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Nov 15, 2008 | Chelsea’s Mansion Club, NYC


The Velvet Revolution Party is yet another annual event of the Plus421 Foundation. It is organized jointly by the Czech and Slovak authorities in New York (The +421 Foundation, in partnership with the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, the Czech Consulate General in New York, and the Czech Center New York), and it is the most significant Czech and Slovak co-production in New York since the division of the former Czechoslovakia. The event commemorates the triumph of democracy in 1989 in former Czechoslovakia, and introduces talented Czech and Slovak artists to the New York artistic community. 

The cultural program included live acrobatic performance by the first Slovak Cirque du Soleil artist and aerial dancer Alexandra Apjarova, music show by an award winning Czech DJ Michael Burian, and a silent auction featuring thework of Czech and Slovak visual artists such as Fero Guldan, Martin Kral, and Ivan Kovacik, followed by a dance party. 

The Velvet Revolution Party was to benefit The National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar RapidsIowa that was affected by a devastating blow of flooding and suffered a significant damage in June 2008.

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