PROGRAMS/EVENTS 2022-2023

September 21,2022 - Topic: The Polonia Trail Part 1: How the Trail Came To Be, Part 2: Highlights From The Trail, and Part 3: Off the Trail – Other Interesting Locations. Presenter: Greg Witul

October 19, 2022 – Topic: The Best of Buffalo’s Murals. Buffalo is being transformed by murals, especially through the sponsorship of the Albright Knox. This presentation will feature murals by nationally and internationally famous muralists. Presenter: Chuck LaChiusa

November 16, 2022 – Topic: Kaz: War, Love, and Betrayal is historical drama packed with action and suspense, which connects the United States and Poland through the exploits of Kazimierz Pułaski, the General of the Continental Army and the Colonel of the Bar Confederacy. It helps better understand the reasons for today’s Russian war in Ukraine. Presenter: Bogdan Kotnis

December 14, 2022— Annual Meeting Elections ACPC Convention Report; Eugene Dyczkowski Tribute; Kolendy Presenter: Robert Fronckowiak

January 18, 2023 –Topic: Irena Sendler : In the Name of Their Mothers. The True Story , Winner Audience Award Best Documentary Feature UK Jewish Film Festival 2010. The remarkable story of Irena Sendler and a group of young Polish women who risked their lives to save thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. (59 minutes) Presenter: MaryLou Wyrobek

February, 2023 – Scholarship Lumcheon and Installation Date and Place to be determined.

March 15, 2023 - Topic: To be determined

April 19, 2023 - Topic: Jozef Slawinski. Accomplished artist Józef Sławiński came from Poland to Buffalo in the 1960s and made the Niagara Frontier his home until his death in1983. In those two decades Sławiński created artwork both reflecting, as well as helping to inspire, the civic, historical, architectural, religious, natural, and cultural heritage of the WNY community. In this talk we will consider both Sławiński's artistic vision as well as his versatility and skill in using varied materials and labor-intensive processes, such as hammered copper portraits or layered cement murals known as Sgraffito. Join us for a virtual tour of his art, so that his work, as the artist hoped, would be "open for everyone's enjoyment" and "create a lasting tribute to the idea of peace." Presenter: Eleanor Ash

May 17, 2023 - Topic: Illumination Stained Glass Studio, Architectural Stained Glass and Glass Education Presenter: Sister Mary Ann Therese Kelly

June 21, 2023 - Topic: Spirit of Place: Roadside Shrines of Poland "It is said that every country has its "genius loci," its "spirit of place," that particular something that gives it its very own uniqueness and distinctiveness. Holland, for instance, has tulips and windmills, Egypt has the pyramids, and Italy its Roman architecture. That spirit of place, that special individuality that marks Poland must be the hundreds of thousands of roadside chapels, crosses and shrines that dot both its cityscape and landscape. What are these objects? What do they mean? How did they come to be here, in this particular place? Who set them here? Why are they important?" Presenter: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

Meetings are held in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd. Buffalo, NY 14226

TIME: 7 pm