After a year of break due to restrictions in connection with COVID, the Pulaski Parade returns to the calendar of Polish life, Richard Zawisny, chairman of the Main Committee of the Pulaski Day Parade, informed that the city of New York approved the event.
The Pulaski Day Parade has been held for over 80 years on the first Sunday in October. This year’s Pulaski Parade is scheduled for October 3, 2021, and the function of the Chief Marshal of the Parade will be held by Jadwiga Kopala, who was elected Chief Marshal of the 2020 Parade.
The theme of this year’s Pulaski Parade will be the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II. Pulaski Day Parade is held annually on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan since 1937.
The parade celebrates Polish culture and heritage featuring hundreds of Polish dancers, students of Polish supplementary schools, Polish soccer teams and their mascots, Polish Scouts, and many others. The parade starts on Fifth Avenue & 36th St at 11:00 am till 7 pm.
Polish-Americans join together in honor of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, hero of the American Revolutionary War who died at the battle of Savannah Georgia in October, 1779.
The parade will step off from Fifth Avenue at 35th Street at 12:30 PM with the Honor Guard of the New York City Police and Fire Departments leading the way up 5th Avenue to 54th Street.
The Pulaski Parade Banquet this year will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 6:00 PM in New York City’s Marriott Marquis located in the heart of Times Square.
President Richard D. Zawisny is extremely happy to announce there will be a 9:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, New York on October 03rd, 2021 with many concelebrants.
The theme of the 84th Pulaski Day Parade in New York City is “Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Saint John Paul II”.
The Parade was first held in 1937. Its founder was Francis J. Wazeter, president of the Downstate New York division of the Polish American Congress. There was no parade in 1942 nor 2020.It is one of the oldest ethnic parades in NYC.
Women’s Hammer Thrower Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland three time Olympic gold medalist. Anita Wlodarczyk was also the grand marshal for the The 84th Pulaski Day Parade New York City.