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

Spring Concert - April 6th

Please join us for our Spring concert on April 6th at 1pm at Voves Hall in the Bohemian Hall and Beergarden!

You can download the flyer here.

We hope to see you there!

Open House - May 4th, 2019

The Czech and Slovak Language Center of BCBSA is hosting an open house on Saturday May 4th, 2019 at 1pm.

Please download and view the flyer here.

You may apply here.

Our motto:

"BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE"