321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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gala evening 27 September, 2018 - 6:00 PM

[Bohemian National Hall]


A gala evening commemorating one hundred years of Czech and Slovak independence during the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. Honoree: The Honorable Madeleine Albright.  


The evening's program will reflect Vaclav Havel's dedication to human rights, theater, and cultural diplomacy. We will honor Secretary Albright for her unparalleled contribution to the return of the Czechs and Slovaks to the democratic societies of the world. The annual Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk to an individual who has fought for freedom of expression and other rights in an exemplary, inspiring manner will be presented by Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy.


You will enjoy music by the renowned Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Slovak dulcimer band Pajtasi and short excerpts from shows performed by Svandovo and Astorka Korzo '90 theaters, HOPPart and Komuna Warszawa. The esteemed MC's for the evening include Czech puppeteer Vit Horejs and a 'surprise' actress (TBA in July).


The Czech restaurant Bohemian Spirit will add to the authentic Czech and Slovak ambiance of the evening. 


Proceeds benefit the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.



6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Ceremony and Entertainment



Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, Grand Ballroom

New York, NY 10021


Please contact Pavla Niklova for more information and to reserve your seat/table at 212-988-1733 or info@vhlf.org.

Tickets can be purchased also online at eventbrite.com


This event is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and BBLA. 

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General