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Commemorate Poland’s Constitution on Monday, May 3rd

Polish Constitution

This Monday, May 3, the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle will host its annual “Raise a Toast to the Polish Constitution” at 6:00 pm.

Come enjoy a Polish beverage, hear why the constitution was important and enjoy catching up with people.

The May 3rd, 1791 Constitution was the first liberal constitution in Europe and the second in the world, after the Constitution of the United States.

Over the last 20 years the date has seen celebrations in Poland and Polish American communities grow.

Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle – 612 Fillmore Ave. – Buffalo, NY 14212

For more information, contact…
Andy Golebiowski

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Interview with Andy G. from 2007 about event…

May Crowning Sunday @ Corpus Christi Church

As part of its May devotions to the Blessed Mother, and as a cherished Polish tradition, Corpus Christi will host a May Crowning on Sunday May 2nd at 11:00a.m (following the 10:00a.m. Polish Mass). This celebration will be held outside the church, located at 199 Clark St. in Buffalo, with the crowning of a statue of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth. An English-speaking Mass will be held immediately afterward. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

The public is cordially invited to attend this beautiful service.

Reminder: Neighborhood Tree Planting this Saturday

Planting begins at 9 am on Saturday and volunteers are to assemble at the Response to Love Center/Saint Adalbert Basilica parking lot…click here for directions.

Father Thaddeus Bocianowski, Pastor of Saint Adalbert, Saint Stanislaus and Saint John Kanty, will be on hand to do a special blessing of the trees and volunteers…very cool.

Close to one-hundred trees will be planted on  Kosciuszko, Stanislaus, Woltz, Lathrop, and Sobieski streets in B-F.

The project is being coordinated by Re-Tree WNY in conjuction with the Lombard Street Block Club and is a continuation and complimentary project to the Earth Day “Good and Green Homes” Project around the Response to Love Center and Saint Adalbert Basilica last week.


Mass to commemorate Polish Constitution Day at Saint Stan’s

Jan Matejko's 9x15 ft painting executed on the centenary of the passage of the Constitution shows Stanisław August Poniatowski, King of Poland, being bourn in triumph from the Royal Palace, seen in the background where the Constitution had just been passed, to Warsaw's St. John's Cathedral. The painting hangs in the National Museum in Warsaw.

A mass and program will be held on Sunday May 2, 2010 at noon at St. Stanislaus Church with SPK veterans to commemorate Polish Constitution Day that falls on May 3.  A reception will follow in Marian Hall.

The Constitution of May 3, 1791 was Europe’s first and the world’s second modern constitution, following the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. [read more about Polish Constitution here]

The date is also a national holiday for Poland and is celebrated in many Polish communities in America and around the world.