2012 Schedule of Events
Disney Performing Arts .............. 12:30 PM, March 2nd
Walt Disney World Resort
Waterside Stage, Downtown Disney
For the third year, PÁS will become a part of Disney World's tradition of Magic Music Days, debuting a new 25-minute program.
Please note that admission to the show and Downtown Disney is free. For additional information about this event click here. To learn more about Disney's Magic Music Days click here.
60th Annual Slovak Day............. 10:00 AM, March 4th
Slovak Winter Garden Complex
3110 Howell Branch Road
Winter Park, FL
PÁS will present a 25 minute program of songs and dances from many regions of Slovakia. Festivities begin with a Mass celebrated in Slovak; celebrant to be announced. Following the liturgy, a delicious luncheon featuring a variety of homemade Slovak culinary specialties will be served in the social hall. Music for dancing and listening pleasure will be provided throughout the day. Guests may also visit the collections located in the Slovak Museum located on the grounds.
Tickets prices for the luncheon to be announced. Doors open at 10:00 AM. To make reservations or for more information about the 59th Annual Slovak Day please call (407) 677-6894. For additional information about PÁS's performance at this event click here. For more information about the Slovak Gardens in Winter Park, FL click here.
Sign-A-Thon 2012 ..................................... April 14th
100 Robinson Centre Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
PÁS performs for the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) Sign-A-Thon 2011, which will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2011 from noon-3pm at Robinson Mall. The Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing communities are all invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing, entertainment, information tables, children's crafts, and more! For more information about this event and HDS click here.
New! Opera Theatre Summerfest Fringe Festival .................................... 5:30 - 6:00 PM, July 7th
Hillman Center for Performing Art
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
The SummerFest Fringe includes Free Family Fun Afternoons. Families are invited to the grounds of The Hillman Center for Performing Art for afternoon activities, outdoor performances and fun, featuring animals, singers, dancers, magicians and more for kids of all ages. Fabled Table, Opera Theater SummerFest June 29-July 15SummerFest’s official caterer partner, will provide pre-ordered and on-site picnic fare.
For tickets and additional info click here.
Slovak Day at Kennywood Park ..... 5:00 PM, July 19th
West Mifflin, PA
PÁS performs a new program each year at Kennywood's Slovak Day.
Additional event highlights include performances by the Pittsburgh Slovakians, a display created by the PÁS Junior Group, the Slovak Food Kitchen featuring traditional Slovak entrees and delicacies, and a Slovak Mass. More details coming soon.
For tickets and additional info click here.
International Village .................. 8:30 PM August 16th
Performance location: Main Stage
Ornament & Craft Sale ... 3:00-11:00 PM, Aug. 14, 15, 16th
International Village Main Pavilion
This annual international 3-day heritage festival includes, ethnic foods, items for sale, and performances. Look for PÁS's booth at the Craft Pavilion, where we will be selling Christmas ornaments and other gifts from Slovakia. For more information about this event click here. Additional details to be announced.
New! Turtle Creek Association of Churches International Festival .......................... August 17th
Turtle Creek, PA
Details to be announced.
New Jersey Slovak Festival .............................
.......................... Weekend of September 21st - 23rd
PÁS will perform on Sunday, September 23rd. Christmas ornaments will also be available for purchase. Stay tuned for additional details.
New! Czech and Slovak Heritage Association Annual Festival .......................October 28th, 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Baltimore 45 Association, Inc. Hall
(Formerly Tall Cedars Hall)
2501 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville, Maryland 21234
Festival Features include Dinner by Bohemian Catering,
traditional dances by CSHA Children's Language School, a performance by PÁS, a Children's Corner, dancing to music by Joy of Maryland, and vendor exhibits. Admission is $5.00.
To order tickets or view more information click here.
__PÁS represents Slovak culture as part of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Symphony's program theme of “Going Abroad” at North Hills Junior High, Pittsburgh, PA
PÁS Men performing the Ax Dance for
Disney's Performing Arts, Downtown Disney
The PÁS Junior and Malý (small) groups sing at
Kennywood's Slovak Day, Pittsburgh, PA
PÁS performs a dance from Eastern Slovakia at the Slovak Vigilia at Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Fairchance, PA
21st Annual Slovak Heritage Festival ......................
............................................ 2:00 PM November 6th
University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning, Commons Room
This event is from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and features musical performances by folk dancing groups and singers as well as cultural displays and lectures. Slovak Food will be available for sale, as well as a variety of items from Slovak and East European import vendors. Free Admission. For more information about this event click here.
Slovak Vigília........................ 6:00 PM, December 7th
Saints Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church
50 N. Morgantown Street
Fairchance, PA 15436
The Vigília (va-LĒĒ-yah), "vigil", is the Slovak Christmas Eve Holy Supper (Christmas eve dinner) and is a meatless meal to commemorate Christ’s birth. Without a doubt, it is one of the most awaited and alluring days of the Christmas season. The Slovak people call it “štědrý večer” – meaning “bountiful evening.” It is a meatless meal of traditional foods. PAS will provide Slovak dancing and singing.
If interested in attending, please RSVP to: Jean Thompson, (724) 564-2641, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seton Hill Advent Service ..... 4:00 PM, December 9th
Seton Hill University
The PÁS Liturgical dance group performs during this annual Advent celebration hosted by the Sisters of Charity. The event begins at 2:30 PM and includes refreshments, followed by a beautiful prayer service featuring a mix of music, prayer, and dance.
Additional performances coming soon!
For more information about our scheduled events please contact us at PASFolkensemble@gmail.com.
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