Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences -SVU- New York Chapter

Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences -SVU- New York Chapter Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter
a non-profit organization in New York City promoting Czech and Slovak intellectual history through lectures, readings,concerts, film screenings, exhibits and other cultural events.
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a non-profit organization in New York City promoting Czech and Slovak intellectual history through lectures, readings,concerts, film screenings, exhibits and other cultural events. Events take place at Bohemian National Hall (BNH) 321 E 73 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan PayPal contributions are tax deductible: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GKEN2EFCQ84XN

By Hana Shannon ... Happy 170th Birthday, Mr. President!
03/07/2020

By Hana Shannon ... Happy 170th Birthday, Mr. President!

* Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk*
First President of Czechoslovakia. Today, March 7th, we would celebrate his 170th birthday.

Radio Prague
03/06/2020
Radio Prague

Radio Prague

After finding major success in her adopted home of New York, Czech photographer Marie Tomanová has a new exhibition of pictures taken on her first visit to her Moravian hometown in almost a decade. 📸🇺🇸🇨🇿

It is on TUESDAY!!!
03/06/2020

It is on TUESDAY!!!

Monika Zgustova: Dressed for a Dance in the SnowBook tour USA https://www.google.com/books/edition/Dressed_for_a_Dance_i...
03/04/2020
Dressed for a Dance in the Snow

Monika Zgustova: Dressed for a Dance in the Snow
Book tour USA

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Dressed_for_a_Dance_in_the_Snow/6TDJDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

In conversation with Carrie Callaghan, Q&A, signing
MAR 14, 2020
Politics & Prose - In conversation with Carrie Callaghan, Q&A, signing5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C 20008

Talk, Q&A, signing
MAR 17, 2020
Princeton Public Library - Talk, Q&A, signing - Books for sale by Labyrinth Books65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Panel: Intimate Hardships: Women in War and Imprisonment, signing
MAR 18, 2020
Virginia Festival of the Book - Panel: Intimate Hardships: Women in War and Imprisonment, signing
Charlottesville City Council Chambers, 605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Talk, Q&A, signing
MAR 19, 2020
Georgia Center for the Book -
Decatur Library, 3rd Floor, 215 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

Talk, Q&A, signing
MAR 23, 2020
Seattle Public Library - Talk, Q&A, signing - Books for sale by Elliott Bay Book Company1000 4th Avenue, Level 4, Room 1
Seattle, WA 98104

Details TK - Panel
MAY 4, 2020 - MAY 9, 2020
PEN World Voices FestivalTK
New York, NY

A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová's colle...

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC
03/01/2020

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC

The Czech Embassy celebrates 100 years of Czech women’s suffrage, the right to vote being adopted on February 29, 1920, in former Czechoslovakia. The democratic republic passed the measure almost six months earlier than the United States of America! Today, we remember all the women worldwide who fought for the rights of all women to be heard and for their voices to count. #WomensSuffrage #RighttoVote

Dne 18.cervna 2020 v 19 hod se muzete sejit s autorkou Helenou Capkovou na jeji prednasce o Antoninu Raymondovi pro SVU ...
02/29/2020
Český architekt Raymond budoval nové Japonsko. Vyšla o něm kniha - iDNES.cz

Dne 18.cervna 2020 v 19 hod se muzete sejit s autorkou Helenou Capkovou na jeji prednasce o Antoninu Raymondovi pro SVU NY v Bohemian National Hall New Yorku.

[email protected]

Kladenský rodák Antonín Raymond byl nejplodnějším českým architektem 20. století a významně přispěl k vývoji moderní japonské architektury. V Japonsku postavil stovky staveb. O jeho poválečném díle a životě vyšla kniha Antonín Raymond v Japonsku (1948–1976) vzpomínky přá...

"Moravian Heritage Caretakers"exhibition opened at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, IA....
02/29/2020

"Moravian Heritage Caretakers"
exhibition opened at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, IA.

In 2018, we had the pleasure to host the Easter Egg Decoration workshop with Marie Svirgova and Dagmar Benesova.

Slavnostní zahájení výstavy Strážkyně moravského dědictví v Českém a slovenském národním muzeu v Cedar Rapids. Výstava, na které jsme pilně pracovaly půl roku doma a teď týden v USA.

