Category Archives: General News

Café Night – Scholarship Fundraiser – Sunday, November 5th

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fourth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem (www.bistrobohem.com) to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia.  Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $40,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need.  There will be live Gypsy swing music […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]