Filter by

See all events→

Audience

Event type

Locations



















Sorry, no events match these filters.
  • Film
  • Adults
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cicha Noc (Silent Night)

Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. In Polish, will be shown with English subtitles.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Performance
  • All ages
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Opening Ceremony: Celebrating Polish Culture

Celebrate this year’s Coming Together Opening Ceremony featuring Polish Culture. There will be a traditional Polish welcome with bread and salt to begin. There will be a Polish classical music concert, dance performances, theatre scenes, singing, an art gallery and delicious treats from local Polish vendors. The emcee for the event is ABC7 Chicago’s Alan Krashesky. Free and open to the public.

  • 1:00 PM
  • Niles West High School
  • Film
  • Adults
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ashes and Diamonds

During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker’s partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Lincolnwood Public Library
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Book Talk: Spotlight on Polish Culture

To support Coming Together: Celebrating Polish Culture in our community, this March we’ll feature a selection of titles by Polish writers about Poland, about Poland, Polish culture and the Polish-American experience.

  • 1:00 PM
  • American Legion Memorial Civic Center
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Family Reads Bookclub

For grades K-2 and a parent/caregiver. Does your family love to read aloud together? Read The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes at home together with your family, then bring an adult with you to this book discussion program and explore the story with a hands-on activity and a little bit of fun! Registration is required and begins January 6. Once you have registered, pick up your FREE copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.

  • 6:30 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Workshop
  • Adults
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Polish Folk Art Painting

Join us for a painting workshop led by the Polish artist, Dorota Tomczyk. She will teach how to paint angels on a reclaimed wood.

  • 1:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Performance
  • Adults
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble

Celebrate Polish culture through artistic dances, passionate songs and colorful performances.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Workshop
  • Adults
Monday, February 11, 2019

Modern Polish Cooking from Qulinarnia

Join Chef Agnieszka Janowska from Qulinarnia, as she demonstrates how to prepare three signature Polish dishes with a twist. Samples will be served.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mother-Daughter Bookclub (Grades 3-5)

If you are in grades 3-5, bring your mother (or aunt, grandmother, neighbor, older sister, or teacher) with you for a lively discussion and activities connected to the book The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. Registration begins January 13. Once you have registered, pick up your FREE copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Between the Lines: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

This book discussion group meets at Morton Grove Public Library. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!

  • 10:00 AM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Thursday, February 14, 2019

World Language Storytime in Polish

Join us to share stories and songs in Polish (with a bit of English). Craft and a small snack included. Witamy!

  • 6:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Book Discussion: The Lullaby of Polish Girls

Discussion of The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk. A vibrant, engaging debut novel that follows the friendship of three women from their youth in Poland to their complicated, not-quite-successful adult lives. Copies of the book will be available at the 2nd Floor desk at Niles-Maine District Library.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Zookeeper’s Wife Film and Discussion

After Germany invades Poland and World War II begins, many are in peril. This acclaimed feature film tells the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, and how they rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw zoo. A post screening discussion will be led by Dr. Elliot Lefkovitz, faculty member, Spertus Institute; History Professor Emeritus, Loyola University.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
  • Register
  • Performance
  • Adults
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Chopin in Jazz Styling

Enjoy a jazz performance primarily featuring the music of Frederick Chopin with singer Grazyna Auguscik and pianist Ben Lewis.

Singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene. Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and shows a vocalist and musician without boundaries. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works pays tribute to their authors and at the same time is an adventure into uncharted territory. Pianist Ben Lewis has collaborated with many artists and made two tours abroad as a jazz ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 11 countries throughout West Africa and East Asia.

  • 3:00 PM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Monday, February 18, 2019

Be the Artist

Get creative and develop your art-making skills with our staff artist. This month, we’re exploring Polish-American art. Drop-in event for grades 3-5.

  • 6:00 PM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Film
  • Adults
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Film: A Year in the Quiet Sun

Shortly after World War II an American soldier and Emilia, a Polish refugee, fall deep in love. Eventually he will return to the U.S. And both expect that she will soon follow him. Cast: Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson.

  • 11:30 AM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Between the Lines: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

This book discussion group meets at Morton Grove Public Library. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Book Discussion: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

Join us for a discussion of The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo. A limited number of books will be made available for registrants at the Skokie Public Library.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Book Discussion: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

Join us for a discussion of The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo. A limited number of books will be made available for registrants at the Skokie Public Library.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mother-Daughter Bookclub (Grades 5-7)

If you are in grades 5-7, bring your mother (or aunt, grandmother, neighbor, older sister, or teacher) with you for a lively discussion and activities connected to the book The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan. Registration begins January 20. Once you have registered, pick up your FREE copy of this month’s book at the Youth Services Desk.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Polish Storytime

Children ages 4 and up are welcome to join us for an evening storytime to celebrate Polish culture.

