Update on the New Kosciuszko Bridge:

Two large bronze plaques affixed to the Kosciuszko Bridge in 1939 shine brightly once again! The plaques, which are historic elements of the bridge, have been fully restored and will soon be placed back on the new Bridge. Special recognition goes to the Victoria Consulting & Development, Inc. in Brooklyn for the professional plaques restoration efforts carried out pro bono.  

The Office of Governor of NY State Andrew Cuomo has recently confirmed that the new Bridge will keep its name: The Kosciuszko Bridge. The opening of its first, eastbound part (under construction since 2014), is planned at the end of April 2017, and the specific opening date will be announced shortly. Once the old bridge is demolished, a new westbound cable-stayed bridge will be built on its site in the next three years.  

The Kosciuszko Foundation wishes to thank the NYS Department of Transportation for the cooperation on the Kosciuszko Bridge project. For more information about the Kosciuszko Bridge click HERE.

The pictures below show the process of removing the plaques from the old Kosciuszko Bridge. The same plaques, now restored, will be placed on the new Kosciuszko Bridge later this month.
A recital by Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor and Michał Biel, piano - Saturday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.
Don't miss a rising star of the opera - Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, winner of 2016 Grand Finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and 2015 KF Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition , as he shares an evening of a classic operatic repertoire at the Kosciuszko Foundation. The concert will feature works by F. Schubert, R. Hahn, K. Szymanowski, T. Baird, P. Łukaszewski and G. F. Handel.
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Honoring Polish Heroes: The KF 82nd Annual Dinner & Ball - Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Please join us on Saturday, April 29th for an evening of exquisite dining in the splendid grand ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York, where we will honor Polish heroes and raise funds that will support the future pioneers.

The evening will include a presentation of the KF Medal of Recognition to gen. Edward L. Rowny , a military commander in WWII, Korea and Vietnam War and advisor to five U.S. Presidents. We will also pay tribute to those who persevered through the cruelest conditions of war and exile to Siberia, who joined the Anders Army, fought the battle of Monte Cassino or in Warsaw Uprising, and who after the war took off the uniform to become leaders and public servants, building up our community. T he KF Pioneer Award recipients are: Wincenty Knapczyk, Zbigniew A. Kruszewski, Ph.D., Wanda Lorenc and Mieczyslaw Madejski. The Ball will be chaired by Dorota Andraka , Ph.D., a long-time, dedicated leader of the Polish Supplementary School Council
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The Kosciuszko Foundation is eagerly seeking volunteers to help us with the the Annual Dinner and Ball preparations and/or to be an event day volunteer. Responsibilities include helping with the promotional/PR/marketing activities, solicitation, general assistance throughout the event. To apply please contact us and send your resume to: development@thekf.org

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