KF's Washington DC Center - Past Events

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Author Wojciech Nowicki Shares His New Novel Salki

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC invites you      
to a book discussion

"It all blends here unexpectedly: that past and memory with the present

and space. . . . At times, your skin will crawl with pleasure from reading."

— Andrzej Stasiuk

Lying in bed in Gotland after a writer's conference, thinking about his compulsive desire to travel—and the uncomfortable tensions this desire creates—the narrator of Salki starts recounting tragic stories of his family's past, detailing their lives, struggles, and fears in twentieth-century Eastern Europe. In these pieces, he investigates various "salkis"—attic rooms where memories and memorabilia are stored—real and metaphorical, investigating old documents to better understand the violence of recent times.
Winner of the prestigious Gdynia Literary Award for Essay, Salki is in the tradition of the works of W. G. Sebald and Ryszard Kapuściński, utilizing techniques of Polish reportage in creating a landscape of memory that is moving and historically powerful. 
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Piano Recital by Tony Hall

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Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Fourth Annual Polish Day at the Kosciuszko Foundation

POLISH DAY- A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!

Please join us on Saturday, July 15th

NOON - 4 PM

 Celebrate the Spirit of Poland!


Music, games, trivia, art exhibit and more!

 Traditional Polish lunch will be served


Followed by a Jazz Concert featuring

Kuba Cichocki's Audubon Lab Experiment

4-5 PM

(suggested donation for the concert $15)

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Mark the Year of Kosciuszko!

UNESCO declared 2017 the Year of Kosciuszko to recognize the contributions made by the freedom fighter to both the
United States and Poland.

Kosciuszko was a brilliant military leader and engineer, but did you know that he was also a composer, artist and an advocate of social justice? 
Join us as we celebrate the life and work of a true Renaissance Man!
We will finish the day with a jazz concert by a Polish jazz musician.

Kuba Cichocki's Audubon Lab Experiment

A 4-piece electric jazz band based in New York City, their sound includes  jazz, funk, R&B, Latin, rock and experimental fusion elements.

Their music explores free improvisation and combines multiple genres to create intellectually stimulating music. The members are Kuba Cichocki (electric piano/compositions), Dylan Kaminkow (bassist), Allen Branch (drummer) and Francis Benitez (percussionist).

 Performing at the KF at 4pm following Polish Day festivities

Kuba Cichocki is a Polish pianist, improviser and composer based in New York City. Over the years he has performed in a variety of contexts in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including festivals such as International Solo Piano Festival (Prague, Czech Republic), The Mafrika Music Festival (NYC), The International Chopin & Friends Festival (NYC), Jarasum International Jazz Festival (Jarasum, South Korea), to name a few. Before coming to New York City in 2010, he performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in Polish and European jazz, such as Zbigniew Namyslowski, Michael Urbaniak, Aga Zaryan, Urszula Dudziak. Cichocki collaborates, among others, with 5 Grammy award winner, John Benitez, and has performed with his own groups at NYC music venues such as Nublu, Spectrum, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall.


Dylan Kaminkow is an electric and upright bassist in New York. Born in 1991, he grew up in a musical family in Baltimore, MD and began playing bass at age 10. After studying classical upright bass at Baltimore School for the Arts, Dylan moved to Harlem to attend The City College of New York, where he studied under the legendary John Patitucci. Since graduating, Dylan performs throughout the city with groups ranging from Hip Hop, r&b and blues to straight ahead and experimental jazz. His present and past collaborations include LT LT, Aliyah Shetfield, Kamel Sadat , Dylan Maida Jazz Group, Fiore, Everyman, Allen Branch, Coyote Anderson.

Allen Bernard Branch, a.k.a Aldo B. is a master percussionist, background vocalist and a multi- instrumentalist (piano, keyboard, guitar, bass). Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Aldo attended the Baltimore School for the Arts where he studied percussion with Donna DiStefano and John Locke of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. After attending the Baltimore City Community College, Aldo toured all over the United States with various bands and throughout Europe with the Original USA Gospel Singers and Band. Returning to The United States after three European tours, Aldo moved to New York City and performed with multiple bands including Red Sahara, The Audubon Lab Experiment, and Everyman, and performed in venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Shrine NYC, Silvana, Drom, and The Groove. He appeared as Carlton Barrett of The Wailers in the HBO series, Vinyl in 2016. Aldo B. has also played percussion for multiple musical theater productions including Rent, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, Spelling Bee, and more.

Francis Benitez was born in Farhardo, Puerto Rico in 1989. He moved to New York City in 1993. He had a formal education at the Harbor Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music prep division where he took lessons with big band drummer legend John Riley, as well as Thelonious Monk Jr, Ernesto Simpson, Will Calhoun, Yayo and Ben Riley. In 2008, Francis Benitez attended City College where he studied with John Patitucci and Adam Cruz. After graduating he recorded and toured with artists such as Giovanni Hidalgo, John Benitez, Richie Flores, Dave Valentin, Papo Vazquez, Anthony Carrillo. Francis also performed with jazz and fusion players, including David Budway, Jim Riddle, Ron Affif, Matthew Garrison, Ravi Coltrane, Slide Hampton. He was reviewed in a DownBeat article as "groovy" and tasteful. Francis Benitez played drum set on John Benitez album "Purpose" in 2012 and recently has been performing around New York City as the drummer for John Benitez' salsa funk.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Wspomnienie o Wojciechu Młynarskim

Wspomnienie o Wojciechu Młynarskim 
(26.III.1941 – 5.III. 2017)

Zapraszamy Państwa na wieczór z niezapomnianym tekstami
Giganta Polskiej Piosenki 
Wojciecha Młynarskiego, który odszedł od nas 
5 marca.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Spring Piano Concert

Washington International Piano Arts Council welcome to the Wonderful World of Music: 
SpringPiano Concert by Ken Iisaka 
Informal tea reception follows
MEMBERS MAY REQUEST TO RESERVED SEATS 
703  728-7766
DONATION WELCOME
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Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Chopin Preludes - Concert

District5 Presents:

Complete Chopin Preludes for Wind Quintet Transcribed by David Plylar

PROGRAM:
Frédéric Chopin/Plylar:

Prélude in C-sharp minor, op. 45 Préludes, op. 28, nos. 1-15


Brief Intermission

Préludes, op. 28, nos. 16-24 Prélude in A-flat major, op. posth

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:30 am

Playing in Polish - Children Program

Next meeting in the series: Biblioteka Dzieciom

We invite all children under 6 to play in Polish with us!

Saturday, March 11th @10.30-11.30 AM

Door opens at 10.00 AM

TOPIC: MACHINES - POJAZDY

Snacks and drinks will be served

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Ladies' Night!

Celebrating the International Women's Day at the Kosciuszko Foundation!

Ladies - please join us for a pot-luck party on Saturday, March 11th at 6PM to celebrate the International Women's Day! 

Please bring a dish and/or drink to share. 

The first hour will be An Open Mic - for those of you who will like to share your story with us. 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Piano Recital - Polish Composers

The Kosciuszko Foundation, KF's Washington DC Center Presents

The Hidden Gems of Polish Music


Virginia Commonwealth University.

Program will include works by Maria Szymanowska,  Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski,  Karol Szymanowski, and Feliks Nowowiejski.

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

2 PM

Informal reception follows

Suggested Donation $5

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Pączki Day

Tłusty Czwartek! 

Join us for the annual Pączki Feast
 Thursday, February 23th
noon - 6PM

Traditionally, Polish families made pączki and other treats on the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday to use all the sugar and fat in the house that would be forbidden during Lent.  

Powdered sugar and glazed pączki will be available 
at the KF 
between noon and 6PM
OUR PĄCZKI ARE VERY POPULAR!
PLEASE PRE-ORDER
$3 per piece
(MAXIMUM 12 PĄCZKI)

Contact: Bbernhardt@thekf.org to place your order!


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Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Polish Heritage Night and T Kosciuszko Birthday!

Come and celebrate 271 Birthday of our Patron Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

2017 is a Year of Tadeusz Kosciuszko and February 4th is

his 271st Birthday!

We invite all Kosciuszko Foundation Members and Friends to celebrate

Polish Heritage Night and Kosciuszko's Birthday

by sitting together at the Wizards game.


 After the game, during a Meet and Greet with Marcin Gortat,

the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC will make a special

presentation to Marcin Gortat.

The KF has a limited number of seats in section 400 so please contact Barbara Bernhardt at bbernhardt@thekf.org as soon as possible if you want to purchase tickets to join the KF Group at the game.

Tickets are $23 each.

Celebrate Polish heritage! Be sure to wear your white & red!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:30 am

Playing in Polish

We invite all small children to come and play in Polish with us!

Theme: MUZYKA - MUSIC

We will learn about the sounds of various musical instruments, sing, dance and play music together!

Door opens at 10.00am

Program 10.30 am - 11.30 am

More information:

Kasia Klimasinska at:k.klimasinska@gmail.com 

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Caroling at the Kosciuszko Foundation

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT!



CAROLING WITH THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
4 PM


Come and Share the Joy of the Season with the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C.

We invite you to carol with us and our special guest:
Laura Kafka Price
and to share the traditional Polish Holiday Food!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Felt Art Show

PLEASE COME TO SEE THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL AND BEAUTIFUL ART WORK 

I- FELT

Agata Peszko

SOLO EXIBITION

Agata Peszko is an Interior Designer and Textile Artist presently living in Washington, DC.
Born in Poland, Agata has lived in many different countries including Poland, France, US and UK. 
While earning her Masters of Arts degree from the University of Krakow, Poland, Agata explored the wide range of art and design. She then studied graphic design and photography in Paris, finding yet other ways of expressing her views of the world. Agata's artistic photography and portraits are in many private collections in USA and UK.
Studying at the London College of Fashion, Agata discovered her current passion in visual arts -- making textiles. She took it a step further at the KLC London School of Interior Design, exploring ways of applying textiles in interiors.
Agata brings the ancient techniques of felting work into interior design. Through her creations of wool art wall hangings, she brings the softness of wool and the freshness of outdoor landscapes into interior spaces.
Agata specializes in designing unique interiors with personal touch. She often integrates artistic photography portraits of her clients and felted art pieces into specific spaces. Her felt art pieces -- wall hangings, wool sculptures, fashionable felted bags and vessels, and felted pillow cases -- are always hand-made, and are a part of many luxury interiors around the Adriatic Sea, UK, Poland, and USA.
Agata has recently moved back to Washington, DC, where she had previously showed her felt art pieces at the Textiles Museum.
"I love looking at the practical ways of applying art to our lives. My art is a journey through the layers of nature and the psyche -- into our emotional core, which, like the ocean bottom, remains unexplored virgin territory."


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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Meet the Author: John Feffer and his new dystopian novel Splinterlands

Join us for a Book Party

John Feffer: Splinterlands

Saturday, December 3, 2016

5-7pm

Books will be available for sale.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Annual Gala Dinner 2016

Annual Kosciuszko Foundation's Washington, D.C. Gala Dinner 

honoring

Maestro Piotr Gajewski

Kosciuszko Foundation's 2016 Pioneer Award recipient.

Saturday November 12, 2016

7:00pm-10:00pm

Stateroom of the Mayflower Hotel

Tickets:

$150 by October 18th

$175 after October 18th

$100 Students

RSVP: Barbara Bernhardt 

bbernhardt@thekf.org

202-785-2320

All funds collected at the Gala will support our programs and events at the Washington, D.C. Center of the Kosciuszko Foundation

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:30 pm

WIPAC Fall Piano Concert Series Part II

featuring Frank Conlon

Frank Conlon will perform pieces composed by Scarlatti, Sciarbin, Chopin Gershwin among others. 

1:30 to 2:30pm 

PROGRAM
Domenico Scarlatti Three Sonatas (1685-1757) A Major, L. 483 D Minor, L. 413 E Major, L. 430 Alexander Scriabin Two Pieces for the Left (1872-1915) Hand Alone, Op. 9 Prelude in C Sharp Minor Nocturne in D Flat Major Frydéryk Chopin Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op. 53 (1810-1849) Heitor Villa-Lobos Próle do Bébé (The Baby's Family) (1887-1959) Branquinha (The Porcelain Doll) Moreninha (The Paper Doll) Bruxa (The Witch Doll) A Pobrezinha (The Rag Doll) O Polichinelo (The Clown Doll) INTERMISSION George Gershwin Three Preludes (1888-1937) Allegro ben ritmato e deciso Andante con moto e poco rubato Allegro ben ritmato e deciso George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Note: No Camera or videotaping unless permission granted by WIPAC and/or family allowed. No publication or commercial benefit. No distribution please.
The Kosciuszko Foundation 
2025 O Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Tea Reception will follow

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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Film Screening: KOSCIUSZKO: A Man Ahead of His Time

Join us for a film screening of

KOSCIUSZKO: A Man Ahead of His Time 

written and directed by Alex Storozynski

Friday, October 7th at 6pm

The Kosciuszko Foundation 

2025 O Street NW 

Washington, D.C. 20036

This event is free.  Donations are Welcome

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Book Promotion: Just Call me Jerzy: Popieluszko in the United States and Canada

Call Me Jerzy: Popieluszko in the United States and Canada

Book discussion with author Judith Kelly

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:00pm

The Kosicuszko Foundation

2025 O Street NW 

Washington, DC 20036

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Playing in Polish - Biblioteka Dziecion

Please bring your children for our next Playing in Polish event on Saturday, October 1st at 10.30 am - 11.30am

Door open at 10.00 am

TOPIC:

KOLORY  (Colors)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Fall Piano Concert

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTS COUNCIL
 and
THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION 

invites you  to
A PIANO PERFORMANCE BY

JEANNE BACKOFEN CRAIG

Saturday, September  10th
1.30 PM 
(please arrive 15 minutes earlier) 
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm

DC Chapter Meeting

General Meeting of the Kosciuszko Foundation
DC Chapter!


Get involved!  Help us grow and become more visible!
General Meeting Agenda

1. Vote for Executive Committee (Chapter President, Vice
President and Secretary)
2. Year in Review
3. Discussion on future events/programs
4. Feedback and suggestions

Open to ALL  people in our DC. MD and VA area
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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Art Show


WINE A CHEESE RECEPTION AT THE ART EXHIBIT BY
DR ANDRZEJ ZMUDZKI

Dr. Zmudzki, an artist, a psychiatrist, neurologist and behavioral health therapist, spent more than 40 years working in many professional programs and private practice, both here and in Poland. The show presents an unexpected side-product of his professional life: his prints which unite graphic and verbal language to illustrate some striking elements and events of our contemporary life.   
 
PRINTS WILL BE FOR SALE

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Little Poland in Nepal

We invite you to join us at the presentation about a wonderful project in Nepal, initiated by Polish folks.

Wieslaw Malachowski and Slawomir Matczak will talk about the project, show a film and tell us about their recent trip to Nepal.

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.  

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:30 pm

WIPAC Cultural Reception

The Washington International Piano Arts Council in cooperation with

The Kosciuszko Foundation

requests the pleasure of your company at a Cultural Evening - Welcome Reception to celebrate international friendship, music and the arts and welcome the participants of The Festival of Music 2016 & The 14th Annual Washington International Piano Artists Competition

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland 
& The Kosciuszko Foundation

invite you to an evening commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00 am

PLAYING IN POLISH - AN EVENT FOR CHILDREN

BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM

We invite all children under 7 years old to come and play in Polish with us!

Snacks and drinks will be served!

This is a free event but we well appreciate a suggested donation of $5.

Thank you!

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Polish Jazz at the Koscuszko Foundation! - Karolina Beimcik in Concert

A continuation of our Jazz Series at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C.

This concert will feature Karolina Beimcik's Zorya Project which includes original music composed and arranged by the artist and illustrated by Grazyna Maria Grobelna



Karolina Beimcik: vocal, violin
Miki Yamanaka : piano
Edward Perez : double bass
Jay Sawyer : drums.
Grazyna Maria Grobelna : visual arts illustrations

Tickets: $25 - Kosciuszko Foundation Members
$30 - General Audience

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm

THIRD ANNUAL POLISH DAY!

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC invites you to 
 celebrate the Spirit of Poland with our community

on Saturday, July 2nd
12 pm - 4 pm


Join us for a day filled with music, karaoke songs, games 
&  
great Polish food

TRADITIONAL POLISH LUNCH WILL BE PREPARED BY THE POLISH EMBASSY CHEF  - MR. ANDRZEJ BIELACH

We will also provide 
Polish beer, vodka cocktails as well as juices and soft drinks

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm

A Piano Concert by James Bennett

Featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, Bartok,
Bortkiewicz, Paderewski, and Szymanowski
  
Suggested donation:  $5
 
Reception to follow
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Donna Urbikas: My Sister's Mother - A Book Promotion

Please join us for a meeting with an author Donna Urbikas talking about her book: My Sister's Mother

A story of World War II as seen through the eyes of a young mother and her child deported to Siberia

This is a free event.

BOOK TRAILER https://youtu.be/clTP7P6GOa0

INTERVIEW WITH USHMM http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn96018

More about my upcoming book, My Sister's Mother at

www.danutaurbikas.com/

 Books will be available onsite

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Washington International Piano Arts Council Spring Concert II

 

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MUSIC
SPRING PIANO CONCERT SERIES
PART 2
MICHAEL CHEUNG, Pianist

Born with a condition on the left hand, Michael was prescribed the piano by a hand surgeon as a physiotherapy starting age 4. He displayed a growing interest in the piano and, training under private tutors and in masterclasses, obtained a Fellowship from the Trinity College of London in 2000. 
The piano took a hiatus as Michael decided to pursue a university degree in the sciences (biotechnology and psychology) in his native Canada, followed by a first career in banking in Hong Kong. He then moved to Europe to obtain a Master's in Business. Settling down in Paris, where he currently works as a strategy and management consultant in the Life Sciences sector, Michael discovered the world of amateur pianists and renewed his passion for the piano. 
Since then, he has won top prizes in international piano competitions for amateurs (Chopin Warsaw, Boston, Washington D.C. 2015, Colorado Springs 2011, Paris 2010) and has been regularly invited to perform solo recitals and concertos in Europe and North America. Michael particularly enjoys dialogues with living composers and other creative arts, frequently juxtaposing new creations with the classical repertoire and initiating collaborative projects with visual artists, photographers and poets. In 2014, he premiered 'Tableaux Kitsch' by the Norwegian composer Martin Romberg. Equally an avid chamber musician, Michael regularly plays with professional musician friends from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
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PROGRAM
CHOPIN SWING & LATIN SWANK
Chopin :   Mazurka Op. 59 no. 1
Guastavino : Bailecito         
Chopin : Mazurka Op. 41 no. 1
Mompou : Canción y Danza no. 1
Chopin : Mazurka Op. 24 no. 2
Ginastera : Milonga Op. 3
Chopin : Mazurka Op. 30 no. 4
de Falla : Danza ritual del fuego


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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Internet Security Workshop

Join us for an Internet Security Workshop presented by 

Jonathan Siudmak,
a Federal Technical Specialist at IBM.
The workshop will last an hour with additional time for questions 
(feel free to bring your computers for tech support).

This workshop was made possible by a community grant from IBM.  
This is a free event.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Meeting with author Izabela Wagner

SOCIOLOGY OF EXCELLENCE - CAREER OF PROFESSIONAL ELITES


 "PRODUCING EXCELLENCE. THE MAKING OF VIRTUOSO" Rutgers UP 2015

http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Producing-Excellence,5622.aspx
https://newrepublic.com/article/123167/how-make-virtuoso-violinist

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Spring Piano Concert Series Part I

Washington International Piano Arts Council and 
the Kosciuszko Foundation present

Spring Piano Concert Series Part I

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Music

Pianist:
Alexei Ulitin

WIPAC in cooperation with The Kosciuszko Foundation proudly presents this celebration of music to open the 2016 season featuring a talented pianist Mr. Alexi Ulitin of Kiev, Ukraine.

Informal Tea Reception to follow

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Let's Talk about Poland

Meeting with the authors
Witold Beres and 
Krzysztof Burnetko

Marek Edelman: Being On the Right Side

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Paderewski Scholarship Concert

Kosciuszko Foundation highly recommends:

Paderewski Scholarship Fundraising Concert and reception at the Polish Embassy, 2640 16th Str, N.W., Washington, DC

This year that we two very talented performers will be featured:  

Polish born pianist Martin Labazevitch, praised for his lyricism and intensity of performance, and American born cellist Michael Mermagen, praised for impressive high register virtuosity and his ability to flow with many moods.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR KF MEMBERS: TICKETS ONLY $35

(regular price $50)

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Polish Vodka Tasting and Karaoke Night

Please join us for a POLISH VODKA EVENT and KARAOKE NIGHT!

A Fun Evening with Music, Laughter and Traditional Polish Food!

Don't miss it!

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Spring Piano Concert Series Part I

Washington International Piano Arts Council and 
the Kosciuszko Foundation present

Spring Piano Concert Series Part I

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Music

Pianist:
Alexei Ulitin

WIPAC in cooperation with The Kosciuszko Foundation proudly presents this celebration of music to open the 2016 season featuring a talented pianist Mr. Alexi Ulitin of Kiev, Ukraine.
Informal Tea Reception to follow


It is a free event. Donations welcome!
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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:30 am

Playing in Polish - Easter 2016

Polish Library and the Kosciuszko Foundation
invite
our youngsters to play in Polish with us

Theme: Easter Tradition / Wielkanoc


This program is designed for children 4 years and under.  Parents supervision required 
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Cabaret Night at the Kosciuszko Foundation

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME...

LAURA PETRAVAGE - mezzo soprano

WANDA O'BRIEN TREFIL - piano

Songs by:

Kurt Weil, Edith Piaf, Jerzy Petersburski, Leonard Cohen,

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) and Tadeusz Kosciuszko Birthday

Pączki Day! Tłusty Czwartek!
And..

Tadeusz Kosciuszko's Birthday!

Join us for the annual Pączki Feast
and celebrate the 270th Birthday 
of our patron
Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

 Thursday, February 4th
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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Brian Ganz New Year Chopin Concert

New Year's Chopin Concert at the Kosciuszko Foundation
featuring the pianist Brian Ganz
and a soprano Iwona Sobotka


Saturday, January 2nd
2 pm - 3 pm


This is a free event. Donations welcome!

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Caroling at the Kosciuszko Foundation

Merry Christmas!  Wesołych Świąt!

 
Come and Share the Joy of the Season with the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C.
We invite you to our 
Christmas Celebration!
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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm

2015 Fundraising Gala

This year, our annual Fundraising Gala Dinner will honor

Agnieszka Holland,

the 2015 Recipient of the Pioneer Award.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Grand Ballroom at the Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jazz at the Kosciuszko Foundation Dorota Piotrkowska Quartet

Dorota Piotrowska Quartet
Dorota Piotrowska - Drums
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Allyn Johnson - Piano
Eric Wheeler - Bass
Performing original compositions by Dorota Piotrowska and Jeremy Pelt
Tickets:
$20 - KF Members
$25 - General Audience
RSVP:
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Fall Semester of Polish Language and Culture Classes

The Fall Semester of Polish Language and Culture Classes at

The Kościuszko Foundation in Washington DC will start on

 Monday, September 14th, 2015

 
 
    JOIN US!
 
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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Film Screening "Agnieszka Holland"

Special Screening of a Polish Documentary Film
in connection with the Kosciuszko Foundation's Gala Honoring
Agnieszka Holland

"Agnieszka Holland - Director", film by Wieslaw Dabrowski

This documentary film produced in 2008 by Polish director Wiesław Dąbrowski is a portrait of the life and work of Agnieszka Holland. The portrait of this charismatic filmmaker is drawn by her closest friends, associates, and family members including Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Ed Harris, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ben Chaplin, Krystyna Janda, Wojciech Pszoniak, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Jacek Pertycki.
Running time: 57 minutes
This is a free event. Please join us!


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm

An Evening with Danish Radio Producer Anna Elisabeth Jessen

The Goethe-Institute and the Kosciuszko Foundation invites you to:

An Evening with Danish Radio Producer Anna Elisabeth Jessen


Where: Goethe-Institute 
812 7th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 2001
Anna Elisabeth Jessen is a director of radio and TV features and documentary films as well as a writer. Winner of several national and international documentary prizes, she works for Danish Broadcasting and also directs features in Germany. 
She will present excerpts from the following internationally award-winning radio features

English and original language scripts will be distributed.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Among Us, Travelers - China


Polish Library in Washington DC and the Kosciuszko Foundation invite you to the next meeting of "Between Us, Travelers" ("Miedzy Nami Podroznikami").  Pawel A. Stefanski, who recently spent four weeks in Dalian, PRC working pro-bono with an organization to support autistic kids, as part of the Corporate Service Corps program, run by IBM. 

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 5:00 pm

CHRISTMAS AT THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION KOLĘDY

Please join us at the Kosciuszko Foundation to celebrate the holiday season, sing along and enjoy traditional Polish Christmas dishes. 
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Let's Talk About Poland: Before/After

As a part of the European Month of Culture:  http://www.euintheus.org/event/european-month-of-culture/

A Panel Discussion BEFORE & AFTER with:

 John Feffer - an author and director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, 

Minister Counselor Maciej Pisarski, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., 

and

Kasia Klimasinska - a Bloomberg News journalist, graduate  of Warsaw School of Economics and holder of rare Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

This is a free event. Donations welcome!

