CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Town of Cheektowaga and the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will partner to organize and run the 39th Annual Cheektowaga Polish American Arts Festival in Town Park.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Town of Cheektowaga to facilitate the 2017 Polish Festival. A strong part of the mission of our Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce is to promote the community and the businesses within it. This partnership provides an opportunity to do just that, and we encourage our members and the business community to consider getting involved as we celebrate the Polish heritage,” said Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristina Groff.
The event is scheduled to take place between Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Bands scheduled to perform are as follows in order of appearance: Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra (Cheektowaga, NY); Special Delivery (Cheektowaga, NY); The Touch (Buffalo, NY); Rare Vintage (Cheektowaga, NY); Villa Maria Chorale (Cheektowaga, NY – featured during the Polish mass ceremony); Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push Orchestra (Ludlow, MA); The Boys (Millersville, MD); Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY (Buffalo, NY); and The Beat (Randolph, NJ).
The General Pulaski Association will be holding their annual parade down Harlem Road to Town Park on Sunday, July 16th.
All all proceeds from the event will benefit the Chamber’s charitable works and the Cheektowaga Senior Center Foundation and Cheektowaga Youth Foundation.
The Town’s partnership with a non-profit falls in line with Supervisor Diane Benczkowski’s goal to find alternative ways to create a sustainable method to fund the many festivals held in Cheektowaga each year.
A public-private partnership in 2016 for the Crabapple Festival and Polish American Arts Festival resulted in thousands of dollars in savings for taxpayers and similar results are expected for 2017.