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Culture and Community Events in Chicago

The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Chicago since 1979. Supporting Chicago’s large Polish population, community events on the Northwest side, and Arts & Entertainment are the heart of the Foundation’s mission. Read more about the history of the Copernicus Center and Foundation.

We are a premiere event center in Chicago hosting large scale events, educational workshops, and the popular Taste of Polonia annually in September. Cultural and community events in Chicago are at the heart of what we do. If you are in the Northwest area of Chicago and looking for fun and entertainment, come out to an event or see a show!

Concerts, Cultural, and Community Events for the Whole Family

Weekly events are common at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park, Chicago. Our fully restored 1930 style theater and loft style Annex provide Chicago with two unique concert venues with great acoustics for large or small live concerts and theatrical performances. Regular community events and meetings are held in the Annex, Lobby, or Kings Hall. Additional venue spaces host meetings, classes, and private parties. The Annex, Lobby & Kings Hall are increasing in popularity for wedding receptions and business seminars with break-out rooms.

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Join us every year for our four-day Taste of Polonia Festival

Our four-day Taste of Polonia Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend every year, and features four stages of multi-genre music, cultural events, a Kid’s Zone, many exciting attractions, and of course, great Polish food. This festival is our annual fundraiser to benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Center, a 501c(3). Taste of Polonia boasts 35+ bands, over 30 vendors, a craft beer tent and much more. Enjoy this exciting event every year and support a great cause, too. Learn more about becoming a sponsor or vendor at the next Taste of Polonia.

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Hoyne Savings Bank

Thank you to Hoyne Savings Bank

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the generous grant provided by Hoyne Savings Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Your charitable contribution will undoubtedly have a significant impact on helping the Copernicus Foundation during these uncertain times.

It is comforting to know that there are organizations like yours that are always looking out for their neighbors and community partners.

Thank you again for your generosity and support.