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ITEMS of NOTE:

dot Christmas Gala - 2021 Report

dot Pulaski Parade - 2021 Photos

dot Christmas Gala - 2019 Report

dot Poloniaise Ball - 2018 Report

dot Chopin Concert - 2018 Report

dot Poloniaise Ball - 2017 Report

dot Styka Art - 2017 Report

dot Christmas Gala - 2016 Report

dot Styka Art - 2016 Information

dot Chopin Concert - 2016 Report

dot Polonaise Ball - 2015 Report

dot Chopin Concert - 2015 Report

dot Polonaise Ball - 2014 Report

dot Walter M. Golaski Historical Marker

dot Chopin Concert - 2014 Report

dot Polonaise Ball - 2013 Report

dot Paul Krzywicki - Apr. 6, 2013

dot Chopin Concert - 2013 Report

dot Polonaise Ball - 2012 Report

dot Adam Styka Art - 2012 Report

dot Heritage Society History

dot Membership Brochure


Officers photograph [Arrow Picture]
Peter Obst - President
67 Lower Orchard Drive
Levittown, PA 19056-2722
tel: (215) 946-5723
e-mail: peterpjo@aol.com

Michael Hrabowski - Vice President
Debbie M. Majka - Treasurer
Barbara Nowicki - Recording Secretary
Teresa N. Wojcik - Corresponding Sec.
Teresa G. Wojcik PhD - Scholarship Chair
Elizabeth (Liz) Whitman - Member Sec.

Directors
Diana Blichasz
Richard Janaszek
Jean Joka
Irene Musman
Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm, Ph.D.
Tiffany Loomis
John Wisniewski
Margaret Zaleska


To apply for membership contact:
Elizabeth (Liz) Whitman
1003 Hartel Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Phone: 215-725-0693
e-mail: lizwhitman@verizon.net

Membership Categories:
Student $10
Individual $25
Family $35


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Founders of the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia

Mr. and Mrs. Mieczyslaw Chwalinski
Mrs. Wanda Kulpinska Dezwol
Mr. Edward Pinkowski
Mr. Walter J. Wadas
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Wnukowski
Mr. and Mrs. John Wojciechowicz
Mr. Joseph L. Zazyczny


Updated: Nov. 3, 2022


Books by our members:

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Future Event
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Featured Artist:
Antoni Kleczek

In 2022, Antoni was awarded the Grand Prix in the 29th edition of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia. He is a recipient of the 2023-2024 Chopin Foundation Scholarship and is currently studying privately with Dr. Martin Labazevitch in Washington D.C.

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Our Annual Chopin Concert
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Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:30 pm

at the Germantown Settlement Music School
6128 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
ample free parking is available on school grounds

Support, this year's Concert. Send donations to:
"Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia"
care of: Debbie Majka; 812 Lombard Street, #12
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2661

Please share this information with your colleagues, family and friends.

Contact: Debbie Majka dziecko2@comcast.net
Tickets: Individual $30; Student $20

View: Concert and Ticket Information [Arrow Picture]

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, or PayPal.
Please search "Debbie Majka" regarding the PayPal account
associated with the Polish Heritage Society.

On YouTube: In Support of the Sarcoma Foundation (2020) Antoni Kleczek performs "Nocturne Op. 9 No. 3 in B Major" by Fryderyk Chopin and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major" by Franz Liszt. [Arrow Picture]


Edward Piszek Historical Marker (information) [Arrow Picture]

2022 Scholarship Winners

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(l. to r.) Marie Hejnosz, Olivia Dallmer, Tess Majkut, Kathryn Belkowski, Teresa G. Wojcik,
Debbie Majka, Dolores Szymanski

Applications for the Polish Heritage Scholarship are being accepted
(see rules)
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Recent Events
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Polish Heritage Society
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took place at:
at the Associated Polish Home
9150 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA

on Saturday, December 4, 2021

Gala Report - with photographs [Arrow Picture]

During the evening, Dr. Teresa Wojcik, the scholarship Chairperson and Marie Hejnosz, President of the Society, presented nine $1,000 scholarships to a group of very accomplished students of Polish descent. The event was attended by over 90 guests and featured music by Rick Gazda Band. Chance and silent auctions were chaired by Diana Blichasz and Dr. Margaret Zaleska.

See information about recipients [Arrow Picture]


Past Events
Scholarships Awarded for 2019

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Scholarship Recipients: (l. to r.) 1. Julia Mille Tomczak 2. Kamil Karpiak 3. Emma Szymanski
4. Emilia Rozbicka 5. Matthew Ziarnik 6. (not present) Matthew Purcell Spacer (see report...)


