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

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, ALL CONVERSATION GROUPS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 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 […]

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: Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 – October 19, 2019

Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 Paul S. Valasek Genealogist and Historian Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required by Thursday, October 17th at Admission is free. “Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950” will show and discuss the major trans-Atlantic steamship companies, ports, and ships that our ancestors chose for their […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie – SNP) – October 10, 2019

In cooperation with the Slovak Embassy The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC and Friends of Slovakia present: “The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie–SNP)” by Dr. J. Luke Ryder United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP required by Monday, October 7th (6 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939 – September 28, 2019

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. and Friends of Slovakia present: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939” by Prof. Susan Mikula, Benedictine University Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library Bluemont Room (2nd Floor) 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required by Thursday, […]