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.

Annual Austin Polish Society Picnic – “Majowka” – Saturday, May 7th, 2016


Location: Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, 7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX, 78757
When: Saturday, May 7th from 11am till dark
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for the Annual Austin Polish Society Picnic – “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: Barbeque Pits, Baseball Fields, Basketball Courts, Fishing Piers, beautiful playground for children,Picnic Tables, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, 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

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.

Texas-EU Business Summit 2016 – May 10th

TX EU 2016 flyer

In its 5th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. The summit provides Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and
target businesses with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities.

What You’ll Gain From Attending This Event

Attend this one day seminar to learn from our industry leading guest speakers on the:

- An executive briefing on trends driving business and politics in the European Union.
- In-depth briefings on business opportunities in Sweden, the Summit’s featured country for 2016.
- Extensive reviews of Europe’s emerging markets in the South and throughout the Mediterranean Rim, including Spain, Italy, and Portugal.
- Ongoing marketing challenges and opportunities in the EU that represent traditional commercial, financial, and industrial centers.
- Many services available to Texas companies through the Texas-EU Interactive Trade Forum, bringing together several trade specialists virtually from Europe to introduce you to these global markets.
- Updates on the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership and what it means for Lone Star State businesses.

For more information, schedule, and registration link, please visit: http://conferences.la.utexas.edu/texaseusummit/

10th Polish Festival in Houston May 6 – 8, 2016


Mark your calendar for the 10th Polish Festival in Houston: May 6 – May 8, 2016

Enjoy Polish Food, Beer Garden, Live Music & Dance! Brave Combo, Polish Dance Group Wawel, Polish School Children, Adam Golka Recital, Brian Marshal, Chris Rybak, Jimmy Mazurkiewicz, Pollka Slavic Band

Outstanding Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction, Supervised Children Activities

Friday, 5/6 – 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, 5/7 – 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, 5/8 – 10 am to 6 pm

WHERE: Our Lady of Czestochowa Grounds, 1731 Blalock Drive, Houston, TX 77080

Free parking available

ADMISSION: $5.00 , Children under 12, Seniors over 65 free

More info: http://www.houstonpolishfestival.com/

International Multicultural Festival, Austin Texas May 14, 2016.

IMfest 2016

WHERE: 2100 EAST 3RD STREET, AUSTIN TEXAS 78702 ( A.B Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center)
WHEN: MAY 14, 2016
TIME: 10am-8pm
COST: Free
The International Multicultural Festival (IMFEST) 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 different cultures.
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 with each other.
On the day of the main event and during that week of the festival, there will be live various multicultural entertainments, kids activities, art display, food, speakers and more will be presented to ensure that it’s fun filled multicultural, exciting Saturday.

More information: http://imfest.net/

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.

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