American Center Warsaw Co-hosted the 1st U.S. – Polish Military Picnic

[Warsaw] On July 6th, the American Center Warsaw co-hosted the 1st U.S. – Polish Military Picnic organized in honor of President Trump’s visit to Poland at the National Stadium in Warsaw.  The crowd of 21,000 people loved the joint picnic and enjoyed more than 5 hours of presentations, displays, music, sporting events, and American food.

The picnic was organized in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Defense, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, and U.S. and NATO troops who are currently deployed to Orzysz, Poland as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence.  American, Polish, British, and Romanian troops provided static displays of their equipment and vehicles.  Additionally, 360 U.S. troops met and spoke to thousands of Polish participants in the “American Community” area that the American Center Warsaw created.

The American community area housed a number of activities which included coding and robotics classes for kids and teens, information about the USA and its culture, and informational sessions on studying in the USA by representatives of the U.S. Polish Fulbright Commission.  The American community area also featured a hand-painted mural highlighting President Trump’s visit to Poland.

In the American community’s “sports area,” Warsaw-based American football and baseball teams as well as roller-skating clubs presented their skills and offered training to the picnic’s participants.  The picnic ended with a live performance by Stan Breckenridge, a U.S. academician and performer whose trio played American jazz and rock music.