Polish culture alive in Youngstown

Polish Mardi Gras

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mardi Gras is still a few days away, but that didn’t stop folks from kicking off the celebration Saturday night.

The Polish Carnival was held in The Youngstown Room at The B&O Station in downtown Youngstown.

Party-goers got to sample some elite vodkas and Polish beers that were imported just for the event. Many aren’t even available in Ohio.

There was a “tour” that included drinks from different areas of Poland, along with a buffet, music, dancing, gift baskets, and a trivia contest.

“This is one of our events that we give to the community to showcase what the Polish culture is like,” said Agata Khoury, art director for Polish Youngstown. “Whatever money we get from here goes towards programming for the rest of the year. We have a lot of events that are free to the public.”

This was the sixth year for the event. Other events for Polish Youngstown are spread out over the year.

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