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!


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

Hősök Napi Megemlékezés / Memorial Day commemoration

The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland invite you to commemorate our fallen heroes. Captain Viktor Erdész from the military attache office of the Embassy of Hungary in Washington will be […]

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Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Rd, North Olmsted,


The dinner consists of generous portions of Roasted Pork, Potatoes, a Vegetable, Bread & Dessert $15.00 per order Beverages available at the Bar Dine in or Pick up All orders […]

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Akron Hungarian American Club,

Calendar planning meeting / naptáregyeztetés

Mindegyik templom és egyesület küldjön képviseletet. Megjelenés kerti székkel. Eső esetén email által helyszínváltozás értesítése. Each church and organization should send one representative. Bring your own lawn chair. In case […]

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Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland,990 East Blvd
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Hungarian Heritage Night-Baseball Game

 The Hungarian Heritage Night with the Lake Erie Captains Baseball Team, will take place on Friday, August 5, 2022.   There will also be fireworks after the baseball game.  The William  […]

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The William  Penn Association,

120th Anniversary / 120-ik Évforduló

SAVE THE DATE: The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland will celebrate its founding 120 years ago, with a commemoration at the statue of Lajos Kossuth in University Circle, followed by […]

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Kossuth statue in University Circle (corner of Euclid Ave & Stearns Rd),


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.

Endre Szentkiralyi


Judy Gyorky

Vice President

Paul Strada


Robert Fazekas

Corresponding Secretary

Nicholas Boros

Recording Secretary

Zsuzsa Daroczy


Charles Hokky