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

Join us in celebrating the 40th Annual Czechoslovak Festival on May 25-26!
Dear members and friends,
 
You are cordially invited to the 40th Annual Czechoslovak Festival which will take place on Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Festival!
 
Last Day of School, June 7,8

The last day of school will be on June 7,8.

Please join us then in celebrating International Childrens Day!

Our motto:

"BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE"