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Our Mission

The mission of the association shall be the promotion of Bengali culture and literature in the United States and to promote friendship and cultural exchange with other organizations and groups, American and foreign, in the United States. The association will be a meeting ground of Bengalees and their friends in Northeastern Ohio and will provide opportunity for the families and friends of Bengalees in Northeastern Ohio to learn Bengali language, culture, and traditions. The association shall be a non-profit organization and will exist as an incorporated association of its members. The association shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. The name of the association or the name of any member in office shall not be used in any partisan interest if not related to the objectives of the association.

এই সংস্থা যে পথ অনুসরণ করে চলবে, তার লক্ষ্য হবে বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও বাংলা সাহিত্য যাতে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে পরিচিতি ও সেইসঙ্গে আরো উৎকর্ষতা লাভ করে, তার জন্যে সচেষ্ট হওয়া; তাছাড়া সংস্থা তৎপর হবে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে, মার্কিনি তথা অ-মার্কিনি সংস্থাগুলির সঙ্গে উত্তরোত্তর দৃঢ়তর মৈত্রী সম্পর্কে আবদ্ধ হয়ে তাদের সঙ্গে সংস্কৃতিক যোগাযোগ রক্ষা করে চলতে। সংস্থা চায় উত্তরপূর্ব ওহাইও অঞ্চলে বসবাসকারী বঙ্গভাষাভাষীদের ও তাদের বন্ধুবান্ধবদের মিলনকেন্দ্র হয়ে উঠতে; সুযোগ সৃষ্টি করতে, যাতে এই অঞ্চলের বঙ্গভাষাভাষীরা সপরিবারে ও সবান্ধবে বাংলা ভাষা চর্চা করতে পারেন, বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও তার ঐতিহাসিক ধারাটির সঙ্গে পরিচিত হতে পারেন। সংস্থা তার কোনো কাজেই মুনাফা অন্বেষণ না করে সদস্যদের মিলন-সংঘ রূপে বিরাজ করবে। সংস্থা কখনো কোনো প্রকার ব্যবসায় লিপ্ত হবে না, কোনো বিশেষ সম্প্রদায় বা দলের অনুগত হবেন না। সংস্থার অনুসৃত পথের বিরোধী কোনও প্রকার দলগত স্বার্থে সংস্থা অথবা তার কর্মনির্বাহী সদস্যের নাম ব্যবহার করা চলবে না।


Theater Festival 2023

  • November 8, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Durga Puja 2023

  • October 25, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Sharadiya 2023 !

  • September 22, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Usha Uthup : Live in CLE !

  • September 2, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Bengali Cultural Society of Cleveland Presents ‘The Queen of Indian Pop’ – Usha Uthup Live in Cleveland

  • August 9, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Usha Uthup Live concert, Friday October 20th, 2023 in Cleveland

BCS Cleveland Presents Bangla Film Festival 2023

  • May 27, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Hello Patrons,

We are thrilled to announce the organization of the Cleveland Bangla Film Festival 2023 by BCS. Over the course of three weekends in June, three popular Bengali movies will be showcased in theaters. This presents a remarkable chance for families and community members to come together and relish these films collectively. The following movies will be featured:

June 10th, 4:30 pm, Haami 2 :

Haami 2 (হামি ২), is directed by Nandita Roy, released in 23 December 2022. The movie focuses on the West Bengal education system which often creates undue pressure in children.


Movie Screening: Dostojee

  • March 30, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BCS, we’re glad to present an award winning movie, Dostojee!

Dostojee is a 2021 Indian Bengali-language drama film written and directed by Prasun Chatterjee.

Dostojee appeals to both children and grownups alike! It’s about two 8-year old boys navigating a growing religious divide in this portrait of childhood set after the destruction of India’s Babri Mosque. The film won the top prize, the Golden Shika Award, at the Nara International Film Festival for 2022

Date:  4/30/23

Time:  4:00pm ET


Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10

1345 Som Center Rd

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Tickets (75 seats total)

  • Group A: $15 for seating in the first 5 rows  (46 seats)
  • Group B: $20 for seating in last 3 rows  (29 seats)

Tickets will be sold first come first served. We have a lot of interest already, so please reserve as soon as possible!

