Benefit gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia and other Central and Eastern European countries, with guests of honor Ambassador Craig Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy Stapleton.
Master of ceremonies: Nicholas D. Lowry, president of the Swann Auction Galleries.
A tribute to two outstanding supporters of Czech-American relations, Ambassador Craig Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy Stapleton
Presentation of the 2019 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk - Asli Erdogan - by Ms. Dagmar Havlova, the former first lady and wife of the late Czech president Vaclav Havel
Live auction conducted by Nicholas D. Lowry, the president of the Swann Auction Galleries and its principal auctioneer, PBS Antiques Roadshow appraiser
Performance by Gypsy Devils orchestra, a group of Romani musicians led by the artistic director Ernest Sarkozi
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
For more information or to purchase a table, please contact Pavla Niklova at 212-988-1733.
This event is organized by Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.