  • 6:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Guys Read Bookclub

Are you a guy in Grades 3-5 who likes to read? Come along with your favorite grown-up for discussion and activities featuring the book Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers by Marian Orlon. Registration begins January 21. Once you have registered, pick up your FREE copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Friday, February 22, 2019

Art: Step-by-Step

For grades 2-6. Create a work of art, step by step, with supplies and materials provided by the Library. Each month we try a new and exciting art project; this month’s project is symmetrical images inspired by Polish art. You’ll be amazed at what you can make in just an hour.

  • 4:30 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Workshop
  • Teens
Friday, February 22, 2019

Dzika Fitness Workout

Lose yourself in the music during this intense multi-dimensional dance-infused workout. Dzika’s goal is to help you live stronger, longer and more meaningful lives while making friends along the way. Registration required.

  • 5:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • All ages
Friday, February 22, 2019

Polish Folk Tales and Paper Cutting

Join us for a family-oriented evening of Polish folk tales and songs to learn the history and cultural background of Poland. After the stories, learn about the Polish art of paper cutting, Wycinanki. Instructor: Agnieszka Sarrafian. Ages: 10+. Registration is required. Registration code: 410171-01. Children Must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Contact (847) 674-1500, ext. 3000 for more information. All participants must register.

  • 6:30 PM
  • Skokie Heritage Museum
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Craftin’ Around

For grades 3-6. Love to Craft? Join us for an evening of craft-tastic fun; a different project each month! This month, we’re attempting the art of torn paper, Wycinanki. Registration begins January 15.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

YA Book Club: Anna and the Swallow Man

Set in Poland during the Nazi regime, Anna is left all alone when the Nazis take away her father until she meets the mysterious Swallow Man. Anna and the Swallow Man travel together seeking travel together seeking salvation while avoiding dangers along the way.

Every book club attendee receives a free copy of the book.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Lecture
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Freedom of Press in Poland

Sergiusz “Sergio” Zgrzebski, a dynamic senior reporter/anchor with 15-years of major TV market expertise, will introduce the latest developments in the Polish government’s fight against liberal media outlets. Mr. Zgrzebski’s background includes experiences with WPVN Polvision TV, WNVR 1030 AM, WRDZ 1300 AM, 104.7 FM, and Polskie Radio Chicago. The program will be held at Skokie Village Hall, in the first floor Council Chambers. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Skokie Village Hall
  • Workshop
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kopytka & Kimchi: Connecting & Celebrating the Diaspora

Kopytka are potato dumplings and kimchi are a selection of fermented vegetables. When these two dishes are eaten together, it’s a flavor explosion. Join chef Won Kim of Kimski as he shows us how to make kopytka and kimchi. Hear the story of how the Marszewski family combined Polish and Korean cuisine to create their unique restaurant in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Limited to 50 participants. Registration is required.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Friday, March 1, 2019

Book Discussion: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

This novel by William Kowalski, chronicles a century of life in America for one humble Polish farm girl and three generations of her descendants in Buffalo, New York. Copies of the book will be available at the 2nd Floor desk at Niles-Maine Library.

  • 1:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Workshop
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Think Art Photography

Are you ready to delve into the magical world of fine art photography? Join award-winning photographer, Katarzyna Derda, for a talk on how to bring imagination to life. Katarzyna will share her unique way of turning a natural setting into a fine art studio as she discusses her journey and inspiration that keeps her creating photographs that evoke emotion.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Performance
  • All ages
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Warsztaty Teatralne Little Stars Theater Workshop: ‘The Legend of Vavel’s Dragon’

Poland is a beautiful country, with spectacular landscapes and many different cultures. For thousands of years it was led by brave kings and queens and their grand castles that bear many wonderful legends still attract visitors from all over the world. The most famous is “The Legend of Vavel’s Dragon.” The scary dragon lived long, long ago in the old Polish capital, Cracov, by the biggest Polish river, Vistula. To find out what terror he brought to the city and how the fearless Poles solved the problem, come to the free performance by Chicago based Warsztaty Teatralne “Little Stars”! We have created and developed the vibrant musical for the entire family based on this memorable tale. Written by Piotr Kukula and directed by Agata Paleczny.

  • Lecture
  • Adults
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Polish Presence In American Screen Images

Join Polish American author and educator Joseph Zurawski as he talks about the history of the Polish images on film and television screens and how Polish characters have changed through time.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Adults
Monday, March 4, 2019

Movie Monday - Ida

A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Lecture
  • Adults
Monday, March 4, 2019

Polish Chicago: Immigrant Group to Middle Class

Author Dominic Pacyga presents a slide lecture on the four major waves of Polish immigration that have transformed the city and its suburbs over the last 150 years.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Lecture
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

From Independence to Independence

Martin Kozon delivers a lecture on 100 years of Polish independence from 1918 to 2018, where he traces the Polish experiment with democracy, experiences of occupation under two totalitarian systems, and the responsibilities of becoming a model of success for post-Eastern Bloc states seeking integration into the 21st century’s European Union. Event sponsored by the Skokie Park District.

  • 6:30 PM
  • Emily Oaks Nature Center
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Discussion: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

Book Discussion

  • 11:00 AM
  • Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus, Room C140
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Thursday, March 7, 2019

1-2-3 Painting: Poppies!

For grades 1-3. This messy, fun program is designed just for kids who love to create. Children who attend this program will use a number of different tools and techniques to create wonderfully unique pieces of art. Appropriate clothing should be worn for getting messy. Registration begins February 15.

  • 4:30 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Lecture
  • Adults
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes of a Lifestyle Blogger

Polish-American Chicagoland lifestyle blogger, Ela “Liz” Bobak, will share the ins and outs of life as a lifestyle blogger and vlogger.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Friday, March 8, 2019

Gwiazdy Paper Craft

Create geometric Gwiazdy (star) designs in this traditional paper craft with roots in the Kurpie and Lowicz regions of Poland.

  • 3:30 PM
  • Lincolnwood Public Library
  • Workshop
  • All ages
Friday, March 8, 2019

Let’s Make Kolaczki!

Learn how to make these scrumptious filled Polish cookies from baker Edyta Wydman. Bet you can’t eat just one!

  • 5:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Adults
Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Zookeeper’s Wife

2017, rated PG-13, 127 min. The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. The film Defiance originally scheduled for today will no longer be shown.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Lecture
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Monday, March 11, 2019

The Polish Immigrant Experience

Three Oakton faculty members, who immigrated to the U.S., will talk about their varying experiences as new immigrants. Join us to hear the different immigrant stories of Aleksandra Majkowska Smith, Jadwiga Cyparska, and Dorota Zak.

  • 4:00 PM
  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus, Room 1605
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Monday, March 11, 2019

World Exploration: Poland

Join us for a storytime for the whole family as we explore a different country! We’ll read stories, sings songs, and do activities to help us learn more about Poland and the people who live there.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Performance
  • All ages
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Festival of Polish Culture

Join Oakton’s student clubs and community members for a festival celebrating Polish culture with food, music, and dance!

  • 12:00 PM
  • Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Thursday, March 14, 2019

World Language Storytime in Polish

Join us to share stories and songs inPolish (with a bit of English). Craft and a small snack included. Witamy!

  • 6:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Workshop
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hearty and Healthy Polish Cooking for Teens and Adults

Chef and author of Hearty & Healthy Polish Cooking, Michael Niksic will share some new takes on Polish Cuisine. Ample samples of recipes from his newest cookbook will be featured along with chef Niksic sharing events from his library of Kitchen Tales. His programs are Fun, Casual and very Informative. Prepare for a savory and informative evening! Space is limited and registration is required. Teens (7th grade and up) and adults are invited to sign up.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Teens
Friday, March 15, 2019

Book Discussion: Anna and the Swallow Man

Set in Poland during WWII, Anna and the Swallow Man is a story of survival, love, and sacrifice. Check out a copy from the Teen Underground to read and discuss together.

  • 5:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Coming Together - Paint Your Story

Polish artist Patricia Stepniak will use the story “How music wrapped the world in colors” to inspire kids to create their own picture story, using watercolors, oil pastels, inks and scrapbooking materials. K-5th grade, children under 3rd grade need to have an adult caretaker with them.

  • 11:00 AM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Adults
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Polish Wedding

1998, rated PG-13, 105 min. The story of a Polish-American family in Detroit, and the daughter that is eager to experience life. Starring Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne and Lena Olin. Will be shown with English subtitles.

  • 1:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Film
  • Adults
Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Fourth Partition

This “must see movie” for Chicago-Polish history won two awards at Polish film festivals. 2013, 75 min.

  • 1:30 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Adults
Monday, March 18, 2019

The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo with author William Kowalski

A small gathering with Polish author William Kowalski (his book The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo) and an authentic Polish lunch provided at Lone Tree Manor Restaurant. Enjoy conversations with the author in an intimate setting with the delicious tastes of Poland. The ticket price is $20.00, space is limited.

Register by emailing kds@vniles.com.

  • 11:30 AM
  • Lone Tree Manor Restaurant
  • Books/Authors
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Monday, March 18, 2019

An Evening with William Kowalski: Coming Together Featured Author

Join us for an evening with author William Kowalski, author of The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo and this year’s Coming Together selection. He is the best-selling, award-winning author of seven novels and seven Rapid Reads (shorter works for beginning adult readers of English). Registration is required and opens on Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Teens
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

William Kowalski, Coming Together Featured Author

This year’s featured Coming Together author will speak to students at Niles North High School.

