New Year's Eve Party



New Year’s Eve Party

In black and white

December 31, 2014

Polish Hall

Starts at 8 pm until 2am

We offer;

Delicious food, open bar, DJ, election of the Queen and the King of the night, new Polish music duo performance (playing Balkan, Gypsy, Polish and other music), childcare

Fun, fun, fun

The tickets cost $65 for PLBA members

And $75 for non-members

We still have a space available so come and spent that special night with friends

You can order the tickets with Ludomir 503-302-0432 or 

Grandpa’s Café when open

and Renata Dajnowska 

We except also credit cards with $3.00 fee per ticket


Kid’s Center

During the New Year’s Eve party we offer babysitting service for those parents who would like to spend this night with others, dancing, and having fun.

We offer the following:

The Kid’s Center will be open from 8pm until 2am

Children will be offered a warm meal (chicken soup) and finger sandwiches together with water and juice. Each child will receive a New Year’s happy bag with polish sweets. There will be a chance to watch Polish children’s movies, play together, and have some fun with others. The price for the service is $25 per child (special $40 for two and $45 for three from the same family)

Please respond by December 20th, 2014 to Ludomir Cieszkowski at (the ratio is 5-7 children per sitter).


The price of the ticket includes:

New Year’s Eve party 2014 Carte du jour


First plate 

Bruschetta with salmon, Bruschetta with sausage Bruschetta with ham, 

Bruschetta with garlic-dill spread, Bruschetta with cheeses, Bruschetta wit tuna-avocado spread

Fresh fruit mishmash 

Main plate

Pork loin with prunes, Pork loin with apricots, chicken tenderloins in mushrooms,

Buckwheat meatloaf, Mush potatoes with dill, Millet with bacon, Hunter’s stew, Glazed beets, Sauerkraut salad, Parisian salad


After midnight

Polish red borsch

On tables

Polish cakes and sweets, coffee, tea, white and red wine, water

At midnight Champaign

Smacznego – Bon appetite


Igor Lipinski - Magician at the piano


reveled for you by

Igor Lipinski
Magician at the piano

Thurs, Dec 4th @ 7:30 pm
Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate


Tickets at Grandpa's Cafe and at the door:
   $20 general
   $15 senior, student
   $10 PLBA member

   on line:

Igor Lipinski

Described as the "Magician at the Piano" and the "next Victor Borge", Eastman School of Music graduate Igor Lipinski is a concert pianist who enchants audiences with his unique musical talent and sleight-of-hand artistry. As the winner of the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest at Caroline's on Broadway, Lipinski continues to perform his innovative program of music & magic in recital halls and with the symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Teller, of Las Vegas magicians duo Penn & Teller, calls Lipinski an original: “He thrills you on the piano. He mystifies you with magical illusions. And he keeps you laughing with his impudent, charismatic charm.”

Igor Lipinski's "The Secrets of Music" reveals enlightening discoveries behind classical music's masterpieces in the fashion of a highly interactive piano recital. In one of his award-winning showpieces, Lipinski explains the complexity behind Bach’s Fugue with the help of a spectator from the audience and a shuffled deck of cards. In order to describe the process of musical variations, he first plays the excerpts from Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, only to improvise a set of variations on a theme selected by the audience member that leads to a surprising finale. Inspired by 1839 Monologues Pianistiques, Franz Liszt’s first piano recitals, Lipinski announces his repertoire from the stage, involves the audience in his musical conversations and often features a surprising element of innovative magic.

In his second appearance at Portland's Polish Hall, Lipinski will perform an eclectic selection of works by Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninov and Frederic Chopin. The concert will also feature special guest artists: ALDancers in preview from "ALLEGRO CON HUMORE" with musical excerpts from Tomas Svoboda's Etudes in Fugue Style.

  •     Arvo Pärt - Fur Alina
  •     Astor Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel
  •     Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
  •     Igor Stravinsky - Tango
  •     Tomas Svoboda - Excerpts from Etudes in Fugue Style op. 44 and op. 98
  •     guest artist: ALDancers in preview from ALLEGRO CON HUMORE
  •     The Secrets of Music: Bach's Fugues
  •     The Secrets of Music: Chopin's Virtuosity
  •     The Secrets of Music: Rachmaninov's Smoke & Mirrors
  •     The Secrets of Music: The Mathematics of Music

Supported in part by
Polish Library Association, Polish Festival, Saint
Stanislaus Parish, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust

Piano thanks to Michelle's Pianos.


