New Years Eve Slovenska Pristava

New Years Eve again at Pristava

The Board of Slovenska Pristava cordially invites members and friends for a New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2016. Doors at the Laushe Hall will open at 6:30 pm, dinner starts at 7:30 pm. Reservations the dinner are $35. Please call 440-537-1941 no later than 12/26.
A buffet style champagne dinner will be served by Joe Tavčar and staff.  Sausage and kraut will be available after midnight. Our popular Pristava musicians will provide entertainment throughout the evening. A cash bar with regular pristava prices will be available.
In case of bad weather the party will be moved to St. Mary’s Hall in Collinwood.

Sivestrovanje na Slovenski pristavi

Odbor Slovenske pristave vabi vse člane in prijatelje na Silvestrovanje 31. Decembra v Lausche-tovi dvorani na Pristavi. Začetek ob 6:30, večerja ob 7:30. Cena večerje $ 35 in za rezervacijo pokličite 440-537-1941 najkasneje do 26. decembra.
“Buffet style” večerjo bo pripravil Jože Tavčar, šampanjec ob polnoči in prigrizek preden odidete domov.
Za ples in prijetno poslušanje poskrbijo Pristavski muzikantje. Točilnica bo ponudila pijače za gotovino.
V primeru slabega vremena bo zabava v dvorani Marije vnebovzete v Collinwoodu.

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“Cockta, the drink of our and your youth.”

“Cockta, the drink of our and your youth.”cockta

Wednesday December 14
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Slovenian Museum and Archives
6407 St. Clair

“Cockta, the drink of our and your youth.” The exhibit, which was kindly provided and translated by Slovene Ethnographic Museum, will take you through the history of the most known Slovenian pop drink and counter to Coca-Cola, Cockta.

Every visitor will be able to try it and learn something new about our beloved drink, which was invented 63-years ago. Come and have some fun at the Slovenian Museum and Archives. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking in the back of the building of Slovenian National Home or in front of the Museum. The event is organized by Slovenian Museum and Archives and Center for Slovenian Studies at Cleveland State University.

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Vlado Kreslin Cleveland, Ohio


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Cleveland Public Library

Now on display at the Cleveland Public Library Main Building.

3rd Floor: Fine Arts includes art, architecture, and music. This floor also houses Special Collections which includes the John G. White Collection of Folklore, Orientalia, and Chess, “the largest and most comprehensive chess library in the world.” The Cleveland Digital Public Library (ClevDPL) opened on this floor on February 14, 2015. ClevDPL preserves and conserves library collections. Also, ClevDPL helps the library, its patrons, and its institutional partners to digitize and display collections through the library’s Digital Gallery.


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City of Cleveland is “All In”

allinCity of Cleveland is “All In” as we “Rally Together” to Host World Series and Cavaliers Home Opener

Monday, October 24, 2016

CLEVELAND – The World Series has returned to the City of Cleveland as the Cleveland Indians begin a best-of-seven series with the Chicago Cubs. The City of Cleveland and our Downtown area partners are excited to welcome visitors and baseball fans from all over the world for Games 1 and 2.
The first game of the 2016 World Series begins on Tuesday, October 25th at 8:08 p.m. at Progressive Field with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. That same night the Cleveland Cavaliers will open their 2016-2017 season against the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. in Quicken Loans arena. There will be a free, public event in the parking lot outside Quicken Loans Arena between Huron Road and Prospect Avenue beginning 2:00 p.m.
Anticipated crowds at these events combined with the evening work commute will cause traffic delays. In order to improve traffic flow, the Division of Police will be implementing “NO PARKING” designations in the following areas on both sides of the listed street for Game 1 and Game 2 of the World Series:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East14th Street.
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue.
  • Bolivar Road from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
  • East 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.
  • East 4th Street from Huron Road to Prospect Avenue.

This parking ban will be in effect both Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  Additionally, no parking will be permitted on the north side of West Huron Street will from Ontario Street to Superior Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 am both Tuesday and Wednesday.  This area will be used as a vehicle drop-off and pick-up location. Once these vehicles drop-off they will need to exit the area and find another location to park.

The City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following offer the following tips to improve your visit and downtown experience:

Gateway East Garage closed to daily and monthly parking. Gateway East Garage will be operating in a “Day Game” situation on Tuesday, October 25th.  No cash parking or monthly parking passes will be permitted. Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavilers game-day pass parking will be permitted. This is for Tuesday, October 25th only.

Be cautious of counterfeit tickets. The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers of the street is high during the World Series. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. Tickets for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Championship Series on Friday and Saturday are sold out, but purchasing from other sources besides is done at the buyer’s risk.

Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. The Indians are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.

