Wednesday, September 02, 2009

enjoying a Żywiec with 1,000 of my friends: a recap of Polish Day 2009

The parking lot (and most of the lawn) outside of St. Anne's on Sunday was overflowing with cars not only from Ohio and Pennsylvania, but I also saw plates from New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and even an Arizona.

when I saw this permanent sign, I knew I was in the right place:

what follows is the sights and sounds of Polish Youngstown's Polish Day 2009.

accordion classes:

heaping amounts of eats from Seven Roses on Fleet Avenue:

a video from the bar to the stage:

the Krakowiaki Folk Circle (performing at the Canfield Fair as well):

the accordion jam session:

a line going out the door to get inside and get some food:

some polish pottery brought by Slovak Folk Crafts across the border in Grove City:

corn hole with pyrohy, not bean bags:

nationalistic baked goods:

and just a TON of people having a good time:

The Youngstown Vindicator also had a good write-up with more excellent pictures here.

Polish Youngstown's upcoming events:
- Polish Arts Club Picnic, Sept 13th
- Christmas Wigilia dinner, Dec 20th
- Butler Art Scholarship Tea, Feb 21st
- Polish Happy Hours, first Thurs of every month

you can connect to their email newsletter here.

and kudos to the souls who do all the work in setting events like this up.

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