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:

A $50,000 challenge grant to cool the C.S.P.S. Hall

CSPS Hall signWe need about $100,000 to complete installation of air conditioning
at our National Treasure: the C.S.P.S. Hall.
$30,000 has been matched with cash or pledges;
help us meet the remaining $20,000!

We completed Phase I to make our building user-friendly all seasons of the year. We invite you to donate to help us continue this project in Phase II, as well as the restoration of one of the most venerable institutions in Saint Paul's West End.

Keep our sign beaming brightly!

1. Send a check to:

Sokol MN 383 Michigan Street, Saint Paul, 55102
memo “Legacy Fund”

2. Transfer stock:

inquire at finance@sokolmn.org or 651 297 9000

3. Click the Legacy Fund Button to contribute your match online!

Contribute to our general fund!

Make your membership payment!

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2015 Events

Pancake Breakfast with Craft and Bake Sales: Sunday, March 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$7 adult; $5 child under 9; $22 family of four. No reservations needed. Pre-order koláče: 651-290-0542. Reserve a craft table: 651-426-2826 or events@sokolmn.org

April 10: Miss Czech-Slovak USA 2014-15
Morgan McMichen visits Sokol MN 7-9 pm ($10)

Bringing Culture and Fitness: Morgan is in Minnesota for the Miss Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant in New Prague on Saturday, April 11, where two Sokol Minnesota members will join her as judges: Ed Hamernik and Marit Lee Kucera.
7 p.m.: Morgan will be in crown, sash, and kroj for meet-and-greet and pictures.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: ZUMBA® with the Queen, Morgan’s fundraiser to help finance her trip to the Czech Republic and Slovakia this coming summer. She includes Czech and Slovak dances in her ZUMBA® routines. If you are unable to attend, but want to support Morgan, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/missczechslovakus

Czech Films at the International Film Festival April 9-25

Šibřinky: Saturday, April 18, 4 - 10 p.m.
Supper and dance: Dale Pexa Band; children, teen, and adult folk dancers; food for sale; cash bar. $10/advance (by 4/11, mail check made out to Sokol MN to 3704 Denmark Ave, Eagan, MN 55123). $12/door.

Family Fun Activities: Sundays, 4 p.m.:
March 15; Saturdays, 11 a.m.: April 4, May 16.
Potluck supper and activities. Fun for all ages.

Festival of Nations, April 30 - May 3
Saint Paul RiverCentre, downtown Saint Paul. Enjoy Czech and Slovak food and culture; children, teen, and adult folk dancers on stage.

Garage Sale: Thursday, May 14, noon - 7 p.m. and Friday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$5 bag noon Friday. Drop off: Wednesday, May 13, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Early drop off: 651-290-0542. here

Children's Cultural Day Camp: June 15-19.
For boys and girls ages 7-14. Ethnic cooking and crafts, Czech language, gymnastics, and more. Questions: 651-452-6240. Registration form

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 www.sokolmn.org for the latest information on all events.

Activities at our historic C.S.P.S Hall include: