2013

New Year’s Eve Party, December 31st, 2013

Dinner and Dance

Doors and bar open at 7:30 pm; Sit down dinner at 8:00 pm

Upper Hall

Music by: DJ Filip from 9 pm to 1 am
 

Lower Hall

Music by: DJ Wojtek

Tickets: $65.00 per person (for members)
$80.00 per person (for non-members)

Reservations & checks due by December 25th

Reservations:

Anna Borodenko tel. 425-280-4858
Lucyna Blonska tel. 206-764-7057


No tickets will be sold at the door 

The Polish Cultural Center and the Restaurant are closed Friday, December 27th and on Sundays December 22nd and 29th.

Please visit us again on Friday 1/3/2014

Sunday, Dec 21, from 8 pm: Matt Strutynski Sings at Sebi's

Polish owned Sebi's Bistro presents an evening with Matt Strutynski. Mr. Strutynski is a Folk Pop singer and songwriter who also plays on multiple instruments.

Find him on YouTube! At Sebi'she will sing and play his acoustic guitar.

Music from 8 pm to 10:30 pm, the restaurant is open till midnight.

Where: Sebi's Bistro in Seattle; admission free

More:

Info & table reservation 206-420-2199

 

 

Crowdfunding Project to get Polish WWII Siberian Exile Story in Schools and Libraries

A group of 80-year-old survivors currently living in Seattle, Washington became film makers and created an animated documentary (DVD) and an accompanying graphic novel sharing their personal stories of Soviet deportation of Poles during WWII to Siberia.

A Trip to Nowhere is a documentary film written, directed and illustrated by Shannon Hart-Reed, Aparat Films, and produced by the Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary in Seattle, Grazyna Balut Ostrom and Martha Golubiec.

In the animated film, a dynamic group of Seattle women tackles their tragic childhoods by shedding light on the untold stories of the forced deportation of over a million Polish women, men and children to Siberian labor camps by the Soviet Union during WWII. Hundreds of thousands died within their first year of imprisonment. A fascinating and inspiring tale of survival, the film brings this tragic and secret part of the WWII history to the forefront through the stories of those who were rescued by Gen. Wladyslaw Anders Army (Polish Armed Forces).

The project is intended to appeal to all generations and through art, music and memories of survivors sheds the light on the untold stories. The group just launched a campaign to raise funds needed to donate the novel and DVD to schools, Polish community groups and local libraries across the globe.

Please share this crowdfunding campaign link and encourage people to donate $5, $10 or more to this not-for-profit cause. Any amount helps getting closer to the goal. Thank you. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-truth-matters/x/5303125

Half of the survivors in the book have passed away in the last few years due to natural causes and this is the last fundraising effort to truly support the wishes of all survivors involved - to get the stories out to the public, to schools and other groups.

Please feel free to ask for more info from Krystyna Balut (survivor) and Grazyna Balut Ostrom (daughter): TheTruthMattersPolishProject@gmail.com

Saturday, November 30th 8:00 PM,  "Andrzejki” The celebration of St. Andrew’s Night

Tickets: $15.00 PHA members, $20.00 Non members

Music DJ Filip


Entertainment 9:00 PM: Pacific Island dancers from "Mama Lusi's Entertainment"

Bar open from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am

Dinner available at the PB Kitchen from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Babysitting is available from 7pm to 1am (Library room)

For reservation call:
Lucyna Błońska tel. (206) 764 7057
Maria Świtalska tel. (425) 226 7660

The Polish Cultural Center and the restaurant are closed on Friday 29th of November.

Pictures from the 2013 Bazaar

 

53rd Annual Fall Bazaar at PHA, Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, noon – 6 pm

Yes, this is 53rd Annual Fall Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Polish choir "Vivat Musica!" will perform during the bazaar.

Admission and parking free

Both the Polish Cultural Center and restaurant are closed on Friday 11/1/2013 because of preparations for the fall Bazaar. We are sorry for inconvenience; please visit us again on Friday 11/8/2013

Ladies Auxiliary of the Polish Home organize several pierogi making sessions for the Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home coming in November 2013.

Come to help, or learn first and then help, but also to socialize, eat great food and have fun at one of these days: September 24 October 1, 8, 15 & 22.

All pierogi making sessions are at the Polish Cultural Center on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.

