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, […]

Celebrating and Commemorating: The Slovak Folk Calendar in the Fall

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Arlington Central Library 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM How much do you know about the Slovak folk calendar, the traditional events that mark the flow of time in village life? What are the origins of these events, and what are they […]

Book Talk: “Dreams of a Great Small Nation” by Kevin McNamara

October 22, 2016 Slovak Embassy 2:00 – 4:00 PM Following our annual meeting on Saturday, October 22nd we are hosting a talk by the author Kevin McNamara about his recent well-received book, “Dreams of a Great Small Nation” at the Slovak Embassy. In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered […]