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City anniversary

On 10 February 1926, Gdynia received its city charter. Celebration of the city’s 93rd birthday begins as early as on 1 February. An exhibition of the best photos posted on Instagram, a birthday run and a city game – these are only some of the attractions for Gdynia’s anniversary.

From 1 February until the end of the month, the best photos of Gdynia published on Instagram can be viewed at the City Information Centre. From 6 February, pictures of Gdynia taken by photographer Janusz Uklejewski, who recorded the city’s life on film from 1945 onwards, will be presented at the TYGIEL arts venue in Gdynia.

The Marine Branch of PTTK in Gdynia invites to a city game along the trails of independence. The treasure expedition will enable us to learn the history of the city, its monuments, events and associated figures. The organisers particularly encourage tourists, school children and teachers to take part in the game. The game is planned for 8 February. All participants should meet at the Gdynia City Hall (al. Marszałka Piłsudskiego 52/54), ground floor lobby, 11 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Applications for participation in the game can be sent to until 5 February 2019.
On 9 February, everyone is invited to Gdynia Arena. The programme includes a concert of the band called NonSTOP. It will also be possible to ask for advice of a makeup artist, trichologist, nutritionist and physiotherapist, as well as check your blood sugar and pressure levels.
The main celebrations connected with the 93rd anniversary of granting the city charter will be held on 10 February at 12 noon by the Maritime Poland monument.
On 10 February at 12 noon, Gdynia guides invite us to see the famous townhouses in Gdynia situated at Abrahama 26, Abrahama 28 and Batorego 4. All participants are asked to gather at 12 noon in front of Gdynia InfoBox (Świętojańska 30).
Running enthusiasts can celebrate the jubilee by taking part in a 10-kilometre birthday run, which will take place on 17 February. The organisers have planned an accompanying competition for the day before the race.

A special birthday programme has been prepared by the Gdynia City Museum, which offers free admission on 9 and 10 February. During this time, a new module of the permanent exhibition titled “Gdynia – open work” will be opened in memory of commune head Jan Radtke. The Gdynia City Museum Education Centre has prepared an unusual archiving campaign titled “The city here and now”, during which it will be possible to record statements on the present in the city of sea and dreams (Sunday, 12 noon–3 p.m.). On 10 February at 2 p.m., the Museum director, Jacek Fredrich, PhD, invites for a curatorial tour of the permanent exhibition titled “Gdynia – open work”.

Those who would like to wish Gdynia a happy birthday may take part in the birthday wish competition. Wish ideas can be submitted until 7 February. The wishes should refer to the jubilee and consist of no more than 17 characters. The best ones will be placed in the window of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. Please submit your applications here:
We wish you another 100 years, Gdynia!