Author Archives: Brian Belensky

EU Open House – Saturday, May 12th

On May 12th, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (3523 International Court NW, Washington, DC) is joining other European Union countries’ embassies in welcoming visitors during the 12th annual EU Open House from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Program: 10:15 am – 1:20 pm: “Fujara” musical performance by Bob Rychlik 11:00 am: Slovak wines presentation by Terra Parna and Centeur […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Velvet Revolution and Divorce / Remaking Slovakia

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present: “The Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce as Witnessed by a U.S. Diplomat” by Amb. Ted Russell (Ret.), our first U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia and “Remaking Slovakia: The Gentle Revolution and Its Legacies, 1989-2018” by Prof. James Krapfl, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:30 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Czechoslovakia in 1968

  The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present:  “Slovakia in 1968: Historical Complexities and Long-term Legacies” Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Library 7415 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the role Slovakia played in the Prague Spring and its aftermath.  Her lecture will consider two issues.  First, […]

November 17th – The Velvet Revolution (Nežná revolúcia)

November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation.  This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]

Svätý Mikuláš Party – Sunday, December 3rd

Please join us on Sunday, December 3rd for our annual celebration of 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, and of course a visit from Svätý Mikuláš.    The SASW member […]

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 […]