Highlights by Decade

1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

An impressive beginning . . . Since its beginning 1971, Janosik has made six trips to Poland, gained many prizes, medals, honors and, most importantly, friends.

Following is a timeline of just a few of the many performances.


1970s

1972 — July. Nine months afters its founding, Janosik made its first trip to Poland to the “II Swiatowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespolów Artystycznych” in Rzeszów and received an award for “Best American Group.”

April — Philadelphia's Folk Fair, Convention Hall, Philadelphia Civic Center
Spring Folk Festival, Columbia University, New York, NY

September — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Festival and Country Fair

1973 — January. Presidential Inaugural Ball, Washington, D.C.

March — American College Festival, Stephen Foster Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

April — Penn Balalaika Orchestra presents a Slavic Musicale, Annenberg Auditorium, Philadelphia

June — Polish-American Festival, Garden State Arts Center, NJ
Temple University Music Festival and Institute, Twilight Concert, Ambler, PA

August — Polish Festival, Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

1974 — April. Concert of Polish Music and Dance, Folk Dance Festival, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Auditorium, Philadelphia

Summer — III Swiatowego Festiwalu Zespolów Polonijnych they placed third among 29 ensembles in Rzeszów, Poland

1975 — While Dr. Leyton was on a trip to Warsaw, Janosik was honored with the prestigious Oskar Kolberg Medal of Ethnography for authenticity.

June — Amphitheater Program, Chautauqua, NY

1976 — March. Temple University Dance Festival, Tomlinson Theater, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

Summer — Bicentennial Celebrations, Polish American Week, University Museum, Philadelphia

June — A Night of Polish Dances, Robin Hood Dell East, Philadelphia

August — Summer Festival of Stars, Robin Hood Dell East, Philadelphia

1977 — Swiatowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespolów Artystycznych” in Rzeszów, Poland

May — International Folk Dance Concert, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia


1980s

1980 — “Swiatowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespolów Artystycznych” in Rzeszów, Poland

1984 — Janosik Concert, Keswick Theater, Glenside PA

1986 — Centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty, New York, NY

1989 — “Swiatowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespolów Artystycznych” in Rzeszów, Poland


1990s

1991 — April. Benefit Concert, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia

June — Ellis Island celebration, New York, NY

1993 — August. Janosik receives invitation from the mayor of Torun, one of Philadelphia's Sister Cities, to be guests of the group, Zespól Piesni i Tanca „Toruniacy” and participate with them in the Folkloric Group Festival of the Baltic Nations in and around Gdansk. Toruniacy members graciously shared their homes with Janosik individuals an they did joint performances in northern cities, including Torun, Gdansk, Sopot. This was truly a unique experience.

1994 — Polish Folk Dance Association of the Americas regional concert, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

1995 — June–July. Mayor Ed Rendell reciprocated the invitation to Toruniacy to come to Philadelphia. And came they did with Janosik as their hosts. While in the Philadelphia area, under the direction of Maciej Pasternak, Toruniacy performed many concerts including Phildelphia’s “Welcome America!” celebration with Janosik. Janosik also housed and entertained them. A major undertaking for Janosik but was worth every effort for their talented and good friends.

1998 — September. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish-American Festival, Doylestown, PA


2000s

2000 — July. Special guest instructor Teresa Debska teaches new suite from Sieradz.

September — Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Fall Festival, Lambertville, NJ

2001 — July. Spirit of Bethlehem Festival, Bethlehem, PA
The International Dragon Boat Championships, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

September — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish-American Festival, Doylestown, PA

2002 — October. Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Polish Heritage Celebration, Reading, PA

2003 — August. MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA

September — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish-American Festival, Doylestown, PA

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Polonez Ball, Hazelton, PA

2004 — September. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish-American Festival, Doylestown, PA
Polish Heritage celebration, Baltimore, MD

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Dozynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

2005 — May. International Food Festival, New York, NY

July — Polish Day, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

August — MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA

September — Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dick Pillar's Polka Weekend, Raleigh Hotel, Catskill Mountains, NY
Fall Festival, Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, Medford, NJ
Dozynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

2006 — May. International Food Festival, New York, NY

July — Polish Day, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

August — MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA

September — Fall Festival, Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, Medford, NJ

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dozynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

2007 — March. Slavic Festival, George Washington University, Washington, DC

May — International Food Festival, New York, NY

July — Polish Day, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT
Memorial Tribute for Dr. Morley Leyton, Associated Polish Home, Philadelphia, PA

