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105, 2024

May 11, 2024 All That Jazz – A celebration of 10th Anniversary of Saint Louis Polonia

By |May 1st, 2024|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Join us to celebrate Saint Louis Polonia's 10th Anniversary of bringing Polish Arts, Culture, and "All that jazz" to the Saint Louis area. Tickets are $25.00 payable at the door or the Eventbrite platform    NOTE: Drinks are always free at THE CHAPEL - the premier venue for the arts and music.   _________________________________ Works to be selected from the following. Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849 Prelude in E minor, Opus 28, [...]

304, 2024

“Irena’s Vow” screening in St Louis on April 15 & 16 at Marcus Theatre

By |April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Arts & Culture, History, Human Rights|

Based on the true story of Irene Gut Opdyke  Read about it in People Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19-year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined [...]

402, 2024

Feb. 18, 2024 – Love Me Madly – Benefit Concert for the International Summer Jazz Academy in Kraków Poland

By |February 4th, 2024|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Events|

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024, 3:00 PM First Congregational Church, 10 W. Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves Admission at the door: $20/adults, $15/seniors, $5/students Performed by the Paul DeMarinis - Mike Parkinson Sextet featuring vocalist Debby Lennon DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974) & BILLY STRAYHORN (1915-1967) are musical titans who created some of the most significant songs and major works in jazz canon, from 1938 until Strayhorn’s death in 1967. This concert will include [...]

2812, 2023

Repealing WEP and GPO is important for many Polish Americans

By |December 28th, 2023|Categories: Polish Community|

There’s a renewed push to restore full Social Security benefits to two million retirees, by passing the Social Security Fairness Act of 2023 (H.R. 82/S. 597).  The legislation would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), both of which currently reduce Social Security benefits for select workers and beneficiaries. The bipartisan legislation has more than 300 cosponsors in the House and 49 cosponsors in the Senate.  [...]

911, 2023

Sept. 10, 2023 Poetry Night Recording Now Available on You Tube

By |November 9th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Poetry as Source of Solace, Hope, and Faith event was recorded on Sept. 10,  2023 at The Chapel. The selection was inspired by poems composed amid tragic historical events, such as September 11th or World War II--events that scarred our collective consciousness for generations. Polish actors from Warsaw's Teatr Baza joined colleagues from Upstream Theater for a bilingual performance of poems by outstanding Polish poets, including Nobel laureates Wisława Szymborska [...]

911, 2023

Nov. 11, 2023 – Meet Toni Reavis – The Author of Bisia & Isham

By |November 9th, 2023|Categories: Events, History, Polish Community|

This Veteran’s Day – Saturday, 11 November 2023 – Toni Reavis will share the gift of his parents’ story at a book reading and presentation at 10 a.m. at the Pavich Theatre on the campus of Villa Duchesne, 10801 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. We look forward to sharing this heartwarming story. Over 40 years of teaching, Madame Elzbieta Krasicka Reavis was one of the most beloved teachers at [...]

2109, 2023

A Triumph in the Spotlight: The Successful Production of Teatr Baza’s “The Glass Menagerie” in St Louis

By |September 21st, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, Polish Community, Saint Louis|

"The Glass Menagerie" by Teatr Baza is a shining example of creativity, dedication, and collaboration, culminating in a resounding success. This enchanting play captivated audiences in many cities in Poland. On Sept. 13, 2023, the play was presented in St. Louis as part of the 8th Annual Tennessee Wiliams Festival. Its enduring impact not only delighted theatergoers but also left an indelible mark on St. Louis theater, serving as an [...]

509, 2023

Sept 10, 2023 Poetry as Source of Solace, Hope and Faith

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, at 4 PM The Chapel 6238 Alexander Drive  St. Louis, MO 63105 Tickets are $10.00 For reservations, please, visit https://polishpoetry_stl.eventbrite.com Join us at the literary evening dedicated to poetry in a joint performance by visiting Polish actors of Teatr Baza of Warsaw, Poland, and Upstream Theater. The bi-lingual poetry readings will be beautifully illustrated by music. The performance will be mindful of, but not solely focused [...]

2308, 2023

Sculptures of Joe Chesla and Wiktor Szostało on display at Art Village in the Midwest Salute To Arts Aug. 25 – 27, 2023

By |August 23rd, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Current Affairs|

The works of our very own Joe Chesla and Wiktor Szostało wil be on display this weekend at Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, IL. Do not miss it!   https://midwestsalute.com/entertainment-2023/

1508, 2023

14 X 2023 Wybory do Sejmu i Senatu RP w St. Louis

By |August 15th, 2023|Categories: Current Affairs, Events, Polish Community, Polish Government|

Poniżej podajemy informacje przekazaną przez Konsulat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w St Louis.  Pełny komunikat znajduje się w poniższych załącznikach 2023 wybory do Sejmu RP - khrpstl Zgłoszenie do spisu wyborców_KG RP w Chicago Głosowanie w Stanach Zjednoczonych i Kanadzie odbędzie się w sobotę, 14 października 2023 r. w godz. 7.00-21.00. Obywatele polscy stale przebywający za granicą będą mogli zagłosować w obwodach głosowania utworzonych za granicą wyłącznie osobiście. Zgodnie z rozporządzeniem Ministra Spraw [...]

1008, 2023

Sept 13, 2023 U.S. Premiere of Teatr Baza’s “The Glass Menagerie” in St Louis

By |August 10th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, Polish Community|

U.S. premiere of Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie" by Teatr Baza of Warsaw, Poland   [ In Polish with English overtitles projections] Presented as part of the 8th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival in St Louis    https://youtu.be/YX34TYXbjis   ABOUT THE PLAY No modern theater play has captured the American public's imagination and heart as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. As Williams's first popular success, it launched the brilliant, if somewhat [...]

2507, 2023

Sept 24, 2023 – The 22nd Polish Heritage Open Golf Tournament

By |July 25th, 2023|Categories: Charitable Causes, Events, Polish Community|

Sunday, September 24, 2023 The 22nd Polish Heritage Open Golf  Tournament The PHO benefits the preservation of the historic St. Stanislaus Church and the Polish Heritage Center Sugar Creek Golf Course High Ridge, Missouri 636 677 4070 *Featuring the world-famous Polish vodka cart Tournament Activities  Taste of Poland  from Piekutowski’s Sausage!  Team/Attendance Prizes  Challenge Holes  The “Polish Pickle” Hole  Raffle Prizes Schedule 1:00 p.m . [...]

2107, 2023

August 26, 2023 – 47th Annual Polish Festival byThe Polish Falcons of America Nest 45

By |July 21st, 2023|Categories: Events, Polish Community|

Our friends at Polish Falcons of America Nest 45 celebrate their 47th Annual POLISH FESTIVAL at Duchesne Home Associaton Grounds 50 Saint Francois Streetr Florissant, MO 63031 (Enter through gates in Washington) SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2023 Authentic Polish Food & Pastries Music-Games & Family Fun Lunch & Dinner are served 11 am until "we run out." THE GOOD TIMES BAND WILL PROVIDE MUSIC FROM 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Coolers, [...]

1507, 2023

August 19, 2023 – PAC-MO “Polski August 2023”

By |July 15th, 2023|Categories: Events, Polish Community|

Join our friends at the Polish American Congress Missouri Division,  at the Annual Picnic POLISH AUGUST 2023 Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM - 08:00 PM CREVE COEUR LAKE PARK Greensfelder Memorial Shelter 13236 Streetcar Dr., Maryland Heights, 63043 2022 Picnic Flashback Photos  

2806, 2023

Corrosive environments as fertile ground by Joe Chesla Pre-Security, Terminal 1, Baggage Claim leve

By |June 28th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Saint Louis|

Corrosive environments as fertile ground by Joe Chesla Pre-Security, Terminal 1, Baggage Claim level Exhibition dates: Now through September 2023 Corrosive environments as fertile ground consists of 6 images in the airport lightboxes in Terminal 1. The images are a series of detail shots from Chesla’s large-scale mixed media drawings. The images examine the micro compositional elements created within the context of the larger art object, offering a window into [...]

2905, 2023

June 4, 2023

By |May 29th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Events, Saint Louis|

Celebrating Poland’s Freedom & Civil Rights Day / Dzień Wolności i Praw Obywatelskich Sunday, June 4, 2023, 4:00pm HIGH LOW Listening Room 3301 Washington, St. Louis, MO STREET OF DREAMS from Kraków to Hollywood Music by Polish and American Composers, the 1940s - 2000s   PERFORMERS: WEBSTER UNIVERSITY FACULTY & FRIENDS: Paul DeMarinis, Hugh Jones & Mike Karpowicz, saxophone; Mike Parkinson, trumpet; Matt Pickart, violin; Kim Portnoy, Carol Schmidt & [...]

603, 2023

March 28, 2023 Battles over Holocaust” Polish-Jewish Memory Wars

By |March 6th, 2023|Categories: Events, Human Rights|

Battles over the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Memory Wars A Presentation from Dr. Zachary Mazur March 28, 2023, 7 pm In the aftermath of World War II, Jews, and Poles formulated separate histories and memories of their wartime experiences. While Poles claimed that Polish Catholics and Jews suffered equally, in the Jewish narrative, Polish antisemitism and indifference were instrumental in making the Holocaust possible. Actions and reactions from both sides have made [...]

2502, 2023

March 16, 2023 “Marzec 1968” – Movie Premiere in St Louis

By |February 25th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|

March 16, 2023 Marcus Des Peres Cinema March ‘68 Poland | Polish with English subtitles Director: Krzysztof Lang Feature: 120 minutes Warsaw, 1968. Students are protesting against the unlawful expulsion of their colleagues from the university and in defense of the “Dziady” (Forefathers’ Day) poster, directed by Kazimierz Dejmek, and staged at the National Theater. Hania and Janek are also among the protesting youth. Their families are on both sides [...]

2402, 2023

March 18, 2023 The Fused Works of Tomasz Stańko & Wisława Szymborska

By |February 24th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Saint Louis Polonia, with the assistance of UPSTREAM THEATER and Nottelmann Music, presents FACES OF JAZZ & POETRY! The Fused Works of Tomasz Stańko & Wisława Szymborska Saturday, March 18th, 2023, 4-6pm High Low Listening Room, 3301 Washington, St. Louis, MO PERFORMERS: Paul DeMarinis, tenor saxophone; Mike Parkinson, trumpet; Kim Portnoy, piano; Willem von Hombracht, bass, and Kevin Gianino, drums; with local Equity actors Eric J. Conners, Jeff Cummings, and Jane [...]

2202, 2023

Christine Ilewski & Faces Not Forgotten Honored by the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards

By |February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Human Rights|

Faces Not Forgotten, Local Non-Profit, Honored by the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards Faces Not Forgotten, an Alton-based non-profit, has been named a Gold winner for Special Projects showing Innovative Products and Services as well as a Silver winner for Community Outreach in the Education, Art, & Culture category of the prestigious 2nd Annual Anthem Awards https://www.anthemawards.com/winners/list/entry/#!education-art-culture/special-projects/faces-not-forgotten/1980/-1/387040 . The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies, and [...]

1102, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – POLISH PASSPORT RENEWALS in St. Louis

By |February 11th, 2023|Categories: Events, Polish Community, Polish Government|

Konsulat Honorowy RP w St. Missouri organizuje dyżur paszportowy w St. Louis w sobotę, 25 marca 2023. Umożliwiamy składanie wniosków paszportowych i wniosków o przyznanie obywatelstwa członkom rodzin obywateli polskich. Zapisy na listę i wszystkie zapytania prosimy przesłać na poniższy adres mailowy. The Honorary Consulate of Poland in Missouri plans a consular event in St. Louis to enable Polish passport renewals. The event will take place on Saturday, March 25, [...]

1002, 2023

The Countess and POW – New Book by Toni Reavis

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, History, Polish Community|

Bisia Krasicka taught two generations in St. Louis at Villa Duchesne High School and the old Sacred Heart City House school, often keeping students on the edge of their seats with her amazing real-life tales. The book was written by her son Tony Reavis. Bisia & Isham: The Countess & the P.O.W. On Valentine's Day, 1945, two soldiers met in a small café in Lublin, Poland. She was a Polish countess [...]

802, 2023

Naumovich Scholarship – Accepting Applications thru April 15, 2023

By |February 8th, 2023|Categories: Charitable Causes, Polish Community|

Naumovich Scholarship We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity established by Dr. Anna Naumovich and the late Mr. Richard Naumovich. The Naumovich Scholarship Fund will annually award scholarships to Missouri graduating high school seniors or current college students. Preference will be given to students of Polish descent (student, parent, or grandparent born in Poland). Award Amount: $2,500, renewable Deadline: 04/15/2023 Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant must: • Be a graduating high school [...]

1601, 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – St. Cecilia Concert of Sacred Music

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Dr. Andrzej Zahorski Director of Music at St Anselm Parish  presents St. Cecilia Concert of Sacred Music. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 2:00 pm St. Anselm Catholic Church at Saint Louis Abbey 500 S Mason Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 Vox Fidentium Vocal Ensemble, at the direction of Dr. Andrzej Zahorski, will present works by two influential representatives of the Spanish Golden Age, Francisco Guerrero, and Alonso Lobo. Do not miss this unique opportunity [...]

106, 2022

MONK & COLTRANE! Reflections on the historic 1957 Carnegie Hall concert

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Polish Community|

Sunday, June 12, 4pm, First Congregational Church, 10 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, Missouri The concert will be preceded by a 3pm lecture on Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane by Paul DeMarinis, Director of Jazz Studies at Webster University PERFORMERS:  Mike Parkinson, trumpet, Paul DeMarinis, Hugh Jones and Mike Karpowicz, saxophones, Carol Schmidt & Kim Portnoy, piano, Ben Wheeler, bass, and Nick Savage, drums. ADMISSION: $10 adults, $5 students. All [...]

1405, 2022

ISJA Benefit Concert May 1, 2022 – recap

By |May 14th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Events, Polish Community, Saint Louis|

Thanks to everyone who attended the ISJA BLUE NOTE celebration on Sunday 5/1/22  in St. Louis. Many thanks to the fantastic team of musicians led by Mike Parkinson: Kevin Gianino, Willem von Hombracht, Carolbeth True, Carol Schmidt, Joe Meyer, Blake Nelson, Hugh Jones, Mike Karpowicz, Zac Minor, Chris Hubbard, Steve Schenkel, Abbie Steiling, David Brett Stamps, Paul DeMarinis, and Kim Portnoy for their performances. Thanks to Leon Burke, Michael Major, [...]

805, 2022

May, 2022 8 PM – “Beyond the Scorched Mountain” Poetry & Music from Ukraine and Elsewhere

By |May 8th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Current Affairs, Events, Human Rights, Saint Louis|

Please join us for an evening of music and poetry from Ukraine and elsewhere! presented by    "Beyond the Scorched Mountain"  Wednesday, May 11 at 8 PM The evening features live music by Farshid Soltanshahi and includes poems by Dzvinia Orlowsky, Oksana Maksymchuk, Olga Livshin, Serhiy Zhadan, Ilya Abu Madi and Yehuda Amichai as read by Peter Mayer, Caitlin Mickey, Kathleen Sitzer, Jeffery Cummings, Mona Sabau, Farshid Soltanshahi, and Philip [...]

1904, 2022

79th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Events, History, Human Rights|

Meet Individuals depicted on the mural  link   On 19 April 1943, fighters from the Jewish Fighting Organization (ŻOB) and the Jewish Military Union (ŻZW) mounted armed resistance against German troops who liquidated the ghetto. It was the last act of the tragedy of Warsaw Jews, mass-deported to the Treblinka German death camp. The Uprising lasted less than a month, and its tragic epilogue was the blowing up of the Great [...]

1304, 2022

April 13th – Katyń Massacre Remembrance Day

By |April 13th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, History, Polish Community|

April 13th is Katyń Massacre Remembrance Day. The Katyn massacre was a series of mass executions of nearly 22,000 Polish military officers and intellectual elites carried out by the Soviet NKVD in April and May 1940.  The killings occurred in several various camps and prisons the massacre is named after the Katyn Forest, where some of the mass graves were first discovered. These photos were taken and the Katyn Museum [...]

604, 2022

May 1, 2022 – Jazz Concert for ISJA 2022 in Kraków

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Current Affairs|

   BLUE NOTE!  Celebrating America’s Premiere Jazz Label  Sunday, May 1, 2022, 4 pm, First Congregational Church, 10 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, Missouri The concert will be preceded by a 3 pm lecture on the BLUE NOTE record label’s legacy by Paul DeMarinis, Director of Jazz Studies at Webster University PERFORMERS:  Abbie Steiling, violin, Mike Parkinson, trumpet, Brett Stamps, trombone, Paul DeMarinis, Hugh Jones, Mike Karpowicz, Chris Hubbard & [...]

504, 2022

May 4, 2022 – Webinar: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: a successful experiment in multiculturalism? A Multiethnic Patchwork.

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|

     Saint Louis Polonia Inc and Centrum Badań Historycznych Polskiej Akademii w Berlinie Invite you to a lecture  "The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: a successful experiment in multiculturalism? A Multiethnic Patchwork" Dr. Igor Kąkolewski The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, May 4th, 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) The event is free Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcuuqqT4pGdRmLplgku2v_wBvE6KEGsKm    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about [...]

504, 2022

Large Scale Xylophone featuring “Sto Lat” tune at the LU campus in St Charles MO

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, Polish Community, Saint Louis|

Installation of "Hurrah!" at Lindenwood University When you walk through the Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles don’t be surprised if you hear the notes of “Sto lat” floating gently in the air. The tones will be emanating from a unique urban musical installation Hurrah! Hurrah! was conceived and designed for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States [...]

