University of Pittsburgh
October 29, 2008

Pitt to Host 23rd Annual Polish Festival Nov. 9

Music, dance, cultural displays, crafts, and Polish food are part of festivities
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH--Music, dance, and delicious Polish fare will entertain and satisfy those who attend the University of Pittsburgh Polishfest, from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

The Nationality Rooms Program and the Polish Nationality Room Committee are sponsoring the free, public, family-oriented event.

The 23rd annual Polishfest, held to promote and celebrate Polish culture and traditions, will feature performances by the Lajkonik folk dancers and folk singer Radoslaw Fizek, crafts for children, art demonstrations, cultural displays, egg decorating, and Polish imports, as well as instruction in Polish folk dancing.

In addition, visitors can purchase such authentic Polish dishes as stuffed cabbage, sausage sandwiches and sauerkraut, noodles and cabbage, pierogi, and baked goods. Other items to be sold at the festival include inlaid wooden boxes, wood carvings, and Polish plates. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Polish Room Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 412-624-6150.

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