FIFA World Cup 2018

The countdown to the FIFA World Cup has begun!

Countdown to FIFA World Cup 2018

We’ll be showing as many matches as possible, but we’ll be running exclusive food and drink specials (including exclusive specials for mug club members) when Poland plays.

Stay tuned for upcoming news and announcements.

Join us on:
6/19 @ 11:00 am for Poland v. Senegal
6/24 @ 2:00 pm for Poland v. Colombia
6/28 @ 10:00 am for Poland v. Japan
Additional times will be announced as Poland enters the knockout rounds.

And yes, the restaurant and bar will be open for those early games on 6/19 and 6/28.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule
https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/

World Cup 2018 at the Polish National Home of Hartford

Easter 2018

Executive Chef Jeff is crafting special PNH Easter menu items for the week of Easter 2018.

The special Easter meals will be available as specials the week leading up to Easter 2018 Sunday. The Hartford PNH will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Chef Jeff is planning the special dishes to include an Easter kielbasa from Adolf’s Meats and ham, plus more. Please check back on this page in a few days for a listing of the final special dishes from our kitchen.

You may also email us at Info@PolishHomeCT.org or call us at 860-247-1784 to inquire about the Easter week specials.

Traditionally, Easter Sunday for Poles is time spent with family. We will be closed Easter Sunday to honor this tradition and to provide our staff the opportunity to spend Easter 2018 with their families in celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

We wish you and yours a joyous and peaceful holiday!


To learn more about typical Polish Easter traditions, read the following online articles.

Easter Sunday - Polish National Home of Hartford


Bourbon County Brand Stout is on Tap

One Barrel. One Tap. A flowing stream of craft beer decadence!

The #HartfordPNH has Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout on tap in our authentic 1930 Polish Pub.

We agree with Beer Affair (BeerAffair.com), this a craft stout that must be respected:

“Big, boozy, chocolatey notes swirl among bourbon heat and sweetness, with the roasty character and thick, syrupy body of the malt balancing things out. Sticky, supple and self-indulgent, this is the stout from whence all barrel-aged stouts came, and you must respect it.”

The release of this beer this year was more akin to rock event than a craft beer release, and for good reason – It is an exquisite and unique stout that will charm the pants off most sophisticated craft beer palates.

 

Brewer’s Notes
Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.

Recipe Information
Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV: 14.1
IBU: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Millennium
Malts: 2-Row, Black Malt, Caramel, Chocolate, Munich 10, Roasted Barley

Awards
World Beer Cup Awards:
2006: Gold – Wood & Barrel Aged beer

Great American Beer Festival:
1995: Strong Ale

Reviews
Beer Advocate – 4.6/5.0
Rate Beer – 100/100

We pulled a few a strings and managed to get a log of this stout for our members, guests, and fans. Come on down, grab some delicious “home-cooked” food and, of course, a glass of this astounding Bourbon County Brand Stout.

Oh, did we mention that for a limited time we are spreading bourbon county brand stout love by selling a 10oz draft for, not $10, not $9, but $8! Hurry on over before our supplier catches wind of this promotion and makes us go to market pricing!!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and get the jump on new craft beers coming to the Hartford PNH Pub!  Even better, sign-up for our free weekly newsletter.

Live Music Tribute to Prince

Hartford’s own Purple Luscious Love will perform a live music tribute to Prince paying homage to Prince Rogers Nelson on the anniversary of his passing

Follow the latest news on this concert on the Facebook event page.

Purple Party A Tribute to Prince featuring Purple Luscious Love

A concert paying homage to legendary singer and songwriter, Prince, by Connecticut’s premiere band, Purple Luscious Love.

April 21st | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Chopin Ballroom at the Hartford PNH

Wear your purple and enjoy an amazing performance of Prince’s music!

April 21st is the anniversary of Prince’s passing. We are honored to currently be the sole venue in Connecticut hosting a live concert tribute honoring the music and art of Prince on the anniversary of his passing.

There are a very limited amount of VIP tickets at $29 available for this live music tribute to Prince. These guarantee ballroom floor access. The VIP tickets are only available at the #HartfordPNH or from the band. There are only 50 of these tickets available.  (UPDATE 3/7/18: Most of these tickets have been sold already.) 

General Admission Tickets are Available Now.

