Party & Parade In Polish Village

Who doesn’t love a parade and a party? And this one is the first parade of the year! May 7th at 2:00 pm, starts the Polish Constitution Day Parade in Polish Village. It starts at the Circle on Ridge Rd. and travels north down Ridge to Alber Ave. You’ll see high school bands, Polish dignitaries & organizations, local politicians, businesses and non-profits. The Grand Marshall’s this year are Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and representing the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio is Marta Leszczynski. Parma and Polish Village are proud to stand with Ukraine. 

The festival Sunday in the parking lot of Unity Catholic Credit Union, 5839 Ridge Rd., is a lively & colorful event, and closes at 6 pm. You can listen and dance to the music of a live Polka Band! Watch the traditional Polish dancers entertain you, dressed in their beautiful costumes. Come for the food! Food trucks will be serving pierogi, potato pancakes, cabbage & noodles, chicken paprikash & spaetzle, kielbasi & kraut, plus lots of other food treats will be waiting for you. The Polish Genealogical Society and the First Catholic Slovak Society will be on hand to educate you about their organizations. Also you’ll find marketplace vendors like Polish Pottery, Pierogi Gifts jewelry, Joey’s Rockin’ Poppin’ Popcorn, plus an assortment of local home-based vendors selling hand-made items, teas & herbs, wood crafted items, candles, room fresheners and more. Stop at the Polish Village Volunteers table to purchase their merchandise or buy raffle tickets for some great prizes. There will also be a balloon twister for the kids. 

Friday, May 5th, come to Rookie’s, 5513 Pearl Rd, for Polish Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm for food, drinks, music and more. $25 includes food and 2 drink tickets. 

Come Celebrate the weekend in Polish Village Parma, and the Polish Constitution which was modeled after ours in the U.S.

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 11:01 AM, 05.01.2023