Elder Care Resources Albany
thumb image

PolishFest features music, crafts and food

The 14th annual PolishFest will take place from June 3 to 5 at the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church, 250 Old Maxwell Road, Colonie. Hours are Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday,  noon to 9 p.m.;  and Sunday,  11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 each day; on Senior Sunday, admission is free for ages 62 and older.
Enjoy ethnic foods, cooking demonstrations, genealogy workshops,  historical and art exhibits, talks about the Hussars,  Easter egg and paper-cutting demonstrations.
There will be live music, including a polka band, an orchestra, a piano concert and a strolling violinist. Vendors of high quality Polish crafts not easily found in the Capital District.

During the festival, visitors can tour the church and  see the church’s icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Black Madonna, and learn of her 600-year- history as protector and defender of the Polish nation.
Schedule of events:

Friday:
Fest Opens a 4 p.m.
4 p.m.: DJ Mark Ives (Main Tent)
4 p.m.: Historical Videos (Church)
6 p.m.: Opening Ceremony (Main Tent)
6 p.m.: Chef John Kowalski, kielbasa making (Demo Tent)
7 p.m.: Laura and Peter Zeranski Cooking Demo (Demo tent)
9 p.m.: See You Tomorrow.

Saturday:
Fest Opens at Noon
Kids’ activities throughout the day
12 to 4 p.m.: Mark Ives
12 p.m.: Polish Genealogy Class, John Szypulski (Church)
12:30 p.m.: Mac ‘n’ Tosh Balloon Sculptures (Children’s area)
1 p.m.: The BVMC Polish Folk Dancers (Main Tent)
1 p.m.: Donna Urbikas, Author (Church)
1:30 p.m.: Pisanki and Wycianki Demo (School Room)
2 p.m.: Laura and Peter Zeranski Cooking Demo (Demo Tent)
2 p.m.: 2016 Albany Tulip Queen (Children’s Area)
2:30 p.m.: Chopin Piano Concert (church)
3 p.m.: Meet the Hussar, Erik Jadaszewski (Demo Tent)
3:30 p.m.: The BVMC Polish Folk Dancers (Main Tent)
4 p.m.: Holy Mass (Church)
5 to 9 p.m.: Tony’s Polka Band (Main Tent)
5:30 p.m.: Polish Genealogy Class, John Szypulski (Church)
6 p.m.: Laura and Peter Zeranski Cooking Demo (Demo Tent)
6:30 p.m.: Historical Videos (Church)
9 p.m.: See You Tomorrow.

Sunday: Senior Sunday – Senior 62 ‘n’ up, FREE Admission
10 a.m.: Holy Mass
11:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.: Historical Videos (Church)
Kids’ activities throughout the day
12:30 p.m.: Mac n’ Tosh Balloon Sculptures (Children’s area)
12:30 p.m.: Meet the Hussar, Erik Jadaszewski (Demo Tent)
1 p.m.: Slavic String Concert (Church)
2 to 6 p.m.: Rymanowski’s Band (Main Tent)
2 p.m.: Laura and Peter Zeranski Cooking Demo (Demo Tent)
2:30 p.m.: St. Adalbert’s Polish Dancers (Main Tent)
2:30 p.m.: Donna Urbikas, Author (Church)
3 p.m.: Pisanki and Wycianki Demo (School Room)
3:30 p.m.: Genealogy, John Szypulski (Church)
4 p.m.: St. Adalbert’s Polish Dancers (Main Tent
5 p.m.: Raffle Drawing
6 p.m.: Fest Closes.

The annual festival is held on the grounds of Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church, 250 Old Maxwell Road, Latham,  just off I-87.

 

 

 

Gloria Mazure

Post Author

Boomer & Senior Resources is dedicated to empowering area seniors, their caregivers and healthcare professionals to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging relative, friend or patient.

Discussion · No Comments

There are no responses to "PolishFest features music, crafts and food".

No one has posted a comment on this post yet. Start the discussion!

Leave a Comment