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 […]

New Book Available from Slavica Publishers – Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia

Slavica Publishers has recently published, Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia, which features sixteen Slovak authors who have been shortlisted for or have won some of the most prestigious Slovak and European literary awards. They represent the Slovak literary scene across the lines of gender, age, style and subject matter. Most importantly, all of […]

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 […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Hrudka Cheese

Hrudka is custard-type cheese that is part of a traditional Easter basket for Slovaks and other Slavic groups. Hrudka is made by gently simmering a mixture of milk, eggs and sugar until firms curds are formed, straining the mixture through cheesecloth and letting the curds from into a ball. Hrudka has a bland, sweet taste […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Paska Bread

Paska is a Slovak bread that is traditionally eaten during Easter.  It is often the centerpiece of the traditional Easter basket that is blessed on Easter Sunday.  A traditional basket usually contains smoked meats, sausage, butter, hrudka (a sweet custard-like cheese), bread, salt, horseradish and pysanky eggs.  Since Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians fast during Lent, […]

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 […]