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Centennial Celebration Weekend at Bohemian National Hall

Centennial Celebration Weekend at Bohemian National Hall

January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovak independence with the renowned Czech band Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers playing the best of American and European jazz and swing from the 1920s and 30s. Immerse in the First Republic’s style and enjoy dancing under the stars.

Republic's Jazzy Concert

Republic's Jazzy Concert

January 28, 2018, 5:00 PM

Relish in an evening with Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers in a show designed to emulate the music and manners of the Roaring 20s, complete with costumes and hairdos. Ondřej Havelka leads the band as a singer and dancer.


CzechAccelerator NYC Launch Party

January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM

CzechInvest, Czech Consulate General, and the European tech community will hold the CzechAccelerator NYC Launch Party to welcome the first Czech start-ups coming to NYC for the CzechAccelerator program, powered by VentureOut. The program will run until 2020 with plans to bring the very best of the Czech start-up scene to New York City and San Francisco. The launch party will introduce the first Czech startups in the program and their ideas over food and drinks.


Czech Composer Focus: Bohuslav Martinů

February 04, 2018, 3:00 PM
Casting new light on the US-based musical activities of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959), musicologist Jon Meadow will explore the composer’s special relationship with the viola, historically a somewhat under-appreciated instrument. Hear the first movement from Martinů’s Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, composed in New York City, juxtaposed with selections from the chamber music that inspired his work, Mozart’s Duo in G for Violin and Viola. Performers: Laura Jean Goldberg, violin, and Danielle Farina, viola.
Valentine's Day with Czech Ancestry Fashion Designers

Valentine's Day with Czech Ancestry Fashion Designers

February 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

At the time of New York's Fashion Week, enjoy a documentary about Czech Spanish fashion designer Manolo Blahnik, a fashion exhibition with a pop-up shop by Czech Australian demi-couture designer Iva Pfeiffer, and a block printing workshop with Czech American artist Petra Valentová.

Posezeni: Remembering New York's "Little Bohemia"

Posezeni: Remembering New York's "Little Bohemia"

February 20, 2018, 7:00 PM

Share in an informal POSEZENÍ, a chat around a table with wine, beer, and memories of the old timers who live(d) in the neighborhood of the Bohemian National Hall (BNH) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Some of the speakers are also active in the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), which built the hall in 1897. The event is in English with Czech songs. This event is a part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and the contribution of the BBLA , Czech and Slovaks in New York. 

Czech Heritage Night at New Jersey Devils

February 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

During Czech Heritage Night, fans will honor the extraordinary Czech hockey players that have played for the NJ Devils in the past as well as the present, including Pavel Zacha who is one of the Devils right now. Come and enjoy the game between the Devils versus the Minnesota Wild. 

Piano Recital: Tomáš Kačo at Carnegie Hall

Piano Recital: Tomáš Kačo at Carnegie Hall

February 22, 2018, 8:00 PM

Berklee College of Music graduate Tomáš Kačo will have his Carnegie Hall debut on February 22, 2018, at 8 pm. As a solo pianist, his style is a fusion of classical, jazz, and gypsy music. One of 12 children from a Czech Roma family, Tomáš brings his roots to classical and contemporary music in the program Classical Edge: Gypsy Soul. The program will feature his original works as well as his arrangements of pieces by Bach and Chopin.  Enjoy an evening of artistry at Carnegie Hall with one of the Czech Republic's talented rising stars.

Celebrating Czech Heritage at Bohemian National Hall

Celebrating Czech Heritage at Bohemian National Hall

February 23, 2018, 7:00 PM

Savor a night of talent, beauty, and skills with Czech ice-hockey legends, an exquisite fashion show, and an exciting hockey memorabilia auction. Witness a debate of successful Czech NHL players, partake in unifying moments between great past and hopeful ice legends, take a chance to be a lucky bearer of hockey memorabilia supporting sport youth. Enjoy an exclusive show of the newest collection Belonging by fashion designer Iva Pfeiffer, inspired by several different cultures and accompanied by the talented, cutting-edge pianist Tomáš Kačo. 

Lenka Lichtenberg - Masaryk Songs

February 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
Czech singer Lenka Lichtenberg presents a collection of reimagined Czech, Moravian and Slovak folk songs, based on Jan Masaryk’s seminal 1948 songbook Národní písně at Bohemian National Hall. Delve into the lesser known musical side of Jan Masaryk. Savor an evening where Lichtenberg's clarion voice soars above musical settings both classic and contemporary, breathing new life into the much beloved repertoire. 

American Composer Focus: Leonard Bernstein

March 18, 2018, 3:00 PM
The Aaron Copland School of Music Orchestra and Concert Choir, under the batons of James John and Tong Chen, offer an all-Bernstein program to honor the 100th Anniversary of the composer’s birth and in memory of Maestro Maurice Peress, distinguished conductor of the orchestra (1930-2017). Hear Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah; the choral work Chichester Psalms; and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide. Maestro Peress, who planned this concert, began his career as assistant conductor under Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic. Bernstein's mentor Aaron Copland was a student of Rubin Goldmark, a member of Dvořák’s class of 1893 in New York City.
Film Marathon 2018 – Masterpieces of Czechoslovak Cinema

Film Marathon 2018 – Masterpieces of Czechoslovak Cinema

March 24, 2018, 6:00 PM

Commemorate 120 years of former Czechoslovak as well as current Czech film, perhaps the richest and most visually striking of all Central European cinematography. From the dynamic black and white classics by master directors to moving present-day features, follow the selection of 12 outstanding films surviving the test of time.

Spring Musicale: 2018 Edition

April 15, 2018, 3:00 PM
The tradition of Sunday afternoon musicales continues as the spirited ArtsAhimsa ensemble returns for its eighth season with chamber works and song from the world of Antonín Dvořák, his contemporaries, and students. Organized by violinist Laura Jean Goldberg, the performance features seasoned musicians as well as young talents from leading music conservatories. The repertoire will include Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Opus 77, arranged for cello quintet, and works by African-American composer/baritone Harry T. Burleigh. Performers include Terry King, Laura Bossert, Tali Roth, Marti Newland, and students from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University and The Juilliard School.

Czech Composer Focus: Antonín Dvořák and Kryštof Mařatka

April 20, 2018, 7:00 PM
Join us for the world premiere of the exciting new piano arrangement of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World,” created and performed by contemporary Czech composer/conductor/pianist Kryštof Mařatka. Originally composed and premiered in New York City by the New York Philharmonic in 1893, the “New World” Symphony is symbolic of Czech and American musical dialogue and cultural understanding. Musicologist Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University, will offer pre-concert remarks and have a discussion with the artist.

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