On Wednesday, October 29 the Institute signed a lease with the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, for the building located at 138 Greenpoint Avenue. The premises are in the heart of Greenpoint, close to the intersection with Manhattan Avenue.

The agreement is effective as of 1 January 2015. The first few months of 2015 will be taken up with the necessary modifications, installation of air conditioning for the archives, mobile shelving, and other archival equipment, in order to be ready and fully serviceable for all users, employees, researchers, and guests.

We are grateful to the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union for leasing us this building on favorable terms.

We ask all our members and friends for financial support to cover the costs of moving and of the necessary furnishings.

The first crowdfunding dinner of the Pilsudski Institute, part of our Campaing for the Future, was highly successful. The evening hosted by the Institute’s friends and its representatives in the Amber Steak House in Greenpoint, was the official launching of the promotional movie presenting our ambassadors, actors Dagmara Dominczyk and Patrick Wilson. In it they urge everybody to show support for the Institute.

The film has become a part of the new Institute Crowdfunding Drive under the leadership of our ambassadors, using a popular crowdfunding platform CrowdRise. We appeal to all friends and allies of the Institute to support this initiative. The concept of Crowdfunding involves broadening the base of support, by using social networking, emails etc. not only  to contribute to this worthy cause, but also to let all your contacts know about it.