Polish Club @ MIT

Euro 2016 Poland vs Switzerland

It took 30 years for the Polish national football team to make it through the knockout stage of a major tournament. The next game is on Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 AM EST against Switzerland.

The Phoenix Landing pub (512 Mass Ave) shows all the games of the tournament. I propose we meet there together to support Poland. If you would like to join us, please sign up here. Should enough people sign up, I will reserve a table.

See you on Saturday morning!

Screening of Kiler

Come to see Kiler, an iconic comedy by Juliusz Machulski. A spoof of gangster movies, filled with a lot of humour and drawn with acute perception of the Polish mindset in the post-transformation times.

The screening takes place at 7:30 pm on 12th May in 4-231 on MIT campus. If you are planning to come, please let us know on Doodle or Facebook.

Pub meeting

Hi Polish Club,

First of all, thank you all for coming to our previous event, the screening of Wajda’s ‘Kanal’. We had over 25 people, and some new faces showed up as well! We are planning on having our next screening sometime in early May.

Secondly, I would like to invite all of you to our pub meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm, traditionally in Asgard Pub (350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge). Since we usually get over ten people, please do sign up here, I will book a table if necessary.

See you soon!

Screening of Kanał

We would like to cordially invite you to screening of Kanał by Andrzej Wajda
on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 pm in 4-237 at MIT campus.

Andrzej Wajda is one of the most important post-war directors in Poland and his award winning Kanał is a classic of Polish cinema. The tale is about Warsaw Uprising, one of the most dramatic events in the 20th century Poland.

The screening will be preceded by a short introduction about the movie.
Traditional Polish snacks will be served.

No RSVP required, but we encourage you to do so here (to estimate the number of participants).

For more information, see the following links:
More about Kanał
More about Andrzej Wajda
More about The Polish Film School
A guide to Polish cinema

Start of the Spring Semester meeting

We would like to invite everyone to our start of the semester
meeting. We are going to the Irish pub ‘Asgard’ on Mass Ave
at 8pm on Thursday, Feb 4. This will be just a casual hangout
to catch up with everyone after IAP. If you are planning to come,
please do sign up here.
See you soon!

Polish Independence Day

A quiz about Polish history and singing patriotic songs marked our celebration of Polish National Independence Day on November 11th.

On 11 November 1918, Józef Piłsudski was appointed the Commander in Chief by the Regency Council. Althought the restoration of Poland’s sovoreignty was gradual, this date is assumed to constitute the end of the 123 years long partition of Poland and the beginning of the Second Polish Republic. On the very same day, Germany agreed to an armistice with Allies, ending the I World War.

Polish Easter at MIT!

We would like to invite you to celebrate Easter with the Polish Club at MIT on Saturday April 21st
The breakfast will take place at Stata terraces from 10am till 1pm 
keep your fingers crossed for good weather :)
Also, there will be an opportunity to paint Easter eggs

Bring your appetites and good moods :)

Come, eat, have fun painting eggs and chat with friends!

Hope to see you there!
The Polish Club @ MIT

Hi Everyone,

Please come to St. Andrew’s party next Saturday (12/3) 8pm-midnight!
There will be fortune telling, games, plays, dancing, and….. plenty of delicious Polish food!

There will be pierogi, placki ziemniaczane, gołąbki, kapusta z grzybami, barszcz, and many many more

It will take place in Student Center, Twenty Chimneys (3rd floor)
dresscode: dress all black or all white

Hope to see you there!
The Polish Club @MIT

Easter at MIT

The Polish Club at MIT would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! In this time of year, we hope that you have had an opportunity to take a break from your hectic workloads, and spent a peaceful time  with your family and friends. We wish that these moments would come more often.

In order to make this wish a little closer to reality, The Polish Club at MIT organized egg painting on Saturday, April 3rd.

The crowds broke through the door at 2pm, just in time to enjoy some of the best Polish Easter cuisine has to offer: zurek, babki, cake and an assortment of chocolate covered candy smuggled from Poland by our VP – Dorota.

However, food was only a sweet bonus to the unique opportunity to explore Polish culture and traditions. This time the activity was egg painting!

After a ton of laughs, innovative designs and a often not so glamorous executions, we came up with the eggs you can see on the left. Although we did not exactly top Faberge eggs, we definitely have some talent.

For everyone who could not make it to the egg painting and is extremely sad as a result, despair not! We have a ton of fun events this month. Look out for emails on polishclub@mit.edu and updates to this site.

Fat Thursday

Fat Thursday PosterThe Polish Club at MIT would like to invite all members of MIT community to celebrate Fat Thursday, the last Thursday before Lent. It is similar to, but should not be confused with, the French festival of Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”). This means you can go to two different international festivals in a span of one week!

For all you Christians out there, Fat Thursday is the last Thursday where you can feast and party until after Easter. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity and drop by Student Center Mezzanine Lounge on Thursday, February 11th 9-11pm.

We will provide tons of free food including, but not limited to such polish specialties as pączki and faworki. If you have never heard of those, just ask any polish person. They would immediately drift into state of unstoppable bliss. This should be enough argument for anyone, so I expect all of you to be there.

Oh and make sure you tell your friends. The more the merrier :)

See you all on Thursday.