Taste of Polonia Festival Chicago Aug 31-Sept 3
When: Aug 31-Sept 3, 2018, Friday: 5PM-10PM; Sat and Sun: 12PM-10PM; Mon.:12PM-9PM
Where: Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL
“Non-stop LIVE MUSIC, food, and fun for four days; from Friday thru Monday (Labor Day)”.
Events and activities include:
- Four (4) stages & 30 plus bands. Live Music: polka, rock, pop, jazz, dance, latin, classical & more.
- Varieties of Polish food & beer
- Inside Cultural Stage
- 2 symphony orchestra performances
- Kids Bounce Zone
- Carnival Rides
- Folk Dancing
- Craft Beer Zone
- plus many interesting vendors & exhibits.
Polish Past in Chicago 1850-1941 drawn from Photographic Archives of The Polish Museum of America.
This is Poland Art Exhibit ~ Children’s artwork depicting Poland.
Poland’s Independence – Celebrating 100 years Art Exhibit – The Blue Army
About the Copernicus Center (from their website) redacted
In 1970 the City of Chicago approached the Polish community with an offer to locate a statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, world-renowned Polish scientist and the Father of Modern Astronomy, at the entrance to the Adler Planetarium. Over $300,000 was raised and the statue was dedicated in 1973, at no cost to the city.
With the excess funds raised for the statue The Copernicus Foundation was chartered in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource. In 1979, the foundation purchased the old Gateway cinema building near Milwaukee and Lawrence avenues.
In 1984 and in 1985, “Solidarity Tower,” with its matching facade, was erected atop the building. The exterior of the building was modified to resemble the historic Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland.