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, May 17
SLAVJANE FOLK ENSEMBLE
6:30 p.m. | Cultural Center
CONCERT BY HARMONIA BAND
7:00 p.m. | Cultural Center
Tickets: $15.00 purchased in advance. Visit http://www.harmoniaband.com for more information.
Saturday, May 18
MEET AND GREET WITH PROF. PAUL ROBERT MAGOCSI
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m | Hungarian Reformed Church
Please come join us for brunch - this is a perfect opportunity to meet Professor Magocsi, socialize, and get to know each other! Free event located across the street from the Cultural Center.
RUSYN BUS TOUR
11:00 a.m. | Pickup at the Cultural Center - $30/person.
Pittsburgh played a pivotal role in the development of the Carpatho-Rusyn community -- locally, nationally and internationally. Join this bus tour led by John Righetti, and visit 4 key locations:
- The childhood home of Andy Warhol
- St John Chrysostom Church in “Ruska Dolyna” – Rusyn Valley
- St Michael Church in Rankin, PA – original building and site of much activity in the church splits between Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox
- 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!
WOODEN CHURCHES OF THE CARPATHO-RUSYNS
11:00 a.m.| Hungarian Reformed Church
Dr. Michele Parvensky will present a discussion and slide show of the various types of architecture of the wooden churches of the Carpatho-Rusyns in Eastern Europe - Free event.
I AM CARPATHO-RUSYN, I LIVED IN FIVE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND NEVER MOVED
1:00 P.M. | Hungarian Reformed Church
“Why were there 5 different countries and 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 Ukraine.
AWARDS DINNER AND DANCE HONORING PROF. PAUL ROBERT MAGOCSI AND ROBERT HANICH, M.D.
6:00 p.m. | Cultural Center
Family style dinner catered by Emil’s Restaurant. The Harmonia Band will provide dance music.
Price: $55.00 purchased in advance.
Sunday, May 19
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS (MEMBERS ONLY)
11:00 a.m. | Cultural Center
Participate in our annual meeting to receive the latest organization updates, discuss goals and accomplishments and give us your valuable input!
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn of West Mifflin and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, they are on a first come first served basis.
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.
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 do so, click on the link at the bottom of this page.