Gala 2017

Nowodworski Foundation
17th Anniversary Gala

To honor
Central Park Conservancy
Recipient of King Jan III Sobieski Award
Polonia Activist Group of Poghkeepsie, NY
Recipient of Community Eagle Award

Honorary Chairwoman
Anna Maria Anders
Secretary of State of the Republic of Poland
for the International Dialogue

Bronxville Women’s Club*
135 Midland Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708
Saturday, October 28th, 2017

5:00 PM   Cocktails

5:30 PM
King Jan III Sobieski Award for exceptional
custodianship over statue of Polish King Jagiello
in Central Park, New York
Community Eagle Award for Polonia Group from Poughkeepsie, NY for braving in defending their  St. Joseph Parish & Library against closing.

6:15 PM   Krystof Medyna, tenor sax

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 – 11:00 PM
Dance with Krystof Medyna Band

To purchase ticket online click HERE

Ticket price $85. Please mail check to :
The Nowodworski Foundation
18 Central Way, Purdys  NY 10578
Remember to include your email address/phone number.

* Bronxville Women’s Club is a unique and beautiful Clubhouse in picturesque Bronxville, New York. Listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. Located only minutes from Manhattan.

2017 Yonkers Festival

Celebrating 200th Anniversary of
Polish-American Hero and Freedom Fighter

St. Casimir Parish, Sunday, June 4th, 2017 • 10am to 8pm
239 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701

  • 10AM Holy Mass, with Choir Angelus
  • 11AM Elevation of Polish and American flags, national anthems, Choir Angelus
  • Opening of festival to commemorate 200th Anniversary of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, hero of two nations
  • 11:30 Military Lunch
  • Music performance, Wojciech Trocewicz
  • “Tadeusz Kociuszko – hero of two nations”, Jan Kozlowski
  • Songs from T. Kosciuszko freedom fighting times, Choir Angelus
  • “Great Polish American Engineers and their significant achievements”, Dr. Janusz Romański
  • Historical Contest with prizes on Kosciuszko times, Mirosław Mikłowski
  • Polish School Yonkers: Recreation of General Kosciuszko’s oath on the Krakow Market Square & Laura and Filon performance
  • Dance DJ Lukasz, Karaoke
  • Games, Cutouts – polish paper art – “wycinanki łowickie”, Art Workshop for children (Monoprint)

Patronage: Senator Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State RP
JP2 House – Peace, Culture, Education Project Chairwoman.
Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of the Republic of Poland.

The Restoration Committee: Nowodworski Foundation • Association of Polish-American Engineers, Polonia Technica • Westchester Pulaski Association • Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union – PSFCU • KPA Long Island Division

Supporting organizations: Pilsudski Institute

Media Sponsors: Nowy Dziennik





Musical Tribute to Thaddeus Kosciuszko

The year 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko. It is one of the anniversaries, covered world-wide by the patronage of UNESCO and an excellent opportunity to commemorate this outstanding figure of Polish culture and history.


The Foundation Ars Activa begins these celebrations by organizing a gala concert of Polish music in New York’s Carnegie Hall,  “Musical Tribute to Tadeusz Kościuszko”.

New York, the cultural capital of the United States, is an ideal place to start the celebrations of this 200th Anniversary, and to honor Tadeusz Kosciuszko, “hero of two nations”, Polish and American. The concert will take place on Sunday November 13th 2016 at 7:30pm in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.


The program will showcase some of the most beautiful chamber music written by 12 Polish composers, from Fryderyk Chopin to Krzysztof Penderecki. It will be a unique opportunity, to hear works by F. Chopin, St. Moniuszko, I.J. Paderewski, H. Wieniawski, M. Karłowicz, Z. Noskowski, K. Szymanowski, L. Różycki, G. Bacewicz, R. Twardowski, H.M. Górecki, W Kilar i K. Penderecki, all in one evening. The performers of this concert will be Polish, American, Canadian and Brazilian musicians (e: Mariusz Monczak and Nadia Monczak – violin;  Małgorzata Kellis – soprano; and pianists Durval Cesetti and Dan Smith. The concert will be hosted by actress Liliana Komorowska.The concert is held under the honorary patronage of the Consulate General of Poland in New York. The partners, in the realization of this project are the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Nowodworski Foundation  and the Westchester Pułaski Association.

Tickets, $49.00, are on sale at Carnegie Charge, 212-247-7800 or at the Box Office  at 57th St & Seventh Ave.

More info: ( 917) 455 6641


Jagiello Unveiling

October 30, 2016
Historical Games

October 30, 2016
Jagiello Monument Unveiling


A Symposium held under the Patronage of The Honorable Anna Maria Anders, Senator of the Republic of Poland, Secretary of State Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for International Dialogue

October 29, 2016
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York

16th Anniversary Gala

To see the event photos
please click here

Please join us at the

Secretary of State Republic of Poland
this year’s recipient of the
for championing Polish-Cultural Exchange

(L-R) Senator Anna Maria Anders and Ms. Rita Cosby, Honorary Chairwoman
(L-R) Senator Anna Maria Anders and Ms. Rita Cosby, Honorary Chairwoman

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Bronxville Women’s Club
135 Midland Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

Cocktails 5:00 PM
Award Ceremony 5:30 PM
Krystof Medyna, tenor sax 5:40 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM
Dance 6:30 – 11:00 PM
featuring Krystof Medyna Band


Unique and beautiful Clubhouse in picturesque Bronxville, New York. Listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. Located only minutes from Manhattan
Unique and beautiful Clubhouse in picturesque Bronxville, New York. Listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. Located only minutes from Manhattan

Jagiello Monument

Celebrate unveiling of King Jagiello Monument in Central Park, NYC. Click to support information campaign and symposium.
Monument unveiling: October 30, 2016, Central Park (near79th street), 12pm to 2pm
Symposium : October 30, 2016, Polish Consulate, 233 Madison Ave, NY, 9am to 5pm


You can also support the event by mailing your check (with a note Jagiello Monument) to:  the Nowodworski Foundation, 18 Central Way, Purdys NY 10579

September 16, 2016 UPDATE (project site, Central Park, NYC)


King Jagiello of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, united Lithuania and Poland, became king after marrying Jadwiga, the Queen of Poland, in 1386. The Monument depicts the momentum at the Battle of Grunwald in 1410 when the King crossed over his head the two swords as a symbol of defiance and of the union of Polish–Lithuanian forces. Known as the Grunwald Swords, they were the invitation to battle offered to the king in an ironic gesture by his adversary Ulrich von Jungingen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order of Cross. The sound of crossed swords gave the signal for the battle.






1050 anniversary of the Baptism of Poland and STREET MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

June 12, 2016 – 11AM–5PM
239 Nepperhan Ave. Yonkers, NY 10705
St. Casimir Church and parish grounds
Historical & folk costumes welcome

Mass in the church of St. Casimir, along with the renewal of baptismal promises with the text of the 1000th anniversary of the baptism.  Malgorzata Kellis, soprano – “Bogurodzica” (Mother of God) polish oldest song, Krisztina Kiss, violin.


  • Cabaret Karol presents – “Baptism of Prince Mieszko I and his court”
  • Parish Library – transmission of soccer game – Poland vs Ireland
  • Dance / DJ Grzegorz
  • Performances, games for children, sports
  • Lottery / Polish Buffet
  • Vendors – presentation and special offer for car buyers
  • Paintings of Mira Satryan
  • Exhibit “Poland of Prince Mieszko I”
  • Bikers Rally
  • Historical (and not only) contests for children, teenagers and adults


Krisztina Kiss, viola
Krisztina Kiss, viola
Mira Satryan and her paintings
Mira Satryan and her paintings

April Concert


to commemorate St. John Paul II, while creating the Pilgrim House – Cultural Center “JP2House” in Yonkers.  Donation Brick $20


WOW! Join us Sunday,  April 10th for a rare opportunity to enjoy the music of the world-class singer and musicians at St. Casimir Church.

Małgorzata Kellis, 
Mariusz Monczak, 
Oleg Dusaev
, organ

W. A. Mozart   —Motet “Exsultate, Jubilate”
H. M. Gorecki   —Small Fantasy
F.  Borowski   —Adoration
T. A. Vitali   —Ciaccona
Z.  Noskowski   —Piesn Polska
S.  Moniuszko   —Tren X
S.  Niewiadomski   —Dzwony
P.  Mascagni   —Ave Maria

Church of St. Casimir,  
239 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Małgorzata Kellis
, soprano
Małgorzata Kellis
, soprano
Mariusz Monczak
, violin
Mariusz Monczak
, violin
Oleg Dusaev
, organ
Oleg Dusaev
, organ