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
Fill out the Submission Form

Polish Monthly Film Screening – Sunday, August 2 at 3:30pm

WHAT: Serce na dloni / And the Warm Heart,2008, English subtitles,comedy thriller, 1 hr 36 min.
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road, Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 3:30pm

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

Details about the film are here.

Polish Cooking Class – Crêpes/Naleśniki (Nah-lesh-nee-kee)

Galore & Fundraiser – Aug. 9th


WHAT: Polish Cooking Class – Crêpes/Naleśniki (Nah-lesh-nee-kee)
Galore & Fundraiser
WHERE: Luna’s Kitchen, 2051 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613,
Tel: 512 417 2043 www.lunas-kitchen.com
WHEN: Sunday, August 9, 4pm – 7pm
COST: $28 per person or $50 per couple
CONTACT: Anna Hand, Email: aplhand@hotmail.com, Tel: 512 794 8265

Dear Friends,

We are ready for another cooking class! Here is your opportunity to learn great recipes, taste wonderful food and meet new people, all in a professional kitchen!
This time, our two-member team – Joanna Sokołowska-Gwizdka and Anna Hand – will be the chefs. Not only will they teach us how to make naleśniki (crêpes) but also, being great story tellers, they will introduce the main practical ingredient of the class with a short history of old Slavic cuisine, share their knowledge of grains, and spice it up with some historical anecdotes.
Anna and Joanna will teach you how to make naleśniki for the main course and dessert. You will be able to use them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can make them for a casual and a very elegant party. Many recipes are created uniquely by Joanna herself and you will not find them in any cooking publications.
Participants will help make batter and two wonderful sauces for naleśniki. The goal of the class is to teach you how to make naleśniki using your creativity at home.

Part I: Main Course Crêpes
· Mushrooms, spinach and white sauce
· Ground meat, marjoram and tomato sauce
· Classic French with leeks and goat cheese, with butter dressing
· Very classy – with baked pepper, asparagus in a Dutch sauce

Part II: Dessert Crêpes (Sweet)
· Farmer’s cheese (traditional)
· Apple, nuts, cinnamon and cider sauce
· Blueberries and whipped cream
· French – fried in a syrup with cognac and fruits, flamed

If this sounds pleasing to your palate, please reserve your tickets today ! The class is only limited to 25 people.
Please, register by Thursday, August 6 at Cooking Class Registration

Please come, enjoy, and learn new ways to make and present naleśniki!
This class is a fundraiser for the upcoming Austin Polish Film Festival 2015!

Polish Language Classes for Children and Adults


We are happy to announce that Polish Language Classes for children and adults for the 2015-2016 school year will be resuming in September and registration has already started!

Adults classes: beginner level and intermediate level.

There will now be two class period options for the children’s classes:
* 1.5 hour class (tuition: $300 per year)
* 3.0 hour class (tuition: $500 per year)
The new extended 3.0 hour class will include communication, reading, listening, writing, arts and crafts, sport activities and music in the Polish environment.
Kids ages: 3+

If you have any question please contact Magda Boudni at magdaszatanik@gmail.com
Online Registration and More Info: austinpolishsociety.org/classes

Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas

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The first Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas has been published by PACT and can now be viewed online.



APOLONIA CATERING – Polish and European Food at its Best!


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!

PHONE: 512-586-3457


Polish course at UT in the Fall: First year Polish

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

Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin

CREEES award ceremony 2015
The scholarship funded by the Polish Studies Endowment of UT Austin is made possible by the Austin Polish Society and various individual donors. For more information about 2015 applications please follow the link here.

The 2014 Scholarship recipient, Darcy Hollender, writes about her experience in Poland.
Read Darcey’s letter here.

The recipient of the 2015 scholarship is Rhiannon Jones, a graduate student at the UT CREEES. Ms. Jones will participate in the “Crossroads of Empires: Central Europe and the Balance of Power” program in Warsaw studying history and security in Central Europe. After that she will go through an intense one-on-one course of Polish language.

Please read the 2014 update letter from Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director of Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, regarding the Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin.
Endowment Update.

To join a group of donors to the Endowment, please follow this link.

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:

Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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