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Polka Notes 5-15-13

There will no “Polka Dancing” this coming weekend at the Bayway Polish Club in Elizabeth, NJ…..  Friday night (7:30-11:30) Bayway will have “Social/Ballroon Dancing” with DJ Bruce Z spinning all of your favorite dance beats & requests. See ad on polka pages.

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It’s Polka Variety time again! The dance date is Saturday, May 18th at the SS. Peter & Paul Church, 64 Beach St., Rockaway, NJ featuring The Frank Moravcik Band  from Ohio. Dancing from 7 to 11 pm,  FREE BEER, or you can BYOL, with snacks served at our first band break. Advance tickets $22, and $25 at the door. Call Father Michael 973-627-1462, or John 973-822-2395.

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Hey polka fans! Don’t miss the big “Pirogi Festival” this Sunday afternoon May 19th at Pulaski Park on Belchertown Road in Three Rivers, MA. Three top bands will be featured Jimmy Sturr – Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men – Eddie Forman. Bring your own lawn chair. Festival held rain or shine. For advance tickets call Charlie Wing 860-763-0050. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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The 16th annual “Adirondack Polka Festival” sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association and hosted by polka promoter Dave Sychtysz will take place on Saturday & Sunday May 25-26 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge, NY. Saturday dancing from 1-9 p.m. featuring Tony Blazonczyk New Phaze Polka Band (Chicago) plus EFO – Eddie Forman  Orch. (MA).  Sunday Polka Mass at 12 noon, dancing follows from 1-9 p.m. to The Polka Family Band (PA) and New Direction Band (Buffalo). Hugh dance floor. Plenty of parking. Polish American food & refreshments available – Do not BYOB or BYOF!  For tickets & information call 919-252-9142.

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Make your reservations for “Fran’s Polka Weekend” September 27-28-29, 2013 at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa on Route 209 in Ellenville, NY (Catskills). You’ll enjoy 6 gourmet meals, welcome party with open bar & buffet, cocktail parties, night entertainment,  Polka Mass, plus much more. Plenty music & dancing with 25 hours of great polka music featuring many of the finest polka bands. This popular weekend sell outs fast so make your reservations now. Ca Write or call Fran Fierst for free flyer with complete details and reservation form. Fran Fierst, 305 Brooks Blvd, Manville, NJ 08835. Phone 908-722-9025.

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The Polish American Social Club of Vero Beach, Florida located on Route #1 celebrates the Polish Club’s 35th Anniversary with a gala “Dinner/ Dance” on Sunday, May 19th.  Chicken Cordon Blu dinner served from 1-2 p.m. followed by music & dancing from 2- 5 p.m. featuring Eddie Bilinski Sounds of The South. Cash bar available with all your favorite drinks. For dinner reservations call Susan Eisenberg 772-564-2082.  Everyone welcome!

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FRI. MAY 17
DJ BRUCE Z (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ

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SUN. MAY 19
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (4-7) Catholic War Vets Hall, Trenton, NJ
POLKA FAMILY BAND (2-6) Firehouse Hall, Norvelt, PA
EDDIE DERWIN & THE POLKA NATURALS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (2-6) The Sun Inn,  Bethlehem, PAPOLKA WHOO (2-6) Sacred Heart Church Center, Cornwall, PA
JIMMY STURR – DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – EDDIE  FORMAN (1 p.m.) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
THE NORTHERN LITES  w/Marc Bouchard (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
ELLIS HALE TRIO (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL
EDDIE BILINSKI SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH (2-5) Polish American Club, Vero Beach, FL
DON PEACHEY (1:30-5:30) Amerahn Ballroom, Kewaskum, MI

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FRI. MAY 24
DJ WOLFIE (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ

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SAT. MAY 25
EDDIE FORMAN – TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND (1-9) Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY
STANKY COALMINERS (2:30-4:30) Anthracite Heritage Fest, Shamokin, PA
WALT GROLLER (7-11) St. James Church, Lititz, PA
LENNY ADAMS (7-10) Polish Home, Baltimore, MD
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (7-9:30) The Seashell Stage, Hampton Beach, NH
DON PEACHEY (1-5) Millroad Banquet Center, Galesville, WI

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SUN. MAY 26
POLKA FAMILY BAND – NEW DIRECTION BAND (Polka Mass 12 noon – Dance 1-9)  Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY
TONY BLAZONCZYK NEW PHAZE POLKA BAND (2-6) Pine View Acres, Pottsville, PA
POLSKIE SWINGMASTERS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
STANKY COALMINERS (1:30-3:30) Lynwood Center Car Show, Scranton, PA
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (3-7) Polish American Citizen’s Club, Bristol, CT
THE POLKA CLASSICS (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL

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MON. MAY 27
Memorial Day
POLKA FAMILY BAND (2:30-6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
JIMMY K MOSTLY HONKY COMBO  (4-8) K. of C. Hall, Ottawa, Ohio

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FRI. MAY 31
DJ ANDREW (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
POLKA FAMILY BAND, DON WOJTILA ORCH. (6-10 ) St. Mary’s Pavilion, Johnstown, PA
DON PEACHEY (8:30-12:30) Rex’s Innkeeper, Waunakee, WI

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SAT. JUNE 1
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (6-10) American Legion Hall, Williamsville  (Buffalo), NY
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – POLKA FAMILY BAND – THE POLKA QUADS – DON WOJTILA ORCH. – THE RHINELANDERS (1-10) St. Mary’s Pavilion, Johnstown, PA

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SUN. JUNE 2
JIMMY STURR (2-6) PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, NY
WALT WAGNER & THE POLKA SERENADERS (3-7) Timmer’s Grove, Pt. Phillip, PA
JOE STANKY &  HIS CADETS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2-6) Pine View Acres, Pottsville, PA
JOHN GORA & GORALE- THE BOYS- LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH ( Polka Mass 11 a.m.- Dance 12- 6:30 p.m.) St. Mary’s Pavilion, Johnstown, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (4-8) Warsaw Park, Ansonia, CT
THE MELLO TONES (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
DON PEACHEY (1-5) Turner Hall, Monroe, WI

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A friendly reminder to all polka bandleaders, promoters, clubs, organizations, etc. to please send all your ads, news releases, band schedules, write-ups etc. to me as early as possible – at least 3 weeks prior to publication to insure it will be included in my Polka Notes Column.  You can send or e-mail the information to the addresses listed above or call/fax me at (941) 359-8790.

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NOTICE:  Bands are subject to change – Please call the establishments in schedule to verify that the band listed will be performing

THAT’S IT FOR NOW……….HAPPY POLKA DANCING!!!