Amazing exhibitions, outdoor theatre plays, unique concerts, and many other events. That’s a brief overview of the schedule for Lato Konesera (Koneser’s Summer) – an annual series that takes place in July and August at Centrum Praskie Koneser. Unforgettable attractions for adults, children, and whole families happen every day in the heart of Warsaw’s Praga-Północ. Importantly, most of these events are free of charge! And that’s not all. Koneser also offers an outstanding culinary experience that will satisfy even the most discerning foodies.
Centrum Praskie Koneser – Warsaw’s cultural, art and entertainment hub invites you to explore the artistic side of Praga-Północ 365 days a year. However, the true cultural highlight is the annual Lato Konesera. Its countless attractions, planned in the atmospheric space of the revitalized Centrum Praskie Koneser, offer plenty of wonderful ideas for creative leisure time.
July is a perfect opportunity to listen to Praga’s music and immerse yourself in the local folklore. On Sunday afternoons, the stage at Koneser Square belongs to Justyna Jary and band Alegancka Kapela, whose repertoire includes characteristic Praga’s ballads, perfect for dancing together. And that’s not all – Sundays also feature concerts as part of the “New Sound of Warsaw Streets” competition. Artists who find inspiration in Warsaw’s music present their talents in this contest. All these events are free.
Music enthusiasts will certainly appreciate the “Praga Classical Music Concerts” (free admission) events, which take place every Thursday until August 3rd. It’s a series of seven music concerts at Koneser. The repertoire includes music from the classical era to romanticism and contemporary works. Among the performers, you’ll find Polish artists, including those from the younger generation.
Furthermore, throughout July and August, everyone interested can participate in open-air dance parties on Koneser Square, combined with free dance lessons!
#ChodźPotańczyć, which means #LetsDance!
The Museum of Fantastic Art at Centrum Praskie Koneser is currently hosting the exhibition “Jerzy Duda-Gracz: Remnants.” This monographic exhibition showcases the unique works of this exceptional artist, whose creations balance on the border of surrealism and symbolism. The exhibition consists of nearly sixty artworks, providing an overview of the painter’s creativity from the late 1960s to the beginning of the 21st century. What is particularly interesting is that the selection of exhibited pieces was made by theatre director Agata Duda-Gracz, the artist’s daughter. The “Jerzy Duda-Gracz: Remnants” exhibition is open daily until October 8th, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased for 40 PLN (regular) and 30 PLN (reduced) on ebilet.pl. Admission is free for children under 6 years old.
In addition, in July and August, free outdoor exhibitions will be available at Koneser Square. First, “Przekrój” Foundation will present the history of one of the oldest and most important Polish socio-cultural magazines – “Przekrój”. Then, in August, you will be able to admire incredible landscape photographs taken by Tomasz Przychodzień. He is an award-winning photographer in both Polish and international competitions, focusing primarily on capturing light and shadow in mountainous areas.
The outdoor performances of Teatr Polonia and Och-Teatr are an absolute classic of Lato Konesera. Their repertoire includes shows for both adult and children audiences, providing a wonderful opportunity to explore Polish theater together.
You can check the full schedule of events on koneser.eu, as well as on the poster presented on the next page.
During Lato Konesera, Centrum Praskie Koneser visitors can enjoy other fantastic ways to spend their time! Both children and adults will have a great moment in the gigagames zone, where popular board games (and more!) in giant sizes are available for children, their parents, and everyone else on Koneser Square. You can play outdoor chess, tic-tac-toe, memory games, ringo, dominoes, or cornhole.
In addition, Centrum Praskie Koneser offers an outstanding gastronomic experience. Here, you can find many restaurants and bars with cuisine from around the world: Koneser Grill (recognized in Michelin Guide), AZIA Restaurants, Bombaj Masala, Boska Woda and Zagroda, ORZO, Spółdzielnia.Koneser, or Setki Powodów (the full offer and menu are available on konesersmakuje.pl, as well as unique shops and Polish brands. Excellent option for staying in Warsaw is Moxy Warsaw Praga Hotel, located in Centrum Praskie Koneser.
Centrum Praskie Koneser
Koneser Square / Ząbkowska & Białostocka Street