Refreshments will be served.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 11:00 am

Polish Day at the Kosciuszko Foundation


2nd Annual Polish Day

Celebrating the bond between Poland and the United States through food, entertainment and games.  This is a great opportunity to meet fellow members, explore a little bit of Polish culture, and browse the art collection, all at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street NW 

Washington, D.C. 20005

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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

Playing in Polish - Program for Children

Polish Library in Washington DC
&
The Kosciuszko Foundation  

Invite children in our community to our new series:   

BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM

PLAYING IN POLISH

One Saturday a month we invite children to play in Polish with us and one another. It's a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, and learn Polish. 

Second class:

Saturday
 June 6, 2015
 10:30am-11:30am
(doors open at 10:00am)

  
@ The Kosciuszko Foundation 
2025 O Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
 (Dupont Circle Metro)

Suggested Donation $5

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:30 pm

WIPAC Piano Concert Fall Concert Series P.2

featuring

Michael Slavin, pianist
FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF BOSTON, PARIS, WARSAW AND WASHINGTON!!!

October 10, 2015 at 1:30pm

Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tea Reception to follow


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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Promoting Polish Jazz: Bogna Kicinska

CONCERT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FEB 21 -- POSTPONED
WE WILL POST A NEW DATE SOON
A NEW MUSIC SERIES AT THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION:
PROMOTING POLISH JAZZ
GRAND OPENING:

BOGNA KICINSKA

in concert

SATURDAY, June 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Bogna Kicinska - vocal

Kuba Cichocki - piano

Will Slater - bass

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW, Washington DC 20005

Tickets: $20 - Kosciuszko Foundation Members
$25 - General Audience
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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Polish Language Classes - 2015 Summer Session

The Summer Session of Polish Language and Culture Classes at The Kościuszko Foundation in Washington DC will start on   Monday, June 8th, 
                                     
  PLEASE JOIN US!
 There will be four sections of Polish Language instruction this summer:
Beginners I class will meet on Wednesdays (June 10 - July 29) 
Beginners I continuation class will meet on Thursdays (June 11 - July 30) 
Beginners II continuation class will meet on Mondays (June 8 - July 27)
Intermediate/Advanced  class will meet on Tuesdays (June 9 - July 28)
ALL CLASSES START AT 6.30 PM AND END AT 8.20 PM
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Celebrating Young Musical Talent on International Children's Day

Celebrating Young Musical Talent on International Children's Day!

featuring

James Bennett and Oscar Paz-Suazanbar

in concert

May 31, 2015

5:00pm

The Kosciuszko Foundation 

2025 O Street NW

Washington DC 20005

Suggested Donation $10

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Concert by Laurence Berman

WIPAC AND THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

INVITES YOU TO A SPRING PIANO CONCERT SERIES I

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MUSIC

Concert by Laurence Berman

RSVP: Chateau Gardecki, WIPAC Board Chairman

wipacusa@gmail.com
703 728 7766


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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:30 pm

WIPAC Spring Concert II

WIPAC 
in cooperation with the Kosciuszko Foundation
present:

Spring Concert II
featuring Krassimira Jordan

The Kosciuszko Foudation

2025 O Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20005
Tea reception follows
RSVP: Chateau Gardecki: wipacusa@gmail.com
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Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm

TRIO VOLO - CHOPIN CONCERT

Trio Volo in concert

Martin Labazevitch-- Piano

Destiny Ann Mermagen--Violin

Michael Mermagen--Cello

Playing an all Chopin Program

$20 for KF Members 

$25 for General Audience

The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

Lavender Vodka Lemonade will be served!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:30 am

Biblioteka Dzieciom: Playing in Polish

Polish Library 
&
The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Invite children in our community to our new series:   

PLAYING IN POLISH

One Saturday a month we invite children to play in Polish with us and one another. It's a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, and learn Polish. 

First class:

Saturday
 April 25th, 2015
 10:30am-11:30am
(doors open at 10:00am)

  
The Kosciuszko Foundation 
2025 O Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
 (Dupont Circle Metro)

Suggested Donation $5

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Let's Talk About Poland - Our 5th Conversation, with Dr. Joanna Krakowska

Gender agenda in Poland: why are women so dangerous?



Many women's stories remain to be told, in the history of the theater as in other areas of history and contemporary public life. Why are these stories important, who is telling them, and above all, who is afraid of women's stories? Feminism is frequently denounced as a public enemy in Poland. Agressive political campaigns against feminism have made the "ideology of gender" an important issue. Some in Poland see gender not as a cultural construct, but a dangerous weapon in the culture wars. This growing conflict affects various areas of public life, including research, education and social policy. Is the conflict over the question of gender, or is it a question of power and influence?

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Polish Soprano Malgorzata Kellis in concert

May 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

Polish Soprano Malgorzata Kellis 

in concert

TICKETS:

$20 for KF Members

$25 for General Audience

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Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Polish Beer Tasting

We will start the evening with a short presentation about the different kinds of Polish Beer.

Cost:

$20 for KF Members

$25 for non-members

Admission includes beer tasting as well as delicious snacks

Space is limited.

RSVP: bbernhardt@thekf.org

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

KUPINSKI GUITAR DUO

AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL GUITAR PRESENTED BY
KUPINSKI GUITAR DUO:
EWA JABLCZYNSKA & DARIUSZ KUPINSKI

TICKETS:
$20 KF MEMBERS
$25 GENERAL AUDIENCE

RSVP: Barbara Bernhardt at bbernhardt@thekf.org
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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Pod Gorkę

  The Kosciuszko Foundation i Towarzystwo Teatralne:Pod Gorkę

Zaprasza Panstwa na niezapomniany patriotyczno-historyczno-liryczny wieczor z aktorem Stanislawem Gorka. 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

PĄCZKI DAY! TŁUSTY CZWARTEK!

Join us for the annual Pączki Feast! The KF celebrates Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday) before Sroda Popielcowa (Ash Wednesday) and Lent.

Powdered sugar or glazed pączki on sale for $2 per piece at the KF from noon to 6 pm.


PLEASE PRE-ORDER! 
OUR PĄCZKI ARE VERY POPULAR!

or call: 202 785 2320
Pick up at the Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The Levine School of Music's Honors Program Concert Series

The Kosciuszko Foundation 
and 
The Levine School of Music
invite you to two classical concerts featuring the 
Honors Program Students, age 12 to 18

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
and
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
7 P.M. 

The concert will include pieces from Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Slonimski, Glinka, and  other composers

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW, Washington DC 20005

This is a free event. A reception follows. 

Donations are welcome!
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

General Meeting

Get Involved!

Please join us to discuss our goals and programs as well as ideas and plans for the upcoming year and beyond!
We invite all current members of the Kosciuszko Foundation as well as those of you who are not members yet but would like to get involved!

Where: The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036
When: Saturday January 17th @ 3PM


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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Caroling at The Kosciuszko Foundation


COME AND SHARE THE JOY OF THE SEASON WITH THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION IN WASHINGTON D.C.

WE INVITE YOU TO OUR

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A Fun Filled Evening of Monologues, Songs and Sketches by KABARET ODLOT!

Ryszard Druch is an artist based in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1993, he founded a graphic design studio that offers classes in painting, drawing, and graphic arts.

Ryszard Druch is well-known for promoting Polish culture in the United States. This fall he was awarded with The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.

Founded in 1997
CABARET ODLOT (The Departure Flight) is a popular Polish-language cabaret at Druch Studio. The shows feature poetry and songs by well known Polish poets as well as original monologues and songs by Ryszard Druch.

WHEN: SATURDAY, DEC 6TH, 5.P.M.
WHERE: THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION, 
2025 O STREET, N.W. 
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036

TICKETS: $25; MEMBERS $20
RSVP: BARBARA BERNHARDT
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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

KF Gala 2014

The Kosciuszko Foundation Board of Trustees

 Cordially invites you to 

 A Reception Honoring Dr Julian Kulski

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

4.30 PM

COSMOS CLUB

                               2121 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20008

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES

The  2015 
Spring  Semester  of  Polish  Language  Classes will start on Monday, Jan 26th 

Four levels of  Polish language instruction will be offered: 

Beginners I     Thu    1/29 - 4/30
Beginners II    Wed   1/28 - 4/29
Intermediate   Mon   1/26 - 4/27
Advanced         Tue    1/27 - 4/28

Classes begin at 6:30 pm and end at 8:20 pm

 for more information or email Barbara Bernhardt atbernhardtbasia@gmail.com
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Classical Music Concert by Young Polish Musicians

Roanoke Valley sister Cities and the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C. are pleased to present a classical music concert, featuring students from the Frederick Chopin School of Music Level II in Opole, Poland. The concert will highlight Polish composers and music for the piano, violin, and flute. Roanoke Valley Sister Cities has partnered with Opole, Poland since 1995 with primary cultural exchanges in music and art.
The Artists:
Martyna Kaszkowiak - Violin
Mateusz Rozek (pictured) - Piano
Antoni Pikuta - Piano
Jagoda Krzeminska - Flute

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Poland's economic progress and the BRICs

The lecture is based on professor Winiecki's forthcoming book:  "Economic Development Patterns and the BRIC Group of Countries: Theory, History and Future Prospects". 

Professor Tomasz Mroczkowski of American University will introduce the speaker, provide comments and lead the discussion. 

The event is made possible thanks to the Earhart Foundation and the Polish Heritage Foundation. 

Professor Jan Winiecki began his studies in the Department of Foreign Trade of the Central School of Planning and Statistics (present day Warsaw School of Economics), holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration and holds a postdoctoral degree in international political economy.  Professor Winiecki has served as the Head of the Economic and Policy Unity at the Centre for Scientific, Technical and Economic Information (1971-1973), and has been a researcher in various agencies as well as an economic adviser from 1985-1989 for a group of economic advisers for Solidarity named Konwersatorium. He was a board member of the EBRD and advised several Polish governments on economic policy.He currently serves as a professor at the University Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. 

BRICs is an acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China; which have all been designated to be in a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. The term was originally coined by a Goldman Sachs report from 2003 which highlighted the possibility that by 2050 these four economies would be wealthier than most of the current major economic powers.

Where: The Kosciuszko Foundation

              2025 O Street, N.W. Washington DC 20036

                   This is a free event. A reception follows. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NEW KF MUSIC PROGRAM - Guitar Classes with Piotr Zielinski


Make this new year's resolution to learn how to play the guitar!

We are proud to bring you a new program at The KosciuszkoFoundation: Guitar Classes with Piotr Zielinski.

 

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Meeting with the author, Katarzyna Klimasińska

Book Promotion Panna Huragan 

This is a Polish language event.

The U.S. as you have never seen before- through the eyes of a young Polish journalist Kasia Klimasinska. Following her arrival in Houston, Texas as an energy reporter for Bloomberg News in 2009, Klimasinska started writing emails to family and friends about her experience as a Polish immigrant in the U.S. Three years later, she used those notes as an inspiration for a novel, also about a young Pole trying to find her American Dream, first in Texas and later in Washington.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

A Discussion about Ukraine

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL INFORM YOU ABOUT THE NEW DATES SOON. 


Please join us for a discussion about the current situation in Ukraine, with the Defense Attache at the Polish Embassy in the United States, 
General Jaroslaw Strozyk
 
 Since the beginning of Euromaidan protests that sprung up last fall in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine, the Poles have been exceptionally active in supporting Ukraine. Polish government leaders have advocated for the Ukrainian cause in European Union and NATO leadership bodies. 
 
Mainstream and especially independent media reporters have attracted the Polish public's attention to Ukrainian events, with social networks again playing a key role. Scores of Polish observers have reported from the Maidan in Kyiv, from other Ukrainian cities and the Crimean peninsula. 
 
Polish minority organizations in Ukraine also have endorsed the fight for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and warned against any attempts to sow discord between the Ukrainians and the Poles at this time. Some Polish NGOs have established permanent presence in Ukraine. 
 
In Poland, many civic organizations and local government institutions provided emergency assistance to Ukrainians. As a result, many Ukrainian Euromaidan participants consider the Poles to be their greatest allies abroad. Overall, the sense of friendship between Poland and Ukraine is now stronger than... perhaps ever, despite horrible events in our past. It has been reported that the newly elected Ukrainian president's first international trip will be to Poland, for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the breakthrough elections which ended communism in Poland.
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC and the Polish Library in DC held an event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.  The commemoration featured a minute of silence, screening of "The City of Ruins", songs from the time period and a discussion about the Warsaw Uprising with the Counselor General Maciej Pisarski.

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES - FALL SEMESTER


  

Fall Semester of Polish Language and Culture Classes will start on Monday, September 15th.
There will be 4 sections of Polish language instruction:

Beginners I will meet on Thursdays (09/18 - 12/18)

Beginners I continuation will meet on Wednesdays (09/17 - 12/17)

Beginners II will meet on Mondays (09/15 - 12/15)

Intermediate / Advanced section will meet on Tuesdays (09/16 - 12/16)

For more information please visit: 

or email Barbara Bernhardt at:

Thank you!
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Piano Recital of Krystian Tkaczewski

The KF is pleased to welcome award winning pianist Krystian Tkaczewski.
 
