Celebration of the power of words, human rights, and theater at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. September 27-29, 2016.
TUESDAY, September 27
6PM, Czech Center Gallery, 2nd Floor
QUALIA - TRANSCENDENCE
Exhibition opening with live performance honoring the life of Václav Havel.
A new installation by Leimay: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.
7PM, Multifunctional Room on 3rd Floor
THE RELEVANCE OF PRESIDENT VÁCLAV HAVEL'S WORK AROUND THE WORLD TODAY
Panel discussion with Havel's colleagues: Ivan Havel, Michael Kocab, Martin Palous, Jan Svejnar, and Michael Zantovsky. Moderated by Stephen Grand, Executive Director, Middle East Strategy task Force, Atlantic Council.
WEDNESDAY, September 28
5PM, Library on 3rd FloorFLYING MAN & VÁCLAV HAVEL
Launch of tapestry by Petr Sis prepared by Art for amnesty & photo exhibition by The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Vaclav Havel Librery, and Czech Centres.
6PM, Restaurant on 1st Floor
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT BOHEMIAN SPIRIT
7PM, Ballroom on 4th Floor
Happy Havel Day!
Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare Spetember 28 VÁCLAV HAVEL DAY in New York City.
Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford University will present the inaugural Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk.
Dagmar Havlova will be in attendance. Featureing Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett and Mistake by Vaclav Havel, greetings by Adriana Krnacova, the Mayor of Prague, Jan Hamacek, Speaker of the House, and Penny Abeywardena, Mayor's Office Commissioner for International Affairs.
Music by Michael Kocab, Ondrej Pivec, Gospel singers, and more...
THURSDAY, September 29
7PM, Czech Center Gallery on 2nd Floor
Play by Václav Havel performed by Alliance of New Music-Theatre.