Category Archives: General News

Slovak Conversation Groups

Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who responded to our question about Slovak-language conversation groups.  After much figuring, plotting, and triangulation, we’re finally ready to start talking po slovensky! The Slovak conversation groups will meet in three different locations in the Washington, DC area.  Each group will meet once a month and you are welcome to participate […]

Martin Votruba (1948-2018)

Martin Votruba (1948-2018) By Dr. Michael J. Kopanic, Jr. (Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland University College) It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of an outstanding teacher, dear friend and esteemed colleague, Professor Martin Votruba.  He served as the Head of Slovak Studies Program and was a Senior Lecturer […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming Local DC September 2017 Events

44th Annual Slavic American Festival Sunday, September 10th 12:00 – 6:00 pm Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 3410 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 Ethnic Foods, Live Polka Band, Dancing and Free Polka Lessons, Religious and Folk Art, Handmade Slavic Art and Crafts Cultural Sales, Silent Auction, Farm Market (fresh vegetables/fruits, pickles, jams, jellies, […]