A Day of Fun at the International Children’s Day
Games, face painting, bounce castle, fire truck, lottery, Talent Show, good music, and art exhibit – these are just some of the attractions at the Creative International Children’s Day organized by the Polish and Slavic Center at its Kent Street location.
The weather on June 5 was perfect and so was the fun. Dozens of children from Polish-American and local families came out to the Center to celebrate Kid’s Day at Kent Street. Attractions were galore. Some jumped in the bounce house, some participated in games and played on the lawn, others visited the firetruck and posed for pictures with uniformed firemen. Inside the auditorium, crowds were gathering at the colored sand and face, arts & crafts, and the painting station, where Ewa Maria Węglarz and her daughter Dagmara adorned the little faces with colorful butterflies, unicorns, and more.
We had a guest appearance of an actor and singer from Poland Artur Gotz, who starred in the famous TV series such as “Klan”, “Ojciec Mateusz”, and “M jak Miłość”, and whose repertoire also entails songs and performances for children. DJ Miko and Ewa Gindorowicz entertained kids on the dance floor.
One of the main attractions of the day was the Kids Talent Show. Eleven young individuals and a choir presented their talents either by singing or playing instruments. The jury had a hard nut to crack when picking the winners. Finally, the two main awards went to the St. Cyril and Methodius Choir and Emilia Dec, a 12-year-old violinist. While the participants of the Talent Show received gifts from the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, the winner’s awards were sponsored by DF Studio NYC.
No less of the challenge awaited the jury’s decision on the winners of the Art Exhibition which showcased works by students of prof. M.C. Zacharow. Young artists meet weekly at the Polish and Slavic Center to explore a variety of painting, drawing and mixed-media art projects, materials, and techniques. They learn aspects of painting from composition through form, line, shading color to texture. The winners of the art contests are: Kaja Szpanelewska (12), Emily Zacharow (8), Adriana Rodrige (9), Lily Jalilova (8), Sofy (12), and David (5).
The Center also provided some fun for the parents. The food stand offered delicious pierogies, sausage, coffee, cake and beer. Those who played the lottery could win attractive prizes, such as two bikes for kids funded by Voyager Club USA LLC, and a variety of toys and sports games for children funded by Red Oak Renovations, Dartom Construction, Jepol Construction, and AMN Corporation.
ceniające prace The Creative International Children’s Day organized by the PSC wouldn’t have been such a great success if it wasn’t for the dedication and hard work of the volunteers, the event coordinator Joanna Mrzyk, and the generosity of sponsors to whom the Polish and Slavic Center extends its gratitude. Apart from the companies mentioned above, the sponsors involved in this event are: Nova Restoration, Greenpoint Insurance Brokerage, Forteca Estate, Professional Mortgage Solutions, Inc., DOM European Home Design LLC, ALTRU Chemists Pharmacy, Termomix (Agnieszka Górska), Forever, dr. Bożena Piekarz-Lesiczka, A-Z Party Rentals, and Ewa Sledziewska. Many of them presented their products and services during the event.