2024 Wianki Festival

Due to prospective storms and rain,
previously scheduled for June 19,

are now rescheduled for June 26

Polish American Congress – WI Division,Polanki, Polish Heritage Alliance
and Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin, Madison
cordially invite all to:


Polish midsummer celebration
known also as Kupała Night, Sobótka,
or Noc Świętojańska (St. John’s Night)

WHEN: June 26, 2024 at 7 pm
Wianki workshop 5:00 – 6:30 pm

WHERE: The front lawn and pond at the
Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street, Franklin, WI 53132

Bring your family & friends and get ready to
place flower wreaths (wianki) on the water,
take part in Wianki Competition and join
the hunt for the mythical fern flower.

For the most festive experience, wear white dress/shirt or show off your Polish folk costume. Also, bring some candles to give a special glow to your wreath floating on the water.

Reminder: Both events are now rescheduled for June 26.

Make wianki yourself using either silk flowers or flowers and greenery from your garden. You can also bring the wreaths bought at the Polish Fest or other Polish events but only self-made wreaths will be eligible to enter the Wianki Contest.

Need help with making your wreath?
Take the 1.5-hour workshop starting at 5:00 pm.
Fee is $10 per person, free for all younger than 18.

To register, send an email to
Inclue name and age for each participant.

A limited number of wreaths will be available
for purchase at the event.

PCW logoHungry for Polish Food?
The Polish Café will be open from 4pm to 7pm.
Here is what’s on the menu for Wednesday, June 26

Monday, June 10th, 2024 Newsletter No Comments

2024 Polish Constitution Day in Wisconsin

Poland’s 1791 Constitution
Through Words, Music and Imagery

Polish Center of Wisconsin
May 2nd, 2024 at 7pm


A Word of Welcome
by CoryAnn St. Marie-Carls

‘The May Third Constitution:
A Remarkable Story’

by Donald Pienkos
Prof. Emeritus of Political Science

Celebrating the May Third Constitution in Song
by Bernadette Swider and Julian Kosacki
accompanied by John Pienkos

A Wine and Cheese Reception, socializing
and viewing the Exhibit Of Polish Constitution Panels follows

This free event is sponsored by the Milwaukee Society of the Polish National Alliance in cooperation with the Polish Center of Wisconsin and support of the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division.

Hosted in the Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street Franklin, WI 53132-8237
► Map of Location ◄

From the 1999 Senate Joint Resolution 11: Whereas, the democratic and Western−oriented ideals inherent in the first Polish Constitution live on today within a citizenry that has played a leading role in bringing an end to Communism in Eastern Europe and in the country that was the Soviet Union and whose elected representatives are presently at work building a new societal system based on the precepts of political liberty linked in spirit to Poland’s historic values as embodied in the Polish Constitution of 1791; now, therefore, be it Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature of the state of Wisconsin recognizes the contribution of the Polish Constitution to the advancement of democracy and freedom by proclaiming May 3rd of every year, “Trzeciego Maja Day” in the state of Wisconsin and invites all citizens to join their fellow Wisconsinites of Polish descent in celebrating Polish Constitution Day, “Trzeciego Maja”.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 Newsletter No Comments

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