April 6, 2022

The First DYNGUS DAY Parade In New York City

New song: "We Love Dyngus Day!"

WHO: St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, 607 Humboldt St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
WHAT: DYNGUS DAY PARADE with a new Bi-Lingual song made with Childfren from NYC: "WE LOVE DYNGUS DAY!"
WHERE: Starts near the church, marches 7 blocks to the Msgr. McGolrick Park
WHY: Celebration of the Polish Traditional Festival
WHEN: 5:30 PM, Monday, April 18th

Music Website:DyngusDaySongs.com
This is where our original Music Videos and Songs may be explored
Official Music Video Info

Parade Producer: Fr. Grzegorz Markulak
Public Relations: Martyna Sokol
Music Video Producer: Professor David Musial
Music Producer: Kasia Drucker

Sites with more info:



Music Video on YouTube

Contact: Prof. David Musial


A DETAILED STORY is below the photos.

CD Quality WAV Song File for Radio

This is ©2018 NextGen Stars® Music Publishing ASCAP
Composed by Prof. David Musial &

MusicTech Kids 10 year old student: Rafal Wolosz
This is for Radio Station
Broadcast Use ONLY

MP3 File of the song

This is ©2018 NextGen Stars® Music Publishing ASCAP
Composed by Prof. David Musial &

MuscTech Kids 10 year old student: Rafal Wolosz
This is for Radio Station
Broadcast Use ONLY

Hi Quality Photos for Press

These photos are
©2018 Prof. David Musial

They may be used by the Press with this photo credit.

Official Music Video 1

This video is
©2017/2018 Prof. David Musial
One World Artists, LLC

It may be used for TV Broadcast
with a
"Courtesy Of MusicTech Kids.com"

Emilia Part (5) Maciej Part (10)

Rafal Wolosz (9) & Prof. Musial

Janus & Julia Roreda (10)

Maciej Part (9) & Prof. Musial

Dyngus Day called also Smigus – Dyngus, is a traditional Polish Festival that happens on the Monday after Easter, and celebrates the end of the observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. It is most well-known for using water squirters representing “holy water” and “Pussy Willow” or “Easter Willow” branches. It is celebrated globally but the biggest parade in the world is in Buffalo, New York.   

This year, for the first time in the history of NYC it will happen in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The parade will commence in front of St. Stanislaus Church on Humboldt St., next walk around 7 blocks through Nassau Ave, then Kingsland Ave, and will conclude in McGolrick Park, at the center of the park where we will continue the celebration of the festival. Some attractions and surprises are expected.                                                                                                                   

The main organizer is father Grzegorz Markulak. Martyna Sokol is our Public Relation contact. David Musial is the audio, sound system  and video producer. Kasia Drucker is a music producer. She also designed the Poster for the First Dyngus Day Parade.
What is the story?                                                                                                                             

Professor David Musial, a Buffalo New York native who resides in Jersey City, composed a base song in 2017 simply questioning the roots of the festival, by the title  “WHAT DA HECK IS DYNGUS DAY?” One of his students 10-year-old Rafal Wolosz, came for his weekly private lesson with his dad to his music studio later that day, and with excitement reported that he finished his “EDM Techno homework in GarageBand on his iPhone!” Professor Musial was surprised by this comment, because he did not give him any homework of this nature. Suddenly remembering that he is Polish, he asked Rafal to go into the vocal booth, and sing his student’s composition and translate the chorus into Polish. The final song was created and now the rest is history!                                                                                                                                              

The song was used in the Dyngus Day Parade in Buffalo New York in 2018. Mrs. Bernadette Pawlak, the president of the parade announced that it was the “best ever” and that it was “playing on all the radio stations”. She said that not only is it educational, but it is also fun. Imagine that? Mr. Tom Lorentz, the Vice President of the Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame, provided the sound system!                                                                                                                           

In 2019 we returned with Rafal and his friends Maciej & Emelia Part and their families, and they performed in the parade with the Polish Heritage Dancers of Western New York. In 2020 due to the pandemic, there was no parade, but a segment of our parade video aired on ABC television!                                                                                                                                   

This is how the idea of an interesting project in 2022 was born. Professor David Musiał and Polish opera singer and teacher Kasia Drucker, created an educational project for children Dyngus Day Songs. Then in cooperation with the Polish Maria Konopnicka School in Greenpoint, several children volunteered to learn how to record a new song, which we composed especially for this special day, entitled "I LOVE DYNGUS DAY!”                                                                        

