PNH Hussar Mug Club

Hussar Mug Club officially kicked off on Sunday, October 8.

Hussar Mug Club Membership – Be the envy of your friends!

 
If you haven’t signed up to be a Mug Club member yet, don’t worry, there are still a limited number of mugs available (see below for information about signing up).

Be the envy of your friends when you order your beer and it comes in your own numbered, PHN Hussar mug. Now is your opportunity to become part of this exclusive group and have your own one-of-a-kind mug, all while showing support for your Polish National Home of Hartford.

In addition to being part of this exclusive group, there’s also a lot of great benefits only available to Hussar Mug Club members.

  • Mug Club member benefits (all Mug Club members must be a PNH Corporate or Social member):
  • Your very own, numbered, 20 ounce Hussar beer mug (we’ll keep your mug clean and safe at the bar). Membership is limited to only 70 mugs.
  • Get a 20-ounce draft pour of beer for the price of a 16-ounce pour on every visit.
  • 5% discount on events (on top of any discounts PNH members enjoy)
  • VIP advance event tickets/bookings
  • 10% off your beer and food on Friday nights (excluding happy hour specials)
  • Happy birthday beer on us (receive a free draft beer during your birthday week)
  • 10% discount on new Hussar T-shirts

Annual membership is only $80 for the first year (our first year runs 10/8/17-9/30/18, so make sure you sign up now to maximize your benefit). Renewal membership is $60 (please let us know if you would like to set up auto-renew).

Bills for Mug Club members will be sent during October.

Contact the Hartford PNH for more information at 860.247.1784 or Info@PolishHomeCT.org or message us on Facebook.com/HartfordPNH

Hartford PNH Hussar Mug Club

 

“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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