Polka Notes (week of May 1st)
The annual “PIEROGY FESTIVAL” will take on Sunday, May 17th at Pulaski Park on Belchertown Road in Three Rivers, MA. Music/ dancing featuring 18 time Polka Grammy Winner JIMMY STURR & HIS ORCH. plus special guests DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTROS MEN and EFO – THE EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. Bring your own lawn chair. Festival held rain or shine. Get advance tickets now and save $$$$ by calling Charlie Wing 860-763-0050 or Ernie Daigle 413-592-0367. Young polka fans under age 12 will be admitted free! Make your plans now.
“SWING INTO SPRING – POLKA BLAST” Sunday, May 3rd at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy eight (8) hours of happy polka music from 12 noon till 8 p.m. featuring 3 bands – O’SUCH RHYTHM & MUSIC (12-2) followed by THE BOYS (MD) plus EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. (MA) alternating from 2-8 p.m. Please do not BYOB or BYOF! Plenty of delicious Polish food and cash bar will be available. Get advance tickets now and save $$$$. Call Janet 610- 326-2915 or Walt Kazmierczak 610-375-3051. Young polka fans age 15 and under admitted Free. Everyone welcome!
“FRAN’S POLKA WEEKEND” will be held on September 25-26-27, 2015 at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa on Route 209 in Ellenville, NY (Catskills). Enjoy 25 hours of great polka music during the weekend featuring outstanding polka bands including: POLKA FAMILY BAND – DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS – EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. – O’SUCH RHYTHM & MUSIC BAND. Popular DJ BRUCE Z will be entertaining in the lounge, plus gourmet meals, cocktail parties, night club entertainment, Champagne Breakfast, Polka Mass, plus much – much more. For complete details and information call or write for a free flyer & reservation form. Call 908-722-9025 or write to Fran Fierst, 305 Brooks Blvd. Manville, NJ 08835-1328. Do it today! (see advertisement – click on Fran’s Polka Weekend 2015)
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Capitol City Polka Dancers Association will be sponsoring their “INSTALLATION POLKA DANCE” on Saturday, May 9th at the Chambers Hill Firehouse Hall in Harrisburgh, PA. Music & dancing from 7-11 p.m. to THE VARIETY TONES BAND. The dance is open to the public. For tickets and more information call Sandy 717-752-7013.
FRI. MAY 1
JOHN GORA & GORALE – TED LANGE ALPEN POWER (7 p.m.) Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park, NJ
SAT. MAY 2
JOHN GORA & GORALE – TED LANGE ALPEN POWER (7 p.m.) Pilsner Haus, Hoboken, NJ
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (7-11 Lily of The Valley Hall, Cheektowaga, NY
LI’L JOHN ATM BAND – ANDY & STEVE FENUS BAND (7-11) American Legion Hall, Latrobe, PA
THE SHORELINERS BAND (7-11) Alert Firehouse Hall, Emigsville, PA
DOCTOR KIELBASA POLKA BAND (8-12) Holy Family Catholic Church, Duluth, Minnesota
SUN. MAY 3
JOHN GORA & GORALE (3-7) Roselawn Banquet Center, New York Mills, NY
THE BOYS – EDDIE FORMAN – O’SUCH RHYTHM & MUSIC (12 noon – 8 p.m.) Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown, PA
JOHN STANKY COALMINERS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
RAY JAY & THE CAROUSELS – LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (3-8) Ramada Inn, Greensburg, PA
THE SHORELINERS BAND (3-7) TK Club, Conshohocken, PA
THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (2-6) Polish American Club, Ludlow, MA
THE NORTHERN SOUNDS (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, FL
POLKA FAMILY BAND – TALISMAN NORTENO (1:30 – 7) Chicago Ridge, IL
SAT. MAY 9
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (6:30 – 10:30) St. Joseph’s Polish Club, Colchester, CT
THE VARIETY TONES (7-11) Chambers Hill Firehouse Hall, Harrisburg, PA
EDDIE FORMAN – MUSIC BOX BAND w/ Chuck Pendrak (6-12) King’s Caterers, Bristol, PA
JOHN GORA & GORALE (8-1) Polish Hall, Delhi Ontario, Canad
SUN. MAY 10
ALEX MEIXNER BAND (2-6) PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, NY
EDDIE DERWIN & THE POLKA NATURALS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
TONY’S POLKA BAND (3-7) Polish American Club, Bristol, CT
BRUCE KOROSA ORCH. (2:30 – 5:30) Polonia Banquets, Chicago, Illinois
JERSEY POLKA RICHIE (1-5) The Blue Top, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
THE POLISH CONNECTION (1-5) Wausau Labor Temple, Wausau, Wisconsi
NOTICE: Bands are subject to change – Please call the establishments in schedule to verify that the band listed will be performing that day.
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 to insure it will be included in my Polka Notes Column. You can send the information to Stan Skawinski, 6908 Ranch Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243; e-mail: email@example.com or call/fax me at (941) 359-8790. or email directly to: Post Eagle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THAT’S IT FOR NOW………. HAPPY POLKA DANCING!!!