Mission of Honor Movie & Exhibition

(Press Release from the Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. regarding the showing of Mission of Honor Movie & Exhibition)

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. and The S.A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish Studies are co-sponsoring a special event on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in the Chopin Ballroom at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford to honor the heroic Polish Kosciuszko 303 Squadron fighter pilots who helped the British Royal Air Force (RAF) win the Battle of Britain during World War II.  Doors open at 1:00 PM to provide time to view a curated collection of Kosciuszko Squadron memorabilia.  At 2:00 PM, a feature film called “Mission of Honor” will be shown (in English with some Polish) preceded by a brief introduction by Dr. M.B. Biskupski, Chair of Polish Studies at Central CT State University.  A question and answer period will follow the conclusion of the film.  Admission is FREE and open to the public.   
 
The Polish National Home will be featuring dining specials from the Polish Cultural Club cookbook available to order from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  As a tribute to all Polish veterans, a Mass will also be held at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford at 11:30 AM.  All are welcome to attend.
 
Mission of Honor MovieThe Kosciuszko 303 Squadron RAF, formed in July 1940 as part of an agreement between the Polish Government in Exile and the United Kingdom, had a distinguished combat record until it was disbanded in December 1946.  “Had it not been for the magnificent material contributed by the Polish squadrons and their unsurpassed gallantry,” wrote Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, head of RAF Fighter Command, “I hesitate to say that the outcome of the Battle of Britain would have been the same.”  The 303 Squadron was one of the top fighter units in the battle and the best Hurricane-Spitfire equipped one. Its success in combat can be mainly attributed to the years of extensive and rigorous pre-war training many of the long-serving Polish veterans had received in their homeland.  During the Battle of Britain, the Squadron was credited with 126 enemy aircraft destroyed, 13 probables, and 9 damaged.  From September 1, 1940 to May 8, 1945, they destroyed 205 enemy aircraft, with 40 probables, and 28 damaged.  Winston Churchill, speaking about the Battle of Britain in 1940 said, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”  The Kosciuszko 303 Squadron was one of these “few.”
 
For further information, please call (860) 841-3477, the Polish Studies Program at (860) 832-3010, or the Polish National Home at (860) 247-1784.
 
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The Spirit of Johnny Cash Hartford CT

The Spirit of Johnny Cash comes to Hartford’s Chopin Ballroom June 15th

The Spirit of Johnny Cash at the Chopin Ballroom

“I don’t know how you do it, but you’ve got my brother’s fingerprints and he would be honored.’”
– Tommy Cash, Johnny’s younger brother
(after seeing Harold Ford play in Tennessee)

“From what I’ve seen and heard, I think Harold is the best Johnny Cash tribute artist — the best in the world,” -David Hutchinson, song writer and producer, England (http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20120428/NEWS/304289977)

The Spirit of Johnny Cash is regarded at the #1 Johnny Cash tribute show in the world! Harold Ford brings Cash back to life. If you’re a Johnny Cash fan, you CAN’T miss this show.

Come early for dinner and drinks at the PNH Pub & Tavern (1st floor). Reservations are highly recommended! 860-247-1784 or Info@PolishHomeCT.org.

Experience the hospitality of the 22,000 sq ft historic Polish National Home of Hartford and the elegant Chopin Ballroom where the show takes place (2nd floor).

Free onsite parking and plenty of free street parking alongside the venue!
Directions.  Google Map for 60 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT 06106.

Tickets are general admission and available at Bit.Ly/TheSpiritOfJohnnyCash

Advanced Show Tickets are $35.00 (plus fees).
At the door Show Tickets are $40.00

Veterans, visit MBCBEntertainment.com for a special discount – Save $5 per ticket, for up to 2 tickets.

 

 

 

An Evening of Beatlemania at Hartford’s Historic Chopin Ballroom

An Evening of Beatlemania returns to Hartford’s Chopin Ballroom at the historic Polish National Home of Hartford

Get Your Tickets Today – The show and buffet dinner is scheduled for March 23, 2019

Are you looking for a Beatles Hartford CT night out? This is the Beatlemania event you want!

Ticket Prices:

  • Advanced Dinner & Show – $45  ($49 at the door)
  • Show-only – $20
  • PNH Members! Dinner & Show tickets are only $41 (must be purchased at the PNH with proof of membership)

The Evening:

  • Dinner Buffet starts at 5:30 PM in the PNH Dining Room on the first floor
  • Chopin Ballroom doors (2nd floor) and balcony seats open at 7:30 PM.
  • The 1st set starts at 8:00 PM.
  • The show ends at 10:00 PM

When you’re done eating, please hang out at the pub bar to make room for other guests in the Dining Room.

