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


Austin Polish Society Questionnaire

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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

Disclaimer:
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.


Polish Language Classes for Children and Adults

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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.

NEWS:
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


APFF 2014 donated to Polish Studies at UT

The 10th Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) is not that far away, October 22 – 25, 2015. Keeping with the tradition and its mission, the Austin Polish Society will donate part of the proceeds from the festival to the Polish Studies Endowment at the UT Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).

Please read the attached letters from the CREEES Director Dr. Mary Neuburger and from the Dean of Liberal Arts College Dr. Randy Diehl to learn about opportunities and offerings made possible by the Endowment.

We would like to extend special appreciation to all the APFF sponsors, major among them: the Association of Polish Filmmakers, the Polish Film Institute, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin for supporting our work. Big thank you also goes to the all volunteer APS Festival Committee lead by the former APS president, Mary Gawron, and to all other APFF volunteers for their hard work in producing a wonderful event. Nothing would make sense without the audience, so of course, a huge thank you to all who came to see the films and by doing that voted for the cultural diversity in our community.


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!

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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


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

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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

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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


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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