Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
Václav Havel Window Gallery
Facade Exhibition. Czech centers across the world will be commemorating the 80th birth anniversary of the late Václav Havel - playwright, dissident and former President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
In New York the mayor, Bill de Blasio, is to declare September 28 “Václav Havel Day”. This is the name day of the former president, and is also a national holiday in the Czech Republic honoring the legendary founder of the country, St. Wenceslas. Havel shared a name with this figure. For the event, the Czech Center in New York – the Václav Havel Library Foundation, as well as our Library in Prague are joining forces. Amnesty International is preparing a series of “Art for Amnesty” presentations of Havel’s plays. There will also be a photographic exhibition and the unveiling of a bust of Havel in the Czech Center. There will be numerous events surrounding the roughly three-day commemoration and a full list of events can be found at www.vhlf.org.
During the month of September an area of the facade of The Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73rd Street between 1st and 2nd Ave will feature famous Havel quotes in a striking design. These sentiments will emblazon the wall reminding us of this incredible man’s words of enduring wisdom.
The salvation of this
human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to
reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility. Václav Havel
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
From: Sep 1, 2016
To: Sep 30, 2016