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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 17, 2016 Jenkins’ House Great Falls, VA 2:00 – 4:00 PM Have you ever wondered how some Slovaks have come to be here? What twists and turns their lives took? Some of them could fill a book…and here’s one that has. The SASW invites you to hear the interesting story of how George and Judy […]
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.