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AFHLE, Hungarian House was the brainchild of Hungarian immigrants living in New York City in the early 1960s who felt it important that one of the world’s largest cities have a community establishment, a stronghold where the Hungarian-American diaspora could experience and maintain its Hungarian identity, enrich their experiences with Hungarian culture, art, science and language, and serve as a bridge between Hungarian, Hungarian-American, and American societies.


The House currently provides community space for weekly Hungarian scout activities, Hungarian traditional activities organized by the Széchenyi István Society, the Social Circle that has been active for decades, Hungarian Mommy & Me groups, and Hungarian folk-dance classes. Also operating in the building, the Hungarian Library offers 6,500 volumes of books for lending, and the Library Archive continuously collects and systematizes the history of Hungarians in North America. In addition to the permanent programs and services, we also organize festivities on Hungarian national holidays, as well as other Hungarian-related cultural programs and fairs.


The daily operations of the Hungarian House are carried out by the House Committee, delegated by the three co-owner organizations, as well as the General Manager of the Hungarian House. We appreciate the support and volunteer work of all those who help with achieving the mission of the Hungarian House and value the preservation of Hungarian American culture and community life in New York City, helping us to ensure that all Hungarian immigrants and temporary visitors to the U.S. can feel at home amongst our walls.

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213 East 82nd Street 

New York, NY 10028

Tel: 212-249-9360

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