Category Archives: Culture

17th International Polish Folk Dance Festival in Rzeszów, Poland

This year, two PRCUA dance groups attended the 17th International Polish Folk Dance Festival in Rzeszów, Poland (XVII Światowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespołów Folklorystycznych). Wesoły Lud Polish Folk Dance Company and Polonia Ensemble traveled overseas to participate in this international celebration of dance. Groups from all over the world attending the festival performed numerous traditional Polish folk dances, as well as one social dance from their home country.

Wesoły Lud is attending the Rzeszów fest for the 11th time this year; it is Polonia’s 4th appearance.

Wesoły Lud Photos

Watch a video of a Wesoły Lud performance HERE!

Polonia Ensemble Photos

Watch a video interview of two members of Polonia HERE!

Watch the PRCUA Facebook page to see more photos and video clips of these two groups. They will be made available as we recieve them.

Congratulations to both groups for the hard work and dedication that made this memorable trip and beautiful performances possible! May you have safe travels as you continue through Poland before coming home.

2017 Polish Heritage Night with the White Sox

This year’s Polish Heritage Night with the White Sox took place on Tuesday, June 27 at Guaranteed Rate Field.It was a wonderful evening to celebrate being Polish American, additionally so since the White Sox won 4:3 with the New York Yankees!

The beautiful weather was a plus, while everyone enjoyed the performances by PRCUA’s Wesoly Lud and the camaraderie, as well as the game. A big thanks to all who participated!

 

PRCUA at Navy Pier’s “Celebrate Poland”

The PRCUA was present at the second annual PACC  “Celebrate Poland” event in Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

A beautiful, sunny and spring-like day proved to be the perfect setting at the Crystal Gardens for all to enjoy various vendors, fashion shows and performances throughout the early afternoon. Among those performing were PRCUA’s Wesoły Lud and Polonia Ensemble. The PRCUA also was present as a vendor, distributing information about our events and products.

It was wonderful to meet some current and future members while enjoying all this event had to offer. We will see you next year!

 

Congratulations Winners of the PRCUA Polish American Heritage Month Coloring Contest!

Congratulations Winners of the PRCUA Polish American Heritage Month Coloring Contest!

Age Group 3-5 Winners:
1st Place   –   Julia Zalinski, age 5. Julia is in Kindergarten and is a member of Southwest Center of Polish Dancing and Society #1634.

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2nd Place    –   Kaius Ott, age 5. Kaius is in Kindergarten and is a member of Zajaczek and Society #1618.

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Age Group 6-8 Winners:
1st Place   –   Gianna Cislo, age 8. Gianna is in Third Grade and is a member of Southwest Center of Polish Dancing and Society #1622.

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2nd Place    –    Zofia Kuzmiuk, age 8. Zofia is in Second Grade and is a member of Southwest Center of Polish Dancing and Society #1634.

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Age Group 9-11 Winners:
1st Place    –     Aleksandra Wozniak, age 11. Aleksandra is in Sixth Grade and is a member of Southwest Center of Polish Dancing and Society #1634.

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2nd Place    –    Claire Mazurkiewicz, age 11. Claire is in Sixth Grade and is a member Polskie Maki and Society #1593.

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Age Group 12-15 Winners:
1st Place       –       Isabel Pierzynowski, age 14. Isabel is a Freshman in high school and is a member of Tatry and Society #1413.

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2nd Place         –       Marianna Osentoski, age 15. Marianna is a Sophomore in high school and is a member of Gwiazda and Society #261.

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Special Education Winner     –      Nick Chesney, age 15. Nick is a Freshman in high school and a member of Gymnastics and Society #162.

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Age Group 16-18 Winners:
1st Place      –      Megan Milot, age 16. Megan is a Junior in high school and a member of Opole and Society #1593.

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2nd Place       –       Jillian Jaczkowski, age 17. Jillian is a Senior in high school and a member of Zajaczek and Society #1618.

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Congratulations to all our finalists and a big thank you to all participants! It was a pleasure to see your creativity and skill!

PRCUA 2016 October Polish Heritage Month Coloring Contest

Click here for the coloring page.

This contest is open to PRCUA Members from ages 3 to 18 years old. Use crayons, pencils, markers, or paint (no fabric, sequins, or glitter, etc.)
Age categories: 3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-15 years and 16-18 years.
1st and 2nd Place prizes will be awarded in each age category. Prizes are age appropriate and include a certificate of achievement.
DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE HOME OFFICE BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016.

Mail to: PRCUA Coloring Contest
984 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

2016 Polish Heritage Night with the White Sox

The 2016 Polish Heritage Night with the White Sox took place on June 28, 2016. Although the White Sox lost to the Twins, it was a wonderful evening spent with fellow PRCUA members and others celebrating Polish Heritage!

The beautiful weather was a plus while everyone enjoyed performances by PRCUA’s Wesoly Lud, the camaraderie and game.

A big thanks to all who participated!