25th Annual Zabawa Polish Festival kicks off this weekend

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If you’re a lover of paczki and pierogi, you’re in luck!  Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Zabawa Polish Festival this weekend.

The festival kicks off tomorrow with live music, food, games, and auctions.  Organizers expect the three-day event to draw up to 40,000 people. 

Co-Chair of the festival, Ray Luniewski, says, “This thing has a life of its own and it’s got stuff that people expect every year. I guess we’re just trying to do what we do better for the 25th time in a row.”

Friday 5-10pm

  • Entertainment: Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange and Mollie B.

Saturday 12-10pm

  • Entertainment:  Lil John & the ATM Band, Mar-Vels, The Boys
  • 5pm Polka Mass, Mar-Vels

Sunday 12-6pm

  • Entertainment:  Dyna Brass, MC: DJ Ken Olowin
  • 11am Polish Heritage Mass with Bishop Lawrence Persico & featuring Polish hymns by the Holy Trinity Choir

All days will feature plenty of authentic Polish foods, bakery items, beverages, drawings, games, and kids area.

The festival is free to attend, the church and festival grounds are handicapped accessible, and there is additional parking and free shuttle service from a lot at East 34th and Ash streets. 

For more information check out holytrinityrc.org.

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