Jako součást přípravy vernisáže jsme také uspořádaly několik výtvarných dílen pro místní nadšence, ale také za námi přiletěly malérečky z Texasu, z Kanady nebo přijely třeba i tři české sestry z Chicaga. Vytvořily jsme dva krásné ornamenty, Mařenka muzeu věnovala krásnou kolekci podlužáckých krojů. Podařilo se nám také výborně propagovat babičky v krojích a samozřejmě knihu Víchernice, která je k zakoupení v muzejním obchodě.

Na zahájení přišlo asi 120 lidí a my jsme v našich krojích byly “selebrity”. Děkujeme velmi muzeu, že nám tuto výstavu uspořádali, české ambasádě ve Washigtonu DC za podporu a také děkujeme českým krajanům v USA, v čele s naší kamarádkou Monikou Vintrlíkovou, za propojení a vykomunikování, aby se naše cesta mohla uskutečnit.

Petr Sís [Peter Sis]
02/26/2020

Petr Sís [Peter Sis]

95.375 návštěvníků plus děti do 6 let, které jsou zadarmo a nepočítají se 🙂 To je neuvěřitelné. Obrovské poděkování patří celému týmu galerie DOX v čele s Míšou a Leošem.
Děkuji vám z celého srdce 💙

Almost one hundred thousand people visited my exhibition in Prague 🇨🇿 Love it!

SAVE the DATE!  March 24!Let us know if you are coming!
02/25/2020
The 6-Minute Challenge, XII

SAVE the DATE! March 24!

Let us know if you are coming!

Come meet Czech and Slovak artists, professionals, students, and scholars who will be challenged to introduce the subject of their project, research, or studies in a short presentation limited to six minutes and in the language appropriate for a non-expert audience. In English. Moderated by Christop...

Meet the author René Georg Vasicek at our next "SVU NY 6-Minute Challenge" on March 24 at 7pm!Bohemian National Hall in ...
02/23/2020
The Defectors

Meet the author René Georg Vasicek at our next "SVU NY 6-Minute Challenge" on March 24 at 7pm!
Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.
For more info: [email protected]

In his final interview, Roberto Bolaño says, "I would like to have been a homicide detective, much more than a writer... I'd have been someone who could come back to the scene of the crime, alone by night..."This "aloneness," this perfect solitude, is very much at the cor...

Go Martina Hornakova! The SVU-NY 6-minute Challenge alumna.
02/16/2020

Go Martina Hornakova! The SVU-NY 6-minute Challenge alumna.

It has been 3️⃣ years since we launched our platform giving people with #foreign roots access to authentic experiences and products anytime they need #tasteofhome
or want to discover the culture of their #ancestors !
🌹🎂🍷
Let’s celebrate with us, stay tuned for exciting announcements!

Clanek Vandy Cernohorske (SVU NY 6-Minute Challenge Alumna)
02/12/2020
Vanda Černohorská: Vrtěti Křečkem aneb diskriminace v České republice - E15.cz

Clanek Vandy Cernohorske (SVU NY 6-Minute Challenge Alumna)

Diskriminace v České republice je virtuální problém. Problém, jehož výskyt je zanedbatelný a který uměle přiživují neziskové organizace. Tak to alespoň vidí zástupce veřejné ochránkyně práv Stanislav Křeček, který svůj názor vyslovil nejprve v červencovém rozhovoru pro ...

Nadace Partnerství
02/09/2020

Nadace Partnerství

Víkend přinesl smutnou zprávu o odchodu jedné z nejvýraznějších osobností českého environmentálního hnutí Erazima Koháka. Ten byl prvním nositelem Ceny Josefa Vavrouška, kterou Nadace Partnerství každoročně uděluje. Pro tuto příležitost přinášíme laudatio pro Erazima z udílení cen v roce 1996.

www.cenajosefavavrouska.cz/Laureati/1996/Erazim-Kohak

Stand by for the English version
02/06/2020

Stand by for the English version

Jaký byl život židovského obyvatelstva v českých zemích od raného novověku po současnost, jaké byly kontakty s nežidovskými sousedy a jak se žilo ve venkovských oblastech? Devítičlenný tým autorů zpracoval na toto téma přehledné dílo pod názvem "Mezi Prahou a Mikulovem. Židé v českých zemích", které se poprvé představilo veřejnosti. Děkujeme partnerům naší včerejší akce Collegium Carolinum a spolku Adalbert Stifter Verein za spolupráci. Kniha byla představena v 🇩🇪němčině a vyjde také v 🇬🇧angličtině, 🇨🇿češtině a 🇮🇱hebrejštině. Jsem rádi, že toto hodnotné dílo bylo představeno právě na německé ambasádě za účasti autorů 👍a vážených hostů.

A book by a Czech-American Newyorker Rene Georg Vasicek
02/06/2020
The Defectors: Czech-American essayist René Georg Vasicek’s debut novel an exploration of identities, truths and “quantum beings” | Radio Prague International

A book by a Czech-American Newyorker Rene Georg Vasicek

Essayist, educator and debut novelist René Georg Vasicek was conceived in communist-era Czechoslovakia, born in Austria a year after the Soviet-led invasion of his parents’ homeland, and raised in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island, New York. His novel The Defectors is a self-described book ...

By Hana Shannon
02/04/2020

By Hana Shannon

Green landscape #oilpainting #color #landscape #home #czechrepublic #morava

WHEN IN PRAGUE  on FEB 8th
02/03/2020

WHEN IN PRAGUE on FEB 8th

How does one draw wings when you want to fly? How many ideas and work does one book require? And what is it like to have a brother who is a global success? We've planned Saturday evening as a poetic farewell to the On Flying and Other Dreams exhibition. In the DOX+ hall we will be showing clips from the movie Dreams of Stray Cats, accompanied by commentary by David Sís; we will then invite Joachim Dvořák, Petr Sís's publisher in the Czech Republic, to join us on stage, and of course the artist himself 🤩

Find out more at Petr Sís v DOX+ 👈

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York
02/03/2020
Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York

We’re sorry to learn about today’s passing away of Ivan Král, Czech-born musician who performed and composed several rock hits with legends such as Patti Smith and many others.

01/31/2020
DEEP TALKS 10: Prof. Milan Hejný

Na pocest J. A. Komenskeho

Matematik Milan Hejny sdili sve teorie a zkusenosti o metodice uceni.

Dnešním hostem podcastu Deep Talks je profesor Milan Hejný. Pan Hejný je předním českým odborníkem v didaktice matematiky. Právě on je autorem netradičního z...

IN PRAGUE ... WTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 20205:00 PM  7:30 PMAMERICAN CENTER13 TRŽIŠTĚ,  MALÁ STRANA, Panelists:  U.S. archit...
01/31/2020
Women Sharping Built Environment_dicussion — WPS Prague

IN PRAGUE ... W

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020
5:00 PM 7:30 PM
AMERICAN CENTER
13 TRŽIŠTĚ, MALÁ STRANA,

Panelists: U.S. architect Amy Hetletvedt, Czech architects Anna Švarc, Alžběta Brůhová and Adéla Pečlová

Moderator: Regina Loukotová, architect, rector, ARCHIP

Themes:

Examples of design by female architects, particularly in public projects

Bringing balance to architecture by empowering women’s voices

Obstacles specific to female architects, such as recognition, glass ceilings and pay gaps

Similarities and differences in opportunities and issues female architects face in different societies

Discussion of potential approaches, responses and solutions

US Embassy in Czech republic cordially invites you to the panel discussion in honor of the Czech Women’s Leadership Forum. Rector of the first private architectural university in Czech Republic Regina Loukotová will discuss how is it to be a woman shaping built environment with US architect Amy H...

He knew it in the17th Century!Founder of modern education Jan Amos Komensky (Johannes Amos Comenius) - precursors of han...
01/31/2020

He knew it in the17th Century!

Founder of modern education Jan Amos Komensky (Johannes Amos Comenius) - precursors of hands-on education and the Internet (knowledge for all) died 350 years ago in Amsterdam. Google him!

VITEZSLAVA KAPRALOVA
01/30/2020
Meet the Most Important Czech Woman Composer | Everything Czech | by Tres Bohemes

VITEZSLAVA KAPRALOVA

Despite her tragically brief life, Vítězslava Kaprálová, who died at the age of twenty-five, is now considered the most important female Czech woman composer of the 20th century. Her prolific output, abundant with fresh and bold ideas, passion, tenderness and youthful energy are once again comin...