Polish Romantic Era and beyond

Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 3:00pm 
Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave

Portland, OR 97227 

Celebrating Polish Independence Day with music by prominent Polish composers of XIX and XX century.

Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)  String Quartet N.1 Op.37
Krzysztof Penderecki (born 23 November 1933)  Quartet N. 2
Władysław Zelenski (1837 - 1921)  Piano Quartet, Op.61

Colleen M. Adent - piano
Tatiana Kolchanova - violin
Kirsten Hisatomi-Norvell - violin
Stefana Berceanu - viola
Katherine Schultz - cello

Polish Music @ Polish Hall series is sponsored by: Polish Library Association, Polish Festival, St Stanislaus Parish in Portland, Oregon + Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Concert piano thanks to Michelle's Pianos.

$10 ($8 for senior, student PLBA members) at Grandpa's Cafe,
at the door and on line:



Zaduszki Poetyckie - Teatr Hybrydy - Gonimy póki żywi

Sobota 1 Listopada 7:00 PM

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave

Teatr Hybrydy Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, jeden z najstarszych i najlepszych studenckich teatrow nalezacych do najwiekszej w Polsce uczelni – Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego przyjezdza do Portland ze specjalnie dla nas przygotowanym programem zaduszkowym, opartym o poezje Czeslawa Milosza, Juliusza Slowackiego, Zbigniewa Herberta i Juliana Tuwima; z muzyka Leszka Czajkowskiego, Henryka Warsa i Wladyslawa Szpilmana.

Wystapia: Dominika Swiątek, Maciej Dzięciołowski i Jacek Cholewa.

Bilety: normalne $15, ulgowe (student, senior PLBA member) $10 do nabycia przed spektaklem.

Gonimy dopóki żywi – nastrojowy koncert poetycko-muzyczny na podstawie twórczości polskich poetów romantycznych i współczesnych z autorską muzyką naszej artystki Dominiki Świątek oraz Władysława Szpilmana, Leszka Czajkowskiego, Henryka Warsa i innych kompozytorów. Pretekstem do przygotowania koncertu były przypadające w tym roku okrągłe rocznice śmierci poetów, których dzieła stanowią kanwę programu, 165 rocznica śmierci Juliusza Słowackiego, 10 rocznica śmierci Czesława Miłosza i Jacka Kaczmarskiego, a także 90 rocznica urodzin Zbigniewa Herberta i 120 rocznica urodzin Juliana Tuwima. Atmosfera zadumy i refleksji będzie współgrać z klimatem nadziei, optymizmu i pokrzepienia. Jak w życiu każdego z nas, coś umiera, wzbudza żal i smutek, ale potem coś innego budzi się i wzrasta, otula miłością, przepełnia uśmiechem. Niezmienne koleje życia i śmierci, nieuchronne i poprzeplata ze sobą…

W świat lirycznych doznań wzbudzanych pięknym słowem i nastrojową muzyką zabiorą naszych widzów Dominika Świątek, Maciej Dzięciołowski i Jacek Cholewa.



Grazyna Auguscik & Andrzej Jagodzinski Trio

Wednesday, Oct. 8th

One night only!!!


Only one concert in Portland

Polish singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grażyna Auguścik has won the praise and admiration of music critics, jazz enthusiasts and even non-jazz audiences with a singular voice that speaks a universal language. She is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today's world jazz scene.

The Andrzej Jagodziński Trio was formed by Andrzej Jagodziński (a pianist) in 1993, with drummer Czesław Bartkowski and double-bass player Adam Cegielski. With a well-deserved global reputation, in 2014 the Trio is celebrating twenty years of music making. The 1994 CD release "Chopin" features jazz arrangements of Chopin's miniatures and has garnered awards: Fryderyk '94 Polish Music Industry Prize and the Melomani '94 award from the Association of Jazz Fans in Łódź.

Wed. Oct 8th @ 7:00 PM
Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave