YOUR WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE – AUGUST 1 – 2
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Warsaw is starting to organize anew its cultural and entertainment scene, so we recommend events in both the real and virtual world. If you decide to leave the house, remember to obey the rules of social distancing and put on masks where the regulations require it. Last but definitely not least, have fun and enjoy the blooming summer.
1) ‘W’ hour
The last time we could celebrate August 1 at the weekend was 5 years ago. That is why this year we will stop for a minute to pay tribute to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising not while leaving work but on a holiday. Making sure that you are in an interesting place at this very hour. This one of the most important days in the Warsaw calendar includes many anniversary events, and in our opinion, the most noteworthy are: (Nie)zakazane piosenki concert, the screening of “Powstanie Warszawskie” (directed by Jan Komasa), and Warszawo ma concert .
When: Saturday, August 1, 17:00
Where: all of Warsaw
2) Sunday Warsaw Breakfast at Jazdów
The second edition of the event that quickly earned a lot of interest. Ania and Karina prepare delicious breakfasts, take care of the idyllic atmosphere, speak English perfectly, and tell fascinating stories about the capital. A must-attend for outdoor weekend breakfast enthusiasts.
When: Sunday, August 2, from 12:00 to 14:30
Where: Osiedle Jazdów
3) Lunapark Weekender – summer in the city for adults and children
As we have already mentioned a few times, Lunapark is definitely one of the best places to spend the weekend this summer. From Thursday afternoon to Sunday evening a multitude of attractions awaits, incl. pub quiz, Mini Market, Muay Thai training, or stilt walking workshops. Regardless of age, there is something for everyone.
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 – August 2
Where: Lunapark – Wał Miedzeszyński 407
4) król in Praga
We rarely recommend concerts by one artist, but in this case, we are making an exception. Firstly, because it’s about król – one of the most important Polish artists of 2019/2020, winner of Paszport Polityki, co-author of the single promoting this year’s Męskie Granie. Secondly, because the venue is a unique place. Praga Centrum has livened up the holiday scene in Warsaw. If you just don’t manage to get there for król, check out the extremely rich offer of other concerts and events on Szwedzka.
When: Friday, July 31, from 18:00
Where: Praga Centrum – ul. Szwedzka 2/4 Hall 10
5) Movement Training in Żoliborz
We regularly recommend outdoor yoga, but this weekend we propose something new – movement training. It is a combination of various disciplines, the aim of which is to shape mobility, build strength with your body weight, learn patterns of locomotion, shape coordination in various tasks with a partner, calm down, and relax.
When: Saturday, August 1, from 10:00 to 12:00
Where: at the entrance to the Stefan Żeromski Park from the side of Plac Wilsona
6) Delightful picnic by the Vistula
As part of a weekend learning about Warsaw culture, go to Bulwary by the Vistula River on Sunday afternoon. DJ Czerniak will play the hits of varsovian folk. There will also be a meeting with the author of the book “Drunk History of Warsaw”, Piotr Wierzbicki.
When: Sunday, August 2, from 14:00 to 18:00
Where: Fala – Płyta Desantu, Bulwar Flotylli Wiślanej
7) Sprzężenie – the space of civil activism and climate education
Warsaw is getting better and better in combining education with recreation and creation. Sprzężenie is a grand example. This will be the space for spreading civic awareness, established by the Youth Climate Strike. On the opening day, there will be a screening of the film “Można panikować”, group painting of a banner, and vegan food. A place worth visiting not only this weekend!
When: Friday, July 31, from 17:30 to 22:30
Where: Żeromski Park
8) Garage sale teaches how to do business
In Poland we have few ways of teaching the youngest how the market works. The opposite is in place at the garage sale in Białołęka where children can sell/exchange clothes, toys, bicycles, etc. Besides, young artists can sell their artworks and play in a sensory tent. There will be a relaxation zone and the possibility of consulting therapists for parents.
When: Saturday, August 1, from 10:00 to 16:00
Where: Centrum Kolory – ul. Fajna 5
9) Outdoor cinemas
On this page you will find a regularly updated list of screenings in Warsaw open-air cinemas, which are plenty this summer.
10) Woodstock on your balcony?
Pol’n’Rock Festival aka Przystanek Woodstock begins on Thursday. This time online. The organizers encourage people to organize spontaneous joint viewings in parks, urban gardens, and balconies. This festival has always brought participants together, why should it be different this time? Invite your friends and watch the concerts together. Nocny Kochanek, Farben Lehre and Bokki among others will appear on the stage.
When: Thursday to Sunday, July 30 – August 2
12) Warsaw Cocktail Workshop
Check what Polish vodkas and liqueurs can do if you turn them into cool cocktails! Under the watchful eye of the top bartenders in the city, you will unveil the secrets of drinks from the best Warsaw bars.
When: from Sunday to Tuesday
Where: top cocktail bar in Centrum
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