Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Rededication of the King Jagiełło Monument in Central Park
held under the Patronage of

The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
Senator of the Republic of Poland
Secretary of State
Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for International Dialogue

Date - October 30, 2016

08:00-12:00 – Historical game –
starting at the Kościuszko Foundation (15 East 65th Street ) concluding at the King Jagiełło Monument – Mirek Mikłowski

Location – King Jagiełło Monument (Turtle Pond, entrance at 79th and Fifth Avenue)

Monument unveiling

12:00 - Welcome - Host - Consul Katarzyna Padło of the
  Consulate General of Poland

12:05 - Historical background of the monument –
   Rev. Father Tadeusz Lizińczyk, OSPPE, Parish of St. Stanislaus,
   Bishop and Martyr, Manhattan

12:15 - Unveiling – Senator Anna Maria Anders

Polish and American anthems - Angelus Choir

12:25 - Rededication - Rev. Father Tadeusz Lizińczyk, OSPPE

12:30 - Marie R. Warsh, Director for Preservation Planning, Central Park
   Conservancy – Comments of the Conservation Process

12:40 – Presentation of the "Battle of Grunwald" by children from the
PSD-Yonkers, Zuzanna Golec, scenario, Iza Laskowska, Polish Theatre  Institute arrangement Bogurodzica, children joined by the Angelus Choir
Wreath-laying at the monument - Eastern Breakfast Group

1:10 - Polish and Lithuanian songs, Angelus Choir
          Presentation on the King Jagiełło swords by Wojciech Budzyński
 Banner of Jasna Góra, reenactment group

1:30 - Central Park Folkdancers - Polish and international folk dances – with
             public participation

1:45 - Photo ops

2:00 –End of official observances
Ballads with guitar accompaniment, Picnic near the monument
Central Park Folkdancers, folk dances with public participation at Turtle Pond plaza near the King Jagiello Monument

Compere Jerzy Leśniak

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The King Jagiełło Monument Working Group is pleased to announce a Scholarly Symposium and Observances celebrating the 77th Anniversary of arrival of Stanisław Ostrowski's Statue of King Jagiello at the 1939 World's Fair as well as completion of conservation work on the Statue by the Central Park Conservancy. 
The Symposium will take place on October 29th at General of the Republic of Poland while community observances including the unveiling will take place on October 30th in Central Park. 
The events are open to all - however, if you wish to attend the Symposium PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
To confirm your presence email no later than October 20th - give your full name and affiliation.  Please arrive at the Consulate no later than 09:45 and bring photo ID.
A Symposium held under the Patronage of

The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
Senator of the Republic of Poland
Secretary of State
Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for International Dialogue

Date – October 29, 2016
Location – Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York


10:00 – Greeting – Consul Katarzyna Padło

10:10 – Introduction –
  Grzegorz Worwa, President of the Polish American Congress LI Division

10:20 – Senator Anna Maria Anders

10:30 – 11:45 - Stanisław Kazimierz Ostrowski and Polish Art Deco

          Jan Loryś, Consultant to the Polish Museum of America
Krystyna Nowakowska,Ph.D., Muzeum in Legnica (Emeritus)

11:50 – 13:05 - King Jagiełło and his Concept of a Unified Europe

Piotr S. Górecki, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of California, Riverside 
Robert I. Frost, Ph.D., Burnett Fletcher Chair of History, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

13:10-13:20 – Award and Presentation

13:20 – 14:10 Lunch Break - Film, board games and book display in central hall

14:15 – Introduction –    Janusz Romański, Phd., President Polonia Technica

14:25- 15:40 – Historical Sculptures in the Public Domain

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Director, Art, Design and the Public Domain, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University
Gediminas Urbonas, Director, MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology

15:45-17:00 – Conservation work on the King Jagiełło Statue/ Polish                         Conservators in the World

Matthew C. Reiley, Associate Director of Conservation, Central Park Conservancy
Joanna Pietruszewska, Aegis-Restauro

17:00 – Closing Remarks
   Iwona Drąg-Korga, Ph.D., President of the Józef Piłsudski Institute

Compere – Krystyna Piórkowska


A Word of Thanks from the King Jagiełło Monument Working Group

The Working Group includes the Józef Piłsudski Institute of America - Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego (IJP); Nowodworski Foundation – Fundacja Nowodworskich; Polish American Congress (Long Island Division) - Kongres Polonii Amerykańskiej (KPA-Wydział LI); Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians - Polonia Technica, St. Stanislaus B&M Parish (Parafia Św. Stanisława, B&M – Manhattan) and two individuals, Prof. Krzysztof Wodiczko of Harvard University and Krystyna Piórkowska.

Finally, but most significantly, the group includes the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, which is both a co-organizer and host of the event.

The organizers wish to thank Senator Anna Maria Anders for her patronage; the First Secretary and Minister of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Maciej Pisarski; and the former and present Consuls of the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in New York, Mateusz Stąsiek and Alicja Tunk for their encouragement and support of this Symposium and the Rededication events.