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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Operating as usual

Tuesday! At 8pm!! Air conditioning!
06/28/2021

Tuesday! At 8pm!! Air conditioning!

Tornado in South Moravia - call for helpLast Thursday, a devastating  F4 tornado hit the region between Breclav and Hodo...
06/28/2021
Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages

Tornado in South Moravia - call for help

Last Thursday, a devastating F4 tornado hit the region between Breclav and Hodonin. Very near the Lednice-Valtice UNESCO Landscape. It destroyed or damaged over 12 000 houses, killed at least 5 people, and injured hundreds.

Please donate to help rebuild the wine country villages of Moravská Nová ves, Hrušky, Mikulčice, Lužice and Hodonín.

People in need 713271329/0300 account using Card Payment:
https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/donate/once

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57605651

Five people are killed and at least 150 injured, with the worst-hit areas looking like a war zone.

Come TOMORROW NIGHT 6/29  to see our VIT HOREJS in Václav Havel’s play “Audience” at the Bohemian National Hall!Our  Suz...
06/22/2021
Local Event: Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Audience

Come TOMORROW NIGHT 6/29 to see our VIT HOREJS in Václav Havel’s play “Audience” at the Bohemian National Hall!

Our Suzanna Halsey edited a short pre-show video.

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Další echo našeho posledního programu Sunday in the Park. Skvělý rozhovor s Dr. Přemyslem Krejčiříkem, zahradním archite...
06/13/2021
Interview ČT24 — Česká televize

Další echo našeho posledního programu Sunday in the Park. Skvělý rozhovor s Dr. Přemyslem Krejčiříkem, zahradním architektem.

Host: Přemysl Krejčiřík, zahradní architekt, vědec, vysokoškolský pedagog, Moderuje: Zuzana Tvarůžková

Remember our last Zoom  event “Sunday in the Park” on May 30?
06/12/2021

Remember our last Zoom event “Sunday in the Park” on May 30?

IF YOU have MISSED THIS ... The SUNDAY IN THE PARK  special event is now available on our YouTube Channel for your viewi...
06/07/2021
SUNDAY in the PARK / Landscape Architecture Talk and Q&A [93min]

IF YOU have MISSED THIS ...

The SUNDAY IN THE PARK special event is now available on our YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure.
Edited and enhanced Zoom recording.

Come learn about the wonder of European landscape architecture in South Moravia, Czech Republic!

Two expert landscape architects Zdeněk NOVAK (Prague) and Stefan YARABEK (New York) present the park and gardens of the Lednice-Valtice Estates, UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape Site, Europe's largest man-made landscape (5x Manhattan), and The Lu &Tiree Herb Garden in Valtice, unique, organic garden with 300 herb species. You will also learn about the 18th Century orphans in Valtice, Franz and Ferdinand Bauer, who co-authored the "Codex Liechtenstein" and later became world-renown botanic artists.

Moderated by Christopher Harwood
Lively Q&A starts at 55:00.

We welcome you feedback!

This event is organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter, and Friends of Czech Greenways in New York, with the support of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association.

Sunday in the Park, May 30, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXKHsbGD8Y

Come learn about the wonder of European landscape architecture in South Moravia, Czech Republic! Two expert landscape architects Zdeněk Novák (Prague) and S...

Rozhovor s Dr. Premyslem Krejcirikem o jeho projektu obnovy Vrchnostenske zahrady na hradu PERNSTEJN. Otevrena dnes!Dr. ...
05/27/2021

Rozhovor s Dr. Premyslem Krejcirikem o jeho projektu obnovy Vrchnostenske zahrady na hradu PERNSTEJN. Otevrena dnes!

Dr. Krejcirik je krome jineho take reditelem projektu Bylinkova zahrada Lu a Tiree Chmelar ve Valticich, o ktere uslysite v nedeli v nasem programu SUNDAY in the PARK, v 5 PM EDT na Zoomu. (v anglictine) Viz jinde na nasi strance.
https://www.propamatky.info/cs/zpravodajstvi/jihomoravsky-kraj/opravene-pamatky/rozhovor-%7C-s-premyslem-krejcirikem-o-obnove-pernstejnske-zahrady/5461/?fbclid=IwAR3gzkama0XkPF_RfQ0dAxqhkA1F4TL8RPYWBHBmvwqAPeTdGeY2jhErYkk

Rozhovor s Dr. Premyslem Krejcirikem o jeho projektu obnovy Vrchnostenske zahrady na hradu PERNSTEJN. Otevrena dnes!

