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.

Showcase Your Film at the Austin Polish Film Festival, October 22-25, 2015

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The 10th Annual Austin Polish Film Festival invites independent filmmakers and film students from around the world to submit their work to the 1st APFF International Short Films Competition.

Submission deadline is August 30, 2015

Please find more details in the links below:

Call For Submissions

Download the Submission Form


Houston’s 9th Annual Polish Festival – May 2-3, 2015

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WHEN: Saturday 5/2 from 10-10 and Sunday 5/3 from 11-6
WHERE: Our Lady of Czestochowa Grounds, 1731 Blalock Drive, Houston, TX 77080
Admission: $5
12 & under free

Free admission when dressed in complete Polish traditional costume!

Enjoy Polish Food, Beer Garden, Live Music & Dance! Silent Auction, Raffles and Supervised Children Activities

Free parking available.
www.houstonpolishfestival.org


Polish Monthly Film Screening – Sunday, May 3 at 3:30pm

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Polish film – a comedy? Yep! Come and see for yourself!

WHAT: “I Hate Mondays” / Nie lubie poniedzialku ”,1971, English subtitles, 1 hr 40 min.
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, May 3 at 3:30pm
COST: FREE

APS Contact: Joanna Gutt-Lehr, email: joanna.guttlehr@gmail.com

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Screenplay: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Cinematography: Franciszek Kądziołka
Music: Franciszek Kądziołka

Cast: Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Jerzy Turek, Bohdan Łazuka, Hanna Kowalska, Kazimierz Rudzki, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz, and others.

A comedy about an acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.

Trailer (in Polish)


Austin Polish Society Happy Hour at Brass House – May 7, 2015

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WHAT: Happy Hour with a Polish Twist
WHEN: Thursday, May 7 at 5:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701

How about enjoying a drink with a Polish spirit?
The Brass House opens its doors to the Austin Polish Society – come join us, unwind, and enjoy a fun evening with good food, Polish music, and great prices in the heart of downtown Austin.

Happy Hour Features:
$4 wine, beer, and “well drinks”
Half price on appetizers.
Dinner menu available.

Brass House is conveniently located on San Jacinto Blvd. and Second Street near the Convention Center and Four Seasons Hotel. It is Austin’s premier live Jazz and Blues venue with Rustic Italian Cuisine.
Please visit Brass House website for more information.


4th Annual Polish Picnic “Majowka”- May 9, 2015

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Location: Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, 7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX, 78757
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 11 am till dark
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for the 3rd APS “Majowka” – a May Polish holiday celebration. Bring your picnic baskets, food for the grill, your family & friends, and your favorite sporting gear. Be ready for lots of outdoor fun!

Park amenities include: Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, Barbeque Pits, Baseball Fields, Basketball Courts, Fishing Piers, beautiful playground for children, Picnic Tables, Trail (0.7 miles), & Volleyball Courts.
There are 3 picnic areas. Look for red & white balloons.

Please check park web site: Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park


International Multicultural Festival – May 16, 2015

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WHERE: 2100 EAST 3RD STREET, AUSTIN TEXAS 78702
WHEN: MAY 16, 2015
TIME: 11am-6pm
COST: Free
The International Multicultural Festival (IMF) is centered on celebrating the uniqueness of the Austin Community by bringing different cultural groups together to learn, explore and celebrate each other and enhance unity among family. This festival is derived from the idea that we are all different and unique, and yet, we are all the same. We may look different, speak different languages, and hold different practices and beliefs. But when we look inside ourselves, we are still the same and there is still so much to learn and benefit from each other’s different culture. Multiculturalism is more than just the acknowledgment of a diverse cultural background. Here in Austin we witness the intertwining and interaction between cultures, local and international, and the positive influences they play on each other.
There will be music, dance, different multicultural performances, story telling, drinks, workshops, seminars, round table discussions etc

Link: INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL


APOLONIA CATERING – Polish and European Food at its Best!

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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!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
PHONE: 512-586-3457
EMAIL: APOLONIACATERING@GMAIL.COM

WWW. APOLONIACATERING.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/APOLONIACATERING


First year Polish I available in Fall Semester at UT, Austin

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


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
View Brochure


Polish historical archives need your help

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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:
www.crowdrise.com/PilsudskiInstitute/fundraiser/tomaszksiezyk


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


Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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


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