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.

Święconka – Blessing of Easter baskets – A Polish Easter Tradition

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Święconka (Blessing of Easter baskets) will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 2 pm, at the University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705.

The food blessed in the church remains untouched until Sunday morning.
All are invited to attend this traditional event.

Easter Mass in Polish will be held on Sunday, April 5 at 2pm at the University Catholic Center.


Monthly Polish Film Screening – April 12 at 3:30pm

Tulipany Nowicki with Braunek
WHAT: “Tulipany” / “Tulips”, 2005 English subtitles, 89 min.
WHEN: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm (note the date change because of Easter)
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road. Tel: 512-974-8700

COST: FREE

CONTACT: Joanna Gutt-Lehr, email: joanna.guttlehr@gmail.com

Director: Jacek Borcuch
Screenplay: Jacek Borcuch
Cinematography: Damian Pietrasik
Music: Daniel Bloom

Cast: Jan Nowicki, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Tadeusz Pluciński, Małgorzata Braunek, Andrzej Chyra, Ilona Ostrowska, Mariusz Drężek, Wojciech Kalarus, Hanna Orsztynowicz-Czyż, Franciszek Trzeciak and others.

In the spring of 2004, Jacek Borcuch explained the film’s origins on the web portal www.efilm.pl. Over 10 years later, is it still valid. Come and see for yourself.

I felt a very strong yearning for the world of dusty values no longer popular in today’s world, like friendship, love, respect, loyalty, remembering our near and dear, a sense of beauty. But a world built of pure, ideal values doesn’t exist. Recent years have brought a chain of global conflicts and crises. Positive information is not a commercial commodity, so it disappears in a mass of bad and stupid news. ‘Tulips’ is my response to what is happening around us. It’s a journey to a world that is very close by. I’m not sure if it isn’t closer than we think.

Read more here.


Houston’s 9th Annual Polish Festival – May 2-3, 2015

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WHEN: Saturday 5/2 from 10-10 and Sunday 5/3 from 11-6
WHERE: Our Lady of Czestochowa Grounds, 1731 Blalock Drive, Houston, TX 77080
Admission: $5
12 & under free

Free admission when dressed in complete Polish traditional costume!

Enjoy Polish Food, Beer Garden, Live Music & Dance! Silent Auction, Raffles and Supervised Children Activities

Free parking available.
www.houstonpolishfestival.org


10th Annual Meeting of the Austin Polish Society

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Thank you to all who attended the 10th Annual Meeting of the Austin Polish Society !

What a successful event! Event pictures are here

Thank you to Agata LaRue and Agnieszka Ozarowska for preparing and presenting a tribute to Gosia Jurczynska.

Thank you to Agnes Sekowski, Assistant Director at the Department of Slavic and Euriasian Studies, for a very interesting, inspiring, and eloquent update on the Polish Studies Program at UT Austin and the Polish Endowment, and thank you to Darcey Hollender, the first student recipient of the scholarship supported by the endowment, for her wonderful letter describing her experience in Krakow last year. Read about this year’s opportunities here:
Polish Studies Scholarship

If you are interested in contributing to the Polish Studies Endowment, there are ways to do it!

You can either donate to the Austin Polish Film Festival that designates part of its proceeds to the Endowment

or donate directly to the Endowment by following this link: Donate to Endowment

Thank you!


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
View Brochure


Polish historical archives need your help

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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:
www.crowdrise.com/PilsudskiInstitute/fundraiser/tomaszksiezyk


Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin – 2014

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


The Best Pierogi in Texas!

Porter Ale House & Gastropub Pierogi
Stopped by the Porter Ale House & Gastropub, 3715-A South First Street and met one of the owners, Joe Bixel, who served up the best potato and cheese pierogi in Texas! Garnished with authentic tangy beet/horseradish and a dill sour cream, and topped with delicious caramelized onions…fantastic! Just like being in Poland! Check this new place out (newly rated as one of the top 15 restaurants in the USA) for a taste of home. Thanks, Joe!
www.porteraustin.com
See the write-up: draftmag.com


Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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


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