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: info@americanhungarianlibrary.org  
Arany Janos Hungarian Schoolinfo@hungarianschoolnyc.com
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:  https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Websites in Hungary:
Consular Services:   https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/koronavirus
Official website for information on the Coronavirus situation in Hungary:   https://koronavirus.gov.hu/
Website of Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary:  https://www.bud.hu/en/coronavirus

Süsü the Dragon 2/29/20

Dear Parents,
 
We are glad to let you know that our school will start the Children’s Filmclub organized together with the American-Hungarian Library, please see the enclosed invitation. The first screening of Süsü the Dragon will happen on February 29th, Saturday at 1:30pm in the American-Hungarian Library (Hungarian House) 
Seating is limited, please RSVP at info@americanhungarianlibrary.org
 
We are excited to see you there.

Tisztelettel / Sincerely,

Az Arany János Magyar Óvoda és Iskola vezetősége / The Board Members of The Arany János Hungarian School

Endre Mészáros, Erika Balázsi, Ildikó Nagy, Zsuzsa Szalai, Enikő Gyöngyösi, Oliver Olah, Borbála Görög, and Luca Mihály

http://hungarianschoolnyc.com

ajmoimanhattan@gmail.com

 

FILMCLUB – BÚÉK

Drama, comedy 1h 42min , 2018

The film presents in Hungarian with English subtitles.

The story takes place on New Year’s Eve that a group of friends have been celebrating together for years. The topic of the conversation veers in the direction of how nowadays people store many secrets and confidential information on their cell phones, and what kinds of conflicts may arise if the phones fall into unauthorized hands. Each of the seven members of the group insists on not having any secrets, on their lives being an open book, to which Aliz suggests that they should prove it. Everybody puts their cell phones on the table, and anyone who receives a call, a text message, an e-mail or a picture or audio message, has to share it with the others. The game starts out playfully but quickly turns serious when, after the small secrets and things that have been kept hidden, more and more serious lies and betrayals come to light. By the end of the night, the seven people, who have been good friends since they were kids, are faced with each other’s true self and feelings, and with the question whether honesty is of utmost importance or the most harmful factor in a relationship.

Director:  Kriszta Goda

Actors: Viktória Szávai, Béla Mészáros, Éva Bata, Gábor Hevér, Ferenc Elek, Franciska Törőcsik, Tamás Lengyel

Bóbita Santa Celebration and Christmas Fair 2019

Workshops for both adults and children to make your own presents, hands-on instruction in traditional handicrafts, Advent folk music concerts and folk dance programs, a Christmas exhibition, a visit from St. Nicholas, a Christmas fair and delicious Christmas foods. SPECIAL THANKS TO:  Péter B. Nagy (Consul, Counselor of National Cohesion)
Edit Bak, Laura Angyal, Klári Répás, Erika Papp, Hungarian Scout Troops of New York, Ádám Ujlaki (KCSP fellow), Ági Nimetz.

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Christmas Fair at the Hungarian House of NY

FOR SALE
Christmas candies, smoked delicacies, sausage, cake, walnut and poppy bejgli, Christmas ornaments, gifts, soaps, jewelry…etc.

HOT LUNCH from 12 p.m.
stuffed cabbage, goulash soup, mulled wine

ARTS and CRAFTS for CHILDREN from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
gingerbread decoration, Christmas ornament making

Please come and support the Hungarian artisans and vendors, as well as the Hungarian House of New York!

Looking for vendors! hungarianhouseofnyc@gmail.com

Santa Celebration (RSVP by Dec 1)

Dear Parents!

The Arany János Hungarian School together with the Hungarian Scout Troops in New York, and the Hungarian House would like to invite all children to the BOBITA SANTA CELEBRATION!

Siblings, cousins, friends, parents, grandparents are very welcome!

Sponsor: Bethlen Gábor Fund

4th Hungarian Heritage Festival in New York

Thank you to all of our generous supporters, partners, performers, volunteers, and audiences for your dedication to the 4th Hungarian Heritage Festival, Hungarian Language Day in New York. It was a wonderful event. PROGRAM: Marcel Breuer Exhibit, Bajdázó Band, Celebration of Csángó Hungarians of Moldva with Petrás Mária Band (Mária Petrás, Róbert Kerenyi, László Szlama, László Nyíri, Félix Benke musicians, Paulina Benke & Pável Benke dancers) Petrás Mária Exhibit, Csángó Gastronomy, Meyke Fashion, SPECIAL THANKS TO: Margit Arnóczy, Gábor Balázsi, Gabriella Ígyartó, Hajnal Hegedűs, Bianka Hermann, Dénes Kaszta, Krisztián Köves, Nikolett Pankovits, Edward & Réka Scmindt, Johanna Stock, Márton Szegedi, Emese Szőke, Katalin Vidók, István Tordai, Ádám Ujlaki, Sára Zalányi, PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS: Arany János Hungarian School, Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program, Hungarian Scout Troops in New York, Petőfi Sándor Program, SUPPORTERS: Bethlen Gábor Fund, National Cultural Fund, Hungary, Réka Darida Foundation, PHOTO: Erika Kapin, Stephen Kang
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4TH HUNGARIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL – Hungarian Language Day in New York ( Day 2.)