  • Tickets bought at the PNH – $29+ (floor or balcony)
  • Tickets on Eventbrite – $29++ (floor or balcony)
  • Tickets on the night of the concert – $37 (IF available, plan for balcony)

Once all tickets are gone, that’s it. Call the night of the performance to find out if any door tickets are available. Must be 21+ to attend.

860.247.1784 | Info@PolishHomeCT.org

The Chopin Ballroom bar and Hartford PNH bar will both be open before and during the concert. FREE onsite parking with overflow parking around our venue – See the parking guide and map.


Connecticut’s very own Purple Luscious Love will be on stage for this live music tribute to Prince. Below are video and pictures of the band.

Purple Luscious Love Prince Tribute Band

Tribute to Prince by Purple Luscious Love at the Polish National Home of Hartford

Quotes by Prince:

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God, and I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

“Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.”

“Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.”

“I like constructive criticism from smart people.”

“But I’m a musician. That’s what I do. And I also am music.”


 

 

Night with Acoustic Rick

Back by popular demand – A Night with Acoustic Rick

Rick is booked for a number of performances in the Pub at the Hartford PNH over the next 3 months to help us all celebrate  Spring.

Acoustic Rick’s set begins at 8:00 pm – March 10 | April 27 | May 25

All events are on our Events page on Facebook (@HartfordPNH).

Acoustic Rick is making his rare Hartford performances not so rare! He is back at the Hartford PNH pub, an authentic and historic 1930 Polish Pub, for several performances which kick-off March 10th – The Acoustic Rick Spring Fling.

Acoustic Rick CT Hartford PNH Outdoor PerformanceBring your requests! With a repertoire of over 2,000 songs ranging from rock to country to bluegrass, jazz, folk, oldies to even show tunes, Acoustic Rick is sure to dazzle and entertain. No two performances are the same, but they always entertain!

Acoustic Rick has performed in a multitude of venues across Connecticut and is usually booked solid. We are fortunate to have secured another night and fans, new and old, will enjoy another great evening at the #HartfordPNH.

Join us and continue the 2018 celebration! 

Grab dinner before the show and secure the best seats in the house.  There is NO COVER for this performance and onsite parking at the Hartford PNH is free!

Let’s welcome back to Hartford CT, Acoustic Rick, and enjoy a fun night out in Hartford and keep the 2018 party going!


Classic rock favorites of Acoustic Rick fans include:

  • Sky Pilot
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Going to California
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Hotel California
  • Born on the Bayou
  • Locomotive Breath
  • Lucky Man
  • Blackbird
  • Simple Man
  • Jimmy Buffet
  • Pink Floyd
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Beatles
  • Lynard Skynard
  • And many, many more.

Acoustic Rick CT Hartford PNH Head ShotA message from Acoustic Rick:

I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 2000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes. I have devoted most of my life to music, and count so many artists as not just influences, but kindred spirits as well. My playlist is a veritable “Who’s Who?” in the world of musical entertainment. I love so many styles of music, that it would be a shame to be pigeon-holed into playing only a few.

Info@PolishHomeCT.org / 860-247.1748

Follow the event on Facebook!


 

 

“Our Home Is Now Your Home” – Polish National Home of Hartford Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 55 New American Citizens

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“Our Home Is Now Your Home” – Polish National Home of Hartford Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 55 New American Citizens      

(June 3, 2017)

HARTFORD, CT – The Polish National Home of Hartford was proud to host 55 immigrants from 28 countries as they were sworn in to become new American citizens on Friday afternoon, filling its historic Chopin Ballroom with excited families and honored guests.  The ceremony was the culmination of months of careful preparation and is the start of an ongoing partnership with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services Hartford Field Office, which administers the Oath of Allegiance to more than 10,000 new citizens every year.

Speaking to the Hartford Courant, USCIS representative Erika Taylor said of the federal agency’s interest in holding large naturalization ceremonies at the Polish National Home of Hartford, “We picked the Polish Home because it really is the core of Hartford.”

The ceremony brought together an exciting team of stakeholders and participants in Hartford’s continued revival.  The district office of Senator Chris Murphy, a close neighbor of the Polish National Home in the newly-restored Colt Building, was instrumental in forming this important partnership, bringing together federal immigration officials and the PNH, a 100-year-old nonprofit organization founded by first-generation Polish immigrants to serve the immigrant communities of Hartford.  The Hartford Underground, a thriving swing dance society run by young Hartford residents, and which holds its popular dances in the PNH’s historic Art Deco Chopin Ballroom every Thursday night, provided volunteers to assist with the preparations for this important ceremony.  And the Honorable Luke Bronin, Mayor of the City of Hartford, inspired all assembled for the ceremony with a powerful keynote speech.