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Chopin Concert
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Took place on: Sunday, March 10, 2019
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Featured artist: Wei Luo Spacer see: artist website [Arrow Picture]
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Location: Settlement Music School in Germantown
6128 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144

Event Report [Arrow Picture]


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-- Polish Heritage Poloniaise Ball 2018
Took place on: Sunday, Nov. 18
at Whitemarsh Country Club, Lafayette Hill, PA

See Full Report with photographs [Arrow Picture]

Ball included cocktail hour, sit down dinner, dancing, Chance Raffle and Poloniase led by the "Ojczyzna" Dance Group from Baltimore, MD. Proceeds benefited our Scholarship Program. We saluted the 100th Anniversay of Poland's Independence and rebirth as a modern European state. This year's homoree was writer Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm.


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Adam Styka in uniform

... Adam Styka Art Exhibit and Sale

Prizes had been awarded!

See report on this year's show (2018) [Arrow Picture]

organized by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia at the
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA

Exhibition Concluded - Sept. 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9 - 2018

View entry rules and participant information [Arrow Picture]

The 2018 Adam Styka Art Exhibit and Sale is conducted by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia, an affiliate of the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) in cooperation with the Pauline Fathers of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA.


[Pianist   picture] ... Chopin Concert
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took place on: Sunday, March 11, 2018
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Featured artist: Alexei Tartakovsky
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location: Holy Family University
Sister Francesca Onley Education Center
(formerly the Holy Family University Education & Technology Center);

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Concert report [Arrow Picture]


2018 PHSP Scholarships Awarded

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Scholarship Recipients: (l. to. r.) Julia Przybos, Tekla Simon, Natalie Dzietczyk, Grace Majkut, Olivia Shears, Zoe Allen, Dorota Dylinski, Meredith Mussman, Nicholas Zaborowski

Rules and Complete Information [Arrow Picture]


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Polonaise Ball 2017

Took place on:

Saturday, November 11, 2017
at Chateau at SugarLoaf Hill
near W. Bells Mills Road and Germantown Ave.,
in Chestnut Hill, PA 19118
Special Honoree was Fr. Edward Volz
Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine Director

(read report, see photographs [Arrow Picture] )

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Scholarships Awarded for 2017

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Scholarship Recipients: (l. to r.) Agnieszka Simon, Thomas Duliban, Marissa Beaver, David Niemynski, Emily Gmyr, Michael Sydnes (see more...)


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Chopin Concert
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Took place on: Sunday, March 12, 2017
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Featured artist: Eric Lu
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location: Holy Family University
Sister Francesca Onley Education Center
(formerly the Holy Family University Education & Technology Center);
intersection of Frankford and Grant Aves. in NE Philadelphia.

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View report on ACPC Board Meeting and pictures from Chopin Concert .... [Arrow Picture]


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Christmas Gala
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Took place on: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016
Whitemarsh Country Club, Lafayette Hill, PA

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A combined event of: The Jagiellonian Law Society
Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation
Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia
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Oplatek, caroling, dinner and dancing.
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Music by the Denny Ostopowicz Band
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Additional information (report) [Arrow Picture]

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Book Signing and Reception
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Paul Krzywicki presented his new book:
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Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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At the Associated Polish Home, Vistula Lounge
NE Philadelphia, 9150 Academy Rd.
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Bridging Urban America - The Story of Ralph Modjeski, Bridge Engineer

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At the post-screening reception (l. to. r.): Janusz Romanski, Marie Hejnosz, Basia Myszynski (filmmaker), Peter Obst, Debbie Majka, Jean Joka (PHSP president) and Eleanor Kirbyson
The Philadelphia Premiere took place on July 10, 2016 at Drexel University, Mandell Theatre
Additional information about this documentary film and more [Arrow Picture]


Scholarships Awarded for 2016

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Scholarship Recipients: (l. to r.) Michael Sickel, Jon Szyszko, Aneta Bury, Mikayla Beaver (Claudia Jablonski absent); PHSP President Marie Hejnosz, Diana Blichasz, Debbie Majka (see more...)


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Chopin Concert 2016

Took place on: Sunday, March 6

Holy Family University
Sister Francesca Onley Education Center
(formerly the Holy Family University Education & Technology Center); intersection of Frankford and Grant Aves. in NE Philadelphia (same venue as the last three years). --- Free parking.

Featured artist was: Katie Liu, Bronze Medal winner at the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw

to view report from concert [Arrow Picture]


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50th Anniversary Polonaise Ball

Took place on: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

at Associated Polish Home
9150 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA

(read report) [Arrow Picture]

A very successful event for the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia at the Polish Home's Belvedere Ballroom which was filled to capacity. Current PHSP president Marie Hejnosz led the festivities. A good time was had by all.


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