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Nov 1, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bohemian National Hall - GRAND OPENING

November 1, 2008, 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. 321 East 73rd Street, NYC.


Grand Opening: November 1, 7 pm
321–325 East 73rd Street, New York City

RSVP: info@czechcenter.com


Join us on Saturday, Novmeber 1st for the festive opening with dance, music, art exhibitions and films.



The five-story building was designed by William C. Frohne in the Renaissance Revival style. It is a rare survivor of the social halls built in the nineteenth century for New York City’s immigrant ethnic communities.

Bohemian National Hall has been an important center for Czech and Slovak culture in New York City for more than one hundred years. From the beginning, it served as a focal point for its community, offering ethnic food, instruction in Czech language and history, and space for its large community meetings.

Today, Bohemian National Hall survives as a significant reminder of a major working-class ethnic enclave which once flourished in Yorkville and as a very visible representative of an important aspect of immigrant history in New York City and the United States.

In 2001 ownership of the Bohemian National Hall was transferred to the Czech Republic according to the contract between the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association (BBLA) and the Czech Republic.

To emphasize the link with the Czech Republic, the building will contain offices of the Consulate General and the Czech Center.

The BBLA will use the entire third floor. The Czech Center

exhibition space and a Czech restaurant will be located in other areas of the building.

After the opening in October, the Bohemian National Hall will become a truly common space for organizing events and presenting the Czech culture to Americans and Czechs living in America.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Nov 1, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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