Polish Chair Activities And Events

Polish Chair Activities And Events


Lectures, Art Exhibitions and Music Performances

Polish Chair supports lectures, art exhibitions and music performances that promote Polish culture and heritage in WNY. These events are held regionally and are often free and open to the public. For more information about past and future events, please visit Polish Chair's Facebook page.


Polish Film Festival

Annually, Polish Chair sponsors the Polish Film Festival in Buffalo. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Polish Film Festival the Chair has teamed up with the Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF). This year's film screenings included:

  • Zaćma/Blindness (2016) by Ryszard Bugajski, screened at North Park Theatre
  • Koniec Świata/The End of The World (2015) by Monika Pawluczuk, screened at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Polonia Trail

Polish Chair supports the Polonia Trail, a digital humanities project spearheaded by  James L. Ławicki II and Andrzej D. Gołębiowski showcasing important historic sites throughout Western New York that have significance to the Polish American Community. The project is hosted by Polish American Congress, Western New York Division, for more information please visit: www.poloniatrail.com


Polish Movies Collection

As a part of its activity in Erie County the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture has donated the following Polish movies to Erie County Library. They are available atthe Central Library on Lafayette Square in Buffalo and from any local branch.

Movies include (English Titles)

  • As Crosses are the Measure of Freedom
  • Birch Wood
  • Camouflage
  • The Career of Nikodem Dyzma
  • Casmir the Great
  • Doctor Judym
  • The Doll
  • Hands Up
  • The Interrogation
  • King Boleslaus the Bold
  • The Knights of the Teutonic Order
  • A Land of Promise
  • Leper
  • The Maids of Wilko
  • Man of Iron
  • Man of Marble
  • The Master and Margaret
  • Mother of Kings
  • Nights and Days
  • No End
  • On the Niemen River