Join us for the whole afternoon or just for pop in to eat and
shop. Our annual Święconka workshop
offers all the options! This event is sponsored by PolishYoungstown to benefit
its children's programming and scholarship fund. Taking place THIS SATURDAY, April 5 from
11 am – 4 pm at First Presbyterian
Church on edge of Downtown Youngstown we are giving you a chance to enjoy your
culture a little or a lot.
EGGstravaganza---Let us handle the mess of egg dyes while you enjoy the
chance to make beautiful eggs in an old fashion style. Show up with a dozen eggs or just use one or
two of ours.
Folks will be there to give you some one-on-one instruction if you
want it, but it can also be your time to just be creative.
Palms, Eggs and Paper
Cutting--Folklorist Larry Kozlowski will be joined this
year with our own resident “palmist” Bernedette
Zubel. The custom for Easter are ones that are acually still observed in
Polish custom. The eggs are decorated with many traditional Polish symbols of
Easter. Most popular are lamb, cross, floral designs or Easter's greetings such
as Wesollego Alleluja. These two love nothing better than sharing their skills
with others and making it easy to replicate on your own.
Polish Kids Korner---
will give your children and grandchildren a taste of the Polish traditions of
their ancestors during a special kids-only time from 11-noon. They’ll leave with a handmade gift or memento. You’ll have
helped them understand a little about your shared history.
FOOD We know that’s why so any of
you come out to our events. Well, you won’t be disappointed. Chef Tad is
whipping up a Polish
Easter breakfast for you completely from scratch! Try some traditional
żurek wielkanocny (white
borscht) w hard boiled eggs, kielbasa medallions and some spicy beet horseradish
accompanied by a slice of fresh paska
bread). Or maybe enjoy some freshly made
with fruit topping. YUM! We will also
have some delicious pączki (lemon
like you wanted!), paska bread and kolachi (apricot and nut) to enjoy with
us to take home for your Easter celebration.
SHOP If you are like
me, you can never have too many wooden
Easter eggs, basket or table linens
and decorative palms for this time
of year. I will often use this
opportunity to purchase items to send to Polish-American friends who don’t have
the opportunities to enjoy stuff that we can get here. So to help us with that
the Polish Peddler will be on hand
with all of these lovely items for us to enjoy. We will even throw in some CHOCOLATE PIEROGI to make your Easter
Zapraszamy! For more
information call 330-333-9724.
Kuchina – April
Paska Bread focus of April
If egg decorating isn’t your thing, perhaps baking with them is more appealing.
If so reserve your spot in the kitchen at Święconka on Saturday, April 5 •
11:00 am - 4:00 pm. There
are only a few spots available in Chef Tad’s master bread class. This is the man to put you straight and get
you over your fears of dealing with a yeast recipe. Plan on getting your hands in the dough and
also taking home your own tasty, freshly made loaves! $25 per person,
information or to register call (330) 427-2752.
Polonia Around the Nation by T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert
How many polka styles are there?
Polka fans always receive strange looks when
they comment on “Chicago style” or Buffalo style.” Aficionado Paul Gifford has created a tool to
help explain it to your friends and family who just don’t get it. He suggested
that common repertoires could be the main division, rather than sound or
instrumentation. Now he gets really specific in some areas, suggesting that perhaps
Italian-American such as The Bonetti Brothers Melody Makers, an Italian band, that
was marketed as a general polka band back in the 1940s, should be their own category.
That may be TMI for you, but overall it’s worth the read here.
News from Poland by Ted Mirercki
Prime Minister named to Vatican pedophilia group
Hanna Suchocka, the nation’s only female prime minister, has
been ask by Poe Francis to serve with three other Learn more about this story, the latest Polish perspectives on Ukraine conflict and NATO in the most recent edition of Polish
Every Wednesday until Easter 6 PM Gorzkie Zale (Lenten
Lamentations) at St. Stanislaus Kostka. Afterward, head downstairs
and donate some time at PM Pierogi
with St. Stan’s pierogi team... April 20-21
25th Anniversary Dyngus
Day Celebrations, Buffalo... April 21 Dyngus
Cleveland... Sunday, April 27 2 PM Papal
Canonization Celebration, St. Columba Cathedral... Thursday, May 1 Historia:
Polish History for Americans begins... Friday,
May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Faustina:
Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live production, St. Anthony Church,
Youngstown… May 12-14 Phase II
Peterson Park Bricking Project continues... July
6-12, 2014 Polish Youth Summer Camp. Contact us re scholarships available... Our complete
2014 calendar of event dates is available on the PolishYoungstown website... don’t
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