Author Archives: Brian Belensky

Upcoming Local DC September 2017 Events

44th Annual Slavic American Festival Sunday, September 10th 12:00 – 6:00 pm Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 3410 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 Ethnic Foods, Live Polka Band, Dancing and Free Polka Lessons, Religious and Folk Art, Handmade Slavic Art and Crafts Cultural Sales, Silent Auction, Farm Market (fresh vegetables/fruits, pickles, jams, jellies, […]

SASW Annual Picnic – Sunday, June 11th

Please join us for the SASW’s Annual Picnic at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, VA on June 11th.  You can RSVP by mailing your check payable to the SASW to P.O. Box 2502, Springfield, VA 22152-2502 or by sending your payment through PayPal.Me/dcslovaks. Please contact RSVP@dcslovaks.org if you have questions.

Book Discussion: Out Of This Furnace (6/24/2017)

June 24, 2:00pm Arlington Central Library 2nd-floor Meeting Room 1015 N Quincy St Arlington, VA Dr. Charles Sabatos will lead a discussion of Slovak themes in Thomas Bell’s novel, Out of This Furnace.  Thomas Bell’s 1941 novel Out of This Furnace is the best-known depiction of Slovak immigrants in American literature.  It was translated from […]

Noted Warhol Scholar Captivates Large Crowd at Slovak Embassy

Dr. Elaine Rusinko, a professor of Russian at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Andy Warhol scholar, presented a wide-ranging and fascinating talk on April 21st about pop artist Andy Warhol and his Rusyn heritage.  Enhanced by an extensive slide presentation, Dr. Rusinko established Warhol’s Rusyn ethnicity despite popular media referring to him […]

Andy Warhol: The Carpatho-Rusyn King of American Pop Art (4/21/2017)

April 21, 2017  Embassy of the Slovak Republic  3523 International Ct NW Washington, DC 6:30 PM Dr. Elaine Rusinko will make a slide presentation on “Andy Warhol: The Carpatho-Rusyn King of American Pop Art” Andy Warhol is the world’s most famous American of Carpatho-Rusyn ancestry; the icons of the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church were his first exposure […]

Accidental Hero at Ford’s Theatre – April 2nd

Ford’s Theatre Society, the American Friends of the Czech Republic, and Mr. and Mrs. Frederic V. Malek cordially invite you and a guest to attend a special performance of “The Accidental Hero,” a miraculous true story about freedom, World War II, and the inescapable question, “Who am I?” Ford’s Theatre 511 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC […]

Epiphany Church in Annandale, VA serving meals during Lent

Epiphany Church in Annandale, VA will be serving savory, meatless, Eastern European meals every Friday during Lent (March 3 – April 7) for dining-in and take-out. The menu will include pirohy (potato & cheese-filled), halushki (sauteed noodles with cabbage) and homemade vegetarian soups & desserts. Meal items are priced separately. Quantities may vary. Take-out: 4-7:00pm […]

SASW Appoints Virginia Sorkin to its Board

The Slovak American Society of Washington (SASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Sorkin to its board of directors.  Ms. Sorkin, the holder of two masters degrees, will fill the seat of Ludo Hintos who resigned recently. Virginia Sorkin most recently worked in information technology at the Library of Congress. She also managed the National […]

Book Talk: Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity (2/23/2017)

February 23, 2017 Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom St., NW Washington, DC 6:00 PM Professor Kimberly Zarecor of Iowa State University will give a talk on her recent book, Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960. Eastern European prefabricated housing blocks are often vilified as the visible manifestations of everything […]