General Pulaski Parade / Polish Parade in NYC – Part 4

It’s time for more Miss Polonias.  They really made my day.

This is Miss Polonia of Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Miss Polonia of South Bergen West Hudson Kasia Sudol and Junior Miss Polonia Alexandra Cison.

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Next, another Miss Polonia without a designation that I saw.  I don’t know if that’s a Junior Miss Polonia or a member of the “court”.

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Miss Polonia of South Amboy New Jersey, Karolina Czarnecki.  I’m sorry to have such a poor picture of Junior Miss Polonia Dominique Macanski (I’m not sure of the spelling, but the sign isn’t clear).

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Next, Miss Polonia of New Brunswick Magda Kubasek.

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Miss Polonia of Perth Amboy, Krolawa Zjednoclenia.  Obviously, two additional “Miss Polonias” accompanied (one a “Junior Miss” and the other’s title isn’t known to me).

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Miss Polonia of Ocean County, New Jersey.

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Miss Polonia of Passaic and Vicinity, Monika Pyryt.

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This next one is different.  Technically, she’s referred to as Miss ZMP.  But to me she’s Diana Sapinski, another excellent Miss Polonia.

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We’ve been going all over New Jersey, so you know there’s a Miss Polonia of Newark.  This is Sylvia Sobcryk.

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Next is Miss Polonia of Clark, Julia Bednarczyk.

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Clark seems to be a land of relatively melancholic Polish women with large tiaras, who get their own cars to ride through parades.  Here’s a court member of Clark that I caught between smiles and waves.

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Next, Miss Polonia of Linden Magda Przybyszewka and Junior Miss Polonia Tiffany Lukenda.

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Miss Polonia of Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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Miss Polonia of the Polish-American Club of North Jersey in Paramus, Natalia Pierog.

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I hadn’t expected this one, a Catholic Church had their own Miss Polonia.  Miss Polonia of Holy Rosary Church of Passaic, Monica Mynaryk.

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Now, right after that was another Miss Polonia of Rosary Church.  I believe also of Passaic (the ladies passed by less than 2 minutes apart).  Two Miss Polonias from one place?  Why not?  Here’s Joanna Dziobek.

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And so ends my four-part review of the General Pulaski Parade of 2007.  I showed up an hour late and I haven’t the foggiest of what I missed.  Certainly I missed the politicians…well, only in the sense of not seeing them.  There could have been another dozen Miss Polonias, but I shouldn’t even speculate.

Let me end on a more textual note.  I really like this parade.  It has almost everything that a watcher could want.  The crowd, although not a flag waving bunch of wild enthusiasts like the Puerto Rican Parade goers, were a wonderful group as they held conversations with the parade marchers.  It was terrific to see the crowds revel in their history and identity.  There was great humor and excellent music.  I only heard “Roll Out the Barrel” once, but it was sung in Polish!  There’s all the difference in the world in that.

To the marchers and to all of the Miss Polonias (past and present):  you throw a good parade.

-H

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11 Comments on “General Pulaski Parade / Polish Parade in NYC – Part 4”


  1. Very nice pictures of all those Miss Polonias, who never competed in a real pageant. They just sign up to volunteer for the parade. I’ve been running real Miss Polonia Connecticut Pageant for last 6 years and our pageant is the real deal. If you would like to become Miss Polonia Connecticut Pageant Sponsor please call us at 860 883-2277. We just completed Miss Polonia Ct 2009 on Oct. 25th at the Poolish National Home in Hartford. Please check our web site for more info. Bogusia Gladysz/Pageant Producer

    • Beata Says:

      Actually, I am aware that some of the Miss Polonias in the parade actually had to go through a nomination process, based on volunteer work and commitment to their heritage. I do believe that this is the “real deal”…

  2. monika Says:

    nice job!! it’s nice to here that you like this parad!! i have been in USA only one year and i missed that …. so thanks for pic 🙂

  3. missannakay Says:

    aw, i take it back! i am in here :]

    small small world, crazy how i found this on here ❤

  4. natalka Says:

    i just wanted to let you know that miss polonia from south amboy is labeled wrong
    it’s miss polonia from boonton because that is me and my sister

  5. Armando Says:

    Lindas polacas las chicas mas bellas de perth amboy son las polacas claro desde aqui un saludo.Thanx

  6. Beata Says:

    Actually, I am aware that some of the Miss Polonias in the parade actually had to go through a nomination process, based on volunteer work and commitment to their heritage. I do believe that this is the “real deal”…


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  8. Anonymous Says:

    Actually u spelled the last name wrong it’s mocarski

  9. Anonymous Says:

    The last nam

  10. Anonymous Says:

    The girls name is Dominique Mocarski


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