RSVP NOW: Family BBQ – Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 (Area #1)

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Come and join a Family BBQ organized by the Casal Catala de Washington DC:

What
: Family Barbecue
Day: Saturday, Sept 13, 2014
Time: From noon to dusk
Where: Rock Creek Park Zone #1 (see map)

The Casal Català will supply the meat and some appetizers; please, bring your drinks and special dishes.
We will start grilling at noon, while the dinner is ready, you can also participate in a soccer game and/or handicrafts activities for children.

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RSVP NOW: National Day of Catalonia 2014

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The Casal Català de Washington DC

cordially invites you to
celebrate the National Day of Catalonia
with a lecture on

The Domain of Spain – How Likely Is Catalan Independence?

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INFO – Registre Catalans a l’Exterior

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El Govern català ha aprovat el registre de catalans residents a l’exterior. La inscripció en aquest registre és voluntària i s’adreça als ciutadans amb la condició política de catalans, d’acord amb l’Estatut (els qui tenen la ciutadania espanyola i que resideixen fora de l’estat espanyol, que són donats l’alta als registres dels serveis consulars espanyols i que tenen l’últim empadronament en algun municipi de Catalunya).

Des del Casal Català hem habilitat una secció en aquest web perquè tots aquells que ho desitgeu, pugeu exercir el vostre dret.

SAber més

INFO – Family BBQ at Rock Creek Park, Saturday, May 3rd (zone #6)

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Come to join the Casal Catala de Washington DC for a late Sant Jordi & the first family BBQ of the season:

  • What: Late Sant Jordi & Family BBQ
  • Day: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
  • Time: From noon till dusk
  • Where: Rock Creek Park Zone #6 (see map)

SEE MAP HERE

The Casal Català will supply the meat and some appetizers; please, bring your drinks and special dishes.
We will start grilling at noon, while the dinner is ready, you can also participate in a soccer game and/or handicrafts activities for children.

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INFO – Eleccions al Parlament Europeu (25 maig 2014)

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eleccions_europees_eleccions_referendaries_portada_granLes eleccions al Parlament Europeu se celebraran diumenge 25 de maig. Per poder votar des de l’àrea de Washington D.C., us resumim aquí la informació facilitada pel Consolat espanyol:

SI SOU RESIDENTS

  • Per consultar de llistes electorals: del 7 al 14 de abril, ambdós inclosos, al Consolat espanyol (de 9h a 13h; i el cap de setmana, de 10h a 14h).
  • Sol•licitar la documentació per votar abans del dia 26 de abril. Documents:
    1. Imprès oficial de sol•licitud signat [Descarregui-se’l aquí]
    2. Fotocopia del DNI o passaport

Enviar els dos documents a la Delegació Provincial de l’Oficina del Cens Electoral que li correspongui por correu postal o fax [veure aquí adreces / números de fax].

SI NO SOU RESIDENTS

  • Els electores que es trobin temporalment a l’estranger durant las Eleccions podran sol•licitar el vot per correu a les Oficines Consulars entre los dies 7 a 26 d’abril.
  • Es necessari inscriure’s com a no residents al Consolat espanyol (cal portar una fotografia tamany carnet i el passaport).

INFO – Catalan Happy Hour in Washington DC!

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You’ve thought it many times: There are Catalans everywhere! However, you’ve only met them at very significant occasions, like September 11th or at a Barça game maybe?

  • Where: Dahlak Restaurant, 1771 U St NW, Washington, DC [see map here]
  • When: Thursday, March 20th
  • Time: After 6:30 pm

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Getting started: The Casal Català is organizing the first Catalan Happy Hour to gather Catalans and friends of Catalonia for a couple of drinks so that you can mingle, talk and, who knows? A great friendship? A business opportunity? Welcome to the city of networking!

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We’ll turn Dahlak Restaurant in Adams Morgan into a Catalan-themed bar for some hours. Keep an eye on the TV screens because they might suprise you! You might also recognize some song….

INFO – Escolania de Montserrat in Washington DC

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Escolania de Montserrat in Washington DC *

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore (directions)

The Escolania de Montserrat –Catalonia’s premiere boys’ choir and one of the oldest music schools in Europe– performs in the United States for the first time in the history of their 800-year-old musical tradition. Hailing from Benedictine Abbey and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat near Barcelona, these enchanting choristers present a concert of music from Montserrat from the Middle Ages to the present. Under the direction of Bernat Vivancos, the Escolania uses music to cross boundaries and bring “peace and joy to anyone who hears them” (Radio La Voz de Rusia).

This concert will run approximately 110 minutes with intermission.

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We Support the Escolania de Montserrat

(*) This event is not organized by the Casal Català de Washington DC

INFO – Job Offer

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Administrative Assistant Position

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The Delegation of the Government of Catalonia in the United States is looking to hire an administrative assistant to support the functions of the Delegation.
The person will be selected based on the criteria of merit and ability, and will support the Delegation’s work in communications, scheduling and coordinating meetings, routine correspondence, administrative documents, accounting, personnel and office management, organizing events and responding to inquiries, among other related tasks. The salary will be based on the knowledge and experience related to the tasks of the job.
Interested parties must meet the following basic requirements: be a citizen of the United States or have a valid work permit, be in possession of High school diploma or equivalent degree, undergraduate degree a plus. Excellent oral/written Catalan, Spanish and English, and have experience in using Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel.
Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to the Delegation by email (unitedstates@gencat.cat) Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
We encourage you to disseminate this job announcement to any parties interested in applying.

APPLY NOW

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VIDEO – Els Pastorets 2013

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Finally!!! Here it is, the video of “Els Pastorets 2013”, an adaptation of Josep Maria Folch i Torres’ Christmas play. Performed by members and friends of the Casal Català in Washington, DC, of course in Catalan language. Rovelló and Lluquet, two shepherds who get involved with the powers of good and evil, while on their way to admire Jesus, the new-born will entertain you now.

Merry Christmas i Bon Nadal des del Casal Català de Washington, DC!!!

PHOTOS – A Catalan Christmas 2013 in WDC

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2013-12-Pastorets-136On Saturday, December 7th, the Casal Català de Washington DC celebrated Christmas with the two most cherished Catalan traditions: Els Pastorets and the Caga Tió.

By magic powers, Lluquet and Rovelló found themselves in a forest near Bethlem on their way to admire Jesus, the new-born. Children and parents enjoyed their adventures and had a beautiful Catalan evening. The Caga Tió was also so generous with everyone after being hit.

We ended up signing some Catalan carols and toasting with cava remembering all the activities that we shared this year 2013 that is about to end.

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