Ms. Asha Lassen, President of the Hartford Polish Saturday School and the Event & Marketing Coordinator of the Polish National Home, served as the master of ceremonies, setting the tone for this moving event as she spoke to the 55 candidates for citizenship.  “I once sat where you are sitting.  I once felt what you are feeling now.”  She told those gathered of her own incredible journey as a 15-year-old, from the oppression, violence, and political turmoil of Gdansk in the Communist era, to the land of opportunity.  Ms. Lassen said that her story was reflective of so many of the gathered candidates’ own stories: their hard work overcoming adversity, and their long journey to find, what she called, “Hope, and home, at last.”

President of the PNH Robert Kwasnicki formally welcomed the assembly in several languages, and congratulatory remarks were made by Poland’s new Honorary Consul to the State of Connecticut, Darek Barcikowski.  Honorary Consul Barcikowski encouraged the candidates for citizenship to become active participants in American democracy: voting, volunteering, and even running for political office.

Congressman John Larson’s district aide Gladys Mercado, who specializes in immigration issues, urged those gathered to reach out to her if they ever have need of assistance and gave each of the new citizens a letter of congratulations from the Congressman.

As he administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens, Federal Judge Anthony Covello praised the American education system, and urged those gathered to continue their studies with a lifelong dedication to learning.  Judge Covello said that he hoped that even as the new citizens endeavored to gain deeper mastery over the English language, they would teach their home country’s language to their children and grandchildren as a proud cultural tradition.

The honored keynote speaker of the ceremony, longtime PNH supporter Mayor Luke Bronin, continued on that theme, saying that the love of one’s native culture and the ideals of America are intertwined.  Mayor Bronin harkened back to the country’s history of difficult journeys, from impoverished Irish and Chinese laborers to enslaved Africans to Jews fleeing religious persecution, and noted that in a contemporary United States home to multitudes from every continent, “America has never been more American.”  Mayor Bronin said that it was the devotion to liberty that made one an American.

As Ms. Lassen brought the ceremony to a close, she urged them and their families to always feel welcome at the Polish National Home.  In this historic gathering place built by and for newcomers to this great country, Ms. Lassen spoke with pride to her new fellow citizens: “This is now your Home.”

 

 

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Polish Ambassador to US Visits with Hartford Polish Leaders

Ambassador Piotr Wilczek’s visit to the Polish National Home of Hartford underscores the importance of the organization to Connecticut’s Polish community.

 
Polish National Home of Hartford Hosts Ambassador Piotr Wilczek

Following Ambassador Piotr Wilczek’s visit to New Britain to celebrate the historic opening of the honorary consulate on 55 Broad Street, the Ambassador, Honorary Consul Darek Barcikowski and the Trade and Investment Consul Sabina Klimek met with Hartford’s Polish-American leaders at the historic Polish National Home of Hartford on Charter Oak Avenue.

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Article from Hartford Courant

Polish Home’s  New World

March 23, 2017

Article by Vinny Vella Contact Reporter for Hartford Courant

Photos by (Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant)

 Revolution is underway on Charter Oak Avenue, powered, in part, by pierogies and kielbasa.

For nearly 90 years, the Polish National Home has served those Eastern European delicacies with a side of history, establishing a haven where Poles can find camaraderie in northern Connecticut.
It was a winning formula in the 1930s when the social club’s Art Deco facade was raised in the shadow of the Capewell Horse Nail Company. But the factory shuttered, and the Polish enclave it served slowly spread into the suburbs.
Still, the National Home hung on, amid a fluctuating membership and a rapidly aging building.

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Best Polish Restaurant in Hartford – 2013 Hartford Advocate

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!

The Polish National Home was voted Best Polish Restaurant in Hartford by readers of the Hartford Advocate Magazine in 2013! The Hartford Advocate is a weekly entertainment, music, arts, and restaurant guide for the Greater Hartford area. The Polish National Home has been featured in the magazine many times. We’re very excited for winning again this year!
Visit the Hartford Advocate website now at http://www.ctnow.com/advocates/

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