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Oct 5, 2013


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.


Come celebrate Czech Independence Day and savor the pleasantly smooth taste of Czech beer Staropramen!!
Enjoy live music, Czech food, children’s performances, souvenirs and much more!

From adults to kids, entertainment is guaranteed!

Raffle Prizes:

  1. 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
  2. Patio Umbrella
  3. Case of Staropramen Beer
  4. 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 krejčíkovi
-> 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
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
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Oct 5, 2013


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