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PACIM Annual Membership Meeting

PACIM Office 93 W Little Canada Rd, Suite 106, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Please join us on Sunday, NOVEMBER 20TH, at 2 pm in the PACIM office for the annual all-members meeting. We will vote on five candidates for the PACIM Board of Directors and revisions to the PACIM Bylaws. You will receive more information in the mail. All members are welcome to attend.

Sister Cities Presentation: A Visit to Łomianki, Poland

Columbia Heights Public Library Community Room (Room 100) 3939 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN, United States

Join Anoka County Library and the Columbia Heights Sister Cities organization for a presentation by Amada Marquez Simula, Mayor of Columbia Heights, MN. Amada will share details of her recent mayoral visit to our sister city of Łomianki, Poland, during their annual WWII memorial of the Warsaw Uprising. See photos, videos, and souvenirs from her trip, and learn about traveling …

Signing a book by Elizabeth Suszynski

Kramarczuk Sausage Company 215 E. Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

 Elizabeth Suszynski will sign her book: "Journey Through an Immigrant’s Life, With Faith, Hope, and Love." at Kramarczuk Deli From the author: "To anyone with interest in a story about a life that began in Poland during socialism and has grown in America since 1976, I am thrilled to share that my book is finally being released. The book reflects on my …

Stories from the Ukrainian Frontlines

First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights 1555 40th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

We will hear from people who have traveled to Poland and Ukraine to learn first hand about the effects of the war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis. Storytellers will be: Columbia Heights Mayor Amada Marquez Simula and her husband Frost Simula met with Polish elected officials to discuss the refugee crisis in Poland Ed Higgins will share stories from …

Drowning of Marzanna

Riverfront Regional Park, Riedel Farmhouse 5100 East River Rd, Fridley, MN

PACIM would like to invite you to the symbolic celebration of the Drowning of Marzanna in the Mississippi, accompanied by hearty food (bigos and grilled kiełbasa), beer, mulled wine, games, and other attractions. Kids of all ages are welcome. The event is free. Bigos in take-home 32oz containers will be available for sale at the end of the event for $15. You …

Take-home bigos (hunter’s stew) sale

PACIM Office 93 W Little Canada Rd, Suite 106, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Bigos in 32oz containers will be available for sale for $15/container or $25 for 2 on Monday, April 3 12pm-1pm, at the PACIM office. 93 West Little Canada Rd, suite 106, Little Canada, MN 55117 It will also be available for pick-up by appointment. Please call Iwona at 651 329 4269 You can also pre-order containers of bigos by using …

Two Polish Movies at 42nd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The Main Cinema 115 SE Main St., Minneapolis, 55414, MN

This year MSPIFF42 includes two excellent films from Poland: THE HAMLET SYNDROME The Hamlet Syndrome is a powerful portrait of a vibrant young Ukrainian generation, the first one born after the collapse of the Soviet Union, shaped by the Maidan Revolution of 2013, empowered by political change and scarred by war. Born in Racibórz, Slaskie, Poland, Elwira Niewiera is a …

Minnesota Sinfonia Concert featuring Gao Hong

Church of the Holy Cross 1621 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

The Minnesota Sinfonia welcomes the renowned pipa artist Gao Hong. Featured Soloist: Chinese Pipa Player, Gao Hong – A “dazzlingly virtuosic soloist” (San Francisco Chronicle), Hong is widely recognized not only as one of the world’s finest pipa players, but also as a genre-crossing composer and an accomplished and enthusiastic teacher. Hong teaches at Carleton College and is the founder …

Researching Your Polish Roots

The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota (PACIM) invites you to attend a talk by genealogy researcher par excellence, Jay Biedny, How to Research Your Polish Roots Jay Biedny, a long-time member of PACIM and past president of the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, will present a review of records in America and Europe that can help you search for your …