Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York
On October 6, 2017, conversation with Slovak author Jana Beňová, winner of the EU Prize for Literature, was held in New York. Moderator Christopher Harwood, Lecturer in Czech in the Slavic Department of Columbia University, introduced the author.
Slovak Theater Institute presented play by Egon Bondy „The Experts Visit“ on September 30, 2017 in New York.
40th Slovak Heritage Festival in New Jersey was held on September 16, 2017. This year the festival took place at a new location at Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick. This jubilee year Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and President of the 72. UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák attended the festival and addressed the participants. Present were also Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to UN Michal Mlynár, Consul General of Slovakia in New York Ladislava Begeç, Chairman of the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad Ján Varšo and Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of Slovakia in USA Jozef Polakovič.
The 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night was held on September 9, 2017 during Couture Fashion Week at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in Manhattan during the Fall New York Fashion Week. The project was initiated by the +421 Foundation and Consulate General of Slovakia has been a traditional partner from the very beginning.
Slovak runner Kaneenika Janáková broke new world record at 2017 Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100 mile/4988 km race.