Polish and Really Proud this Month
Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jamestown, VA, Polish people have been an important part of America's history and culture. In 2019, Polish Americans will mark the 36th Anniversary of the founding of
Polish American Heritage Month, an event, which began in Philadelphia, PA, and became a national celebration of Polish history, culture and pride. During 2019, Poles will mark the 400th+ Anniversary of those first Polish settlers who were among the first skilled workers in America. Therefore, we will also Salute All American Workers and urge people to purchase the products and services offered by American workers. Polish Americans also use this month to mark the contributions of Generals Casimir Pulaski -- Father of the American Cavalry-- and Tadeusz Kościuszko, Hero of Poland and America. Youngstowners know him from the statue at Poland’s Peterson Park!  It’s a great month for you and your family to celebrate and learn.

Vodka gets its special day
Enjoy a night of tasting, learning, and mixology in honor of
National Vodka Day on Friday, October 4! The versatile, virtually tasteless and odorless tipple accounts for almost 20 to 25 percent of spirits sold today in North America, making it our most popular libation, a feat that occurred in the 1970s when it outpaced bourbon as America’s favorite spirit. Join us in raising a glass to toast the national liquor of Poland!

Pierogi Celebration marks PYTown 12th Anniversary, Pierogi Chef Contest
Join us on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, for lunch or dinner as we celebrate the 5th Annual National Pierogi Day – Youngstown and the beginning of our organization, PolishYoungstown! The gathering place for all of this fun will be Rhine Haus Bier Hall on North Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown. Join us to enjoy a wide variety of tasty, delicate pierogi as well as Polish music...Polish beer...Vodka specials

Eat in--or--Take Out (By the dozen) Preorders strongly encouraged by calling Suzies (234) 228-9158. Your pick of pierogi will begin at 11am and will continue through the day as long as they last! Flavors include Buffalo Chicken, Feta & Spinach, Fruit w/Cream, Kraut & Mushroom, Potato & Cheese, Potato & Onion, Sweet Cheese (Farmer's Cheese) and Vegan.
And you know we like to always take it up a notch, so in addition to tasty dumplings, we are bringing Chef Tad Siembida of Polska Kuchnia fame out of retirement to present live pierogi-making demonstrations; enjoy special appearances by our beloved mascot
Stan the Pieróg!.
AS A SPECIAL BONUS – We are bringing back the
3rd Edition of YOUNGSTOWN’S BEST PIEROGI CONTEST!


Join us to celebrate Youngstown’s Passion for Pierogi! To do so, we are looking for the best pinchers in town to show us their stuff. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses. The contest is held on National Pierogi Day, Tuesday, October 8 from 6-9 PM Get an entry form online or by request at email info@polishyoungstown.org.

For more information, call (330) 333-9724.
Applicants will be judged in one of four categories:

Home Chef Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.

Home Chef Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pieróg is a stuffed pocket of dough.

Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe, and;

Dessert– pierogi generally made a little sweeter but open to entrant’s creativity.

Judges will determine the winners in each category who will walk away with prizes, pride and the title of Youngstown's Best Pierogi Maker!  DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES????


And the party continues... After work, come on down when PolishYoungstown marks its 12th Birthday where it all began with Polish Happy Hour!  The birthday celebration is from 5:30 – 9 PM with pierogi, Polish beer and vodka specials, and as our Bday gift to you, we just may add some fun music! I hope you can come wish us Happy Birthday and have a great time! Zapraszamy!


Lecture on Poles in Ytown

Continuing our Pol-Am Month celebration, we accepted the invitation of both Ohio Living Park Vista and The Youngstown Torch Club to be the featured speakers at their monthly talks on October 9. These monthly lunchtime and dinner discussions cover a variety of topics and give attendees a chance to explore local history. Prompted by last year
's talk at the Tyler History Center, the topic will be the History of Poles in Youngstown. In preparation, we reached out to Polish Arts Club of Youngstown, Krakusy Society, Polish Legion of American Veterans and the area Polish churches for a submission on their history. The goal is to give a talk that is a real overview of everything from Poles immigration to the Valley, to the social circles they created to some residents of acclaim who shared our heritage! 

Polish Goral Film to Screen in Boardman
From the dawn of history, on the highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountains -- set against the elements -- there has lived a forgotten people. The breathtaking documentary film Ostatni Gorale (The Last Highlanders of Carpathia) reveals stories of one of the most unique ethnic groups in all of Europe and explores how long it can last. The local screening of this international film tour will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 3 PM at Boardman Movies 8 on Route 224 in Boardman. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the Box Office and include a post-screening reception. This event is hosted by PolishYoungstown, Inc. with the support of the Youngstown-Warren Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. After the film, there will be a Q&A reception with the film distributor hosted by the Free Polish Krakusy Society at The Casual Pint - in the same shopping center. 

 
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa
Although no public novenas are currently scheduled at area parishes, we encourage you to visit the Shrine to Our Lady at St. Columba Cathedral this month and offer the individual novena for continued blessings on your family and our Polish American Community via the prayer here.


Calendar Highlights
Friday, October 4  National Vodka Day ... Sunday, October 6 Polonia Foundation Scholarship Dinner…Tuesday, October 8 11 AM – 9 PM National Pierogi Day Youngstown & Polish Happy Hour @Rhine Haus Bier Hall, Downtown Youngstown…Sunday, October 13, 2019 3 PM Ostatni Gorale (The Last Highlanders of Carpathia). Boardman Movies 8


Do Zobaczenia!
Aundréa and Your PolishYoungstown Team


 
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