Tuesday, September 23, 2008

youngstown's polish brier hill

"I'd like some mathematics with my halusky."

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Tucked into youngstown's Brier Hill - a neighborhood and home for multiple ethnicities over the generations - sits St. Casimir's Parish from 1907.

and it was rocking last weekend.

vodka, pierogies, topological spaces, dancing, pisanki, singing, data compression, wycinanki . . . this fest had it all.

but what I loved about this festival was blending of the new and the old - youngstown style.

- young kids learning how to color ornate eggs.
- information on cutting-edge mathematical research.
- handed down recipes of stuffed cabbage and kolachi.
- chinese auctions for baskets of polish food.
and open to all people from any ethnic heritage.

for a first glance, check out the parish grounds on Jefferson Street:

Also, there was some information about a few groups in town which I was not aware of:

The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown

next meets on October 12, 2008 from 1-4pm
and if you want to become a member costs $15 a year
which pays for meeting costs and their newsletter

The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle
meets every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
at the YMCA in downtown youngstown
for those interested in Polish customs, language, and folk dance.

1 comment:

Aundrea said...

Thanks for the kudos! Glad you had a good time :)
If you like this, you'll love Polish Happy Hour that takes place the second Thursday of every month from 5-9 at a bar downtown. This week it is at Imbibe!
Go to www.polishhappyhour.com for more info!