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Polish Summit Happening in Buffalo Next Week

Previously posted on BRO, Buffalo will be hosting July’s 60 Million Congress Global Polonia Summit during Buffalo Polonia Weekend July 18th – 21st.

As promised, below you will find an update on scheduled events, though the schedule is subject to change. Guests to include Senator Anna Maria Anders, Secretary of State; Rafal Miczarski, CEO of LOT Airlines; Pawel Pudlowski, Member of Parliament; among other dignitaries from Poland.

More information, registration details, and up-to-date logistics can be found here. Tickets to events can be purchased here.

Thursday, July 18th:

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

VIP Reception on U.S.S. Little Rock -cost $50 per person

3 hour open bar and food

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Friday, July 19th:

60 Million Congress – Global Polonia Summit at Roswell Park

9:00 a.m. – Registration cost $25 per person $15 for students

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List of full schedule and tentative panel sessions on

5:00 p.m. – Polish Happy Hour Buffalo Kickoff for 41st Annual Polish American Festival at Cheektowaga Town Park on Harlem Road

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6:00 p.m. – Buffalo Bisons Championship Suite at Sahlen Field (VIP Package only)

Secretary of State of the Republic of Poland and CEO of Polish LOT throwing out 1st pitch

9:00 p.m. – Niagara Falls will be illuminated white and red and then change every 5 minutes to red, white, and blue in honor of Poland and the United States to commemorate their 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

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Phillips Lytle building, Peace Bridge, One Seneca Tower, Roswell Park, all will be illuminated white and red or red, white, and blue as well.

Saturday, July 20th:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Waterbikes at Canalside for VIP guests along with other various activities including tours of USS Little Rock and tours of Buffalo area

6:00 p.m. – 100th Anniversary of Poland and United States Diplomatic Relations Gala at The Mansion on Delaware $100 per person

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Sunday, July 21st:

10:00 a.m. – Buffalo Polonia Weekend/General Pulaski Parade mass at St. Stanislaus

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12:45 p.m. – Pre-parade ceremony

1:30 p.m. – 81st Annual General Pulaski Parade

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3:30 p.m. – Polonez dancers from Hamilton Canada

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Junior US Disco Polo recording artist

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Written by Holly Metz Doyle

Holly Metz Doyle

A Buffalo native, Holly spent quite a bit of time traveling the globe, but after living on the West coast for a bit was called back to her roots in Western New York.

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