Mr. Tkaczewski is the founder of the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT and has served as a judge for piano competitions from Budapest to Osaka.
Mr. Tkaczewski will be playing selections by Chopin and Tchaikovsky (detailed description of the program will follow).

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Let's Talk About Poland

Please join us for another conversation about Poland:

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"So what do you think of Poland?" - From multicultural city to monocultural city: An American researcher on his four months in Łódź

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Washington International Piano Art Council Fall Piano Concert Series #1

Featured Pianist:Mr. John Gardecki, WIPAC 
Artist in Resident
 
A second generation Polish American, John was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied harmony, music theory and formal analysis, during which time John won 7 "superior performance" ratings sponsored by the National Federation of Music for seven consecutive years. He performed with the Baltimore and Gettysburg Symphony Orchestras and at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis.
Graduating with a BS major in Physics, John went to UCLA for a Master's Degree program in Systematic Musicology and studied harpsichord with Malcolm Hamilton, winning competitions; performed with the school's chamber orchestra; and managed UCLA's Electronic Music Studio. In 1992, he received an MA in Arts Administration at Columbia University, and has performed piano concerts in Warsaw, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Polish Explorer Aleksander Doba

Meet Polish Explorer Aleksander Doba at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC

 Kayaker Aleksander Doba Finishes Transatlantic Crossing

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Smacznego! - Celebrating Polish Cuisine

Meet Laura and Peter Zeranski, authors of the acclaimed Polish heritage cookbooks -  
Polish Classic Recipes & Polish Classic Desserts 
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Coming up in February

Some of the events coming up in February, 2014:


-Reading of Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz; in Polish with  English subtitles
 
-Wislawa Szymborska in poetry and paintings - an evening of poetry and art

-Smacznego! Celebrating Polish cuisine.

-Let's Talk about Poland - Ksiadz Jerzy Popieluszko and America
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Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Book Promotion: Arthur Allen

From a laboratory in wartime Poland 
comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity.


The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl is a powerful exploration of the intersection of disease, ethics, and politics set mostly in wartime Poland. With a driving narrative, it tells the story of typhus epidemics, Jewish and Polish scientific resistance, and the implacable cruelty and stupidity of Nazi science. After the brilliant Rudolf Weigl created the world's first anti-typhus vaccine, he was forced to make a difficult moral choice when the Nazi demanded that he produce the vaccines for his troops. However, he still managed to protect thousands of vulnerable Lwow citizens by secretly shipping the vaccines to the Warsaw ghetto and Polish resistance fighters.
Arthur Allen is a writer and journalist who currently writes about health information technology for POLITICO. His free lance work on the bio medical sciences and bioethics has appeared in The New York TimesWashington Post, Slate.com, Salon.com, Landscape ArchitectureThe New Republic, and. Arthur lives in Washington with his wife, New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot, and their two children.
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Monday, June 30, 2014

POLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES SPRING 2014

POLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES 

SUMMER SESSION 2014

Summer Session of Polish Language and Culture classes at the Washington Office of the Kosciuszko Foundation will start in the week of June 20, 2014 and end on August 20, 2014.  All classes start at 6:30pm and end at 8:20pm.

 


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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Polish Vodka Tasting

Whether you consider yourself a vodka enthusiast or if you simply want to learn the differences between a rye or potato vodka, this is the event for you! 

Vodka production has been a tradition in Poland since this Middle Ages and the process has largely stayed the same across generations. 

Come and taste the flavors that have made Poland famous and mull over the subtleties of the many varieties!  
We will start the evening with a short presentation about the history of the different kinds of 
Polish vodka.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Art and Poetry, Michael Geller and Wisława Szymborska

After a work day at the World Bank, Michael Geller's days are completed in front of a canvas. Drawing on a wide array of notable poets, Michael translates and abstracts poets' words and the emotions of their oeuvres onto canvas in color and texture.

For this event, Wisława Symborska's poetry is explored on Michael's canvases. Michael's attraction to and inspiration from Symborska's poetry rests with her seeming simplicity of expression and language all underscored by her disenchantment and sometimes humorous observations about life. 

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A talk in the series "Let's Talk About Poland" with Dr Tomasz Gajownik and Dr Karol Sacewicz

A Polish Language Event at The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC

Zapraszamy serdecznie na spotkanie z dwoma pracownikami naukowymi Instytutu Historii i Stosunkow Miedzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Warminsko-Mazurskiego  w Olsztynie: 

Dr Tomaszem Gajownikiem i Dr Karolem Sacewiczem. 

"Komunizm i antykomunizm w II Rzeczpospolitej" oraz "Wywiad i kontrwywiad w II Rzeczpospolitej" 

 Dr Tomasz Gajownik przyblizy nam problematyke tajnego frontu zapomnianej wojny wywiadowczej, "wojny" jaka II RP toczyla z Litwa; wielkie akcje wywiadowcze i kontrwywiadowcze, nieznani i znani bohaterowie tych zmagan, wielkie sukcesy i porazki, szpiedzy, zdrajcy, agenci - nie tylko polscy i litewscy, ale takze niemieckie i sowieckie sluzby specjalne.

Dr Karol Sacewicz podsumuje sukcesy i porazki akcji antykomunistycznych w II RP, odpowiadajac jednoczesnie na pytania:

Czym był antykomunizm w II RP, a  czym byl ruch komunistyczny w przedwojennej Polsce?

Na jakich fundamentach ideowych, filozoficznych oraz prawnych ksztaltowaly sie postawy antykomunistyczne w miedzywojennej Polsce, postawy zarowno agend aparatu panstwowego, jak tez partii politycznych i ruchow spolecznych? 

Dr Tomasz Gajownik, doktor historii, absolwent UMK w Toruniu, wicedyrektor Instytutu Historii i Stosunkow Miedzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Warminsko - Mazurskiego w Olsztynie. Jego badania dotyczą zagadnienia funkcjonowania polskich sluzb specjalnych w XX w. ze szczegolnym uwzglednieniem okresu miedzywojennego, a zwłaszcza polsko - litewskiej rywalizacji wywiadowczej (tej problematyce poswiecil kilkanascie artykulow i jedna monografie wydana przez IPN w 2010 r.)


Dr Karol Sacewicz, doktor historii, pracownik Historii i Stosunków Miedzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Warmińsko - Mazurskiego w Olsztynie. Jego badania naukowe dotyczyły polityki Polskiego Państwa Podziemnego wobec komunistów 'polskich", obecne badania koncentruja sie na problematyce komunizmu i antykomunizmu w Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej. Autor dwoch wydawnictw zrodlowych, jednej monografii i licznych artykulow, poswieconych badanym zagadnieniom.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Smokey Joe & The General

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation by Ambassador Edward L. Rowny of his new book: Smokey Joe & the General.

This presentation will give an insider's view, rich with personal anecdotes, on how the Cold War was won without firing a shot.


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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Slavic Arts Ensemble

The Slavic Arts Ensemble was founded in 1977 by Mieczyslaw Gubernat, a former orchestra member of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Poland, with the intent of presenting little-known Polish and Slavic compositions to American audiences and giving outstanding young musicians the opportunity to perform and gain the recognition they deserve.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

WIPAC Spring Piano Concert Part II

The Washington Piano Arts Council and the Kosciuszko Foundation invite you to come join us on April 19th for an afternoon of music with accomplished pianist Mattias Fischer. 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Polish Day Celebration

Celebrating the bond between Poland and the US through an Open House at the Washington DC Center of the Kosciuszko Foundation.

The Ambassador of The Republic of Poland, 
Mr Ryszard Schnepf 
will be our honorary guest!

We will start the day with a mini performance by Martin Labazevitch, piano and Fanny Nemeth-Weiss, cello who will play for us Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op 3 and Nokturn Op.9 No.2  - both  for piano and cello.

Polish actor Waldemar Izdebski will perform a couple of Polish songs.
We will treat you to a delicious lunch prepared by The Polish Embassy's Chef featuring classic Polish dishes.

After lunch, we will invite you to participate in Trivia about Poland - with fun prizes for the winners!
For our young ones we will have a Scavenger Hunt - a discovery game about our collections at The Kosciuszko Foundation.
We will finish the day with a Fun with Karaoke - where you can shine in Polish or English. Prizes for all participants!
We will also host a journalist and author Katarzyna Klimasinskawith her newly published book Panna Huragan. 

You will be able to see a private collection of Polish patriotic prints (posters, postcards, etc) owned by Waldemar Izdebski. 

We will have original Polish amber necklaces as well as great books available for sale
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cadets from the Kosciuszko Squadron, West Point Academy

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:30 pm

WIPAC Spring Piano Concert Part I

The Kosciuszko Foundation Proudly Presents
- WIPAC Spring Piano Concert Part I
Featuring- Haskell Small, Pianist, composer and Chair of piano dept. at Washington Conservatory of Music.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Paul Bruner's - Leaves of Grass, Hallowed Ground

Paul Bruner, at age 72, is a performance poet and a visual artist. He is professor emeritus from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey. He and his wife live in New York on Shelter Island.
This event will offer an on-the-spot interaction with Paul Bruner's 1967 visualization of Tadeusz Różewicz's 1954 poem,The Plains. This interaction with Paul's visualization will focus on critical issues of death and identity WW2, not only in the "hallow ground" of Poland but also in the sacred soil of France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg, Tunisia and the Philippines, where 21 men from Paul's hometown are buried or memorialized: Their lives were sacrificed to save Europe's freedom. 


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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Let's Talk About Poland - The Third Conversation, with Judith Kelly


FR. JERZY POPIELUSZKO AND HIS AMERICAN TRAVELS

Judith Kelly is a Polish-American peace activist and nonviolence trainer who has documented the travels to the US and Canada of the recently beatified Father Jerzy Popieluszko (1947-1984), chaplain and martyr to the Solidarity Movement.

She will present her research on Fr. Jerzy's four visits to the United States between 1974 and 1981.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm

PĄCZKI DAY - FAT THURSDAY



Join us for our annual Pączki Feast!
The KF celebrates Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday) marking the last Thursday before Środa Popielcowa (Ash Wednesday) and Lent. Traditionally, Polish families made pączki and other treats on this day to use up all the sugar and fat in the house that would be forbidden during Lent.

Powdered sugar and glazed pączki will be on sale for $2 each
12 - 6 pm
at The KF, 2025 O Street NW, Washington, DC.
 
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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

BOOKCROSSING

UWALNIAMY KSIAZKI!  

BOOK-EXCHANGE!

  

DROP A BOOK, PICK UP A BOOK!
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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION AND THE POLISH LIBRARY 
AT THE EVENT "UWALNIAMY KSIAZKI"

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Polish Classes

Summer Session of Polish Language and Culture classes at the Washington Office of the Kosciuszko Foundation will start in the week of June 3rd, 2013 and end on July 25th, 2013. All classes start at 6:30pm and end at 8:15pm.

If you are interested  in taking Polish language class please contact Basia Bernhardt at:  bernhardtbasia@gmail.com or visit www.learnpolishdc.com

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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Jazz Night with Pawel Ignatowicz

Pawel's performances  feature a vast variety of musical pieces influenced by classical minimalism, acoustics as well as fusion. The unique blend of his composition is skillfully framed into an array of guitar sound. The guiding principle throughout his creativity is to engage his audience in a deeper understanding of the different forms, styles and rhythms music can offer. He seeks to enhance their sensitivity and draws particular attention to the distinct arrangement of tones, making their experience truly enchanting.

Music is a constantly changing and evolving entity. It reinvents itself with every performance, with every artist, across cultures and time. Today it is not the man that defines music, but the music defines the man. Compositions that Pawel Ignatowicz wants to present at this upcoming concert, define him as a musician and an artist, but also as a man who lives here and now.

Tickets: $20 (KF Members and Students - $15)

RSVP: 202-785-2320 or at thekfdc@gmail.com

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Fall Piano Concert

                    The Kosciuszko Foundation & Washington International                     Piano Arts Council 

                   PROUDLY PRESENTING

                    WIPAC Fall Piano Concert Part II

 

                   Featuring 

                        JOHN GARDECKI, piano

                          WIPAC Artist-in-residence

                                FREE EVENT * DONATIONS WELCOME

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Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Fall Piano Concert

Washington International Piano Arts Council

 &

 The Kosciuszko Foundation 

proudly present

the Fall Piano Concert Series Part I

Featuring WIPAC First Prize Winner

VISCOUNT THURSTON, pianist

September 14, 2013 at 1:30pm

Followed by informal reception at 2:30pm

 

OPEN FREE

Seating first come first served

Donation welcome

 

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Kosciuszko Foundation's Annual Fundraising Gala and Tribute to General Rowny

The Kosciuszko Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala and Tribute to General Edward Rowny.

