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.

Monthly Presentations of Polish Films

Presented free with English subtitles – the first Sunday of each month at 3:30pm. Details and SCHEDULE are here.

APS Annual Christmas Party – Sunday, December 11th, 2016


Join us in celebration of a Polish Christmas: kolędy i pastoralki with Opłatek.
Polish dishes by Apolonia Catering will be served and ŚWIĘTY MIKOŁAJ will pay a visit to the children.
Polish Children’s Book Fair ( If you would like to donate Polish children’s books, please contact Magda Boudni at 512-586-1104)

Due to a limited seating this event is PRE REGISTRATION ONLY !!!

Please, use this link to REGISTER.

WHAT: Polish Christmas Foods, Oplatek and St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) with gifts for children.
WHEN: Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 4pm – 7pm
WHERE: University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio ST., Austin TX 78705

Parking is free in the CO-OP Garage across the street; bring in your ticket for validation.
Parking information

KIDS under 10 –FREE

Contact: Angelika at 830-385-5389 or angelika.firlej@austinpolishsociety.org

Polish Christmas Caroling in Chappell Hill – Monday, December 26th


Everyone is invited to come with family and friends of all ages!

WHEN: Monday, December 26, 2016, beginning at 12:30
WHERE: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 9175 FM 1371, Chappell Hill, Texas 77426

The “Kolędy Polskie” will convene at 12:30 PM on the steps of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. In addition, we encourage everyone to bring a Polish covered dish for our evening meal to share for a pot luck supper. You are welcome to take your dish early to Jozwiak’s store if it is something that needs to stay warm. In addition, we would like for you to dress in costume and bring a candle for our cemetery vigil at dusk. Dressing in costume is an old Polish custom dating back to the 14th century and we would like to honor that tradition. However, you do not have to have anything elaborate or fancy. You may dress as a beggar, an angel, a king, a shepherd, a devil, St. Nickolas, a wise man and/or make a homemade costume. To reduce the number of cars in procession and to foster fellowship, we have rented a school bus that will seat 50 people. Vehicles will be left in the St. Stanislaus parking lot and we will come back for them before we go to the cemetery candle light vigil.

Schedule for Kolędy Polskie 2016

The Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria – Construction Started

Construction of the Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria has begun! The Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria will relate the story of the Silesian Polish immigration to Texas, and the subsequent “Polish Renaissance” that began in the late 1960s, to rekindle a new generation’s interest in Polish and Silesian heritage. The stories will serve as a mirror to reflect the history of our nation and will act as a lens to focus on the meaning of faith, family and community. Bishop Yanta’s dream to build a Polish heritage center, one that would record the history of the Texas Silesian immigration from the 1850s to the present, will be realized when the center opens to the public in 2016. Donations towards this project can be made here: polishheritagecenterpannamaria.org/center

The English-language podcast called POLcast

POLcast is the FIRST EVER English language podcast about Poland and Poles around the world. It’s a colourful weekly audio magazine delivered directly to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

If you have a Polish customer, colleague, girlfriend or grandmother – you will hear something that will help you to enrich these relations.

Through POLcast you will learn fascinating things about Poland, its culture, customs, geography, history, contemporary issues, as well as all kinds of amazing things Poles around the world do and often surprising connections of the world with Poland. NO POLITICS!

Each episode brings you interesting interviews, historical facts, trivia, music, and a lot more.

We follow up and expand on each episode’s themes here, on mypolcast.com, giving you more info, links, photos, videos, etc. You can search by EPISODE or by STORY.

Enjoy this new first of its kind project, and please tell others.



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.

Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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