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Nowodworski Foundation
20th Anniversary

Dr. Dorota Andraka
2019 Recipient of
King Jan III Sobieski Award

10/26/2019  •  15 Leroy Avenue, Yonkers, NY

Dr. Dorota Andraka, President
Centrala Polskich Szkół Dokształcających w Ameryce
Polish Supplementary School Council of America, Inc

Alicja Andrejczuk •  Daniel Andrejczuk, Nowodworski Foundation volunteer •  Ewa Natkaniec, Nowodworski Foundation CFO,  volunteer

Jessie Ferreira Cavallo, Police Officer Hastings-on-Hudson
Laura Yakaboski, Police Officer 2 Precinct  Yonkers

Nnenna Akoma-Ononaji, former President YSEPTA  •  Marzena Chioccola, volunteer PSD Yonkers  •  Bozena Fiedorczuk, teacher PSD Yonkers •  Slawomir Konrad, volunteer  • Zuzanna Golec, teacher PSD Yonkers  •  Edyta Grzelakowski, volunteer PSD Yonkers  •  Ardena Seaward, Journalist  •  Karol Spisak, volunteer PSD Yonkers  •  Monika Spisak, volunteer PSD Yonkers

This was an amazing evening to join the Nowodworski Foundation at 20th Anniversary Gala in Yonkers. Wonderful people check in with NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Daniella Jones of NYS Comptroller Di Napoli, Vivien Juarez Mondragon Deputy Consul Mexico. Fr. Marek Rudecki of St. Casimir parish, Malgorzata Gradzki PSFCU Vice Chairwoman, Rita Cosby broadcast journalist of WABC and Tomaczek Bednarek soloist, many friends and Foundation supporters including Polish Supplementary School Council of America and PSFCU! All cherished and congratulated Honorees: Dr. Dorota Andraka recipient of King Jan III Sobieski Award; Police officers Jessie Ferreira Cavallo and Laura Yakaboski recipients of Community Outreach Award; President’s Award recipients Ewa Natkaniec and Alicja and Daniel Andrejczuk; Community Eagle Award recipients Nneenna Akoma Ononaji, Marzena Chioccola, Bozena Fiedorczuk, Edyta Grzelakowski, Slawomir Konrad, Zuzanna Marcinkowska-Golec, Ardena Seaward, Monika and Karol Spisak.

We enjoyed elegant traditional Polonez dance lesson lead by Jerzy Lesniak, Nowodworski Foundation president and a colorful, straight from Aladdin fairytale, belly dance performance by Noora Eshams. We could not stop dancing thanks to Krystof Medyna Band, great voice Beata Andrzejewska, soprano and with Stanislaw Kasprzyk on drums. All that kept in fast pace by our new friend Jakub Stanislawski as announcer. Special thanks to Kinga Lesniak who put together great Commemorative Journal and kept control on all what matters. Thank you, all our guests, for this unforgettable evening and Prophet Elias Greek Hall for hosting us for the first time.



Natalie Z. Foster

SBT Gallery, New York, NY

Free art workshop for children

Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers, NY

Free art workshop for children

Ukrainian Festival, Yonkers, NY

Free art workshop for children

VISIONS Center on Blindness, Spring Valley, NY

Cong Bi concert Carnegie Hall

Produced by Qianci Liu, CAST Trustee

Seniors’ Art Exhibit

April 2019
Southbridge Towers, New York, NY


Whispers In The Grove

Art Installation And Art and Workshop
Interactive, immersive new art installation at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers. Opening as part of Yonkers Gallery Hop on Thursday, April 4 (5:30-7:30pm) and on view until Friday, April 27th.

In conjunction with the multimedia art on view, artists Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, and Mirabai Kwan Yin will hosted a free art workshop for children ages 6-12 and their caretakers.

Arts Alive Grants

Grants help to fund community-based art projects

From left, state Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Kinga Lesniak (representing grantee Nowodworski Foundation), ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam and Richard Sena (representing grantee Haverstraw RiverArts Fund) at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Alive Grants event. Photo/Leslye Smith
ArtsNews March 2019
2019 grant

Joseph Palka School of Dance in Yonkers

3/2/2019.  Joseph Pomoryn, Organizer, Jerzy Lesniak, Nowodworski Foundation CAST School, performers: Veronika Ludwiszewski & Michael Kaczmarski, Joseph Palka, “Joseph’s Dance Studio”, CAST School Partner

Performers: Veronika Ludwiszewski & Michael Kaczmarski


Hudson River Museum Visit

CAST School Board and families of M. Konopnicka Saturday School pay visit to Hudson River Museum to take part in Drop in & Draw art workshop with Julia Whitney Barnes, tour the museum and watch the Big Bang of our universe in planetarium.
This visit inaugurates cooperation between CAST school and Hudson River Museum.


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