For more than a century, the Bohemian National Hall has been a cultural, educational, athletic and social center for Czech and Slovak immigrants. This grand building was commissioned by the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), designed in the Renaissance revival style by architect William C. Frohne and constructed between 1895 and 1897.
In 1994, the building was designated a New York City landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 2001, the BBLA transferred ownership of the Bohemian National Hall to the Czech Government for a symbolic one dollar. The Czech Government agreed to completely renovate and restore the interior of the building. The building was re-opened in October 2008 and functions as a lively multi-purpose center.
The Bohemian National Hall, open to the public, provides five different venues where events can be held: Cinema, Multifunctional Room, Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Balcony and Rooftop Terrace.
Our venues beautifully blend form and function, combining rich design with modern amenities while keeping sustainability in mind. They serve as the ideal backdrop to meet your event needs and enhance your guest experience with stunning views, history, artwork and more.
Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.
You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!
– Victoria W.
The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.
– Yvonne G.