Arrive early, stay late. In order to ensure that you arrive at your destination without missing a second of the action, plan your commute beforehand and allow yourself extra travel time. There are plenty of great places to eat and enjoy the City of Cleveland nightlife after the game. For a list of options please visit

If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

Ride RTA. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is expanding service for all World Series games and watch parties. Staff is also gearing up to serve Cavaliers fans on Tuesday, October 25th, by adding extra trains and extending rush-hour service. RTA employees will be on hand to direct customers and sell a $5 round-trip, commemorative World Series pass at the busiest stations.

Service on all rail lines will operate up to 60 minutes after the game or watch parties end, even if the game goes into extra innings. The Walkway opens at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th to accommodate both Cavs and Indians fans. Many Rapid stations offer free parking. Please follow the signs and park legally. Visit to plan your trip.

The Bureau of Traffic will supplement their customary allotment of traffic enforcement officers with additional police officers and traffic controllers to facilitate traffic in and out of downtown and to assist with pedestrian traffic. Numerous officers will be detailed to the area during the event for added security and crowd control.

The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to encourage everyone to download the OHGO app from the Ohio Department of Transportation to see real-time traffic speeds, hundreds of live traffic cameras, and travel delay times. Users can also set up custom traffic alerts.

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Concert – St. Cyril’s Church New York


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V želji, da se ohrani slovenska kulturna zapuščina slovenskih izseljencev, ki so v ZDA našli svoj novi dom, si slovensko veleposlaništvo v Washingtonu in generalni konzulat v Clevelandu prizadevata, da se pomembni zakladi naše zgodovine ne bi izgubili. V dveh stoletjiih so Slovenci v ZDA zgradili cerkve, domove, društva, oblikovali glasbene in gledališke skupine, organizirali ogromno prireditev in kulturnih dogodkov ter se drugače udejstvovali, o čemer priča številno gradivo.img_0807

Ker se to s časom žal počasi izgublja, bi bila velika škoda, če se spomin na njihovo delo, s katerim so gojili slovensko kulturo, jezik, dediščino in vero, ne bi ohranil. Zaradi zapiranj nekaterih slovenskih cerkva in drugih kulturnih ustanov si veleposlaništvo in generalni konzulat prizadevata, da za prihodnje rodove ohranimo spomin na bogato prisotnost Slovencev v ZDA.

Tako prosimo, da nas konktaktirate, v kolikor želite z nami deliti fotografije, razglednice, pisma, stare LP plošče ali kakršnokoli drugo zanimivo arhivsko gradivo starejše od 50 let, za katerega menite, da bi utegnilo biti pomembno za Arhiv Slovenije, Slovenski muzej in arhiv v Clevelandu ali druge slovenske muzeje in raziskovalne inštitute. Ne bi namreč želeli, da se ti dokumenti in pričevanja izgubijo ali celo zavržejo. Prizadevanja za ohranjanje slovenske materialne kulturne dediščine v svetu podpira tudi Urad Vlade RS za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu.

Za vsa vprašanja smo vam na voljo na naslovu: 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 ali na e-mail naslovu ali ali pa pokličite na tel. števiko 202 386 6621 (Nuška), oz. 202 386 6617 (Borut).

Z lepimi pozdravi,

Dr. Božo Cerar, veleposlanik


Dear Sir or Madam,

In the hope to preserve cultural legacy of Slovenian migrants who found new home in the US, the Slovenian Embassy in Washington and Consualate General in Cleveland, aim to do what they can to save some of the important treasures left behind before they get lost forever. In the past two centuries, the Slovenes in the US have built churches, social homes, clubs, they formed music and theater groups, and organized a great deal of cultural events, which have been well documented.img_0808

With the passing of time we are, unfortunately slowly but surely, losing the memory of their work, with which they nurtured Slovenian culture, language, heritage and religion. As a result of closures of Slovenian churches and other cultural institutions, it would have been a great pity to lose it altogether. Hence the Embassy and the Consulate seek ways to preserve the rich memory of Slovenian presence in the United States for future generations.

Therefore please contact us if you would like to share with us your photographs, postcards, letters, old LPs or any other archival material older than 50 years, which you think might be of interest for the Slovenian Archives or other Slovenian museums, including Slovenian Museum and Archives in Cleveland. We very much hope that this precious material will not be discarded, as it was so often the case, but rather preserved.

For and additional queries we are available at the following address: 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, e-mail address: or or call tel. number: 202 386 6621 (Nuška) or 202 386 6617 (Borut).

With kind regards,

Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar

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Slovenian Immigration in Minnesota Since 1855

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Special Exhibit Opening Event

Slovenian Immigration in Minnesota Since 1855

Sunday, October 16, 1-3 pm


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