Stories Survive Speaker Series: Frederick Terna, Artist SUNDAY, February 2 | 1 PMFredrick Terna was born in 1923. He liv...
01/30/2020
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Stories Survive Speaker Series: Frederick Terna, Artist
SUNDAY, February 2 | 1 PM

Fredrick Terna was born in 1923. He lived and attended school in Prague, Czechoslovakia until the Germans occupied the city in 1939. Mr. Terna was interned in a number of camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kaufering (a sub-camp of Dachau). He was liberated near Landsberg in Bavaria on April 27, 1945. In 1952, he arrived in New York, where he pursued his career as a painter.

Free; advance registration recommended

Fredrick Terna was born in 1923. He lived and attended school in Prague, Czechoslovakia until Germany occupied the city in 1939. Mr. Terna was interned in a number of camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kaufering (a sub-camp of Dachau). He was liberated near Landsberg in Bavaria on Apr...

Daughter
01/29/2020

Daughter

And the 🏆 Short Film Jury Award: Animation 🏆 at the Sundance Film Festival goes to..... Daughter!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!

Huge congratulations to our team, FAMU - Filmová a televizní fakulta AMU MAUR film sro. Státní fond kinematografie Miyu Distribution

IN LONDONCzech AI scientists
01/25/2020
AI SCIENCE CAFÉ SERIES 2020 - Londýn

IN LONDON

Czech AI scientists

Artificial Intelligence is the new phenomenon of the 21st century and has evolved out of the realm of science fiction and at best, a few technologically advanced minds and IT professionals, to everyday topics of discussion and one of the key drivers of the future progress of humankind. The objective...

Bravo!
01/21/2020

Bravo!

Manželé Dvořákovi právě na IOCB Prague - Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry oznamují významný filantropický počin - do Nadace Experientia vloží 200 milionů korun na podporu mladých vědců!

Bravo!
01/15/2020

Bravo!

Czech animated film Daughter will compete for the prestigious Academy Award – the Oscar. 👍🌟
The Academy announced the nominations today. The animated puppet drama Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva, student of the Department of Animated Film at FAMU International Prague was selected in the Best Animated Short Film category. Daughter already won the Student Oscar. 🎬
It is the only Czech animated film that has in recent decades managed to compete for an Oscar.
The winners will be announced on February 9th in Los Angeles. 😀

VISIT OUR SVU NY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and SUBSCRIBE! 5 NEWLY EDITED VIDEOS from our 2016 event "Escaping from Czechoslovakia"...
01/14/2020

VISIT OUR SVU NY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and SUBSCRIBE!

5 NEWLY EDITED VIDEOS from our 2016 event "Escaping from Czechoslovakia".

Josef Baláž
https://youtu.be/pD6O9cZf9lA

Jitka Exler
Jitkahttps://youtu.be/czg4WXCSvxU

Sivia Fishbach
https://youtu.be/pq9jc1QaTz4

Zdenka Hauner Manley
https://youtu.be/t8uDs-wUZK0

Vit Hořejš
https://youtu.be/q-oY7gElsm8

Editing was sponsored, in part, by the grant from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in New York, generous anonymous donor, and individual donors. Thank you all.

Nejvyšší kanadské vyznamenání získal český vědec Josef Svoboda. Za komunismu byl politický vězeň
01/14/2020
Nejvyšší kanadské vyznamenání získal český vědec Josef Svoboda. Za komunismu byl politický vězeň

Nejvyšší kanadské vyznamenání získal český vědec Josef Svoboda. Za komunismu byl politický vězeň

Z rodné země ho vyhnala nesvoboda, v emigraci ale nyní získal nejvyšší státní vyznamenání. Devadesátiletý ekolog Josef Svoboda obdržel před několika dny Řád Kanady. Skaut a bývalý politický vězeň se po odchodu z Československa zaměřil na výzkum Arktidy a jeho přínos věd...

JANUARY 16 at 6pm at Tibet House, NYCMeet Czech artist Roman Kameš from Paris working with children in Tibet
01/12/2020
Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences -SVU- New York Chapter

JANUARY 16 at 6pm at Tibet House, NYC
Meet Czech artist Roman Kameš from Paris working with children in Tibet

We recommend:

Roman Kames & Young Artists from Ladakh

India ink, tempera and gouache works on handmade paper from West Bengal

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 16, 2020 6-8pm

On view through March 2
Roman Kames is a Czech-born artist living in Paris since 1973, who has been working in Ladakh for over two decades. Trained in European painting at the prestigious Beaux-Arts of Paris, he found renewed inspiration in the colors and ever changing light of the stunning Ladakhi landscape. This exhibition also includes works by regional children and adolescents in workshops where he introduced Western concepts of art and self-expression.

