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A preview of what to expect at this year's PolishFest 2016:

ʺPierogiburghʺ Pittsburgh Polish Festival Commercial from Cory Gindlesperger on Vimeo.

OPen House flyer

Celebrate Holiday Open House with us on Sunday, December 4th at the Cathedral of Learning from noon to 4 p.m. See the list of Nationality Room Committees participating and all the performance groups.

Performance Schedule – Commons Room

12:10 – Introduction by Maxine Bruhns...
12:15 – Pittsburgh Taiko (Japanese)
12:30 – Alpen Schuhplattlers und Trachtein Verein
12:45 – St. Nicholas Tamburitzans (Serbian)
1:00 – Aaravi Center for Bollywood Dance (Indian)
1:15 – Folklore Ensemble Hrvatski Tanac (Croatian)
1:30 – BREAK
1:45 – Tair Afon Dawnswyr Cymraeg (Welsh)
2:00 – Folklore Ensemble Ljeljo (Croatian)
2:15 – Alpen Schuhplattlers und Trachtein Verein
2:25 – Philippine American Performing Arts
2:45 – Folklore Ensemble Hrvatski Tanac (Croatian)
3:00 – Grecian Odyssey Dancers (Greek)
3:15 – Grecian Odyssey Dancers (Greek)
3:30 – Tair Afon Dawnswyr Cymraeg (Welsh)

3:45 – Philippine American Performing Arts

Ethnic Foods, Displays and Demonstrations Provided By:

African Heritage Committee
Austrian Committee
Chinese Committee
Czechoslovak Committee
English Committee
Finnish Committee
French Committee
German Committee
Greek Committee
Hungarian Committee
Indian Committee
Iranian Committee
Irish Committee
Israel Heritage Committee
Japanese Committee
Italian Committee
Japanese Committee
Lithuanian Committee
Paititi Art & Hand Crafts
Philippine Committee
Pittsburgh Lace Group
Polish Committee
Quo Vadis
Scottish Committee
Swiss Committee
Syria-Lebanon Committee
Turkish Committee
Ukrainian Committee
Welsh Committee
Women’s International Club

The Fall 2016 Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program's Newsletter is online to view.

Fall 2016 newsletter image

The annual Halloween ghost watch will occur with Nationality Rooms' Director E. Maxine Bruhns. 

Halloween 2016

The Japanese Nationality Room Committee invites you to come and bid on authentic and beautiful Japanese items for a fundraiser event.  Proceeds will go toward summer study abroad scholarships for Pitt students to study in Japan. 

Items include:

 Kimonos (Japanese traditional clothing)

Yukatas (Cotton kimonos for relaxation)

Obis (sash for kimonos)

Traditional Dolls (authentic Japanese dolls wearing kimonos)

Framed Japanese Art

Chinaware (teapots/cups, plates, etc.)

Books and Comics (written in Japanese)

12:00-1:30 pm: Luncheon and Preview

1:30-2:30 pm:   Silent Auction

                             (open to public)

2:30-3:00 pm:   Musical Entertainment and Closing


To RSVP, or if you have questions, please contact:

Sono Takano Hayes

412-741-3313  •



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