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POLKA HERITAGE

Albany Polish Community Center working to pass culture to next generation

Carl Nicsebic, of North Greenbush, and Nicole Regnier, of Cohoes, dance the polka to the music of Maestro's Men, a Connecticut-based polka band, at the Polish Community Center in Albany on Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Carl Nicsebic, of North Greenbush, and Nicole Regnier, of Cohoes, dance the polka to the music of Maestro's Men, a Connecticut-based polka band, at the Polish Community Center in Albany on Sunday, July 6, 2014.
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Eating and dancing. That is how Urszula Cereki describes Polish culture. Cereki is the event coordinator at the Polish Community Center in Albany where, on Sunday, people ate traditional Polish food and danced to the tunes of The Maestro’s Men, a Connecticut-based polka band. PCC President Susan Gorge Matala said the Polish immigrant community in Capital Region has drastically changed in recent years. No longer are people coming in droves to work in the General ...


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