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How Geography Influences Russian Foreign Policy - Thursday Nov 16 2017

How Geography Influences Russian Foreign Policy Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST) Global Austin - Nov 16. If you are interested in Russia, this is for you Co-Sponsored by GlobalAustin, UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the Fulbright Association- Austin Chapter RSVP https://www.memberplanet.com/events/globalaustin/theinfluenceofgeographyonrussiaforeignpolicy

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

November 30, 2017 - SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA

SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA Classical Music Partners International presents the New York solo debut recital of Spanish soprano Laura Alonso Padín accompanied by MET pianist Yelena Kurdina. For tickets and more info go here: https://www.spainculture.us/city/new-york/son-de-espana-soprano-laura-alonso-padin-and-pianist-yelena-kurdina/ This song recital samples Spanish folklore through the classical compositions of 20th century luminaries Rodolfo Halffter, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Eduardo Toldrá, and Xavier Montsalvatge. The program concludes with rarely heard works that highlight classical song and contemporary composers from Galicia in Galego, by Fernando Buide y Abe Rábade. PROGRAM El paño murciano by Nin. En el pinar by Obradors. Gerinaldo from 6 Canciones Portuguesas by E. Halffter. As froliñas dos toxos by Toldrá. Os teus ollos by Suárez. And works by Cristóbal Halffter, Ovalle, Baldomir, Barbieri, Serrano, Chapí, Giménez, Rodrigo, and Montsalvatge. PERFORMERS Spanish soprano Laura Alonso has toured throughout the United States, Asia and Latin America, performing pieces from Obradors to Schumann. She has sung under the batons of Maestros Ion Marin, Philippe Jordan, Karel Mark Chichon, Helmuth Rilling and Stefan Soltesz among many others. As an active recording artist, Ms. Padín has recorded for Naxos and for Orf disc labels, the later earning her a Diapason d’Or. Pianist Yelena Kurdina has been a specialist in Russian repertoire at The Metropolitan Opera for over 20 years, has partnered with many of the most outstanding singers of our time, such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. She has collaborated with Opera National de Paris, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (Spain) and both the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera in Washington, D.C.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Polish History Club - Stories and Tales of Helena Modrzejewska - Sunday, Nov 19 2017

Polish History Club - Stories and Tales of Helena Modrzejewska           This month, Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka, a moderator of the website Culture Avenue (cultureave.com) , about Polish culture on emigration, will talk about Helena Modrzejewska who may be known to American audience as Helena Modjeska a theatre actress, in relation to not only her acting career in US, but also her son, Ralph Modjewski, an engineer and architect who famously designed and built the majority of bridges in America in 1800 and 1900s.   Ms Joanna is an author of the bilingual book about Helena Modjeska: ” What I received from God and from people- a story of Helena Modjeska”. The book will be available for viewing and purchase during the meeting.   We meet to cultivate polish language and talk about history, if your polish level is lower-intermediate or higher, you will be just fine, stop by to just listen or chat. Discussion and group input are welcome and encouraged.   Tea, coffee and water will be provided. Snacks and desserts are welcome   W tym miesiacu podczas spotkania Klubu Historycznego Joanna Sokolowska- Gwizdka, autorka witryny Culture Avenue o Polskiej kulturze na emigracji, opowie o Helenie Modrzejewskiej, wyjatkowej postaci Polskiego Teatru i jej karierze zarowno w Polsce, jak i na emigracji w Ameryce. Helena Modrzejewska moze takze byc znana Amerykanskiej publicznosci w zwiazku z postacia jej syna, Ralpha Modjeskiego, slynnego budowniczego mostow w USA  na przelomie wieku XIX I XX. Pani Joanna jest autorka dwujezycznej ksiazki o Helenie Modrzejewskiej “Co otrzymalam od Boga i ludzi- Historia Heleny Modrzejewskiej”. Ksiazka bedzie dostepna do wgladu podczas spotkania. Zakup takze mozliwy dla zainteresowanych.   Zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych. Sugerowany poziom jezyka polskiego to niski/ sredni (A2, B1) lub wyzszy, zapraszamy wszystkich na konwersacje lub przysluchiwanie sie.   Zapewniamy kawe, herbate, wode. Desery i przekaski mile widziane.   Event info:   Time: Sunday November 19th at 6pm. Venue: Westdale Parke clubhouse located at 3607 Greystone Dr (next to community fitness center) Look for red and white balloons! Language: Polish and English as needed   Helpful links: http://www.cultureave.com/boze-narodzenie-u-heleny-modrzejewskiej-w-kalifornii/ https://www.amazon.com/Received-People-Helena-Modjeska-Modrzejewska/dp/0615293441 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Modjeska   Contact Helena at 989 493 0660 for questions or directions to the location

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oleh Denysenko: Etchings | Opening Night | Nov 10

Oleh Denysenko: Etchings November 10 – 29, 2017
Reception for the artist: Friday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Please RSVP to attend.   Art at the Institute is delighted to present a special exhibition of forty original prints by Leopolitan artist Oleh Denysenko, introducing recent works and archetypal selections from his graphic oeuvre of the past decade. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this exhibition marks the artist’s first return to The Ukrainian Institute of America since his 2003 solo showing. An innovative and prolific artist practiced in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, calligraphy, and book illustration, Mr. Denysenko is most recognized, internationally, for his intricate etchings on paper. An astoundingly inventive draftsman, due in part to years of studying the moralizing art of Northern European masters such as Bosch, Bruegel, Cranach and Dürer, among others, Denysenko developed a highly original framework and spatial base around which an alchemy of fantastical and metaphorical character narratives flourish—ultimately, suggesting both weight and whimsy. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Oleh Denysenko concentrated in graphics while studying at the National Academy of Printing (Lviv). He holds over thirty international honors for intaglio printmaking, including Grand Prize of the 9th Mondial Triennale for Small Prints (2014) in Chamalieres, France. He is an active member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists and is a full member of the Academic Senate of the International Academy of Modern Art (Rome). Mr. Denysenko lives and works in Lviv. Read Press Release Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, or by appointment.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

An Evening of Jazz with Earl MacDonald Quartet | Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm

EARL MacDONALD QUARTET “OPEN BORDERS” EARL MacDONALD, piano
FELIPE SALLES, tenor saxophone
GREGG AUGUST, string bass;
WINARD HARPER, drum set   Pianist-composer Earl MacDonald’s latest JUNO-nominated recording, Mirror of the Mind, embodies his ongoing search for new ways to express himself musically, while challenging the defining boundaries of jazz. His new album Open Borders is a combination of his original compositions and arrangements of familiar melodies, presented in new, interesting ways. General Admission $25, Seniors/Students $10, UIA Members free BUY TICKETS

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Events: Estonian House - Nov 2017-Dec 2017

Saturday, November 4th at 8pm HappyEST Hour, singer Kiirstin Marilyn Kiirstin Marilyn had served as the dynamic front person and co-songwriter for a few different bands since 2005, from progressive post-hardcore band Ground to Machine to genre-bending piano rock band Verity In Stereo. Inspired and motivated by the successes of each act but seeking to grow as an artist, Kiirstin Marilyn was born. She, co-written and co-produced by Justin Ardolino, is a song of female empowerment. What started as a simple song about her refugee grandmother has turned into a ballad of epic proportions which aspires to be an anthem for all women. Monday, November 6th at 6.30pm Reception for the Minister of Culture of Estonia Indrek Saar. Discussion is followed by a reception with wine and hor’derves. RVSP by November 1st Friday, November 3rd and 10th- Performa 17. Tours at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm Ainult liikmetele (Members Only) is a site-specific project in the New York Estonian House, creating a new narrative for the house filled with humor and absurdity. The artist and the manager of the house lead the tours providing new insights into the complexity of national identity. Discount tickets for the members of The Estonian Educational Society Friday, November 11th at 6pm Movie night and discussion with a filmmaker Priit Valknaja and artist Laurentsius. Naine Pildil (Woman on the photo). Film in Estonian with English subtitles. Donation. Artist Lauri Sillak aka Laurentsius is planning to open his new exhibition in an unusual place - a deserted wooden house in the heart of Tallinn. The house belonged to Johannes Parikase, the creator of Estonian film and photography, and his wife Lille. 
The name of Parikast was the real tone of the first Republic of Estonia. The name was connected to the first beauty contest in Estonia, prominent portraits of statesmen. The walls of a gorgeous yet mysterious dwelling house hide traces of people who were in the pictures at the time and the life itself is revealed from the cultural layer. 
Portraits of contemporary beauty and world-famous models appear on the wallpaper, the spirit of the house's hostess Lilli is uneasy because of the untold story she knows. __________________________________________________________________________ Friday, December 1st at 6pm Book presentation by TEA Publisher: “Eesti Vabariik 100.” Event in Estonian.   Eesti Vabariigi Peakonsulaadil New Yorgis New Yorgi Eesti Haridusseltsil ja TEA Kirjastusel   on au kutsuda Teid entsüklopeedia „Eesti Vabariik 100“     esitlusele reedel, 1. detsembril, 2017  kell 18.00 NY Eesti Majas 243 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.   kontaktil: info@estonianhousenewyork.com või 212-684-0336   Saturday, December 2nd at 3pm Annual Christmas Bazaar. Vendors please contact us to book a table at info@estonianhousenewyork.com or by calling 212-684-0336. The bar and restaurant will open at 1pm December 2nd at 7pm HappyEST Hour vol 6 December 16th Traditional Estonian Christmas dinner at a long table- Estonian Educational Society’s Christmas Party

