Latest Announcements

Language Classes for Adult Learners-2015 Winter Session

Please note that the 2015 Winter Trimester will begin the 2nd week in January. For the exact date, please check the section Adult Education.

The Czech Holiday Party, Sunday, December 14 at 2 PM

You are cordially invited to celebrate the holidays on Sunday, December 14 from 2 PM to 5 PM at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan with traditional music, festive dance, Christmas market, children’s film screening, and refreshments of the season. Holiday program is featuring mezzo-soprano and emcee Pavlina Horakova presenting classical pieces from world-famous composers as well as Czech Christmas medley: Nesem Vam noviny, Slyste Slyste Pastuskove, Ticha noc, etc. You are welcome to join in singing with the children’s choir from the Czech & Slovak Cultural Center  in Astoria or shop for beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments, carved wooden toys or chocolate candy collection presented by Slovak - Czech Varieties store while tasting delicious Christmas cookies and mulled wine. The screening of classical Czech movie for kids of all ages: ”Three Wishes for Cinderella/Tri Orisky pro Popelku” will follow musical part. To view a poster, please, click here.More information about the event can be found on the Czech Consulate NYC website


Our traditional Mikuláššká will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 2 PM Bohemian Hall. Mikulašská nadílka is a beloved tradition and the most popular event among the Czech and Slovak children.  The arrival of Mikuláš (St. Nicholas), along with the Angel and the Devil, carrying traditional stocking gifts, always delights the children, as well as the adults. The children from our Czech and Slovak language program will begin the program  with their engaging Christmas and winter songs and folk dances, followed by the arrival of Mikulas. Event is open to the language program families and the BCBSA members and their families only.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 5th at 7 PM

Bring the family for cookies, hot chocolate, and holiday cheer! A holiday tradition celebrated in our historic garden at 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. Organized by Bohemian Hall and Garden. Children from the Czech and Slovak language program will appear with a short holiday program.

Martinské hody-St. Martin Festivities

KRAJANSKÁ RODINA U PANNY MARIE KARMELSKÉ V ASTORII pořádá SVATOMARTINSKÉ HODY v NEDĚLI 9. listopadu 2014 12.00 pm v „Parish Center“ naproti kostela, 23-25 Newtown Ave, (Newtown Ave a Crescent Street). V 10.30 am (jako každou neděli ) MŠE SVATÁ. Ve 12 pm-oběd, Vepřová, knedlík, zelí, Telecí řízek, bramborový salát, okurka. Odpoledne: pečivo, klobásy a párky, káva a studené nápoje. Bohatá tombola. CENY JAKO VŽDY LIDOVÉ. V 1 pm – 6 pm hraje k tanci a poslechu KRAJANSKÁ HUDBA KONTAKTY pod vedením Jozefa Juraši s repertoárem českých a slovenských lidových písníPo obědě vystoupí naši hosté děti z Českého a slovenského kulturního centra v Astorii. Vstupné: $ 5 za osobu (děti zdarma).


Endele Vendele

Come see yet another performance by the Prague theater Viola at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan on Sunday, October 12 at 3 PM. Endele Vendele is an interactive theater performance for all ages as part of their U.S. tour. Featuring classical poems, songs and fairy tales from Czech literature. Performance is in Czech. Free admission. For more information,  click here

37th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Festival begins at 9 AM.Come join the fun and celebrate your heritage! The PNC Arts Center is tranformed into a giant playground full of music, dancing, and delicious traditional food.  Various stands offer Slovak dishes, baked goods, cratfstman items, and so much more. Participate in a soccer game that takes place during the festival.  As it has become a tradition, our own children's dancing group Limboráčik will perform at the festival with their lively performance filled with upbeat traditional regional folk dances.  Reconnect with your roots and come enjoy this unique event! 

The Daffodil Project

Children from our Czech and Slovak language program will participate in The Daffodil Project organized by NYC organization New Yorkers for Parks that distrubutes hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs across the 5 boroughs annually. The bulbs are free to anyone willing to plant them in a park or public space. In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg named the daffodil the official flower of New York City.Our children will plant daffodil bulbs in front of the Bohemian Hall building as part of our new program "Be a Good CZSKCC Citizen" which teaches them to actively participate in taking care of the building and its surroundings. Planting event is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. There are 550 bulbs we will plant! Greening Western Queens organization will provide gardening tools. Come help us and support our efforts to beautify our building and to get our families, friends, and supporters together!

Měření na kroje-Performance Costume Fitting


Měření na školní kroje proběhne již tento pátek 12.9. a tuto sobotu 13.9.  ve velkém sále během školní výuky. Měření se týká pouze nových dětí a dětí, které potřebují nový kroj. Podrobnější informace u ředitelky školy pí. Blanky Sylvester na emailové adrese, na tel. čísle 201.496.4393 nebo osobně během páteční a sobotní výuky.

School Costume fittings will take place this Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 in the Main Hall during school hours. Only new children and those children who need a new costume will participate. Please, inquire a detailed information with the director, Blanka Sylvester at or call 201.496.4393. Additional information can also be obtained in person from the director on Friday and Saturday during school hours .

Children's Show Ententýky

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Place: Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102

Event is free. Sugested donation $5 per family. RSVP by registering in Event Registration Form (found in Quick Navigation) by 9/30/14.

A children's show full of children's songs, rhymes, stories and fairy tales performed by a renowned Prague theater Viola. Suitable for children of all ages and all language levels. The show is about 45 minutes long and will be conducted in Czech. Children will meet all actors after the show and hear how Ententyky came alive and other interesting behind-the-scene facts and information surrounding theater and a professional acting career. Actors will also give their autographs.  Show will be performed in Czech. For more information about Viola and the show, see our calendar and  

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2014-15 Language Courses for Adult Learners

Schedule of language courses for adult learners is now available. Please, see Adult Education section for more information.

Czech and Slovak Language Classes for Teens

Do you have a teenager in your life who speaks Czech or Slovak?  Do you want him or her to continue practicing it?  We offer a unique opportunity for teenage boys and girls 14-18 years old who know some Czech or Slovak but can't find a suitable language program in the tri-state area. 

Classes are forming now!!! For more information, contact the school director Blanka Sylvester at or call 201.496.4393

New School Library

Attention, school parents! Our new children's library will open for the first time on March 21, 2014 from 5-7 PM. For more information, click here.


New Citizenship legislation of the Czech Republic

The new "Czech Nationality Act" took effect January 1, 2014. Read on...

Benefits of Bilingualism

Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain and improve even cognitive skills. Read more about the benefits of learning a foreign language in this NY times article (link here.)

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