An Anniversary to Kick Off the Holiday Weekend


This week, all of us at Polish American are not only getting ready for our usual Independence Day festivities with parades throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area as well as in Massachusetts; we are also getting ready to celebrate our 86th Anniversary!

In 1933, our founder, Joseph Jankowski pulled together a like-minded group of Philadelphians who either were Polish or of Polish descent to put together a Mummers’ string band which would take part in Philadelphia’s annual New Year’s Day festivities as well as act as a communal hub for the Polish community in and around the Port Richmond section of the city. Today marks the 86th anniversary of that founding and finds PASB as a thriving organization which remains a cornerstone of our community and holds a storied legacy within the Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association.

If you’re interested in learning more about PASB’s story, visit our History page to see more!

As always, we couldn’t celebrate this milestone without the support of our families, friends, fans, and the most supportive community and neighbors we could ask for from the neighborhood of Port Richmond! Thank you all for your continued support!