4TH HUNGARIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Hungarian Language Day in New York

November 13 is the Hungarian Language Day. It was on that date in the year 1844 that legislation had been passed whereby Hungarian became the official language.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

CELEBRATION OF THE CSÁNGÓ HUNGARIANS OF MOLDAVIA

In celebration of Hungarian Language Day the focus of the Hungarian Heritage Festival is on a Hungarian ethnic group living outside the borders of Historic Hungary, namely, the Csángó Hungarians who maintain cultural traditions dating to the distant past.

 

4 P.M. TO 5.30 P.M. ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Workshops in Arts and Crafts and Children’s Dance with Petrás Mária Band and Csángó Hungarian guests

Activities organized by the Arany János Hungarian School in collaboration with the New York Hungarian Scouts

 

6 P.M. EXHIBIT OPENING

Ceramic Exhibition of Mária Petrás, Csángó Hungarian Artist of Moldavia

 

Mária Petrás is a recipient of the Prima Primissima award and the Hungarian Heritage Award, folk singer, ceramist, and member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA).
Mária Petrás shapes and fires into clay her in-depth awareness of the roots of the Csángó people, their communal values, human poise as well as the relationship between God and humankind.
She was born in the Moldavian Csángó village of Diószén in 1957 and as a child absorbed the ancient Moldavian Hungarian songs at the same time as she learned her mother tongue and also embraced Moldavian Csángó decorative arts. She relocated to Hungary in 1990, where she attended the Budapest School of Applied Arts, majoring in ceramics. The richness of her artistry is manifest in how it incorporates components of various periods of art history. In a given piece of her work the viewer can discover elements of ancient sculpture, of the ecclesiastical art of the Middle Ages as well as distinctive elements of folk art. A discerning viewer may note elements of Moldavian traditional dress in her figurines: the traditional kerchiefs, strands of beads, and ribbons on baby bunting. Her wonderful ceramic pieces, an expression of her very soul, can be found all over the world. Mária Petrás has had over 170 exhibitions in Europe and overseas. She interprets Moldavian Csángó music with unwavering conviction whether in solo performances, with the Muzsikás Folk Ensemble or the musicians of her own ensemble.

 

7 P.M. FOLK MUSIC CONCERT

Mária Petrás Band: Songs from Sunrise to Sunset

Folk music of the Csángó Hungarians of Moldavia, traditional and contemporary

Mária Petrás – vocals; Róbert Kerényi – flute, kaval; László Nyíri – violin; László Szlama – koboz; Félix Benke  – drum

The Csángó Hungarians of Moldavia are a Hungarian ethnic group living outside the borders of Historic Hungary. Csángó decorative arts, music and dance traditions as well as their dialect reveal layers of Hungarian culture harking back to a distant past. Mária Petrás, who was born in the Csángó region of Moldavia (Romania), presents the culture of Csángó Hungarians with unwavering conviction whether in solo performance, as permanent guest artist of the Muzsikás Folk Ensemble, or with the musicians of her own band. Mária Petrás’s band conserves Csángó musical traditions playing the most beautiful music of the Moldavian region including holy songs, songs accompanying customs, ballads, or traditional dance tunes. In their performances the band makes use of the traditional Csángó instrumental lineup of flute, kaval (end-blown flute), lute, Jew’s harp, violin and drum.

20:30 HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE PARTY

Mária Petrás Band & Pál and Paulina Benke, Csángó Hungarian traditional dancers from Somoska, Moldavia

 

4:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. FAIR

Meyke Fashion Exhibit and Fair
Melinda (Meyke) Madarász gains inspiration from traditional Hungarian decorative arts; an outstanding designer, she creates articles of fashion fusing traditional decorative motifs with modern fashion design.

Menu:

Csángó Hungarian gastronomy from Moldavia: stuffed cabbage (geluska), borcsos soup, and a kind of polenta (málé).

Among the Csángó people living in Moldavia, Romania the traditional cuisine takes its cues from locally available natural resources, the customs dictated by the Roman Catholic Church and preserves elements dating back to the periods when Hungarians first inhabited the Carpathian basin. Csángó music, dance and decorative arts do the same. The most typical Csángó dishes are soured soup, called borcsos leves, polenta (corn pudding), and cabbage leaves having either a vegetable or meat filling, called geluska.

