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.

Consular Visit in Dallas – Mar. 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.
Dallas visit will take place on March 19, 2015.
Polish citizens can use this opportunity to apply for passport services.

WHERE:1001 W George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, TX 75080

Please note:
Services will be available by appointments only. Please sent email to: losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl

The 11th Annual Austin Polish Society Bigos Cook-Off and Hike


When: On Saturday – March 21, 2015
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Where: Woodland Park at River Place, 8820 Big View Drive, Austin, TX 78730
Tickets and registration: TBA

Here’s your chance to sample various Polish Bigos recipes! Bigos is a delicious traditional Polish dish also known as Polish hunter’s stew.
Bigos recipes vary quite a lot in Poland and here you will have a chance to try many variations of this tasty dish!
Please come to vote, taste, or just have fun! We’ll have games, Polish music, sausage from the grill and lots of bigos. There is a covered playscape for children, as well as room for soccer and more.

Soft drinks will be provided; you bring whatever else you want to drink.

After the Bigos Cook-off,(around 5pm), Agnieszka Ozarowski is organizing a hike. The 1.5-hour hike will start across the street from the picnic area.
Comfortable shoes are needed.

To compete you need to provide at least 2 gallons of Bigos in a slow cooker or crock pot (electricity is available). Participants in the Bigos cook-off each get a beautiful APS apron! Prizes for Top Chefs!

Cooks must register with Angelika Firlej by March 18, 2015: aps.angelika@gmail.com

10th Annual Meeting of the Austin Polish Society


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
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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:

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!
See the write-up: draftmag.com

Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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