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Prague Spring 2020


For the first time in its 75-year history the Prague Spring International Music Festival finds itself in a situation where it will be unable to present its concert programme as planned, and this despite several years of preparation to ensure… more ►

Czech That Film festival online


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and temporary closure of cinemas in the United States, the Czech Centres decided to offer 6 contemporary Czech films online for public. more ►

The Cinema of Juraj Herz in Chicago


In January 2020, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago (164 North State Street), in collaboration with Comeback Company, presents The Cinema of Juraj Herz, an eight-film series devoted to the Czech director who specialized in the offbeat and… more ►

Consul General visiting Kansas City


On December 3rd and 4th 2019, Consul General Jaroslav Kantůrek visited Kansas City. He was received at the town hall by mayor David Alvey and accompanied by honorary consul Sharon K. Valášek he also visited the National Memorial of the First… more ►

Celebrating 30 years of freedom and democracy


On the occasion of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and 30 years of freedom and democracy, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic organized with partners a number of events. On November 17, 2019 you can see a Czech… more ►

Wilber Czech Festival


On August 2 - 4, 2019, the 58th traditional Czech festival took place in a small Nebraskan town called Wilber. This festival is also known as the largest compatriot festival in the USA. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors attend these… more ►

Society of Arts and Sciences Conference in Chicago


On June 23,2019 the opening reception for participants of the annual regional conference of the Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) took place at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago. more ►

Commemoration of Lidice in Crest Hill


On June 9, 2019 the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, Mr. Jaroslav Kantůrek, attended the annual memorial event at the memorial Victims of Lidice Tragedy at Lidice Memorial Park in Crest Hill, Illinois. more ►

Consul General's Visit to Minnesota


The Consul General Jaroslav Kantůrek visited the cities St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, June 8,. The Consul General met with representatives of several expatriate organizations and local representatives. In the evening he… more ►

Preserving early Czech sound recordings in the United States


Mr. Filip Šír, coordinator of digitization of historical sound recordings at the National Museum of the Czech Republic, visited Chicago on May 2 – 4, 2019 during his journey in the USA. more ►

American Sokol XXIV National Slet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Hundreds of members of the American Sokol, Sokol USA and Sokol Canada participated in the XXIV National Slet of American Sokol in Cedar Rapids. more ►

Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of the Lidice Tragedy in Crest Hill


Commemoration of the 75 th Anniversary of the Lidice tragedy took place traditionally at the Lidice Memorial Park in Crest Hill on June 10, 2017. We offer you the address presented by Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, Bořek Lizec.… more ►

Ludmila Zeman, Linda Zeman - Spaleny a Jenovéfa Boková in Chicago - Join us for a series of events


Discover the world of Karel Zeman's fantasy and enter the magic of film tricks by genius of animated cinema Take a ride on a flying machine, or walk around the moon with the daughter of Karel Zeman Ludmila and his granddaughter Linda… more ►

48th Annual Houby Day Parade in Chicago Suburbs

Over the past weekend Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero welcomed over 25 000 attendees of the 48th Annual Houby Day parade. more ►

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek Launched Annual Series at the University of Chicago


Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek hosted the inaugural evening of the “Czech Series”, an annual event celebrating the University of Chicago’s historical contribution to Czech Statehood and nation-building efforts in the… more ►

Czechs & Chicago – Special University of Chicago Edition


Last June, we dedicated the first , Prague Days issue of the historic newspaper "Czech & Chicago" to famous Czech Chicagoans. This time we would like to share with you how Chicago and its renowned University helped first two Czechoslovak… more ►

Ivan Král will perform at the Opening Evening of Czech Series at the University of Chicago


Ivan Král kindly accepted our invitation to perform at the Opening Evening of Czech Series at the University of Chicago on Friday, September 23, 2016! more ►

Czech-American Rockstar Jim Peterik at the Czech Consulate General


The legendary Czech-American Rockstar Jim Peterik performed in the honor of H.E. Mr. Jan Hamáček, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament and his delegation at the Czech Consulate General in Chicago. more ►

A Heart for Václav Havel @ Columbia College Chicago


On Monday, May 2, a celebration of the legacy of Czechoslovak and Czech President Václav Havel took place at Columbia College Chicago. It included the presentation of A Heart for Václav Havel, a wax sculpture created after Czech President… more ►

Dr. Charles Edward Proshek and his legacy honnored by H.E. Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic


The personal story of Dr. Charles Edward Proshek is a remarkable reflection of the history of the Czech nation of about 150 years from a perspective of a Czech-American family of Minnesota, which has been actively co-writing it. more ►

PF 2016


Dear Friends, I would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to do so on behalf of myself, my wife Kateřina Lizcová Kulhánková, my deputy Milana Ličková, my colleagues Jana Šáchová, PavlínaVlčková, Štěpánka Hasilová, Martina… more ►

Marit Lee Kucera installed as the New Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Minneapolis


On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Marit Lee Kucera, an independent businesswoman from Saint Paul, was installed as the new honorary consul of the Czech Republic for Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. more ►

150th anniversary of American Sokol in Chicago was attended by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and by other guests


Sokol came to the United States only three years after its foundation in Bohemia. The first Sokol unit in the United States was founded in St. Louis in February 1865. The nationwide celebration was held in Chicago last weekend. more ►

Ms. Vera Roknic, the symbol of Czech-American community in Chicago has passed away


Ms. Vera Roknic suddenly passed away yesterday, on November 5, 2015. She was an essential symbol of the Czech – American life in Chicago. more ►

47th Annual Houby Day Parade


Chicago suburbs were hosting the 47. Annual Houby Day Festival, which is usually attended by more than 25 000 visitors. The tradition of celebrating the end of the „mushroom season“ was founded by Czech immigrants, which is very… more ►

Czechoslovak American Congress Event Calendar

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual CAC Czechoslovak Festival Picnic this year. It was a great day thanks to all the volunteers from the CAC member organizations who pitched in to work the event and to those who set up and cleaned… more ►

Czech – Americans in Chicago celebrated 76th Annual Moravian Days


On September 26th 2015 Czech Americans in Chicago celebrated the 76th Annual Moravian Days. The traditional dance event took place the night before. Our sincere congratulations on the very successful event and a big thank you to everyone,… more ►

100 year anniversary of the SS Eastland shipwreck in Chicago


Chicagoland Czech - American communities are remembering the 100 year anniversary of one of the biggest shipwrecks in the history that deeply influenced especially the Czech community in the Chicagoland area. On July 24, 1915 SS Eastland sank… more ►

18th Annual European Union Film Festival


Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State Street) will be presenting the 18th Annual European Union Film Festival, the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations. GSFC will present Chicago premieres of over 60 new… more ►

150 Anniversary of Sokol St. Louis


Sokol St. Louis, the first Sokol unit in the United States, celebrated 150 Anniversary on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Sokol St. Louis was founded in 1865, only three years later than the first Sokol on the territory of the Czech Republic.… more ►