 

DONATIONS TO THE HUNGARIAN HOUSE ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Partner organizations:

Arany János Hungarian School

Association of Hungarian Folk Artists

Hungarian Scout Troops in New York

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program

Petőfi Sándor Program

 

Supporters:

Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center in New York

Bethlen Gábor Fund, Hungary

National Cultural Fund, Hungary

Réka Darida Foundation

 

Artistic director:

Ildikó Nagy

 

Further Information:

Hungarian House of New York

American Foundation for Hungarian Literature and Education Ltd.

hungarianhousenyc@gmail.com

4TH HUNGARIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL – Hungarian Language Day in New York (Day 1.)

4TH HUNGARIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Hungarian Language Day in New York

November 13 is the Hungarian Language Day. It was on that date in the year 1844 that legislation had been passed whereby Hungarian became the official language.

 

NOVEMBER 8-9, 2019

 

Hungarian House of New York

213 E 82 Street, New York, NY, 10028

 

PROGRAMS

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

 

6:30 P.M. EXHIBITION FINISSAGE

The Fragile Brutalism of Marcel Breuer

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement with a photo exhibition on the works of the great architect, Marcel Breuer.

Born in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs in 1902, Marcel Breuer demonstrated his great talent in design by creating innovative seating solutions “conceived solely for functionality” as a student of the Carpentry Workshop of the Bauhaus (1920-1924), in Weimar, Germany. It was no coincidence that he was chosen by the School’s director, Walter Gropius, first to lead the Carpentry Workshop in 1925, then to co-found an architecture firm with him in the U.S. in 1937. With the formative principles of the Bauhaus at play and the experiences stemming from the collaboration with Gropius himself, Breuer moved his practice to New York in 1946, establishing his own firm there. The Hungarian Cultural Center in New York presents a special selection of photos taken on the buildings designed by Breuer in this period. Curator Sára Zalányi will give a guided tour of the exhibition.

 

7:30 P.M. CONCERT

Bajdázó Band

Bajdázó has a unique Hungarian sound based on poetic lyrics that resemble Hungarian folk songs, American psychedelic folk and ambient. Their 2011 album „I’m turning off the light in my head” was selected best Hungarian album of the year by Quart music magazine and received numerous other excellent reviews. Since then Bajdázó has come out with three additional albums each of which has been listed among the best albums of the year in Hungarian music magazines.

Zsigmond Mile – guitar, vocals; Zoltán Gugyella – bass; Ákos Győrffy – guitar, effects, loops; András Halmos – percussion

 

6:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. FAIR

Meyke Fashion Exhibit and Fair
Melinda (Meyke) Madarász gains inspiration from traditional Hungarian decorative arts; an outstanding designer, she creates articles of fashion fusing traditional decorative motifs with modern fashion design.
Her creations do not merely incorporate elements from the vast treasury of Hungarian decorative folk motifs, but also replicate the structure and layout of traditional garments. As a designer the distinctive characteristics of the diverse Hungarian folk regions serve as her own palette, but it is with the modern woman in mind that she creates both her haute couture and prêt-à-porter clothing collections. Her collections utilize the decorative motifs of five distinct Hungarian geographic regions, namely, Kalocsa, Matyó/Mezőkövesd, Kalotaszeg, Torockó and Barkó.

Menu

Goulash soup and savory biscuits

 

DONATIONS TO THE HUNGARIAN HOUSE ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Partner organizations:

Arany János Hungarian School

Association of Hungarian Folk Artists

Hungarian Scout Troops in New York

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program

Petőfi Sándor Program

 

Supporters:

Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center in New York

Bethlen Gábor Fund, Hungary

National Cultural Fund, Hungary

Réka Darida Foundation

 

Artistic director:

Ildikó Nagy

 

Further Information:

Hungarian House of New York

American Foundation for Hungarian Literature and Education Ltd.

hungarianhousenyc@gmail.com

4th HUNGARIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL – Celebration of Hungarian Language Day in New York

Friday, November 8, 2019

Marcel Breuer Exhibition: Closing

Bajdázó Concert

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Mária Petrás Ceramic Exhibition: Opening

A Celebration of the Moldvai Csángó ethnic group: dance, music, songs, gastronomy, and the most archaic Hungarian dialect (Csángó dialect)

Meyke Fashion Fair

Hungarian House of New York

213 E 82 Street, New York, NY 10028

Detailed program will be announced soon!

 

Supporters:

Association of Hungarian Folk Artists

Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center in New York

Bethlen Gábor Fund, Hungary

National Cultural Fund, Hungary