Bridging Borders Through the Music of Tomorrow

A concert by Flutist Andrea Ábel, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7PM at the Hungarian House of New York.

Come and experience an extraordinary evening of contemporary classical flute music, featuring compositions by renowned artists such as Béla Bartók, Valerie Coleman, Steve Reich, Guillaume Connesson, and our very own performer-composer, Andrea Ábel!

This unique concert will also incorporate captivating electronic music elements, creating an immersive and innovative musical experience.In addition to exploring contemporary works, this concert seeks to create a cultural exchange between Hungarian folk culture and contemporary American music.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical exploration and artistic innovation!

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Andrea Ábel is an up-and-coming flutist and composer from Szolnok, Hungary. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program. As a recent graduate of the Bard College Conservatory of Music’s double degree program, she studied with Tara Helen O’Connor as the recipient of the Laszlo Z. Bito Scholarship and where she completed two programs (BA and BM) in 5 years. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Abel studied at the Leo Weiner Conservatory of Music in Budapest, with Eszter Horgas and frequently performed as a soloist with the Budapest String Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. As the winner of the 2021 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, she performed Joan Tower’s Flute Concerto in the fall of 2022 with The Orchestra Now, conducted by the composer herself.

Ms. Ábel pursued her second degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, through which she hopes to create a bridge between the different art disciplines and incorporate them in her works for stage as a writer, composer, and performer. In April 2023, she he had premiered her first staged performance (written, composed, and directed by Ms. Abel), titled From Ictus to Raptus, which was centered around a philosophical and theological investigation of the emergence of sound and rhythm, incorporating dance, visual art, music, electronic arts and video in an immersive multimedia event. In the future, she would like to follow her passion to bring new compositions to life, create a bridge of cultural exchange between her Hungarian heritage and her work while in the US and inspire new generations of young composers to expand the repertoire for the flute.

Commemorating 1956 – Tamás Cseh 80

Commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian House of New York and the Liszt Institute cordially invite you to the following Hungarian cultural event:

Tamás Cseh 80 – Smoke in His Eyes
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 7 PM

Hungarian House of New York
213 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028

One of the most celebrated actors of his generation, Miklós H. Vecsei joined forces with extraordinary musicians Huba Ratkóczi and Balázs Szabó to tell the story of the iconic Hungarian guitarist-singer, Tamás Cseh’s life.

The performance features dialogues, intriguing stories, and life experiences we can all identify with presented through a 100-minute program based on a book of conversations between László Bérczes and Tamás Cseh.

This event will be conducted in Hungarian.


Family Day Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales with Eszter Kárász

Saturday, September 30, 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 PM – Playhouse Rock’n’Roll with Eszter Kárász and the Eszter-lánc Fairy-tale Band

Eszter Kárász and Eszter-lánc Fairy-tale Band perform an interactive show for children and childlike adults, where stories come to life with the help of music and, of course, children. The songs, sounds and instruments all become characters in a fairy tale, whose adventures can be shaped by the children’s ideas. Children’s songs and poems set to music by contemporary poets will accompany us on our journey, which may well end with new band members among the children.

Eszter Kárász – vocals, ukulele, István Bata – guitar, Árpád Szabó – violin

2:30 PM – Hungarian Folk Tales screening and creative children’s workshop with László Tóth animator from the Kecskemét Animation Studio

On the 30th of September we celebrate the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales. On this occasion László Tóth animator will hold a children’s workshop with a short introduction to the history of Hungarian Folk Tales and animation followed by a screening of the most beloved folk tales. Afterward the participating children will have a chance to create something unique with their own hands!

Admission is free.

Donations for the Hungarian House of New York are warmly appreciated.

Organized by

Liszt Institute, New York

Hungarian House of New York

In a Hundred Different Ways – a Concert with Eszter Kárász

Saturday, September 30, 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
With the aid of outstanding musicians guitarist István Bata and violinist Árpád Szabó, singer and performer Eszter Kárász will guide the audience through popular and lesser known, old and new songs, from the Hungarian chansons of the hundreds, from film scores to the ever topical Tamás Cseh songs to today’s world music, with lots of humour and self-irony.

Eszter Kárász – vocals, ukulele

István Bata – guitar, vocals

Árpád Szabó – violin, vocals

Admission is free.

Donations for the Hungarian House of New York are warmly appreciated.

Organized by

Liszt Institute, New York

Hungarian House of New York

Management Position(s) at the Hungarian House of NY

Opportunity to transform the Hungarian House of New York into a vibrant cultural and community center.

