Gala Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York

Benefit gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia and other Central and Eastern European countries, with guests of honor Ambassador Craig Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy Stapleton.

Master of ceremonies: Nicholas D. Lowry, president of the Swann Auction Galleries.


A tribute to two outstanding supporters of Czech-American relations, Ambassador Craig Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy Stapleton

Presentation of the 2019 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk – Asli Erdogan – by Ms. Dagmar Havlova, the former first lady and wife of the late Czech president Vaclav Havel

Live auction conducted by Nicholas D. Lowry, the president of the Swann Auction Galleries and its principal auctioneer, PBS Antiques Roadshow appraiser

For Individual tickets click here

For more information or to purchase a table, please call (212) 988-1733 or email at