The Kosciuszko Foundation Washington DC

The Kosciuszko Foundation Washington DC The Kosciuszko Foundation's Center in Washington D.C. promotes appreciation of Polish heritage in America and encourages cooperation between the United States and Poland.

The Kosciuszko Foundation acquired the National Polish Center in January 2010. Formerly known as The American Center of Polish Culture, it was conceived in 1985 at a convention of the American Council for Polish Culture, Inc. to serve as a home for Polonia in the nation's capital. Al and Patricia Koproski of Connecticut led the fundraising effort and, in 1988 the American Center of Polish Culture,

The Kosciuszko Foundation acquired the National Polish Center in January 2010. Formerly known as The American Center of Polish Culture, it was conceived in 1985 at a convention of the American Council for Polish Culture, Inc. to serve as a home for Polonia in the nation's capital. Al and Patricia Koproski of Connecticut led the fundraising effort and, in 1988 the American Center of Polish Culture,

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Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to announce the 67th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition!!! The 72 year old tr...
08/30/2021

Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to announce the 67th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition!!! The 72 year old tradition continues, this time in a hybrid version - online and in-person in Washington D.C.!!!
Our renowned, international jury will choose out of 24 admitted contestants of all nationalities, ages 18-30, who will present their online and live performances to the audiences around the world. The semi-final and final rounds with members of the National Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Piotr Gajewski will take place in Washington D.C.
More information on our website - www.kfchopin.org
Application Deadline - December 19th, 2021
Apply Now!!!

Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to announce the 67th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition!!! The 72 year old tradition continues, this time in a hybrid version - online and in-person in Washington D.C.!!!
Our renowned, international jury will choose out of 24 admitted contestants of all nationalities, ages 18-30, who will present their online and live performances to the audiences around the world. The semi-final and final rounds with members of the National Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Piotr Gajewski will take place in Washington D.C.
More information on our website - www.kfchopin.org
Application Deadline - December 19th, 2021
Apply Now!!!

Art and Culture During Global PandemicLooking back on the KF Washington DC Online ProgramsThe Kosciuszko Foundation’s mi...
08/10/2021
KosciuszkoTV - YouTube

Art and Culture During Global Pandemic
Looking back on the KF Washington DC Online Programs

The Kosciuszko Foundation’s mission of promoting Polish culture in the United States has just gotten a deeper meaning. By being forced to move online, we not only expanded beyond the boundaries of our traditional communities and became a more visible culture carrier on a global scale, but we also contributed to attempts to restore the well-being of our fellow humans in this time of crisis.

Such is a role of art and culture, among other things: to help us go beyond our individual stories, overcome isolation, and reestablish a feeling of belonging.

As our entire world got sick, we needed to focus on healing.
During confusion and chaos, we need art and culture more than ever, to remind us of what’s eternal and to bring back some meaning to our lives.

I am extremely grateful to a small group of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Washington DC members, who came on board to help me. Together we were able to produce several series of online programs. We quickly established a well working team, where its members contributed their talents, time, energy, and heart to bring to life 35 virtual programs.

Thank you:
Anna Tarnawska, Iza Eisman, Martin Labazevitch, and Leszek Strzelecki, as well as our media partner Re-Think Classical.

Please watch these programs on the Kosciuszko TV YouTube Chanel

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04/16/2021

Before the start of the weekend, we are sharing a new episode of
#theKF #Jazz Series. Visit the #KosciuszkoTV Youtube Channel
and watch our newest video and get to meet the cellist, Krzysztof Lenczowski.
Krzysztof Lenczowski Music
Quarantine Jazz - Krzysztof Lenczowski, Cellist
Basia Bernhardt
Marek Olanski
Anna Tarnawska
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgrx69N3WU&lc=UgyOC9ZOE62fQXUyA-54AaABAg

04/06/2021

Today, we invite you to join us for a new episode of the KF Artists In The Spotlight released on the KOSCIUSZKO TV Youtube Channel. In this episode, we will interview the painter, Joanna Tyka. Visit with us her studio in Richmond, VA and discover her abstract art.
The Kościuszko Foundation online programs are supported by Krystyna Piorkowska Foundation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOUVNTRowYc
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Today is the 275 birthday of Polish hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the Naczelnik, Commander of Poland. Before leading an insurrection against Czarist Russia, he was a hero of the US Continental Army. As an engineer he devised the winning strategy at the Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American Revolution. Kosciuszko drafted plans to build Fortress West Point, suggesting to Thomas Jefferson that it be used as a military academy. In a historic act of treason, the infamous traitor Benedict Arnold tried to sell Kosciuszko’s plans to the British. As commander, Kosciuszko supported Poland’s democratic constitution and fought to free European serfs and win more right Jews and women. In the U.S., Kosciuszko spoke up for the rights of Native Americans and donated his salary from the American Revolution to purchase and free enslaved Africans, and to buy them land, farming tools and pay for their education. Kosciuszko was a prince of tolerance ahead of his time who said, “we are all equal.” Frustrated by the subjugation of his own country, he wrote, “I am the only true Pole in Europe, all the others have been rendered by circumstances the subjects of different powers.” And so on this anniversary of his birth, we honor Kosciuszko who was always a “true Pole.”

01/21/2021

We are happy to announce that the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Academy will take place on February 26th-28th. Academy students will have a unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned pianists, laureates, and jury members of the Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
You could also sponsor a scholarship for the Chopin Piano Academy. Please consider supporting the program.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.chopincompetitiondc.org/academy

01/15/2021

We would like to invite you for our next episode of the Artist in the Spotlight Series with Polish-born artist and interior designer - Agata Peszko which is premiering tomorrow, January 15th @ 11 AM EST.
Agata uses the ancient techniques of felting - a way of creating fabric - to bring abstract art painted with silk & wool to modern circumstances with unique authenticity. Agata's textile art creations of large wall hangings, wool sculptures, stylish bags, and hand-made felted pillowcases have been on display at textile museums in the US and in many private collections throughout Europe as well as part of many luxury interiors around the Adriatic Sea, UK, Poland, and the USA.
The Kościuszko Foundation online programs are supported by Krystyna Piorkowska Foundation

The Kosciuszko Foundation remembers Piotr Machalica - one of the most beloved Polish film and theater actors. He passed ...
12/14/2020
KF Impromptu Series - Piotr Machalica

The Kosciuszko Foundation remembers Piotr Machalica - one of the most beloved Polish film and theater actors. He passed away last night of Covid-19. The KF had the honor to meet with him virtually on August 18th, 2020. Please watch it here.
"I always emphasize that all the capital that I have accumulated in my life are the people I have met”. - Piotr Machalica in conversation with Barbara Bernhardt.
He will live on in our hearts.

Please join us to view the next episode of the Kosciuszko Foundation Impromptu Series: a conversation with one of Poland's most cherished film and theater ac...

The Kosciuszko Foundation
12/11/2020

The Kosciuszko Foundation

Please join us to watch the next episode of the Kosciuszko Foundation Impromptu Series: a Conversation with one of Poland's most iconic pianists: Piotr Paleczny.

Available on our YouTube channel KOSCIUSZKO TV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyQkmVJmRt8

Please join us to view the KF Impromptu Episode this Friday at 11am - a conversation with pianist Piotr Paleczny.
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Please join us to view the KF Impromptu Episode this Friday at 11am - a conversation with pianist Piotr Paleczny.

12/03/2020
Chopin In Space - Concert

Chopin In Space - Concert

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12/01/2020

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Join us to experience an extraordinary journey into outer space while listening to the music by Frederic Chopin/ Tune in tomorrow, December 1st, 2020 at 11 am EST to watch the Kosciuszko Foundation episode promoting Adam Ustynowicz's film:Chopin. The Space Concert.
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11/24/2020

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The next episode of Artists in the Spotlight series - Nature's Movement and Stillness in Jowita Wyszomirska's Art is coming up
➡️➡️tune in this Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 11 am EST. Connect with us and watch on our YouTube channel Kosciuszko TV. Subscribe today and get notified once available.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf2CPhxjhbR5eKl_azLjKEA?view_as=subscriber

Address

2025 O St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20036

General information

ABOUT US Bringing Poland to D.C. Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Kosciuszko Foundation's Washington, D.C. American Center of Polish Culture provides a venue for local Polish-American events through a wide range of activities, including films, concerts, exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and seminars; and uses its website to provide information on activities, collections and topics of interest to those who love and are interested in Poland. OUR MISSION The Mission of the Washington D.C. Chapter of The Kosciuszko Foundation is to promote the best and most interesting aspects of Polish culture and history to our members and to the greater Washington D.C. Community and to strengthen the bridges between Poland and the United States. OUR PROGRAMS Events We deliver Poland to you through a wide range of activities and events, including concerts, performances, food tastings, exhibitions, lectures and seminars. There’s always something happening at the KF! Children’s Activities We are “playing in Polish“with our little ones, to help them more deeply relate to the spirit of Polish childhood games and connect with Polish heritage. Polish Language Classes We offer weekly Polish classes throughout the year for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Open the door to Polish history and culture by learning Polish! PLEASE JOIN US! As a membership organization, we rely on our members for participation and funding. There are several ways to help make this center a vibrant venue for all generations of Polish-Americans: • Become a member of The Kosciuszko Foundation. • Make a donation or a contribution • Let us know of programs and events you would like to have here! Do zabaczenia! See you soon!

