Ostatki: Sneak Peek at the Evening's Activities
If the raucous, annual revelry of Carnival in Brazil and Mardi Gras in New Orleans are legendary and widely imitated, then Polish Youngstown's Ostatki can't be far behind. This event is talked about for months afterward. For those of you who didn't make it in the past, here is how this year's event might go...
Upon arriving, you will receive a string of beads and your personalized Passport for the evening. This will be your guide through Poland and the array of imported vodkas and beers- most of which are not readily available for purchase in Ohio. You go from station to station learning a little about each and sampling up to five of them. Finish your passport and earn a string of beads.
Simultaneously, you will be trying to fill out your Polish Trivia card. Guests receive different cards when they arrive. Some questions are easy and some are challenging. To make it fun, there are trivia answers on the back...but not yours! So if you introduce yourself to the right person, you just might find all the answers for which you are searching!
Turn in your passport and earn a string of beads AND you will be put into a drawing for a door prize! Attendees are welcome to try to get fellow guests to part with some of their beads, perhaps by purchasing additional drinks at the bar for a new friend. If you have the Most Beads at the end of the evening, you win a prize.
This year we are changing up the food. Sure we will include some of your Polish favorites... but the talented chef will also make some enticing specials to assure you will enjoy the night!
You might choose to enjoy the signature cocktail from the Vodka Cocktail Contest where amateurs and bartenders from a number of Youngstown's hippest establishments-and Polish Happy Hour host locations-competed for prizes before a panel of celebrity judges based on creativity, flavor and originality the previous night.
And it wouldn't be a Mahoning Valley event if you couldn't buy chances on gift baskets! In keeping with the tone of the evening, only high-value baskets are welcome so it will be very enticing.
point of the night will be the Pączki
Parade. It has long been a tradition
that women would parade around a delectable pile of fresh filled donuts then
reach in trying to grab the special one with a surprise inside. We change it up
to include men in our parade too. The token inside means that the lucky person
is royalty for the rest of the night and receives a special prize package along
with his/her royal garb!
To register, click HERE
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