"In a tangka painting class at the Tibetan Children’s Village at Choglamsar traditional Tibetan painting, codified for centuries is taught through a rigorous six-year. The few pupils are quite poor. Their class is well organized and more importantly, led by an enlightened teacher who encourages them to draw ‘from nature’ every Saturday morning. Their sketchbooks contain studies of trees evocative of Cezanne, his existence unknown to them, this master painter from Aix en Provence. An excursion among the Pahari of Himachal Pradesh where the students study in even greater poverty, the atmosphere is different and, at the conclusion of their rigorous studies, their drawings, even more than their paintings, are pictograms of pure color. Could they be influenced by Joan Miro?"- Roman Kames

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Deutsche Tibethilfe/German Aid to Tibetans.

22 W 15th St. New York, NY 10011, 212-807-0563 www.tibethouse.us

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Please join us for the final theatrical screening of Ostatni Gorale! March 22, 2020 in Wallington, NJ, the final screening of the Polish documentary movie Ostatni Gorale (The Gorals - Highlanders of Carpathia) https://www.facebook.com/events/2378292952383948/
Folks come to Carnegie Hall!
Folks, Thank you all for coming to our Album Launch. It was truly an amazing experience. Plamen Press is extremely fortunate to have such and amazing group of musicians performing. Lea Gilmore, Yaya, Christine Kharazian, Ian Jones, Tomas Drgon, Bob Rychlik and Ed Hrybyk did an amazing job. It was an evening we will never forget!
IT IS FINALLY HERE!!!. For the first time in history, songs by two of the greatest singer-songwriters the Czech Republic has ever seen, Karel Kryl and Jaromir Nohavica, have been recorded in English. The album is titled Steel Strings and Iron Curtains, and is available for Preorder at http://cart.sunkingrecords.com (site includes samples of Karel Kryl's Salome and Nohavica's Petersburg). The project is a collaboration between SunKing Records in Baltimore and Plamen Press in Washington DC. All songs are sung in English and are performed by The Yehla Collective, an international group of musicians from Armenia, the Czech and Slovak Republics and the US. The album will be officially released on November 17th to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Czech Folk Legend Vladimir Merta wrote about Steel Strings and Iron Curtains: “The production and each musicians’ contribution to this album is remarkable. I always wondered how our music, limited by its language barrier, would be accepted by ordinary folk outside of our borders, when it was predominantly meant for those here at home… These songs prove in today’s day and age that we (Czechs) have an ability to create traditional tunes embraced by a worldwide audience.” For more information about the album check out https://plamenpress.com/steel-strings-iron-curtains/
Hi Folks, If your in the the DC area https://www.facebook.com/events/531983884297724/
WATCH NOW – cutting edge, international dance performance from Slovakia delves into issues of identity and privacy in our contemporary, high-tech global society. https://www.facebook.com/events/370320063672428/
Srdecne zdravim a zvu vsechny k poslechu 🇨🇿
It is our pleasure to invite you to our book launch event on the 22nd of January in the gorgeous Bohemian National Hall! For free entry, please register here:
Is there any interest from Czech community in helping to organize an annual global music festival online? As "Schlagameista," I am writing a Czech language rock album called Miláček.
Ani ne za měsíc budeme mít další 6-minute challenge, a tak posílám malé ohlédnutí za panelem inspirovaným newyorskými šestiminutovkami, který se konal na závěr celosvětového kongresu SVU v Praze: [email protected]/1j4A78" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/1j4A78 Pod dalším odkazem najdete handout s profily všech 11 přednášejících - byla to opravdu skvělá sestava a doufám, že se s nimi opět setkáme i na půdě některého amerického SVUhttp://vera.indus3.net/youth_panel-SVUcongress2018.pdf 👍🇨🇿️👍🇺🇸️👍🇨🇿️👍🇺🇸️👍🇨🇿️👍🇺🇸️👍🇨🇿️👍🇺🇸️👍🇨🇿️👍🇺🇸️👍