. For dessert, our favorite part! We usually have Makowiec – poppyseed roll, sernik – cheesecake, and piernik – gingerbread loaf.

We hope that you can join us for this wonderful Traditional Wigilia 2019 ! And we wish you all the best this holiday season from our family to yours!

We suggest you make reservations early since we have only a limited number of seats available.

For more information and reservations please call:

Henia: 216.285.1985 or Alina 216.236.6601


 

Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019

Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019 5:30 PM

This is our semi-annual fundraiser, which helps support our organization.

We kindly ask for your support during this time and hope that you will join us for this wonderful occasion to celebrate our mission to promote Polish culture and heritage in the Cleveland Polish community and the greater northeast Ohio region.

This year’s Reverse Raffle October 19, 2019 – cocktail hour begins at 5:30 PM and lasts till 6:30 PM – cocktails and hors d’oeuvres then dinner begins at 6:30 PM. After dinner is concluded and all of the tickets are sold the raffle begins! Grand Prize of $1000, many other prizes to be awarded and the opportunity to play size boards!! Only 100 mainboard raffle tickets will be sold so make your reservation before all the tickets are sold out!

For ticket information call                                                  

Henia: (216) 285-1958, Alina: (216) 236-6601  

or the Center: (216) 883-2828

ONE WORLD DAY 2019

POLISH CULTURAL GARDEN on ONE WORLD DAY,  August 25th.

One World Day celebration 2019

 
Please encourage friends and family to attend….and WALK WITH US in the growing Polish contingency in the ANNUAL “Parade of Flags”  during the Cleveland ONE WORLD DAY at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. 
 
Both strong and prosperous nations ~ the USA and Poland celebrate 100 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS  1919-2019 – our Parade theme!  Time to celebrate this.
Updates-
The parade starts at 12noon: Meet us at around 11 am wearing red and white, flags, etc. Meet on MLK Blvd. and St. Casimir Way.  (Park up near St. Casimir Parish is my best suggestion) Please note that MLK Blvd will be closed to traffic at 9:45 AM 
 
After Parade, come to the gorgeous Polish Garden. Shady area, where you can relax and enjoy the day with fun activities, performances, and great music. Lots to see and do.  We invite everyone.  
For more information please contact:
Connie Adams
216.218.8030

Polish Picnic

Polish Picnic 2019

 

Polish American Cultural Center invites you to our annual
POLISH PICNIC

When:
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
3–11 PM

Where:
SAINT SAVA SERBIAN CHURCH
2151 W. WALLINGS ROAD, BROADVIEW HTS.

HOMEMADE POLISH FOOD
Pierogi, Gołąbki, Kielbasa Sandwiches, łazanki,
Potato Pancakes with gulasz, hot dogs, and various desserts!!
DANCING
PTAKI BAND

GREAT FOOD, REFRESHMENTS
LOTS OF ATTRACTIONS including Kids Play Zone
RAFFLE with a Grand Prize of $1000 AND DOOR PRIZES

RAFFLE TICKETS  can be purchased by contacting Gene Bak 440-263-5552

ADMISSION $5

https://www.facebook.com/events/942766555893987/ 

Polish Picnic

Saint John Paul II Bust Dedication

Polish Cultural Garden Saint John Paul II Bust Dedication
Saturday May 18, 2019

2 PM
Polish Cultural Garden
St. Clair and East Boulevard

Saint John Paul II Bust

We hope you can join us as we celebrate the blessing and dedication of the Andrej Pitynski bronze bust of Polish-born, our Highest Holiness Saint John Paul II. Renowned artist Pitynski will be present with Clergy and Cleveland area dignitaries. Many friends and contributors will grace the occasion on behalf of the Polish Cultural Garden, the family of Cleveland Cultural Gardens and the Polish-American Cultural Center, John Paul II. Following the dedication will be a reception at the Polish American Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Avenue in Slavic Village. Secure parking available across the street.

Polish Constitution Day May 3rd

May 3rd Constitution Day

Polish Constitution Day May 3, 2019

Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Celebration 2019

CLE Polish Constitution Day Celebration 2019

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Polish American Cultural Center invites you to their Artistic Program and Reception which will take place at 7:00 PM on May 3rd , 2019

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

 

Join us for this year’s parade which will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, Fleet Avenue in Warszawa Historic District of Cleveland (known today as Slavic Village). By participating in one of the oldest Polish Parade outside of Poland you will have the opportunity to celebrate with Cleveland’s Polish Community one of its finest traditions.

Schedule of events
Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm
“Wiwat 3 Maja” a program for children of the Cleveland Polish schools at the Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 pm
A tantalizing concert of classical music by Dr. Konrad Binienda and Mr. Konrad Kowal at the Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, Slavic Village.
At Dusk – See the Terminal Tower displaying the national colors of Poland

Sunday, April 28th at 11:00 am
-Polish Catholic mass at St. Barbara Church
1505 Denison Avenue Cleveland, OH
-11:30 am- 1:00pm Lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center
-Grand Parade at 1:30pm in Slavic Village concluding at the Polish American Cultural Center with a cultural program by the Cleveland Polish Schools and Dance groups.

May 3, 2019

Traditional Easter Dinner

Traditional Easter Dinner - Święconka

Traditional Easter Dinner – Święconka

Picture of the fabulous “babki” for sale that are homemade by our ladies!

Babka (singular) – “babki” (plural) are sweet yeast cakes

Polish Easter would not be complete without Easter cake (babka): a tall, round, 10-yolk sweet yeast cake with a hole in the middle that can be compared to the American election cake. 

Learn more about Polish easter: Polish Easter Traditions

Babki na wielkanoc

Babki – Easter cakes 

Nie bój się kochać

Nie bój się kochać

Nie bój się kochać

Nie bój się kochać – Jan Twardowski

Polsko Kanadyjskie Towazystwo Teatralne – Salon Poezji, Muzyki i Teatru w przedstawieniu teatralno muzycznym granym na wielu scenach świata

“Trójka wędrowców szła przez te wszystkie krajobrazy i każdy z nich niósł inne emocje, które znajdujemy w wierszach poety – od wielkiego smutku do radości. Przy przepięknej muzyce Jerzego Boskiego i Dariusza Króla zanurzenie się w świecie poezji było oczyszczeniem dla nas wszystkich. W Polsce odbywały się wieczory poezji ks. Jana Twardowskiego, lecz były one oparte wyłącznie na jego wierszach. Uznałam, że wzbogacanie poezji wyobraźnią muzyczną i obrazem cudownej polskiej przyrody, tak drogiej, szczególnie dla nas, emigrantów – jest szalenie ważne.” – Maria Nowotarska fragment z książki Beaty Gołembiowskiej “Teatr bez granic”

Kazimierz Braun pisał: “Jego poezja jest niezwykle prosta i bezpośrednia, a zarazem ufundowana na autora niezłomnej wierze, bezwarunkowej nadziei i wszechogarniającej miłości. Ks. Twardowski ośmiela nas i zachęca abyśmy nie bali się kochać Boga, Bliźnich, piękna, a także dobrego, mądrego i pięknego teatru. Przedstawienie “Nie Bój się Kochać” jest wyjątkową okazją poznania wyjątkowej poezji i przeżycia szczególnych wzruszeń teatralnych”.

https://gazetagazeta.com/2019/03/nie-boj-sie-kochac-jan-twardowski-cz-2/

Reverse Raffle

PACCJPII reverse raffle 03 2019

The PACC’s Reverse Raffle is a great event, Grand prize is $1000, many other prizes to be awarded and have lots of fun!

Lecture by Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

KF speaker Dr. Ambrosewicz Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs will present her lecture on the CWRU campus in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Building on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. We hope that you will be able to attend this important and interesting lecture about Polish-Jewish Relations and the Holocaust in Polish Culture after the fall of communism.

For more information contact: Dr. Kathleen Farkas at 368-2276 or kjf@case.edu