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Hans Krása: Dance from the Czech Center New York

Hans Krása: Dance from the Czech Center New York

After a long year, the Czech Center New York was once again filled with music. New York based musicians visited our space to record an online concert to be presented as a part of the Concerts of the Slope cycle.

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80 Years since Martinů’s Journey from Europe to USA

80 Years since Martinů’s Journey from Europe to USA

Czech Center New York and the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, headed by Director Aleš Březina, are currently preparing programs to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s journey from Europe to the USA.

25. 2. Events
HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Peter Sis in Discussion with Bill Shipsey

HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Peter Sis in Discussion with Bill Shipsey

From the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation: The third of our 2021 Havel Conversations series will feature Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis. He will talk with VHLF board member, lawyer and human rights activist Bill Shipsey, the founder of Art for A...

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Czech Center New York joins Clubhouse

Czech Center New York joins Clubhouse

Last weekend we held our first Clubhouse event, a conversation about life in New York in the pandemic & in winter. Miroslav Konvalina, the Director of Czech Center New York talked to Lucie Pátková, Anežka Kuncová and Eva Novotná.

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České centrum New York slaví úspěch s Loosem

České centrum New York slaví úspěch s Loosem

České centrum New York zaznamenalo velký úspěch na mediálním poli ve Spojených státech.

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Czech short film at Slamdance

Czech short film at Slamdance

The short film “Delimitation” by Czech director Tereza Vejvodová, which pushes the boundaries of narrative artform with a blend of dance and experimental filmmaking, is featured in this year’s prestigious Slamdance Film Festival in the narrative shorts section. Slamdance 2021 runs through Februar...

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HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Jiri Pehe in Discussion with Dr. Marilyn Wyatt

HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Jiri Pehe in Discussion with Dr. Marilyn Wyatt

[Event by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation] The second of our 2021 Havel Conversations series will feature Czech journalist and political writer Jiri Pehe. Former chief political advisor to President Havel and now the director of New York University’s center in Prague, Pehe is a shrewd observer of...

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"From the Monkey Mountains" to the "Pickup:" The Secrets of the Haas Brothers

A lecture by Michael Beckerman of NYU's Music Department hosted by NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies as a part the the Eastern Europe Workshop.

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Kniha Kateřiny Tučkové vyšla v USA

Kniha Kateřiny Tučkové vyšla v USA

The award-winning novel by Czech author Kateřina Tučková tells the story about the fate of one woman and the pursuit of forgiveness in a divided postwar world. The author’s first work to be published in English, Gerta was translated from the Czech by Véronique Firkusny and is available now. In th...

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Important visitors at the exhibition Adolf Loos and Pilsen

Important visitors at the exhibition Adolf Loos and Pilsen

Among the visitors who came to see the exhibition Loos and Pilsen are the Czech Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Marie Chatardová, and curator, Charlotta Kotik. The exhibition is open with limited capacity, every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. By appointment only.

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Semyon Bychkov and The Czech Philharmonic - Live Concert

Semyon Bychkov and The Czech Philharmonic - Live Concert

With its national and international audiences building steadily, the Czech Philharmonic will present the first of its own live-streamed concerts on Facebook on Thursday 4 February. Conducted by Chief Conductor and Music Director Semyon Bychkov, the concert will feature Bryce Dessner’s Concerto fo...

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Robot is 100!

Robot is 100!

100 years ago, the Czech writer Karel Čapek premiered his iconic drama R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which introduced the word "robot" to the world, at Prague's National Theater. The UCLA Library and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles are delighted to invite you to a...

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Dušan Hanák Retrospective on DAFilms - Watch for Free

Dušan Hanák Retrospective on DAFilms - Watch for Free

A retrospective on Dušan Hanák, a prominent director of the Czechoslovak New Wave, is available on the DAFilms worldwide platform for the next few weeks. DAFilms have generously offered a free month for you to check it out.

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Online Film & Discussion: The Last Cyclist

Online Film & Discussion: The Last Cyclist

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the virtual screening of The Last Cyclist, an immersive film that captures a stage performance of a rediscovered dark comedy written in 1944 in the Nazi concentration camp Terezín. The film...

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Exhibition Loos and Pilsen in Photographs

Exhibition Loos and Pilsen in Photographs

The Czech Center New York is delighted to introduce a multi-media exhibition project, which aims to present Adolf Loos’ unique interior design work as a result of the architect’s long-term activity in Pilsen, Czech Republic, which is not very well known to the international audience.

