Symposium on Polonia and the Struggle for Polish Independence

This fall marks 100 years since restoration of Polish Independence after more than a century of occupation by Austria, Germany and Russia.  

Keynote speaker Prof. James Pula frm Perdue University will speak at 7:00 PM about the "Fourth Partition" and the Restoration of Polish Independence.  Musical performance of Ignacy Jan Paderewski's work by the Chopin Singing Society.

All events are free and open to the public.

Symposium begins at 9:00   AM

Biesiada 2018


                  Eddy Dobosiewicz


Sunday, June 24, 2018

1 PM - Social hour and cash bar

2 PM - Dinner

$35.00 per person             $30  per student

RSVP by June 14, 2018

Make checks payable to: Polish Arts Club of Buffalo and mail to:

Bette Rydzynski-Hully, 191 Crosby Avenue, Kenmore,NY 14217

(716) 875-1592 or for more information


The BPO in Poland

Anna Mattis, oboe and English horn player will present photos and share her personal experiences of the BPO trip to Poland. Anna performed in Rzeszow-our sister city.  The BPO musicians are true ambassadors of music from Buffalo.


Social Hour and Refreshments will follow the programs.

For more information call:  Tom Zawadzki at (716) 472-8199 or

A Concert of Young Artists

Permanent Chair of Polish Culture Presents:


A concert of young artists including

Soprano Emily Helenbrook and Haley Brunstad and pianist Comink Wrona of Ontario as well as veteran pianist Ivan Docenko in works of Chopin, Paderewski, Beethovan, Mozart, WWI pieces and more.  Music will be played on St. Michale's Jack Koessler Memorial Steinway Grand Piano.  Free will offering to benefit the Polish Singers Alliance of America Scholarship Fund.


Free Parkig Available

A reception by Polish Arts Club Follows

Zawadzki on Zawadzki

Polish Architect of the Broadway Fillmore Polonia District - Władysław H. Zawadzki

Tom Zawadzki will explore the Polish-American architect Władysław H. Zawadzki who contributed the following buildings to the East Side's Polonia neighborhood, centered around Broadway and Fillmore: Dom Polski Building, Al Cohens Bakery, Polish Singing Circle, Lipowicz Grocery, Polish Co-Op Savings & Loan, Club 

The Impact of Polish Immigration on the Civic and Religious Identity of the United States

Prersenter:  Edward Reilly III

Mr. Reilly's program will discuss the role Polish People have played in the entire history of the United States from the Colonial period to the present.

Mr. Reilly is a student at Christ the King Seminary Studying for his Master's Degree in Theology.  Edward Reilly III is Director of Resident Life at D'Youville College.


Annual Meeting and a Program on Polish Christmas Traditions

The Annual meeting of the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo required by the NYS Non-profit Corporation Law, provides an opportunity for members to get an accounting of the activities and finances of the Club during the past year.  It is also an opportunity for members to propose new activities and directions for the Club.  The results of the annual election process will also be finalized.  

Following the meeting, there will be a program appropriate for the upcoming holiday season.


Polish Christmas Traditions

Presenter:  Rev. Ceslaw Krysa

Biesiada 2017

Biesiada 2017


Honorable Carl Bucki, Chief U.S.B.J., W.D.N.Y. and Deborah Bruch Bucki, RN, Ph.D


6:00 pm   - Social Hour and cash bar

7:00 pm   - Dinner

$35.00 per person                $28 per person

RSVP by May 22, 2017

Make checks payable to:   Polish Arts Club of Buffalo

Mail to:   Bette Rydzynski-Hully, 191 Crosby Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 875-1592




Irena's Vow

The Permanant Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Join to present a dramatic reading

A Play about the heroic efforts of Irena Gut Opdyke 

The Buffalo premiere is in memory of Stanley Blake, a Polish resistance fighter who survived two concentrations camps.  

A free will offering will be accepted.


Contact Mary Lou Wyrobek at for more info

Julian Stanczak: Artist of Light

Presenter:  Thomas Zawadzki

                                     Mr. Zawadzki will briefly discuss the life and work of the artist and will present video examples of Stanczak’s technique and works.  A highlight of the presentation will be a video of the artist himself describing his approach to his art and how he goes about creating each piece as a unique example of optical art.

World Youth Day in Krakow

Presenter:  Michelle Kisluk

Ms. Kisluk’s program will feature an extensive power point presentation depicting the events of the recent World Youth Day in Krakow presided over by Pope Francis and attended by young people from all over the world including a delegation from Western New York.  This program was unavailable at our January 18th meeting and those in attendance requested that it be presented at this meeting due to the interest in this event.