This weekend marks Pulaski Day, honoring Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), a Polish nobleman who fought in the US War for Independence.
For the occassion, the Empire State Building will be lit up in the Polish national colors, red and white, from Friday through Sunday.
Sunday is also the 69th annual Pulaski Parade, a celebration of Poles in New York.This year's theme is Honoring all Our Polish Immigrants for their contributions to the United States.
Prior to the parade, there will be a special mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral followed by a special breakfast at the Marriott Marquis ($45.00, contact Penny Donach at 718-389-4150 or email).
The parade runs up Fifth Avenue from 31st Street to 53rd Street, beginning at 12:30 p.m.