MONDAY, 31 March 2014

MONDAY, 31 March 2014

#CAFE/h2]

Prochownia Żoliborz anew life of an old gunpowder mill

Żoliborz, the greenest borough of Warsaw is improving it’s cafe&bar infrastructure in a rapid pace. Ongoing year is really fruitful in that matter. What’s characteristic about newly open places in Żoliborz is that beside being eateries and cafeteria’s they provide space for cultural events, yoga classes…anything that animate local social life. That’s very true about Prochownia Żoliborz a cafe organized in a place that once was a gunpowder works built by the Russians in the 19th cent. as a part of greater military establishment called ‘Cytadela’. Built as bugbear to dissuade rebellious Poles from organizing new insurrections. What was considered for a long time as a deadly threat now is a cozy meeting point
Where: Prochownia Żoliborz, Żeromski park
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When: Mon-Fri 9.00am-9pm;Sat-Sun 10am-9pm
Details: click here

#EXHIBITION

Pre-War Jewish Warsaw in the lens of

Menachem Kipnis was the men of Renaissance. Publisher, photographer, author of many lyrics, social activist but above all the singer and popularizer of Jewish folk tunes. He received musical education in music conservatory and became a cantor (chief singer) in the synagogue. He was the only Jewish singer accepted to be a member of the National Theatre in 1902 ( Tzarist Russia was very oppressive towards the Jews). He loved his People and he used his position to fight for their rights. Photographs presented in the Jewish Historical Institute were made by Kipnis for the New York daily “ Forverts”. They’re depicting Jewish life in Second Polish Republic. The world which is not present in Polish landscape any more.
Where: Jewish Historical Institute, ul. Tłomackie 3/5
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When: 11am-6pm, Monday-Friday, Jan 30th- May 15th
How much: prices depend on the exhibition
Details: click here

#SIGHTSEEING

Go East!

You think the Palace of Culture and Science is the only Stalin-inspired building in Warsaw? All you need is a short walk along the Marszałkowska street and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a whole socialist-realist district, called the MDM, the inspiration for which was the Gorky street in Moscow and Stalinallee in East Berlin. Take a trip in time to discover the characteristic architecture, mosaics, monuments of muscular workers and much more. And as you continue your walk you might end up at the Savior’s square and have a coffee in one of the bars of Warsaw’s ‘hipster zone’ or stop by at the MDM coffee bar. This could be a nice alternative to spend a day wandering around Warsaw?
Where: MDM, Pl. Konstytucji
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When: whenever you feel like going for a walk
Details: click here

Relax in the sunshina and have a coffee in a 19th century gunpowder mill this Monday.
(photo from www.prochowniazoliborz.com)