Originally it was meant to be presented in Buffalo, but ... when we announced our program we also expressed our dream that it might initiate a new tradition in NYC, the Dyngus Parade in Greenpoint. The idea was quickly picked up by Father Grzegorz Markulak and after the joint meeting he said, "What great idea! Let’s do it!"                                                                     

We will start the parade with a sound system on a truck playing “WHAT DA HECK IS DYNGUS DAY” followed by “EVERYBODY’s POLISH ON DYNGUS DAY”, and at the end there will be the premiere of the song "WE LOVE DYNGUS DAY", where the chorus and the bridge will be in English & Polish. During the march, other Polish favorite songs will be played as well. People from the community will parade in the streets following the “float” to the center of the McGolrick Park, which is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in New York City. The new song may be available for streaming on April 18 and any proceeds shall benefit the cultural and educational music programs for kids.                                                                                                         

There is still a lot of work ahead of us and we invite all Polish and American organizations, local officials to cooperate and, above all, to participate in the parade with their banners. We also hope that local businesses and restaurants will join this great campaign and will support our activities. Dyngus is a Polish tradition, let's give the children of Polish Immigrants the opportunity to learn and cultivate this holiday and have fun with it while inviting all New Yorkers to join. Let’s everybody in the community be Polish on Dingus Day. This is why the First Dyngus Parade in NYC was established, not elsewhere but in the center of Polish Community in Greenpoint.


This is a zany, educational EDM/Hip Hop/Polka for the Next Generation of Polish Kids and beyond inspired by the Buffalo, NY Dyngus Day Parade and created by award-winning Professor David Musial. If you are not a kid, you might HATE this…(LOL) please be open minded! (Did your parents like the “Beatles” in 1964?)

The POLISH HERITAGE DANCERS of Western New York in Lancaster, NY, officially joins the Parade with maybe 20 or more kids & teens dressed in traditional Polish Costumes as the EDM Techno song Rocks the Parade for the Next Generation!

The phrase “Everyone’s Polish On Dyngus Day” is tagged into the song with “Hoopla” chants David remembers from attending lots of Polish Weddings in Buffalo, NY in the 1960’s & 1970’s, entertained by amazing Polka Bands! Most of today’s kids are hooked on this style of music popular in video games, and Prof. Musial taught his “MusicTech Kids™” students to make it on iPhones & iPads in the incredibly advanced “GarageBand” program. He then enhanced it with the latest in Music Technology softsynths at his unique SkyRoom Studio complex perched high on top a hi-rise in beautiful Newport neighborhood, on the Hudson River Bank in downtown Jersey City, overlooking Manhattan and the NYC Harbor. They introduced the song in 2018, and will perform in what is billed as the largest “Dyngus Day” Parade in the world! On April 22nd, 2019 they will dance on the streets behind a convertible and in front of a stretch limo. 100% of any proceeds will benefit the MusicTech Kids™ Scholarship and maybe a scholarship program in Buffalo for this dance company as well!

Professor David Musial composed a song titled “The Zielinski Hip Hop Polka” for his best friend’s wedding “Robbie Zielinski” in 2007. They met on “Dyngus Day” in Buffalo a few years earlier and got married on “Dyngus Day”. In 2008 the couple performed it on a “float” in the Buffalo “Dyngus Day” parade! Fast-forward to Dyngus Day 4/18/2017, David noticed many photos of this parade and huge concert at the abandoned Central Train Terminal in Buffalo. A thought ran past his creative mind: “WHAT THE HECK REALLY IS DYNGUS DAY”.... other than guys squirting water at and hitting girls with “pussy willow” branches??? So David started searching the web and read lots of stories. He discovered that his hometown of Buffalo, NY had the largest parade in America, and most likely the world! So naturally David crafted lyrics from an educational point-of-view, and created the basis of a potential song.


MISSION: "Ambassadors of WNY's Polonia"

Founder; Michelle Michalski Kisluk
6298 Broadway St
Lancaster , New York
Call (716) 983-5084

Since 1997, our premier Polish folk dance ensemble based in Buffalo, NY has provided Polish cultural education through ethnic dancing and music.


EUGENIA's DANCE STUDIO Info who premiered the song in 2018.

Eugenia's dance studio is one of western New York's longest running and most successful dance studios. Celebrating 60 years of dance excellence, Eugenia's dance studio dancers have reached new highs and continue the love and passion for dance that founder Eugenia Smith had. Current dancers have received national scholarships, top awards at dance competitions, received  dance jobs including dancing with Justin Bieber and a national commercial for The Greatest Showman, performing along side Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya. Director Holly Humphreys continues her mother's legacy with outstanding classes for tiny tots- adults, bringing in guest teachers from New York and LA, providing excellent performance opportunities and nurturing dancers to become the best they can be.The dance studio is also home of the Krakowiacy Polish folk dance company and Express dance Company. Their performances include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, the Buffalo bisons, special performance for President Ronald Reagan, ESPN, Darien lake theme park, Erie County fair and more. We are thrilled to join David on this exciting event for Dyngus day!


