Our Mission

The mission of the Czech & Slovak Language Center (School) of Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society of Astoria (BCBSA) is to educate the community about the culture, language, and history of the Czech and Slovak people.

We strive to provide a comprehensive platform to deepen understanding of our Czech and Slovak national roots and connect our young generations with the heritage of their parents and grandparents through social events, traditions and folk music activities.

We are proud to continue this mission which began in 1910 when the school was founded by the Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society (est. 1892), out of the desire to teach the Czech and Slovak language and culture to children of immigrants of Czechoslovakian descendants.

Our Czech and Slovak Language Center is continuing to improve and develop connections with outside entities and fellows interested in our Slavic languages and rich culture.

For more history read here: http://bohemianhall.com/about/

Upcoming Events

First Day of School, September 13, 14
We are excited to welcome all students to the first day of classes for the 2019/2020 school year!
 
The first day of classes begin on Friday, September 13 and Saturday September 14, 2019.
Join us in celebrating the 42nd Annual Slovak Heritage Festival on September 22, 2019 in New Jersey!
Dear members and friends,
 
You are cordially invited to the 42nd Annual Slovak Heritage Festival which will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
 
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/slovakfestival/
 

Our motto:

"BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE"