about-bnh

About the Bohemian National Hall

The Bohemian National Hall is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at:
321 East 73rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues),New York, NY 10021

bnh-logoThe Bohemian National Hall was completed in 1897 in the Renaissance Revival style and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1994. After a five-year renovation by the Czech government, it re-opened into three institutions: the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Czech Center New York and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association in late 2008. Designed by William C. Frohne, the BNH is a wonderful example and rare survivor of one of the many social halls built in the nineteenth century for New York City’s immigrant ethnic communities. Today, the Bohemian National Hall is a significant reminder of the major working-class ethnic enclave that once flourished in Yorkville and stands as a monument to an important aspect of the history of immigrants in New York City and the United States.