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39th annual Polish Town USA festival

Polish Town Queen Ashley Yakaboski, 20 (right) and

Polish Town Queen Ashley Yakaboski, 20 (right) and Polish Town Princess Tiffany Ruffo, 22, help to bring Polish pride and spirit to the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead. The girls received their titles in a pageant held in May. Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

The 39th annual Polish Town USA Street Fair and Polka Festival took place in Riverhead Aug. 17 and 18. The festival highlights Polish cuisine, culture and heritage and includes live polka bands and more than 200 street vendors. Photos in this gallery were taken via Instagram, a social media app that allows users to add special-effect filters to photos.

Zircon, a 23-year-old parrot shows off his wings
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Zircon, a 23-year-old parrot shows off his wings at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead. Zircon had attended the festival every year with his owner, Lee Bird, 45.

Lee Bird, 45, and his parrot Zircon, 23
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Lee Bird, 45, and his parrot Zircon, 23 have attended the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival I #riverhead together since Zircon was born 23 years ago. "He loves it," Bird said.

Mother and daughter Allison and Debbie Doscinski celebrate
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Mother and daughter Allison and Debbie Doscinski celebrate their Polish heritage with two pints of Zywiec, a Polish beer, at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead. "We come here every year," Allison said. "We're Polish, we have to."

St. Isidore Church, located on Pulaski Street in
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

St. Isidore Church, located on Pulaski Street in #riverhead, is the epicenter of Polish Town. Polish immigrants settled here over 100 years ago, with the church being their place of worship.

Polish Town residents gather together to celebrate at
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Polish Town residents gather together to celebrate at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead.

In full red and white in honor of
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

In full red and white in honor of his native country, Tadeusz Osiniak, 45, celebrates his heritage at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead

Ashley Camarillo, 7, of the Bronx, becomes a
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Ashley Camarillo, 7, of the Bronx, becomes a pink leopard with some face paint at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead

The Variety Band plays polka tunes at the
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

The Variety Band plays polka tunes at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead. They'll be playing all day.

Tents of vendors line the blocks surrounding Pulaski
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Tents of vendors line the blocks surrounding Pulaski Street in #riverhead for the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival

Kielbasa sausage sandwiches, a traditional Polish dish, served
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Kielbasa sausage sandwiches, a traditional Polish dish, served at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Fair and Festival in #riverhead

Ryan Wesnofske, 20, cooks up some pierogies with
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Ryan Wesnofske, 20, cooks up some pierogies with onion at the 39th annual Polish Town Fair and Festival in #riverhead

Children enjoy a full set of carnival rides
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Children enjoy a full set of carnival rides at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead

Three generations of the Malesko family gather together
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Three generations of the Malesko family gather together from all over Long Island at the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead. It has been a tradition for the family for over 20 years.

Jack Sulken, 8, of Sayville, takes a stationary
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Jack Sulken, 8, of Sayville, takes a stationary motorcycle ride with Spider-Man at the 39th Annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead

Polish Town Queen Ashley Yakaboski, 20 (right) and
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Polish Town Queen Ashley Yakaboski, 20 (right) and Polish Town Princess Tiffany Ruffo, 22, help to bring Polish pride and spirit to the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead. The girls received their titles in a pageant held in May.

Betty Cahill, 16, brought her pet chicken, also
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Betty Cahill, 16, brought her pet chicken, also named Betty to the 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival in #riverhead. Cahill, who owns 16 chickens total, raises them at her home for eggs.

The 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

The 39th annual Polish Town Civic Street Fair and Festival held right in the heart of Polish Town, a neighborhood surrounding St. Isidore's church on Pulaski Street in #riverhead.

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