We hope you can join as for a weekend of festivities at the C-RS Cultural Center. As the space is limited (300 seats), please make your reservations early.
Friday, 17 May 2019
6:30 p.m. - Dance Group Slavjane
7:00 p.m. - Concert by Harmonia Band
Tickets: $15.00 purchased in advance
Saturday, 18 May 2019
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Meet & Greet - Hungarian Reformed Church (across from Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center). Please come and joins us for brunch. This is a perfect opportunity to socialize & get to know each other. Event is free.
11:00 a.m.- Rusyn Bus tour of Pittsburgh, seats are limited to 40…price: $30.00
Pittsburgh played a pivotal role in the development of the Carpatho Rusyn community -- locally, nationally and internationally. Join this bus tour lead by president emeritus John Righetti and visit 4 key locations:
1. The childhood home of Andy Warhol
2. St John Chrysostom Church in “Ruska Dolyna” – Rusyn Valley
3. St Michael Church in Rankin PA – original building and site of much activity in the church splits between Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox
4. The National Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural and Educational Center – formerly the first Rusyn Cathedral in America that played a key role in the development of Czechoslovakia and much more
11:00 a.m. - "Wooden Churches of the Carpatho-Rusyns" - Dr. Michele Parvensky will present a discussion & slide show of the various types of architecture of the wooden churches of the Carpatho-Rusyns in Eastern Europe Event is free and will be held at the Hungarian Reformed Church.
1:00 p.m. - "I am Carpatho-Rusyn, I lived in five difference countries and never moved - Why were there 5 different countries an how did it affect my life?" - Karen Varian's presentation takes us through the life of a Carpatho-Rusyn who was born in Austro-Hungary, went to school in Czechoslovakia, was married in Hungary, worked in the Soviet Union, and was buried in the Ukraine. Event is free and will be held at the Hungarian Reformed Church.
6:00 p.m. - Banquet & Dance
Family style dinner catered by Emil's Restaurant
Dance Music provided by Harmonia Band
Price: $55.00 purchased in advance
Sunday, 19 May 2019
11:00 a.m. - Annual Meeting of C-RS Members (members only)
Side note: Cleveland chapter is sponsoring a tour of Rusyn sites in Cleveland May 16th, for details go to Cleveland Tour.
Hotel Accommodations - a block of rooms have been reserved at the Comfort Inn of West Mifflin and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, they are on a first come first served bases.
Comfort Inn of West Mifflin, 1340 Lebanon Church Road, West Mifflin PA 15122, GROUP NUMBER: 3635461. To reserve a room at the special rate of $87.20 plus tax, please call: 412-653-6600 or 412-650-6011. You must give them our GROUP NUMBER: 3635461 in order to get the discount.
Holiday Inn, 3122 Lebanon Church Road, West Mifflin PA 15122. To reserve a room at the special rate of $89.00 plus tax, please call 412-469-1900 and specify you are with the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.
Several registration packages are available, and registration can be done online.
To register for the 25th online, click on the link at the bottom of this page.