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.

Polish Parliamentary Elections – October 24th – Houston

Polish citizens residing in Texas may participate in this month’s Polish Parliamentary Elections. Individuals may vote either by absentee ballot or in person either in Houston or Los Angeles on Saturday, October 24th.

Individuals must register prior to voting.

The registration deadline to vote by absentee ballot is October 7th.

Voter registration website: https://ewybory.msz.gov.pl/

More info from Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles: MORE INFO

SAVE THE DATE, October 22-25 for the 10th Austin Polish Film Festival

Save the Date

4 Days of Films: feature length narratives, docs, shorts, animations
Guests and Q&As
International Short Film Competition selections screenings
Poster Exhibit
Talks / Workshops at UT Austin
Polish food by Apolonia

For details, please visit the APFF website online sale.

2015 Houston Polish Film Festival


Mark your calendars and join us for a great selection of Polish films at the 18th Annual Houston Polish Film Festival.October 28 through November 1, 2015

More information: 2015 Houston Polish Film Festival

Consular Visit in Houston – Nov. 18 – 19, 2015


Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles will be conducting consular outreach to the states of our Consular region on selected dates.
Houston visit will take place on November 18-19, 2014 (Wednesday, Thursday). Polish citizens can use this opportunity to apply for passport services.

Please note: Services will be available by appointments only.

More information:www.forum-polonia-houston.com

Austin Polish Society Questionnaire – we value your input!


Thank you for visiting the APS site. We welcome you to join our exploration and celebration of all things Polish.

Whether you are Polish or just interested in learning more about the history, language, food and films, you are invited to become part of our unique community of members.
Please join us on this wonderful cultural journey celebrating Poland and its people.

Your input and comments on the following anonymous questionnaire will be helpful in planing APS events.

Please, click on the following link: APS Questionnaire

The information you provide in this questionnaire will allow us to assess how APS as a volunteer-based organization can help better understand Polish culture. Your participation is voluntary. All answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality and won’t be shared with any party.

Polish Language Classes for Children and Adults


We are happy to announce that Polish Language Classes for children and adults for the 2015-2016 school year started in September and are under way!

Adults classes: beginner level and intermediate level.

There will now be two class period options for the children’s classes:
* 1.5 hour class (tuition: $300 per year)
* 3.0 hour class (tuition: $500 per year)
The new extended 3.0 hour class will include communication, reading, listening, writing, arts and crafts, sport activities and music in the Polish environment.
Kids ages: 3+

If you have any question please contact Magda Boudni at magdaszatanik@gmail.com
Online Registration and More Info: austinpolishsociety.org/classes

APFF 2014 donated to Polish Studies at UT

The 10th Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) is not that far away, October 22 – 25, 2015. Keeping with the tradition and its mission, the Austin Polish Society will donate part of the proceeds from the festival to the Polish Studies Endowment at the UT Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).

Please read the attached letters from the CREEES Director Dr. Mary Neuburger and from the Dean of Liberal Arts College Dr. Randy Diehl to learn about opportunities and offerings made possible by the Endowment.

We would like to extend special appreciation to all the APFF sponsors, major among them: the Association of Polish Filmmakers, the Polish Film Institute, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin for supporting our work. Big thank you also goes to the all volunteer APS Festival Committee lead by the former APS president, Mary Gawron, and to all other APFF volunteers for their hard work in producing a wonderful event. Nothing would make sense without the audience, so of course, a huge thank you to all who came to see the films and by doing that voted for the cultural diversity in our community.

Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas

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The first Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas has been published by PACT and can now be viewed online.



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

CREEES award ceremony 2015
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.

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.

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.