Dr. Krejcirik je krome jineho take reditelem projektu Bylinkova zahrada Lu a Tiree Chmelar ve Valticich, o ktere uslysite v nedeli v nasem programu SUNDAY in the PARK, v 5 PM EDT na Zoomu. (v anglictine) Viz jinde na nasi strance.
https://www.propamatky.info/cs/zpravodajstvi/jihomoravsky-kraj/opravene-pamatky/rozhovor-%7C-s-premyslem-krejcirikem-o-obnove-pernstejnske-zahrady/5461/?fbclid=IwAR3gzkama0XkPF_RfQ0dAxqhkA1F4TL8RPYWBHBmvwqAPeTdGeY2jhErYkk

Join us on SUNDAY at 5 PM EDT for a special talk about the jewels of landscape architecture, and more, in South Moravia,...
05/27/2021

Join us on SUNDAY at 5 PM EDT for a special talk about the jewels of landscape architecture, and more, in South Moravia, Czech Republic!

Two expert landscape architects Stefan Yarabek (New York) and Zdeněk Novák (Prague)will present the park and gardens of the Lednice-Valtice Estates, UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape Site, Europe's largest man-made landscape (5x Manhattan), and The Lu & Tiree Herb Garden in Valtice, unique, organic garden with 300 herb species. You will also learn about the 18th Century orphans in Valtice, Franz and Ferdinand Bauer, who later became world-renown botanic artists.

The event will be live streamed on Zoom.
REGISTER through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-in-the-park-tickets-153159763977

FREE!

05/25/2021

SLI's applications are still open! Don't miss your opportunity.

TODAY! SOON!  - ZOOM LINK "SUNDAY in the PARK" - 5pm (NYC) / 23:00 (Praha)A talk on the UNESCO Lednice-Valtice Cultural ...
05/23/2021

TODAY! SOON! - ZOOM LINK

"SUNDAY in the PARK" - 5pm (NYC) / 23:00 (Praha)

A talk on the UNESCO Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape and the Lu &Tiree Chmelar Herb Garden in Valtice, and Czech Greenways. With Zdenek Novak and Stefan Yarabek

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/93124192522?pwd=ZlJzeXJYeGRGc0VFdUpmT0lub3hIZz09
Passcode: 109027

The event will also be streamed here on this FB page.

TODAY! SOON! - ZOOM LINK

"SUNDAY in the PARK" - 5pm (NYC) / 23:00 (Praha)

A talk on the UNESCO Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape and the Lu &Tiree Chmelar Herb Garden in Valtice, and Czech Greenways. With Zdenek Novak and Stefan Yarabek

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/93124192522?pwd=ZlJzeXJYeGRGc0VFdUpmT0lub3hIZz09
Passcode: 109027

The event will also be streamed here on this FB page.

05/22/2021

Národní knihovna ČR se dnes v noci stala terčem kybernetického útoku. Ihned po zjištění byly z preventivních důvodů odstaveny klíčové systémy. Odborní pracovníci Národní knihovny ČR intenzivně pracují na jejich bezpečném opětovném zprovoznění. Vedení Národní knihovny ČR podává v této věci trestní oznámení na neznámého pachatele.

05/21/2021

PAUL WILSON taught English in Czechoslovakia from 1967 to 1977, when he was expelled from the country for his association with the banned rock group, The Plastic People of the Universe. In addition to his work as a broadcast and print journalist and magazine editor, he has translated the work of many Czech writers, including Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma, Bohumil Hrabal, and Václav Havel, into English. He will be discussing his freshly published translation of Hrabal's The Gentle Barbarian next week - on Wednesday, May 26 at 6pm.
Register to attend at https://bit.ly/3eKq4LS

Vaclav Havel's "Letters to Olga"  in music.The S.E.M. Ensemble, directed by Petr Kotik, will perform an in-person concer...
05/13/2021
"Letters to Olga" and "The Lost Guitar" outside the Willow Place Auditorium

Vaclav Havel's "Letters to Olga" in music.

