Author Archives: Brian Belensky

SASW Speakers’ Series: Argonauts of the Eastern Bloc: Environmentalism in Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution – Saturday, April 9, 2022

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “Argonauts of the Eastern Bloc: Environmentalism in Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution“ A talk with Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY. Saturday, April 9th at 2:00pm EDT  This talk will take place in person and online. IN PERSON: To reserve one of the limited number of seats […]

Slovak Museum Construction Appeal

Members and Friends of SASW, In December 2021, the SASW sent $500 to support construction work on the Kasigarda – Museum of Emigration from Slovakia to North America in eastern Slovakia (in the village of Ťahyňa). The museum’s director, Dr. Martin Javor, has requested additional funds to install water and sewage pipes in the museum, to enable […]

Easter Egg (Pysanka) Workshop with George Clyne – Saturday, March 26, 2022

Easter Egg (Pysanka) Workshop with George A demonstration/workshop by George Clyne Saturday, March 26, 2:00pm ET To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucu6pqzsrGtblJ2wEAAM3tFyBmg-fUKLC If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. George will demonstrate how to make pysanky with some simple designs. You can watch him work […]

Friday Lenten Dinners at Epiphany Church in Annandale (3/4 – 4/8/2022)

Carry-out Lenten Dinners will begin on Friday, March 4th will be held each Friday until April 8th in the Parish Center of Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church from 4 – 7 PM.  Epiphany is located at 3410 Woodburn Road in Annandale, VA.

SASW Speakers’ Series: Košice’s Influential Communist-Era Subversives – Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “Košice’s Influential Communist-Era Subversives“ A talk with Marty Manor Mullins, Ph.D. Saturday, March 5th at 2:00pm EDT    To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-GoqzMjE9HC4IbEpObb0BKNdC-UTndd If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. During the communist era, Košice and eastern Slovakia had a unique mix […]

In Memoriam – Dr. Jerry Rich

Dr. Jerry Holt Rich December 23, 1948 – January 31, 2022 We are sad to report the passing of Jerry Rich, a former president and long-time member of the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC.  His obituary and details on visitation can be viewed here:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fairfax-va/jerry-rich-10564598.

Stephen Matula Award Nominations for 2022

Dear Members, In September 2019, the SASW Board approved the creation of a service award in honor of our late member, Stephen Matula, to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Society. The criteria of this award could include board membership, committee assignments, leadership in SASW activities, and support of the SASW scholarship […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: When Your Goal is to Go to Mars – Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “When Your Goal is to Go to Mars” A talk with Dr. Michaela Musilová Tuesday, February 1st at 7:00pm EDT    To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-mqpz0jE9CoiHZfMIawmB1gzHMJp0pg If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation […]

A Recording of the SASW’s 2021 Virtual Svätý Mikuláš Party is available now on YouTube

A recording of our recent Svätý Mikuláš party with presentations by Global Slovakia and Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gRAqflKFEh0 DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about […]

“I Am a Brave Bridge” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent Speakers’ Series presentation, “I Am a Brave Bridge: An American Girl’s Hilarious and Heartbreaking Year in the Fledgling Republic of Slovakia” with Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/O3oFWzON7dM Her book can be purchased at: https://thornbushpress.com/product/i-am-a-brave-bridge/ DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak […]