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63rd Annual Syracuse Polish Festival will be held: June 23, 24 & 25, 2017.Party under the sky! See you there!!!
Senator John A.DeFrancisco, PSF President Mirka Banach,Gerald Wysocki, Robert Synakowski with 2016 scholarship recipients.
The three-day Syracuse Polish Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage, and traditions .Festival goal is to provide a variety of entertainment, including the sounds of Poka, Pop/Jazz, Dance-Funk music along with beautiful folklore and contemporary dance performances by the group “Lechowia” from Canada.
Our event offers attendees a taste of Polish and American cuisine and Polish beer along with Polish and American arts and crafts. One of the main attractions is the annual “Pierogi Eating Contest” and “Miss Polonia” presentation.
2017 Syracuse Polish Festival opening hours :
Friday June 23, 2017 4:00 pm- 10:30 pm
Saturday June 24, 2017 Noon – 10:30 pm
Sunday June 25, 2017 Noon – 5:00 pm
Food corner open to the public on Friday at the Lunch time.
2016 Syracuse Polish Festival
There are so many behind the scenes to thank for this year’s festival success.
To all volunteers and vendors who were part of the success of the Polish Festival this year: big great huge thank you! Without you, nothing would happen – the best team ever! All of you are very important and appreciated by the PSF board of directors. Thank you also to Ania Bas-Masio for her generous gift to Miss Polonia, to Gerald Wysocki, Charlie Hollis, Syracuse Polish Home, Utica Community Club, and especially to Consulate General RP in New York, and Congressman John Katko and Senator John A. DeFrancisco for their support. Last but not least, a huge thanks to all the festival visitors who come for fun family atmosphere.
– PSF Board of Directors
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.
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, Syracuse.com /The Post-Standard, Lechowia Dance Polish–Canadian Company From Toronto, Park Outdoor Advertising , Adam Rozum , Claire Enkosky, Utica Polish Home, Vic Zurawski, Events.visitsyracuse.org and ampoleagle.com.
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.
“2016 Outstanding Fundraising Event” Award
Syracuse Polish Festival
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
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.
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.
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, Utica Polish Home,Syracuse.com ,The Post-Standard, Vic Zurawski, Events.visitsyracuse.org, ampoleagle.com and Russell W. Dombrow-DOMBROW LAW FIRM, PLLC
Picture of PSF President Mirka Banach with Nancy Cummings and Charles F. Hollis
Picture of Senator John A. DeFrancisco with Scholarship Recipients – June, 2014.