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Events scheduled for the month

    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470


    "A Trip to the Homeland" presented by George Napuda

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

    George Napuda is a Trustee of the Eastern PA Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. In the spring of 2016, George visited his ancestral villages around Mukachevo and Uzhhorod, including Klachenevo, Ivanivtsi, Zhukovo, Lochovo and Mukachevo itself. He also visited the convent in Domboku, which he has supported with food, clothes, supplies and money since 1994. He will share the

    highlights of his trip.

    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 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.

    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Asheville, NC

    Presentation in the mountains of Asheville, NC. For address and reservations, please contact Andrea at 828-713-7845 or Carpatho.rus.avl@gmail.com

    What did our Rusyn ancestors do during the very long, very cold

    winter months in the Carpathian Mountains?

    • How did they stay warm?
    • What did they wear?
    • What did they eat?
    • How were the foods prepared?
    • What activities kept them busy?
    • What social activities took place?

    We will cover the period of time between the Feast of the Nativity

    and the Feast of the Resurrection and learn how pagan customs

    became Christian Traditions among the Carpatho-Rusyns.

    Reservations are needed due to limited space.

    Afterwards we will join for dinner at a nearby restaurant.

    • Sunday, April 02, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH

    Sunday April 2, 2017

    Comparison/ Contrast of Easter and other traditions in Europe and the US

    Father Jan Cizmar

    Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH

    2-4 pm


    Open to all

    For more information call 440-331-3856

    • Sunday, April 09, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Polish Home, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

    The Carpatho-Rusyn Society’s Pacific Northwest Branch invites you to an illustrated discussion:

    “A Visit to the Presov region of the Carpathian Mountains”, presented by speakers Bonnie Burke and Dr. Patricia Krafcik, PhD.

    Our speakers will share stories and photos of their experiences at the International Summer School of Rusyn Language and Culture at the University of Presov in Slovakia.

    Bonnie Burke is the C-RS Southern Branch Coordinator. Dr. Krafcik is on the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA (professor of Russian Language and Culture; Slavic Studies; Russian and Slavic Folklore).

    The event will be held in the Capitol Hill neighborhood:

    The Polish Home

    1714 18th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    2:00 - 4:00 PM

    For more information 206-295-4425 or vertigo_latr@mac.com

    • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

    We’ll show you all the ingredients in a Rusyn Easter Basket, and share them with you! (Plus, we will celebrate our Chapter’s 2nd Anniversary!!.....complimentary cake for all included!)

    Bring the whole family! Free admission for the presentation, $5.00 donation requested for each Easter meal ($3.00 for children 12 and under).

    Rusyn t-shirts, books, CDs will be for sale

    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Slovak Gardens, 3110 Howell Branch Road #100, Winter Park, FL

    Come and learn some interesting facts about the two cultures that lived side by side in Slovakia as friends and neighbors. What do they share and what makes them each a distinct culture?

    John Righetti, President Emeritus of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will enlighten us through a newly released video production. After the presentation, Mr. Righetti will be available by Skype to answer questions.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    The event is free and everyone is welcome.

    For more information, call Bonnie at 440 729-2045 or bb@c-rs.org

    • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Parma-Snow Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH

    Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet by Paul Burik

    Mr. Burik was born in Europe and is familiar with several

    languages. He is past president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

    Free and open to all.

    For more information call 440-331-3856

    • Saturday, June 03, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton, OH

    Vatra (outdoor festival)

    Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton, OH

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    12 noon to 8 pm

    Ethnic food, Old Slavonic liturgy, music and sales.

    For more information or to volunteer, call Bob at 330-441-2057.

Past events

Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pysanky Classes for Adults and Children
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Pysanky Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 2017 NEW! C-RS “Coastal”
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Soups’s On! – The Rusyn identity of Andy Warhol
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Uncovering & Publishing the History of PA's Carpatho-Rusyns
Sunday, November 20, 2016 Magic in the Carpathians: The Meaning and Function of Magic in the Lives of Our Ancestors
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society - 2016 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Genealogy and a Visit to Prešov
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Cooking Lesson in Parma - Traditional Christmas Foods
Sunday, November 06, 2016 C-RS New Jersey Chapter - Annual Dinner
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Let's Visit Prešov - Fort Mill, SC
Sunday, October 30, 2016 35th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration in Uniontown, PA
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Meet & Greet in Seattle
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Genealogy Research in Cleveland
Saturday, October 22, 2016 4th Rusyn Genealogy and Heritage Conference
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Florida Branch - Let's Visit Presov
Monday, October 17, 2016 C-RS Participation in the 16th Annual Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Conference
Sunday, October 09, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyns: Myths and Stereotypes - A presentation by Paul Robert Magocsi
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyns: Myths and Stereotypes - A presentation by Paul Robert Magocsi
Saturday, October 08, 2016 NC Branch - Bake, Take, and Freeze for the Holidays
Friday, October 07, 2016 European Ukraine or Eurasian Russia - Presentation by Magocsi
Sunday, October 02, 2016 C-RS at Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary
Sunday, September 25, 2016 New Jersey Chapter Presents St Michael’s Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Church Commemorative Books: An Overlooked Genealogical Resource
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Colors of the Carpathians: Day Seminar
Monday, September 19, 2016 Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir
Sunday, September 18, 2016 C-RS National Goals for the Present and Future
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Booth at St. Ann International Day and Carnival
Saturday, September 10, 2016 4th Annual Youngstown/Warren/Sharon Chapter Rusyn/Slovak Picnic & Vatra (Bonfire)
Sunday, August 28, 2016 C-RS Cleveland Chapter at the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Friday, August 05, 2016 23rd Annual Rusyn Food Festival
Saturday, July 30, 2016 8th Annual Southwest Vatra Piknik
Saturday, July 09, 2016 C-RS Participation in Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade
Saturday, July 09, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society at the Youngstown State University Festival of Arts
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Society at Simply Slavic
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Cemeteries, Tombstones, and More
Saturday, June 11, 2016 40th Annual Slavjane Folk Ensemble Concert
Monday, June 06, 2016 On This Day: Play Festival - Sponsored by Theatre Britain
Saturday, June 04, 2016 The American Dukhnovych: The Life and Work of Emil Kubek
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Carpatho-Rusyn Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Pittsburgh-Style Oldies
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Interactive Genealogy Workshop
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Screening of "Changed by Thalerhof"
Tuesday, May 03, 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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