City Democrats, Big Crowds Turn Out For “Little Poland Day”

City Democrats and thousands of other residents and visitors turned out for”Little Poland” Day in New Britain, a new street festival celebrating Polish business and culture on Broad Street, which is the heart of the Polish-American community in the city.

City officials and members of the Polonia Business Association cut the ribbon on "Little Poland Day" April 28th

City officials and members of the Polonia Business Association cut the ribbon on “Little Poland Day” April 28th

From left: Council Pres. Mike Trueworthy, Ald, David DeFronzo, Mayor Tim O'Brien, Ald. Adam Platosz, Ald Larry Hermanowski and Ald. Tobias Freeman.

From left: Council Pres. Mike Trueworthy, Ald, David DeFronzo, Mayor Tim O’Brien, Ald. Adam Platosz, Ald Larry Hermanowski and Ald. Tobias Freeman.

Jessica Gerratana, Council Majority Leader Suzanne Bielinski and State Senator Terry Gerratana

Jessica Gerratana, Ald. Tonilynn Collins and State Senator Terry Gerratana

Cong. Elizabeth Esty and the Dragon mascot at Little Poland Day.

Cong. Elizabeth Esty and “Stanley The Dragon” at Little Poland Day.

Common Council Majority Leader Suzanne Bielinski. In background is Sacred Heart Church,

Common Council Majority Leader Suzanne Bielinski. In background is Sacred Heart Church,

State Rep. Rick Lopes, City Treasurer Teresa Sapieha Yanchak and family.

State Rep. Rick Lopes, City Treasurer Teresa Sapieha Yanchak and family.

According to organizers, New Britain has the largest Polish population of any city in Connecticut.  The Broad Street area, starting near St, Mary’s Church and ending at Pulaski Park at Broad and Burritt streets, is affectionately referred to as “Little Poland”, the vibrant neighborhood home to a large number of Polish businesses and families since 1890. In recent years, the Polish community has been credited with revitalizing the area both culturally and economically.

“Within the span of a few blocks, the Polish District boasts its own contracted U.S. Post office, a Polish Mall, both national and regional banks, real estate agents, accountants, several travel agencies, a dance school, European day spas, hair salons, restaurants, delis, European cafes, grocery stores, jewelers, three Polish language newspapers, a tanning salon, a television station, and law firms that offers legal consultations entirely in Polish,” states Atty. Adrian Baron, a leader of the Polonia Business Association.

New Britain Democrats congratulate the Polonia Business Association for organizing “Little Poland Day” in New Britain.

Photos courtesy of Frank Gerratana

Municipal Endorsements

The Town Committee will endorse candidates for city offices on July 18th including Mayor, Town and City Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Common Council (5 at large and  10 by districts), Board of Education (3), Board of Assessment Appeal (2) and Constable (4) Candidate information forms are available at

https://newbritaindemocrat.org/municipal-candidate-information-form/

On The DTC Meeting Calendar………All Are Welcome

SATURDAY MAY 4TH  First Saturday Headquarters Coffee,  9 to 11 am at Democratic Headquarters, 19 Bassett Street. To RSVP or for more information call 860-505-8901; e-mail newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com

Thursday, May 30th  May Democratic Town Committee Meeting, 7 pm (originally scheduled 5/16)

Thursday, June 20th  June DTC Meeting & Meet The Candidates Reception, 7 pm

Thursday, July 18th July DTC Meeting & Municipal Endorsements, 7 pm

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THANK YOU

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