The Owners’ Committee is seeking a passionate, dynamic, well-rounded individual or individuals with excellent communication skills and leadership qualities to move the HH to its next level and to better serve our community.

The Hungarian House in New York City is one of the oldest Hungarian institutions operating on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the epicenter of the Hungarian Community. It has been the home of the Hungarian community since 1966 providing a venue for cultural events and as a gathering place for the many community groups.

Create and organize regular cultural events aimed at both the Hungarian community in the tri-State area as well as non-Hungarian speakers interested in Hungarian culture.

Administration & Management
Management of all operations of the house, including rentals, financial reporting, and other general administrative tasks.

Technical Support & Maintenance
Overseeing the general condition of the Hungarian House and any related projects. Provide technical support for events and rentals

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Mikulás Ünnepség

Sok szeretettel várunk minden gyermeket és szülőt december 3-án, szombaton délután 4 órakor a családi adventi eseményre!

A programunk során felelevenítjük az téli ünnepkörhöz kapcsolódó magyar szokásokat, hagyományos magyar karácsonyi ajándéktárgyakat készítünk, majd a gyermekeket megajándékozza a Mikulás.



– Mikulásjárás és fényképezkedés

– Betlehemes előadás

– Fotókiállítás

– Gyertyamártás

– Mézeskalács díszítés

– Karácsonyi díszek készítése

– Nemezelés

– Élő zene

– Filmvetítés

– Gyerektáncház

Az esemény támogatói és szervezői:

Réka Darida Foundation

Arany János Magyar Óvoda és Iskola

New York-i Magyar cserkészcsapatok

COVID Policy Declaration by the Owners and Leadership of the Hungarian House

The leadership of the Hungarian House of New York wish to reiterate its continued commitment to ensure the safety and health of all guests and staff of the Hungarian House, while we continue to serve our community.

The main principle underlying our health and safety policy is to fully comply with the rules and guidelines determined by New York City and the State of New York.

It is the responsibility of each organization or individual who rents or organizes meetings in the Hungarian House to be aware of the current rules and guidelines, and to ensure compliance with them.

The Manager and the owners of the Hungarian House of New York reserve the right to check compliance with these rules and guidelines. In cases of non-adherence rental agreements may be cancelled and/or events cancelled. We also recognize that some event organizers might wish to apply stricter rules than the guideline in force now. We are supportive of their decision to do so.

Hungarian House goes ONLINE

The six Hungarian nonprofit organizations operating in the Hungarian House of New York offer about 350 Hungarian community programs annually. Although we are keeping the building closed due to the current health situation, all six organizations are working hard to bring the community together, so we are keeping almost all of our permanent community programs going online.
For more information about each program, please contact the organization!

We Are Launching a Book Club!

Online Book Club Knocking on Your Door

Living in New York, it is relatively hard to keep track of which Hungarian books to read and where to get them. It is especially hard to find people to engage in discussion about them, even though a number of literary sensations recently reached the States. In 2019, Laszló Krasznahorkai won the National Book Award with Baro Wenckheim’s Homecoming. In 2015, The New York Times called Magda Szabó’s The Door one of the 10 Best Books of the Year thirty years after it was first published. So, the American Hungarian Library is launching its virtual book club to encourage you to read Hungarian literature and catch up on current literary events — a great way to spend our days in quarantine.

First book: Magda Szabó: The Door
Date: Thursday, April 30 at 7 PM,  online (obviously)
The first book club will be led by: Lili Török


CORONAVIRUS: the Hungarian House of New York will be closed until further notice

In keeping with the recommendations of the New York State Department of Health, the Hungarian House of New York will be closed for a period of time; community events will not be taking place.
We advise the members of the New York Hungarian community to follow the guidelines established by the public health authorities and help fight the spread of the Coronavirus. At the same time, we ask the members of the community to help one another during this trying time.
A number of organizations have made arrangements for online meetings. You may obtain further information about the online programs from the directors of the individual organizations themselves or from the organizers of the various programs.
Online Hungarian language courses of the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society:  
Arany Janos Hungarian
We hereby inform the members of the community that the Consulate General of Hungary in New York will be closed from March 16, 2020 for an undetermined period of time.

Websites with further information on the Coronavirus:

New York State Department of Health:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Websites in Hungary:
Consular Services:
Official website for information on the Coronavirus situation in Hungary:
Website of Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary: