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2016, Our 62nd Year Celebration of the Festival.

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056_MG_2025The 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

Food corner open to the public on Friday at the Lunch time.

 

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 Jeff the Magic Man, BJ a child-friendly clown,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 festival will have a children’s safe area with games, a bounce house, face painting, Jeff the Magic Man, and BJ the Friendly Clown.

So, 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!

2016, Honorary Festival Guests :

Congressman John Katko,Senator John A. DeFrancisco ,Eddie Zawadzki,Linda Dracker-Hochenberger Executive Director of the Miss Syracuse Organization, Kristy Lee Witt the Executive Director of Miss Bluebird Organization and Miss Syracuse 2016 Meghan Sinisi.

2016, Thank you to our  sponsors: 

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland  in New York, Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Gerald Wysocki, Yelp, Welch Allyn , Inc., TJ  Sheehan Distributing, Okocim,  Charles F. Hollis (Holocinski),Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Syracuse, Syracuse Polish Home.

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.

Special thanks to : 

PSF Legal Advisor  Russell W. Dombrow :DOMBROW LAW FIRM, PLLC

Tom Jurkiewicz – Nationwide Insurance Agency LLC.

Thanks  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.

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Entertainment for 2016 Syracuse Polish Festival

Friday , June 10, 2016

Noon – Polish Flag Raising Ceremony at Syracuse City Hall

4  pm – 5 pm Festival Opening Ceremony followed by John Spillett – Quartet

5 pm – 6 pm   Melody   Lane

6 pm- 7 pm    Salt City Brass

7 pm – 8 pm Honorary Guest Congressman John Katko “Pole of the Year ” Award  announced for Grazyna Kozaczka

followed by Melody Lane

8 pm – 8:15 Miss Polonia presentation

8:15 pm – 10:30 pm The Popshow Band

5 pm- 7 pm Jeff the Magic Man

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Noon – 1:00 pm Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra

1pm -2 pm  John Spillett -Quartet

2 pm-3 pm  Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra

3:00 pm -3:45 pm Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm  Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto

4:30 pm -5:15 pm  Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm  Mansfield  Ave ( from Rochester)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

7 pm – 7:15 pm  Honorary Guest Senator John A. DeFrancisco , Scholarship  Awards

followed by “Blues Brothers” and  Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto

8 pm – 10:30 pm The Billionaires Band

3:30 pm- 8 pm Jeff the Magic Man

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Noon  Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto

12:15 pm- 1:30 pm John Gora & Gorale

1:30 pm- 2:00 pm Lechowia Dance Polish-Canadian Company From Toronto

2:00 pm – 1st Annual Pierogi Eating Contest followed by John Gora & Gorale

3:00 pm-3:30 pm  Miss Polonia Awards & announcement of Raffle winners

3:30 pm – 5 pm Noisy Boys

5pm-Festival Closing

                       The Syracuse Polish Festival will be featuring  First  annual

                                                  “Pierogi Eating Contest”

The contest will take place on Sunday, June 12  @ 2:00 pm in the Festival stage arena.

Contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as many pierogis as they can.

Entry Fee: $20.00 Please, make checks payable to Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Registration during the Festival, Friday and Saturday until 10 pm in the PSF Tent.

Eligibility: Open to all over 18 years of age.

Prize: $250.00 for the most pierogi eaten!

Maximum number of contestants will be limited to 15.

Sponsors: Utica Polish Community Club  &  Syracuse Polish Festival

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2016 Outstanding Fundraising Event” Award

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Our Mission

The Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.(PSF) An all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) fundraising organization, the PSF seeks to increase the number and value of its scholarships through organizing public events that promote Polish culture, heritage, history and traditions.

In recent years, we have reached out to the surrounding Syracuse community and Poles throughout the state. The Polish Festival in Syracuse’s Clinton Square has become the largest cultural event in the history of the Polish community in Central New York.

More than 1,023,000 people (Census 2012) in the greater Syracuse Metropolitan Area, students from Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego Counties, are now eligible to receive scholarships. The PSF believes the Polish Festival is the best way to share its culture and heritage in a celebration that both Poles and non-Poles can appreciate. Besides helping fund scholarships, this family-oriented event showcases Polish heritage, culture and the economic potential of the entire Polish community.

The Polish Scholarship Fund has established the Polish Festival as an annual celebration of Polish culture. Through television, radio, press and print promotion and advertising, we want to spread the good word about the festival, Polish culture and educational opportunities.

We believe that helping Polish students succeed and promoting the Polish culture are worthy goals. Thank you for your support in helping us achieve them.

– PSF Board of Directors

 

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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.

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

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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 PolishCanadian Company From Toronto, Park Outdoor Advertising , Adam Rozum , Claire Enkosky, poloniamusic.com, Utica Polish Home,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.
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A.D. 2014

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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.
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