PAAA Past Events

Wianki on the National Mall 2018

 June 23, 2018

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Lincoln Memorial at the Reflecting Pool

 

View videos of Wianki 2017: 

Polish TV

Polonia Music

 

 

 

Chopin Concert 2018

Benefiting the PAAA Scholarship Fund

Pandolfi

Thomas Pandolfi, Piano

American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the "Pops" genre, Thomas' critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto oin F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Reservation Form

 

 

Wesołych Świąt

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

Thank you to all who came to celebrate this year's Wigilia and to those who are part of the Polish American Arts Association throughout the year. Please take a note of the dates of upcoming event for 2018 and make plans to attend them. We are working on compiling photos from the 2017 events which will be placed on our Photo page shortly

TPAAA Wigilia organized jointly with the Kościuszko Foundation

Szopka17

December 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

at the Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Traditional Polish food, sharing of oplatek

Artistic program and koledy singing with

Laura Kafka-Price, Soprano, Alvin Smithson, Piano, Caleb Bradley, Oboe

Stasia and Olek Skrypczuk, Vocals and Violin

Reservation form

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PAAA General Membership Meeting

October 29, 2017 at 2:00 - 5:00 PM

at the Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Business agenda, reception, and artistic program featuring

David Cook, Tenor

with Alvin Smithson, Piano

Performing art songs and operatic arias

David Cook

David Windsor Cook is a 2017 PAAA Scholarship recipient. He is a senior at Frostburg State University in Maryland, majoring in philosophy and pursuing vocal studies with private teachers as well as in the University Opera Program. He has appeared in recitals, opera productions and musicals, as soloist and choir member in his church, and entertained at private events. Even though he only recently began singing in Polish, he has placed second in ACPC Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition. In June, he sang the American and Polish National Anthems at the PAAA Wianki Festival at the National Mall.   

 

Wianki on the Mall

June 24, 2017, Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool Steps

Videos of Wianki on the Mall 2017:

Polish TV         Polonia Music

Wianki

PAAA General Membership Meeting

Sunday, May 7, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC

 

Presentation of scholarship grants for 2017

Election of officers

Reception

Special Presentation:

Sculptor Gordon Kray

On his own works in Washington and elsewhere
 
                         
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Gordon Kray with one of his sculptures

Paintings by PAAA member Susanne Eisinger

will be on display at the Arts Club’s Spilsbury Gallery


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Annual Chopin Concert

Benefiting the PAAA Scholarship Fund

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Tomasz Robak, Piano

March 5, 2017 at 4 PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland

2640 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

 

Reservation form

 

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PAAA Wigilia

szopka
Sunday, December 4, 2016

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Traditional Polish foos, sharing of oplatek, and koledy singing.

Performances by the Polish Drama Club
Soprano Laura Kafka-Price and Pianist Alvin Smithson

Space is limited; please reserve early


Reservation Form
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PAAA General Membership Meeting
November 6,  2016
at Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street N
W
Washington, DC 20036

Jagiello
Business session will be followed by

presentation by Ted Mirecki

on the history and restoration of the statue

of King Wladyslaw Jagiełło in Central Park in New York City

 

Reception

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PAAA 50th Anniversary Gala

September 24, 2016
6:00 PM

Dinner, dancing, entertainment
Music by Brothers-in-Law Band
Performance by Laura Kafka-Price, soprano

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Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland

For more information and to place ads in program book, please call 571-276-5574
To receive an invitation, write to
paaanewsletter.@gmail.com

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Please support the PAAA by placing an ad in the
50th Anniversary Gala Program Book

  
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Wianki

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6:00 - 10:00PM

 At the Lincoln Memorial

Reflecting Pool Steps

Wianki

Picnic and wreath making workshop starts at 6;00, followed by performances by Polish folk ensembles in colorful costumes with music, songs and dance.

Come with your family and friends to this free event.  Bring your picnic basket!





PAAA  General Membership Meetings

Sunday, May 22, 2016
2:00 - 5:00 PM
at
the Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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Election of officers

Award of scholarship grants

artistic program and reception.

Special Attraction:
Program of Polish poetry and song  by
Dorota Ponikiewska and Polish Drama Club

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Chopin Concert

Benefiting the PAAA Scholarship Fund

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Krzysztof Zimowski, violin
Jaroslaw Golembiowski, piano

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Concert at 6:00 PM

Reception following the performance


Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Reservation Form


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                                     PAAA Wigilia 2015


S
unday, December 6, 2015

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Musical Program
James Bennett
Kirk Bennet
Stasia and Olek Skrypczuk

A celebration of Polish Christmas food, traditions, kolędy singing
and age old custom of sharing opłatek with friends and family
in the elegant setting of the Arts Club mansion.

Space is limited so reserve early.

Reservation form
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PAAA General Membership Meeting
November 1, 2015
2:00 to 5:00 PM
at
The Kosciuszko Foundation

2025 O Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
kosciuszkofoundation
Business agenda, artistic program and reception.
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Wianki

Saturday, June 20, 2015

At the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Steps

Wianki Poster 2015 - Stryjenska.pdf

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PAAA General Membership Meeting

Sunday, May 24, 2015
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
 Presentation of Scholarship Grants for 2015
Literary Program with Poet Danuta Kosk-Kosicka

Wine and cheese reception
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Chopin Concert
Benefiting the PAAA Scholarship Fund
at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Elizabeth Borowsky, piano
Frances Borowsky, cello
Emmanuel Borowsky, violin

March 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

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PAAA Wigilia 2014

Wigilia

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Musical Program
Alvin Smithson, Piano
Jozef Surowiec, baritone

A celebration of Polish Christmas food, traditions, kolędy singing
and age old custom of sharing opłatek with friends and family
in the elegant setting of the Arts Club mansion.

Space is limited so reserve early.
Reservation Form

For more information contact:
paaanewsletter@gmail.com
or call 703-356-5198


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PAAA General Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Art Restored - Presentation by Ted Mirecki

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Wianki - Festival of Wreaths
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:00 PM
Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
National Mall east of 23rd St.
 

Chopin Concert

performed by
Brian Ganz, pianist

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 4:00 PM
St. Luke Roman Catholic Parish
7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean VA

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Wigilia, Traditional Polish Christmas Dinner
December 7, 2013, 5:00 PM

Columbus Club of Arlington
(Knights of Columbus)
5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

 

Chopin and His Friends
An evening of songs, piano and amusing anecdotes

performed by
Andrzej Stec, tenor
Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, piano

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 4:00 PM
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington DC
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  Wianki - Festival of Wreaths
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 6:00 PM
Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
National Mall east of 23rd St.
  Wigilia, Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Dinner
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 4 PM
National Cathedral School
Wisconsin Ave. and Woodley Rd. NW
Washington DC
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  General Membership Meeting
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
5034 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC
Presentation: Exhibits by the
American Council for Polish Culture
at the National Conference of Social Studies
  Wianki - Festival of Wreaths
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 6:00 PM
Constitution Gardens
National Mall south of 17th St.

 
General Membership and Election Meeting
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
5034 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC
  Chopin Concert
in observance of the composer's birth anniversary

Pianist Frank Conlon

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4:00 PM

Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave., Washington DC

  Wigilia, Traditional Polish Christmas Dinner
December 18, 2011, 4:00 PM
Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave.
Washington DC.
Chopin Concert by Wen-Yee Ho
Carol singing led by baritone Józef Surowiec
and pianist Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil
  45th Anniversary Gala
Dinner Dance
Sunday, September 11, 2011
6:00 PM
Congressional Country Club
Bethesda, MD
Details and Reservation Form
  "Wianki" - Festival of Wreaths
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 6:00 PM
Capitol Reflecting Pool 
  General Membership and Election Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
5034 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC
    Concert in honor of Fryderk Chopin's Bicentennial
and Samuel Barber's Centennial
Pianist Lara Downes
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
February 12, 2011
program
    Wigilia, Traditional Polish Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Reception 4:00 PM, Dinner 5:00 PM
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington DC
  General Membership Meeting
Sunday, September 12, 2010, 2:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
5304 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC
Program: Film "9 Days that Changed the World"
about first pilgrimage of John Paull II to Poland
  "Wianki" - Festival of Wreaths
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 6:00 PM
Capitol Reflecting Pool
click for details
    General Membership and Election Meeting
Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Drive, McLean, VA
Program: Presentation by Hanna Bondarewska
on her theater project
    PAAA and the Andrzej Markowski Foundation
are co-organizing a concert festival
in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Chopin's birth
May 16 - June 6, 2010, various venues
details
    PAAA's annual Chopin Concert 
in observance of the anniversary of Chopin's birth
Raymond Jackson, pianist
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 6:00 PM
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
details