More: Contact Agnieszka Szymula for more info

Saturday, September 28th from 7:00 PM until midnight

Dance Party

Music by: DJ Philip

Tickets $10 for members and $15 for non-members

Reservations:

Lucyna Blonska 206-764-7057
Maria Switalska: 425-226-7660

"Living With A Scent Of Danger"
European Adventures at the Fall of Comunism

A historical Memoir by Joanne Ivy Stankievich
Available at www.amazon.com

Free chapter www.JoanneIvyStankievich.com

 

The Polish Cultural Center and the PB Kitchen restaurant will be closed between August 2nd 2013 and August 30th 2013. 

We will reopen on Friday, September 6th 2013

The restaurant is also closed on Sundays; will start again serving Sunday dinners in October

 

The Butik is located in the hall of the Polish Cultural Center 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle. 

The Folk Butik is open each Friday!

NEW at Basia Folk Butik:

Costumes Rentals for children $45.00, adults $56.00 a day!!!.

http://www.basiacostumes.com/

 

Sunday, 18h of August 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
 

Annual picnic of the Polish Cultural Center.


WhereLincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy SW/SW Webster, Seattle; North of Ferry

 

 

Polish Festival returns to Seattle Center

Save-the-date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 to celebrate Polish culture and traditions


Based on an overwhelming success of last year’s festival, the vibrant Polish-American community is proud to present their second annual festival at Seattle Center. This summer’s event on July 13, 2013 will celebrate Polish cultural traditions and contemporary achievements with wide audiences of the Pacific Northwest.

The program features live performances of Polish folk groups, piano and jazz artists, modern dance, poster art exhibit, cultural workshops, food demos, children’s activities and participatory dance. Presented this year again will be Folk Fashion Show with regionally inspired costumes from Poland.

Booths will showcase Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery from Boleslawiec, crystal, jewelry, and cut-out paper art, as well as information about local Polish-American community organizations and travel to Poland for business and pleasure.

The beer garden will be well stocked with a variety of imported Polish beer. Food vendors will serve plenty of authentic delicious Polish food.

For nearly a century, the lively Polish-American community of the Pacific Northwest has organized events at their cultural center in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. This summer all Seattleites are invited to explore and enjoy Polish cultural traditions at the Seattle Center. Join us for a family-friendly, full-of-attractions Polish Festival. Zapraszamy!

WHAT: Polish Festival Seattle
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11am- 9pm
WHERE: Seattle Center (Armory & Fisher Rooftop) 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
WHO: Polish-American community in the Pacific Northwest
COST: This event is free to the public.

Polish Festival is organized by local Polish American community in collaboration with Seattle Center and produced by Polish Home Foundation (PHF), a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization.

For more information please contact info@polishfestivalseattle.org
or write to 1714 18th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122.

Join us for Polish Festival at Seattle Center!

Festival’s schedule:

http://www.polishfestivalseattle.org/schedule/

 

Saturday May 11, 11:30 am – 4 pm 8th Annual Pierogi Fest 2013

A Pierogi (Polish dumplings) extravaganza!

$16 regular, $8 children up to 11, tots free
Several kinds of pierogi available for your pleasure. Eat as much as you like while talking to friends, listening to Polish music and having a good time.

Additional food choices: potato pancakes, bigos, kielbasa, cabbage rolls, pierogi by portion, other Polish food dishes, beer garden

Free attractions: folk group performances by Polonez (Vancouver, BC), Polish Choir (Seattle), Young Polanie (Seattle), workshops (learn to make pierogi!), kid activities, other attractions.

Find us on Facebook: "Annual Seattle Pierogi Fest"; Twitter: @SEAPierogiFest and on the web: www.PolishNewsSeattle.org


Saturday, April 27th, 2013 8 pm to 1 am Spring Party
Music by: DJ Benek

Tickets: $10.00 for members
$15.00 for non - members

PB Kitchen open from 6 to 10pm

Bar open from 7pm to midnight

For reservation call:
Maria Świtalska tel: 425 226 7660
Lucyna Błońska: tel: 206 764 7057


Poland throught the eyes of Matthew Brown of Seattle

 

51st Spring Bazaar at PHA, Saturday March 23rd, noon – 7 pm

Yes, this is 51st Annual Spring Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission and parking free

The Polish Cultural Center and the PB Kitchen Restaurant will be closed on Friday March 22nd 2013 (the Bazaar preparations) and Friday March 29th and Sunday March 31st 2012 (Easter)