Czech Center New York
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
William C. Frohne, 1896; Renovation, Milan Kvíz & Atelier M1, 2007

One of many social halls built in the nineteenth century for the city's immigrant ethnic communities, the Bohemian National Hall is a rare survivor that has both the charm of the old world in spaces like the Ballroom and the appeal of the modern through design elements introduced during it's renovation. Today it is a vibrant cultural hub featuring art galleries, a Grand Ballroom, a rooftop terrace, cinema, library, and more. The Czech Center's five-story building was designed by William C. Frohne in the Renaissance Revival style, built in 1896 and renovated in 2008. It is a rare survivor of the many social halls built in the nineteenth century for New York City's immigrant ethnic communities, with both the charm of the old world in spaces like the Ballroom and the appeal of the modern through design elements introduced during it's renovation.

Bohemian National Hall hosts many cultural events and celebrates the arts, film, literature, music, education and more. It is also a monument to the history of immigrants in New York City and the United States. The building boasts five floors of modern surprises, including two art galleries, a Grand Ballroom, a rooftop terrace with great city views, a cinema, the Dvořák Study, and the Václav Havel Library Foundation. In the travel guide, 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss, Bohemian National Hall is described as "a little-known treasure, a postmodern surprise, encouraging dynamic dialogue between American and Czech communities that has become a vibrant cultural venue for new generations of New Yorkers.”

Saturday Tour Info: Tours will be given by key Czech Center New York staff every 20 min throughout the day.

 

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