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Fleet Fat Thursday – Tłusty Czwartek

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Jumpstart Pączki Day with Fleet Fat Thursday in Slavic Village:

The Lenten season is approaching and that means one thing for Slavic Village; Pączki! Become part of a new twist on an old tradition at the second annual FLEET FAT THURSDAY , known as Tłusty Czwartek in Poland, at the Magalen in Slavic Village on February 28th! Come indulge in mouthwatering Polish cuisine from Seven Roses, dance the calories away to live music and enjoy a variety of raffles to support Cleveland’s Polish Constitution Day Parade held in the historic Warszawa District.

Ethnic food has a long history in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood and maybe none as delectable as that of the pączki. Since the Middle Ages in Poland, paczki has been made during the week before Lent. Polish Catholics found the recipe excellent for utilizing all of the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house. These foods are not to be consumed during Lent due to Catholic fasting practices. Frequently described as a donut, pączki are a large deep-fried pieces of especially rich dough traditionally filled with plum or rosehip jam (though others are comonly used) and topped powdered sugar, icing, or glaze.

The Slavic Village community welcomes you to The Magalen, located at 5203 Fleet Ave, on February 28th at 6:00pm to kick-off the week long celebration of pączki eating. Admission is free, however, we ask that you please bring a canned good for St. John Paul II food pantry.

Hosted by the Fleet Avenue Stakeholders, Fleet Fat Thursday is raising funds for the annual Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Parade which is scheduled for Sunday April 28th, 2019. This event is generously supported by the Charles M. and Helen M. Brown Memorial Foundation in memory of Judge Raymond Pianka.

You don’t have to be Polish to eat pączki!

Free admission.
Food and drinks for purchase
Parking available on Fleet Ave


February 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Magalen
5203 Fleet
Cleveland, OH 44105 United States
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