The 1980 August Agreements were the breaking point in the contemporary history of Poland and the harbinger of what followed: the downfall of the communist system in Eastern Europe.
A hard-won program is slated for cuts because of COVID-19.
‘A mass said to the familiar faces feels so much different than one said to a bare camera,’ says the pastor at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City.
Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska was the last living member of Poland’s government-in-exile during World War II. She moved to New York in 1949.
Popular grocery store The Garden and Polish butcher shop Sikorski Meat Market closed in 2019, but the neighborhood has also seen new Polish businesses open.
New York viewers of TVP Polonia can no longer access the station as a result of a legal dispute between its producer and its American distributor, Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik reports.
The local Polish-American community hosted the ‘Paderewski’s Days 2019’ festival in November, which celebrated composer and Polish statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski with a series of concerts and lectures.
‘It is meant to be a place where people can get together, make new friends, chat and forget about loneliness, illnesses and other problems,’ says the founder of the new club called Golden Age, or Złoty Wiek in Polish.
Gallery A.R, known as one of the few places to regularly exhibit art by Polish and Polish-American artists, hosted its final exhibit in August after six years in the neighborhood.