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

OCT. 30 - NOV. 3, 2017 AT CZECH CENTER in NEW YORK

FILM: BLACK PETER

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

The essence of an ordinary summer in a small Czech town in the early 1960s is told through the life of a 16-year-old boy that cares more about fun and lust rather than work. 

Director: Miloš Forman, 1964, 86 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 1, 7PM at Metrograph 

RSVP   FILM: INTIMATE LIGHTING

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

A music teacher living in a small Czech village learns that his childhood friend, a successful musician living in Prague, plans to visit. 

Director: Ivan Passer, 1965, 75 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 2, 7PM at Metrograph

RSVP   CONCERT: DVOŘAK'S NEW WORLD

Mannes Sounds Festival honors Dvořak and his American students with a vocal and instrumental concert featuruing a selection from the Slavonic Dances, American String Quartet, and compositions by Henry Thacker Burleigh, Rubin Goldmark, and Will Marion Cook. 

November 2, 7PM in the Ballroom 

RSVP
    FILM: THE FIREMEN'S BALL

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

A brilliant satire of a fire brigade's disastrous shindig critiques communism's failings. 

Director: Miloš Forman, 1967, 73 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 3, 7PM at Metrograph

RSVP   THE VELVET REUNION

An open house night of film, panel discussions, theater, comedy, photography, beer, and live rock music to celebrate the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

November 17, 7PM at BNH

RSVP  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Cocktail Mingle at Scandinavian Spaces with special guest Magnus Leijon - Nov 3 2017

DESCRIPTION The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Texas would like to invite you to a magical evening in a wonderland of workspace interiors. Featuring a thrilling live reading by Magnus Leijon from his true story book ‘Off Grid’, the opportunity to mingle with key members of Austin's social scene, and cocktails++. 

We think you should be there.

You must RSVP to confirm your spot as this event will be capacity and only confirmed guests will be allowed in. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktail-mingle-at-scandinavian-spaces-with-special-guest-magnus-leijon-tickets-38772495578

Sponsored by San Luis Spirits, Rentsch Brewery and Austin Eastciders.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Austin - New Central Library Grand Opening - Sat, Oct 28 2017

The inauguration of the New Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez) this Saturday October 28th. The Grand Opening Festivities will start at 10 am and the doors will open at 1 pm. Books in Spanish, German, French, Russian, Polish, Italian and more are on the 5th floor in the "World" section and movies in many languages are also in that floor in the "Media" section.  New Central Library | Nueva Biblioteca Central Grand Opening | Gran Apertura Central Library Grand Opening on Saturday, October 28 at 710 W. César Chávez St. Everyone is welcome. There will be live music and fun for the kids until dusk. La Nueva Biblioteca Central de Austin abre sus puertas en 710 W. César Chávez St. el sábado 28 de octubre. Todos son bienvenidos. Habrá música en vivo y diversión para los niños hasta el atardecer. 10 AM     Grand Opening Festivities Inauguración
11 AM     Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Discursos y el corte de la cinta  
1 PM       Library open to the public La Biblioteca estará abierta al público
6 PM       Library will close La Biblioteca cerrará
Facebook RSVP Confirme la Asistencia en Facebook Sustainable Transportation Parking  

