Clicky

Czech American Community Center

Czech American Community Center Chicagoland Czech - American Center
6635 W Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

www.chicagocacc.org Great news for all members and friends of Chicago Czech community!

A newly formed group of enthusiastic Czech community supporters lead by Teddy
Polashek has begun the work of establishing the first ever Chicagoland Czech -
American Community Center! This center will be able to offer a wide range of
programs and services including:

· Czech preschool and school
· Museum
· Library
· Sports
· Festivals
· Seniors

A newly formed group of enthusiastic Czech community supporters lead by Teddy
Polashek has begun the work of establishing the first ever Chicagoland Czech -
American Community Center! This center will be able to offer a wide range of
programs and services including:

· Czech preschool and school
· Museum
· Library
· Sports
· Festivals
· Seniors

Operating as usual

The moment you have all been waiting for! Here is the full length video from our Christmas Special Podcast! Dont forget ...
12/28/2022
Christmas Special 2022

The moment you have all been waiting for! Here is the full length video from our Christmas Special Podcast! Dont forget to share, like and subscribe! Stay tuned for more! Happy holidays everyone!

Welcome to our Christmas 2022 episode! Let's talk about all kinds of wonderful Christmas traditions in Czech Republic. Do you know what does it mean to cut t...

Veselé Vánoce! Dnes je Štedrý den! Jíte na večeři kapra? Jestli ne, tady máte od nás šupinu pro štěstí ať se k vám peníz...
12/24/2022

Veselé Vánoce! Dnes je Štedrý den! Jíte na večeři kapra? Jestli ne, tady máte od nás šupinu pro štěstí ať se k vám penízky kutálí celý rok…🎄💜

Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas eve celebration in Czech Repubkic and carp and his scales play huge roll in it. If you want to know more listen to our Christmas podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chicagoland-czech-american-community-center/id1617721515?i=1000590691749

You Can also read more here -https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/czech-republic

Christmas is quickly approaching and we are 4 days away from PRErecording our Xmas 🎅🏻 episode! We know this makes you al...
12/09/2022

Christmas is quickly approaching and we are 4 days away from PRErecording our Xmas 🎅🏻 episode! We know this makes you all excited as our last year 🎄episode is one of our most played and downloaded! But we have a extra special treat for you- we have invited 2 Chicago Superstars to help us celebrate this special time of year Jana Vox and Jiri Cafourek!! We are so looking forward to this weekend! It will be a wild ride for sure!
If you guys have questions for them send us PM (private messanger message) and we will do our best to ask them for you! Thank you for your support as always 💜💜💜🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻
Teddy Polashek Radka Kutalkova Veverkova John Fron

UMS United Moravian Societies is  going to be having Mikulas visiting us this coming Saturday, December 3rd! This is ver...
11/29/2022

UMS United Moravian Societies is going to be having Mikulas visiting us this coming Saturday, December 3rd! This is very exciting Czech tradition!
Please share with your friends and family.

A HEADS UP! 'CZECHS IN CHICAGO: A HOME in the HEARTLAND'    AIRING AGAIN SOON on -- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:00 pm CSTon WT...
10/21/2022

A HEADS UP!
'CZECHS IN CHICAGO: A HOME in the HEARTLAND'
AIRING AGAIN SOON on --

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:00 pm CST
on WTTW Channel 11, CHICAGO PBS

The story of the Czech immigrant experience in Chicagoland, past and present.
_________________________

And here's what our latest reviewer has to say:

This gem of a film will thrill you if you are Czech American, but it will inspire and entertain you with its historical insights if you are not. Beautifully produced, this documentary weaves archival photographs, artwork, and newsreel footage with articulate contemporary commentators who tell the story of the immigrant movement that coalesced in Chicago to loom large in the American melting pot. From free-thinking intellectuals to pioneering labor activists, feminists, artists and athletes, from Chicago's first and only immigrant Mayor, to astronauts, litterateurs and entertainers (actress Kim Novak's interview is among the many highlights), the Czechs made their mark in Chicago, in America, and in the Czech-Bohemian heritage. As the film makes clear, their continuing legacy is well worth celebrating!
- Patrick McGilligan
Film Commentator, Biographer
Young Orson: Luck & Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

(For those of you not in the Chicagoland viewing area -- The Chicago PBS airings are the 1st step in our distribution process. We'll announce further airings, streaming & screenings in other locations as they're arranged).

This weekend already! Who is coming to celebrate their Moravian/Bohemian/Czech heritage? Or just to have super good time...
09/22/2022

This weekend already! Who is coming to celebrate their Moravian/Bohemian/Czech heritage? Or just to have super good time! With great Czech beer and wine? And Full 17 member Band from Czech Republic - Dolněmčanka https://m.facebook.com/DhDolnemcanka/
And to see all these performers in authentic costumes is trully one of kind experience!!!
More info United Moravian Societies open to all! Czech or not! 😉
See you there!!!

Are you joining us for Hospoda? Such a fun event hosted by Moravian Cultural Society!
09/14/2022

Are you joining us for Hospoda? Such a fun event hosted by Moravian Cultural Society!

Summer in Chicago is magical! From outdoor concerts to beaches and hikes there is so much to do! What is Your favorite a...
07/13/2022

Summer in Chicago is magical! From outdoor concerts to beaches and hikes there is so much to do! What is Your favorite activity? please share with us and our community! We would love to hear your tips!!!🏖🌊☀️👙

Come join our friends at the U.M.S. annual picnic on July 16th
07/13/2022

Come join our friends at the U.M.S. annual picnic on July 16th

06/03/2022

This Sunday! Kids day not only for kids! If you live czech beer and food come on over too!
Divadlo Bohemia has all the details

Kids day this Sunday From 12 noon at Bemis woods more info Divadlo BohemiaHappy international Kids day to all children!!...
06/01/2022

Kids day this Sunday From 12 noon at Bemis woods more info Divadlo Bohemia
Happy international Kids day to all children!!!

Next Sunday - June 5th let’s support Divadlo Bohemia and their kids day! Not only for kids- yummy czech food and enterta...
05/28/2022

Next Sunday - June 5th let’s support Divadlo Bohemia and their kids day! Not only for kids- yummy czech food and entertainment- see you all there - and they also have special guests United Moravian Societies perform! Let’s have fun!

Tonight is a big night! Czechs In Chicago premiere is tonight on WTTW 8 pm cst! Susan Marcinkus and her husband did a ph...
05/20/2022
How Czechs Have Shaped Chicago's History

Tonight is a big night! Czechs In Chicago premiere is tonight on WTTW 8 pm cst! Susan Marcinkus and her husband did a phenomenal job! You can also see yours truly Teddy Polashek and Radka Kutalkova Veverkova amongst many amazing Czech community supporters in this movie!
We are also working g on something pretty special directly with the movie makers… stay tuned!!!

At the turn of the twentieth century, Chicago had the third-largest Czech population in the world, behind only Prague and Vienna. Czechs were deeply involved in the labor movement, politics, and more, as the producers of a new documentary on Czechs in Chicago explain.

Už dnes večer T. G. Masaryk Czech School
04/21/2022
Dějiny nepíší historici, ale básníci a spisovatelé. Vymyšlené i skutečné pražské legendy ve Stančíkově dětské knize Faustův dům a díra do stropu

Už dnes večer T. G. Masaryk Czech School

Stojí Faustův dům na pohanské svatyni? Proč doktor Faustus propadl peklu a vyletěl při tom stropem směrem do nebe? Jaké další pohnuté a tajemné osudy spojuje zmíněná lokace i budova? Kdo další si v něm zahrával s temnými silami? To je téma dětské knihy Faustův dům a díra d...

Looking for a good bargain? Check out United Moravian Societies Rummage sale this Friday and Saturday and support youth ...
04/21/2022

Looking for a good bargain? Check out United Moravian Societies Rummage sale this Friday and Saturday and support youth dancing groups :)

Tomorrow! 🐣🐇🌷🐣🐇
04/17/2022

Tomorrow! 🐣🐇🌷🐣🐇

Všichni jste srdečně zváni 🙂

👉Again together but missing Radka❤️👈
04/15/2022

👉Again together but missing Radka❤️👈

If you are interested in studying Czech language in Czech Republic czech out this offer from Consulate General of the Cz...
03/10/2022
Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky

If you are interested in studying Czech language in Czech Republic czech out this offer from Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago

příští týden bude uzávěrka přihlášek na letní kurzy češtiny pro krajany.
Czech Language Courses and Studies in the Czech Republic in 2022/2023 | Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago (mzv.cz)

Prezentace MZV ČR, poskytující aktuální informace o ministerstvu, cestách do zahraničí, diplomatických misích, úřadech v zahraničí

Today is the “ Celebration of Life” day.. how are you are celebrating?
01/22/2022

Today is the “ Celebration of Life” day.. how are you are celebrating?

Recording Xmas podcast episode….
12/22/2021

Recording Xmas podcast episode….

Address

6635 Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL
60402

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(708) 795-4400

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Czech American Community Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Czech American Community Center:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Berwyn government services

Show All

Comments

2023 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of the world-renowned Prague writer Franz Kafka, one of the most influential authors of all time who continues to inspire (not only) artists and philosophers around the world to this day. In my enclosed e-card, I would like to share with you few words at the end this difficult year, during which we have witnessed the barbaric Russian aggression against Ukraine, which reminds of the saddest chapters of Czech history of the last century. The e-card also features two lithographs created in Franz Kafka’s honor by my father-in-law, an accomplished artist Oldřich Kulhánek.

I would like to thank you very much for your interest in my page and to many of you for your support and friendship (not only) in 2022. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time. I wish you a Happy New Year! May the year 2023 be the least Kafkaesque, for each of us and for the world.

On this occasion in the past several years, I shared with you photos of special moments that I was fortunate to be part of. I hope that you will enjoy my selection for this year. 2022 was particularly generous in creating such special moments, not at least due to the EU2022cz. I will be sharing these photos (and the little stories behind them) here with you for the first time. Many of them include high official representatives of both the Czech Republic and Canada. I am very grateful to them for their support. Moreover, in the coming days, I will be posting one more set of photos from my travels through the prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba with fascinating Czech history. My great thanks go also to everyone who helped me create the Traxler 110 album and Czechs & Canada publication (see www.traxler110.cz ), starting with GZ Media and all the wonderful artists. The project will continue in the coming year.

/ V roce 2023 uplyne 140 let od narození světoznámého pražského spisovatele Franze Kafky, jednoho z nejvlivnějších autorů všech dob, který dodnes inspiruje (nejen) umělce a filozofy po celém světě. Prostřednictvím svého přiloženého PF bych se s vámi rád podělil o pár slov na závěr tohoto těžkého roku, během kterého jsme byli bohužel svědky barbarské ruské agrese proti Ukrajině, která připomíná nejsmutnější kapitoly českých dějin 20. století.

Chtěl bych vám velice poděkovat za váš zájem o mou facebookovou stránku a mnohým z vás také za podporu a přátelství (nejen) v roce 2022. Doufám, že jste prožili krásné Vánoce. Přeji vám šťastný nový rok. Ať je co nejméně kafkovský, pro každého z nás i pro celý svět.

V posledních letech jsem s vámi při této příležitosti sdílel fotografie mimořádných momentů, kterých jsem mohl být součástí. Rok 2022 byl na takové momenty velmi štědrý, jistě i díky českého předsednictví EU, a tak vám zde přiložené fotografie (a příběhy s nimi spojené) nabízím poprvé. Na řadě z nich jsou zachyceni vysocí ústavní činitelé České republiky i Kanady. Jsem jim velmi vděčný za jejich podporu. V příštích dnech připravím ještě jednu sadu fotografií, a to z mých cest po prériiích Saskatchewanu a Manitobě spojených s fascinující českou historií. Velké poděkování patří také všem, kteří mi pomohli vytvořit album Traxler 110 a publikaci Češi a Kanada (viz www.traxler110.cz ), počínaje firmou GZ Media a úžasnými umělci. Tento project bude v nadcházejícím roce pokračovat.

Once again, all the best! / Ještě jednou vše nejlepší!
Cordially / Srdečně

Krajané Radio Prague Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic Česká škola Ottawa / Ottawa Czech school Česká škola Montreal / Czech School of Montreal / École tchèque de Montréal Česká škola v Calgary - Calgary Czech School Česká škola Vancouver Česká škola v Edmontonu Czech & Slovak Community of Winnipeg SVU Edmonton Masaryktown Toronto Nove divadlo v Toronte Divadlo za rohem Camp Hostyn - Dětský Tábor Hostýn National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association Česká centra/Czech Centres Art Without Borders/ARWIBO Czech and Slovak Association of Canada Czech American Community Center Cesi a Slovaci v Chicagu BOHEMIANS IN AMERICA T. G. Masaryk Czech School
Invitation to lifestream Freedom Lecture on November 15, 2022.
The featured speaker will be Miloslav Stašek, Czech Ambassador to the United States.

https://events.zoom.us/ev/AoxuJ5R2LSGqzOLQPHLYAcHkLK11FgHOjNCqoOGdxQFwAwwLFjFy~AggLXsr32QYFjq8BlYLZ5I06Dg

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Czech Heritage
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC
Czechoslovak American Congress
Václav Havel Library Foundation
Bohemian National Hall
Czech Plaza Restaurant
Slovak-American Cultural Center
Czech Heritage Foundation of Iowa
Visit Czechia
Czech Heritage Foundation of Iowa
Amazing Czechia
Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York
Czech Center New York
Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center
Czech Center Museum Houston
Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum in Omaha, NE
American Czech Educational Center
Czech American Community Center
Czech Consulate in Los Angeles
Czech-o-Slovaks
American Sokol Washington, D.C.
Cesi a Slovaci v Chicagu
T. G. Masaryk Czech School
I would like to wish Happy Birthday to American🇺🇸 Rock Legend of Czech🇨🇿 ancestry Jim Peterik Jim Peterik.

Dear Jim, I am deeply grateful for all your support & inspiration over the years, and I am so proud that you call me your friend. With heartfelt thanks I share the music video of your global🌎 mega hit Eye of the Tiger which you recorded for our Czech EU Presidency Gala in Ottawa in September.
UNIQUE MUSIC VIDEO 👉 https://youtu.be/VYy_QhyjWlM

I also attach a text that I wrote about you for the booklet of Traxler 110 album, which includes a part of an interview we did together when I served in Chicago.

I shall add that Jim Peterik most kindly contributed to the album Traxler 110 with his new version of Jiří Traxler's song Let's Blame It on the Moon (Měsíc to zavinil). The album features also Petr Janda of Olympic, Adam Plachetka Ondrej Havelka and his Melody Makers Jan Vančura & Plavci, Marta Jandová Jan Smigmator Sestry Havelkovy The Swings Rozálie Havelková and Emil Viklicky, and is available free of charge at www.traxler110.cz

Rád bych popřál vše nejlepší americké 🇺🇸 rockové legendě českého 🇨🇿 původu Jimovi Peterikovi Jim Peterik! Nesmírně si vážím Tvé veškeré mnohaleté podpory a především Tvého přátelství. S obrovským poděkováním sdílím videonahrávku Tvého světového🌎 megahitu Eye of the Tiger, kterou jsi v září natočil pro náš Galavečer českého předsednictví EU v Ottawě.
UNIKÁTNÍ HUDEBNÍ VIDEO 👉 https://youtu.be/VYy_QhyjWlM

Přikládám také "Tvou vizitku", kterou jsem připravil pro booklet k albu Traxler 110, která obsahuje také část rozhovoru, který jsme spolu natočili v době, kdy jsem působil v Chicagu.

