Oct 5, 2013
CZECH STREET FESTIVAL & STAROPRAMEN PARTY
For the 15th time the Czech Center is organizing this major Czech event as part of the Czech Independence Day Celebrations. Event includes vendors, live music, workshops and the Staropramen Party in the evening with the special performance by the Czech band Tata Bojs.
Come celebrate Czech Independence Day!
15th annual celebration!!
CZECH STREET FESTIVAL 12pm-5pm 73rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue
STAROPRAMEN PARTY 5pm-9pm Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street.
Taste CZECH BEER - STAROPRAMEN!!
celebrate Czech Independence Day and savor the pleasantly smooth taste of Czech
Enjoy live music, Czech food, children’s performances, souvenirs and much more!
From adults to kids, entertainment is guaranteed!
RAFFLE - Sponsored
- Trip to Prague for Two
Prize includes a round trip ticket between New York and Prague,
dinner at Potrefena Husa Restaurant and visit to the Staropramen visitors center in Prague
- Patio Umbrella
- Case of Staropramen Beer
- Staropramen Polo Shirt
Czech Street Festival Free admission
12:30pm Children from the Czech School in Astoria
1:00pm Opening Ceremony
1:25pm Pajtasi Dulcimer Band
2:30pm Puppet Theater – Vit Horejs*
3:45pm Petra Gelbart, Veronika Safarova, Ben Wood - concert
Staropramen Party Free admission
5pm– 9pm Staropramen Bar open on the 4th floor
6pm Staropramen Raffle Draw
6:30pm Tata Bojs - Concert
Tata Bojs are a Czech alt/pop/rock band, formed in 1988 by bass-player Mardosa and drummer/singer Milan Cais. Current line-up of the band includes guitarist Vladimir Bar, producer Dusan Neuwerth and Jiri Hradil on piano and keyboards.
Tata Bojs have always been a high profile band with excellent critical reception and a strong fan base. They have received more than 10 “Angel Awards” (local award comparable to Grammy), one of their albums called Futuretro was declared The album of the decade in 2010.
In 2008 Tata Bojs recorded the album with internationally famous classical music Ahn Trio. Since Milan Cais is a visual artist their image and album presentation have always been quite original. Tata Bojs successfully combine art and pop music.
THE CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE is
dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional and
not-so-traditional puppetry. As new immigrants from Prague, we wanted to create
a theatre company based on the well-known marionette traditions of Central
Europe, where puppetry has a strong and creative history.
*Vit Horejs will perform three puppet plays for children:
Salt over Gold / Sůl nad zlato
-> a Princess who values her father "only" as much as salt, is banished, but returns to save her father when salt disappears from the land
The Stingy Tailor /O vodníkovi a lakomém
-> a proud and stingy tailor is taught a lesson by the water spirit "Vodnik"
Kacha and the Devil /Čert a Káča
-> a shepherd outwits the devil who is pursued by a dance-loving shrew.
Petra Gelbart (lead vocals, accordion and dance), a founding member of Via Romen, is a Romany singer, activist and scholar who is at home both in the Czech Republic and the U.S. She recently completed her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Harvard University with a dissertation entitled “Learning Music, Race and Nation in the Czech Republic.” Petra combines the Romany vocal production she learned from her family with elements drawn from more improvisational and popular genres. Accompanying herself on the guitar and accordion, she has performed as a soloist on many stages in the USA and abroad, including Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Boston College, and Romany festivals in California and the Czech Republic.
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
Oct 5, 2013