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017 VIEW The event guide online  http://www.ohny.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2017OHNYWeekendEventGuide.pdf For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.   From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.  OHNY Weekend Sites Reveal
The full list of participating sites and programs can now be viewed under Plan Your Weekend. Free printed event guides with all Open Access sites will also be inserted into the October 4 issue of Time Out New York; available at all TONY street distribution locations; at all west elm stores in New York City; and at select sites in all five boroughs. 140+ Open Access Sites
Almost two-thirds of the sites that participate in OHNY Weekend require no advance reservations, and can be visited completely free of charge! Make sure to check each site’s listing once they are available, as sites have different hours. Click here to see the list of Open Access sites. 100 Advance Reservation Sites
While the majority of OHNY Weekend sites are Open Access and can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, some sites and tours require Advance Reservations. Reservations for these sites will begin on Thursday, October 5 at 11 am. Click here to see the list of Advanced Reservation sites. Changes, Additions, and Cancellations
There will be changes, additions, and cancellations leading up to and throughout OHNY Weekend. To see a list of changes that have taken place since the OHNY Weekend Event Guide was printed, and/or since the lineup was released on October 4, click here. To receive news and updates, click here to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you have questions or need more information, email us at info@ohny.org.   OHNY Weekend Event Guide   2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guides are now available! Click the links below to download your copy today.  OHNY WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE - OPEN ACCESS SITES ONLY
Open Access Sites are sites that can be visited free of charge during the days and hours listed in the event guide. All Open Access sites are listed in the guide by borough and then by neighborhood. VIEW THE OHNY WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS GUIDE
While the majority of sites open during OHNY Weekend are Open Access, some sites require Advance Reservations. For more information about reservations, visit www.ohny.org/reservations. VIEW THE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS GUIDE   Printed copies of the free 2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guide with all Open Access sites are also available as an insert in the October 4 issue of Time Out New York and available at all TONY street distribution locations. Event guides are also available to be picked up, beginning on October 4 at all West Elm stores in New York City. West Elm Broadway
1870 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm West Elm Chelsea
112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm West Elm DUMBO
2 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8pm, Sat 7:30am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm Guides will also be available in all five boroughs at the following distribution locations: Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm Brooklyn Public Library Central Library (Welcome Desk)
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-9pm, Thu-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 1-5pm Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B (Lobby Management Office)
140 58th Street, Brooklyn NY 11220
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Governors Island Welcome Center
Near Manhattan ferry landing
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Also available during the week at the Manhattan Ferry Terminal.  Federal Hall National Memorial (Information Desk and Rotunda Podium)
26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Center for Architecture (Front Desk)
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8 pm; Sat 11am-5pm General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (Lobby and Library)
20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm Ukrainian Institute of America (Lobby)
2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-6pm Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York (Literature Self at Entrance)
141 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Hours: Open 24/7 Queens Museum (Welcome Desks at Both Entrances)
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm National Lighthouse Museum (Entrance Lobby)
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, New York 10301
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-5pm  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Moana - Free Disney Movie previe Friday Oct 6 2017

MOANA Mueller Lake Park 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723 Hosted by Mueller Austin Join us for a free, family-friendly event taking place at Mueller’s outdoor amphitheater on Friday, Oct. 6.

The first Friday in our two-event series, we will be screening Disney’s Moana. Grab your friends, family, blankets and join us for a fun evening under the stars.

Can’t make it that week? Join us the following week for a screening of the Jungle Book (2016).

Stayed tuned for updates! Kid Friendly https://www.facebook.com/events/126643064732770/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 1 Free Movie Screening with Austin Polish Society

WHAT: Courage / Wymyk, 2011 - drama, 1 hr 25 min., English subtitles.
WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm

COST: FREE
CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT gmail.com

Director: Greg Zgliński
Screenplay: Janusz Marganski, Greg Zglinski
Cinematography: Witold Płóciennik
Music: Jacek Grudzień, Mariusz Zięmba

Cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Marian Dziędziel, Anna Tomaszewska, Jacek Łuczak, Michal Podsiadło, Włodzimierz Adamski, Karolina Kominek, Tomasz Schuchardt, Paweł Tomaszewski, Stefan Popkowski

