Category Archives: General News

European Open House at the Slovak Embassy – Saturday, May 13, 2023

A much beloved D.C. springtime event #EUOpenHouse has returned again this year!  Visit the Slovak Embassy (3523 International Ct NW, Washington, DC) on Saturday, May 13th between 10 am to 4 pm to enjoy Slovak culture, food and music featuring the young Slovak band Iconito.  There are no RSVPs or fees required.  See for […]

SASW Provides Support for the Slovak Living Abroad Certificates

In April 2022, Slovakia changed its citizenship laws to relax restrictions on dual citizenship and included “citizenship-by-descent” provisions that enables anyone with a parent, grandparent or even a great-grandparent, who was a Czechoslovak citizen born in what is now Slovakia, to obtain Slovak citizenship. The first step towards Slovak citizenship is obtaining a Slovak Living […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series – 30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics – Thursday, February 23, 2023

“Slovakia@30” Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause February 23, 2023 12:00 NOON In partnership with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., we invite you to attend the second event in Slovakia@30 series – a conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics” with Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause, Professor […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series Launches with Presentation by Ambassador Javorčík – January 18, 2023

Slovakia@30, a four-part lecture series commemorating the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence, launched on January 18, 2023, with a presentation by H.E. Radovan Javorčík, Slovak ambassador to the United States, entitled “30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy.” The series was conceived by Helen Fedor, program chair of the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC (SASW), […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

 “Slovakia@30” Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy featuring Ambassador Radovan Javorčík January 18, 2023 4:30 pm EST Slovakia@30 is a collaborative project of the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW), Friends of Slovakia (FOS), and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence.  […]

2022 Matula Award Winner – Anne Gornal McKeown

The SASW board is pleased to announce Anne Gornal McKeown as the winner of the 2022 Matula Award. Anne has been a long-time member of the society and has served as secretary and vice-president.  She was actively involved in most of the activities of the society, helping to organize events, including the early Mikuláš parties, and even writing articles […]

Svätý Mikuláš Party – Sunday, December 11, 2022

Please join us on Sunday, December 11, to celebrate the tradition of Svätý Mikuláš at the Slovak Embassy, 3523 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C.  We will have a delicious Slovak buffet dinner prepared by the Slovak Embassy’s Chef Juraj, live music by Slovanka, and of course, a visit from Svätý Mikuláš.  The doors will open […]

Slovak Films at the 2022 EU Film Showcase Series in Silver Spring, MD

The following Slovak films are showing at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD as part of the European Union Film Showcase Series this December. NIGHTSIREN [SVETLONOC] After a terrible accident destroyed her childhood, Šarlota (Natalia Germani) returns to her regressive mountain hometown for the first time in 20 years. She finds her mother’s […]

City University Scholarship Recipients 2022

We would like to thank our members and friends for their past and continuing support of the City University scholarship fund.  Please click on the link below to read the letters of thanks from recent City University scholarship recipients.  The SASW Board