On April 16, 2012 the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York reached out to the young Polish-Americans of the East Coast by organizing a Young Polonia Networking Party. It was a relaxed and informal gathering. In between musical pieces performed by The California Honeydrops young Polonia leaders had ample opportunity to introduce themselves and their organizations, Hyde Park style. Establishing valuable personal contacts between participants was fun as much through conversations as it was through dancing and general merriment, both remarkably little inhibited by the presence of media and cameras. The Polish Student Society at Columbia University and Barnard College was represented by a group of students who appreciated especially the opportunity to take a closer look at other Polish youth organizations. We all deemed the event a great success, hopefully to be developed into a regular tradition. Special thanks goes to madam Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka for her very worthwhile initiative and a most welcoming attitude towards an interesting cross-section of local Polish-Americans!
Monika Bujak, Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, Bart Zelajtys, Joanna Caytas