Polish Cultural Club To Host a Wigilia Celebration

Polish Cultural Club To Host a Wigilia Celebration, which is a traditional Polish Christmas Eve Dinner

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. will present its annual Wigilia Celebration on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

A social and cash bar begins at 6:00 PM.

The Wigilia program, with live music, begins at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner. The event will be held at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.

This celebration features the time-honored custom of the sharing of the Opłatek (Christmas wafer) and a five-course traditional (meatless) dinner. It will culminate with a sing-along of Kolędy (Christmas Carols).

Lilia Kieltyka, President of the Club said, “The Club is pleased to once again open our most cherished Christmas Eve tradition to the public. The Polish National Home of Hartford is the perfect spot for our Wigilia.

The cost is $45.00 for members. A cordial invitation is also extended to any non-members who wish to enjoy a typical Polish Christmas Eve experience – cost: $50.00. Advance reservations are required, and no tickets will be sold at the door.

The reservation deadline is December 8, 2019. Please make checks payable to the Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. (PCCGH) and mail to Mrs. Nancy Yiznitsky, 87 Montclair Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118.

Call (860) 568-2044 to speak with Nancy about your reservation.

Additional information may also be obtained by calling (860) 659-0356 or visiting www.polishculturalclub.org.

A New Treasury of Polish-American Recipes

“A New Treasury of Polish-American Recipes”

Dear Members and Friends of Polish Culture:

In 1988, the Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. introduced a cookbook called “A Book of Favorite Recipes.” Featuring recipes compiled by members, families, and friends, this popular book included Polish and traditional Christmas Eve and Easter dishes. Our major project for 2018 is to have this cookbook updated and reprinted. Many of the recipes will be retained, but we are also looking for new recipes, especially those of Polish heritage.

We invite you to submit any recipes that are memorable to your family for publication. We are looking for tried-and-true recipes. You may send in as many as you would like, but the Committee reserves the right of final selection. Please note that we can only accept recipes written in English.

Polish American Recipe SubmissionsCategories:
Christmas Eve and Easter Soups and Salads, Casseroles, Pasta, Breads, Pies, Pastries, Desserts, Appetizers, Meat, Fish, Poultry Vegetables. Cakes, Cookies

Entries can be handwritten, copied, or sent as an e-mail attachment. Recipes should be easy to follow and you will receive full credit.

Recipes can be submitted as follows:

PCCGH, P.O. Box 380699, East Hartford, CT 06138-0699 We look forward to hearing from you.


The Polish Cultural Club Cookbook Committee
Questions: Fran Pudlo (860) 659-0356