Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

Bielsko-Biala mentioned in New York Times

Following is text from a version of this article which appeared in print on January 26, 2017, on Page A9 of the New York edition with the headline: "A Cult Car From Poland for a Hollywood Star." Detroit has its Mustang. Munich has its Bimmer. Bielsko-Biala will always have the Maluch. The Maluch, or little… Continue reading Bielsko-Biala mentioned in New York Times

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Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

PRCUA Malbork Dance Group Registration Open!

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America invites you to join the new Grand Rapids PRCUA Malbork Dance Group! REGISTRATION – Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DIAMOND HALL 439 Diamond Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Registration fee $25.00 per dancer (ages 3 to 18) Classes begin Thursday, January 12,… Continue reading PRCUA Malbork Dance Group Registration Open!

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

ArtPrize 2016 Visiting Artist, Inez Baturo

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International Bielsko-Biała, Poland, Committee announces Bielsko-Biała artist Inez Baturo. She is participating in ArtPrize 2016. Her black and white landscape photography is displayed at Homestead Suites by Hilton, 161 Ottawa, NW. “We are pleased to host Ms. Baturo as an extension of our Grand Rapids Sister Cities friendships,” Mayor Rosalynn Bliss… Continue reading ArtPrize 2016 Visiting Artist, Inez Baturo

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

Grand Rapids artists in Bielsko-Biala

Two artists (GVSU Professor, Tim Fisher and student, Sean Hamilton) and a GVSU Media Major (Megan Jones) travelled to Bielsko-Biala in June to take part in an artists-in-residence program set up by Bielsko-Biala City staff and coordinated by Galeria Bielska BWA. This was everyone's first visit to Poland, and the Department of City Promotion in Bielsko-Biala… Continue reading Grand Rapids artists in Bielsko-Biala

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Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International invites you to join them for a celebration of building bridges and connecting with people from all of our sister cities across the world. This festive evening will feature multicultural entertainment including Japanese children dancers and a Polish accordion player as well as a silent auction. An ethnically diverse dinner highlighting your choice… Continue reading Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

Hamtramck Bus Tour | Register Now!

Tour Cultural Hamtramck and Detroit Institute of Arts with the GRSCI Bielsko-Biała Committee and the Polish Heritage Society. Discover the best Polish tastes and cultural history along with internationally renowned artwork at the DIA! October 15, 2016 7:00 am departure, expected return 8:00 pm Park and ride locations are on the north and south sides of… Continue reading Hamtramck Bus Tour | Register Now!

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

Hamtramck Bus Tour | Cancelled

The Polish Heritage Society's joint-sponsored cultural bus tour of Hamtramck and the Detroit Institute of Art has been cancelled. Stay-tuned for more information about a rescheduled trip in the fall. Discover the best Polish tastes and cultural history along with internationally renowned artwork at the DIA! Date TBD 7:00 am departure, expected return 8:00 pm Park… Continue reading Hamtramck Bus Tour | Cancelled

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Christmas at the Gardens

Debuting this past Christmas season and on display at the Fred Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park through January 3, 2016 were famous landmarks from our five Sister Cities. All models were made of natural woodland items like wood, moss, stones, nuts, and leaves. These models were new this year to the Gardens and were an astonishing… Continue reading Christmas at the Gardens

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Annual Meeting May 21st at McFadden’s

This years Grand Rapids Sister Cities International (GRSCI) annual meeting will be held on May 21st from 5:30 - 7:00pm at McFadden's in downtown Grand Rapids. Come join your fellow GRSCI members for a fun social evening. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar and happy hour specials (1/2 off draft beer and house… Continue reading Annual Meeting May 21st at McFadden’s

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Enjoy Gilmore Award pianist in concert

Poland has a rich history of talented pianists – Chopin, Paderewski, as well as Polish-American artist Arthur Rubinstein.  The popular film “The Pianist” showcased a remarkable Polish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman.   In that vein, The Bielsko Biała Committee of Grand Rapids Sister Cities International is pleased to share the news of the 2014 Gilmore Award Recipient,… Continue reading Enjoy Gilmore Award pianist in concert