We will be hosting a wonderful evening in the main dining room of the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC.

Gen. Rowny has worked closely with five U.S. Presidents – Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush. Gen. Rowny was as a Troop Commander in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, before serving as a negotiator in arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union. Proud of his roots, Gen. Rowny has been engaged in Polish-American affairs throughout his life.

Proceeds will support the Foundation's activities in Washington, DC.

Share in our mission to foster closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, cultural and scientific exchanges

  

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Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Spring Piano Concert Series Part II

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Washington International Piano Arts Council present KENG SIONG SIM - winner of the 2012 Festival of Music and 10th Washington International Piano Artists Competition. Join us to celebrate the talent of this special pianist who devotes his time outside his professional career to pursue the art of piano performance and beautiful music making.


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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Rafał Sarnecki

Rafał Sarnecki, together with pianist Glenn Zaleski, will perform his original compositions which were released on his two albums: Song from a New Place and The Madman Rambles Again.

"Very interesting record, very well composed and perfectly performed. Rafal Sarnecki is a composer and musician that we will surely hear about. You can feel the New York touch. Compositions are cohesive and interesting. It is a very pleasant listen. Awesome! I highly recommend it."

-Tomasz Stańko on Sarnecki's The Madman Rambles Again

Tickets: $20 (KF Members and students - $15)

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Survive Afghanistan

Join us for the photography exhibition and a screening of the movie "Survive Afghanistan" dedicated to Polish soldiers on their mission in Afghanistan. The project photographer Jan Pawel Trzaska and the producer of the film Wojciech Szczudlo will be in attendance.

American University
School of International Service
Abramson Family Founders Room
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Entrance and free parking at Nebraska Ave.

RSVP: 202-785-2320 or thekfdc@gmail.com

The film tells the story of five professional soldiers (one of them a woman) set out for the war in Afghanistan as part of the Polish contingent in NATO. They are to spend 'only half a year' in Afghanistan, yet when they say goodbye to their families they do not realize what is awaiting them. Their stay in a military base in the Ghazni province will be an extreme experience verifying their notion of heroism. The return to the civilian reality will not be easy either, since the war leaves its mark on people and is addictive.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The Secret World. Tajemniczy Świat

Book presentation with author Julian Kulski  - Polish war hero and accomplished architect. 

Together with professor Kulski we will explore the most hidden corners of the world captured in photographs during his illustrious career as an architect and just recently shared in his newly published photo book "The Secret Word". His unique photographs are as diverse and remarkable as the people and places in them, featuring quaint Polish villages, ancient Peruvian ruins, Nepalese children playing in the streets, and more.

Professor Kulski, a member of the Polish Underground Army and Yale University graduate, will talk about his distinguished work as an architect, his extensive world travels, and the rich cultures of indigenous people that serve as his inspiration. As Architect Consultant to the World Bank, he designed over 3000 buildings in 30 countries, including schools, universities, and housing; all equally adaptable for use in both the undeveloped and developed worlds.

 

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Delia Zielinska

Lyric coloratura soprano Delia Zielińska with pianist George Peachey in  debut recital at the Kosciuszko Foundation. Ms. Zielińska will perform pieces from her new CD, a cycle of songs by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, French songs by Henri Duparc and Gabriel Fauré, operatic arias, and musical theater songs by Frank Loesser ("Guys and Dolls.")  

Tickets $15

RSVP 202-785-2320 or email thekfdc@gmail.com

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Song Won't Let You Forget

The Kosciuszko Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland invite you to an evening of Polish cabaret songs - a rendezvous with music that will turn back time and recreate the atmosphere of Polish interwar cabaret. Hemar, Ordonka, Tuwim, Ziminska, Wars those are the names that the Trio - Sylwia, William and Tony - bring back on stage in their performance of the most famous Polish melodies. Everyone can identify with these sentimental yet humorous lyrics. 

Featuring: Sylwia Zawrotniak - vocal, 

William Beaufort - guitar, and Tony Ventura - bass


Embassy of the Republic of Poland

2640 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets:  $25 (KF Members and Students - $20)

Purchase your tickets online at the link below or call 202-785-2320

Light refreshments will be served.

ONLINE TICKET SALE IS CLOSED

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Pączki Day 2013

Join us for pączki, coffee,  and musical entertainment provided by Nina Jankowicz, David Beczak, and Michael Stein. They will be performing a wide range of music, from jazz and rock hits to Broadway tunes.

Pączki sale starts at 11 am. You can pick up pączki all day at KF! Performances begin at 6:30 pm

Pączki will be sold for $2 each. Preorder larger quantities (3+) at 202-785-2320 by 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 1st.

With the annual pączki feast the KF celebrates Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), marking the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday and lent. Traditionally, Polish families made pączki and other treats on this day to use up all the sugar and fat in the house that were forbidden during lent.


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Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Kinga Augustyn Solo Violin Recital Dedicated to Elliott Carter

The Kosciuszko Foundation invites you to violin recital presenting Polish virtuoso Kinga Augustyn. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Piotr Drożdżewski, Elliott Carter, and Eugène Ysaÿe.

Tickets: $20 (KF members and students $15). Please pay at the door with cash or check.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Kristina Wirkowski - Violin Recital

The Kosciuszko Foundation proudly presents a very talented, young musician Kristina Wirkowski performing works by Henryk Wieniawski,  J. S. Bach, Fritz Kreisler, Jules Massenet, and Vittorio Monti.

Tickets: $15 (free admission for KF Members)

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy

The Kosciuszko Foundation hosts  Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity), Poland's largest and most successful NGO charity.  This year, together with Jerzy Owsiak in Poland and the whole world, we help raising funds for high-tech medical equipment to help save lives of children and for a decent medical care for seniors. Sunday concert features musical performances by the group of Polish School students, Laura Kafka and Wanda O'Brian, Dave Beczak and our STARS Wieslaw Malachowski and Waldemar Izdebski. Jacek Soltys brings poetry and music with his Baltimore's Artistic Salon and Dorota Ponikiewska will present her play with a group of teenage artists.  There will also be auctions, raffles, and children's drawing contest.

For more information visit FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/438384856214555/

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Christmas Celebration - Hej Kolęda, Kolęda

Join us for a magical evening of Christmas  caroling and a reception with traditional Polish Wigilia food. Let's sing along the most beautiful Christmas carols and enjoy some pierogi, borsch with dumplings and more.


Tickets: $25 ($20 KF Members and Students)


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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

No Ordinary Countess

Film Screening with the Director Mieczyslawa Wazacz

Renowned for her beauty as well as her heroism, Krystyna Skarbek was born near Warsaw to the Polish Count Jerzy Skarbek and Stefania Goldfeder, a prosperous Jewish banking family. She rose to fame during World War II, when, under the nom-de-guerre Christine Granville, she became one of the longest serving female agents of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Today, 60 years after her death, the film No Ordinary Countess pays homage to Christine and, by extension, to all the brave women and men working for the SOE. Using unique documentary material, the film explores Christine's extraordinary story, unparalleled feats of daring, and a fascinating personal life cut short by the knife of an obsessed admirer.

 

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 4:00 pm

The Woman Who Saw Too Much

The Kosciuszko Foundation invites you to a book discussion with the author, Kaya Mirecka-Ploss. We will present her recent book The Woman Who Saw Too Much - a story based on actual events; fascinating combination of suspense and autobiography for anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers.

With excerpts performed by Wieslaw Malachowski

The book will be available for purchase and author's signing

The event will be conducted in Polish

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:30 pm

An Evening Concert of Polish Music

Benrose,or Róża & Benedykt Frąckiewicz, is a Polish duo from Germany that performs classical and jazz compositions by the most renowned Polish artists. Róża and Benedykt are actively involved in Polish community in Germany, promoting Polish culture and music at numerous festivals, concerts and private events. They also perform baroque and jazz music with Tomasz Glanc as T.R.B. Group. Additionally, Benedykt Frąckiwicz conducts the church choir at the Polish Catholic Mission in Wuppertal. On April 12 the duo will present pieces from the repertoire of Edyta Geppert, Czesław Niemen, Hanna Banaszak and others. 

2025 O St., NW, Washington, DC

Tickets: $15

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm

2012 Spring Piano Concert Series Part I

The Washington International Piano Arts Council and the Kosciuszko Foundation will present Krassimira Jordan - pianist and professor of Music at Baylor University.

Free admission

Informal tea reception follows.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Fall Piano Concert Series Part II

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Washington International Piano Arts Council present Malinee Peris - pianist and Professor of Music at George Washington University.

Featuring works by F. Chopin, C. Debussy and F. Liszt

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Celebration of Color in Nature and Cities

Art exhibit with Music and Poetry. Presenting works by Agnieszka Praxmayer -  Polish-French painter born in Cracow (Poland), graduate of  the State Art College - PLSP in Cracow and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.

Featuring poetry by Anna Nejman - presented by the author

With music by Andrzej Krawiec

Tickets: $20/$15 KF Members and Students

 

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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Chef Allison Sosna's Tasting Event

Allison Sosna - Recognized by Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters as a leader in the American school food movement, Allison presents the ultimate talents of both community outreach and high culinary performance. With experience at some of the best restaurants under her belt (Inn at Little Washington, Hook, Dean and Deluca), Allison brings her talents to Pine Restaurant, showing us her interpretation of the Polish cuisine from her childhood. She continues her activism work through Pine's social venture, MicroGreens, which teaches schoolchildren how to cook healthy, wholesome meals on a SNAP (food stamps) budget.

Exclusively for KF Members. If you are not a KF Member yet sign up here

RSVP: thekfdc@gmail.com or 202-785-2320

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:30 pm

The Legend of Bruno Schulz

Program dedicated to life and work of Bruno Schulz in 120th anniversary of his birth and 70th anniversary of his death. With special presentations by  Mark Rudnicki and David Goldfarb - Professors of Comparative Literature.

Screening of the films "Street of Crocodiles" and "The Hourglass Sanatorium" based on stories by Bruno Schulz.

Excerpts from Schulz's stories as performed by Wiesław Malachowski

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Tickets: $10

For detailed program click on the link below

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Public Diplomacy in Polish Foreign Service

Presentation by Mariusz Brymora - Polish diplomat, currently Deputy Director of the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Brymora used to work as an academic teacher and translator of English, councilor and deputy mayor of his native city of Radom, Poland.

Between 1999 and 2008 he served as deputy Consul General of Poland in Chicago and the Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Poland in Washington DC.

Mariusz Brymora is a co-author and editor of "400 Years of Polish Immigrants in America" published to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Poles coming to Jamestown, Virginia. He is the author of the short history of "The Embassy of Poland in Washington DC".

With film screening "Poland? Yes!"

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The Kosciuszko Foundation Fundraising Dinner

The Kosciuszko Foundation Board of Trustees cordially invites you to a Fundraising Dinner in support of Foundation's Activities in Washington, DC. The reception will be hosted at COPLEY FORMAL LOUNGE at Georgetown University.

Our Honoree this year will be Walter Zachariasiewicz - one of the most prominent leaders of Polish community in the United States.

Tickets: $150 - available to purchase at 202-785-2320 or through the link below

Photo by Barbara Kalina

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Sunday Jazz with Adam Baldych

Adam Baldych- violinist, composer and music producer. First called an "infant prodigy" he is now one of the most interesting jazz violinists in Europe. Since age 16 Adam has performed internationally all around Europe, in Asia and the US. He has played with such jazz masters as: Leszek Mozdzer, Lars Danielsson, Jim Beard,Jarosaw Smietana and Luluk Purwanto.

Together with pianist Glenn Zaleski, Adam  will present pieces from his album "Magical Theatre" as well as tunes from soon to be released "Imaginary Room".

TICKETS: $20 ($15 KF Members and Students)

RSVP: 202-785-2320 or thekfdc@gmail.com

The concert is supported by:

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Fall Piano Concert Series Part I

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Washington International Piano Arts Council invite you to Fall Piano Concert Series Part I

Presenting TZVETAN KONSTANTINOV - Pianist
Informal Tea follows

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street, NW Washington, DC<
ADMISSION IS FREE

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Let's Talk about Poland - Our 6th Conversation with Dr. Marek Kucia


The meanings of Auschwitz in Poland, 1945 to the present.

This talk will present and analyze the key manifestations of these meanings on the site of the former camp against the background of Poland's post-war history, national memory and the memory of the Holocaust. Based upon the results of nationwide representative surveys of public opinion, the talk will also deal with what Auschwitz means to contemporary Poles.

Marek Kucia is associate professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland and lecturer at the Centre for European Studies there. In 2013–2014 he is a Marie Curie fellow at the Centre for European Studies of Lund University, Sweden. His publications include the books (in Polish) Auschwitz as a Social Fact (2005) and Poles regarding Auschwitz and Jews (forthcoming) and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a founding member and member of the board of the European Association for Holocaust Studies.


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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm

An Afternoon of Music with Acclaimed Classical Singers

The Kosciuszko Foundation invites us to join us for an afternoon of beloved operatic duets, popular arias and romantic art song with local, acclaimed artists Delia Zielińska and Viktoiya Koreneva. 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

"Let's Talk About Poland"

 A Second Conversation with the Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics

Professor Tomasz Szapiro
  
Polish Trade, Investment and Higher Education - Bridges with the United States
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

An Evening of Sea Shanties

     JERZY POREBSKI KONCERT

 

Please join us for an enchanting evening of songs from the sea with Jerzy Porebski, legendary Polish master of the shanty.  

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A Polish Day at The KF



Please join us at The Kosciuszko Foundation on Saturday, July 12th to
 Celebrate Poland 
with us and taste famous brands from 
POLSKA

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Book Presentation

The Kosciuszko Foundation recommends

TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO IN OLD POSTCARDS AND DRAWINGS

By Vladimir Lihodedov

A book presentation at the Library of Congress

"An engaging and informative overview of a remarkable hero of two fraternal peoples, the Poles and the Belarusians, who fought not only for their freedom but also for the freedom of the Americans.  Kosciuszko's commitment to human rights, social justice, and national sovereignty is a lasting testimonial to his historical grandeur".

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 12:00 noon
European Division Conference Room, LJ-250

Free and open to the public. For additional information contact: Regina Frackowiak, European Division, (202)707-3928
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Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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EASTER CONCERT 

 

presenting 

 

 Krystian Tkaczewski 

 

Featuring works by F. Chopin, W.A. Mozart, and

F. Schubert


SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

6 PM

Wine reception with Polish Easter treats will follow

TICKETS: $15

Please pay at the door with cash or check

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Evening of Poetry of John Paul II

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Ambassador Theater invite to evening dedicated to John Paul II poetry. With special guest Bogusław Jerke - an actor and a former member of Polish team of Radio Free Europe and Voice of America.

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Freedom Climbers by Bernadette McDonald

Book discussion with the author Bernadette McDonald. The event is co-sponsored by The Jan Karski Institute for Tolerance and Dialog.

In a story of beating the odds, Bernadette McDonald writes of triumph despite the political oppression faced by Polish climbers during the reign of the Iron Curtain.  Undeterred, these "freedom climbers" ruled the Himalaya and forever changed the face of alpinism.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 9:00 am

KF in DC Recommends: Polish-Jewish Dialogue: New Opening

The conference is sponsored by Lazarski University of Warsaw, Poland and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will be hosted at Georgetown University - Georgetown Conference Center, Salon H.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Kolędy 2011

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Polish Library in Washington, DC invite you to a magical evening of Christmas caroling followed by a reception with traditional Wigilia food. 

There will be two performances: December 10th & 17th, 2011 at 5 pm

TICKETS: $30 (children under 12 - $15)

Seating is limited. REGISTRATION ONLINE IS REQUIRED

For more information call 202-785-2320

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Kosciuszko Foundation Fundraising Reception

The Kosciuszko Foundation Board of Trustees cordially invites you to a Fundraising Dinner Reception in of the Foundation's Activities in Washington, D.C.

With  Specia Guest

KAYA MIRECKA PLOSS

At The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036



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Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 4:30 pm

Lecture

The Kosciuszko Foundation

Cordially invites you to

A lecture

REALITY THAT SURPASSES IMAGINATION: 

WHY DO I WRITE DOCUMENTARY PROSE?

By Henryk Grynberg

A novelist, poet, playwright and essayist. Laureate of many prestigious literary awards. Holocaust survivor.  Chronicler of the fate of the Polish Jews.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011

4:30 PM

Free admission

Henryk Grynberg's books will be available for purchase and author's signing.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Literary Cafe: Love explained it all...

The Kosciuszko Foundation and
Ambassador Theater

 
Cordially invite you to
 
LITERARY CAFE
Love explained all...
                                    Milosc mi wszystko wyjasnila...

 
An Evening of Poetry and Music.Featuring poetry by John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), K. I. Galczynski, M. Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska,
A. Mickiewicz and others.
 
With a special guest pianist


  IVO KALTCHEV
 
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7 pm
 
Admission $25 (Paid at the door)
To make a reservation click here

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Music Appreciation Classical Series

Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt - Great Contemporaries of the Romantic Era. Friends, followers, opponents...?

Workshop style presentation with life demonstrations presented by Regina Romanowska - concert pianist, instructor, educator, chamber artist and distinguished interpreter of Chopin's music.

Free Admission

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Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 8:00 am

National History Bee and Bowl

The Kosciuszko Foundation's Washington D.C. office will be part of the National History Bee and Bowl Championships.

Teams of high school students will be competing at museums and sites of historic importance in and around Washington, DC. These sites include THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, Mount Vernon, the Newseum, the International Spy Museum, and more. At each site, students will try to answer questions on all aspects of history from the Stone Age to events that took place just last year. Some of the questions at each site will focus particularly on the sort of history embodied by that site.  
 
Students competing at the Kosciuszko Foundation will need to be prepared to answer questions with the focus on Polish and Polish-American history. What an enjoyable way of spreading knowledge and awareness of our proud heritage!

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Piano Concert Spring Series Part II

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Washington International Piano Arts Council once again joined their forces to present to you outstanding performers: Christopher Shih and Thomas Yu.

Christopher Shih of Ellicott City, Maryland - Physician and pianist, winner of 2011 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, 2008 International  Competition for Piano Amateurs (Paris), 2007 Boston International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs and 2006 Washington International Piano Amateurs Competition

Thomas Yu of Montreal, Canada - Winner of 2010 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York), 2009 Bösendorfer International Piano Competition for Amateurs (Vienna) and 2006 International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs (Paris).

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Polish Rulers of the Himalayas

The Kosciuszko Foundation and The Jan Karski Institute invite you to book discussion and film screening with the authors Bernadette McDonald and Jerzy Porebski.

Georgetown University

Reynolds Family Hall, Room 133

Map   

(Parking located within close proximity of the venue)

Tel: 202-785-2320


 

Kukuczka film by Jerzy Porebski - a magnificent story about a legendary character Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the most outstanding figures in Himalayan climbing history. Jerzy Kukuczka dominated the world of Himalayan climbing for a decade, setting new standards with new routes and winter ascents of the Himalayan giants, ascending all 14 eight thousand meter peaks.

FILM TRAILER

 Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world's leading Himalayan climbers. At a time when Polish citizens were locked behind the Iron Curtain, these intrepid explorers found a way to travel the world in search of extreme adventure in Alaska, South America and Europe and the highest and most inspiring mountains of the world. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal became their second homes as they evolved into the toughest Himalayan climbers the world has ever known.

Freedom Climbers received prestigious Boardman Tasker Award and Grand Prize at 2011 Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival. First time a book has won both prizes in the same year.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Pączki Day 2012

PĄCZKI WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ALL DAY AT KF!

Preorder larger quantity at 202-785-2320 by 12 pm Monday, Feb., 13

End the Carnival Polish Style! Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) with Pączki Feast and a lot of music fun with  NINA JANKOWICZ - one of the most multitalented young people on the face of the earth! Nina is Master's student at Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies by day, fitness guru by early morning, and musician by night. She is also a KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION SCHOLAR ! Her influences are as varied as Joni Mitchell, Ben Folds, Lady Gaga, and musicals, in which she enjoyed performing since she was 12. You can find her music on iTunes and at http://ninajankowicz.bandcamp.com.

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow

Poetry Reading with the Poet. The book will be available for purchase and author's signing.

Join us for an evening with award-winning poet, essayist, and critic, Jehanne Dubrow. She is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red, Stateside, The Hardship Post, From the Fever-World, The Promised Bride.  

 The daughter of American diplomats, Dubrow was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. Red Army Red is set in Eastern Bloc Poland where she spent seven years of her childhood and adolescence. The book explores the tensions, humor, and ironies one finds when stuck between opposing ideologies in a changing world and when Poland lurched seemingly overnight from a censored, hardship-ridden society to a free market economy. Red Army Red delivers a nuanced view of momentous historical events that have been depicted in poetry almost exclusively by European writers. As the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism approaches, Jehanne Dubrow brings an American sensibility to these memories of time spent behind the Iron Curtain.

The book will be available for purchase and author's signing.

 

 

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Running the Amazon - 25 Years After the First Descent

Piotr Chmielinski – scientist, traveler, and one of the world's greatest river explorers will talk about his adventures at KF in DC. In 1979, together with other members of his university's kayaking club, Piotr began an expedition to run the rivers of South America. Over two years they explored 23 rivers, 13 of which had never been run before. Most famously, they completed the first descent of Colca River that carves the world's deepest canyon –Colca Canyon in Peru. The Colca is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon with the walls rise to heights of 3200-4200 meters. This achievement earned Piotr a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

In 1986 Piotr Chmielinski became the first (and so far the only) man in the world to conquer all 7000+ km of Amazon River in a kayak. His whole expedition was later featured in US bestseller Running the Amazon by Joe Kane. Piotr was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for a second time.

Chmielinski graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and is now an owner of HP Environmental – a consulting firm specializing in chemical and microbiological analysis of air and water pollution. Piotr is also a founder of Canoandes foundation dedicated to promoting geographical exploration among young people.

 

RSVP: 202-785-2320 or thekfdc@gmail.com

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Friday, March 16, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Shanty - Songs of the Sea

Kick the sailing season off right with Krzysztof Malinowski, of Polish sea music fame. Born in Poland's lake region of Warmia and Mazury, Krzysztof now lives in Canada.  He is a sailor, artist, master of the guitar and author of many ballads of adventure in the rhythm of the tide. He takes part in music festivals in Poland, Canada and the US, and has collected numerous awards. His work was documented so far on two CDs: "Gdzieś na Wielkim Morzu" and "Pytania". Krzysztof's unique, warm personality combined with his masterful performance on guitar and harmonica will make the show truly unforgettable.  We look forward to this exquisite musical feast and hope you will join us! 


Tickets $15 (Please pay at the door with cash or check)

RSVP 202-785-2320 or thekfdc@gmail.com


There are two more performances scheduled during Krzysztof's US Concert Tour:
March 17, 2012, 7:30 pm - Druch Studio Gallery, 920 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, NJ. More information at 609-532-3676
March 18, 2012, 5:00 pm - Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD. More information at 443-695-4799

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Spring Piano Concert Series Part II

Washington International Piano Arts Council
and
The Kosciuszko Foundation

Welcome you to the

Spring Piano Concert Series Part II

 

Presenting

TZVETAN KONSTANTINOV 
Pianist

Featuring works by J. S. Bach, F. Schubert, F. Chopin, S. Rachmaninov

Saturday * May 21, 2011 * 1:30PM

Informal Tea follows

The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street, NW Washington, DC


ADMISSION IS FREE


Donations welcome and membership to
The Kosciuszko Foundation and WIPAC encouraged
RSVP: wipac@verizon.net or thekfdc@gmail.com 202-785-2320

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:00 am

Summer Camp: Exploring Polish Culture Through Theater and Art

 

EXPLORING POLISH CULTURE

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, DC  and the Ambassador Theater invite children to  summer camp of cultural exploration through theater and art.

Students will take a trip with The Locomotive by Julian Tuwim, through the famous stories and fables of Jan Brzechwa, and others.
Acting, games, music and art, will help children stimulate their imagination and improve their  speaking and movement skills. During a 10 day program, art and acting teachers will work with students on the final show presented on the last day of the camp.

JULY 25 - AUGUST 5, 2011

The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036

Camp runs Monday-Friday 9AM – 3PM (Early Drop Off and Extended Day Available 8-9AM and 3-5PM)

Three Age Groups: 4-6, 7-9 and 10 and up

For more information and to register please click here or email summercamp@aticc.org

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 4:30 pm

The Bird

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, DC warmly recommends:

THE BIRD

A new one-man play by John Feffer presented as part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival


Goethe Institut Mainstage
815 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

For tickets, schedule, and more information visit www.capitalfringe.org

The Bird - in search of adventure in Poland 1989, a young man discovers a female assassin, a Jewish skinhead, a mysterious bird, and the end of innocence. John Feffer plays seven characters in this performance drawn from his own experience living in Poland during its year of political upheaval.
The Bird combines three intersecting stories. It's about a love affair gone horribly wrong, a character's search for his roots in the "old country," and a country's dramatic reinvention of itself. Through music, projections, and story-telling, The Bird looks at that pivotal point in a young person's life when everything seems possible and yet still somehow beyond reach.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 1:30 pm

The Ninth Washington International Piano Artist Competition

The Kosciuszko Foundation and the Washington International Piano Arts Council will host Semi-Final Round of the 9th Washington International Piano Artist Competition.