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(202) 785-2320

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I am outraged as a native born Pole and naturalized American. Polish by birth, American by the Grace of GOD Almighty. I feel very proud to be both Polish and American. Sadly some of our Polish-Americans and non-Poles are engaging in careless and dangerous speculation to draw a moral equivalence between Freedom loving and fighting Gen. Kosciuszko who fought against both the British and Russian Empires for freedom of USA and Poland versus this riotous BLM/Antifa mob who loot, burn, and steal. They are about chaos, anarchy and pure greed, while doing all this in a free democratic republic. Gen. Kosciuszko was about freedom from foreign Empires, freedom from tyrannical foreign powers. Perhaps those folks need to revisit their roots, travel to Poland and have dialogue with generations of distant family members about their thoughts about this. For non-Poles who are issuing their opinions here -- you have some learning to do about Polish history and culture before they submit their opinion. It needs to be further clarified to those who no longer feel a Polish sentiment, no longer have any Polish pride, or they are too far removed from their Polish roots, or their blood has been too diluted. It's not just a statue, its also a symbol to honor, patriotism, duty, service and sacrifice. Gen. Kosciuszko and Gen Pulaski would NEVER align with these hooligans, looters, thieves and common criminals! Peaceful Protest Yes! Violence and Looting NO!
I am totally outraged as a Pole and as an American! Gen. Kosciuszko fought in the Revolutionary War, yearning freedom for African slaves in US, was cited as "pure son of liberty" by Thomas Jefferson. Kościuszko left his American estate to buy the freedom of black slaves, including Jefferson's own, and to educate them for independent life and work. In September 1817, shortly before his death in October, he wrote a letter to Jefferson mentioning the bequest - "...of which money, after my death, you know the fixed destination." [https://en.wikipedia.org/w](https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fw%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2obBt9SiVjS2it7SlqpsxZMWt9lAVeEowKLqon03wWjnEVJBO3cjwD03E&h=AT2RSAYsuG4U8khJglGZ98NJl2zQaaf9oTxOtpWmbD97byEmbNDPg1n8bcW3WgxThSM4OC_pP6PE6-f0ca0EmP88CTvyuuYZwPwag3b3R2byLQAqdAq43M-IuJEZ39vYx12H-cW81yDPDxsGBm3G0BqjMf0JML0Wmlzuo0JQ3XMKHZH0wA)…/Wills_of_Tadeusz_Ko%C5%9Bciuszko
Janusz Kapusta's retrospective at the Kościuszko Foundation
A Letter to H.E. President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump - “Appeal for assistance in investigating 2010 Smolensk crash of Polish Air Force One” Please, go to http://curiel333.wixsite.com/2010-smolensk and recommend my website ...On April 10, 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. The crash of a government plane near Smolensk was the greatest tragedy in Poland’s history since the Second World War... Thank you very much for your support Sincerely, Thomas Niemas
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POLAND - A Portrait of the Country Through its Festivals and Traditions, is a children’s book project sponsored by the Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC. The first edition, published in 2015, met with a very positive response and is now sold out. Thanks to continued support from the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Poland, as well as generous donations from the Kosciuszko Foundation, other organizations, and individual donors, we have now published the second, expanded edition of the book. The purpose of the book remains the same - to provide a resource for children, their teachers and parents to help them learn about the customs and traditions of Poland. The new edition, available in hard and soft cover, has a larger page format, upgraded binding, and additional 20 pages with more stories, crafts, recipes and songs - all reflecting the essential character of Poland. Our goal is to get the books distributed to various libraries, Polish schools and organizations across the country. If your group is interested in acquiring copies of the book for your own use or to donate to a school or library, please let us know and we will arrange to send them. Your tax-deductible contributions will enable us to distribute more copies. The book is available for $24 for hard cover and $15 for soft cover. Volume discounts are available. Please send your order with a check made out to the Polish American Arts Association, noting it's for the POLAND book project - to: Mrs. Cecilia Glembocki, 911 Saddleback Ct., McLean, Va 22102. Cecilia's email is [email protected] . Many thanks for your support! This beautiful book is deal for Christmas giving! To enjoy more of the book, please visit our page at: https://www.facebook.com/PolandChildrensBook/