  • 1:45 PM
  • Niles North High School
  • Books/Authors
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Book Discussion: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo

This novel by William Kowalski, the showcase book for the 2019 CTIS initiative, chronicles a century of life in America for one humble Polish farm girl and three generations of her descendants in Buffalo, New York. Copies of the book will be available at the 2nd Floor desk at Niles-Maine Library.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Monday, March 25, 2019

Chat and Chomp The Weight of Water

Join us for pizza and a great book discussion. Get a copy of Sarah Crossan’s The Weight of Water at the KidSpace desk to read and discuss. This title is also available in eBook on Axis 360. Please read the book in advance. Registration required.

  • 11:45 AM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Monday, March 25, 2019

Film: Ida

Ida won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, and was the first Polish film to ever win an Oscar. Ida was directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

  • 6:00 PM
  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Art Activities Open House at Artorium

Artorium Inc. is a private family-run arts center in Chicago. It is open to everyone ages 5 and up , regardless of any previous art experience. The focus of Artorium is to help students develop their artistic and creative skills through hands on interactions with a multitude of art mediums. Each student is approached with a personalized instruction plan that is customized towards their age, experience and the ability to handle tools and materials. Students are taught: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, weaving, digital arts and crafts.

Each student works at their own pace and advances into new techniques and mediums based on their interests and abilities. The center has been established over 10 years ago and is continuing to encourage future artists to fulfill their own aspirations. Each lesson is closely supervised by professionals to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Artorium
  • Books/Authors
  • Kids,
  • Teens
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Storytime with the Author

Join author Anna Mycek-Wodecki to read her biographic picture book book Igna_ - The Boy with the Colorful Head - IGNAS Chlopiec z Kolorowa Glowa. This will be an interactive storytime with drawing.

Registration required.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Film
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Film: Ida

Ida won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, and was the first Polish film to ever win an Oscar. Ida was directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

  • 7:00 PM
  • Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus
  • Kids/Family
  • All ages
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Polish Youth Showcase

Join us to watch area Polish students put on a talent show showcasing their studies. Students from Ignacy Paderewski, Mikolaj Kopernik and Maria Curie-Sklodowska Polish Schools will take the stage to share about the culture and history of Poland. Crafts and snacks will round out the morning.

  • 9:30 AM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Kids/Family
  • Kids
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Book Craft

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland by David Walser and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski is an engaging collection of tall tales decorated with colorful paper cutouts. Join us to discuss the tales, learn about Polish wycinanki, and create your own pieces of colorful art. Registration required.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Workshop
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pisanka Galore

Learn to decorate Easter eggs using the popular wax resist technique. This technique involves applying hot beeswax and staining the egg. Participants will use a bi-color style.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • Register
  • Lecture
  • Teens,
  • Adults
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Coming Together: Panel Discussion, Collabortive Pop-up Museum, Collaborative Art Workshop

A beautiful evening of discussion and art with the 10 participating Cultures of Coming Together from 2010-2019 celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program. Representatives of the Asian Indian, Filipino, Assyrian, Greek, Korean, “Voices of Race”, Latino/Hispanic, Chinese, Muslim American and Polish cultures will discuss their experiences participating in this award winning program, accompanied with pop-up stalls displaying arts and crafts from each culture and a collaborative art project with audience participation.

  • 6:30 PM
  • Niles West High School
  • Workshop
  • All ages
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Polish Cusine

Learn the secret to making authentic Polish food as we explore the Polish culture. Join Chef Sam in creating a side dish, a main dish and a dessert. Instructor: Samantha Foreman.For Age: 9+. Registration is through the Skokie Park District starting 2/15/18. Registration code: 111154-01. Register online or at any Skokie Park District facility.

  • 1:00 PM
  • Devonshire Cultural Center
  • Register
  • Books/Authors
  • Kids
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Polish Legends and the Art of Cut-Outs

Please join us for an afternoon of Polish folk stories. Each region in Poland brings something different and unique. Just like it’s landscape from meadows through rivers and mountains, the legends of Poland are sweet, scary or simply entertaining. From the tale about “Dragon in Vavel”, “Torun’s Gingerbread” to “Interrupted sound of Krakowski’s trumpet-call”, the audience will travel not only through small, picturesque villages but also through time. We will see some folk art as well as traditional cut outs in paper.Agnieszka Rynkiewicz-Sarrafian is a story teller, fairy tale writer, poet and translator. Sponsored by the Lincolnwood Multi-Cultural Task Force.

  • 2:00 PM
  • Lincolnwood Public Library (this is a program presented by the Lincolnwood Multi-Cultural Task force)
  • Register

Locations