VELVET REVOLUTION PARTY 2009
Nov 19, 2009 | KISS AND FLY CLUB, 409 West 13th Street (btw 9th Ave. & Washington St.)
The Velvet Revolution Party 2009 is the signature event organized jointly by the Czech and Slovak authorities in New York. The Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Commercial Section of the Embassy of Slovakia, Czech Tourism, BBLA Foundation, and the Plus421 Foundation presented the annual Velvet Revolution Party in New York on November 19, 2009.
The event commemorated the 20th anniversary of the triumph of democracy in 1989 in former Czechoslovakia, and presented the Czech and Slovak culture to the New York community.
The Velvet Revolution Party benefited Nove Mesto nad Vahom Orphanage in Slovakia, Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Plus421 Foundation and student exchange programs administered through Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association.
The cultural program included live performance of Robo Grigorov, one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in Slovakia, a rebel against the regime in former Czechoslovakia followed by a dance party.