Get your tickets today at the PNH or online at ezEvent.com! – Beatles-2019.ezEvent.com

 

Itinerary:

  • The PNH Pub will be open from 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Buffet Dinner in the PNH Dining Room (1st Floor) – 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM | 1st come, 1st seated – We recommend coming early!
  • Ballroom doors, balcony seating, and bar open at 7:30 PM
  • The 1st set of Beatlemania starts at 8:00 PM
  • 8:50 PM Intermission – Grab a drink or two at the ballroom bar!
  • The 2nd set starts at 9:10 PM
  • 10:00 PM Hang out at the ballroom bar or head downstairs to the main bar in the pub!

Buffet and Ballroom Bar Menu:

Buffet

  • Salad
  • Rye Bread and Butter
  • Vegetables
  • Pasta Marinara
  • Bigos
  • Lasanki
  • Golabki
  • Broiled sliced kielbasa
  • Desserts: House-made Bread Pudding & Peach Dump Cake
  • Coffee/Tea station

Ballroom Bar Menu

  • Well Drinks – $5
  • Top-Shelf Drinks – $7
  • Beer $3 – $5 (Domestic-$3, Imports-$4, Craft-$5)
  • House Wines – $4
  • Premium Wines – $5
  • Soda, Bottled Water, Energy Drinks – $2

This is An Evening of Beatlemania with The HofnersThe Beatlemania Show in Hartford CT!

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An Evening of Beatlemania with The Hofners

Hartford loves the Beatles!

Ballroom Dancing Lesson

Ballroom Dancing Lesson at the Historic Chopin Ballroom in Hartford CT

Sunday Ballroom Dancing Lesson at the historic Chopin Ballroom happens November 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Our 1st one in September was a blast and we’re doing it again!

Ballroom Dancing LessonCost is only $5 per person – Bring a partner! Dress comfortably.

Included is:
* 1-hour lesson followed by
* 1-hour practice session

To register please call Stephanie at 860-742-1053 or the PNH office at 860-247-1784. You may also email us at Info@PolishHOmeCTorg or simply submit the following form.

  • Not required but highly recommended.
  • Example: 2 (You plus a partner) or 4 (You plus 3 other people)
    Select "Yes" and Stephanie or someone from the PNH will contact you.
  • Enter any question you may have here.

Eight to the Bar at the Chopin Ballroom

Eight to the Bar is coming to Hartford and will be performing live on stage at the Chopin Ballroom May 19th

When:     May 19, 2018
Time:       Doors open at 6:30 pm. The show starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 11:00 pm.
Where:    The Chopin Ballroom at the Hartford PNH
Parking:  Free onsite parking in our lot and streetside. Plenty of parking!
Tickets:   Advance tickets $19+ | At the door $25.
– Tickets are available from the Hartford PNH (Info@PolishHomeCT.org / 860.247.1784)
– Tickets are also available on ezEvent.com
Buy Tickets
Dining:  Come early and dine at The Pub! (Ticket holders enjoy a 5% discount)
Drinks:  The Pub bar will be open if you come early.  The ballroom bar will be open at 6:30 pm.

Eight to the Bar the band

Eight to the Bar has been delighting fans all over. Influenced by American roots music – boogie-woogie, swing and Motown – Eight to the Bar performs outstanding instrumentals and sophisticated vocal and musical arrangments.

“With the support of independently produced CDs and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Maine to Miami as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Their rigorous touring schedule has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, the late Roy Orbison and Ray Charles, several European tours, and most recently, a tour of the Republic of Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy located there.” – Credit: EightToTheBar.com

Who is Eight to the Bar?

Eight to the Bar posing in their studio

COLLIN TILTON
Tenor and alto saxophones, flute.

CYNTHIA LYON
Band leader, vocals, keyboard

SHAWN MEEHAN
Drums, percussion

BRINNA JONES
Vocals, percussion

RALPH DELUCIA
Guitar, vocals

ERIC KUHN
Bass guitar, vocals

Eight to the Bar played at amazing venues all over the world, like:

  • 100 Club in London, England
  • Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Komma Bar in Worgl, Austria
  • Webster Hall, New York NY
  • The Derby, Los Angeles CA
  • “Swing Under the Stars” Concert Series in Boston, MA

And on May 19th Eight to the Bar will perform at the historic Chopin Ballroom at the Hartford PNH!

Check band photos, music and information on their website or Facebook page.


The Chopin Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor of the Hartford PNH, the national historic landmark officially known as the Polish National Home of Hartford, Inc.
Located at 60 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Go to Google Maps for directions