Vitajte! Welcome to the ASCA Homepage!

Check out our 10th Annual Slovak Fest:

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I was just informed of an error on our EVENTS page:  The Mahoning Valley Slovak Fest  incorrectly lists one of the performers as Lučina from Cleveland.

Lučina was unable to come to the MV Slovak fest this year.  The correct entertainment should be listed as the Pittsburgh Slovakians Folk Ensemble!

I apologize for the confusion!  We were talking with both groups about performing at the fest and somehow listed the incorrect group.  We are so lucky to have such great Slovak folk groups within an hour of Youngstown and hope that  there are no hard feelings for the mixup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big thanks to Maria Silvestri for letting us know about this performance at the Kennedy Center on May 27th!  Cleveland’s Harmonia performed with  Beata Begeniova on vocals and the wonderful musicians who  play these beautiful  Slovak numbers and joined by dancers who led a tour of Slovakia’s folk regions in costume,dance and song.

Harmonia

Discover the rich culture of Slovakia through music, dance, costumes, and more. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia.

Ensemble Harmonia

Click to listen to this great concert!!

 

WOW! What a wonderful screening of Final Mission on Saturday, May 16th.and what a wonderful chance to finally meet Dušan Hudec the filmmaker and Darina Smržová, his producer! We had nearly one hundred people show up to view the film and see the display of posters, and Sunday morning Dušan’s interview with JP Brown on the Veterans Radio show on iHeartMedia/Youngstown.  Check out some of our photos from this event!

 

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After attending the opening night performance of Out of This Furnace at YSU I want to thank so many people who made it such a success! Thank you Dr. Irelan for this wonderful production and for believing in it’s perfect fir for our valley! And thank you Nancy Wolfgang for the wonderful directing of this fantastic group of students. You could tell that you all cared deeply for this story as more than just a piece of theater! Thank you Amber Palmer for all the research you did to make the details so accurate! And thanks to Lori Factor who did so much behind the scenes support of the production, and to all of you who contr10623840_739085522865641_791399615693840421_oibuted to the wonderful costuming, sets, background details and everyone else that I haven’t mentioned by name! If you can, please make an effort to see this story, because it truly is OUR story!
And thank you to so many of our local Slovak (and Carpatho-Rusyn) organizations who helped by contributing to this project:
ASCA of course,
Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley
FCSLA Br 161
Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Youngstown/Warren/Sharon
Simply Slavic
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Don’t forget to leave your shoes out tonight!  Hoping you get  sweet goodies and not a lump of coal!  Have a wonderful St. Nicholas Day tomorrow ! Saint-Nicholas-Day-5

 

IT’S ALMOST HERE!  COME ENJOY OUR TRADITIONAL SLOVAK VILIJA DINNER AT  THE FATHER SNOCK CENTER OF ST MATTHIAS CHURCH ON SHADY RUN ROAD IN YOUNGSTOWN!

IT’S A GREAT WAY TO KEEP YOUR SLOVAK HERITAGE ALIVE!!!

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the membership application is now a downloadable form

The Scholarship page is now ready!

Check out our NEW page of photos from present day Slovakia!  if you would like to request  photos of particular places in Slovakia, please let me know!

We will have upcoming events posted and also welcome contributions by our members.

SlovakFest  August 10th

I hope to keep this website current with all that is happening with our organization

 

 

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