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The Lost World of Subcarpathian Rus’ in the Photography of Rudolf Hůlka (1887–1961)

An Illustrated Talk and Book Presentation
by Edward Kasinec
Curator Emeritus, NYPL & Associate Harriman Institute, Columbia University

With Carpatho-Rusyn Society New York
In cooperation with the Consulates General of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

Monday, Nov 24 at 6:30pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73 St. New York City

RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org
Suggested donation 5.00

Refreshments

Edward Kasinec will introduce the Czech ministerial official, translator of Ukrainian literature and amateur photographer Rudolf Hůlka (1887–1961) and his only recently uncovered color and hand-colorized photographic images that depict Sub-Carpathian Rus’ in the early 1920s, capturing all the geographic regions, architecture, and peoples.

The entire collection, preserved in the vaults of the Slavonic Library in Prague, includes more than 4,400 unique visual materials depicting Sub-Carpathian Rus’, Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia and, to a lesser extent, other parts of Europe and North Africa Edward Kasinec has served as a library curator at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and for more than a quarter century at the Research Libraries, The New York Public Library. He is the author of many publications in the field of Russian and East European culture and has travelled, consulted and lectured throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Invitation

New Czech Language Project “Ten Ta To”

TEN TA TO PROJECT DESCRIPTION in ENGLISH click here

AN UPDATE!
We are happy to report that much progress has been achieved in both, creating the app and raising some of the needed funds.

Many thanks to everyone for your donation, be it $20 or $1,000, including the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Grant Program for Czechs Living Abroad, the Adjunct Professional Development Fund at New York University, the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter; and private donors including Josef Balaz and Ludmila Hess Schwarzenberg. We are also very grateful to Václav Cvrček, director of the Czech National Corpus Institute (ÚČNK) for technical assistance.

HOWEVER, there is still a lot of work to be done and WE NEED TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $2,600!

We hope you will join other sponsors and contribute funds to help complete, test and launch the application by the end of 2014. Your donations are tax-deductible in the USA. All sponsors will be listed on the application and in all promotional texts.

WILL YOU HELP?
You can send your tax-deductible contribution

    1. By a secure payment to the CSAS’ PayPal account with your credit or debit card:

    (You don’t need to have a PayPal account to use it.)

    Or

    2. By making a check payable to:
    Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Inc.
    with a memo: Ten-Ta-To
    and mailing it to:
    SVU c/o Suzanna Halsey
    515 Avenue I, #1B, Brooklyn
    NY 11230, USA

    We are looking forward to your participation and support.
    Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. Děkujeme!

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    ČESKY
    TEN TA TO Unikátní pomůcka ke studiu češtiny pro telefony Android a iOS.

    Aplikace Ten Ta To představuje praktickou pomůcku k procvičování a zapamatování českých gramatických rodů, jejichž správné určení je v češtině velmi důležité a pro mnohé studenty češtiny, i potomky rodilých Čechů, často velmi frustrující, viz např. kostel-postel, kůl-sůl. Aplikace Ten Ta To vychází z modelu již existující aplikace Der Die Das pro němčinu, kterou vytvořil developer Luboš Mikusiak spolupracující na Ten Ta To české verzi. Bude obsahovat 4,000 nejužívanějších podstatných jmen, včetně slov z populární učebnice Lídy Holé New Czech Step By Step/Tschechisch Schritt für Schritt 1. Bude použitelná bez internetového spojení uživatelům na celém světě. Přídavná jména přispějí k zapamatování správných rodů.

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    Můžete také vystavit bankovní šek na: Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Inc.
    s poznámkou Ten Ta To, a
    poslat jej na adresu: SVU c/o Suzanna Halsey, 515 Avenue I, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA.

    Více informací v angličtině nahoře: Ten Ta To Project Description.

    Děkujeme a těšíme se na Vaši účast.

SLOVAK VELVET

A special screening of two Slovak documentary films depicting 1988-1989 events in Slovakia. US premiere.
Part Two of the ongoing Forget or Forgive? series of documentary films, recounting the dark periods in Czech and Slovak history under communism, and discussions about facing collective memory.

Moderated by Gabriel Levicky

Monday, October 27 at 6:30pm
Bohemian National Hall, 3rd Floor
321 E 73 St
New York City

RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org
Suggested donation 5.00

Program

November +20, dir Tomas Vitek, 2009, 26 minutes
The film presents a documentary view of the pre-November, November, and post-November events in 1989, which impacted the development of Slovakia’s society. With Ján Budaj, Ján Čarnogurský, Michal Hvorecký, Milan Kňažko, František Mikloško, Ladislav Snopko, Peter Šťastný, Magda Vášáryová.

Candle Demonstration (Sviečková Manifestacia ), dir Ondrej Krajnak, 2008, 26 minutes
A peaceful demonstration for religious freedom in 1988 at the Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava brutally suppressed by the police and thesecret service. The film includes recordings by the State Security´s secret camera. Secret police agents are identified. Interviews with the protagonists of this historic demonstration recorded twenty years later include Peter Bohunický, Ján Čarnogurský and Ľudmila Heribanová.

Films are produced by the Nation’s Memory Institute in Slovakia. In Slovak with English subtitles.

Gabriel Ariel Levicky, writer, translator, poet and cartoonist, was born in Slovakia. In August 1968, he participated in the anti-Soviet invasion protests in Bratislava and left the country soon after for Israel. After returning to Czechoslovakia a year later, he was involved in the underground movement and became the subject of secret police harassment, especially after signing Charter 77. In 1979 he left Czechoslovakia again, first to San Francisco and then to New York City.

The Nation’s Memory Institute / Ústav pamäti národa (ÚPN) is a public organization founded in 2002 by the Slovak Parliament for the purpose of investigation, analysis and disclosure of documents from the dark period of Slovak fascism to Soviet style communism in Slovakia 1939-1989. ÚPN holds a vast reference archive open to public scrutiny.

Organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in New York (SVU-NY).
In cooperation with the Nation’s Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti naroda) in Bratislava and the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic.

Slovak velvet Flyer

Karel Hašler: The immortal Balladeer of Prague

A screening of a documentary film
Karel Hašler: The immortal Balladeer of Prague

Fri, Sept 12 at 6:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 Str, 3rd Fl.
New York City

The film will be introduced by its author, and the son of Karel Hašler, Thomas Hasler.
The screening will be followed by a sing-along of “hašlerky”, popular songs composed by Karel Hašler(in Czech) led by Katarina Vizina, a singer of Cabaret Metropol, and a graduate of Janacek Academy of Music in Brno.
Texts will be available.
Refreshments.

Suggested donation 5.00.
RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org

Karel Hasler