Czech Dream

Czech Dream is a project that is reflecting oscillation of Czech Culture between skepticism and resignation on one side...



Reception for the opening of an exhibition by photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková at 7PM. Throughout the evening a...


Something Like Happiness

Film sreening. Something Like Happiness (Štěstí), 2005, 100 min, directed by Bohdan Sláma.


Thursday Forum: Discussion with Artists

Commented show of artistic documentary mystification videos with authors Adéla Babanová and Daniel Pitín.


Open House New York

Recently named one of 111 PLACES IN NEW YORK THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS, CCNY is participating in OHNY city tours. The...


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October 2015

Program of the Czech Center New York for October 2015.

EVENT CHANGE NOTICE: Thursday September 24th, 7pm in the Gallery

Thursday Forum: A Talk with a Composer We are excited to announce on Thursday, September 24th Czech composer Jiří Kadeřábek will present his piece "Milena" for female voice and chamber ensemble,...

THE WORLD LOST A GEM (In Loving Memory of Aja Zanova)

On Saturday September 19, 2015, we celebrated the life of the two-time World Championship figure skater, Aja Zanova. Born Alena Vrzáňová in Prague on May 16, 1931 she made a major impact on the...

Czech Language Course

New course for beginners will start again in September. The introductory session for beginners will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 3PM; time and day of the classes to be determined at the...

Czech Center NY Remembers 9/11

Visit the Bohemian National Hall to view our Czech Flag retrieved from the NYPD at World Trade Center 9/11 site. The flag represents the Czech and American connection, a symbol of the destiny and...

Czech Center NY Featured as One of the 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss!!

Your favorite cultural hidden gem in NYC (Yes us, the Bohemian National Hall) is currently featured in publication, 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss by Jo-Anne Elikann.

Bohemian National Hall on Google Maps Virtual Tour

Come and take a virtual tour of the Bohemian Nation Hall (BNH) in NYC.

September 2015

Program of the Czech Center New York for September 2015.

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The Czech Center NY in Collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds festival, Hosts a Tribute Concert entitled “Scelsi Rediscovered”

New York, NY - On Friday September 18, 2015, New York’s brilliant Argento Ensemble as a part of this year’s Moving Sounds Festival--'Liquid Architeture / Frozen Music' performed at the cultural...


New York, NY – July 7, 2015 - The Czech Center in New York launches their new Rooftop Ciné-Concert Series focused on the “Fallen Woman”—a popular sultry theme in the early decades of cinema....

Panorama Europe 2015

Panorama Europe Film Festival Returns for its Seventh Year, with a Slate of Sixteen Outstanding New Movies.

Courage of an Artist

Exhibition by Vojtech Preissig (1873-1944), renowned graphic designer, painter and activist. In collaboration with the Military History Institute in Prague. As part of the Acts of Courage, more than...

Original manuscript of Dvorak's New World Symphony comes to US for the first time

October 23, 2014 - Five-day display of priceless manuscript is a highlight of week-long events in New York City celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

Dominik Lang

August 21, 2014. Czech Center New York Presents Site-Specific Installation by Chalupecky Award-Winning Sculptor Dominik Lang. A site-specific installation will be on view at the Czech Center New York...

Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe

April 14, 2014: Panel discussion devoted to the current state of art criticism in Europe, with the emphasis on criticism in daily newspapers.

Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind

April 9, 2014. Czech Center New York Presents Exhibition of the Work of Acclaimed Artist, Illustrator, Author, and Filmmaker Peter Sis.

Pavel Sporcl: My Violin Legends

April 4, 2014. Violinist Pavel Sporcl brings Czech violin virtuosi to life at Czech Center New York Free April 29 concert features performances from newly released album "My Violin Legends


Free concert series at Bohemian National Hall recreates the intimacy of a house concert Also in this press release: Spring highlights from Classical Music Communications 4/1/2014

Christian Wolff

S.E.M. Ensemble celebrates Christian Wolff's 80th birthday at Czech Center with special guest Philip Glass (March 27) 3/27/2014

Panorama Europe 2014

Museum of the Moving Image and the European Union National Institutes for Culture present the first annual edition of Panorama Europe in New York City to run from Friday, April 4–Sunday, April 13,...

You. Never Too Close.

Photography exhibition. Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolcavova, Vojtech V. Slama, Ondrej Zizka. Curated by Jan Fiser. Opening reception: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30PM-8:30PM. Open through April 27, 2014

Spring 2014 concerts

Spring 2014 free concerts presented by Czech Center New York continue in March 2/27/2014


C a s s a n d r a by Michael Jarrell U.S. Premiere of the illustrated production created by Nimrod Opera Zurich and Czech video artist Dalibor Pys Performed by Argento Ensemble led by conductor...

