Halloween Dance Party
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween Dance Party

DANCE PARTY

Ghouls and goblins alike will agree, there’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a dance party at Manhattan’s historic Bohemian National Hall. Dance show by professional dancers Stephen & Alexandra Hughes will teach you the tricks and treats of dancing the night away. Plus, there will be a Halloween costume contest!

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The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War

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TALK, BOOK LAUNCH

Vladimir Dzuro, author of the book “The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War,” will share the riveting true story of finding justice for the people of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With special guests Ivana Hrdlickova, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and Larry D. Johnson, Former UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. 

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Violin Virtuoso: Recital by Iskandar Widjaja
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Violin Virtuoso: Recital by Iskandar Widjaja

RECITAL

From Bach to Dvorak to contemporary living composers, Indonesian-German violin virtuoso Iskandar Widjaja explores the range of classical and non-traditional music that make his instrument sing.  In this rare performance, discover the repertoire and charisma of a stellar young musician who has been attracting wide international attention.

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Citizen Sis: From Marsov to Leopoldov via Bulgaria
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Sis: From Marsov to Leopoldov via Bulgaria

FILM, DISCUSSION

Screening of a documentary film about a Czech journalist and a hero of Bulgaria, Vladimir Sis, who reported from the frontline of the Balkan War (1912-1913) as a correspondent for the Narodni Listy newspaper in Prague and became an important voice for the Czech national independence movement and the Bulgarian cause. Director of the film, Gospodin Nedelchev, will be present for Q&A after the screening.

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Invasion of 1968: Russian Perspective
Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Invasion of 1968: Russian Perspective

FILM, BOOK LAUNCH

Screening of a documentary film Invasion of 1968: Russian Perspective and presentation of the book The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, The Russian Perspective by Josef Pazderka, offering a unique view of the August 1968 events from the perspective of Soviet dissidents and intelligence.

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Rehearsal for Truth 2019: In Conversation, Havel in America
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Rehearsal for Truth 2019: In Conversation, Havel in America

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MODERATED DISCUSSION

Pavla Niklova, Director of Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, has invited participants from the oral history collection Havel Conversations and authors of the new book Havel v Americe (Havel in America)—featuring interviews from the project—to share their experiences.

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Rehearsal for Truth 2019: Truth (Poland)
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Rehearsal for Truth 2019: Truth (Poland)

PLAY, TALKBACK, AFTERPARTY

Truth exposes a lack thereof: an existence fraught with the absence of the sacred, devoid of any mystery, purpose or metaphysical worth. While the main character of Truth is not present, the scene is preoccupied with striving for knowledge and new creation, as well as by aggression, survival instinct and usurpation that claims a monopoly on truth.

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Rehearsal for Truth 2019: Woman Alone (Romania)
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Rehearsal for Truth 2019: Woman Alone (Romania)

PLAY, TALKBACK, AFTERPARY

Woman Alone unveils the story of Maria and the elements of her domestic life that entrap her. She grapples to cope with the pressure of her crazy father-in-law while raising a baby and dealing with a voyeuristic neighbor. Will Maria, an embodiment of physically, verbally or non-verbally abused women,find the courage to escape?

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Rehearsal for Truth 2019: The Travesty of Truth
Sep
24
to Oct 7

Rehearsal for Truth 2019: The Travesty of Truth

THEATER FESTIVAL HONORING VACLAV HAVEL

Experience engaging contemporary performances from Central Europe. The 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival explores the disappearance of borders between truth and lies. The festival consists of five international performances—three full plays, one dance performance and a behind-the-scene presentation—along with four special events.

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5+1 Jana Jarkovska
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

5+1 Jana Jarkovska

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RECITAL

A leading young Czech flutist Jana Jarkovska will present compositions for solo flute and flute and electronics by five contemporary Czech women composers, Sylvie Bodorova, Eliska Cilkova, Ivana Loudova, Terezie Svarcova, and Sona Vetcha.

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Dvorak: The Chamber Music Survey with the Apollo Trio
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Dvorak: The Chamber Music Survey with the Apollo Trio

CONCERT

The fourth concert in the series of Dvorak’s complete chamber works with a performance by the Apollo Trio. Selections include Dvorak’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat Major, dreamlike with dramatic moments; Trio No. 4 - the beloved “Dumky”; and the contemplative “Silent Woods” for cello and piano. The Apollo Trio has performed at major venues both in New York and internationally, and recently recorded The Complete Dvorak Piano Trios.  

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Retro Dance Party
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Retro Dance Party

LATIN, BALLROOM, ROCK’N’ROLL, DISCO

It is time to glide on the dance floor, move your hips, step to the left, step to the right. Experience the beautiful atmosphere and great hospitality of Manhattan’s historic Bohemian National Hall and the fantastic live music by Paul Errico Band.

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Jiri Dolezel, Memory Traces
Aug
6
to Aug 25

Jiri Dolezel, Memory Traces

EXHIBITION

An exhibition of photographs by Jiri Dolezel and interviews conducted by Memory Traces association, exploring the life experiences of those who had been forced by circumstances to leave Czechoslovakia, the country of their origin.

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White Dress Dance Party
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

White Dress Dance Party

Come out and spend the evening with us as we dance the night away dressed in all white. Ballroom dance music with popular Paul Errico Band, Latin, Chacha, Fox Trots, Tango, Waltzes, Swing. Dress code: all white. Food buffet, wine bar, and dance show by Alexandra & Stefan.

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