Monday, October 20, 2014

Mt. Clemens Elk’s Club Polish Night

Capping off a busy week for the Ensemble (performance and procession on 10/12 and a performance on 10/15) members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble performed at the Mt. Clemens Elk’s Club’s Annual Polish Night on October 17, 2014.  In addition to Wawel’s performance the event included a Polish dinner cooked by members of the Elks (one of whom is a Wawel member) as well as pierogi from the Polish Village Café in Hamtramck, Michigan.

For its performance, Wawel presented its Biłgorag, Sieradz, and Rzeszów suites.  Following the performance members of the ensemble remained at the Elks to participate in their Friday night Karaoke.  Sadly, the karaoke DJ did not have Jestesz Szalona or Ona Tańczy Dla Mnie in their play book.  Regardless, a good time was had by all.

In the coming weeks, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble will shift from the dance floor to the kitchen counter as the begin making pierogi for their annual pierogi sale.  If you’re interested in obtaining a few dozen please speak with a member of the ensemble.

Wawel’s next scheduled public appearance is December 24, 2014 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit, Michigan for their midnight mass procession; however, please check the blog frequently as the blog is updated as new events are added.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

American Polish Century Club Performance

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble performed at a meeting of the American Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  The ensemble presented its Sieradz suite and also led members of the club in singing the Polish national anthem.

Wawel’s performance was part of the club’s celebration of Polish Heritage Month during the meeting which also saw the club honoring area clergy members.  Following the performance, members of the ensemble were invited to join the club members in a pre-meeting dinner.

Wawel’s next performance is Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Mt. Clemens Elk’s Club Polish Night in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Polish Day in Michigan

In recognition of Polish American Heritiage Month, Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder proclaimed October 15, 2014 to be Polish Day in Michigan.  You can find the full text of the proclamation here:,4668,7-277-57577_59874-339226--,00.html

Monday, October 13, 2014

St. John Paul II Polish Heritage Event

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble participated in St. John Paul II’s in Detroit, Michigan’s annual Polish heritage mass and luncheon.  Members of the ensemble participated in procession for mass attired in their Polish folk dress.  Following the mass, a luncheon was held in the church’s social hall.  During the luncheon, the group provided a brief performance for the assembled guests.

Upcoming Performances:

October 15, 2014 – Private performance (American Polish Century Club, Sterling Heights, MI).

October 17, 2014 – Mt. Clemens Elks Club Polish Night (Mt. Clemens, MI)

December 24, 2014 – Sweetest Heart of Mary Pasterka (Midnight) Mass (Detroit, MI)
Also, in November, 2014, members of the ensemble will begin making pierogi for their annual pierogi sale.  Please check with a member of the ensemble for information about ordering and pricing.

Please check back frequently for performance and other updates.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Waves: A Multicultural Performance/Polish American Heritage Month Happenings

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble performed in Canton, Michigan at Waves: A Multicultural Performance.  The Ensemble presented its Rzeszów suite.  Wawel’s performance was part of a larger multicultural performance that afternoon.  The members of the Ensemble were invited to stay at the event and take in the other performances at the event.

October is Polish American Heritage Month, so there’s a flurry of upcoming activities for the Ensemble.  Here’s a quick run down:

October 4 (this Saturday) – Wawel’s Bowling Fundraiser – Regal Lanes in Warren, Michigan.  Check-in begins at 8:30.  Cost is $20.00 which includes 3 games, pop, pizza, and shoe rental (please see the previous post for sign-up sheet and additional information).

October 12 – Polish Heritage Month mass and performance at St. John Paul II Parish (former Transfiguration site) in Detroit, Michigan.

October 15 – Private event at American Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, Michigan
October 17 – Polish Night at the Mt. Clemens Elks’ Club in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
To keep the heritage events going, members of the Ensemble will begin making and selling pierogi in November as part of the group’s annual pierogi fundraiser.  The Ensemble will be making potato and cheese with the possibility of also making kapusta pierogi.  If you’re interested in bringing some home for your families’ Thanksgiving or Wigilia table, contact your favorite Wawel dancer for more information.

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events.  Please check back frequently.  New events and information is added as it is received.

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