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    • 30 September 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Cantina 1511 Restaurant, 770 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC (Off 485)

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

    1:30 – 3:30

    Cantina 1511 Restaurant

    770 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC  (Off 485)

    at the northern end of Stonecrest Shopping Center 

    Special Guest Luncheon

    Come meet our special guest, Magda Braun. Magda currently is a South Carolina resident who lived in Prešov after the war years from 1948 thru 1965. Magda will share her experiences as a young Jewish girl living in Prešov during these years with memories and photos. Come and broaden your horizons and learn about another culture that lived among Carpatho-Rusyns and the difficulties they all experienced.

    Reservations are a must! Seating is limited!

    Please respond by September 23rd

    to this email or call: Bonnie at 440.729.2045


    • 03 October 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Webster Library | 1465 York Avenue, NY, NY 10075

    New York’s “Little Bohemia” Its Culture/Its Library

    Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 PM

    Webster Library | 1465 York Avenue, NY, NY 10075

    For much of first half of the last century, Manhattan’s “Yorkville” was an insular cluster of Central and Eastern European communities, principal among them Czech (Bohemian, Moravian), Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn. While these communities independently developed many social, religious and cultural organizations of their own, the Webster Library (or more popularly, the “Bohemian”), founded in 1897 and incorporated into the NYPL in 1903, served both as a nationally significant repository of Czech and Slovak publications, and as a hub for community cultural activities and a place of "acculturation” of the immigrant populations to the “New World.” In this illustrated presentation, Edward Kasinec--himself a one-time resident of the Bohemian “Riviera”--reflects on the post-World War I history of the community and Webster, and the fate of its vernacular collections in the wake of the transformation and gentrification of the Upper East Side and its Yorkville neighborhood.

    • 06 October 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 285 French Hill Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470



    George Papawick

    How One Man Changed Manville

    by Patricia L. Papawick Beronio 

    Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 1:30 PM 

    Our own Pat Papawick Beronio discusses her book, George Papawick: How One Man Changed Manville. She describes her family’s Carpatho-Rusyn story from their journey to America to her father becoming the Mayor of Manville, NJ. Her book was chosen by the Somerset County (NJ) Cultural & Heritage Commission for an award for Preservation of History by a publication.  It was also accepted by the U.S. Library of Congress, the NJ State Library, the Rutgers Alexander Library, and several local libraries. 

    Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 285 French Hill Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470

    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 website at  https://carpathorusynsociety.wildapricot.org/

    Directions: Take Route 46 to the Riverview Drive Exit in the direction of Wayne. Continue on Riverview Drive past the traffic light at Valley Road. Riverview Drive becomes French Hill Rd. Proceed 0.6 mi. to the Church. Turn left into the Church parking lot.

    Public Transportation – The Church is served by NJT bus route 197.

    • 13 October 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • KING’S COLLEGE 133 N. River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents the

    6th Annual Rusyn Genealogy & Heritage Conference

    In the Steps of Your Rusyn Roots


    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 from 9am to 4pm


    133 N. River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


    John Righetti, “Carpatho-Rusyns -Where we've been, where we are going"

    Dr. Elena Boudovskaia,   “Life in the Olden Times”

    Dean Poloka,   Carpatho-Rusyn Music, Song, and Dance Explained

    Also included:

    Documentation Interpretation, Rusyn Items for Sale, basket raffle &  More!

    $45 registration includes breakfast, lunch & refreshments

    Space is Limited. Please RSVP by October 5th to Sharon Jarrow (shangp@rcn.com ¨ 610-759-2628)


    # of attendees: _____

    Name(s) of attendee(s): ______________________________________________________________

    Phone(s): ________________________                       Email(s): __________________________________

    Make checks payable to: C-RS Eastern PA Chapter

    Return completed Registration Form & $45 registration fee to: Sharon Jarrow ¨ 599 Fehr Rd ¨Nazareth, PA 18064

    • 21 October 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural and Educational Center, 915 Dickson St, Munhall, PA15120

    Sunday, October 21, Munhall, PA

    C-RS Annual National Meeting, 1 pm at the Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural and Educational Center, 915 Dickson St, Munhall, PA15120. Please mark your calendars!

