Events Calendar

Sep
23
Sun
Harvest thanksgiving @ West Side Hungarian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
29
Sat
Kossuth Commemoration
Sep 29 all-day
Lajos Kossuth Commemoration @ Kossuth Statue, University Circle
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

On Saturday, September 29th, the Cleveland United Hungarian Societies will hold a commemoration of Lajos Kossuth.

Wreath-laying will commence at 3 pm at the Kossuth statue on University Circle in Cleveland, and a commemorative Hungarian-language program will take place at 4:30 pm at the West Side Hungarian Reformed Church at 15300 Puritas Avenue in Cleveland, with a cash bar and buffet afterwards.
The program will include short films about Kossuth’s visit to Cleveland and to the United States, addresses by Lél Somogyi, István Hargitai, and Dr. László Mezei (founder of the Kossuth Foundation in Hungary), and unearthing of a time capsule from the Kossuth School (formerly in the building housing the First Hungarian Lutheran Church on MLK Avenue).
The entire program will be in Hungarian. See attached flier for details.
Oct
5
Fri
Chagrin Documentary Filmfest @ Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

The film chosen this year is Foreclosing on Faith. The closing and reopening of the St Emeric church. Again it will be held at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre at 7: 30 on October 5th . The reception will be held in the garden adjoining the theatre making it accessible for those who can’t do stairs.  Victoria Somogyi the co director is coming.  An added feature for the reception is Steve Hegedeos who will play for us.

Oct
6
Sat
Chicken Paprikas Dinner @ West Side Hungarian Reformed Church
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
7
Sun
Gala Organ Concert
Oct 7 all-day
Fall Harvest Festival Dinner @ St. Emeric Church
Oct 7 @ 12:30 am
Oct
13
Sat
Literary evening @ West Side Hungarian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 13 all-day
Ransoming a King: the Life of Erzsébet Szilágyi Ildikó (Falk) Peller, Associate Professor, Cuyahoga Community College, Retired @ Cleveland Hungarian Museum
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Activities are in English.
All lectures and programs are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following the presentation.
On these days, the Museum is open from 1-4 p.m.
$5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage.

Oct
20
Sat
The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble – Spirit of Hungary 1848 @ John Carroll University - Kulas Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SPIRIT OF HUNGARY – 1848

Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music
The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes), in its original form, was established in 1949 and has been touring the World with significant success. Under the recent artistic direction of the decorated choreographer, Zoltán Zsuráfszky, successful productions mesmerized North American audiences with the Kodály Folk Dance Ensemble, The CSÁRDÁS – The Tango of the East, Gypsy Spirit – Journey of the Roma and the “Spirit of Hungary-1956” shows. The Ensemble recently completed a triumphant tour in Japan and in Transylvania. Their 2018 North American Tour is a special engagement to commemorate the 170th Anniversary of the historic 1848 Hungarian Revolution against the Austrian Habsburg Empire and present authentic Hungarian folklore in a dazzling performance.

“THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM”
The first part of the show will feature contemporary and thematic dances commemorating the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, this event was a historic freedom fight, which eventually allowed significant social and economic changes in Europe, shaping the future for a turbulent 20th Century. Several of the leaders of this revolution also participated in the American Civil War and helped to formulate the modern American politics and society. The Ensemble’s choreography will pay homage to this historic event and will allow a glance into those historic times, when national identities began to be vital in the forming of nations in Europe, as we know them today.

“Roots of Hungarian Dance Treasure”
The second half of the program will feature authentic Hungarian folk music and dances from the Carpathian Basin. The roots of Hungarian dance culture dates back to Mediaeval times, and due to the Central European geographic location of Hungary, its folklore may be the most versatile among all cultures. It has influenced neighboring nations, but at the same time absorbed many forms of cultural jewels, but most importantly these expressions of authentic folklore have been well researched and scholarly documented. The Zsuráfszky’s choreographies and the superbly trained dancers and musicians are able to present on stage the authentic aura of a remote village environment which represents astonishing cultural treasures.

 

 

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