United Hungarian Societies

The UHS serves as an umbrella organization that unites the Greater Cleveland area Hungarian-American organizations and works to represent their interests. In so doing, it seeks to preserve, cultivate, develop and disseminate Hungarian culture.

Welcome to Cleveland’s Hungarian community!

Vast and varied in its scope, it encompasses both first generation immigrants and those who were born here. Over 90,000 people listed Hungarian ancestry in the greater Cleveland area, and about 4,500 of those speak the language in their household. Approximately 400 people attend a local Hungarian church service on any given weekend, and Cleveland’s secular Hungarian organizations have about 2,000 members on their combined mailing lists. Ours is a large and diverse community.

Compromise and cooperation are the glue that binds us together, as well as culture, tradition, and great Hungarian food. Join us at an event of your choosing; you will not regret it!

Andrea Mészáros

EVENTS organized by uhs 

March 15.

Commemoration of the Hungarian Revolution & War of Independence of 1848-49.


Galvanizing events uniting all of Cleveland’s Hungarians.

October 23.

Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian freedom fight against Soviet oppression.

Events by member organizations

SAUSAGE, WINE, NUT & POPPY SEED ROLL SALE / Kolbász, Bor & Beigli árusītás

The Akron Hungarian American Club is hosting a Sausage, Wine, Nut/Poppy Seed Roll Sale on Saturday, June 22 between 1-3 P.M. Our Club's recipe is featured: kolbász sausage, mild or hot, two for $12.00, […]

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Akron Hungarian American Club,

Chicken Paprikash Take-Out / Csirkepaprikás Ebéd Elvitelre

The First Hungarian Reformed Church is hosting a Chicken Paprikash Take-Out on June 22 & 23. Included on the menu are two pieces of dark chicken, Paprikash sauce, dumplings, and […]

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First Hungarian Reformed Church,14530 Alexander Rd
Walton Hills,OH44146United States
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Buckeye Road Nationality Reunion Picnic / Buckeye Road-i Nemzetiségi Találkozó

The Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio cordially invites you to its annual Buckeye Nationality Reunion Rd. picnic on Sunday, June 23. It will be held at the Hiram Center […]

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Hungarian Cultural Center Of Northeastern Ohio,12027 Abbott Road
Hiram, OH 44234,
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Liszt Concert at the Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden / Liszt Koncert a Magyar Kulturális Kertben

You are cordially invited to a concert featuring the music of Franz Liszt at the Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden (upper garden) on Saturday, June 23 at 4 P.M. The concert […]

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Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland,990 East Blvd
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Hungarian Heritage Night / Magyar Örökség Est

You are cordially invited to Hungarian Heritage Night, an evening of family fun on Friday, June 28! There will be trivia games and face painting. The baseball game starts at 7 […]

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Classic Auto Group Park,


The oldest Hungarian monument in Cleveland is the statue of Lajos Kossuth, erected in 1902. The United Hungarian Societies was founded in that very year for the express purpose of building a monument to Hungary’s champion of liberty. It can be found in Cleveland’s University Circle, at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Stearns Road.


Downtown at Mindszenty Plaza (Lakeside Avenue and East 12th Street) is the bust of Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty as well as a monument to the 1956 Revolution, evoking an anonymous Hungarian freedom fighter, with a hole in the Hungarian flag where the hated Soviet star had been torn out, a flag that came to symbolize the freedom fight. Many refugees of the 1956 Revolution arrived in Cleveland shortly afterwards, built new lives in the US, and still live here.


Officers are elected to two year terms at large from member organizations.

Andrea Meszaros


Lorand Csibi

Vice President

Joseph Foldesi


Petra Laszlo

Corresponding Secretary

Endre Szentkiralyi

Recording Secretary

Tas Nádas


Richard Sarosi