Author Archives: Brian Belensky

Eugene Cernan Passes at 82: Last Man to Walk on the Moon

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

SASW Speakers’ Series : 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 […]