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    • 03 June 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Shrine of Mariapoch - 17486 Mumford Road, Burton,OH

    The Vatra is Coming!!

    Come and join us for our Vatra. A day of singing and dancing, great food, Slanina around the bonfire, Liturgy and Panachida, honoring our ancestors.  We will have a sales table, genealogy assistance and activities for the kids.  Handicap drop off available. Easy access (east or west) from Rte 422.  Join us for a day of fun.

    • 03 June 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

    Carpatho-Rusyn Society

    New Jersey Chapter

    Professor Nick Kupensky (Ph.D., Yale University, 2017) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University and the Vice-President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center. His research investigates the confluence between aesthetics, industry, and politics in Eastern and Central Europe and the United States. Kupensky’s research interests also include Carpatho-Rusyn culture. In 2015, he launched a project in the Digital and Public Humanities dedicated to the life and work of the Rusyn-American writer Emil Kubek, whose Marko Šoltys (1923) was the first novel written in the Rusyn language. The Emil Kubek Project can be accessed at www.kubekproject.wordpress.com.


    In the spring of 1938, Life magazine sent their headline-making photographer Margaret Bourke-White to Europe to report on what many felt could be the final days of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Accompanied by her partner, the American writer Erskine Caldwell, Bourke-White spent five months traveling throughout Czechoslovakia and made a brief visit to Subcarpathian Rus' that May. After her trip, twenty-two images of Subcarpathia appeared in her travelogue North of the Danube (1939), which captures a unique, fleeting moment in the history of the Rusyns before World War II completely upended their way of life. Professor Nick Kupensky (Bucknell University) will tell the story of Bourke-White’s journey to Subcarpathia and will reveal what the rich visual language of her photographs says about her Rusyn subjects.


    Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


    For further information about the program, please send an e-mail to crsnewjersey@gmail.com or call Dorothy Bognar at (201) 891-4151.


    For further information about the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, visit their web site at  http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org


    Directions: Take Route 46 to the Riverview Drive Exit in the direction of Wayne. Continue on Riverview Drive to the traffic light at Valley Road. Turn right onto Valley Road and proceed to the second light at Nellis Drive at the Wayne Municipal Complex. Turn left and then right to access the library and parking lot.


    Public Transportation – The library is served by NJT bus routes 197 & 198.
    • 10 June 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • St. Elias Social Hall – 4200 Homestead Duquesne Road, Munhall, PA 15120

    It is time again to mark your calendars for the 41st annual Slavjane Folk Ensemble concert on Saturday June 10. This year’s dinner-theater concert will be held at St. Elias Social Hall – 4200 Homestead Duquesne Road, Munhall, PA 15120. Doors open at 5:00 pm; concert begins at 6:00 pm.

    Slavjane consists of 25 students ranging from ages 4 to 18 from all over the Pittsburgh area. Featured on this year’s concert are songs, dances, and musical selections from Slovenia, Bulgaria, Vranje and Carpatho-Rus’.

    Immediately after the concert, join us for the reception in the same location – St. Elias Social Hall, where the dancing and singing continues.Delicious homemade ethnic food and pastries will be available for purchase along with a sprawling Rusyn (Chinese) Auction. Entertainment will be provided by the popular Orkestar Zabava. Tickets can be bought in advance and will also be available at the door. Adult tickets are $5, students under the age of 16 are free. Please contact Dean Poloka at 412-877-9351 to order your tickets or for further information. Slavjane looks forward to seeing you at their concert.

    Slavjane’s very accommodating “home” is Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in McKees Rocks, where Fr. Frank Firko is pastor. Slavjane is a cultural program which receives financial consideration from the Greek Catholic Union, and is acknowledged by the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh as an important organization of the Archeparchy. Slavjane also has the continued endorsement of the Archeparchy as official representatives of Carpatho-Rusyn cultural and ethnic heritage in the U.S.

    • 17 June 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Mary Ruthenian Church, 621 W. Mahanoy Avenue Mahanoy City, PA 17948

    Sponsor: Carpatho-Rusyn Society-Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

    Event is free & open to the public

    The program will begin at St. Mary’s Ruthenian Church with a lecture by Nick Kupensky at 1PM. This will be followed by a walking tour of Mahanoy City and ending with a 4PM mass at St. Mary’s Ruthenian Church for those who wish to attend.

    Though registration is not required, you can register as an attendee by clicking on the button labeled Register.

    • 23 July 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cleveland Cultural Garden - Rusin Garden, 930 East Blvd

    Dining With Duchnovich

    Topic: Dining With Duchnovich

    When: July 23, 2017

    Time: 12:00 to 2:00 PM

    Where: Cleveland Cultural Garden - Rusin Garden, 930 East Blvd

    Bring your picnic basket lunch and a blanket and enjoy the music of Tom Katrenich.  Our little garden has been steadily improving in the past few years, thanks to the help of more volunteers. We have plenty of shade and ample parking along East Blvd, as we will be using the upper garden.