2903, 2022

Honorary Consul Remarks on Ukrainian Refugees’ Situation on Poland

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: Current Affairs, Human Rights, Polish Government, Saint Louis|

On March 29, 2022 dr. Wojciech Golik, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in St Louis gave a brief presentation to the St. Louis County Council on the situation in Poland.  So far, 2.3 million refugees have flooded the border. The United States says they will welcome 100,000 refugees and St. Louis County is working through how to help. Chairwoman Days: "At this time, Dr. Golik will come forward. You [...]

2802, 2022

Komunikat Konsulatu Generalnego RP w Chicago w sprawie pomocy dla Ukrainy.

By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Human Rights, Polish Government|

Komunikat Konsulatu Generalnego RP w Chicago w sprawie pomocy dla Ukrainy. Czwartek 24 lutego 2022 r. przeszedł do historii jako dzień, w którym Rosja dopuściła się zbrodniczego ataku na Ukrainę i pogwałciła wszelkie normy prawa międzynarodowego. Codziennie od rosyjskich rakiet, bomb i kul giną niewinni ludzie. Nic nie usprawiedliwia tego barbarzyństwa. Polska z całą mocą potępia rosyjską agresję. Jawny akt wojny powinien spotkać się ze zdecydowaną reakcją światowej społeczności. W tym [...]

2602, 2022

Help for Ukraine

By |February 26th, 2022|Categories: Charitable Causes, Current Affairs, Human Rights|

As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a humanitarian crisis that has forced civilians to flee their homes or take refuge in bomb shelters and subway stations throughout the country. We have compiled a list of local, United States, and Poland-based charities that will put your money to good use, based on information from their websites.  This is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that are asking [...]

802, 2022

2022 International Summer Jazz Academy

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Charitable Causes, Events|

Music is often described as the international language, a common thread among all humanity regardless of race, nationality, or creed. An outstanding example of this bond is the International Summer Jazz Academy (ISJA) which takes place annually in Krakow, Poland.  Last year, Saint Louis Polonia Inc. partnered with ISJA to raise funds for the expenses of the American faculty members participating in the project. We are pleased to announce our [...]

202, 2022

Ewa Budka’s Art featured at UMSL Visual Storytellers Showcase Features

By |February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Department of Art and Design is very happy to announce a new Gallery 210 exhibition at the Fine Arts Building. Visual Storytellers showcases the work of 6 contemporary illustrators; Kat Bourek, Ewa Budka, Jazz Szu-Ying Chen, David Gorden, Catherine Hu, and Emma Vidal. This group represents local, national, and international practitioners, working in a diverse range of illustrative methods and contexts. The exhibit [...]

1601, 2022

Dyżur Konsularny w St. Louis 19 marca 2022

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Events, Polish Community, Polish Government|

Na prośbę konsulatu RP w St Louis, przekazujemy poniższą informację: 19 marca tego roku, w parafii św. Agaty w St. Louis, odbędzie się tegoroczny dyżur konsularny. Na liście oczekujących jest już około 20 osób. Osoby te będą kontaktowane telefonicznie przez Konsulat w Chicago i, po zweryfikowaniu ich sytuacji paszportowej, informowane o dokumentach potrzebnych do wizyty paszportowej 19 marca. Dodatkowe osoby zainteresowane wymianą paszportu proszone są o wysłanie do Konsulatu Honorowego [...]

801, 2022

Auschwitz Not long ago. Not far away – Exhibition in Kansas Union Station until March 20, 2022

By |January 8th, 2022|Categories: History, Human Rights|

An International Exhibition of Unprecedented Importance. A Story to Shake the Conscience of the World. Auschwitz Not long ago. Not far away. Kansas City Union Station June 14, 2021 - March 20, 2022  This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of [...]

701, 2022

Appeal of Historians of Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine

By |January 7th, 2022|Categories: Current Affairs, History, Human Rights|

Initiators of this Appeal are asking for the popularization of the Appeal among historians and people of goodwill.  Appeal to people of goodwill in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine to reject the principle of "division of the spheres of influence" The current international political crisis caused by the concentration of Russian troops on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the threat of war, and the violation of Ukraine's sovereignty, fill us, historians [...]

812, 2021

“Pondering Pole” by Ed Poniewaz

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture, History, Polish Community|

Ed Poniewaz, The Polish American Journal columnist,  has assembled a collection of his columns from 2016 to 2019, and is offering them in a softcover book, aptly titled The Pondering Pole. The goal of the column (which started in the PAJ in 2005) and the book is the educate readers “and give them something uplifting and positive about being Polish.”   Topics covered range from John Paul II’s messages of love, [...]

110, 2021

Marshall of the Polish Senate, Prof. dr Tomasz Grodzki visits St Louis

By |October 1st, 2021|Categories: Current Affairs, Events, Polish Community, Polish Government|

On Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, Polish Senate Marshall (upper house of the Polish Parliament) Prof. dr Tomasz Grodzki begins a four-day visit to the United States, where he will meet with the leaders of Polish diaspora organizations. Mr. Grodzki will be accompanied by Senator Władysław Komarnicki (KO).    The Polish Senate delegation will take part in the ceremony of the 75th anniversary of Polish American War Veterans in Caseyville IL [...]

2608, 2021

Help for Jonathan Lach

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Charitable Causes, Polish Community|

Sometimes we need a helping hand. Saints Louis Polonia aspires to be a place that connects people's stories and causes with people who want to help.   Thus, we turn to you, a wide Saint Louis Polonia community of members and friends, with an appeal to help a little boy from Poland. You can learn more about Jonathan's story by following this link https://www.siepomaga.pl/en/jonathan In few weeks, Jonathan will arrive in [...]

906, 2021

Music of the Masters of the Baroque Andrzej Zahorski Organ Recital

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

French, Italian, and German Masters of the Baroque Andrzej Zahorski in Organ Recital June 27, 2021, 3:00PM Dr. Andrzej Zahorski completed his studies in organ and piano at Joseph Elsner School of Music and the Frederick Chopin National Academy of Music.  He then obtained a Doctor of Music Arts degree at Stanford University. Since then, he has participated in international organ music festivals and recitals in Poland, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, [...]

906, 2021

BEBOP, BALLADS, BLUES & BOSSAS Concert on June 21, 2021

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

BEBOP, BALLADS, BLUES & BOSSAS! A benefit concert for the 25th annual INTERNATIONAL SUMMER JAZZ ACADEMY Monday, June 21, 2021, 7 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves The First Congregational Church of Webster Groves announces BEBOP, BALLADS, BLUES & BOSSAS – a concert of great jazz standards in support of the 25th anniversary of the INTERNATIONAL SUMMER JAZZ ACADEMY, Monday, June 21, 7 pm at the church located at [...]

1302, 2021

Prof. Rebecca A. Denton remarks on Tadeusz Kościuszko

By |February 13th, 2021|Categories: History|

Feb 4 marks the anniversary of the birth of Tadeusz Kościuszko, a military engineer, outstanding general, Polish national hero, and participant in the American War of Independence. Kościuszko was a fierce fighter for freedom and equality. In June 2020,  the Pilecki Institute in Berlin published a very informative and at the same time personal comment from Rebecca A. Denton, an American professor and recognized expert in the field of education [...]

3001, 2021

Socialist Morality and the Nonexistent Gays in the People’s Republic of Poland

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: Current Affairs, Events, History, Human Rights|

FROM HUMAN RIGHTS TO GENDER RIGHTS This talk explores the evolution of official perceptions of homosexuality in postwar Poland, from the consolidation of communist rule in 1945 to its ultimate demise in 1989. The lecturer's focus is on sexual behavior as a form of non-conformity and challenge to the system that sought total control and cultural homogeneity. The party-state’s response to the potential danger of sexual non-conformity differed little [...]

2912, 2020

Polish Radio Hour on Station WEW 770 Has Gone Off the Air.

By |December 29th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, History, Polish Community, Saint Louis|

The iconic St Louis area show has been hosted by Mr. Anthony Kaminski since 1994. For many years it was the most widely listened-to ethnic radio program in the St. Louis area. It has been featuring news and events, along with plenty of great Polish-American folk music.  Anthony Kaminski has been the top dog on Polka Plus since Feb 14, 1994. Anthony began his career as a DJ by sitting in for Anthony Geppert in the 70s. Although Anthony grew up in the era [...]

1112, 2020

Dec. 8, 2020 A City Tried to Move a Monument. The Fight That Ensued Shows the Power of History

By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Current Affairs, History, Polish Community|

A City Tried to Move a Monument. The Fight That Ensued Shows the Power of History BY KEITH LOWE   DECEMBER 8, 2020, 12:00 PM EST In Jersey City, overlooking the Hudson River, stands one of the most dramatic Second World War memorials in the world. Thirty-two feet high, standing on a granite plinth, is a bronze statue of a bound-and-gagged soldier being stabbed through the back with a bayonet. He [...]

2710, 2020

Reconstruction of Warsaw – Virtual Presentation hosted by the St Louis County Library – Dec. 15, 2020, 2PM Central Time

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: History|

Join us to learn about the largest urban reconstruction project of the city annihilated as a result of the war.  In January 1945, Warsaw was a virtual sea of ruins – an appalling sight documented in numerous photographs. The city was gradually destroyed throughout WW2. 10% of its buildings had already been destroyed by September 1939. The devastation continued in 1941 when the city suffered under Soviet bombings. In 1943, the [...]

2101, 2020

“Who Will Write Our History” – movie screening on Sunday Jan 26, 2020 at 1PM

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|

Who Will Write Our History, Directed by Roberta Grossman, USA, 2018, 95 minutes .  English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles Before he was murdered by the Gestapo, Emmanuel Ringelblum collected and preserved a massive archive of the Jewish experience in the Warsaw Ghetto. His materials, found buried in milk cans, included reports of deportations, clippings from underground newspapers, and various artifacts of everyday life. This documentary film tells [...]

2001, 2020

Dyżur Konsularny w St Louis

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, Polish Community|

Dyżur Konsularny w St Louis odbędzie się w lutym 2020 (dokładna data jeszcze nie została potwierdzona). Aby przygotować się do złożenia wniosku o paszport, należy zapoznać się z informacją paszportową na polskiej wersji strony  internetowej Konsulatu: https://chicago.msz.gov.pl/pl/informacje_konsularne/paszporty/sprawy_paszportowe. Wniosek paszportowy będzie można wypełnić na miejscu w St. Louis podobnie jak i fotografie paszportowe.  Osoby, które nie posiadają numeru PESEL mogą wypełnić wniosek o nadanie tego numeru wcześniej – druk można pobrać [...]

2001, 2020

“Wildfire” play directed by Philip Boehm opens at Marcell Theater on Friday Jan 24, 2019

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Philip Boehm, a renowned translator of Polish and German literature and Artistic Director of Upstream Theater invites all theater lovers to see “Wildfire” the English-language premiere of the award-winning LE BRASIER by David Paquet, in a vibrant and visceral new translation by fellow Canadian Leanna Brodie. Six fates, three fables, one family. Claudette, Claudia, Claudine, Carol, Callum, and Caroline have more in common than names that begin with C—they are [...]

2001, 2020

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, History|

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.  On [...]

1001, 2020

Zimowy Obiad: A Polish Winter Dinner Event by LUKA

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, Saint Louis|

A pop-out event celebrating heart, warm Polish food which we all crave in Winter Hosted and prepared by freelance writer, cookbook author and former culinary professional, John J. Goddard. Here's the menu: Zimowy Obiad: A Polish Winter Dinner Zakąska: bread, smalec, pickled vegetables, farmer’s cheese, charcuterie Zupa Grzybowa - creamy herbed mushroom soup Gulasz Wieprzowy - pork shoulder braised in paprika sauce Bigos - sour cabbage stewed with smoked sausage [...]

1611, 2019

Contemporary Architecture of Poland

By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Saint Louis|

Join us at the opening of the new exhibition featuring contemporary architecture of Poland.  Contemporary Architecture of Poland Thursday, Dec. 4, 2019  6 PM to 9 PM Engineer's Club of St Louis 4359 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 Saint Louis Polonia Inc. invites you to the preview event of the exhibition of contemporary architecture of Poland. "POLSKA.ARCHITECTURE", which will be presented at the pop-up event at the Engineer's [...]

1411, 2019

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

From Producer Leonardo DiCaprio comes a Netflix original documentary film about Stanislaw Szukalski, an eccentric artist and self proclaimed genius from Poland. After gaining fame leading up to WW2 he fell into obscurity only to be re-discovered late in life. He’s one of the greatest artists you’ve never heard of.

1411, 2019

Literary Evening with Jack Fairweather author of the book “Volunteer” about Witold Pilecki November 14, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Literary Evening with Jack Fairweather author of the book "Volunteer" about Witold Pilecki November 14, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis , MO 63146  The Jewish Book Festival invites you to hear author Jack Fairweather unfold the dramatic, untold story of one of the greatest heroes of World War II. In the Summer of 1940, Witold Pilecki launched his desperately mission [...]

1411, 2019

“Saint Louis Art Museum with Monument” oil on canvas by Irek T. Szelag

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Saint Louis|

"Saint Louis Art Museum with Monument" oil on canvas by Irek T. Szelag is a winner in 2019 MetroScapes Art Contest! Congratulations! MetroScapes 2019 Exhibition and Reception Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:30-7:30 p.m. .ZACK- Suite 303 3224 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103 Meet the 2019 MetroScapes Art Contest Winners Join Metro Arts in Transit for the 2019 MetroScapes Art Exhibition and Reception at the .ZACK arts facility in Grand [...]

1311, 2019

Listopadowy numer “Mówią Wieki” już w kioskach❗

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Tematem numeru jest: 🇩🇪 upadek muru berlińskiego 🇩🇪 "Mur padł 9 listopada 1989 roku w okolicznościach, o których przeczytacie państwo w listopadowym numerze „Mówią wieki”. I to właśnie mur berliński stał się w kulturze pamięci symbolem Jesieni Ludów, która (miejmy nadzieję) na trwałe zmieniła losy naszego kontynentu. Niesprawiedliwe? Być może, ale kultura pamięci chodzi własnymi ścieżkami i są to niekoniecznie te same ścieżki, którymi wcześniej szła historia." W numerze przeczytacie [...]

1111, 2019

Why Does Poland Celebrate Independence Day on November 11th?

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: History|

Why Does Poland Celebrate Independence Day on November 11th ? In the US, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. In Poland, November 11 is Independence Day.  You can find out why by [...]

811, 2019

An Evening with Stanislaw Moniuszko Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 pm Café of the Church of St. Agatha.

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Polish Community, Saint Louis|

An Evening with Stanislaw Moniuszko Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 pm Café of the Church of St. Agatha. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO all lovers of his music are invited to an evening  to celebrate the greatest composer of operas in 19th century Poland. Wine and light refreshments will be served Opera “The Haunted Manor” (video in Polish) wil be played  More information about  Stanislaw Moniuszko [...]

1410, 2019

Poland Joins US Visa Waiver Program

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Current Affairs|

Poland has officially been entered into the USA’s Visa Waiver Programme, The first country in five years to join the programme, from November 11th Poles can travel to the United States for 90 days business or tourism without applying for a visa.  To enter the Unites States, Polish visitors need to register through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), using the website at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov  Apart from obtaining ESTA (at least [...]

1409, 2019

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Meet Jakub Jozef Orlinski  the Polish countertenor who shot to stardom two years ago in a video by France Musique, sheds light on the younger generation of opera singers. Thanks to his presence on social media, his positive energy, his parallel and complementary career as an elite breakdancer, and his willingness to share his experience with his fans, he's become one of the most in-demand young singers on the world stage.

808, 2019

Aug 8, 2019 Commemoration of Warsaw Uprising 1944

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, History|

Please joins us on n Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 7:00p.m for an event commmemorating 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. The event is part of We Are St Louis series. The event will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary "A Brave Bunch -The Uprising Through Children's Eyes" Synopsis: When the Warsaw Uprising started in 1944, thousands of children lived in the city. "A Brave Bunch" is about those [...]

508, 2019

Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D.: 1946-2019

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Polish Community, Saint Louis|

by Jeanette Grider on 08/02/2019 Jeanette Grider Saint Louis University Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D., a leading figure in the cultural history of early America and member of the Saint Louis University faculty for 27 years, died suddenly Wednesday, July 31. Prior to joining SLU, Dr. Rozbicki had a highly distinguished career in his home country of Poland, publishing widely in Early American and European history and serving as the director of [...]

2406, 2019

“Chasing Portraits” in St. Louis – Sunday Aug 18, 2019

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|

Sun 8/18 4:00pm at the Jewish Community Center theater (Creve Coeur) For tickets, film trailers and more, visit stljewishfilmfestival.org or 314.442.3179 Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than [...]

2306, 2019

June 20, 2019 World Refugee Day at International Institute of St Louis

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events|

Excerpts from remarks of Anna Crosslin- President & CEO of International Institute of St Louis & Director of Festival of Nations [..] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported horrific numbers as of November 2018. 68.5 million individuals have been forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution worldwide. This is an increase of more than 20 million in just 6 years! 85% of the world’s forcibly displaced people are sheltering [...]

804, 2019

April 23, 2019 Ralph Modjeski Documentary – St Louis Screening

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Bridging Urban America:  The Story of Ralph Modjeski.  Join us for the St. Louis premiere of an intriguing documentary BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA - THE STORY OF RALPH MODJESKI TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019. » 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Social Hour (Drinks & Appetizers) » 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Intro by Filmmakers Basia & Leonard Myszynski » 7:00- 8:35 p.m. Movie » 8:35 - 9:30 p.m. O&A/Networking Tuesday, April 23, 2019.Tickets $20.00  RSVP [...]