27. 1. Posts
New Book by Peter Sís Featured in American Media

New Book by Peter Sís Featured in American Media

The latest book by Peter Sís, "Nicky & Vera" has been featured in numerous American media outlets, including the prestigious NPR and The New York Times. Most of the stories came on January 27, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Exhibition Loos and Pilsen: Gallery is open with limited capacity

Exhibition Loos and Pilsen: Gallery is open with limited capacity

We are delighted to announce that, in line with government safety guidelines, our gallery is open with a limited capacity on Wednesdays 1-4pm, allowing visitors to view the newly open exhibition Loos and Pilsen. By appointment only.

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Remembering Jan Palach

Remembering Jan Palach

Jan Palach (11th of August 1948 – 19th of January 1969) was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University. He committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest, a symbolic act often taken to be a central event that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Colum McCann in Discussion with Veronika Tuckerova

HAVEL CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM: Colum McCann in Discussion with Veronika Tuckerova

The National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann, will introduce his latest epic novel Apeirogon and the global network Narrative 4 in discussion with Harvard lecturer in Slavic languages and literatures, Veronika Tuckerova.

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Peter Sís Book Launch:

Peter Sís Book Launch: "Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

Three upcoming virtual events hosted by bookstores out of New York City, Houston, TX, and Washington, DC, celebrate the new book by Petr Sís, which is coming out January 26, 2021.

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Czech Center NY's First Newsletter in the New Year

Czech Center NY's First Newsletter in the New Year

Our team at the Czech Center New York has sent out our first newsletter of the year and already it is filled with interesting events! Sign up below.

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Gold Crystal Heart for Kristýna Kůstková

Gold Crystal Heart for Kristýna Kůstková

Opera singer Kristýna Kůstková received the GOLD CRYSTAL HEART Award in Prague as an award for supporting Czech culture in New York in 2020 and for helping the Czech Center New York with important music projects. The award was presented by the Director of the Czech Center in New York, Miroslav ...

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"Coronastories" Anthology Published by Odeon in Collaboration with Czech Centres

The Czech Centres Network is proud to present our historically first literary publication, prepared in collaboration with Odeon publishing. This anthology offers seventeen Czech authors' take on the unexpected circumstances that the coronavirus pandemic has brought, with a unique focus on the loc...

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Would Dvořák Have Wanted the Music of African American Composers Programmed Instead of the “New World” Symphony?

Would Dvořák Have Wanted the Music of African American Composers Programmed Instead of the “New World” Symphony?

A conversation and book launch in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is an event organized by the Dvořák American Heritage Association.

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Happy Holidays from EUNIC Cluster New York!

Happy Holidays from EUNIC Cluster New York!

Wishing you happy holidays from EUNIC Cluster New York.

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UNESCO adds Czech glass-blown Christmas beads to ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list

UNESCO adds Czech glass-blown Christmas beads to ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list

The holiday season just got a little merrier in Poniklá, a village nestled in the foothills of the Krkonoše Mountains. The traditional blown-glass and beaded Christmas decorations that it is famous for has just been added to UNESCO’s celebrated list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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New Recording of Lost Czech Christmas Carol Featured on Czech National Television

New Recording of Lost Czech Christmas Carol Featured on Czech National Television

A re-discovered lost Czech Carol. The world premiere of the first US recording of Bright Magical Night, performed by the former Czech opera singer Stanislav Kotyza and his daughter Kristina Kotyza, featured in the main news on Czech Television.

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Receding Wave:

Receding Wave: "Something Different" with Helena Třeštíková

Watch the recording of the discussion with one of the most revered Czech filmmakers of her generation, Helena Třeštíková, who spoke about the way the film directors of the Czechoslovak New Wave have inspired her from a very young age.

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Baking Czech Christmas Cookies in NYC

Baking Czech Christmas Cookies in NYC

Czech expatriate Eva Giannone has been living in New York City for over 20 years. She is known throughout the NY Czech community for amazing Christmas cookies. This year, Eva is collaborating in the Czech Center New York event to launch a Czech Christmas tree for New York and has prepared special...

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Lost Czech Christmas Carol Discovered: Bright Magical Night

Lost Czech Christmas Carol Discovered: Bright Magical Night

A re-discovered lost Czech Carol. The world premiere of the first US recording of Bright Magical Night is performed by the former Czech opera singer, Stanislav Kotyza, and his daughter, Kristina Kotyza.