Polish Falcons sponsoring Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation (PFHF) will sponsor its first Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland beginning at 10 a.m. The event will include a buffet breakfast, story time, crafts and photos with St. Nicholas.
The cost of the breakfast is $10 for children 12-and-under and $20 for adults. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Free parking will be available.
Displaying his art at this year’s breakfast will be David Motak, an internationally recognized artist and graphic designer specializing in the Szopka, an ornate traditional architectural art form that originated in the environs of Kraków, Poland. Mr. Motak’s Szopka creations translate basic materials such as wood, cardboard and colored foiled paper into whimsical, multistory interpretive 3-D structural sculptures that combine a variety of traditional architectural styles into ornate, yet harmonious works of art.
In 2010, he became the first American and first foreigner to enter the prestigious Szopka Competition in Kraków, Poland, earning a Special Award for Artistic Merit. Saint Nicholas’ Day, which is observed on December 6 in Western Christian countries, including Poland, and December 19 in Eastern Christian countries, is the feast day of St. Nicholas. Known as a bringer of gifts, St. Nicholas’ feast day is celebrated as a Christian festival, and also through the attendance of Mass and worship services.
For more information regarding the breakfast and to make reservations, contact the Polish Falcons at 844-203-9917 or visit polishheritage.org/events.