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.

2016 Directory of Polish American Culture has Arrived!

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Children’s Day – Dzień Dziecka – Sunday, May 29, 2016


WHAT: Children’s Day
WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2016
WHERE: Lakewood Clubhouse, 7317 Lakewood Dr., Austin Tx, 78750
TIME: 11 am – 3pm
COST: Free

Please, join us for the second APS Children’s Day. We are planning lots of activities for children, Polish animations, crafts and games.

There is a swimming pool next to the Clubhouse. Be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty, so parents supervision is a must.

We will provide coffee, soft drinks and pizza at 12:30 .

Contact: Magda at magdaszatanik@gmail.com

Polish Monthly Film Screening – June 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Marcowe migdaly - 1

WHAT: March Caresses / Marcowe migdały, 1990, English subtitles, 89 min.
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, June 5 at 3:30pm

CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@austinpolishfilm.com

Direction: Radosław Piwowarski
Screenplay: Radosław Piwowarski
Cinematography: Zdzisław Najda
Music: Stanisław Syrewicz

Małgorzata Piorun, Monika Bolibrzuch, Robert Kowalski, Robert Gonera, Maciej Orłowski, Olaf Lubaszenko, Piotr Siwkiewicz, Igor Przegrodzki, Zdzisław Sośnierz, Stanisław Brudny, Hanna Skarżanka, Jolanta Nowak, and others.

International Cultural Forum award (1990)
Best film award– Lubuskie Lato Filmowe – Cinematography of the Eastern and Central Europe (1990)

Read about the film here.

Polish Language Classes at UT in the Fall: First year Polish 1 -POL 506

pol 506


This course is the first semester of Polish language instruction. The course will assist in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and Polish culture.

Polish is spoken by almost 40 million people in Poland & around the world, including the U.S.

Please, contact the instructor Bernadeta Kaminska regarding placement.

2016 Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas

Polish American Council of Texas plans to publish a second annual Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas.
The deadline for individuals and organizations to place an advertisment is: March 15th, 2016

11th APS Annual Members Meeting and Dinner


Dear Friends,
Thank you for coming to the 11th Annual Austin Polish Society Members Meeting and Dinner on Saturday Feb 20th. Your interest and support matters. Your participation helps in making Austin a culturally diverse place. Thank you for your contribution to spreading awareness of Polish presence in the Austin community.

Thank you Apolonia Catering for the great food and service at the 11th Annual Members Meeting last night. Your creativity, professionalism, and quality is unrivaled. You made our evening !!

Adding Poland to Visa Waiver Program – Pending Legislation

Visa Waiver Map
Call to Action from Polish American Congress for the passage of H.R. 1401 and S.2091 (JOLT Act of 2015)

Poland is one of the remaining countries in NATO whose citizens still need a visa to travel to the United States. There are 38 countries whose citizens do not need a visa to travel to the USA. Poland has been left out of the Visa Waiver Program. The Jolt Act of 2015 would change that by adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program.

Legislation to end the visa requirement for Poland has finally been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate in the Jolt Act of 2015. The Polish American Congress has issued an Action Alert and is urging Polish Americans to write their Senators and Congressman to vote in favor of the Jolt Act of 2015 (S.2091 in the Senate and H.R. 1401 in the House of Representatives) which would add Poland to the Visa Waiver Program. More Details

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The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to announce the Drs.James and Wanda Trefil Scholarship for undergradute students majoring in Natural Sciences.

The Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center of Polish Culture, is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Polish American students who show exceptional promise in the natural sciences. Applications are currently being accepted for The Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Scholarship. The first scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded towards the 2016/2017 academic year.

For more information on eligibility, selection criteria and a list of supporting materials please refer to http://www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/tuition/
Candidates may apply on-line by clicking on the Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Scholarship. Applications are accepted through March 1st, 2016. Scholarship decisions will be made in late May. Kosciuszko Foundation scholarships are awarded for full-time studies only. All Kosciuszko Foundation scholarships and grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Please see the press release for details.

2015 Austin Polish Film Festival

last day

Thank you all for making the 10th Austin Polish Festival the best ever! That thank you goes to our audience who attended so many of the festival films and events, to the artists whose work we had an opportunity to experience and admire, to the festival guests, presenters, university professors , sponsors, and hard-working volunteers. We will be publishing more details and photos soon.

For now – just a huge and warm THANK YOU – DZIĘKUJEMY!

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.