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Polka Notes 8-14-13

Well Polka fans... the time has finally come as the Bayway Polish Club on Pulaski Street in Elizabeth, NJ will be closing their doors forever. Before they do, they will have a “Final Farewell Polka Dance” next Saturday, August 24th. Dancing will be from 6-10 p.m. featuring EFO – Eddie Forman Orch. from Hadley, MA. Pizza & pretzels available. Drink specials with $2.00 beers plus ½ price on mixed drinks. Big Polka Jam Session planned….musicians bring your instruments. All polka fans welcome to come and enjoy, for the final time, a great big “Polka Celebration” as The Polka Capital of The East – The Bayway Polish Club closes its doors and bids a fond farewell to all polka fans. Admission will be just $10.00.  Don’t  miss it!

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The German American Cultural Society presents “Fiesta Polka Party Dance” this Sunday, August 18th at the German Club on Carter Ave. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with food & cash bar available. Music/ dancing from 2-6 p.m. featuring the popular Polka Family Band from PA. A full house is expected, so come early and enjoy a polka fun-filled Sunday afternoon at the German Club. For tickets & more information call Erika Danner 401- 723-3549 or Annie Golembewski 508-678-8116.

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ATTENTION POLKA FANS……  The scheduled “Polka/ Variety Concert” with Ray Skorka & The Ablemen on July 28th was cancelled due to rain & thunderstorms. The concert has been re-scheduled for next Sunday, August 25th  and will take place at Main Memorial Park located at the corner of Main Street & Park Slope in Clifton, NJ. The 2 hour concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and remember to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. If you have any doubts about iffy weather the day of the Concert, call the Clifton Dept. of Recreation 973-470-5680 for an update. The Ablemen hope to see you there as they “Celebrate 50 Years” of music making.

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The Coal Crackers Polka Association will have a “Polka Dance” this Sunday, August 18th at Pine View Acres in Pottsville, PA. Dancing to The Polskie Swingmasters from 2-6 p.m. A fun time for all. Everyone welcome. Call Joe Grabowski 570-622-3321 for more information.

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The “Polish Town Fair & Polka Festival” will be held this Saturday & Sunday August 17-18 at Polish Town USA in Riverhead NY. There will be polka music at the Showmobile with music by Mike Niemiec Variety Band….. Saturday will feature the “Polka Festival” at Polonaise Park from 3:30-10:30 p.m. featuring two (2) top polka bands – Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men plus EFO – Eddie Forman Orch. Come out and enjoy 2 exciting days of The Fair, plenty of good food & Polka Music!

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FRI. AUG. 16
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (7-11) Evergreen Country Club,  Fleetwood, PA

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SAT. AUG. 17
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – EDDIE FORMAN (4:30-10:30) Polish Town USA – Polonaise Park, Riverhead, NY
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (12 noon – 5 p.m.) Polish Hall, Riverhead, NY
MIKE NIEMIEC VARIETY BAND (12-4) Polish Town Fair Showmobile, Riverhead, NY
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (6-10) St. Mary’s Church, Scranton, PA
LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH – THE SKIDMARKS (1-2:30) Palmer Nostalgia Day, Palmer, MA
THE MUSTANGS (Country 6-10 pm) Sam’s Picnic Place, Smyrna, DE

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SUN. AUG. 18
THE ABLEMEN (5-7) Shippen Manor, Oxford, NJ
LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH (4-8) Annunciation Church, Elma, NY
MIKE NIEMIEC VARIETY BAND (12-4) Polish Town Fair Showmobile, Riverhead, NY
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (1-6) Polish Hall, Riverhead, NY
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (12 noon) St. Mathew’s Church, Minersville, PA
POLSKIE SWINGMASTERS (2-6) Pine View Acres, Pottsville, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (1-5) Lion’s Pavilion, Hatfield, MA
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (Polka Mass 12 noon – Dance 1-5) St. Michael’s Church, Peabody, MA
EDDIE FORMAN (1-5) Polish Club, Gardner, MA
POLKA FAMILY BAND ( 2-6) German Club, Pawtucket, RI
DON PEACHEY (1-5) Humbolt Haus, Green Bay, WI
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ – ONE MORE SHOT (1-9) St. Mary’s Church, Parisville, MI

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MON. AUG. 19
EASTERN SOUND POLKA BAND (7-9:30) The Sea Shell Stage, Hampton Beach, NH

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THURS. AUG. 22
EDDIE FORMAN (5:30- 7:30) Senior Center, Millbury, MA
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (6:30-8) Heritage Woods Concert, Agawam, MA