  1. Send email to: 
  2. Subject:  Dostojee
  3. Message should include
    1. First and Last Name
    2. Phone #
    3. Choose either Group A ($15) or Group B ($20)
    4. # of tickets

Upon receipt of your email, we’ll send your tickets via email and whatsapp.

Kindly bring payment via check or cash at the event.  

Thank you, we look forward to enjoying the movie together!  

Sangeete Sanglaape Baisakhi

  • March 13, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Hello Friends,

Thank you all for a successful Saraswati Puja 2023 event. We’re thrilled to announce that preparations are well underway for the upcoming Baisakhi Sandhya event, which is scheduled to take place on May 13th, 2023. We are in the process of finalizing the venue and will share the details in a follow up email.

Baisakhi Sandhya event, a highly anticipated occasion on the BCS calendar. This is an occasion to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our community. We extend a warm invitation to all interested adult performers to come forward and take part in this year’s event. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent and build camaraderie with other members of the community.

We request you to fill up the form with your interest area. There are multiple categories that include, singing, dance, recitation, musical hands, stage set up help, decoration, makeup artist. If you are interested in multiple categories, then add one line for each interest. Here is the link of the google worksheet-

Participation List – Google Sheets

Our cultural secretaries will refer to this worksheet to prepare a list of performers for the event. Please fill up the form by February 28th, 2023. Direct any queries related to the event to our cultural secretaries given below.

BCS event calendar 2023

BCS – Bengali Cultural Society,Cleveland, Ohio (

Yours Sincerely,

2023 Executive Committee

Bengali Cultural Society

Cleveland, OH


Saraswati Puja 2023

  • January 14, 2023
  • BCS Web Committee

Bengali Cultural Society (BCS) Executive Committee is pleased to announce you that Saraswati Puja will be celebrated in-person on Feb 4th 2023 in the Bloomfield Hall, Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church (5312 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124). 

In order to make the event a success and help our planning, we encourage for membership renewal and the new membership by choosing any of the following options:

  • By visiting for 2023 subscriptions.
    • Membership Renewal/New Membership at the venue
    • Contact any of our EC committee member

    Please RSVP by January 29, 2022 if you want to attend the event in-person using the following link

    Yours Sincerely, 2023 Executive Committee,
    Bengali Cultural Society
    Cleveland, OH

    From the President’s Desk

    • January 11, 2023
    • BCS Web Committee

    Hello Friends,

    On behalf of Bengali Cultural Society (BCS), Cleveland, the Executive Committee (EC) I would like to wish you A Very Happy New Year 2023. I will also take this opportunity to thank Ranjan Dutta & Team (BCS EC 2022) for their tireless efforts in creating and delivering exceptional program in the past year, and the BCS Golden Jubilee Committee for a worthy celebration through the theme – “Remember, Reconnect and Rejoice” . As we welcome another new year post COVID, we proceed with cautious optimism and hope to continue with the legacy of celebrating Bengali culture with our members in person.

    Please mark your calendars for our first event, Saraswati Puja to be held on Feb 4th, 2023 (Saturday) in the Bloomfield Hall, Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church (5312 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124). We are announcing a call for participation for kids for the following events:

    1. Sit And Draw Competition
    2. Individual Performance (Recitation, Dance and Singing etc.) (2-3 mins max)
    3. Kids Fashion Show 

    As per GBM held on 12.10.2022, there has been a revision of membership fees, the main categories are below:

    Full Membership – $300
    Full Membership (individual) -$180
    Basic Membership (Family) – $75
    Basic Membership (Individual) – $50

    Details of membership fee can be found on the membership & donations page.

    We request members to renew their 2023 subscriptions through our website Renewing your membership at the start of the year helps us a lot to plan and execute the forthcoming events successfully. We appreciate your continuous support in this regard.

    We will circulate another email closer to Saraswati Puja with schedule details. Please feel free to reach out to any of our EC members for additional questions.

    Stay safe!

    Yours Sincerely,

    Amiya Ghosh

    2023 Executive Committee
    Bengali Cultural Society
    Cleveland, OH


    We seek your continued patronage and support. We request all to pay their contribution for annual patronage online or on the day of the Saraswati Puja and take advantage of our special package rate for various events.

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    BCS Mailing Address:

    Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland
    32624 N Roundhead Dr, Solon OH 44139