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Dozynki day coming to Church of St. Adalbert

Dozynki day coming to Church of St. Adalbert

'It's a chance for the parish to come together'
Dozynki day coming to Church of St. Adalbert
Golabkis are shown being prepared for a past Dozynki fest at St. Adalbert's Parish Center.
Photographer: Daily Gazette file photo

Dozynki, the annual Polish harvest festival sponsored by the Church of St. Adalbert in Schenectady, will be held Sunday.

The party will be held at St. Adalbert's Parish Center at 550 Lansing St. and feature the usual attractions — traditional foods golabki, pierogi and potato pancakes, Polish music and Polish pastries.

Rev. Carl Urban, retired pastor at St. Adalbert, said a Dozynki originally was a feast held at the Polish harvest.

For parishioners and friends of the church, Dozynki is a time to socialize. "It's a chance for the parish to come together, and to raise funds for the church," Urban said.

Urban said between 1,500 and 2,000 usually attend.

"My favorite part is the baked goods," he said, adding the foods come from a Polish bakery in New York City. "They're tremendous.

"And just to see the people come from a distance," Urban added. "They used to be in the area, they travel from all over, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts. It's the homecoming aspect of it all."

Dozynki will start at 10:30 a.m. with a harvest mass at the church.

The Polish kitchen, children's games and "Grandma's attic" will be open from noon until 5 p.m.

The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra will play from 3 until 7 p.m. The third floor kitchen and bar will be open during the same hours.

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