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, 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, it […]

Film – Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge – March 18th

The Tatra mountain range looms high above the clouds like an island – the smallest high mountain group on earth. A unique environment with unique challenges: some species have thrived here since the ice age, like shipwrecked sailors. Chamois and marmots have even evolved particular subspecies. The chamois are well equipped for the harsh climate, […]

“The Line (Čiara)” showing at the Slovak Embassy on January 26th

Showing at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (3523 International Ct NW, Washington, DC) on Friday, January 26th at 6:30 pm is the recent film release, Čiara (The Line), directed by Peter Bebjak. Film Synopsis: Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports […]

November 17th – The Velvet Revolution

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 […]