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Oct 13, 2018 2:00 PM - Oct 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Open House New York Weekend 2018

For the third 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 Dvořák´s manuscript. Enrich your visit with the exclusive tasting of the Czech wheat beer.


Saturday, October 13th, 2PM - 6PM
Sunday, October 14th, 2PM - 6PM 


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, in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs—and its ability to open doors, providing unique opportunities to learn about, explore and experience NYC’s built environment. The Bohemian National Hall is excited to be a part of this amazing event for the third time. 

In addition to Open House New York, guests can take advantage of the salient opportunity to see manuscript of Dvořák´s Cello Concerto which is on view for the very first time in the United States! 

The Bohemian Spirit Restaurant in Manhattan and Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens will be participating with a edition of Czech beer Pilsner Urquell, Czechvar or Praga for special price pint for $4 to mark CZECH BEER DAYS from October 13-18, 2018. The best lagers in the world are brewed in the Czech Republic thanks to its exceptional brewing tradition and finest ingredients – Czech hops and malt!

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. This year we are celebrating the 100 years of Czech Independence and 10 years of renovated Bohemian National Hall.

In collaboration with OHNY, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, DAHA, BBLA, Czech Tourism.

„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 Marian Beneš



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


From: Oct 13, 2018 2:00 PM
To: Oct 14, 2018 6:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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