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Polka Notes 7-17-13

The Bayway Polish Club in Elizabeth, NJ will not have “Polka Dancing” this coming weekend. Coming up next week, Sunday, July 28th will be Bayway’s annual “Hawaiian Luau Polka Dance” featuring music by Polka Country Musicians (CT). Dancing 2-6 p.m.  Dress the part and come enjoy plenty of polka fun…….. This Friday night (7:30-11:30) “Social/Ballroom Dancing” at Bayway with music by the Andy Ray Band plus DJ Bruce Z. See ad on polka pages.

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Hey polka fan!  Don’t forget the FREE POLKA CONCERT this Thursday night, July 18th featuring the Polka Grammy Winning Jimmy Sturr Orch. at Third Ward Park corner Van Houten & Passaic Ave. in Passaic, NJ. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. and remember to bring your own lawn chairs & blankets. For more information, directions etc. call Greg Komeshok 973-473-5111.

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The annual “Polish Festival- Dozynki” sponsored by the Polish National Alliance #171 will be held this Sunday, July 21st (rain or shine) at Schnecksville Firehouse Pavilion in Schnecksville, Pa. Gates open at 11 a.m. and festivities begin with a Polish Mass at 12 noon with procession & blessing of harvest fruits. Do not BYOF as plenty of delicious food will be available – but you can BYOB!  Enjoy music & dancing featuring two (2) bands Joe Stanky & His Cadets (PA) plus The Reverse Polish Band (NY). For tickets & more information call Mike Pierzga 610-759-2775. See ad polka pages.

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The General Pulaski Memorial Committee of Orange County (New York) presents their 3rd annual “Summer Polka Dance” on Sunday, July 21st at the Elks Lodge on Prospect Street in Middletown NY. Dancing to the music of  RBO – Rich Bobinski Orch. Light refreshments available. All are welcome. Young polka fans under age 15 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Call Kathy Rodgers 845-386-5199 or 845-649-6328.

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Don’t miss the fabulous “Pocono Wurst Festival” this weekend Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA. Enjoy authentic Polish & German foods, beers plus Polish and German dance groups. Top notch entertainment each day headed by the Polka Grammy winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra (Sat.). See band listings for schedule. For tickets and more information visit their website www.shawneemt.com or call 570-421-7231.

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Joe Timmer presents “A Tribute To The Connecticut Polka Bands of the 1950’s” on  Sunday, July 21st featuring Walt Wagner & The Polka Serenaders from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Timmer’s Grove in Pt. Philip, PA. For more information call 1-302-239-5159.

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Coming up next Saturday, July 27th will be a special appearance by Joe Stanky & His Cadets and The Party Channel Girls from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Alburtis Park on South Main Street in Alburtis, PA. All are welcome. For more information call John at 610- 463-7725.

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FRI. JULY 19
ANDY RAY BAND & DJ BRUCE Z (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (9:30 p.m.) Lewis County Fairgrounds, Lowville, NY
STANKY COAL MINERS (7-9) City Hall, Berwick, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (6-10) Immaculate Conception Church, Indian Orchard, MA
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (7-9:30) Seashell Stage, Hampton Beach, NH

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SAT. JULY 20
JIMMY STURR – JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS – THE CHARDON POLKA BAND  – THE AUSTRIAN BOYS (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on the Delaware, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – BUD HUNDENSKI & THE CORSAIRS- RARE VINTAGE- POLISH AMERICAN MUMMERS STRING BAND, Town Park, Cheektowaga, NY
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (Polka Mass 4 p.m.) KORONA BAND w/John Gora  (8 p.m.) Immaculate Conception Church, Indian Orchard, MA

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SUN. JULY 21
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN- BUD HUNDENSKI & THE CORSAIRS- POLISH AMERICAN MUMMERS STRING BAND, Town Park, Cheektowaga, NY
JIMMY STURR (1:30 p.m.) Polish Club, Riverhead, NY
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (2-6) Middletown Elks Club, Middletown, NY
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (Polka Mass 11 a.m. – Dance 3-7) St. Stanislaus Church, Amsterdam, NY
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS – REVERSE POLISH BAND (Polish Mass 12 noon – Dance 2-7) Schnecksville Firehouse Pavilion, Schnecksville, PA
EDDIE DERWIN & THE POLKA NATURALS – THE ADLERS – THE CHARDON POLKA BAND – ONE MAN POLKA BAND (11 a.m.- 6 p.m.) Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on the Delaware, PA
WALT WAGNER & THE POLKA SERENADERS (3:30-7:30) Timmer’s Grove, Pt. Phillips, PA
KORONA BAND w/John Gora  (12-5) Immaculate Conception Church, Indian Orchard, MA
EDDIE FORMAN (Polka Mass 11 a.m.- Dance 2-6 p.m.) White Eagle Picnic Grounds, Greenfield, MA
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (2-6) St. Hedwig’s Church,  Manchester, NH
DON PEACHEY (1:30-5:30) Amerahn Ballroom, Kewaskum, WI
RANDY KRAJEWSKI BADINOV BAND (3-7) St. Sava’s Picnic Grove, Parma, Ohio

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TUES. JULY 23
TONY’S POLKA BAND (7-8:30) Pulaski Park, New York Mills, NY
THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (7-8:30) Orchard Park Pavilion, Orchard Park, NY

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WED. JULY 24
THE ABLEMEN (7:30-9) Grace Lord Park Gazebo, Boonton, NJ
JOEY MILARDO MUSICAL CAVALIERS (7-9)  Town Green (behind Police Station), Cromwell, CT
DON PEACHEY (7-8:30) Swan Park Concert, Beaver Dam, WI

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THURS. JULY 25
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (7-9) Town Green, Windsor, CT

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FRI. JULY 26
DJ WOLFIE (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (7:30-9) Lyons Park, Port Chester, NY
EDDIE FORMAN (5:30-8:30) St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield, MA
DON PEACHEY (7:30-10:30) American Legion Hall, Fox Lake, WI

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SAT. JULY 27
THE ABLEMEN (8-12) Polish American Citizen’s Club – Starlight Ballroom, Port Washington, NY
TOMMY THOMAS (7-11) St. James Church, Lititz, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (6-10) Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Wilkes Barre, PA
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (6-8) The Gazebo on the Green – St. Michael’s Church, Beacon Falls, CT
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ – MOLLIE B & SQUEEZE BOX BAND  –CAROL & THE KEY NOTES (3-12) Hamler Summerfest, Hamler, Ohio

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SUN. JULY 28
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (2-6) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (2-5) St. John Kanty Church, Clifton, NJ
THE ABLEMEN (7:30-9:30) Main Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ
JIMMY STURR (1 p.m.) Arrow Park, Monroe, NY
POLSKIE SWINGMASTERS w/ Eddie Biegaj (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (4-8) St. Nick’s Picnic Grove, Primrose, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2-6) Polish American Citizen’s Club, South Deerfield, MA
EDDIE FORMAN (Polka Mass 11 a.m. – Dance 1-6 p.m.) Divine Mercy Church, Three Rivers, MA
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ (6:30-9) Seven Hills Home Days, Seven Hills, Ohio
BAILEY’S BEST (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL

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WED. JULY 31
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (6-8) Town Green, Terryville, CT
EDDIE FORMAN (7-9) Town Common, Leicester, MA
LI’L JOHN ATM BAND (7:30-9:30) Wheeling Riverfront Concert, Wheeling, WV

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THURS. AUG. 1
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (7:30-9) Central Park, Honesdale, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (7-11)  Sacred Heart Church, Dupont, PA

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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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Bands are subject to change.

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