    • 26 October 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 28 October 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bohemian National Hall, 4939 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

    October 26-28, Cleveland, OH

    The Cleveland chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is joining in with various Czech and Slovak cultural and fraternal groups such as Ceska Sin Sokol, Cleveland Bratislava Sister Cities, and Sokol Greater Cleveland to celebrate the founding of the country of Czechoslovakia in 1918. On Saturday there will be a free open house from 11 am to 5pm with various displays, children’s activities such as a mushroom hunt, puppet shows, folk dance performances and children’s dance lessons. Luncheon foods will be for sale. There will be a wreath in the Czech, Rusyn and Slovak cultural gardens on Sunday followed by a banquet at 3 pm. Ticket information about reserving a meal will be forthcoming. Come bring your family and expose them to some Eastern European culture this weekend. All activities will take place at the Bohemian National Hall, 4939 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio except for the wreath laying in the gardens.For more information and the schedule, call (440) 725-8676 or (440) 331-3856.

    • 03 November 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cru Restaurant & Wine Bar, 7201 Bishop Road/The Shops at Legacy, Plano, Texas 75024

    Saturday, November 3, Plano, TX

    The C-RS Dallas chapter presents "2018 Dallas Slavic Heritage Luncheon" from 1-4pm at Cru Restaurant & Wine Bar, 7201 Bishop Road/The Shops at Legacy, Plano, Texas 75024. A delicious lunch of buffet stations will be served to attendees. 

    Special Guests include representatives of Dallas area Rusyn, Czech, Ukrainian, Slovak, and Russian cultural organizations.  Professor Paul Robert Magocsi will be the keynote speaker and  the Ukrainian Chair at the University of Toronto will discuss the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia. Performances by The Czech Folk and by Jagoda Polish Dancers will round out the afternoon.  

    Ticketholders to the Luncheon are invited to a V.I.P. Morning Coffee and Book Signing with Professor Magocsi from 10:30-noon at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano Texas 75093. Rusyn ethnicity will be the topic at this pre-event festivity.
    • 04 November 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Russian Hall, 4-6 Woodhull Avenue Little Falls, New Jersey

    Annual Heritage Celebration Dinner 

    The John Mihalasky Award

    Honoree: Prof. Paul Best

    His maternal grandparents had emigrated from the Austrian Crownland of Galicia in the 1890s They were Ivan Perun of the Village of Pankna (Petna) and Yustina Pidberezhnak of Bortne (Bartne), south of Gorlice, in the central Lemko Region. Since 2009 he has been able to concentrate on his principal interest, Carpathian Rus': publishing the now 88-year-old periodical, Karpatska Rus', giving lectures, speaking at professional meetings and running the Carpathian [research] Institute, the Lemko Association, and the New England Carpatho-Rusyn Society. 


    A Musical duo featuring Joseph Jurasi and Maria Jurasi for your listening and dancing pleasure.

    Historical/Genealogical Exhibits by Kathryn & Tom Peters

    Basket Raffle/50-50/Ethnic Foods

    Sunday, November 4, 2018  from 12:30 4:30 pm

    Socializing from 12:30 to 1:00. Dinner begins at 1:00 PM

    Russian Hall, 4-6 Woodhull Avenue

    Little Falls, New Jersey 

    Directions: Route 46 to Route 23 S., left at third light (Bradford), Russian Hall on corner of Bradford and Woodhull. Public transportation – Bus #195.

    Please make your check payable to “C-RS”, detach the bottom of this page and mail your form and check to

    Betty Short, 2201 Conrad Way, Somerset, NJ 08873 in the enclosed envelope

    For additional information, please call Jim Huratiak at 267-421-3210. 

    Thank you for supporting our chapter activities!

    Kindly reply before October 19, 2018

    Please list names of attendees on the back of the return sheet. 

    Name:  _____________________________________    e-mail: ______________________________________

    Address: _______________________________________________________ phone: ____________________

    Number Attending:     Members         _____  @ $35  = $      _____

                                        Non-Member   _____  @ $38  = $      _____

                                        Children (9-12) _____            @ $15  = $      _____                        Children Under 9, Free

    Program Book:

    Benefactor $100 _____       Sponsor $75 _____      Patron $50  _____      Friend $25_____      Other $ _____     

    Name as you would like it to appear in the program book: __________________________________________


    Total Enclosed  $_____

    Jim Huratiak

    Media Director

    C-RS New Jersey Chapter

    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.

    • 25 November 2018
    • City of Bethlehem PA

    Sunday, November 25, Bethlehem, PA

    The Eastern PA chapter will once again partcipate in the City of Bethlehem's "Ethnic Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" by decorating a Rusyn tree.  Check back for the location and additional information. 

Past events

16 September 2018 Cleveland Chapter: One World Day at Cleveland Cultural Gardens
15 September 2018 Youngstown chapter: Annual Vatra
15 September 2018 Youngstown Chapter's Annual Vatra
06 September 2018 Slavjane Folk Ensemble is holding an open meet and greet at the Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center
18 August 2018 Eastern PA Chapter: WOODEN CHURCHES OF THE RUSYNS
04 August 2018 New England Chapter: THALERHOF COMMEMORATION DAY- 2018
22 July 2018 Cleveland Chapter presents the 2nd annual "Dining with Duchnovich"
15 July 2018 Eastern PA Chapter - St Ann's Slavic Festival Participation
30 June 2018 NEW JERSEY CHAPTER: "The Origins of Carpatho-Rusyns. Are we Vikings or Cossacks?"
24 June 2018 Cleveland Chapter: The Differences and Similarities Between Rusyns and Slovaks
10 June 2018 C-RS President Emeritus John Righetti - Being Carpatho-Rusyn …its complicated!
31 May 2018 100th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Agreement
20 May 2018 New England Chapter: What is the origin of our people?
13 May 2018 Savannah, GA Event: Presents Our Rusyn Identity
12 May 2018 Lake Michigan Chapter presents -EVEN TEARS WERE NOT ENOUGH- A Documentary by John Righetti and Maria Silvestri
12 May 2018 Slavjane Folk Ensemble in Concert May 12
29 April 2018 Cleveland Chapter: “Tips and Tricks on Using FamilySearch.org in Your Eastern European Genealogy Research”
29 April 2018 Youngstown/Warren/Sharon Chapter Sponsors: “Wooden Churches of Rusyn Areas In Eastern Europe”
28 April 2018 C-RS Dallas Chapter: "Painting Warhol"
26 April 2018 The Anna Donson Memorial Scholarship
20 April 2018 Inaugural Art Exhibit at Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center “Four Artists Walk Into a Church”
24 March 2018 Carpatho-Rusyn Society/ Pacific Northwest Branch Sponsored Pysanky Making Workshop.
18 March 2018 Meet and Greet with Bishop Milan Lach, SJ
03 March 2018 Dallas Chapter presents “Rusyns: A People Surviving With Changing Borders”
25 February 2018 Youngstown/Warren/Sharon Presents: Even Tears Were Not Enough
04 February 2018 Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast and MyHeritage” by Sunny Morton
13 January 2018 Winter in the Carpathian Mountains - Sponsored by the C-RS Florida Branch
27 December 2017 Dallas Chapter: 4th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Christmas Dinner & Party
09 December 2017 Carpatho-Rusyn Society Eastern Carolinas Branch - A Carpatho-Rusyn Christmas Season
02 December 2017 Traditional Rusyn Christmas Season
26 November 2017 Christmas in South Bethlehem – An Ethnic Experience
19 November 2017 Honoring our Veterans Film documentary on life of Sergeant Michael Strank "Our Flag Still Waves"
19 November 2017 Winter in the Carpathian Mountains
18 November 2017 Eastern PA Chapter Sponsored -“Tales of the Gubi”
15 November 2017 Eastern PA Chapter Sponsors "Andy and the Rusyns"
11 November 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Converting Many Forms of Media to Digital Format
05 November 2017 Annual Heritage Celebration Dinner - The John Mihalasky Award - Honoree: Richard Laychock
29 October 2017 C-RS Annual National Meeting
28 October 2017 Dallas Chapter Presents: Read and Write Rusyn
26 October 2017 CARPATHO-RUSYN DAY - Cleveland City Hall
19 October 2017 Eastern European Congress of Ohio Present by the Youngstown/Warren/Sharon Chapter
18 October 2017 Rusyn Historical Bus Tour of Pittsburgh
15 October 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Iconography
14 October 2017 "Carpatho-Rusyns: Traditional Magic in the Village"
30 September 2017 Even Tears Were Not Enough
30 September 2017 5th Annual Rusyn Genealogy and Heritage Conference
17 September 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Presentation on Vistula Operation
16 September 2017 The Pennsylvania Rusyn Experience
09 September 2017 Beginning Genealogy And Exploring Eastern European Ancestry
27 August 2017 One World Day
26 August 2017 Vatra Time in Ohio
23 July 2017 Dining With Duchnovich
17 June 2017 Nick Kupensky presents Father Kubek
10 June 2017 41st annual Slavjane Folk Ensemble Concert
03 June 2017 "Solid, Work-Hardened Slavs" Margaret Bourke-White’s Rusyn Photographs By Nick Kupensky
03 June 2017 The Vatra is Coming!!
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

Carpatho-Rusyn Society

915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929

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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