804, 2019

April 10, 2019 Editorial about Saint Louis Polonia published in “Town and Style”

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

https://townandstyle.com/dorothy-about-town-4-10-19/ DOROTHY ABOUT TOWN: 4.10.19 April 8, 2019 By: Dorothy Weiner As nonprofits go, Saint Louis Polonia is not widely known. Unless you’re of Polish heritage, you may not even be aware of the group of academicians, professionals and other St. Louisans—both Jewish and Christian—who put together programs about Polish history and culture. The group publishes a monthly newsletter that lists upcoming events and generally informs folks about opportunities to [...]

2701, 2019

April 5, 2019 Polish American Fellowship Night

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Polish American Fellowship Night  Friday, April 5, 2018   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Norman K. Probstein Golf Course Club House at Forest Park 6141 Lagoon Drive, St. Louis MO 63112 Free Parking Join us for a great night of fellowship in a beautiful ambiance offered by a premiere venue in beautiful Forest Park. No fanfares, just talk, mingle, meet old and make new friends. Great All You Can Eat [...]

2701, 2019

Jan 27 – International Holocaust Remebrance Day

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: History|

On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army. In 2005 January 27 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the end of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, [...]

2701, 2019

Jan 25 – New play “Wittenberg” opens at the Upstream Theater

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Culture|

REVIEWS https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/reviews/upstream-s-wittenberg-is-witty-and-imaginative/article_f5d3dcf6-ec9a-5f34-98fd-33d98629aca0.html https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/stl/index.html "Wittenberg" Tragical-Comical-Historical play by David Davalos St. Louis Premiere directed by Philip Boehm Featuring Alan Knoll, Steve Isom, Caitlin Mickey, and Casey Boland. From Dramatists Play service: It is October 1517 in northern Germany. The beginning of another fall semester at the University of Wittenberg finds certain members of the faculty and student body at personal and professional crossroads. Hamlet (senior, class of 1518) is returning from a [...]

611, 2018

Nov. 2018 – Magazyn Mowią Wieki WYDANIE SPECJALNE

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|

      Numer Specjalny „Mówią wieki” 02/2018 pt. „Polskie dziedzictwo za granicą” Numer powstał we współpracy z Instytutem „Polonika”. We wstępie prof. Michał Kopczyński pisze: w ostatnich trzech stuleciach polskie dzieje tak się układały, że wielu Polaków znalazło się poza granicami kraju. Pozostały pamiątki po ich obecności. Często zapomniane, niekiedy celowo niszczone, stopniowo znikały z naszej pamięci kulturowej. To wydanie „Mówią wieki” to jeden z elementów przywracania owej pamięci! [...]

2810, 2018

Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, 2018 – Karolina Hałatek in Laumeier Sculpture Park

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

http://www.karolinahalatek.com/Cloud-Square   ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Saint Louis Polonia welcomes Karolina Hałatek as 2018 CEC ArtsLink Fellow in Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis.  Karolina Hałatek is Łódz-born Artist who creates site-specific installations, objects, photographs, and videos.  Her installations use sparse forms and exploit materials such as neons, lasers, light, and mirrors. The artist reveals the physical character of these matters in order to say something about them. She doesn’t, however, consider herself a creator of minimal art. She [...]

1310, 2018

Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 “Cold War / Zimna Wojna” at STL Film Festival

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts [...]

1310, 2018

Nov 9, 2018 “Chasing Portraits” at STL Film Festival

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|

Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:15pm  Plaza Frontenac Cinema In 1939, when the Nazis invaded Poland, Moshe Rynecki realized that his paintings and sculptures were at risk of being destroyed. In an effort to protect and preserve his life's work, he bundled his collection of over 800 paintings and sculptures into a number of packages and distributed them to gentile friends in and around Warsaw. He told his family where the paintings [...]

1609, 2018

October 8 -11, 2018 Building Bridges: Polish-Jewish Perspectives

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|Tags: |

Building Bridges: Polish-Jewish Perspectives Visiting Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Saint Louis, Missouri October 8 – 11, 2018 We are pleased to announce a series of upcoming lectures coming to St Louis this Fall. Our guest will be Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The program will include the following lectures [...]

1409, 2018

Nov. 3, 2018 Independence Banquet at the Chase Hotel

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, Polish Community|

Our friends from other Polish organizations invite you for the following event The Polish Independence Banquet and Polonez Ball It will be held on November 03, 2018 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis.  The dance music will be provided by the 17-piece band called The Diz Strohman Band. The band performs music from the 1930s and 1940s. The check should be payable to the Polish American Cultural [...]

2308, 2018

Aug 19, 2018 Honororary Consul Reception

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events|

On October 19, 2018, General Consul Piotr Janicki of Polish Consulate in Chicago introduced Mr. Wojciech Golik as a new Honorary Consul in St Louis. The reception was held at the Crystal Room of the Missouri Athletic Club in Downtown St Louis. The reception was closed to the public. Among special guests who attended the reception were : Mr. Piotr Wilczek Ambassador of Poland to the United States Mr. Piotr [...]

1608, 2018

Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising at St Louis Public Library

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, History|

Sat Aug. 11, 2 PM St Louis Public Library Carpenter Branch and Saint Louis Polonia hosted an event commemorating 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Many thanks to all the St Louis Public Library staff, the event patrons and participants who made this possible; Kudos to Marek Jankowicz for sharing his photos of the event. Our special thanks go to our historian extraordinaire dr Michał Kwiecień for a very interesting overview of the [...]

2905, 2018

August 11, 2018 – St Louis Premiere of “A Brave Bunch”

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Movie Premier: A Brave Bunch – Children of Warsaw Uprising Saturday, August 11, 2018 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) St Louis Public Library - Carpenter Branch          Saint Louis Polonia Inc. will present a St Louis premiere of an award-winning documentary "A Brave Bunch -The Uprising Through Children's Eyes." Synopsis: When the Warsaw Uprising started in 1944, thousands of children lived in the city. "A Brave Bunch" [...]

2905, 2018

May 2018 -Saint Louis Polonia at MIRCIM Conference in Krakow

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Events|

We had the pleasure of participating at MIRCIM in Krakow, Poland; which is an international board review course led by McMaster University in Canada in partnership with Jagiellonian University.  The Auschwitz Review course had 200 participants who listened to state of the art lectures. One of the lectures was truly life changing by Professor Wanda Połtawska  who was a clinical psychiatrist at Jagiellonian and survivor of clinical experiments done at [...]

803, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018 Statement of Saint Louis Polonia Board regarding new law pertaining to the Polish Institute of Remembrance

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: History|

STATEMENT OF SAINT LOUIS POLONIA BOARD REGARDING THE NEWLY PASSED  LAW PERTAINING TO THE POLISH INSTITUTE OF REMEMBRANCE It is with great regret and sadness that we acknowledge the signing by Polish President Andrzej Duda the newly passed law pertaining to the Polish Institute of Remembrance (IPN). In our opinion, this law, in its recently amended form, threatens and infringes upon the rights of freedom of speech, unrestricted academic inquiry [...]

1202, 2018

April 15, 2018 The Divine Monologue Concert

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

On Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 pm. two St. Louis organists, Andrzej Zahorski and Stephen Mager, will present a program titled the Divine Monologue, which will conclude a series of concerts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Saint Louis Abbey Church organ.  The Abbey organ is one of the first instruments built in the USA that fully represent ideals of the Organ Revival Movement which was inspired by seminal work of [...]

701, 2018

Feb. 11, 2018 – Heavenly Associate Concert feat. baroque music of Gerwazy Gorczycki

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Heavenly Associate - Music of Polish Composer Selected to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Pipe Organs at Saint Louis Abbey  February 11, 2018 3:00 PM Saint Louis Abbey Church 500 S Mason Rd Creve Coeur MO 63141 This is second of the three special concerts to  commemorate the 50th anniversary of its pipe organ built by an Austrian organ builder Hradetzky. Two of these musical programs include important sacred music works written by [...]

711, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017 – Caring for Art – Irek Szeląg Featured in St Louis Homes and Lifestyles

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture, Polish Community|

Caring for Art Irek Szelag combines a chemistry master's with a lifelong love of art to restore historic oil paintings. By Tyler Bierman Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton Today Irek Szelag is a thriving local artist and the name in art conservation in St. Louis. He's owned his own business since 1990 and has worked with private owners and museums to make their prized pieces shine; all while somehow finding [...]

711, 2017

May 9, 2018 MIRCIM 2018 Conference in Kraków

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Registration to 2018 MIRCOM Conference is now open. Follow this link to register:  https://empendium.com/mircim/info/132771,fees-2018 In addition, workshops and lectures will be offered at Jagiellonian University on May 7.    The week will entail state of the art lectures and workshops delivered by an outstanding assembly of speakers who are world-renowned experts in their fields, from authors of clinical practice guidelines to researchers behind breakthrough trials that shape the modern standards [...]

