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Polish Day #3 (8/31/2009)

Polish cultural day features food, arts, dance and pirogi corn holeBy ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICKVINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT1People packed the church Sunday for Polish Day, an event sponsored by PolishYoungstown. The event is meant “to raise awareness of Polish culture and give everybody in the Valley a chance to have a taste of...

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McClintick celebrates Dyngus Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Michele McClintick stops at the place to be on Dyngus Day-the Adam Mickiewicz library. It’s a tough crowd, and she finds out why it’s good to wear a raincoat when celebrating Dyngus Day!

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What is Dyngus Day In Buffalo (Video)

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Young Polish Dancers Carry on Traditions (Video)

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Buffalo Rocks Out for Dyngus Day (Video)

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WNYers, get ready for Dyngus Day (Video)

var so = new SWFObject('/player.swf','mpl','300','245','9'); so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addParam('flashvars','&file=http://polishyoungstown.com/flashvideos/dyngusdayvid2.flv&autostart=true&mute=true&quality=false'); so.write('player2'); BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo's Polish community is getting ready for a day of celebrating. Monday is Dyngus Day.

Marty Biniasz is the co-founder of Dyngus Day Buffalo . "Dyngus is a post-Lenten ritual. We're celebrating Easter and the risen Christ. We're celebrating Spring....

Polish Celebration

The workshop helps others understand Polish-American traditions, a folklorist said.By Elise Mckeown Skolnick
Traditions from a family’s heritage are often passed from generation to generation. But frequently, some get lost along the way. And often, the reasons for doing the traditions in the first place are lost, too.So members of...

Polish Pride

Organization revives a tradition in ValleyYOUNGSTOWN — Polish-Youngstown, an umbrella organization “created to inspire and educate area residents in all things Polish,” shows that the heart of the heritage rests in each person of Polish descent.“It seems when Krakusy Hall [on South Avenue] closed, the Polish people lost their home...

Youngstown's Polish Population Celebrates Easter

It's called Święconka and this Polish Easter celebration drew hundreds to the St. Casimir Church in Youngstown's Briar Hill neighborhood Sunday.  "Traditionally, Święconka is when you get home from sunrise service, then you have your big buffet," said Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer, the director of the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle.The event...

Group aims to keep Polish traditions alive

YOUNGSTOWN — PolishYoungstown and the Youngstown Club will host Ostatki, a Polish Carnival Celebration, Feb. 20 at The Youngstown Club.This is the inaugural event of PolishYoungstown, the fledgling umbrella organization created to promote and educate the Mahoning Valley on all things Polish. Inspired by the strong response to last fall’s...

Can you tell the difference between Polish and Slovenian polka?

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — For the first time since Krakusy Hall was sold, the Youngstown Polish community is hosting a celebration.Polish Day will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodworth Park. It is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle and the...

Bringing the Polish Community Together

Bringing the Polish community together was a main purpose behind the event, an organizer said.YOUNGSTOWN — For 9-year-old Allina Rivera, performing a variety of Polish dances is something of a family affair.“My grandmother signed me up for dance lessons,” said the Kirkmere Elementary School fourth-grader.Allina and her siblings were part...

Polish Arts Club draws on culture for students

The event, held annually since 1935, is to showcase the work of local Polish and Polish-American artists.YOUNGS-TOWN — Barbara Lyras Dubos never dreamed that watching clouds during her childhood might one day inspire her to create artwork good enough to be showcased in her own show.But on Sunday, Dubos was...

A Polish treat that's fun to make and eat

Some of our best loved foods are American takes on ethnic cuisine -- from New York style pizza to General Tso's chicken. However, everyone's favorite Polish dinner is plopped into the pot the same in Boardman as it is in Warsaw.

According to Mariann Poprik of Boardman, member of...

Workshop and celebration In the Polish-American community

What: Swieconka, a Polish Easter tradition workshop, will be led by Lawrence Kozlowski, folklorist and author. The hands-on event will allow participants to learn about ritual foods and folk crafts. There will be lectures and tastings focusing on Polish Easter foods including zurek, a rye-inspired soup; baranek wielkanocny, butter lamb;...

Polish Easter event set at St. Casimir’s

YOUNGSTOWN — Swieconka, a free Polish Easter traditions workshop and celebration, will take place Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at St. Casimir Church, 149 Jefferson St., Youngstown.Featured will be a Polish deli with imported kolbasi and other deli items; a Polish bakery with homemade kolachi, babka, Easter bread and more; the...
 
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