The competition is open to all amateur pianists 31 years and older. Artist from around the world  will have a chance to compete for honors, distinctions, and cash awards in the summer of 2011 in the Capital City of Washington, DC.

First Prizewinner gets $1,000 cash prize and a solo "debut recital" at The Kosciuszko Foundation. This year's competition offers special awards ($250 each) for the Best Performance of classical music, programming etc. at the discretion of the jurors.

For more information about the competition and how to apply visit www.wipac.org

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 5:00 pm

The Splendor and Variety of Moods in Music.

The Kosciuszko Foundation

Warmly Invites you to

The Splendor and Variety of Moods in Music
A Music Performance and Commentary

By

JERZY SAPIEYEVSKI
Composer/Pianist, Professor of Music at American University in Washington D.C.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 AT 5 PM

2025 O Street NW | Washington, D.C. 20036

 

Admission $15
(Please pay at the door with cash or check)

RSVP thekfdc@gmail.com or 202-785-2320

To find out more about the artist and his work visit www.musichappens.com

Click on "More Information" below to read more about the program.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 1:30 pm

The WIPAC Opening Piano Concert 2011 Fall Series Part I

Washington International Piano Arts Council

and the Kosciuszko Foundation

Proudly present

FRANCIS CONLON
Pianist 
Juror of Festival of Music, Music Professor at George Washington University

Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Informal tea reception follows

 


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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 1:30 pm

2011 Fall Piano Concert Series Part II

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTS COUNCIL

AND THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

Present

ALI MUSHTAQ
First Prize Winner of 2011 Festival of Music and the 9th Washington International Piano Arts Competition

Admission is free

Informal tea reception follows

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

Biblioteka Dzieciom

Polish Library

&

The Kosciuszko Foundation

 

Warmly invite children in our community
 
to
 
BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM
Morning of music, storytelling, singing and more. This time we invite all children for a theater workshop with the actress Hanna Bondarewska

Biblioteka Dzieciom is a initiative of the Polish Library volunteers. One Saturday of the month, we invite all the children to the Kosciuszko Foundation for a storytime and a puppet theater. It is a great opportunity for children to learn polish through games, songs, poems and storytelling!

 
***Program is designed for children age 6 and under***
 
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
10:30 AM - 12 PM
 
 
The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW | Washington, DC

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Czesław Miłosz Poetry Evening

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Ambassador Theater invite you to an evening of poetry and music in celebration of 100th Birth Anniversary of Noble Prize Laureate.

 
With Special guest Monika Krajewska
Mezzo-Soprano

 

Tickets: $25
 (Please pay at the door with cash or check)
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com
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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 1:30 pm

VISCOUNT THURSTON PIANO CONCERT

 
Washington International Piano Arts Council
And
 The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, DC
warmly invite you to

THE WIPAC OPENING PIANO CONCERT SERIES PART I

proudly presenting

VISCOUNT THURSTON
First Prize Winner of WIPAC 2010 Festival of Music and the 8th Washington International Piano Competition


www.wipac.org

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
1:30 PM

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW Washington, D.C. 20036

Champagne reception before concert and informal tea reception after the concert

ADMISSION IS FREE
Donations welcome and membership to
 the Kosciuszko Foundation and WIPAC encouraged

RSVP necessary, please email wipac@verizon.net or thekfdc@gmail.com

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Witkacy and His Demons

IN COOPERATION WITH AMBASSADOR THEATER

An evening celebrating life and work of a Polish avant-garde artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (aka WITKACY).With a special guest Professor Mark Rudnicki. Presentation of Witkacy's best known works and staged reading.

Free admission. Please register here

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Women's Sigh

THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION
AND AMBASSADOR THEATER

Cordially Invite You to Join Us in Celebrating           International Women' s Day
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011 at 7 pm

An Evening of Poetry and Music with a glass of wine
 
Readings from famous Polish Poets
Wislawa Szymborska, Maria Pawlikowska Jasnorzewska and others.
 
With a Special Guest

Holly Karapetkova

Her newly published Book of Poetry
Words We Might One Day Say
will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author
 
The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street NW | Washington, D.C. 20036
 
Admission: $25
RSVP: thekfdc@gmail.com
Tel: (202) 785-2320

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Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 7:00 pm

An Evening of Chopin

In cooperation with Roanoke Valley Sister City, The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C. cordially invites to a special celebration of music. We are pleased to host a group of talented, young musicians from the Frederick Chopin School of Music in Opole, Poland, performing famous Chopin's polonaises, waltzes and etudes.
Please join us with warm welcome for our Polish guests! 

saturday, september 18th, 2010

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Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Commemoration of 66th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

The Kosciuszko Foundation will commemorate 66th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising this year with a special screening of "Legacy of the White Eagle". A film  and a book of the same title chronicles an experience of a young freedom fighter during the WWII.  It is based on memoirs of Dr. Julian Kulski, a war hero who will be present that evening sharing his inspiring story.

***

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010

Free admission

2025 O STREET N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20036

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Monday, May 3, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Constitution Day with Chopin

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, DC celebrates Constitution Day this year with special Concert of Chopin's Music. Please join us for this extraordinary evening of music.

May 3, 2010 at  7 pm

Georgetown University, Gaston Hall

To view GU campus map click here

Regina Romanowska - Graduate of Moscow State Conservatory, inspired Romantic and distinguished F. Chopin's music interpreter will play famous Chopin's mazurkas, waltzes and etudes

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Music Appreciation Classical Series

Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to introduce a new initiative.  Each first Thursday of the month we will host a lecture with life demonstration dedicated to history and theory of music.

Learn more about classical music, its styles, genres, composers, their times and historical periods in music.

FREDERIC CHOPIN: HIS TIME AND CONTEMPORARIES

Mystery of Chopin's music interpretations

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


 

7:00 pm

 

Presented by

Regina Romanowski – concert pianist, instructor, educator, chamber artist and distinguish interpreter of Chopin's music

Suggested donation $10

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Country House (W Malym Dworku) by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (aka Witkacy)

In cooperation with Ambassador Theater, The Kosciuszko Foundation Office in DC cordially invites You to join the celebration of 125th Anniversary of Witkacy's Birth.

 

Special Staged Reading of

Country House (W Malym Dworku)

Directed by Robert McNamara

   Flashpoint, Mead Theatre Lab

916 G St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Steps away from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro.

Tickets are available at www.aticc.org

Wine Reception Following the Performance

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 10:00 am

Polish Heritage Day

Polish Heritage Day at

the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to be a part of the Polish Heritage Day hosted by The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center this fall.  Save the date and join us for a festival of Polish arts, dancers, music, storytelling, films, foods and more.

Pope JOHN PAUL II CULTURAL CENTER

3900 Harewood Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20017-1505

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 11:00 am

PUPPET THEATER

Polish Library & The Kosciuszko Foundation

Invite children in our community to

  

PUPPET THEATER


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2010


11 AM - 12 PM

2025 O Street NW, Washington, D.C.

(Program is designed for children age 6 and under)

  

 

Join us for  morning of music, storytelling, singing and a lot of fun.

Biblioteka Dzieciom is an initiative of the Polish Library in Washington D.C.  We invite all children for a story time and a puppet theater. It is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading in Polish.  It is also a chance to meet friends and have fun.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Tribute to I. J. Paderewski

European Academy of Music and Art, Inc. and the Kosciuszko Foundation cordially invite to

Piano Concert

TRIBUTE TO IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI
Celebrating 150th Anniversary of His Birth

Presented by child prodigy siblings

OLIVIA LY AND JEFFREY LY
Students of Dr. Bella Eugenia Oster

 

***

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2010

7:00 PM

Suggested donation $10

RSVP at 202-785-2320 or EMAIL

The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20036

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 10:30 am

Biblioteka Dzieciom

HALLOWEEN PUPPET THEATER

On Saturday October 30th The Kosciuszko Foundation welcomed children from our community for puppet theater and story telling brought by volunteers from the Polish Library in Washington, DC. Biblioteka Dzieciom is an initiative of the Polish Library  and a great opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading in Polish.  It's also a chance to meet friends and have fun.

EVENT PHOTOS

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Witkacy 2010 Symposium

The Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to host in collaboration with the Polish Embassy at its Washington, DC office:

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION - Hej Koleda, Koleda

Join us for a magical evening of Christmas storytelling and caroling followed by a reception with traditional Polish Wigilia food. Let's listen and sing along the most beautiful Christmas carols from all around the world and enjoy some pierogi, borsch with dumplings and more.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010


 4:30 PM


The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20036


 

TICKETS:  $25 ($20 Kosciuszko Foundation members and students)

RSVP by December 13th, 2010.

via email to thekfdc@gmail.com or call 202-785-2320

Please pay at the door with cash or check.



TRAVEL TIPS: MAP

Street parking is limited, but there are parking garages available  on 20th and 21st streets between M & N Streets.  KF's building is just a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line. For more travel information about Metro, visit www.wmata.com

 


 

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Meet Polish Entrepreneur of the Year and join us for a true Californian experience in Washington DC!

Is Poland going to be Silicon Valley in Europe?
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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 5:00 pm

MAGDALENA ADAMEK'S CONCERT

MAGDALENA ADAMEK'S


INVITATION TO DANCE


POLONAISES, MAZURKAS, AND WALTZES

BY GREAT  ROMANTIC  POLISH COMPOSERS

MORE INFORMATION >>
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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION GALA DINNER in Washington DC

THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION GALA DINNER  
in WASHINGTON DC
Saturday, December 2nd
7 pm - 10 pm
State Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel

Tickets - SOLD OUT

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Dinner! Wigilia!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition

we are excited to announce our first:


Kosciuszko Foundation

Chopin Competition For Young Pianists

We Invite You to Attend the Live Audition Rounds of the Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists!

The Competition will take place on March 3rd and 4th, 2018
at the Levine School of Music
at the Silver Spring Library, 2nd Floor,
SCHEDULE:
Saturday, March 3rd:
Category 1 - Contestants 12 years of age and under9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Category 2 - Contestants 13 to 15 years of age: 1.45 pm - 4.00 pm
Category 3 - Contestants 16 to 18 years of age: 4.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Sunday, March 4th:
Category 2 - Contestants 13 to 15 years of age: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Category 3 Finalists - Contestants 16 to 18 years of age: 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
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Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:30 am

Playing in Polish - Biblioteka Dzieciom

Polish Library in Washington DC & The Kosciuszko Foundation 
Invite you to: 
Children's Program
BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM 
Saturday Jan. 27 @ 10:30am-11:30am
(door opens at 10am)
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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00 pm

BETWEEN MUSIC AND DIPLOMACY: THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF WWI AMERICAN-POLISH RAPPROCHEMENT

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, HOWEVER WE ASK FOR A $10 DONATION TO PARTIALLY COVER THE COSTS OF REFRESHMENTS.

Traditionally Polish snacks will be served. The guests will also have an opportunity to taste a very special drink -

THE KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE COCKTAIL 

(Żubrówka - Bison Grass Vodka + NY Distilling Dorothy Parker Gin + Doc's Draft Cider)

- A DRINK THAT COMBINES THE SPIRITS OF OUR TWO NATIONS - 


Join us for two lectures by Polish and American historians on aspects of Poland and America's World War I history, accompanied by a concert of music by the virtuoso and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski. 

Before and during World War I, Poland's condition was treated as an internal matter for Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary. Thanks to numerous and strong military, social, cultural as well as diplomatic efforts, Polish independence was suddenly reconsidered by the Great Powers. The United States played an increasingly large role in this process, particularly after entering the War in April 1917. The phenomenon of a European nation torn apart into three partitions for over a century was so unique and unprecedented that peace-loving US President Woodrow Wilson included Polish case into his famous Fourteen Points--his vision for a European settlement after the War. Meanwhile, the pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski became one of the most recognized Poles in the US and embarked on a new career in diplomacy. The cooperation of these two men, strengthened by the help of many other supporters of American-Polish rapprochement on both continents, succeeded in securing an independent Poland and laid the groundwork for the countries' modern relationship, as well as pro-American sentiments among throughout the following century.

Meanwhile, the residents of Buffalo, New York were mobilized for action in Europe and on the home front during World War I. For Polish-Americans, the focus was not only on the US war effort, but also on providing support for Poles in the combatant countries in Europe. They also advocated for Polish independence. Dr. Francis E. Fronczak (1874-1955) played a leading role in relief efforts in Buffalo for Polish war victims. As an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he provided medical care for the Polish Army in France. A long-time friend of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Dr. Fronczak was also appointed a member of the Polish National Committee in Paris in 1918. 

These presentations will be followed by a piano concert by pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska, featuring original compositions by Ignacy Jan Paderewski. 

