Stephen Matula Award Nominations for 2020

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 […]

Friday Lenten Dinners at Epiphany Church in Annandale (2/28-4/3/2020)

Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 3410 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 Lenten Dinners will begin on Friday, February 28th in the Parish Center of Epiphany Church will be held each Friday until April 3rd. Carry out begins at 4 PM. Dine in from 5-7 PM. The menu includes a choice of one of […]

Slovak Conversation Groups Schedule for 2020

Listed below are the scheduled dates for Slovak conversation groups in downtown DC, Arlington and Reston for March and beyond. Everyone is welcome to attend. Each group will find its own level, based on the language abilities of the participants. There could even be a little teaching/explanation to help those who are studying the language […]

SASW Slovak Genealogy Group Meeting – March 31st

Are you interested in finding out more about your ancestors who came from the area of Slovakia, Czechoslovakia or Austria-Hungary? Are you wondering if you can trace your family back in time through the Slovak archives, even if you don’t read the language? Would you like to know more about how to find family who […]

SASW Cookbook Project: Send Us Your Family Recipes!

Cooking is a huge part of our culture in the Slovak community–it seems like everybody and their Baba has a recipe to share! Over the next few months, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) will be compiling its own recipe book to share with members, families, and friends. After printing, the cookbook will […]

Slovak and East European Food Providers

Here are providers of Slovak and Eastern European food in the local Washington, DC area as well as few online sources. Markets Polish Market 431 Maple Avenue West Vienna, VA 22180 (703) 261-6385 Products: Kiełbasa, pierogi, Gołąbki (stuffed cabbage), Pickles and Sauerkraut, Kosciusko Mustard, Farmers Cheese, Pączki (Polish doughnuts), Makowiec (poppy seed cake), Żywiec […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat

Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat by Dr. Luke Ryder, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 31st, to The Czechoslovak Communist Party’s (CPC) seizure of power in […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – 1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest – Saturday, October 20th

1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest by Prof. Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 PM Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Ct, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 17th, to Lajos Kossuth, the Kingdom of Hungary’s politician born to a Slovak nobleman father and a German mother, wrote in 1842 […]

Café Night – Scholarship Fundraiser – Sunday, October 14th

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fifth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem ( to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia.  Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $50,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need.  There will be live Gypsy swing music […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm Columbia Pike Branch Library 816 South Walter Reed Dr. Arlington, VA   Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, September 26th, to With the outbreak of war in 1914, […]