Pilsudski Institute of America once again has awarded great individuals in area of history, science and art. Medals will be presented at a ceremony in Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.

This year, the Piłsudski Institute medals will be given to:

Prof. Beth Holmgren, professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University - Wacław Jędrzejewicz History Award,

Prof. Tadeusz Malinski, chemist, specializing in bionanotechnology in medical basic science, Ohio University - Maria Sklodowska-Curie Science Award,

Lubomir Tomaszewski, the Polish-American painter, sculptor and designer - Ignacy Paderewski Arts and Music Award,

Leszek Dlugosz, poet, actor, composer and pianist - Ignacy Paderewski Arts and Music Award

In recent years, the Pilsudski Institue awarded distinguished individuals, among others: Barbara Mikulski, US senator, Zbigniew Gluza, publisher, Dr. Hilary Koprowski, microbiologist, Richard M. Watt, writer, prof. Andrzej Nowak, historian, prof. Timothy Snyder, historian, prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, historian, Henryk Górecki, composer, Rafał Olbiński, graphic artist, Andrzej Pityński, sculptor and Alina Czerniakowska, documentary filmmaker.

Wacław Jędrzejewicz History AwardMaria Skłodowska-Curie Science Award

Ignacy Paderewski Arts and Music Award




Attend the Run
 The number of places is limited, we recommend early online registration. If there are vacancies, you will be able to register to run in place in Forest Park on the day of the run from 11.00-11.30.

The Pilsudski Institute of America in cooperation with a group of "Polish Running Team" invites you to participate in the race, "Wolf's Trail- a Run to honor Polish Accursed (Heroic) Soldiers” on February 26, 2017 (Sunday) at noon in Forest Park, Queens.

It is a national project coordinated by the Foundation for Freedom and Democracy in Poland, whose aim is to pay tribute to the soldiers of the Polish anti-communist resistance movement in the period 1944 - 1963 within the pre-war borders of Poland and the popularization of knowledge on this subject. Run is held over a distance of 1,963 meters.

psfcu 120In 2016 the race took part 40 000 participants from 160 cities from across the Poland and in New York, Chicago, London, Vilnius, Grodno, Lida, Zhitomir and Zdolbunov. This year the run in Poland and in the world will take part 60 000 runners from 240 cities. This year's run in Forest Park is sponsored by the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit union

Participants will receive T-shirts with images of "Soldiers accursed" and commemorative medals. Details of the race: the distance - 1963 meters Date: February 26, 2016 (Sunday) 12 o'clock, the place Forest Park, Queens, NY. We meet at 11:00 am at Forest Park Drive near the stadium.

Tickets: Adults and adolescents (13 years or older) - $ 25 per person. The fee includes: the cost of running the organization, insurance, t-shirt. Children aged 5 -12 - admission free with registered parents. Registration is required - please register on the website until February 23, 2017.

Pilsudski Institute of America
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The Instytute is opened: 10:00 – 17:00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:00 - 19:00 Tuesday.




Pełnych radości, ciepła i rodzinnej atmosfery
Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
oraz pomyślności w nadchodzacym Nowym Roku 2017
Członkom, Sponsorom i Przyjaciołom
życzy Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego w Ameryce.

Pilsudski Institute of America would like to thank to all the institutions and individuals who supported the Institute financially and materially in 2016.

Special thanks to:

  • Senate of the Republic of Poland for financial grants to support popularization of our digital resources and supporting Institute’s statutory activities.
  • Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for financial grants to support digitization of the archives and publishing of the album with the Institute’s collections.
  • The Jozef Pilsudski National Heritage Foundation for its effectiveness in obtaining grants for the Institute.
  • Head Office of State Archives for sending an archivist Dr. Batrosz Nowożycki for a 2-month archive internship.
  • Institute of National Remembrance for sending eight archivists to assists with digitization of our archives: Łukasz Wieczorek, Łukasz Grochowski, Karol Lisiecki, Marcin Moszczyński, Tomasz Karczewski, Paweł Grudziński, Grzegorz Majewski, Paweł Pietraszek.
  • P&SFCU for supporting celebration of 1050 anniversary of Poland’s baptism and our digitization program.
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for supporting the Institute.
  • City of New York – Department of Cultural Affairs Program NYCulture  a program that supported some of our programs.
  • All individual donors who responded to our appeal and financially supported the Institute.
  • All the volunteers supporting the daily activities of the Institute and its special projects.


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