Jim Peterik k albu Traxler 110 přispěl svou novou verzí písně Jiřího Traxlera Let's Blame It on the Moon (Měsíc to zavinil). Album obsahuje také nahrávky Petra Jandy, Adama Plachetky, Ondřeje Havelky a jeho Melody Makers, Jana Vančury a skupiny Plavci, Marty Jandové, Jana Smigmatora, Sester Havelkových, The Swings, Rozálie Havelkové a Emila Viklického. Je možné jej zdarma poslouchat na www.traxler110.cz

The Ides Of March Radio Prague Krajané Český rozhlas ČT24 lidovky.cz iDNES.cz Hospodářské noviny Blesk.cz CNN Prima NEWS Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky Ministerstvo kultury České republiky Česká a slovenská škola Twin Cities / Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum in Omaha, NE UNL Czech Komenský Club Czech Heritage Society of Texas Lucie Potůčková Pavla Pivoňka Vaňková STAN Ondřej Lochman

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Czech American Community Center Cesi a Slovaci v Chicagu BOHEMIANS IN AMERICA T. G. Masaryk Czech School Divadlo Bohemia American Sokol Česká centra/Czech Centres
Tomorrow we will celebrate the Czech🇨🇿 National Day, the creation of Czechoslovakia. The modern Czech statehood was established on October 28, 1918. On this occasion, I would like to invite you to the online premiere of my latest video project CZECHS / EUROPEANS & CANADA - More than a Century of Special Friendship. The presentation opened Czech EU Presidency Gala a month ago. I wish to thank my colleague and friend Mr. Radek Háša for his major contribution to the project. I hope you will enjoy the presentation of 100+ years of our transatlantic history featuring unique historic photos & videos.
/ Zítra oslavíme Státní svátek České republiky🇨🇿, výročí vzniku Československa. Při této příležitosti bych vás chtěl pozvat na online premiéru mého nejnovějšího videoprojektu ČEŠI / EVROPANÉ & KANADA - Více než století mimořádného přátelství. Touto prezentací jsme zahájili před měsícem Galavečer českého předsednictví EU v Ottawě. Rád bych velice poděkoval mému kolegovi Radkovi Hášovi za jeho zásadní pomoc při vzniku tohoto projektu. Doufám, že vás prezentace více než 100 let naší společné transatlantické historie s unikátními historickými fotografiemi a videy zaujme.

👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j6hlc58GwI

Written, directed and produced by / Scénář, režie a produkce Ⓒ Bořek Lizec
Video production, special effects and editing / Video produkce, speciální efekty a střih Ⓒ Radek Háša
Narrated by / Komentář Ray Brown
Cooperation / Spolupráce Kateřina Lizcová Kulhánková

More about Czech-Canadian history, including my publication Czechs & Canada, is avaiable at / Více o česko-kanadské historii, včetně mé publikace Češi a Kanada, je k dispozici na:
www.traxler110.cz

Radio Prague John Brassard, Member of Parliament Barrie-Innisfil Anthony Rota Karina Gould Michelle Rempel Garner Valerie Bradford Julie Dzerowicz Damien C. Kurek Jaime Battiste Martin Shields, MP Terry Dowdall Doug Shipley Michael Chong James Bezan Tom Kmiec Len Webber, MP Corey Tochor Scot Davidson Kirsty Duncan Carol Hughes
European Union in Canada Martin Kupka Lucie Potůčková Pavla Pivoňka Vaňková STAN Petr Gazdík Vít Rakušan Martin Dvořák Jiří Kozák Jiří Drahoš Ondřej Lochman Úřad vlády ČR Tomáš Czernin

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library České školy v Severní Americe Česká škola Ottawa / Ottawa Czech school Masaryktown Toronto T. G. Masaryk Czech School Czech American Community Center Divadlo Bohemia John Steinsky Lenka Storzer Krajané American Sokol Cesi a Slovaci v Chicagu BOHEMIANS IN AMERICA Česká a slovenská škola Twin Cities / Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities UNL Czech Komenský Club Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum in Omaha, NE Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic Mélanie Joly
x

Other Berwyn government services (show all)

City of Berwyn North Berwyn Park District Bugles Across America Betsy Ross Elementary THE ANSWER INC (Autism Awareness & Support Agency) Styles 4 Kidz U.S. Army Recruiting Chicago Village of North Riverside - Government Corazon Community Services Agent Patrice Sutton Cicero Area Project - CAP Cicero Public Library Village of Stickney Stickney Police Department Madison Street Theater