Report on the Reconstruction of the Past: Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova

Exhibition presenting two art missions by Barbora Klimova and Eva Kotatkova. Organized in conjunction with the exhbition "Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module" at New Museum. January 28...

Kromeriz Archive

Free concert at Bohemian National Hall features recent discoveries from the Kromeriz archive, Czech Republic 12/11/2013

50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F

An exhibition of new work by Zachary Fabri and Adam Vačkář upon a proposal by Nathalie Anglès. This exhibition is made possible within the framework of Vačkář's month long residency with...

October Events

The bar is open and the music is free. 10/11/2013

Fall Preview

Czech Center New York announces fall season of free chamber music concerts 9/23/2013

Multiplication of Horizons

Czech Center New York Presents Solo Exhibition of the Work of Renowned Czech Artist Magdalena Jetelová. Exhibition Opening: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bohemian Bash

Performances by Argento New Music Ensemble, New Chamber Ballet, Taka Kigawa, the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, and many more at the historic Bohemian National Hall in New York City 5/20/2013

Poison Green

Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ), Mark Dion (US),...

Julia Den Boer

Award-Winning French-American pianist Julia Den Boer performs free recital at Bohemian National Hall 4/30/2013

King Lavra

Czech Center NY presents the world premiere of the 'micro opera' King Lavra by Jan Jirasek, the story of a King who has the ears of a donkey 4/18/2013


In May, Austrian Cultural Forum brings Austria's most acclaimed living composer - Beat Furrer - to New York 4/17/2013

Disappearing Act V

The Czech Center, with European Union National Institutes for Culture and Other European Partners, Presents the Fifth Annual Edition of the Disappearing Act European Film Festival in New York to Run...

Das Wandernde Sternlein

Exhibition by the 2011 Jiri Chalupecky Prize finalist - featuring his film Das Wandernde Sternlein. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 2013. Open through May 9, 2013

Graffe String Quartet

New York premiere of lost Martinu piano quintet 2/20/2013

February 2013 concerts

Free performances include the debut of ensemble EVIYAN (Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley and Iva Bittova), the acclaimed Graffe String Quartet, violinists Jaroslav Sveceny and Julie Svecena and Resistance of...


EVIYAN unveiled! Debut of groundbreaking trio EVIYAN 1/25/2013

Out of the Circle

Exhibition of Czech, Slovak and American performance art, experimental photographs and videos by Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Vladimír Havrilla, Jiří Kovanda. Exhibition Opening: January 28, 2013....

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Opera Moderne brings their highly acclaimed production of Emperor From Atlantis back to Bohemian National Hall 12/11/2012

September 2012 concerts

World class artists and world and US premieres fill historic Bohemian National Hall: Admission FREE 9/10/2012

Tale Ensemble

Talea reprises the concert program that was performed to wide acclaim this summer at Darmstadt International Music Institute. 8/21/2012

Orbis Pictus - Play Well

Exhibition PLAY Orbis Pictus – Play Well. Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 26, 6:30PM – 8PM. Exhibition open through October 17, 2012.

There is Nothing There

Curated by Niels Van Tomme, this exhibition explores the works of five artists from the Czech Republic: Zdena Koleckova, Eva Kotatkova, Karel Miler, Katerina Seda, and Michaela Thelenova.

Prague Philharmonia

Classical Music Concert. Music by Mozart, Janacek, Vorisek. Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

Milos Forman - 80

Exhibition of posters for films by Milos Forman from the Terry Posters collection

Windows on Madison

WINDOWS ON MADISON - Public space art project. Facade of the building of the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 1109 Madison Avenue, NYC. On view through November 30, 2011

Roads to Freedom

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK presents Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968–1989, an exhibition of underground publications, film, and music.

Home Art

Exhibition of Czech folk design from 1950s to 1980s. Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 16, 6:30-8:30pm

The View from Villa Tugendhat and Architectural Structures

An exhibition by the Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology at the Czech Center New York, June 1st—9th, 2011. Exhibition opening: June 1 at 6pm.

New G(o)ods 2010!

Exhibition of the Best of Young Contemporary Czech Design - The Czech National Award for Student Design 2010

Disappearing Act III

A SHOWCASE OF CURRENT EUROPEAN CINEMA. Disappearing Act, launched as an annual event in 2009, is a film showcase highlighting the vitality of European cinema. This year it presents 19 films that have...


NY/Prague 6 is a group exhibition at the Czech Center New York. Organized by independent curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, this exhibition will present new work by both Prague and New York City-based...



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