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Jan 27, 2018 7:30 PM

Swinging Centennial Bash


Music of Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Czechoslovak Independence!

Saturday January 27 2018, 7:30pm

Black Tie attire

Refreshments will be provided by Bohemian Spirit - CASH ONLY, NO CARDS ACCEPTED.

Come and swing to the sounds of the 20s at a Centennial Bash at Bohemian National Hall with the music by Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers, a Czech jazz band, playing swing music from the Roaring 20s. The 1920s were a time of extreme importance in both the United States and recently independent Czechoslovakia, after the United States and President Woodrow Wilson supported Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic at the end of the World War I in 1918.

The two nations have since had a steady relationship of cultural exchange in a number of areas, yet the atmosphere of the Roaring 20s is particularly special. Americans, Czechs, and Slovaks all experienced a period of peace after WWI where the energy was focused on a style of fashion and music that flourished as never before.

Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers is a renowned Czech band that plays the best of American and Central European jazz and swing music from the 1920s and 1930s. Ondřej Havelka leads the band as a soloist singer, speaker, and dancer. As the band states, a concert by Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers is, “more than that, it is a show designed in to emulate the typical manners of those times, complete with the costumes and hairdos, and rounded off by overall direction of the performance.”

Swinging Centennial Bash at the Bohemian National Hall is organized by the Czech Center New York in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic New York, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.

Swinging Centennial Bash is sponsored by KBC Bank and XLAB Realtime LLC.



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


Jan 27, 2018 7:30 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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