|In the beer garden (photo provided)|
"Dyngus Day is like Saint Patrick's Day, but with a lot of crazy Polish stuff," said Siemiginowski of The Hill at Muza. "It's a big party with friends and family the Monday after Easter, when Lent is finally over and you can just let loose."
They'll be letting loose at The Hill, a European-style beer garden behind the 15th Street restaurant Muza, located just off the RPI campus. Entrance to the beer garden is on the Congress Street side. Once inside, visitors -- who are encouraged to wear red or red and white, the Polish colors, in honor of the day's tradition -- will find live polka music by the Eddie Forman Orchestra of Hadley, MA, from noon to 4 p.m., and DJ Podeswa from 4 to 8 p.m.
An a la carte menu will feature handmade pierogi, kielbasa rolls, stuffed cabbage, euro burgers and the like at multiple food stations indoors in the restaurant and outdoors in the garden. Beer will include Zywiec lager on draft and a selection of Eastern European and American beers in bottles and cans. Beer will be served at the bar, in the restaurant, by servers in the beer garden, and on the street as part of the official block party.
Siemiginowski -- pronounced shim-ig-in-ow-ski -- is a first-generation Polish-American who opened the beer garden in late 2015 behind Muza, owned by his parents Jan and Alicja and operated by them and their daughter Agata.
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