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 historic Česko-Slovanský Podporující Spolek (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
We 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
memo “Legacy Fund”
2. Transfer stock:
inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 297 9000
Contribute to our general fund!
Make your membership payment!
Sign up for our Spring and Fall Events Postcards!
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 email@example.com
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
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 forms at www.sokolmn.org
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:
- 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 Minnesota and the
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
- Gift shop with imported items