Awards:
• 36th FFF in Gdynia: Best Directing Debut, Best Screenplay, Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
• 27th WFF in Warsaw: Special Jury Award for Best Actor for Robert Więckiewicz and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for Greg Zgliński

Trailer (English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umr-LWuHSo4

Synopsis:
From the creators: "Courage" is a contemporary story about two brothers who are struggling over the family business. After facing a violent incident on a train, their lives change completely and the situation forces them to reveal who they really are. The story is based on true events. There were numerous cases of people being thrown from trains in many countries around the world. What interested us in this story is touching the fundamental themes of cowardice, associated guilt, and redemption. Each one could encounter a similar situation. But how would we react?

Read reviews: 
http://exclaim.ca/film/article/courage-directed_by_greg_zglinski
http://culture.pl/en/work/courage-greg-zglinski

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 14 2017- the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York

Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Take a tour of the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York Weekend, America’s largest architecture and design event. Free half-hour tours are offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm.

The Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city. We are proud to be among ten sites that participated in Open House New York since their first OHNY Weekend in October 2003.

Congratulations to OHNY and its organizers, supporters and participants for fifteen wonderful years of highlighting the remarkable history of New York!

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Ukraine - Reception for the artist RomanLuchuk: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

September 29 – October 22, 2017
Roman Luchuk: Paintings of the Carpathian Mountain Landscape Art at the Institute is pleased to welcome the Fall 2017 season with an exhibition of thirty expressionist landscape paintings by Roman Luchuk. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Read PRESS RELEASE.

Reception for the artist: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Please RSVP to attend.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Volunteers for Austin Polish Film Festival

Dear Members and Friends, 
  Austin Polish Film Festival  is coming up - November 2nd - 5th, 2017 and additional screening on Nov. 6th at Regal Arbor 8    We need your help !
  All volunteers will have an  opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event.
  We are looking for help in: * advertising * material distribution * welcome guests * reception etc.
  If you can help please let Magda Boudni knows at 512-586- 1104 or magdaboudni@gmail.com 
  All help will be appreciated - volunteers will receive free tickets or passes.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

APS - Austin Polish Film Festival 2017 Nov 2-5 2017

We are happy to announce that this year's festival dates and venue are set. Make plans to see the latest and the best in Polish film at the 12th APFF,  November 2nd - 5th, 2017 at the newly renovated AFS Cinema (the same venue where we have held our festivals since 2011, formerly  Marchesa Hall & Theater) and a special screenings on November 6 at the Regal Arbor 8. Stay tuned for information about films, guests, and event details. http://www.austinpolishfilm.com/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish History Club will take place on Sunday August 20th at 6pm.

First meeting of Polish History Club     Inbox x       Austin Polish Society 12:20 PM (2 hours ago)   to         Austin Polish Society We are happy to announce that the first meeting of Polish History Club will take place on Sunday August 20th at 6pm. at 3607 Greystone Dr. in Austin.   The purpose of meeting is to discuss polish history and culture in regards to some historic events. Because of a recent Battle Anniversary, we will be talking about Battle of Grunwald (Bitwa pod Grunwaldem).that took place July 15th 1410.  This fascinating event is by many considered the most important battle in history of Poland.  English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-1VCmruCw  http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/battle-grunwald   Polish:  http://www.polskieradio.pl/39/156/Artykul/242559,Krwawa-i-ryzykowna-bitwa-pod-Grunwaldem  www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pM_lU05I4   The intro will be conducted in Polish by Kris Matyszewski, the discussions may be conducted in Polish and English as needed.   Event info:   Time:   Sunday August 20th at 6pm. Venue:  Westdale Parke clubhouse located at 3607 Greystone Dr (next to community fitness center) Look for red and white baloons! Language:   Polish and English as needed

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Random events in Austin - Aug & Sep 2017

