Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. If we you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
What is the Polish National Home?
Our official name is Polish National Home of Hartford, Inc. We are a non-profit, social membership organization that promotes and celebrates Polish culture and traditions.
When is your Kitchen Open?
Our 2016 Serving Hours are:
Wednesday 11:30am to 3:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Please call us to request a private function Mondays and Tuesdays
Do you house residents?
No. Our beautiful Art Deco building has a restaurant, ballroom, dining room, bar and some offices, but it does not house residents. Our title reflects the fact that our founders built the Polish Home to serve as a “Home” for all our members, their families and friends and many different Polish organizations throughout Greater Hartford and beyond.
Can you help us translate?
Yes. Call or stop by and we would be happy to help.
If I have a question regarding the Polish community, can I contact you?
Yes, please call or stop by to see us. If we cannot help you directly, we may be able to direct you to other resources.
Can anyone become member? Who is eligible for membership?
Corporate membership (which includes the right to vote) is available to anyone who is of Polish descent, married to a Pole or adopted by a Pole. Social membership is available to anyone who has an appreciation for the PNH itself, Polish culture and traditions.
How do I become a member?
Just fill out the membership application and pay your annual dues (and initial, one-time fee for corporate membership). You can use the online form, mail or apply in person at the Polish Home. We accept credit cards, checks or cash. Our Membership Committee reviews applications twice monthly and determines eligibility.
How much does membership cost?
Corporate membership annual dues are $60.00 with a one-time initial fee of $25.00. Social membership annual dues are $25.00.
What are the benefits of membership?
Most importantly, you’ll be helping preserve our Polish history and heritage, not only for our generation, but for future generations, too. All members receive loyalty points on their dinner and beverage purchases (remember to use your membership card!) which are redeemable for free drinks and meals. Members are also eligible for members-only events and special discounts. Finally, you or your children or grandchildren may be eligible for an award from our Founders’ Scholarship Program (applicants must meet scholarship requirements). Read information on our membership information page.
Where is the the Polish National Home located?
60 Charter Oak Ave. in the Sheldon/Charter Oak section of Hartford. We’re just south and west of downtown, between Columbus Boulevard and Main Street. Detailed directions and map are available on our location page.
Do you allow private parties?
Yes. When available, our catering services, ballroom, bar, dining room and meeting rooms can be rented by our members and their guests.
What is your capacity?
Our grand ballroom accommodates up to 250 people and we have a balcony that be used for special shows and events. Our main dining room and bar accommodate up to 175 people.
What services do you offer?
Hall rentals and full on-site catering services. We can host wedding receptions, bridal showers, christenings, anniversary, birthday and retirement parties, debutante balls or corporate dinners and meetings. Our chefs specialize in Polish cuisine, but can also prepare European, American and Spanish foods.
How do I book an event?
Simply call 860-247-1784 and speak with a manager. Or stop by in person to discuss the possibilities for an event.
When are you open?
Our standard operating hours are listed above… Of course, we are open later on occasions when meetings or events are booked. We ask that anyone wanting to visit please call ahead for more detailed information.
What is your menu?
We serve wonderful home-made Polish traditional and non-traditional foods such as golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls), pierogi (dumplings filled with cabbage, potato & cheese, or fruit), bigos (hunter’s stew), and potato pancakes. We of course offer plenty of delicious kielbasa but our specials and newer menu items include many delicious new twists. Try some! Smacznego!