CLARK — In Poland, according to the Roman Catholic tradition, Christmas celebrations begin on Dec. 24th with the “Wilija”, a dinner prepared with special traditional foods and singing of “Koledy” Christmas Carols at midnight Mass.
This officially begins the Christmas season, which ends on Feb. 2. Following this tradition, the Polish Cultural Foundation invites all its members and the general public to a great annual Christmas Concert under the direction of Jarek Kaczynski providing music, his great voice, as well as, some accordion music. To add diversity, Andrea Lapinski, soprano and Dorota Sobieski, violinist will entertain the audience, making this a most memorable Christmas Concert. There will be a sing-a-long and a Polish traditional breaking of the “Oplatek”, wafer, followed by a traditional Polish “Wilija” dinner buffet.
The concert is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. This whole afternoon costs $20 a person, with children under 12 free and students admitted for half price. Included in the cost of the ticket will be a buffet style dinner of foods traditionally served at the Polish “Wilija”. Dessert and coffee are also included in the admission price and a cash bar will be available for adult beverages.
Reservations are required; tickets may not be available the day of the event. Call 1-732-382-7197 now to guarantee your seats – the Polish Cultural Foundation is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.
The Polish Cultural Foundation is located at 177 Broadway in Clark, just off Exit 135 of the Garden State Parkway. For more information, visit www.polishculturalfoundation.org
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