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Program

Oct 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK 2019

For the fourth time, the New York City landmark Bohemian National Hall is opening its doors for guided tours, offering the rare opportunity to see not only the building mysteries but also a unique book presenting Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic.

 

Sunday, October 20th, 10AM - 6PM 

LAST TOUR STARTS AT 5PM

Bohemian National Hall

Open House New York is known locally, nationally and internationally for its free Annual OHNY Weekend—an unparalleled citywide cultural event in October that showcases hundreds of NYC’s most architecturally and culturally significant spaces and places, many not usually open to the public. Active in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs, it opens doors providing unique opportunities to learn about, explore and experience the NYC’s most exciting buildings. The Bohemian National Hall is happy to be a part of this amazing event for the fourth time. 

In addition to Open House New York guests can take advantage of the salient opportunity to see a unique book documenting Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic which is on view for the very first time in the United States! 

Guests will also have the opportunity to see the Dvořák Room, which is usually not open to the public. The tour will take visitors through 5 floors and the rooftop of this William C. Frohne landmark built in 1896 in the Renaissance Revival Style. Bohemain National Hall was designated New York City landmark by Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1994. Careful restoration of main façade was completed by Czech-American architect Jan Hird Pokorny in 1995. The first phase of renovation began in 2003 based on drawings by Czech-American architect Martin Holub. Interior renovation of unfinished areas, including the ballroom, began according to design of Czech architects Milan Kvíz and Atelier M1 in 2007. Prime Minister of the Czech Republic unveiled fully renovated Bohemian National Hall on October 30, 2008. 

In collaboration with OHNY, DAHA, BBLA, and CzechTourism.









„A vibrant cultural venue for new generations of New Yorkers”
One of the city's many exciting venues for contemporary art, music, film, and theater is this little-known treasure on a sleepy Upper East Side street. Judging by its exterior, Bohemian National Hall is an elegant neo-Renaissance townhouse. But step inside for a postmodern surprise: a sleek white-on-white lobby emblazoned with catchphrases and quotes, multimedia screen projections, and a glassed-in art gallery. The bright yellow reception desk faces a space-age spiral staircase and state-of-the-art screening room.   
- Jo-Anne Alikann for 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

The Day the Soviets Arrived to Crush the Prague Spring, in Rarely Seen Photos
Nowhere in New York do the wounds of 1968 feel more fresh than at the hundred-and-twenty-year-old cultural center on East Seventy-third Street known as Bohemian National Hall. There, the Czech Center, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has put up “August 21, 1968,” an exhibit that painstakingly documents the first twenty-four hours of the invasion.    - The New Yorker

NYC’s multicultural centers let you see the world like a U.N. VIP
Located in the beautiful, 120-year-old Bohemian National Hall, the Czech Center New York is currently celebrating the centennial of Czech independence. With free photography exhibits, rooftop film screenings and concerts, the center cultivates cultural diplomacy in the spirit of playwright and former president Vaclav Havel and composer Antonín Dvořák — Czech luminaries with strong New York ties.  - New York Post




Photo Credit: Marian Beneš

Venue:

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

Date

Oct 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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