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The Centennial Heritage Festival, Bohemian National Hall
Bohemian National Hall
New York, NY
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The Festival celebrates two auspicious anniversaries:  the Centennial Anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (1918) and the Millennial Anniversary of the unification of the Lands of the Czech Crown, under Duke Oldrich (1018).

The Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) headlines the festival with the mainstage production, "Duke Oldrich & Washerwoman Bozena, the True Story," and a marionette production for young audiences, "Water Goblin, and other Czech and Slovak Tales" Plus music, films, a sing-along of Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Silesian and Rusyn folk songs, and traditional Czech foods and beverages.  

The Marionette theater productions will play:
Oct 6-7: Bohemian National Hall,  321 E 73rd Street, NYC
Oct 11-27: Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street

Produced by GOH Productions in cooperation with Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU-NY), CzechMatters, and the Slovak and Czech Consulates in New York.


*ONE DAY PASS: includes ALL of the events on your chosen day*
*TWO DAY PASS: includes ALL of the events on BOTH days*

Saturday October 6

11:30am - WATER GOBLIN and other Czech & Slovak Tales,
                one man show by Vit Horejs (PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT, see Oct 7 for tix)

1:00pm - STRINGS! CAMERA! AKCE! (Action!)  
               Film screenings of animated & documentary puppet films

2:00pm - BLUE PATTERNS: Traditional modrotisk (indigo) textile printing presentation
               and hands-on workshop by Petra Valentova-Gupta.
               FREE (Reservations recommended)

4:00pm - FEELS LIKE HOME  
               Folk music medley and sing-along

7:00pm - Duke Oldrich & Bozena: The True Story
               (Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre)

Sunday October 7

11:30am - Water Goblin and Other Czech & Slovak Tales,
                one man show by Vit Horejs and folk marionettes

1:00pm - Strings! Camera! Akce! (Action!)
               Film screenings of animated & documentary puppet films

2:30pm - Duke Oldrich & Bozena: The True Story
               (Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre)

4:00pm - A DANCE LESSON WITH LIMBORA DANCERS, Slovak folk dance with a lesson for the audience.

               "Tribute to the Art of Folk Song" with: Gabriela Mikova (fusion), Ladi Smigura
               (violin), Katarina Vizina (cabaret), Klara Zikova (soprano), Karel
               Smekal (piano), Pavlina Horakova (opera), and others

               "Beata Bocek in Concert" (musician, vocalist) US debut of Czech Polish
               multilingual and multitalented folk singer and musician (vocals, guitar, flute,
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Bohemian National Hall (View)
321 E. 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Other > Holiday

Minimum Age: 7
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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