October — 100 Anniversary celebration of St Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Coatesville, PA
Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dozynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

November — Gwynedd Mercy College International Night, Gwynedd, PA

2008 — March. Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting for the Associates to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Philadelphia, PA

May — International Food Festival, New York, NY

August — Polish Day, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dozynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

2009 — May. Polish Folk Dance Party hosted by Janosik at the Professional Dance Academy Studio, Willow Grove, PA

June —Wianki on the Mall, Summer Solstice Festival of Wreaths on the Feast of St. John, Washington, DC

July — Poconos' Wurst Festival, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, PA

September — Onion Festival, Pine Island, NY
St. Hedwig's Parish 53rd Annual Polish Festival, Wilmington, DE

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dożynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA


2010 — April. Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkesbarre, PA.

June — Wianki on the Mall, at front of U.S. CAPITOL STEPS / REFLECTING POOL, Summer Solstice Festival of Wreaths on the Feast of St. John. Washington, D.C.

July — Poconos' Wurst Festival, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa.
IRON HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Danville, Pa.

September — Onion Festival, at Polish Legion of American Veterans (Pavilion) Featuring 18-Time Grammy Award Winner Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra. Pine Island, N.Y.
St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival, Riverfront Wilmington, DE.

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Dożynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, Pa.

December — Christmas Village, City Hall, Philadelpha, Pa.

2011—May. The 9TH AVE. INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL. 9th Ave. & 55th St. New York, NY.

July — POCONOS WURST FESTIVAL, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa.

September — 46th ANNUAL POLISH-AMERICAN FAMILY FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY FAIR. Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Doylestown, Pa.
St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival, Riverfront Wilmington, DE.

October — Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
Janosik celebrates its 40th Anniversary!
Dożynki Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert, Philadelphia, PA

2012 — February. Lower Merion High School's Global Dinner with buildOn, fundraiser to build a Primary School in Haiti. Merion, Pa.

February — Dance Workshop with Zofia Czechlewska at studio of Polish American Folk Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY.

April — World Dance Day performance at the Piazza at Schmidt's. Philadelphia, Pa.

July — POCONOS WURST FESTIVAL, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa.

September — "Celebrate Us! Celebrate Schuykill" Festival. Yeungling Mansion, Pottsville, Pa.
St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival, Riverfront Wilmington, DE

2013 — April. World Dance Day performance at the Piazza at Schmidt's. Philadelphia, Pa.

May — The 40th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival. 9th Avenue and 42nd-57th Streets, New York, NY.

July — POCONOS WURST FESTIVAL, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa.

September48th Annual POLISH-AMERICAN FAMILY FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY FAIR. Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Doylestown, Pa.
St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival Riverfront Wilmington, DE.

October Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, Pa.

2014 — March. Janosik are guest stars on the Jimmy Sturr Show. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Taping before live audience.

April. World Dance Day performance at the Piazza at Schmidt's. Philadelphia, Pa.

May — Polish Constitution Day Celebration. Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa.

July — POCONOS WURST FESTIVAL, Shawnee On Delaware, Pa.

September48th Annual POLISH-AMERICAN FAMILY FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY FAIR. Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Doylestown, Pa.
St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival Riverfront Wilmington, DE.

October Pulaski Day Parade, Philadelphia, Pa.

2015 — April. LANSDALE INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL. North Penn High School, Lansdale, Pa.

May — POLISH CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION, Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa.

June — MERCER COUNTY CULTURAL FESTIVAL. Mercer Park in West Windsor, N.J.

July — Professional Dance Academy of Montgomery County 30th Anniversary Celebration. Willow Grove, Pa.

September — St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival Riverfront Wilmington, DE.

October — PULASKI DAY PARADE, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa.
SECOND ANNUAL POLISH POPPY ARTS FESTIVAL & BEER GARDEN. Associated Polish Home, Philadelphia, Pa.
39TH ANNUAL HISTORIC BRISTOL DAY. Bristol, Pa.
Dozynki Harvest Festival. St. Adalbert's Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pa.

2016 — April. LANSDALE INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL. North Penn High School, Lansdale, Pa.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2016, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa.

May — POLISH CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION, Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa.

June — MERCER COUNTY CULTURAL FESTIVAL. Mercer Park in West Windsor, N.J.

July — Professional Dance Academy of Montgomery County 31st Anniversary Celebration. Willow Grove, Pa.

September — 60th Annual St. Hedwig's Parish Polish Festival Riverfront Wilmington, Del.

October — PULASKI DAY PARADE, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa.

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