Zabawa: Put on Your Polka Shoes and Dance

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 11:15 AM
Zabawa: Put on Your Polka Shoes and Dance by Mary Birdsong
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Hankering for some authentic pierogi or golabki? Or maybe you want to tip a piwo or two. Holy Trinity’s 22nd annual Zabawa is your ticket.

A variety of polka bands will be playing all weekend for your dancing and listening pleasure, including The Knewz, the Polka Country Musicians, and Erie’s own Mar-vels. Don’t miss the Wiwaty Folk Dancers on Sunday.

Polka masses are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. New this year is a concert of traditional Polish hymns before each mass (4:15 Friday and 10:15 Sunday) played by organist Jeannie McGinley.

The food is the star of the show for some, and the parishioners pull out all the stops in preparing the kielbasa, bigos, zrazy, haluski, gulasz, kiszka and more. Save room for something from the lavish dessert table, including freshly made paczki.

A free shuttle service is available from the newly expanded parking at 34th and Ash streets and the grounds are handicap accessible. There are prizes to win, games to play and a special kids’ area.

If you go and want to really feel Polish, try the czarnina this year and then raise your glass to the sky and offer anyone nearby a hearty Na zdrowie!  (Naaz Drov-ya)

See you there. — Mary Piotrowicz Birdsong

Friday, 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, 1 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. // Free Admission // 2220 Reed St. // 456.0671,

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