University of Pittsburgh
October 18, 2010

Pitt to Host 20th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival Nov. 7

The festival will feature song and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, and lectures
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Slovak Studies Program and the Pitt Student Slovak Club will present the 20th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 

The free event, which takes place in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland, will include performances by such local artists as the Pittsburgh Slovakians, Slavjane Folk Ensemble, and the University of Pittsburgh Carpathian Ensemble. Also among the festival’s many performers are the returning professional Slovakian artists the Singing Revil’ak Family and Jozef Ivaska. 

Included in the schedule of events are cultural displays and lectures, as well as a Slovak cooking lesson by Lubos Brieda, creator of slovakcooking.com. Vendors will sell Slovak and East European merchandise as well as ethnic food and pastries. 

The Slovak Heritage Festival asks for donations of baked goods to help defray costs for this free public event. For more information about the festival, contact Christine Metil at 412-624-5906 or metil@pitt.edu. 

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