Latest Announcements

Open House for Adult Learners, Saturday, June 6 at 1 PM

Another Open House for Adult Learners interested in learning Czech or Slovak will take place on Saturday, June 6 at 1 PM.  Come and enroll for the Fall 2015 courses.  We offer group, mini-group, semiprivate, or private classes based on your level of knowledge and interest.  Meet our teachers and the program administrator for a helpful discussion of your needs. Refreshments will be served. We are located at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. Please, RSVP at For more information about our program, see the ADULT PROGRAM section 

Ceruzky vo svete 2/2015

Online časopis pre slovenské deti v zahraničí nové čislo nájdete TU

2015 Summer Camp, June 29-July 10, 2015, DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2015

2015 Czech and Slovak Summer Day Camp for Children is here! Your first step is to register your child  online by clicling on CLASS REGISTRATION FORM on the right, then choosing "2015 Summer Day Camp for Kids" from the course menu, and filling out the online form. Please, do so here.  REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2015. See our 2014 summer camp picture gallery. Additional information about the camp, including submitting your payment, can be found here. Download 2015 Summer Camp Flyer and 2015 Summer Camp Application

Spring Concert, March 29 at 2 PM

Parents and BCBSA members are cordially invited to attend our annual Spring Concert. Event will be held in Josef A. Voves Hall on Sunday, March 29 at 2 PM. Children from the Czech and Slovak language program will perform a string of Easter and Spring songs and dances followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny and Easter crafts. Please, register for the event at under Event Registration Form. Door opens at 1:45 PM.

Family Ice Skating in Great Neck, NY, Sunday March 8

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center in cooperation with the former figure skater and olympic champion Milada Kubikova-Stastny organized an ice skating event "Czech Out Ice Skating in Great Neck". We would like to invite all Czech and Slovak families and friends from New York City and surrounding neighborhoods to come and spend a fun afternoon with us between 2-4 PM on Sunday, March 8 in the picturesque Great Neck on Long Island. Bring your own skates and pay a discounted enterance fee $ 5 for a child and $7 for an adult. Discounted prices are $8 per child ad $10 per adult with rental skates. Possible appearance of the Bohemka Hockey Team members! To attend, register here. Pay entrance fee directly at the rink at Parkwood Sports Complex, 65 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck, NY 11024 and receive a bracelet. Look forward to seeing you all this Sunday! 

Ceruzky vo svete

See a new magazine for Slovak children living abroad called Ceruzky vo svete

Open House, March 14, 2015

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 March 14, 2015. 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.

Saturday Classes Canceled January 24

Due to expected inclement weather, the Saturday children's program classes will be canceled tomorrow, January 24, 2015. Please, check your emails for the makeup date.

Winter Weather Warning for Saturday, January 24

Dear Parents,

The National Weather Service is warning that a potential nor'easter may drop more than six inches of snow on Staten Island and the New York Metropolitan area this Saturday. Snow from the nor'easter may begin falling around 6 a.m. on Saturday and continue as a wintry mix with rain for the next 12 hours. There has not been a decision made whether to keep our language program open this Saturday, January 24. However, the area forecast will be closely monitored and plans made accordingly. Please, stay tuned and check your email, our website, and your text messages frequently. Friday school will stay open on January 23 without any changes in schedule.

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center

Dinner and Folk Dance with DA Sokol, January 24 at 5 PM

Join us for this unique event organized by DA Sokol! You are in for a festive evening full of music and folk dancing conducted by our very own Limboracik dance instructors, Jozef and Maria Vasko. No prior folk dance knowledge is required. Ticket includes a delicious roast chicken dinner served by Bohemian Hall restaurant and folk dance lessons. Rafle will also be available. $25 per ticket, $12 for children ages 6-12 abd free admission for children ages 5 and under. Tickets are limited. This is an event for the whole family! Children and their families from our language program are sincerely welcome. Tickets are for sale, starting January 9th. Inquire tickets from the CZSK Cultural Center director either in person or at


As 2014 comes to an end, we reflect on the past year and turn to those of you who have helped us accomplish various achievements.  We value your support and partnership, and we sincerely thank you.  We look forward to what lies ahead in the coming year and anticipate your continued support and dedication.

The Teaching and Administration Staff at the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center

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 .

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