The Next Meetings Are:

June 5     Sept 11

Meetings are held at Leonardos II Restaurant
2021 Brunswick Pike (Business Rt. 1 South) @ 6:30 PM

There are no regular monthly meetings in July and August



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2017 Scholarship Recipients


2017 Scholarship Award Recipients

2017 Scholarship Award Recipients


2017 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Pictures

PKM Dancer's Pictures Coming Soon!



2017 Polish Arts Club Honoree

Peter J. Obst, 2017 Polish Arts Club Honoree

Mr. Peter J. Obst was choosen as the Polish Arts Club 2017 Honoree for his devotion to Polonia.       Read why we chose Mr. Obst!

Walter Kramarz

Walter J. Kramarz Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our beloved member Walter J. Kramarz on Sunday, December 25th. Walter was an outstanding individual with many personal achievements.      READ MORE



Edwige (Hedwig) Folmer Passes Away

We also sadly note the passing of Hedy Folmer on Sunday, December 31st. Hedy and her late husband Stanley were a long time active members of the Polish Arts Club.      READ MORE



Poland Rediscovered

April's Movie was "Poland Rediscovered: Kraków, Auschwitz, and Warsaw" with Rick Steves      WATCH IT HERE!




2016 Wigilia Pictures

Pictures of the Wigilia at Leonardos II Restaurant



John Paul II, the Holy Man

Pictures of the event sponsored by the
Polish Arts Club and St. Hedwig Parish

2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

2016 Scholarship Receipents

2016 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Photo Page

2016 Scholarship & Honoree Luncheon Gallery


2016 Polish Arts Club Honoree

Walter J. Kramarz, 2016 Polish Arts Club Honoree

     Walter was honored at our 2016 Scholarship Awards and Honoree Luncheon and will forever be remembered for his devotion to his family, his tireless work to promote Poland, and his service to his country.       Read all about the amazing Mr. Kramarz!


Polish Arts Club Photo Album


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Save These Dates!

You are cordially invited to join us

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
First meeting of the 2017-2018 year
Sunday, October 1, 2017 -

The Pulaski parade in Philadelphia,
Come along and march with us!
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Join us for our traditional Wigilia at Leonardo's II
Sunday, April 22, 2018 -

72nd Annual Scholarship Awards and Honoree Luncheon




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Marion Winters

A Great WWII Vet of Polish Descent

Retired US Air Force Major
Marion Winters (Wasowicz)


Submitted by Peter Obst.


Col. Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabreski

Polish American Fighter Pilot
WWII and Korean War Ace




Dr. Pawel Tabakow

A medical team led by Polish surgeon, Dr. Pawel Tabakow, regrow cells of patient's severed spine in a breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability





Dr. Walter Golaski

Polish American Mechanical
Bio-Medical Engineer

Best known for developing Dense Knit Dacron Vascular Prostheses

Read more about Dr. Walter Golaski

Historical Marker Dedication
Pictures by Peter Obst


Pulaski Birthday Commemoration
in Savannah, Georgia
March 5, 2016

This year's annual birthday ceremonies honoring Revolutionary War General Pulaski, the Polish cavalryman known as "The Father of the American Cavalry" took place on the afternoon of March 5, 2016 on Monterey Square in Savannah, Georgia.

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National Polish American
Sports Hall of Fame


The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 to honor those who have achieved greatness in their sport and community. The NPASHF strives to be a national platform of Polish-American pride through the recognition of the athletic achievements of its members.

Submitted by Fred Brodzinski.  Thanks Fred!!






Henryk Sienkiewicz - Three Stories

Translator/writer Peter Obst has breathed new life into these lively tales rendering them into a form accessible and understandable to english Speaking readers. Those who care to sample the wit and humor of Poland's most famous writer will be delighted by these stories. Available from Amazon.Com.

Read more about the book and Peter Obst

Finding Your Polish Roots
Problems, Challenges, Solutions
A Presentation by Peter Obst

     Mr. Peter J. Obst presented "Finding Your Polish Roots" to the Polish Arts Club membership at a recent monthly meeting. Mr. Obst presented some of the problems, challenges and soulutions to tracing your Polish ancestry.
     See Mr. Obst's presentation is provided here with his permission in both MS Power Point and Adobe PDF formats and some handy links.

Click for all the information


Polish Children's Heartline

"SAVE A CHILD'S HEART"

Established in 1985, The Polish Children's Heartline is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit volunteer organization which raises money to purchase medical equipment for children's heart surgery in pediatric units throughout Poland. They are currently working in the regions of Katowice, Lodz, Zabrze, Bialystok, Suwalki and Grajewo. Every year over 2,000 procedures are performed in Poland on children with heart problems. In almost 30 years, The Polish Children's Heartline has donated over $20 million dollars' worth of medical equipment, saving thousands of Polish children's lives.

VISIT the Polish Children's Heartline website.






In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin is a book written by Timothy D. Snyder, first published by Basic Books on October 28, 2010. The book is about the mass killing of an estimated 14 million non-combatants by the regimes of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union and Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany between the years 1933 and 1945.

Read More About The Book


"WWII In Photos

A Retrospective in 20 Parts
by Alan Taylor

World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades in both directions.

Click Here for the entire series






Kinga Augustyn is a Polish-born and New York City based versatile classical concert violinist and recording artist gaining worldwide recognition through her performances as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Pictured above is her upcoming release on Centaur Records in 2017. Listen to the 2 short sound clips below.

Read More About Ms. Augustyn
Kinga Agustyn Discography
M. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto




Barbara Alex Aleksandrowicz is elated to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Polish American Poets Academy. She is the President of the Academy and is proud to say that the Academy has achieved its reputation, quite deservedly, as a Polish American treasure.

Read More About The Academy
Pope John Paul II

Great Men and Women
of Polish Descent



Read about more great men and women of Polish descent






Polish Arts Club
Katyn Forest Massacre Page

Including some by our 2015 Polonaise Ball Honoree, Andrzej Pitynski.

Katyn Forest Massacre Information

Memorials Around the World



What really happened in the 1946 Kielce pogrom

Editorial submitted by one of our club members.   Please take a few minutes to READ this well written letter by Marilyn Fontes Jose. Also see:

The Museum of Family History

Wikipedia
Behind Closed Doors

World War II Behind Closed Doors Stalin, the Nazis and the West

A fact sheet written by William Muszynski






Polish News and Links

Various Polish News and other links for your reading pleasure.

TAKE ME THERE!



World War II Invaders Turned Poland Into Hell

Editorial submitted by Donna Chmara pointing out some vital information that was missing from Sharon Schlegel's column. READ this well written letter by Donna.

The Peasant Prince, A Two-Country Freedom Fighter Book Review

A Two-Country Freedom Fighter Book Review

"The Peasant Prince," by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Storozynski. A NY Times book review submitted by Donna Chmara.



Behind Closed Doors Film Event and
Polish Arts Club Reception Dinner with Dr. Marek Konarzewski
The Polish Arts Club of Trenton was honored to have Dr. Professor Marek Konarzewski from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington DC as their guest speaker. Dr. Konarzewski provided further insight to the Laurence Rees film "Behind Closed Doors" held on October 24, 2010.  The event was attended by 250 people at the Mercer County Conference Center.  Selected portions of the film were shown along with superb commentary from Dr. Konarzewski.  Opening remarks were offered by Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, President of Mercer County Community College  Dr. Konarzewski also answered questions from the audience.  Light refreshments were served afterward along with a wonderful display table guarded by a Polish Soldier, Krzystof J. Czuj.  The Polish Arts Club applauds the audience for their interest and suport.  The Polish Arts Club is very grateful to the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) for a grant which made this in part possible. We also thank the following donors for their support: Leonardo's II Restaurant, Pulaski Meats at the Trenton Farmers Market and Paul Bosse.  There have been nothing but great comments about the event.  The committee was chaired by Donna Chmara and William Muszynski.  Sto Lat to the the entire committee for all of their hard work planning and executing a great event!
VIEW THE PHOTOS OF THE BEHIND CLOSED DOOR EVENT


Philadelphia and its surrounding towns including Trenton. With excellent footage of downtown scenes, neighborhoods, the Mummers Parade, Levittown, factories in Camden, New Jersey.
View The Pictures

Submitted by Fred Brodzinski

And Did You Know Who Is Józef Poniatowski?

How about Private Wojtek and the Bear?


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