Eugene Cernan, Slovak-American and the last man to walk on the moon, died on January 16, 2017. Cernan flew into space three times and twice to the moon. He also holds the distinction of being the second American to walk in space and the last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface. NASA […]
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 […]
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”) 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, […]
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, […]
On September 6, the SASW held its third annual Café Night fundraiser at Bistro Bohem for our City University scholarship fund. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped in to enjoy the festivities.
The SASW board decided it was time to update our website to increase our visibility and improve the experience of the visitor to our page. The redesigned website offers new features such as: A calendar of SASW and broader community events. A means to apply for and renew memberships and to make donations to the […]