Celebrating Polish Heritage, Arts, Culture, and Language

Our Mission:
To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means.
To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.

Showcase Your Film at the Austin Polish Film Festival, October 22-25, 2015

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The 10th Annual Austin Polish Film Festival invites independent filmmakers and film students from around the world to submit their work to the 1st APFF International Short Films Competition.

Submission deadline is August 30, 2015

Please find more details in the links below:

Call For Submissions

Download the Submission Form

Celebrating Children’s Day – Dzien Dziecka – Sunday, May 31, 2015


WHAT: Children’s Day
WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2015
TIME: 11 am – 3pm
WHERE: Lakewood Clubhouse, 7317 Lakewood Dr., Austin Tx, 78750
COST: Free

Please, join us for the first APS Children’s Day. We are planning lots of activities for children, Polish animations, crafts and games.
There is a swimming pool next to the Clubhouse. Be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty, so parents supervision is a must.
We will provide coffee, soft drinks and snacks (sandwiches and fruits) .
Please let us know how many and what ages children will attend the party.
Contact: Magda at magdaszatanik@gmail.com

The 3rd Annual International Potluck – May 31, 2015

TIME: 5pm-8pm
WHERE: Alta’s Cafe @ The Waller Creek Boathouse
74 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701

Global Austin, AIN and EuroCircle will be joining hands and hosting the 3rd great International Potluck. We welcome warmly the other local international groups to participate the event. (such Austin Polish Society, SACC TX, Casa de Espana Austin, etc)
This means that you can all bring your traditional dishes and have other members & guests experience new flavors and most of all, your cooking skills! This is no Top Chef event, but it will be a great way to challenge yourself and share your culture with just a bite of heaven.

APOLONIA CATERING – Polish and European Food at its Best!


Witamy! Apolonia Catering has officially landed in Austin, Texas and is ready to bring you authentic Polish cuisine with a Texas twist!

Three adventurous women, (Asia Gonczar, Izabela Ulrich and Margie Knap) who all originated from Poland, have travelled the world and crossed paths in the heart of Texas. Their passion for perfecting a home cooked meal brought them together and ignited the idea in creating a catering company to share their recipes outside the family home.

Our company specializes in traditional homemade Polish cooking that incorporates all organic products sourced from local farmers. Apolonia’s unique menu offers appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will transport your taste buds to the other side of the world. You can enjoy freshly homemade Pierogi delivered right to your doorstep! No matter how big or small your gathering, or whether it’s for your own personal experience, we will accommodate to best suit your needs!

PHONE: 512-586-3457


Polish course at UT in the Fall: First year Polish

This course is the first semester of Polish language instruction.
It will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.
No prerequisite!

POL 506- Fall 2015

Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin

The scholarship funded by the Polish Studies Endowment of UT Austin is made possible by the Austin Polish Society and various individual donors. For more information about 2015 applications please follow the link here.

The 2014 Scholarship recipient, Darcy Hollender, writes about her experience in Poland.
Read Darcey’s letter here.
CREEES award ceremony 2015
The recipient of the 2015 scholarship is Rhiannon Jones, a graduate student at the UT CREEES. Ms. Jones will participate in the “Crossroads of Empires: Central Europe and the Balance of Power” program in Warsaw studying history and security in Central Europe. After that she will go through an intense one-on-one course of Polish language.

Please read the 2014 update letter from Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director of Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, regarding the Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin.
Endowment Update.

To join a group of donors to the Endowment, please follow this link.

Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas

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The Polish American Council of Texas is preparing to print a Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas. The full color, 5.5″ x 8.38″ publication will be distributed at various Polish/American events, meetings, and businesses. 2,500 copies will be printed. Ads for PACT members and Polish-interest organizations are free. Individuals and other businesses are welcome to place ads in the Directory. Polish professionals, performers, artists, translators, teachers, tutors, craftsman, professionals are encouraged to place an ad and/or become a sponsor of the Directory. More info on PACT website. Contact: (830) 779-2636
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Polish historical archives need your help

The wonderful Josef Pilsudski Institute of America needs our help with moving expenses. Any amount is gratefully appreciated. They lost their lease on the current location and all the Polish letters, paintings, books, and articles they collected, to show our historical heritage, need to be moved in March to a new location.

You can see for yourself the treasures the Institute accumulated by viewing their website: www.pilsudski.org/portal/en/collections/archiv

The entire collection in the Institute’s archives can be accessed by anyone who wants to learn more about Poland and our history. This campaign, asking for financial assistance, should be dear to all of us to help preserve our history.
Please, make a donation via, CrowdRise to keep the Institute going.
To see more about this fundraising campaign use the following link:

Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

Darmowe, opracowane, pełne teksty lektur, e-booki, audiobooki i pliki DAISY na wolnej licencji.