711, 2017

Nov. 14 Lecture by Dr. Michał Rozbicki at Lindenwood University

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: History|

THE 1787 AMERICAN AND THE 1791 POLISH CONSTITUTIONS: COMMON INTELLECTUAL ROOTS, DIFFERENT FUTURES Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7 p.m. Dunseth Auditorium, Harmon Hall Dr. Michal Jan Rozbicki is a Professor of History at Saint Louis University. He completed his PhD at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and his PhD (habilitation) at Warsaw University.  Dr. Rozbicki has been a research fellow at the Virginia Historical Society, The Huntington Library, Brown University, Oxford University, and [...]

109, 2017

Oct. 15, 2017 – Music of Marcin Leopolita at St Louis Priory

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Music of Polish Composers Selected to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Pipe Organs at Saint Louis Abbey  Starting this fall, Saint Louis Abbey will present a series of three special concerts to  commemorate the 50th anniversary of its pipe organ built by an Austrian organ builder Hradetzky. To of these musical programs will include important sacred music works written by Polish composers of the Renaissance and the Baroque eras. The first [...]

1608, 2017

Oct 6, 2017 – US Premiere of “Zemsta”

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

A castle now in disrepair… Its lands long parceled out to heirs… A boundary wall in sharp dispute… A squabble grown into a feud… Men marked by jealousy and spite… Will love suffice to set things right? If you’ve quibbled with your neighbor You will find here much to savor. And if you haven’t—good for you! We’re sure that you’ll enjoy it, too. Considered the finest Polish comedy ever written, [...]

1608, 2017

Oct 2017 – Exhibition of Joe Chesla’s work at The Sheldon

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Lying Heavy: New Work by Joe Chesla October 6, 2017 - November 25, 2017  Joe Chesla uses the corrosive force of the elements to create imprints of raw steel plates on fine printmaking paper, which he further develops with “free drawing.” Chesla’s engagement with the paper and the chance effects of the process explore the interchange between nature and industrialization, as well as the cerebral and intuitive. Chesla’s work has [...]

2207, 2017

MIRCIM 2018 in Krakow – Excellence in Medical Education

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events|

          It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 4th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM), which will take place in the beautiful historic city of Kraków, Poland, on May 10–12, 2018. MIRCIM has been conceived and developed by the McMaster University Department of Medicine, the birthplace of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and problem-based learning (PBL), and the Polish Institute for [...]

2806, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 -Jan Karski and The Lords of Humanity

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, History|

Directed by Slawomir Grunberg USA, 2015, 72 minutes  This powerful documentary, interspersed with graphic  animation, tells the story of Jan Karski, the Polish underground courier who traveled across occupied Europe to inform the Allied powers of Nazi war crimes against the Jews of Europe in an effort to prevent the Holocaust. Karski carried his dreadful eyewitness report to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the conscience [...]

1904, 2017

May 8, 2017 Translator Philip Boehm Reading & Signing “Chasing the King of Hearts”

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

https://www.facebook.com/events/790014004491973/ 'Chasing the King of Hearts', written by Hanna Krall and translated by Philip Boehm, is a canonical work of Polish reportage--a terse, unexpected human lesson born of an occupation-era love story. Based on a true story, the raw interplay of history and fictionalization spans the Warsaw Ghetto, the war-torn countryside, and the nightmare of Auschwitz. This is the book's first US publication. Philip Boehm, born 1958, is an American [...]

1202, 2017

Apr. 18, 2017 Visiting Professor Lecture

By |February 12th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|

On behalf of Saint Louis Polonia and community partners, we would like to invite you to our inaugural Visiting Professor Lecture by Dr. Aleksander Skotnicki, MD on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Four Season Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.   Dr. Skotnicki has a distinguished career as a physician and academic professional with accomplishments in research, teaching and patient care. He has also dedicated his life to illuminating the history of [...]

1202, 2017

Feb. 26, 2017 2:00 PM- Gedymin Grubba, Organs – Live in Concert at St Louis Abbey Church

By |February 12th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Gedymin Grubba (b. 1981) is an international organist, composer, and conductor performing about 100 concerts each year around the world. He is currently one of the most active Polish concert organists. So far he traveled around the globe five times on world concert tours across Europe, South America, North America (including 20 concerts in the US), South Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. Last year (2016) marked the 20th anniversary of [...]

1102, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 Auf Zu Gott – Organ Concert

By |February 11th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|

On Tuesday February 21, Dr. Andrzej Zahorski will present at St. Joseph Chapel of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary a program of organ music featuring organ works by J.S. Bach and byCatholic and Protestant composers who had exercised a formative influence on the great German composer. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in an era still painfully affected by sharp conflicts between Catholics and Protestants which culminated with the Thirty Year War. Catholic and [...]

1911, 2016

Jan. 19, 2017 – Currents / Undercurrents Exhibition Opening

By |November 19th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Mark you calendars! 30 different Polish artists will be presenting work in the SLCC Meramec Gallery exhibition Currents / Undercurrents Saint Louis Polonia, Inc. will be co-hosting a program comprising of a series of art exhibitions by several renowned Polish artists. It will take place at St Louis Community College Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery.  The series is curated by Joe Chesla - Professor of Sculpture and Design  at SLCC who has just returned from [...]

611, 2016

Nov. 11, 2016 – Polish Cinematography at 25th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

By |November 6th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture|

The 25th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival has many films relevant to the Polish cultural experience. Here is the Saint Louis Polonia, Inc., guide to this year's films: Cosmos (2015) The last film of legendary Polish director Andrzej Zulawski http://www.cinemastlouis.org/sliff/2016/cosmos Friday, Nov. 11 at 12:10pm Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7:15pm Plaza Frontenac Cinemas Body|Beden (2015) Malgorzata Szumowska http://www.cinemastlouis.org/sliff/2016/body Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12:10pm Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:30pm [...]

311, 2016

Nov. 27, 2016 – Rosenberg Film Series presents The Last Stage “Ostatni Etap” by Wanda Jakubowska

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

      The Last Stage (Ostatni etap) November 27 Directed by Wanda Jakubowska Poland, 1947, 110 minutes In Polish with English subtitles This powerful film focuses on Martha Weiss, a Jew sent to Auschwitz and chosen to serve as an interpreter. Director and co-writer Wanda Jakubowska shot the film on site in Auschwitz and drew on her own Holocaust experiences, giving the film a chilling sense of authenticity. Introductory [...]

311, 2016

Nov. 6, 2016 -“Nana” the at St Louis International Film Festival

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

We wanted to bring your attention to a feature documentary film entitled ‘NANA’ that will be making its world premiere on November 6th at 12:30pm at the St. Louis International Film Festival (Plaza Frontenac Cinema)  The film was partially shot in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Bedzin) last year, and is about a Bedzin-born Holocaust survivor. NANA is a transgenerational documentary on the filmmaker’s grandmother, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, a Polish Auschwitz survivor and advocate for [...]

2606, 2016

June 26 – Photos from Bob Ogrodnik Recognition Dinner

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

On Julne 25, 2016 at Deer Creek Club in Ladue,  Saint Louis Polonia, Inc.  hosted a recognition dinner honoring Mr. Robert V. Ogrodnik on the occasion of his retirement.   Mr. Ogrodnik has held the position of Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland for past 14 years.  Those of us who had an opportunity to work with Bob are well aware of his talents, dedication and contributions to Polish [...]

1806, 2016

June 25, 2016 The Brown Study Exhibition by Chris Smentkowski

By |June 18th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture|

The Brown Study In this exhibition Chris Smentkowski invites us into his private world, abstracting upon personal experiences in Silesia (a region in southern Poland) during the time of Zaduszki (All Souls Day), and juxtaposing the industrial landscape of Katowice, Poland with that of Granite City, IL. Paintings, sculpture, video, and sound combine to form a nostalgic dreamlike state where time loses its rigid chronological form, giving way to the [...]

3105, 2016

Jun 25, 2016 Recognition Dinner for Honorary Consul

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, Polish Community|

Saint Louis Polonia, Inc. Invites you to reception and dinner to honour Mr. Robert V. Ogrodnik, Honorary Consul of Republic of Poland Saturday June 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Deer Creek Club, 9861 Deer Creek Hill, Ladue MO 63124 Please join us in celebration with coctails, dinner and dancing RSVP by June 18, 2016 Black Tie Event    

2905, 2016

June 18, 2016 – Summer Solstice Picnic

By |May 29th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Back by popular demand! 2nd Annual Celebration of Summer Solstice in Warson Woods Park. Whether you think of it as the start of summer, the longest day of the year or an excuse to dance, eat and celebrate; perhaps around bonfires or at Royal Oaks Park /  Dreher Park in Warson Woods... the summer solstice is a celebration of the season. Sure, it marks the beginning of summer in the [...]