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm

CABARET NIGHT at The Kościuszko Foundation ‘’Love Me—Love Me Not”

Pre-Valentine Weekend...see it with someone you love

Leonard Cohen, Kurt Weil, Jerzy Peterbuski


Laura Petravage, mezzo soprano

Wanda O'Brien-Trefil, piano

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Dzien Kobiet! - International Women Day!

We invite all Ladies for a potluck party

on Saturday, March 10th

at 6 pm.

We will have an open mic - ready for those of you who would like to share your story with us. 

Please bring a dish to share, something to drink and come to celebrate WOMEN with our Polish-American community! 

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Bigos and Vodka tasting at the KF DC Center

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING OF CAMARADERIE WHILE SHARING TOASTS AND INDULGING IN DELICIOUS POLISH FOOD

It's time again! To get together! Try different kinds of famous Polish vodkas!
Delight in home-made bigos (we are cooking!), traditional Polish bread, lard (of course), Polish kielbasa (of course) and the best in the world Polish
pickles!
We will not only treat you to eight (8) different kinds of Polish vodka but will also educate you about the process of their making, ingredients and traditions.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships Deadline

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship for summer studies in Poland at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow are available to Americans of Polish descent.  

REQUIREMENTS
Scholarships are available to Americans of Polish descent. Eligible candidates must beat least 18 years old by the first day of the program and must be full-time students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn college credit while studying Polish language, history, literature, and contemporary Poland.
Click here to learn more.
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Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski in Concert

We invite you to a Debussy / Beethoven / Chopin  concert by Polish cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and pianist Michael Sheppard

Sunday, April 22nd

@ 4 pm

KF Members: $20

Non-members: $25

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:30 am

Paying in Polish - event for children

The Polish Library in Washington DC and the Kosciuszko Foundation

invite you to:

PLAYING IN POLISH

BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM

It's Picnic Time!

Saturday, June 9; 10.30 -11.30 am

Parent's supervision required

The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm

JAZZ CONCERT - Mateusz Smoczynski Quintet

COME ENJOY A GREAT CONCERT WITH US! 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH @6 PM

SNACKS AND WINE WILL BE SERVED! 


Mateusz Smoczynski Quintet - Berek / Metamorphoses

Mateusz Smoczynski - violin, baritone violin
Rafal Sarnecki - guitar
Kuba Cichocki - piano
Matthias Pichler - bass
Sebastian Kuchczynski - drums

TICKETS: (pay at the door)

$30 General Audience

$25 KF Members

(Optional) RSVP: kfdc@thekf.org

Become a Member that day and receive a $5 discount. Membership forms will be available.

Join our Kosciuszko Foundation Family!  

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

5th Annual Polish Day

Celebrating 100 Years of Poland's Independence

1918 - 2018

12 P.M. - 5 P.M. 

JOIN US FOR A DAY FILLED WITH MUSIC, HISTORY, TRADITIONAL POLISH FOOD, ART AND LOTS OF FUN!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Frank Conlon in Concert

You are cordially invited to

WIPAC FALL PIANO CONCERT

PART I

FRANK CONLON, PIANIST

Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy

Saturday, September 8th

1.30 -2.30 pm

Informal Tea Reception follows

Free Admition

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm

A Journey from One End of the World to the Other


Michal Woroch and Maciej Kaminski's  Wheelchair Journey

Three hundred and twelve days, two continents and fifteen countries, over 45 thousand kilometers and hundreds of hours behind the steering wheel – from one end of the world to the other!

Two friends, Michał Woroch and Maciej Kamiński in their wheelchairs, traversed both Americas, from Tierra del Fuego to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, proving to themselves and to the world that disability does not close any path to dreams.

Their unusual trip named WheelchairTrip became a series of challenges, adventures, meetings, and joys, as well as limitations, fatigue, astonishment, and sometimes stress.

But there is absolutely no doubt that it was worth making this remarkable journey.

WheelchairTrip is a story full of inspiration, of overcoming barriers, about setting ever-greater goals and reconciliation with the fact that sometimes not everything is possible.

The great journey of Michał and Maciej is just coming to an end, and Washington, DC is one of its final stops. This creates an excellent opportunity to meet them and listen to their stories about the extraordinary experiences and reflections, illustrated with absorbing photographs from the route through South, Central and North America.

WheelchairTrip webpage:  http://www.wheelchairtrip.com/index_pl.html

 

JOIN US!

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Polish Jazz: Piotr Orzechowski and Kuba Wiecek in Concert

Two  young Polish Jazz Stars in Concert:

Piotr Orzechowski & Kuba Wiecek

Sunday, October, 7th

@ 5 PM

Tickets:

General Audience $25

KF Members $20

Join our Kosciuszko Foundation Family that day and receive an additional $5 discount (New Members price $15)  

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Raymond Jackson plays Chopin

DR. RAYMOND JACKSON, Pianist

Washington International Piano Arts Council

PRESENTS

A PROGRAM OF WORKS BY

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

(1810-1849)

Informal Tea Reception follows

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:00 pm

KF Annual Dinner & Dance Gala


The Kosciuszko Foundation 

2018 ANNUAL GALA DINNER &DANCE

CELEBRATING

100 YEARS OF POLAND REGAINING INDEPENDENCE

&

HONORING   LORETTA   SWIT

 


A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME TO THE 1920's

 

Please join us in celebration of 100 Years of Poland's Independence

(1918-2018)

at our Gala at the Mayflower Hotel.

We will invite you to travel back in time with us to the magical 1920's – so dressing for the era is welcomed and applauded! 

Some 1920's accessories will be available.

PLEASE SUPPORT  THE MISSION OF THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION  TO FOSTER GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN POLAND AND THE US!

COME TO GALA!

PLACE AN AD TO OUR GALA JOURNAL! 

SPONSOR A TABLE! 

MAKE A DONATION!

All profits will fund the cultural programming at the 

KF Washington DC Center!

Let's keep this Center going! 

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Koledy! Christmas Celebration!

Please join us to Carol together and to share a

Polish Traditional Holiday Meal! 

Sunday, December 16th

5 pm - 7 pm

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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The Polish Library in Washington, D.C.  &  The Kosciuszko Foundation

 Invite you to  BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM  Playing in Polish

 

Theme: Cats

We will talk, read and sing about cats.

Children are encouraged to dress like cats and cat-masks will be provided

Program  is designed for kids ages 5 years and under, and  it is in Polish

 

Biblioteka Dzieciom – Playing in Polish is a new initiative of the Polish Library and the Kosciuszko Foundation. We invite all the children for story time in Polish.  It is a great opportunity for parents to encourage their children to speak Polish. It's also a chance to meet friends and to have fun.

 

4 Pm - 5.30 PM

Door opens at 3.30 

 

Parent's supervision required

Snacks will be served

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Chopin Piano Academy Fundraising Concert

Please get involved!  Support this exciting project!

Join us on Saturday, February 9th - we will present the project and treat you to a short concert by the local participants. 

Chopin Piano Academy 2019 will take place March 1-3 and it is a three day intensive Master Classes with the acclaimed Chopin experts: Piotr Paleczny, Krzysztof Jablonski and Jeffrey Swann.

The selected six candidates will have a chance to practice and learn from the Masters. The classes will be open to public. 

More information: https://www.chopincompetitiondc.org/chopin-piano-academy/

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Prof. Wojciech Maksymowicz

The Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Endowed Lecture, featuring
a talk by Professor Wojciech Maksymowicz (Poland)

"Return to consciousness. Polish contribution to research on Minimally Conscious State Patients treatment. 

The Alarm Clock Clinic and Polish actress Ewa Blaszczyk"

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Con Amore - Musical Journey through Loves, Muses and Inspirations of Frederic Chopin

We invite you for a romantic evening of music, letters and poetry from the love life of Fryderyk Szopen.

Performed by pianists: Martin Labazevitch and Jason Solunias

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00 am

Chopin Piano Academy 2019

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC presents:

CHOPIN PIANO ACADEMY - Masterclasses

with three amazing and established pianists:

Piotr Paleczny

Krzysztof Jablonski

Jeffrey Swann


March 1 - 3 

A three-day intensive program of masterclasses with leading Chopin experts for selected pianists up to 30 years of age.
Six finalists will be chosen to perform in three masterclasses, one with each of the faculty artists. All masterclasses will be open to the public and streamed live. Participants will perform in a public recital on the final day of the academy.
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 14TH


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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Panel Discussion

The American-Friends of the University of Warsaw (AFUW)


cordially invites you to a special event 


"The Past and the Future" 



A meeting with UW alumna, writer, literature critic, and

lecturer Joanna Rostropowicz Clark 


together with her son, newly-elected US Congressional

Representative Tom Malinowski 


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Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00 pm

WOMEN'S DAY!

Dzien Kobiet! 

A Potluck at the Kosciuszko Foundation -- Ladies Only! 

Join us to Celebrate Us! 

It's became a tradition that we meet for an evening of sharing friendships and having fun, with great food and drinks.

Please come! 

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Kinga Augustyn in Concert - Violin Recital

JOIN US FOR A CLASSICAL NEW YEAR'S TREAT! 

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC invites you

to a

Violin Recital

by 

a Polish-born virtuoso


KINGA AUGUSTYN

                                           (photo by Jonathan Milenko)


Program:


J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 
1. Preludio 
2. Loure 
3. Gavotte en Rondeau 
4. Menuets I and II 
5. Bourée 
6. Gigue 

Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962) Recitative and Scherzo, Op. 6 

Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933) Capriccio (2008) 

Rain Worthington (b. 1949) "Frost Vapors" (2013) 
Rain Worthington (b. 1949) "An Evening Indigo" (2014) 

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 27 "Ballade" 

 Intermission 

Debra Kaye (b. 1956) "Turning in Time" (composed for Kinga Augustyn in 2018) 

Kala Pierson (b. 1977) "Bright Curves" (2012) 
1. „River Spinner" 
2. „Lotus Curve" 
3. „Tremura" 

Jessica Meyer (b. 1974) "Confronting the Sky" (2015) 

J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 
5. Ciaccona



TICKETS: 

General Audience $30

Kosciuszko Foundation Members $25


RSVP: kfdc@thekf.org

Reserve your tickets soon! Space is limited!

Light refreshments will be served!



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Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Meet the Authors

This is a Polish Language Event

Join us for a meeting with two Polish authors who recently published the book

HYBRYDOWI POLACY

Andrzej Olas & Andrzej Targowski 

Today, the Poles can live in any place they want to. They may stay in Poland, they may leave, and they may return the their country if they chose so. This is why the authors arrived at the optimistic conclusion: the Hybrid Pole has been born -
who can freely rove around the world, and live at any place on Earth. Perhaps for the first time in the last 200 years, Poles became the truly free members of the Western civilization.


In Polish: 

Nowatorska koncepcja książki, dwóch autorów, zawiera niebanalne opowiadania Andrzeja Olasa z komentarze Andrzeja Targowskiego. Hybrydowy Polak to taki nasz rodak, który potrafi żyć, działać, odnosić sukcesy i porażki, a także być szczęśliwym w dwóch różnych środowiskach – czy to politycznych, czy obywatelskich – zarówno na obczyźnie, jak i w kraju, nie tracąc przy tym patriotycznej, ekonomicznej i innych więzi z ojczyzną. Tym samym jest on giętkim i sprytnym, a może i mądrym mieszkańcem różnych środowisk; ułatwia mu to przetrwanie, staranie się o lepszy byt. Uzyskuje w ten sposób zadowolenie z życia, którego z różnych względów, najczęściej politycznych i ekonomicznych, nie zapewnia mu życie w jednym środowisku. To obywatel świata, najczęściej z podwójnym obywatelstwem.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Come a Little Closer - a vocal recital by Agata Kulis

Please join us for an evening of songs by a Polish born singer Agata Kulis.

COME A LITTLE CLOSER 


Sunday, April 14th 

@ 5 PM

This is a free event 

but any donations appreciated! 

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:00 am

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Bigos & Polish Vodka Tasting Event!

It's that time again!  
Come taste a variety of Polish vodka and learn more about how it is produced!
We will also treat to one of the best Polish specialties - BIGOS (Hunter-stew)
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING OF CAMARADERIE
WHILE SHARING TOASTS AND INDULGING IN DELICIOUS
POLISH FOOD
KARAOKE MACHINE WILL BE HERE, TOO, SO WHAT ABOUT SOME SINGING?
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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm

5th Annual Polish Day

Please join us for the 5th Annual Polish Day at the Kosciuszko Foundation 

to celebrate the Polish Spirit with our community! 

  • CONCERT BY AFRO-POLKA BAND
  • HISTORICAL TRIVIA
  • HISTORICAL EXHIBITS
  • AUTHENTIC POLISH LUNCH
Saturday, July 13th 1 pm - 4.30 pm 
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