Polish Scholarship Fund & Syracuse Polish Fest

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2016 Our 62nd Year Celebration of the Festival.   Party under the sky!                  




The 2016 Syracuse Polish Festival will be held June 10,11,12 in Syracuse’s Clinton Square. See you there!!!


Syracuse Polish Festival opening hours :
Friday         June 10, 2016        4:00 pm- 10:30 pm
Saturday     June 11, 2016        Noon – 10:30 pm
Sunday       June 12, 2016        Noon – 5 pm




Pics. of Congressman John M. Katko,Consul General Urszula Gacek,PSF President Mirka Banach,President of Syracuse Polish Home Robert Synakowski with scholarship recipients Elizabeth Siok and Gabriel Popiel.   


The Polish Scholarship Fund (PSF) An all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) fundraising organization, has established the Polish Festival as an annual celebration of Polish culture, tribute to our Polish heritage, and our pride as American citizens.

For 62 years, our non-profit organization has been financially supporting talented students, giving away 10 scholarships at the festival each year.

Our event also is very much involved in promoting other non-profit organizations and institutions that want to and continue to make a difference in the Syracuse community.

So, please join us  to celebrate Polish culture, taste of traditional Polish cuisine, including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos (hunter’s stew), cabbage rolls,  and the best Polish beer.  A wide variety of traditional Polish souvenirs, jewelry, t-shirts, hats and other arts and crafts will be sold during the event.

In addition to our great musical and dance entertainment, the Polish Festival provides a safe and fun children’s area complete with bouncy house, games, face painting. Lots of fun for the whole family.The Syracuse Polish Festival is one of the biggest and most friendly family-oriented events annually hosted at Clinton Square in Syracuse, NY.

The Syracuse Polish Festival will soon again take over Clinton Square and we hope to once again provide a magical ambiance for the residents of Central New York.

Be part of our success!










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The 61st Syracuse Polish Festival was a great success.  Wonderful ambiance, great music, and delicious Polish food among a few attractions have resulted in many people visiting the festival and spent a wonderful time while doing so.  Our organization thanks Consul General from NY, Urszula Gacek, Congressman John M.Katko with his wife, as well as the Mayor of Syracuse  Stephanie Miner for their support for the festival and our mission, which is to help support young talented students in their college career aspirations.

Thanks also go out to the wonderful Polish-American volunteers, which have conquered an incredible amount of work and have created a wonderful ambiance by helping at the festival.  We would also like to thank the residents of Central New York that have visited our festival and that had a good time along with us.


Mayor of Syracuse Stephanie Miner,
Consul General Urszula Gacek and
PSF President Mirka Banach.
2015 Festival Opening Ceremony.



Please, click link above to see full video.


2015 Honorary Festival Guests :

Consul General of the Republic of Poland  in New York  Urszula Gacek,Congressman John M. Katko, City of Syracuse Mayor Stephanie  Miner, Linda Dracker-Hochenberger Executive Director of the Miss Syracuse Organization, Kristy Lee Witt  the Executive Director of Miss Bluebird Organization and Miss Syracuse 2015 Anneliese Trust.

The project has been co-funded as part of the “Polonia”* funds of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abroad.

Projekt jest wspolfinansowany w ramach funduszy polonijnych Ministerstwa Spraw Zagranicznych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.








2015, Thank you to our  sponsors: 
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland  in New York, Genevie R. Zalewski,Verizon FiOS, CNY  Community Foundation, Yelp, Welch Allyn , Inc., TJ  Sheehan Distributing, Okocim,  Charles F. Hollis (Holocinski),Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Syracuse,Chestnut Security Inc : Syracuse Security Service, Joseph Janowski and Syracuse Polish Home.

Special thanks to :

City of Syracuse-Mayor Stephanie Miner, City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs for their professionalism and cordiality, Syracuse Police Department, Bridge Street News Channel 9 , Time Warner Cable News CNY, Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto, Park Outdoor Advertising , Adam Rozum , Claire Enkosky, poloniamusic.com, Syracuse.com ,The Post-Standard, Vic Zurawski, Events.visitsyracuse.org, ampoleagle.com and Russell W. Dombrow-DOMBROW LAW FIRM, PLLC


2015 Outstanding volunteer award:
The recognition award was given to Nancy Cummings and Charles F. Hollis  for their unconditional support for the PSF organization and for building a strong Polish Community.  We congratulate Nancy and Charlie for this award.
-Board of Directors









Picture of PSF President Mirka Banach with Nancy Cummings and Charles F. Hollis


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Picture of  Senator John A. DeFrancisco  with Scholarship Recipients - June, 2014.

Click to hear the Big Mike Sunny 102 interview with Nancy Cummings from June 2014

Special thanks in 2014 to:
- Senator John A. DeFrancisco for his support.
- Mayor Stephanie Miner for her support.
 -For the past sixty years many dedicated volunteers have devoted their time to keep the Polish heritage and culture at the forefront of the Syracuse community. Big THANK YOU for that!
- The employees of City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs for their professionalism and cordiality.

 OkocimwelchallynTJSheehan Thank you to our 2014 sponsors, including  Basilica of the Sacred Heart Syracuse,Welch Allyn , Inc., TJ  Sheehan Distributing, Okocim ,Charles F. Hollis (Holocinski) and Syracuse Polish Home  who are a great part of the festival as a whole.


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