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 […]

2017 SASW Speakers’ Series

The SASW is proud to announce its 2017 Speakers’ Series. Since 2003, the SASW has hosted a diverse range of speakers ranging from policy experts, academics, genealogists, folklorists, diplomats, authors and historians on Slovak-related topics.  February 23rd – Dr. Kimberly Zarecor will talk about her recent book, Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960. April (TBA) – Dr. Elaine Rusinko will give a talk […]

Support the SASW through AmazonSmile

The Slovak American Society of Washington (SASW) is now a participant in AmazonSmile, a program sponsored by Amazon to support 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations. For each dollar you spend through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to the SASW. Those who have Amazon.com accounts can use them on the AmazonSmile website […]

War hero Imrich Gablech passes away at 101

General Imrich Gablech passed away on December 16th and the age of 101. Gablech joined the RAF in 1941 and flew with the 312th Czechoslovak Squadron. Like many Czechoslovak pilots who flew with the RAF, he was persecuted by the communist regime and forced into manual labor after he returned home after the war. Please click […]

UČITEĽKA (“The Teacher”), showing at the AFI Silver Theater on December 17th

UČITEĽKA (“The Teacher”) AFI Silver Theater 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm In this sharp and funny takedown of totalitarianism, the arrival of a new teacher at a Bratislava school in 1983 sparks a moral dilemma. As the highest-ranking Communist official in town, Mrs. Drazděchová (Zuzana Mauréry) has power, […]

Svätý Mikuláš (St. Nicholas) Party

Please join us on Sunday, December 4th, to celebrate the tradition of Svätý Mikuláš at the Slovak Embassy from 2:00-5:00 pm. We will have a delicious Slovak buffet dinner prepared by the Slovak Embassy Chef, live music by Orchester Praževica, a silent auction for City University, and of course a visit from Svätý Mikuláš. In 2016, […]