    • 27 August 2017
    • Cleveland Cultural Gardens - Rusin Garden 930 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH

    One World Day

    When: August 27, 2017

    Where: Cleveland Cultural Gardens - Rusin Garden 930 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH

    The Cleveland chapter will once again participate in One World Day festivities.  Come join us in the Parade of Flags and all the ethnic entertainment that takes place throughout the day. A naturalization ceremony will welcome new citizens.  Whether you come to help at our table or just come for the entertainment, we can assure a good time and you will learn something new about other cultures.


Past events

07 May 2017 Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet by Paul Burik
05 May 2017 Slovaks and Rusyns: Differences and Similarities
22 April 2017 Paska to Pysanky – The Traditional Rusyn Easter Basket
21 April 2017 Andy Warhol: The Carpatho-Rusyn King of American Pop Art
09 April 2017 A Visit to the Presov region of the Carpathian Mountains
08 April 2017 Eastern European Month Celebration in Ohio
02 April 2017 Comparison & Contrast of Easter & traditions in Europe and US
25 March 2017 Winter in the Carpathians
25 March 2017 A Trip to the Homeland, presented by George Napuda
18 March 2017 Pysanky Classes for Adults and Children
11 March 2017 Pysanky Workshop
11 March 2017 NEW! C-RS “Coastal”
05 March 2017 Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture
25 February 2017 Soups’s On! – The Rusyn identity of Andy Warhol
25 February 2017 Uncovering & Publishing the History of PA's Carpatho-Rusyns
20 November 2016 Magic in the Carpathians: The Meaning and Function of Magic in the Lives of Our Ancestors
19 November 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society - 2016 Annual Meeting
12 November 2016 Genealogy and a Visit to Prešov
12 November 2016 Cooking Lesson in Parma - Traditional Christmas Foods
06 November 2016 C-RS New Jersey Chapter - Annual Dinner
05 November 2016 Let's Visit Prešov - Fort Mill, SC
30 October 2016 35th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration in Uniontown, PA
27 October 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Meet & Greet in Seattle
22 October 2016 Genealogy Research in Cleveland
22 October 2016 4th Rusyn Genealogy and Heritage Conference
18 October 2016 Florida Branch - Let's Visit Presov
17 October 2016 C-RS Participation in the 16th Annual Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Conference
09 October 2016 Carpatho-Rusyns: Myths and Stereotypes - A presentation by Paul Robert Magocsi
08 October 2016 Carpatho-Rusyns: Myths and Stereotypes - A presentation by Paul Robert Magocsi
08 October 2016 NC Branch - Bake, Take, and Freeze for the Holidays
07 October 2016 European Ukraine or Eurasian Russia - Presentation by Magocsi
02 October 2016 C-RS at Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary
25 September 2016 New Jersey Chapter Presents St Michael’s Festival
24 September 2016 Church Commemorative Books: An Overlooked Genealogical Resource
24 September 2016 Colors of the Carpathians: Day Seminar
19 September 2016 Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir
18 September 2016 C-RS National Goals for the Present and Future
10 September 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Booth at St. Ann International Day and Carnival
10 September 2016 4th Annual Youngstown/Warren/Sharon Chapter Rusyn/Slovak Picnic & Vatra (Bonfire)
28 August 2016 C-RS Cleveland Chapter at the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
05 August 2016 23rd Annual Rusyn Food Festival
30 July 2016 8th Annual Southwest Vatra Piknik
09 July 2016 C-RS Participation in Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade
09 July 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society at the Youngstown State University Festival of Arts
18 June 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society at Simply Slavic
16 June 2016 Cemeteries, Tombstones, and More
11 June 2016 40th Annual Slavjane Folk Ensemble Concert
06 June 2016 On This Day: Play Festival - Sponsored by Theatre Britain
04 June 2016 The American Dukhnovych: The Life and Work of Emil Kubek
28 May 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe
21 May 2016 Pittsburgh-Style Oldies
21 May 2016 Interactive Genealogy Workshop
15 May 2016 Screening of "Changed by Thalerhof"
03 May 2016 Sing-along with Jerry Jumba
 The Carpatho-Rusyn Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to manifesting Carpatho-Rusyn culture in the United States and supporting Rusyn culture in the Homeland in east central Europe.  It works to educate Rusyns and non-Rusyns about Rusyn culture and history, and to support the development of Rusyn culture on both sides of the Atlantic.   As a membership organization, it boasts over 1,800 members worldwide who support the organization's work through their annual contributions of dues as well as voluntary contributions to funds that support Rusyn cultural development abroad as well as humanitarian aid for Rusyn communities in Europe.


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