One For the History Books

On Sunday, 1/27, Polish American String Band formally kicked off our 86th year of Mummery with our 2019 Open House. A day spent promoting the organization, appreciating our members and their families, celebrating our community, and seeking to grow both our ranks and our tradition, Sunday was spent at our beautiful clubhouse on the corner of Salmon and Westmoreland Streets with a variety of entertainment, refreshments, and good times!


With a multitude of attendees encompassing current members, family members, neighbors, guests from other string bands and New Year’s Clubs, as well as those brand new to the tradition looking to learn a bit more about how Mummery works, we cannot consider the day anything short of a resounding success.

Throughout the afternoon, entertainment was provided by the fabulous Two Street Strugglers whose signature blend of String Band classics and sing-along favorites were definite crowd-pleasers. We also had an appearance by PASB along with a few of our guests joining us from other bands who sat in on some Mum-classics such as Alabama Jubilee and Golden Slippers.

As is often the case, the day wrapped-up with an impromptu jam session featuring one of our most tenured members, the legendary Ray Malach, on the piano as several other players joined him for some off-the-cuff fun.

Of course, it couldn’t be a proper Polish American party without a taste of home, and once more, we would love to thank John Czerw and the team at Czerw’s Keilbasa ( for donating their always-great product for our event!

We hope all who joined us for our Open House had a great time, and as we kick 2019 off in-earnest, please stay tuned at and as we announce more great upcoming events.

As always, thank you for your support!