Twin Cities Polish Festival August 7, 8, & 9, 2015

Twin Cities Polish Festival Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the Twin Cities Polish Festival!

The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. It also helps promote various community-service and Polish-American organizations.

The Twin Cities Polish Festival will immerse Minnesotans and visitors in “all things Polish”, presenting a kaleidoscope of unique cultural and educational displays, food and top-notch entertainment.

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn along the Old Main Street in Minneapolis, visit with friends, watch outstanding musical and dance entertainment, enjoy traditional foods and beverages, and just simply have fun!

You’ll see for yourself why Poland has earned itself the reputation as one of the World’s most hospitable cultures.

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

The Twin Cities Polish Festival and The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul in collaboration will present great Polish films, and will run concurrently with the Twin Cities Polish Festival August 8-10, 2014 as part of the Festival’s celebration of Polish culture and heritage. This year, the Festival is proud to offer Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. Click here to learn more.

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Hot Water situation for Speaker Sikorski

The career of one of Poland's most high profile politicians is under threat following a storm of controversy over his claims that Vladimir Putin wanted Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.

Radoslaw Sikorski, Speaker of the Sejm, is facing a storm of controversy over remarks made to Politico American Magazine. Sikorski is one of Poland's top politicians, and his statements report that Putin requested former Prime Minister Tusk divide Ukraine between them. There are calls from political factions for his dismissal or resignation. Various news outlets are chastising him for not revealing this information sooner. However, they do not note that Russian Parliamentary Speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, on behalf of Putin sent a letter to Poland, Romania, and Hungary, proposing a joint division of the country in 2008 supporting Sikorski's statement.

Also, there is noted conversation between Putin and former US President George Bush in April 2008 "You understand, George, that Ukraine isn't even a state,” and further that Putin when responding to Barroso, the president of the European Commission, relayed Putin’s response to his question of whether Russian troops had crossed into eastern Ukraine, Putin's response was "That is not the question, but if I wanted to, I could take Kiev in two weeks.”

Sikorski has since voiced that he was mistaken on the dates and has apologized for his comments being misconstrued with the magazine. He also apologized to Mr Tusk and Ewa Kopacz, Poland's current prime minister, "Sometimes a man can overstep the mark, and this is what happened in this case," he explained. "I'm especially sorry for putting Mr Tusk and my predecessor in an awkward position."

Putin has denied all of these statements. Today's Rzeczpospolita (Polish newspaper) report that this extreme focus on Sikorski is an effort by Putin and allies to politically sabotage Sikorski and punish him for being a passionate and articulate critic of Mr. Putin's Russia.
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Miracles continue to happen

Darek Fidyka, a firefighter, had received horrific injury to his back, paralyzing him from the chest down. About 18 months ago, he received innovative surgery at the University of Wroclaw hospital.

Fidyka's first operation involved brain surgery, opening up the skull and removing olfactory ensheathing cells from the olfactory bulb, located in the brain. The olfactory ensheathing glia have unique regenerative abilities. Scientists were able to repair portions of the spinal cord that had been previously damaged. The spinal "implantation" surgery, under the direction of Dr. Pawel Tabakov and Professor Vladimir Jarmundowicz, consisted of puncturing the spinal cord and injecting the cells in more than 100 locations along the spine. The injection of the nasal cells is a new approach. The benefit comes with the fact that these cells do not run the risk of being rejected as they are part of the same organism. Twelve years of research led to this innovative surgery.

After intensive physical therapy, Fidyka is progressing well and has began to walk with the help of orthopedic equipment, other body functions have returned, and he continues to get stronger everyday.

It was the first such operation in the world. Scientists are heralding the procedure as one of the biggest advancement for science and it has given hope to those currently unable to walk. (4 photos)
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Friday, August 8:     5:oo PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 9:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 10:    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a 501(c)3 non profit organization; your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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