I usually work throughout the weekend but since most of you do not, here are some events for you to check out 8/19/17
Bat Fest 
Congress Avenue Bridge 
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
www.roadwayevents.com   8/20/17
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year.
www.austinchronicle.com   8/26/17
Austin Pride Festival & Parade 
Fiesta Gardens 
The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.
www.austinpride.org   9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want to miss this unparalleled series at COTA. Top racers and race cars from around the world go head to head on the track for three full days of action.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com   9/12/17-9/16/17
Austin Music Video Festival
Various Locations
Now in its second year, the Austin Music Video Fest celebrates Austin's longstanding music video heritage with screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops around town.
www.austinmusicvideofestival.com 9/15/17 - 9/16/17
Lone Star Le Mans
Circuit of The Americas 
This three-day event is COTA's unique twist on the world's greatest sports car endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The weekend features live music, interactive displays, an open paddock and nearly nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars - all topped off with a dazzling fireworks show.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com  9/17/17
Austin Museum Day 
Museums Across Austin 
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
www.austinmuseums.org 9/23/17 - 9/24/17
Fall Pecan Street Festival 
Sixth Street Austin 
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival held on historic Sixth Street. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.
www.pecanstreetfestival.org 9/30/17
Texas Craft Brewers Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State.
www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org 9/30/17
AustOberfest
Scholz Garten
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the 5th annual AustOberfest at Scholz Garten, the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state. This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with beer, sausage, live music and bowling!
www.austoberfest.com

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish Movie review Sunday Aug 6 2017 FREE

ugust 6, Sunday at 3:30 pm WHAT: AmbaSSada / EmbaSSy, 2013 – comedy, 1 hr 45 min., English subtitles. WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700 WHEN: Sunday, August 6 at 3:30 pm COST: FREE CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr  AT  gmail.com

Director & Writer: Juliusz Machulski
Director of photography: Witold Adamek
Music: Bartosz Chajdecki Cast: Magdalena Grąziowska Bartosz Porczyk, Robert Więckiewicz, Ksawery Szlenkier, Adam Darski, Aleksandra Domańska, and others.   Synopsis: Something silly to escape the heat outside – a Polish fantasy-comedy film involving time travel. The whole story seems to start in August of 2012. A young married couple, Melania , an actress, and Przemek, a writer, house-sit a luxurious flat in a building situated in the heart of Warsaw’s finest district. Before the war, it had been the site of the German embassy. Soon strange things start to happen. They discover that the house’s main elevator not only transports people up and down the floors but also is a time machine between the 21st century and year 1939, just days before the outbreak of World War II. To their astonishment, they find an operating German Embassy and Nazi headquarters of August 1939. So, they decide to change the course of history and prevent Germany from attacking Poland.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

AUSTIN'S BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS FOR BEATING THE HEAT

I have a real weakness for ice cream - I can eat easily a pint of ice cream at one sitting, This article about the best ice cream places  peaked my interest for sure,,,   Prohibition Creamery East Austin Holla Mode Zilker Michoacána Natural Ice Cream North Austin Spun Ice Cream East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Dolce Vita Hyde Park   Cow Tipping Creamery South Austin   https://www.thrillist.com/eat/austin/best-ice-cream-spots-in-austin

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

How not to die when it’s 100 degrees in Austin?

This is actually a real issue in Austin - it is super hot. I thought I share this article with you all in case you do not know all of this Go for a swim  First of all, you’re going to need to submerge yourself in a body of water. We’ve put together a definitive guide to all of Central Texas swimming holes, because Barton Springs and Hamilton Pool get crowded fast. We even made an interactive map, so you can make your plans to visit every last spot. You can also check out the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s handy “park viewer” map, which will help you locate different public pools around the city and see when they’re open. And did you know that There are also a number of hotel pools in Austin that offer day passes or free swimming Stay safe  AND keeps your pets safe TOO! http://www.austin360.com/entertainment/how-not-die-when-100-degrees-austin/HYXd4JXwSNgzlsmG82qZLO/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

THE CZECH CENTER - ANTIDIMENSION by SOTC with opening film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS

THE CZECH CENTER NEW YORK PRESENTS THE JULY 2017 NEW BOHEMIA EXHIBITION

ANTIDIMENSION by SOTC
with opening film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 7, 7-10PM in the Gallery EXHIBITION: JULY 7-AUGUST 4, 10AM-6PM RSVP for ANTIDIMENSION RSVP for COLD WAR CHRISTMAS ANTIDIMENSION is a multi-media art exhibition by Prague based art collective SOTC as a part of the New Bohemia series highlighting artists under the age of thirty. The exhibition will open with artist Emma Penaz Eisner's Special Jury Mention short film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS. 
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