"An Arts & Culture District in the Heart of Cedar Rapids!"

About The District

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding.

Optimism is evident throughout our District. Construction is prevalent and new investments are announced regularly. The creative cultural community has embraced the District and their events bring new and return visitors who spread the word about our exciting improvements. We are confident that the consistent application of Main Street’s Four Point Approach will transform Czech Village/New Bohemia into Cedar Rapids desired location to live, work, and play.

 

From the Director’s Desk

Whenever I meet new people or reconnect with old friends, they ask “What’s the big event or big news right now in The District?”.  I’d like to take this opportunity to share with all of you some of my favorite picks each month.  These may be small wins, big exciting news, or little known facts. They are definitely worth sharing!
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

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#1 Local group goes nuts for beer-With all of the beer related festivities approaching, it is worth noting one group in particular who does their best to spread their love of beer through the community, the Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts.  Beer Nuts are a group
of 
home brewers who meet to share beer
and discuss brewing techniques.
They consistently frequent local establishments including Main Street’s very own Lion Bridge Brewing Company.  Coming off of a successful weekend hosting the 4th Annual Homebrew Festival at Benz Beverage Depot, Aug. 29, they do not currently have any major public events lined up, but keep your eyes peeled in the community as they are always working to create

events in the neighborhood.
For more information about how to join,
visit their website.

Business Spotlight

When people think of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District, many things come to mind. It is known most for its dedication to the arts, dance, and music, but it is also known for its food.

More businesses have been pushing the envelope, in regards to the offerings in the area, including relative newcomer, Sauce, located at 1507 C St. SW.

Owned by Chris Robinson and Lenny Sims, Sauce offers high-end, yet affordable dining, and includes a full bar, fully stocked with a variety of beers, wines, and liquors.

Formed nearly two years ago, Sauce was conceived to be casual fine dining, an establishment built on “the juxtaposition of great food and presentation coupled with a casual atmosphere.”

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Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Sat
2015
all-day 2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
Apr 25 – Sep 30 all-day
2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
Aug
16
Sun
2015
5:00 pm Craig Carman Front Gallery Show @ The Artisan's Sanctuary
Craig Carman Front Gallery Show @ The Artisan's Sanctuary
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 10:54 pm
Craig Carman Front Gallery Show @ The Artisan's Sanctuary | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Abstract acrylic paintings by Craig Carman can be viewed at the Artisan’s Sanctuary from now until Sept. 12. To learn more about Carman and his work, visit his site.  
Sep
5
Sat
2015
1:00 pm CoderDojo Cedar Rapids @ Geonetric
CoderDojo Cedar Rapids @ Geonetric
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm
CoderDojo Cedar Rapids @ Geonetric | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Young people between ages 5-17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games & more. Dojos are run by & taught at by volunteers. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun &[...]
1:00 pm Guided Tour of ‘Beer, Please!’ @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Guided Tour of ‘Beer, Please!’ @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of ‘Beer, Please!’ @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Get the insider’s tour of our brand new exhibition! Hear preposterous stories about beer, learn strange trivia, and discover more about some of the featured artifacts. Free with regular admission, and always free to members.
2:00 pm Sgrafitto Tiles @ The Ceramic Center
Sgrafitto Tiles @ The Ceramic Center
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sgrafitto Tiles @ The Ceramic Center | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Learn all about this decorative Italian effect which is created by scratching through layers of slips with various colors. Make 3-4 tiles for use as trivets or as a unique decorative wall arrangement. Kids ages[...]

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