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Nov 19, 2010 | Green House, New York 


The Plus421 Foundation, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and the Czech Center New York organized the fifth annual Velvet Revolution Party in New York on November 19, 2010 at the environmentally friendly venue - Green House New York. The event was to commemorate the 21th anniversary of the triumph of democracy in 1989 in former Czechoslovakia, and present the Czech and Slovak culture to the New York community. 

The cultural program included "My Cold War" ( Moja studena vojna) book signing by Rene Benda, who presented a dramatic story of a young man portraying a part of author's pre-revolution life experience in former Czechoslovakia. The audience responded by jiggling their keys, just like the Velvet Revolution participants did back in 1989. The event culminated with a vivacious dance party by DJ Eitan Noyze, a Newyorker with a Slovak heritage, who entertained the jumping crowd till the wee hours.

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