Saving New York's History: Bohemian National Hall


January 18, 2018 - February 8, 2018,

[2nd Floor]

An exhibition of photographs by Marian Beneš following the extensive renovation of Bohemian National Hall - one of New York's landmarks - which began in 2003. The fully renovated architectural jewel was unveiled in 2008. Join us for a guided tour to appreciate both traditional and contemporary design.

Bohemian National Hall, originally built in 1896, celebrates a ten-year anniversary of its renovation and re-opening.

"Bohemian National Hall has been a center for Czech and Slovak immigrants on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for over a century. It is one of only a few well preserved original Czech buildings remaining in New York City and is an important symbol of the Czech contribution to the United States." -- Joseph Balaz, President of BBLA

"One of the city's many exciting venues for contemporary art, music, film, and theater is this little-known treasure on a sleepy Upper East Side street. Judging by its exterior, Bohemian National Hall is an elegant neo-Renaissance townhouse. But step inside for a postmodern surprise: a sleek white-on-white lobby emblazoned with catchphrases and quotes, multimedia screen projections, and a glassed-in art gallery. The bright yellow reception desk faces a space-age spiral staircase and state-of-the-art screening room.' -- Jo-Anne Alikann for 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Organized by: Czech Center NY