Our Mission

The mission of the Czech & Slovak Language Center (School) of Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society of Astoria (BCBSA) is to educate the community about the culture, language, and history of the Czech and Slovak people.

We strive to provide a comprehensive platform to deepen understanding of our Czech and Slovak national roots and connect our young generations with the heritage of their parents and grandparents through social events, traditions and folk music activities.

We are proud to continue this mission which began in 1910 when the school was founded by the Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society (est. 1892), out of the desire to teach the Czech and Slovak language and culture to children of immigrants of Czechoslovakian descendants.

Our Czech and Slovak Language Center is continuing to improve and develop connections with outside entities and fellows interested in our Slavic languages and rich culture.

For more history read here: http://bohemianhall.com/about/

Upcoming Events

Enrollment has started for the Adult Language Program!

We are currently accepting enrollments for Adult Language Program! We offer Native speakers teachers and/or those who have native fluency in the languages they speak. Participants will be using a combinations of the best publications on the market as well as original materials created in-house.

Please see this page for more information.

Open House - May 4th, 2019

The Czech and Slovak Language Center of BCBSA is hosting an open house on May 4th, 2019. The time is yet to be decided, check back soon!

Our motto:

"BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE"