FLASH MOB & DAY of HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE in NYC

FLASH MOB  & DAY of HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE in NYC

Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 6 pm

6:00 pm – KALOTASZEGI Folk Dance Flash Mob in front of the Metropolitan Museum (1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028)

7 pm – 12 am – Folk Dance Workshop and Party at the Hungarian House (213 E 82 Str, New York, NY, 10028)

We would like to invite all of our friends who love Hungarian folk dance and folk music to join us for the next Hungarian Folk Dance Flash Mob that will take place in front of the Metropolitan Museum, NYC celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Hungarian dance house movement.

Live music and dance teaching all night.

Music: Fényes Banda (NY), Életfa Zenekar (NJ), Szikra Banda (Washington DC)

Delicious Hungarian food, cash bar

Admission: $15/adult, $10 student/senior, free for children under 14

Information: 347 3389773, hungarianhusenyc@gmail.com

Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Folk Music & Dance

The first folk dance party with live music that we call „dancehouse” in Budapest was held on 6 May 1972. From there it started the dancehouse movement: hundreds of thousands of Hungarians and non-Hungarians of all ages discover, learn, and practice some part of the Hungarian folk tradition, mainly folk dance and folk music. Thus this heritage remains an active part of the Hungarian national culture and is now centered in cities such as Budapest. The term “dancehouse” comes from a tradition in villages of holding music and dance parties in people’s homes.

The Day of Hungarian Folk Music & Dance was first organized in 2012. On May 5 this year, local communities, dance groups, bands all over the world organize events celebrating Hungarian folk music and dance as well as the revival of the folklore movement, which was initiated by the Heritage House in Budapest.

In 2011, the “dancehouse” as a method was recognized by the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage inheritance model.

Further information:

Hungarian House: 212-249-9360, hungarianhousenyc@gmail.com

Judy Olson: 516-741-5109, JudyOlson@aol.com