About Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota (Sokol MN) is affiliated with American Sokol, which grew out of an international movement founded in Prague in 1862 by Dr. Miroslav Tyrš.
Our unit was formed in 1882, and we are a social, cultural, educational
and gymnastic organization. Through our many social
activities and educational programs, we seek to preserve and
transmit the vitality of our Czech, Slovak and immigrant
heritage to future generations.
The historicČesko-SlovanskýPodporujícíSpolek (C.S.P.S.) Hall at 383 Michigan Street in the West Seventh neighborhoods of Saint Paul has been our home since 1879, and the focal point for our activities in Saint Paul since the current building was built in 1887. It was declared a National and State Historic Site in 1977, placed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and is the longest serving Czech-Slovak cultural center in the United States, and oldest fitness center, theater and immigrant national hall in the State of Minnesota.
Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota welcomes all who share an interest in history, culture, gymnastics and good fellowship. You need not be Czech or Slovak to be a member.
C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall Capital Campaign:
thanks to all who make our fundraising $50,000 challenge grant a success!
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Czech that Film!
Five Czech films: June 24 – 28
with English subtitles
The Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul Saint Anthony Main Theatre 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis Website:
Fair Play / Fair Play Wednesday, June 24 - 7:00 p.m. Andrea Sedláčková, director and screenwriter (2014, 100 min.)
Pojedeme k moři / To See the Sea Thursday, June 25 - 7:00 p.m. (2014, 90 min.) with special guest Jiří Mádl, director and screenwriter Meet the director after the screening.
Klauni / Clownwise Saturday, June 27 - 1:30 p.m. Viktor Tauš, director (2013, 120 min.)
Zakázané uvolnění / The Icing Saturday, June 27 - 4:30 p.m. Jan Hřebejk, director (2014, 77 min.)
Krásno / Krásno Sunday, June 28 - 1:30 p.m. Ondřej Sokol, director (2014, 119 min.)
The Film Society of Minneapolis-Saint Paul is kindly extending a discounted price to members of Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota, Czech and Slovak Cultural Center, and Czech and Slovak School Twin Cities. Admission: $5. Please tell the box office that you are a member of one of our organizations to receive this special price. (General Admission price: $8.50)
Czech and Slovak Festival:
Sunday, September 27, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Live music, folk dancers, vendors, children’s games, ethnic food, Czech beer, info booths, silent auction. Free Admission. Accessible facilities.
Please check the events calendar for the latest information on all events.
Activities at our historic C.S.P.S Hall include:
- Ethnic dinners featuring fall Czech and spring Slovak Menus
- Cultural celebrations including
Šibřinky (Czech costumed ball) Dance, Czech-Slovak Festival (September 14),
Children's and Adult Christmas parties, and the Festival of Nations
- Monthly meetings with programs
- Spring and Fall pancake breakfast with craft and bake sale
- Children's folk dancing groups and culture camp
- Fitness programming including
young girls' gymnastics program and competitions
- Senior activities (singing, exercise and
including participation in national and international programs
- Educational classes (language, cooking, genealogy)
- Film series and musical events
- Summer garage sale
- Partnerships with Czech/Slovak cultural and historic
organizations including the
Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesotaand the
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
- Gift shop with imported items