Latest Announcements

Latest Announcements

Ceruzky vo svete-1/2016

New issue of the online magazine for children living abroad is here! Click here for Ceruzky vo svete 1/2016

2016 Summer Camp, 8/22-9/2 2016,

The 2016 Czech and Slovak Language Summer Day Camp for Children is here again! Your first step is to register your child online by clicling on 2016-17 Children's Classes Registration (2016 Summer Camp) on the right, then choosing "2016 Children's Summer Camp" from the course menu, and filling out the online form. Please, do so here.  Then, download the 2016 Summer Camp Application, fill out and send it along with your payment to Czech and Slovak Cultural Center, Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. The fee is $250/week per child. See our summer camp picture gallery. Download the 2016 Summer Camp Flyer and the 2016 Summer Camp Application 

Open House for Adult Learners, April 23, 2016

Open House is intended for adults who are interested in learning Czech or Slovak. We offer private, semi-private, and group lessons. Join us on April 23 at 2PM for a short presentation explaining our program and a 1/2 hour trial lesson. Registration deadline is April 20, 2016. Open House registration can be found under Event Registration. For more information on our classes, please see Adult Education

Eye Opener: The Otto Wichterle Story, April 2, 2016

Join us on an amazing journey into the birth of the first soft contact lens. Come see a comic and cartoon exhibition and a short film about the world-renowned Czech scientist and inventor of soft contact lenses Otto Wichterle, or play with a children's construction set Merkur, from which the first contact lens was formed. Meet Dr. Hynek Wichterle, Associate Professor of Pathology, Neurology, and Neuroscience at Columbia University, Otto Wichterle's grandson. Exhibition opening will be held at Bohemian Hall, Astoria, Queens at 11:45am. Refreshments will be served. Part of the event opening will be a small exhibition by the children of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center called "A Little Inventor in All of Us". The Otto Wichterle exhibition was made possible with the kind support of the Czech Center New York. Read more...

Czech Out Ice Skating In Great Neck, NY

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center NYC in cooperation with a former figure skating champion MIlada Kubikova-Stastny is organizing a social event for our school families, BCBSA members, and the Czech and Slovak community in the NYC area. Let's get together for a Sunday afternoon full of ice skating, hot chocolate, and family fun. Meet Ms. Stastny and Bohemka Hockey team! The event will be held at the Parkwood Sports Complex (Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink) in Great Neck, NY on Sunday, March 6, from 2-4 PM. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center. Prices: With own skates, adults $7, children $5; with rental skates adults $10, children $8. Please, register on the website www.czechslovakculturacenter.org (Event Registration) and send a check made out to BCBSA to Czech and Slovak Cultural Center, Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. Registration and payment deadline is March 2, 2016. Discounted tickets will be available for pickup at the ice skating rink ticket booth upon arrival.  Send your questions to czskschool@bohemianhall.com. View and download a flyer here

Open House, March 5, 2016

Please, join us for Open House  and learn about our children's language program, including academics, events, tuition, etc. To accomodate all our applying families, there will be two Open House sessions on Saturday, March 5, 2016. One session will begin at 2PM and is going to be conducted in Czech/Slovak language. Another session will take place at 3:30 PM in English only. Refreshments for children and adults will be served. For more information and program schedule, click here.

Peter Sis "The Wall" Exhibition Opening, Jan-30, 2016 at 11:45 AM and 12:30PM
The traveling documentary exhibition of the book by Peter Sís "The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain"  is installed in replicas of real street boards, which were used as Communist propaganda before 1989. Sís's original drawings, illustrations, and objects accompany authentic artifacts from the 50s to the 80s. In ten special showcases, the exhibition brings artistically interesting and compelling story about how we grew up and lived behind the Iron Curtain.
Book Zeď (The Wall) was published in ten languages, and since its release in fall 2007, it won more than twenty awards in the US and Europe. In spring 2008, the book received a prestige gold medal Bologna Ragazzi Award as the world's best non-fiction book for children at the International Fair of children's books. 
Children and adults can meet Peter Sís on Saturday, January 30 at 11:45 (in Czech for children and parents) AM and 12:30 (in English for general public) during his book discussion and book signing. Please, register on czechslovakculturalcenter.org under Event Registration Form. Bring your own book, only a small number of books will be available for purchase.
Limbora Auditions, January 17, 2016

Folk dance and singing ensemble Limbora is seeking new members!  Men and women 13 year and older (singers-men only) with or without experience are welcome to participate. Auditions will be held at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102 on Sunday, January 17 at 2PM. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to become a part of this one-of-a-kind cultural experience! For more information, call Stano at 917-560-9658

Children's Language Classes Reopen This Weekend

Happy New Year! Czech and Slovak children's laguage classes will reopen this Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 during normal hours. Limboracik will resume its Friday and Saturday rehearsals this Friday and Saturday, following regular schedule. See you there!

2015-16 LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULT LEARNERS

REGISTER for the Czech and Slovak language classes for adult learners. Ongoing registration and classes are formed continuously. Payment, and other useful information can be found HERE.

Halloween at the Czech and Slovak School

Last weekend our school celebrated Halloween. Children dressed in the ghostly or funny Halloween costumes and enjoyed "Trick or Treat" candy and small presents. Teachers organized small Halloween parties in their classrooms. See pictures on our Facebook page

Complete Beginner Czech Course for Adult Learners About to Open

A Beginner Czech Course for Adult Learners is scheduled to open on Saturday, October 17th at 2:15PM. If interested, register on our website through Adult Courses Registration Form. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11 before midnight. Please, see our 2015-16 price list here. After submitting your registration form, you will be contacted with payment and course instructions.

Celebration of Ľudovít Štúr's 200th Birthday

On October 16th & 17th, our Slovak school celebrated 200th Anniversary of Ľudovít Štúr's birth. Children met in Josef A. Voves Hall for an assembly presented our Slovak teachers and a school's long-time supporter Ms. I. Sivcova-Kuzma. First, the children learned about Ľ. Štúr's life,  his important work in linguistics, and his Slovak Language standards authorship. Then, they were tested on facts about Štúr in a fun quiz. A small drawing exhibition called Ľudovít Štúr Though the Eyes of the Slovak School Children was displayed in the school hallway to conclude this important event. Radio Slovakia International broadcasted the event on October 23. See pictures on our Facebook page

APPLE PICKING RESCHEDULED TO *SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2015*

DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER, APPLE PICKING EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. MEETING TIME REMAINS THE SAME.

School parents and BCBSA members, join us for an exciting back-to-school event at Applewood Orchards in a picturesque Warwick in Orange County, NY. Own transportation. Meeting time: 11 AM in the parking  lot. No etrance fee, but there will be a small fee for picking apples. Please, see the Applewood Orchards website for the price information. Bring a blanket, beach chair, own lunch, or buy it at the orchard. Enjoy wagon rides, face, painting, ice cream, fresh apple donuts, and more! Visit a joint Applewood Winery and sample their wine for a small fee. Wear our yellow school T-shirt to support the school spirit, unity, and friendship. Register for the event on our website. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 17. See you there!

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"BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE"