40th Polish American Arts Festival entertainment lineup

Highlights from the 79th annual Pulaski Day Parade on July 16, 2017.

CHEEKTOWAGA (release) – The Town of Cheektowaga and Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce have announced the entertainment lineup for the 40th Annual Cheektowaga Polish American Arts Festival.  The festival will take place at Cheektowaga Town Park beginning on Friday, July 20th and will continue through Sunday, July 22nd.

The Town is once again partnering with the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Cheektowaga Senior Center Foundation and Cheektowaga Youth Foundation to organize and run the 40th Annual Polish American Arts Festival with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charitable work within the Town.

“The Polish American Arts Festival is an indispensable event for our community as we welcome visitors from near and far to enjoy Polish music, food and crafts right here in Cheektowaga,” said Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski.  “I’m proud to continue this tradition with the help of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce as we have the structure in place to keep this community-centered event in our Town for a long time to come.”

“After a successful collaboration at the 2017 Polish Festival, we are very excited to continue in that spirit to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this spectacular festival! There are unique opportunities for our chamber members and the business community to get involved as we celebrate the rich Polish heritage here in Cheektowaga,” said Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristina Groff.

Bands scheduled to perform are as follows in order of appearance: Special Delivery (Cheektowaga, NY); The “Original” Krew Brothers (Buffalo, NY); New Direction (Cheektowaga, NY); Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push Orchestra (Ludlow, MA); The Boys (Millersville, MD); Disco Polo Music Star, Jr. (Poland); and The Buffalo Touch (Buffalo, NY).

In addition, many Polish themed vendors will be returning to the festival this year and Polish food will be available from Potts Deli & Grille and Polish Villa II.

On Sunday, July 22nd at 1:30 p.m. the General Pulaski Association’s annual “General Pulaski Parade” will start at the Thruway Mall, continues north on Harlem Road and ends at Cheektowaga Town Park 

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary celebration, Supervisor Benczkowski previously announced a $12,000 cultural grant from the Town for the General Pulaski Association to provide additional entertainment and dignitaries for the annual parade.  With this funding, the General Pulaski Association has also been designated an official Town of Cheektowaga cultural group.

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