The S.E.M. Ensemble, directed by Petr Kotik, will perform an in-person concert in the yard outside the Willow Place Auditorium on May 16th at 5pm. On the program will be Petr Kotik's Letters to Olga (1988), a 50-minute piece for two narrators, four winds and three guitars, which uses text from letters that Václav Havel wrote to his wife while imprisoned for political activities in the early 1980s; Havel would go on to become the first president of Czechoslovakia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Kotik's new solo guitar piece The Lost Guitar.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be held in the auditorium.

The S.E.M. Ensemble will perform Petr Kotik's "Letters to Olga" (1988) and the world premiere of Kotik's new piece "The Lost Guitar" (2021).

http://www.miaumagazin.sk/home/katarina-hybenova-tiny-apple-male-jablko-new-yorku/?fbclid=IwAR1RdOcxiIrTY8mWxNp2Iz3NtCHj...
05/13/2021
Katarína Hybenová – Tiny apple, malé jablko New Yorku | Miau

http://www.miaumagazin.sk/home/katarina-hybenova-tiny-apple-male-jablko-new-yorku/?fbclid=IwAR1RdOcxiIrTY8mWxNp2Iz3NtCHjSWV3sh3uq52nJIB6p_0iVhrv7libPRc

Katarína Hybenová – Tiny apple, malé jablko New Yorku Pred vyše desaťročím prišla do New Yorku, aby po dvoch rokoch práce pre americkú advokátsku kanceláriu tu získala magisterský titul na prestížnej Fordham University School of Law. Po roku života na turisticky rušnom Manhattane...

A new book by one of our SVEJKathon reader RICHARD FIDLER THE GOLDEN MAZE is a history of the city of Prague, from its m...
05/11/2021
Richard Fidler: Writer - Broadcaster

A new book by one of our SVEJKathon reader RICHARD FIDLER

THE GOLDEN MAZE is a history of the city of Prague, from its mythic origins in Europe’s dark ages, to the Velvet Revolution of 1989, when its citizens rose up, overthrew a police state and installed a playwright dissident in Prague Castle.

I first came to the city in the dizzying aftermath of that revolution. Prague was grimy and run down after decades of neglect, but I thought at the time it was the most beautiful and strangest city in the world and I still feel that way.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-Maze/dp/0733335268/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Richard+Fidler&qid=1615616293&sr=8-4

THE GOLDEN MAZE is a history of the city of Prague, from its mythic origins in Europe’s dark ages, to the Velvet Revolution of 1989, when its citizens rose up, overthrew a police state and installed a playwright dissident in Prague Castle.

05/11/2021

CZECHS AND ALASKA
Tuesday, May 11
Join our seminar at: https://bit.ly/3ugnh3R

It might appear that the 🇨🇿Czechs – a not particularly populous Central European country lacking an ocean – would have little interest in events happening in the far corners of the globe, to say nothing of the Arctic Circle.
But it turns out that the reverse is true, with accounts attesting to significant Czech activities in Alaska, spanning exploration, discovery, scientific research and sports.

If you want to learn more about the first Czech in Alaska 230 years ago, how susccesfull were the Czech diggers in Yukon and Nome during the gold rush, or what can Czechs learn about Alaska now, join our free of charge webinar, with scientists, politicians, diplomats and polar researchers....

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Join our seminar at: https://bit.ly/3ugnh3R

On literary translation with Julia Sherwood, translator from the Czech and Slovak literature. And one of our Švejkathon ...
05/07/2021
Two-way translation – with Julia and Peter Sherwood

On literary translation with Julia Sherwood, translator from the Czech and Slovak literature. And one of our Švejkathon reader.🙂

Her latest translation of the novel “Hana” by the Slovak author Alena Mornštajnová was recently published.

Sioned Puw Rowlands interviews linguistic duo Julia and Peter Sherwood on working together, translating in both directions, and bringing different perspectives to readers the world over. Julia Sher…

SAVE the DATE!Sunday, May 30 at 5 PM EDTCome learn about the wonder of European landscape architectureat the Lednice-Val...
05/06/2021
The Bauer Brothers and Father Boccius | World Heritage Journeys of Europe

SAVE the DATE!

Sunday, May 30 at 5 PM EDT

Come learn about the wonder of European landscape architecture
at the Lednice-Valtice Estates, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lu&Tiree Chmelar Herb Garden, and the legacy of the Bauer Brothers, 18th century world-renown botanic artists, natives of Valtice, South Moravia, Czech Republic.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-in-the-park-tickets-153159763977


https://visitworldheritage.com/en/eu/the-bauer-brothers-and-father-boccius/577a6958-1bb8-49eb-b32b-46a35304ad1e

Father Boccius and the Bauer Brothers were famous figures in the world of botany and botanical illustrations. Originating from Valtice, they had a global impact on the study and research of botany. Story by Lenka Beránková.

Paul Wilson on his latest translation of Bohumil Hrabal on May 26 at 6 PM CST
05/04/2021

Paul Wilson on his latest translation of Bohumil Hrabal on May 26 at 6 PM CST

A CEERES of Voices conversation with translator (and former member of The Plastic People of the Universe) PAUL WILSON about his recently published translation of Bohumil Hrabal's The Gentle Barbarian on WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 at 6 PM 📖
Register to attend online at https://bit.ly/3eKq4LS

ŠVEJKAthon unedited Zoom recording. Stand by for edited version on YouTube.
05/04/2021

ŠVEJKAthon unedited Zoom recording. Stand by for edited version on YouTube.

The 2021 Svejkathon was a glorious event. Thank you all for making this happen, the readers (with all those Svejk-inspired Zoom backgrounds) and the audience, and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences for organizing it. 👏❤️ ⁠ Who missed it? You can watch it now: https://bit.ly/3399Lmy.
#community #literature #marathon #culture #culturefromhome #jaroslavhasek #dobryvojaksvejk #reading #czech #newyorkcity

Congrats to Peter Breiner!
05/02/2021
We Reached This Far

Congrats to Peter Breiner!

Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of AmericaWe Reached This Far · Peter Breiner · Royal Philharmonic OrchestraPeter Breiner: A Journey – Calm Romantic Piano Music...

05/01/2021

Sweat Drenched Press are very excited to announce that we have added René Georg Vasicek's M A C H I N E to our 2021 release slate.

Synopsis:

a Machinist I am.

M A C H I N E is extraterrestrial signal & noise.

M A C H I N E is a UFO docking at the Zeppelin port of the Empire State Building.

M A C H I N E is the petite death of the novel.

M A C H I N E is an anti-anti novel.

Available to buy directly from us or from Amazon and various online bookstores in October 2021.

04/30/2021

NEW EU AGENCY FOR THE SPACE PROGRAMME TO BE BASED IN CZECH CAPITAL PRAGUE

After 43 years since Czech Vladimír Remek reached the orbit and made then Czechoslovakia the third country in the world having the cosmonaut, the European Parliament has approved the creation of the EU Space Program (EUSPA) whose agency will be headquartered in Prague.

The goal of the project, which will run a budget of EUR 14.8 billion, will be the construction of a series of satellite systems that will provide data and services to public and private sectors. It will be an expansion of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS) which has its headquarters in Prague and has been managing the EU’s Galileo satellite system for the past 9 years.

The program will be overseen by the European Commission in Brussels, and in addition to the EUSPA, will be in close collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The ESA will be heading up the construction of the satellite systems as well as researching new technologies.

Last year, the Czech Republic invested more than 1.2 billion CZK into the development of space technologies, including flexible solar panels for satellites, rocket parts, and satellite data processing. The Czech Republic also has its own Czech Space Office, which supports Czech space programs.

Following further negotiations, the official launch of the EU Space Program is set for June 22 in Brussels.

04/30/2021
SVEJKathon - nonstop reading

ŠVEJKathon 2021 - PART 2, the last hour of the nine-hour marathon reading of Jaroslav Hašek´s satirical novel “The Good Soldier Švejk”, Part One, published 100 years ago.

Readers: Markéta Hančová, Eric Volkman, Véronique Firkušný, Jaroslav Olša,Jr., Ben Watts, Alex Zucker and Christopher Harwood.

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Do you like SVEJK? To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first installment of Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Schweik", we are planning a marathon reading of the entire book! Can you let us know? : 1. What is your favorite English translation? 2. What is your favorite scene in the book? 3. What is your favorite visual depiction of Svejk? 4. What is your favorite film? 5. Would you participate in the reading on Zoom? Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) in New York [email protected]
Will you help us? To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first installment of Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Schweik", we are planning a marathon reading of the entire book! Can you let us know? : 1. What is your favorite English translation? 2. What is your favorite scene in the book? 3. What is your favorite visual depiction of Svejk? 4. What is your favorite film? 5. Would you participate in the reading on Zoom? Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) in New York [email protected]
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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/
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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/