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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at the
16TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
SENATOR ANNA MARIA ANDERS
Secretary of State Republic of Poland
this year’s recipient of the
KING JAN III SOBIESKI AWARD
for championing Polish-Cultural Exchange
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
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
ST. CASIMIR CHURCH, 10:00 AM
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.
COURTS & GALLERIES, 11:15 AM
- 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
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.
Mariusz Monczak, violin
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
Puppets and Masks
Materials: pre-cut pieces of corrugated cardboard, construction paper, buttons, beads, yarn, wires, markers, tempera paint, brushes.
It dances and sobs, fascinates and stuns
at the bidding of the Slavic New Yorker,