503, 2016

Apr 2, 2016 – Łukasz Kuropaczewski Live in Concert

By |March 5th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

The St Louis Classical Guitar Society and Saint Louis Polonia, Inc. are pround to announce the upcoming concert of renowned classical guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski who will perform at the the  Ethical Society of St. Louis on April 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM,  9001 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117  tel (314) 991-0955 A native of Gniezno, Poland, Mr. Kuropaczewski has studied with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Cibservatory and appeared at the Royal Festival [...]

2902, 2016

Feb 29, 2016 Polish Baltic Symphonic Orchestra at the Cathedral Basilica

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra a.k.a Filharmonia Bałtycka from Gdańsk, will perform at the St Louis Cathedral Basilica in a very special concert as part of their inaugural US nationwide tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Solidarity movement in Poland Monday, February 29,  2016  at  8:00  p.m. For more information about the concert , please visit the Cathedral Concerts website. Link to the Polish Baltic Symphonic Orchestra website    

2402, 2016

Feb. 24, 2016 Saint Louis Polonia On the Air

By |February 24th, 2016|Categories: STL PL in the News|

Jarek Czernikiewicz, Robert Ogrodnik and Scott Kennebeck. CREDIT KELLY MOFFITT | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO Saint Louis Polonia was a guest of "St. Louis on the Air" show hosted by Don Marsh at St Louis Public Radio. Click here to learn more about our visit      

311, 2015

Nov. 1 , 2015 0 The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity – at Lindenwood University

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events, History|

The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 14: A Karski Foundation Exhibition about “The Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust.” Lindenwood University, Spellmann Center: co-sponsored by the Center for International and Global Studies and the Liberty and Ethics Center. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 7:30 p.m.:  E. Thomas Wood, biographer of Jan Karski, will speak on “The Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust” in the [...]

3008, 2015

Oct 1, 2015 Music at The Abbey Expressions and Prayers

By |August 30th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Dr. Andrzej Zahorski presents Music at The Abbey - Expressions and Prayers MeeAe Nam, soprano Expressions & Prayers presents an internationally-acclaimed singer singing music by early Italian composers and their contemporaries. MeeAe Nam will be joined by Saint Louis musicians: Andrzej Zahorski, organ Stephanie Hunt, cello Lauren Ziegler, soprano and Saint Benedict Schola Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:30 PM SAINT LOUIS ABBEY CHURCH 500 Mason Rd., Saint Louis, Mo 63141 Free [...]

3008, 2015

Sep 24 – Jan Karski Exhibition at Saint Louis University

By |August 30th, 2015|Categories: History|

  The World Knew - Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity Exhibition Opening September 24, 6:00 pm Saint Louis University Pius XII  Memorial Library 3650 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 Phone: 314-977-3087 This 22 panel educational travelling exhibition reflects heavily on Jan Karski’s World War II memoir Story of a Secret State, detailing his mission from the Polish Government in Exile. He was charged with the task of bringing an [...]

706, 2015

June 20 – Midsummer with Saint Louis Polonia, Inc.

By |June 7th, 2015|Categories: Events|

Super-fun Polish Fete Celebrating the Shortest Night of the Year! June 20, 2015 – 5-10pm Summer Solstice Celebration @ Royal Oaks Park in Warson Woods, MO Music, wreath making, lighted lanterns, swimming, games & yummy Polish fare for purchase (fresh grilled Polish sausage, sauerkraut, desserts & beverages).  

103, 2015

Apr. 26 – Duo Klavitarre @ The Sheldon

By |March 1st, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Jolanta Ziemska and Maciej Ziemski are not only a married couple but also a successful musical duo from Poland. As the Duo Klavitarre, Jolanta, the Pianist, and Maciej, the Guitarist, have been performing together for eight years. Both artists graduated with awards from the Music Academy in Łódź, Poland, where they found romance and discovered their joint love of playing music. The two strong music personalities compliment one another extremely [...]

802, 2015

Apr. 9 – Exhibition Opening Poster Art by Ryszard Kaja

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

 Apr. 9 - All the World's TreasuresExhibition Opening Ryszard K aja Currently living in Wrocław and Warnowo, Ryszard Kaja, (b. 1962, Poznan) is one of Poland’s most beloved and prolific contemporary artists; poster art, painter, graphic art designer, stage designer for ballet, opera, television and film sets, interior designer and much more, in Poland and abroad. After graduating from the art department of Wyzszej Szkoly Sztuk Plastycznych in Poznan, his debut [...]

802, 2015

Mar. 13 – Gedymin Grubba Concert

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

This a rare opportunity to experience performance of a world class organist in one of the best venues for organ music in St. Louis. On March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM in Christ Church Cathedral, Gedymin Grubba will present The Great Bach Project. His concert ia part of The Shepley Concert Series. It will include the following compositions by  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major [...]

1012, 2014

Addressing Defamation

By |December 10th, 2014|Categories: Current Affairs|

The Polish American Communication Initative (PACI)  created the newest page on the PACI "Addressing Defamation". This site presents recent examples of Anti-Polish statements or erroneous used of Polish history and wil be updated over time as the currrent issues getresolved or become old. Please visit the PACI page and help counter disparaging remarks against Poles and Polish Americans. Allowing the presentation of historical inaccuracies about Poles or perpetuating Polish stereotypes [...]

912, 2014

Louis Grell Painting Restored

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Szeląg Art Conservation has just completed a unique project with a touch of St. Louis History. The project inovloved restoration of a long lost painting "Commerce on The Landing" by Louis Grell. Louis Grell (1887-1960) was a composition and portrait painter who lived at the famous Tree Studio Artist Colony in Chicago.   Photo Courtesy of Louis Grell Foundation The unique seven foot tall by twenty-eight foot long mural was mounted above the [...]

3108, 2014

Aug. 30 – Organ Recital of Polish Symphonic Organ Music of Romantic Era

By |August 31st, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Aug. 30, 2014 6 PM St. Agatha Polish Roman Catholic Church 3239 South 9th Street (at Utah)St. Louis , MO 63118-2629Telephone: (314) 772-1603 Admission is  free, Donations are welcome   The recital will be preceded by a short lecture on Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a composer. The recital program consists of music of the most prominent Polish composers of the Romantic era - the time period of the struggle for freedom and [...]

2908, 2014

Aug. 28 – Book Signing Event with Richard S. Fuegner

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: Events|

Great night at the KPL with  Mr Richard S. Fuegner who talked about his new book "A Nation Defiant: Polish Resistance to the German Occupation of Poland" Over 90 patrons showed up including members of Saint Louis Polonia.   Pictures from the event are courtesy of Marek Jankowicz of TV Cracovia

1008, 2014

News and Updates – August 2014

By |August 10th, 2014|Categories: Newsletter|

01/25/2021 - Saint Louis Polonia News 12/10/2020 - Saint Louis Polonia News Winter 2020 - REVISED EDITION 12/10/2020 - Saint Louis Polonia News  Winter 2020 11/26/2019 - Event Reminder - Contemporary Architecture of Poland Dec 4, 2019 11/08/2019 - Saint Louis Polonia News 08/02/2019 - Saint Louis Polonia News 04/17/2019 - RSVP Deadline is Thursday April 18, 2019 - Ralph Modjeski Documentary and Social Hour at The Engineers Club 04/10/2019 - Event Reminder: Celebrate Legacy of Ralph Modjeski [...]

2207, 2014

“A Nation Defiant” new book by Richard S. Fuegner

By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture, History|

This book is meant to describe life in Poland during the most savage war in human history; a war in which the genocidal policies of the Nazis resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people. The people's response was an organized resistance movement which grew to dimensions unmatched in any other country in occupied Europe that would test the mettle of the nation for almost six long years. The [...]

1305, 2014

2014 – Year of Jan Karski

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: History|

Jan Karski brought the Holocaust to public attention in the West. He was a a witness to one of the greatest tragedies in history: the extermination of the Jewish population of the Warsaw Ghetto. In spite of a meeting with President Roosevelt and the publication of his 1944 book, Story of a Secret State, his efforts to warn Western leaders proved fruitless at the time.  Little is known about him. He has [...]

103, 2014

Feb. 28, 2014 – Ewa Budka’s Lithography Exhibition

By |March 1st, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture|

An exciting night for enthusiasts of contemporary art in St. Louis. Many thanks to Ewa Budka for sharing her talent with us. Thank you to: Paul Art's Space, Hoffman Lachance Gallery, Jeff Sippel, Chris Smentkowski and all those who made it possible. Ewa Budka a Polish artist will be in residence at Paul's Art Space January 27th through April 19th. While in residence Ewa will be working on a process [...]

902, 2014

Mar. 7, 2014 – Kaja Renkas Exhibition

By |February 9th, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Tavern of Fine Arts - Gallery   -   313 Belt Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112  tel: 314-367-7549 "Infirmary of the Subconscious: Contemporary Polish Posters by Kaja Renkas" Exhibition opening Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at  5:00 PM . Complimentary Appetizers 5-7 PM Artists's reception April 4. 2014 Friday, April 4, 7:00 PM Kaja Renkas has been working as a professional artist since 2004. She makes silkscreen graphics, posters and paintings. She works [...]

2201, 2014

Jan. 24 – Mar 2 – Tomasz Kowalski Paintings at the Contemporary Museum of Art

By |January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture|

    The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents an exhibition of new work by a key figure among today’s young Polish artists. On view January 24 through March 2, Tomasz Kowalski is the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States and features a series of paintings inspired by Polish theater and stage design. http://camstl.org/exhibitions/front-room/tomasz-kowalski/ Tomasz Kowalski (born in 1984 in Szczebrzeszyn, Poland)  is one [...]

1501, 2014

Feb. 7 , 2014 – Saint Louis Polonia Friendraising & Networking Event

By |January 15th, 2014|Categories: Events|

Join us at our Friendraising & Networking Event on Friday Feb. 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Bar Italia Ristorante.  You will enjoy great atmosphere offered by a premiere urban restaurant venue in Central West End.   No fanfares, just talk, mingle, meet old and new friends and learn more about us. Cost: $25.00  -  RSVP with payment must be received by Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 $30.00 - [...]

2112, 2013

“Forget Me Not” premiere set on Jan. 31, 2014

By |December 21st, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Philip's Boehm's adaptation of  Tom Holloway's play "Forget Me Not"  will premiere on January 31st, 2014 in the Upstream Theater in St. Louis. Play's Schedule Jan. 31-Feb 2, Feb. 6-9, 13-16  8 PM except Sundays at 7 PM Feb. 16 at 3 PM only Forget Me Not Gerry is around 60 years old. His daughter Sally is fed up with him. He’s damaged and he’s doing damage. So she drags [...]

411, 2013

“The Photograph” movie by Maciej Adamek at St Louis Film Festival

By |November 4th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Fri, Nov 15th at 2:00pm Sun, Nov 24th at 8:45pm Plaza Frontenac Cinema written & directed by Maciej Adamek director of photography Tomasz Michałowski music by Andrzej Izdebski production design by Joanna Białousz-Milczarek costume design by Magdalena Kowalska editing by Sławomir Goździk sound by Mariusz Bielecki, Kamil Sajewicz production manager Jakub Kosma castMaciej Łagodziński (Adam), Karolina Gorczyca (Ewa), Antoni Pawlicki (Przemek), Andrzej Chyra (Adam's father), Stanisława Celińska (Adam' grandmother), Aleksandra Konieczna (Adam's mother), Władysław Kowalski (photographer), Krzysztof Kiersznowski (Roman), Beata Kawka (Zofia), Marek Litewka (Kazimierz) produced by Koncept [...]

111, 2013

Spacer po Cmentarzu Powazkowskim w Warszawie

By |November 1st, 2013|Categories: History|

  List of deceased Poles whose thombs appear on the photos   Maja Berezowska Maja Berezowska (born April 13, 1893 or 1898 in Baranowicze - May 31, 1978 in Warsaw) was a Polish painter.  From 1933 to 1936 she lived in Paris and worked with magazines such as "Le Figaro", "Le Rire" and "Ici Paris". She made a few caricature cartoons of Adolf Hitler which resulted in the [...]

1710, 2013

Karol Radziwonowicz at the Sheldon Concert Hall – Nov. 1

By |October 17th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Karol Radziwonowicz - internationally acclaimed Polish pianist is coming to Saint Louis! The Artist will give only one performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7 PM.  Mr. Radziwonowicz performance will be to support  the University City Symphony Orchestra fundraising efforts . General admission – $15 Tickets available through MetroTix online, by phone (314) 534-1111, or at the Fox Theatre Box Office, 531 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis MO 63103 [...]

109, 2013

Bach Society Concert at St Stanislaus – Oct. 20

By |September 1st, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

Northern Lights Sunday, October 20, 2013; 3:00 p.m. Saint Stanislaus Church Experience the enchanting choral music from Scandinavia in the awesome acoustical setting of St. Stan’s. Familiar music by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius is combined with newer works by Trond Kverno, Waldemar Åhlén, Wilhelm Stenhammar and others. We are especially excited to perform several new works by the up-and-coming young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo whose music draws inspiration from [...]

2208, 2013

12 X 2013 – Dyzur Konsularny w St. Louis

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Polish Community|

Dyżur Konsularny w St. Louis W sobotę 12 październik 2013 odbędzie się w St. Louis Dyżur Konsularny. W trakcie dyżuru przyjmowane będą wnioski o wydanie nowego paszportu. Wnioski muszą być składane osobiście co wymagałoby wizyty w konsulacie w Chicago. Dyżur konsularny umożliwi złożenie wniosków w St. Louis.  Data - Sobota, 12 październik 2013  Godziny przyjęć - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  Lokalizacja – Kościół Św. Agaty (plebania) [...]

2208, 2013

October 12, 2013 – Polish Passport Processing in St. Louis

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Events|

Polish Passport Application A representative from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland will be in St. Louis on Saturday, 12 October 2013 to accept applications for new passports, including renewal, replacement and to answer any questions regarding passports. Application for passports must be made in person and normally this would require travel to Chicago. However, the visit to St. Louis by a representative from the Consulate General will [...]

1808, 2013

Exhibition Opening – Irek T. Szelag CITY REFLECTIONS

By |August 18th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture, Events|

September 14th 2013 , 2pm - 4pm Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124   314-993-4477 The exhibition is part of Missouri Master Series 2013. Meet the artist and view more than 30 original oil paintings from Europe to Saint Louis. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit Love U 2 Pieces Foundation which is dedicated to support families living with autism.   View photos from [...]

1508, 2013

Visual Arts from Poland

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|

If you areinterested in Polish contemporary art, this is a blog to stop by. http://visualartfrompoland.blogspot.com/2013/07/jan-henryk-de-rosen.html    

908, 2013

Alicja Derkowska – Spreading Democracy in Eastern Europe

By |August 9th, 2013|Categories: Current Affairs|Tags: , |

  Alicja Derkowska planned to spend her life teaching at Poland’s Lodz University — until her country fell under martial law. She joined the Solidarity movement, was fired and arrested, defied the State regarding a national teaching award, produced underground publications, ran a grocery store and joined the National Education Board, one of the first illegal Solidarity groups in Poland. Derkowska became a change-maker in the rigid Polish educational system, founding the Education Society for Malopolska (MTO). MTO’s School Plus Network [...]

908, 2013

Stan Musial Bridge

By |August 9th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is a bridge under construction across the Mississippi River between St. Clair County, Illinois, and the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The structure will relieve traffic on nearby bridges — most importantly, the Poplar Street Bridge, which carries I-55, I-64, I-70, and US 40. The Bridge The cable-stayed bridge will have a main span of 1,500 feet (457 m). It will carry four mainline [...]

1807, 2013

Rosenberg Film Series “Unzere Kindern”

By |July 18th, 2013|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Sunday July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center "Unzere Kindern"  is a film directed by Natan Gross and Shaul Goskind.  This unusual film, one of the two Yiddish films made in Poland after the World War II, features well known Polish comedy duo Dzigen and Szumacher, performing Sholom Aleichem stories to entertain Jewish children in an orphanage in post-war Łódź. The orphans attempt to [...]

3005, 2013

The International Institute’s Festival of Nations

By |May 30th, 2013|Categories: Events|

Saturday, August 24, 10am – 7pm & Sunday, August 25, 10am – 6pm Join us in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration,  featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Admission is Free!  Moe infor mation at http://www.festivalofnationsstl.org/

1805, 2013

Ready, Study, Go Poland

By |May 18th, 2013|Categories: Events|

May 30th, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Washington University  School of Medicine  Bernard Becker Medical Library, The M. Kenton King Faculty Center (7th Floor), 660 South Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110. On behalf of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, Honorary Consul Mr. Robert Ogrodnik and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C., it is with great pleasure we invite you [...]

2302, 2013

April 25 – May 11 Another play in Upstream Theatre

By |February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Following popularly acclaimed Forget Me Not, Upstream Theater continues its Down Under season with the US premiere of Windmill Baby by David Milroy. Winner of the prestigious Patrick White Award, Windmill Baby is an enthralling show about an aging Aboriginal woman named Maymay, who returns briefly to the cattle station where she lived years ago in order to take care of some “unfinished business.” With warmth, wit, and great heart she tells a story of many layers: Of [...]

1508, 2011

Obituary: Elzbieta ‘Bisia’ Krasicka Reavis High school teacher, WWII resistance spy, Polish countess

By |August 15th, 2011|Categories: History, Polish Community|Tags: |

  Elzbieta 'Bisia' Krasicka Reavis High school teacher, WWII resistance spy, Polish countess APRIL 23, 2009 12:00 AM   Bisia Reavis was born a countess. She grew up in a medieval castle in Poland, joined the resistance as a spy to fight Nazis in World War II when she was 18, married an American officer 11 days after they met, and eventually followed him to his hometown of St. Louis [...]





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