JANUARY 2019 | NEWSLETTER | ISSUE NO. 73
PRESERVING CZECH AND SLOVAK CULTURE IN NEW YORK CITY. SINCE 1891.
Dear Friends of BBLA,
Another promising year has just started and most of its actual outcome depends on us. Concerning the Bohemian National Hall (BNH) and BBLA, I can state that our core team, as well as our individual organizations and trustees, have already been working on many amazing programs you will want to support and enjoy. I encourage you to frequent our relevant websites— bohemianbenevolent.org  and  bohemiannationalhall.com —to monitor the events calendars. 

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Peter Sis: Political events are giving my stories about...

Peter Sis has had a very successful career. His illustrations have appeared in countless prestigious publications, while his children's books, such as The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain and Robinson, have charmed readers of all ages, as ...

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COMING UP IN JANUARY
on view until January 4
The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls

The exhibition, a series of panels, highlights the tradition of the Torah scroll and its place in the life of the synagogue. It also covers the fate of Torah scrolls from Bohemia and Moravia during and after the Shoah. 
Monday, January 14, 7:00 pm
Lukas Sommer Recital

Lukas Sommer, Czech composer and guitarist, will perform his original guitar compositions. Sommer is a busy rising star of the European musical scene. 
Sunday, January 27, 5:00 pm
Inspired by Bohemia: A Musical Journey with Aeolus Quartet

Aeolus Quartet curates and performs a program which features, at its core, Bohemian composer Heinrich Biber's Passacaglia, the last of his renowned 17th-century Rosary sonatas. 
INTERESTING reads
Paul Ort: Three times the Gestapo came looking for my...

Dr. Paul Ort has enjoyed a great career as an orthopaedic surgeon since settling in the US in the 1960s and says the Communists did him a major favour by making him leave Czechoslovakia. As he tells it, the former Pavel Ort was forced to...

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QUIZ: Can you name these 10 classic Czech movies? -...

How well do you know Czech movies? See if you can identify the following Czech films from these 10 iconic shots. A word of warning: these start out easy, but get progressively harder. If you can get 8 or more, consider yourself an expert on Czech ...

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BBLA RECOMMENDS
Thursday-Sunday, January 17-20
The New York Antique Ceramics Fair

The New York Antiques Ceramics Fair proudly carries on the tradition of the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. An international destination for serious collectors, connoisseurs, and the academic and museum communities, this year's fair will be presented in a smaller "boutique" format. 

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Classical Vienna
concert, illustrated talk

Orion String Quartet. Alexander Bedenko clarinet. Illustrated talk by Stephen Johnson.
Program: Haydn String Quartet Op. 50 No. 2, Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581.

We are looking forward
to seeing you at our events.
BBLA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1891 in New York City as an umbrella organization for almost eighty Czech and Slovak immigrant organizations. The mission of BBLA is to preserve and support Czech and Slovak culture in New York City. BBLA's member organizations include American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies, Association of Free Czechoslovak Sportsmen, Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America, Dvorak American Heritage Association and Sokol New York. BBLA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.