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FRI. AUG. 23
TONY’S POLKA BAND(5-9) German Flatts Park, Flatts, NY
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (2-4), STANKY COALMINERS (4-6) Kielbasy Festival, Plymouth, PA
POLKA FAMILY BAND (6-10) Holy Trinity Church, Erie, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (6-8) Veterans Memorial Park, Griswold, CT
EDDIE FORMAN (6-8) Mayor’s Polka Party-City Hall, Torrington, CT
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ – NEW BRASS EXPRESS (5-11) Mount Carmel Church, Wyandotte, MI
JOHN GORA & GORALE, German Fest, Westbend, WI
PAN FRANEK/ZOSIA & THE MICHIGAN POLKA TOWNERS, Polish Heritage Festival-Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

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SAT. AUG. 24
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (1:30- 3:30) Kielbasy Festival, Plymouth, PA
THE BLUE NOTES (7-11) St. James Church, Lititz, PA
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (Polka Mass 5 p.m.- Dance 6:30-10:30) Holy Trinity Church, Erie, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (2-6) Heritage Festival,  Shenandoah, PA
THE POLKA TONES (7-11) American Check Club, Dayton, OHIO
JOHN GORA & GORALE – POLKA FAMILY BAND, German Fest, Westbend, WI
RAY JAY & THE CAROUSELS – STEPHANIE HONKY POLKA BAND- HENNY & THE VERSA J’s  (2-10) Mount Carmel Church, Wyandotte, MI

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SUN. AUG. 25
MATTY ROCK / JOHNNY JAY POLKA BAND (3-7) Catholic War Vets Hall, Trenton, NJ
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS   (2-8)  Roosevelt Hall, Norvelt, PA
THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (2-6) Holy Trinity Church, Erie, PA
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (2-6) St. Benedict Church, Reading, PA
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (2-4) Four Seasons County Fair – St. Michael’s Church, Beacon Falls, CT
EDDIE FORMAN (1-5) Our Lady of The Valley Church, Easthampton, MA
STEVE CIECHOMSKI MARK VI (2:30-6:30) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
THE POLKA CLASSICS (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
DON PEACHEY ( Polka Mass 10:30 a.m. – Dance 12-2:30 p.m.)  Villa Loretto, Mt. Calvary, WI
JIMMY K & ETHNIC JAZZ  (Polka Mass 11:30 a.m. – Dance 1-8 p.m.) Saxon Club, Youngstown, Ohio
POLKA FAMILY BAND- STEPHANIE HONKY POLKA BAND- PAN FRANEK/ ZOSIA & THE MICHIGAN POLKA TOWNERS  (2-11) Mount Carmel Church, Wyandotte, MI

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FRI. AUG. 30
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (6 p.m.) Triangle Park, Lock Haven, PA
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (7-11) Good Samaritan Church, Ambridge, PA
POLKA FAMILY BAND (7-11) St. John Cantius Church, Cleveland, Ohio
DON PEACHEY (7-11) East Side Club, Madison, WI

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SAT. AUG. 31
JIMMY STURR (7 p.m.) Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (5:30-9:30) St. Mary’s Church,  Mocanaqua, PA
EDDIE FORMAN (12 noon- 4 p.m.) JOHN GORA & GORALE – POLKA FAMILY BAND (4-8) Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Doylestown, PA
JOHN STEVENS DOUBLE SHOT (1-5) American Legion Hall, Blossburg, PA
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH (6:30-11) Laurel Beach Club, Milford, CT
THE JONES BOYS (Country 6-10) Sam’s Picnic Pavilion, Smyrna, DE
DON PEACHEY (2-5:30) Walworth County Fair, Elkhorn, WI
PAN FRANEK/ ZOSIA & THE MICHIGAN POLKA TOWNERS (6-10) St. John Cantius Church, Cleveland, Ohio

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SUN. SEPT. 1
JIMMY STURR (2-6) PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, NY
EDDIE FORMAN (2:30-6:30) Polish Community Center, Albany, NY
THE BOYS (2-6) Evergreen Country Club, Fleetwood, PA
LI’L JOHN ATM BAND (1-4) St. Michael’s Church, Dubois, PA
WALT WAGNER POLKA SERENADERS  (12-4) JOHN GORA KORONA        BAND (4-8) Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Doylestown, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2-6) Polish American    Citizens Club, Webster, MA
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (2-5) Roosevelt Park, Blackstone, MA
THE MELLO TONES (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (7-11) St. John Cantius Church, Cleveland, Ohio
DON PEACHEY (2-6) Bonnie & Clyde’s Polka Palace, Markesan, 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.

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