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 Campfire – “Ognisko” – Saturday, November 5th


Join us for the APS annual gathering by a camp fire.
Brush up on your repertoire of songs that go well with sausages on a stick, fun, and good company!
Bring Family and Friends. Everyone is welcome!

WHERE: Camp Ben McCullogh, 18301 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 across from Salt Lick. BBQ.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 4:30pm – 10:30pm
WHAT: Sing, grill sausages on a stick, enjoy nature and camaraderie in the Hill Country. Possibility of camping on site. BYOB.

COST: $8 member / $10 non-member. Children 12 and below – FREE
Ania Bielecka 512-897-0125
Angelika Firlej, email: angelika.firlej@austinpolishsociety.org or 830-385-5389.

BRING: Family and Friends, dish to share, guitar or other musical instrument, folding chair or blanket, flashlight, a stick for sausages. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Event is subject to weather.

Polish Monthly Film Screening, Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

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WHAT: Drowsiness / Senność, 2008, English subtitles, drama, 105 min.
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@austinpolishfilm.com

Director: Magdalena Piekorz
Screenwriter: Wojciech Kuczok
Cinematography: Marcin Koszałka
Music: Adrian Konarski
Cast: Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Michał Żebrowski, Rafał Maćkowiak,Bartosz Obuchowicz, Krzysztof Zawadzki, Joanna Pierzak.

Follow this LINK for more information.

Internship for UT students and recent grads in Warsaw!

Warszawa CREEES picAustin Polish Society and Austin Polish Film Festival contribute to the Polish Endowment at the UT CREEES. Applications for Spring 2017 internship in Warsaw at the famous Adam Mickiewicz Institute. are being accepted now.

Deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by midnight.


Board of Director Elections – Candidate Application Deadline – Sept 30th

The APS Board of Director elections are around the corner. We encourage anybody interested in becoming a board member to consider running in the upcoming Board of Director election. Please submit your application with any APS officer prior to the September 30th deadline to be a candidate. The board of director elections are expected to be held in November this year. Board of director positions are two year terms. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

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

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