David is a master in Music & Video Technology, winning “Instructor-Of-The-Year” 4 times in the undergraduate Music Technology Program at New York University in the 1990’s. In 2012 the Bachelor’s Degree he founded & directed at Stevens Institute of Technology (across midtown Manhattan in Hoboken), placed #2 in the industry at “Best Colleges” rating program as “MOST INNOVATIVE CHANGING THE INDUSTRY”.  So Prof. Musial designed the “MusicTech Kids™” & “MusicTech Teens™” program, where he teaches college students to teach youngsters how to make Music & Videos on their Smart Phones & Tablets.

A few days later 9 year-old prodigy Rafal and his dad Darius Wolosz  entered SkyRoom Studio for his scheduled lesson, and he played his newest creation Musial taught him to make on his iPhone in the “GarageBand” App… an Electronic Dance Music instrumental. David suddenly remembered that he is POLISH! Most of his “kids’ are hooked on Video Games and the “EDM” soundtracks, so it was a natural decision to make the first version of this song, mostly in this style. (Grand Parents and some parents HATE it, but hey… my parents hated the “Beatles”! LOL) As a professor who studied the Psychology of Music in the graduate program at the Juilliard School of Music, he clearly understands the changing styles of music over the times, so a Techno/EDM/Polka it is! Julia Poreda sings and plays the Sax, Rafal sings and plays the Trumpet, Maciej sings and played some keys and his 5 year old sister Emilia sings in the choruses! Other versions are also in-the-works

The song was gradually recorded over a 9 month period, because the MusicTech Kids made many songs and music videos in this time frame. They help Carol Lester the “Bubble Queen™” as here Royal Bubble Pops™ giving educational musical theater shows for toddlers around the Statue of Liberty area. Sometime on huge concert stages. They filmed music videos on Skating Rinks, in Liberty State Park and even at the huge Castle in Central Park! Most recently Maciej & Rafal auditioned to sing for 22,000 people at a halftime show at Madison Square Garden! You can see samples on the  MusicTech Kids Youtube Channel on there is a very easy reference chart under the word “VIDEOS” on the website.

On Monday, April 1st, we plan to not only be on a FLOAT in the largest Dyngus Day Parade in the World, but we hope to perform the song (and others) on local TV & Radio Shows, and also at big parties all over the city after the parade. We hope through the assistance of Mrs. Bernadine Demike, who has taught hundreds and produced lots of theatrical events all over WNY on more for over 50+ years, to invite 15-20 young Polish Dancers to join us! On Tuesday April 2nd, we hope to give concerts and inspirational talks at primary schools in the Western NY State area and maybe even at a roller rink?

Professor David Musial was born to parents Art & Terry Musial of Polish descent in Buffalo, NY in 1960. They lived in a mostl  “Polish” neighborhood near the downtown area. The family attended “Precious Blood” RC Church and David attended the primary parochial school and then attended Sts. Peter & Paul Middle School nearby. He was taught by Polish Felician Sisters. He began private music lessons with Jane Liskiewskevich, a Polish Pipe Organist. At the age of 10, David was hired FULL-TIME to play 10 masses a week, including the main Polish Choir Mass. David went on to later design the Television & Radio Production center for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, he produced a multitude of shows around Buffalo including the Bufflao Sabres Hockey Arena. The Bufflao News featured him and also titled one of his artists a "Teen Sensation", and eventually Musial won the prestigious “Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame” award.

David currently plays the organ & piano at the Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church in Jersey City near the Statue of Liberty every Sunday. This is where he met the main singers. He also met the amazing soprano “Kasia Drucker”. He and Kasia just released the first album for his other venture PolishChristmasCarols.org In November 2017, Kasia introduced David to Isabella Laskowska, the president of the Polish Theatre Institute, USA based in NYC and she invited them to perform at the national headquarters for the Kosciuszko Foundation. They created a program titled “The Magic Of Polish Christmas” and gave 15 concerts around the NYC area along with Kasia Drucker of the Theater and Opera Society in the Christmas 2017 season through January 2019. You can see some videos here.

This album will now be the inspiration for the kids who sang the “Dyngus Day” song, to record a full album of Polish Carols to benefit the MusicTech Kids Scholarship and the  Polish Felician Sisters who taught David as a kid!

David’s detailed BIO is available here…