Centennial Heritage Festival

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018,

The two-day festival celebrates the traditional folk arts and two auspicious anniversaries: the Centennial of the founding of Czechoslovakia (1918) and the Millennial of the unification of the Lands of the Czech Crown, under Duke Oldrich (1018). Events include marionette theater performances, folk music concerts with Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Silesian, Roma and Rusyn folk songs (Feels Like Home), and folk song-inspired performances (A Tribute to the Art of the Folk Song), traditional folk costumes presentation, film screenings, a sing-along, and more.

A market will offer Czech and Slovak arts and crafts, puppets and an array of traditional Czech foods and beverages. (Vendors please register by Oct 1, 2018. One table fee $75.)

The festival will feature the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in the US premiere of the mainstage marionette production, “Duke Oldrich & Washerwoman Bozena: The True Story,” and a one-man family marionette show of Czech and Slovak fairy tales; and a USA debut concert of Beata Bocek, the talented Czech Polish folk singer and musician performing on a variety of instruments and in a variety of languages. She will also be performing in the main marionette production.

For more information on the complete program and tickets, please visit bohemianbenevolent.org.

Organized by: GOH Productions, BBLA, SVU New York, CzechMatters, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York