1956 Commemorations Across America

by | Oct 11, 2016 | We Proudly Support

The Hungarian American community across the United States commemorated the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. As part of HIF’s mission of  fostering a better understanding of Hungarian culture and history, both past and present in the United States, we proudly support the following events nationwide:

US HIF 1956 commemorations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ | October 14

The Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

BOSTON, MA | October 15

The Hungarian Society of Massachussetts is organizing a wreath laying at Boston’s Liberty Square, and a commemoration at Faneuil Hall with a piano concert by acclaimed pianist Ádám György. DETAILS

CLEVELAND, OH | October 16

The Hungarian Associations will be presenting at a special exhibit of the 1956 Revolution at John Carroll University and a showing the animated documentary “Freedom Dance”. DETAILS

BOCA RATON, FL | October 18 – January 8, 2017

The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s “Art of Hungary” exhibit featuring 100 works of art by Hungarian artists, including such figures as André Kertész and László Moholy-Nagy will be on display, providing a fascinating microcosm of the social and political turmoil that was raging across Europe, from the late 19th century, through WWI and WWII to the collapse of the Soviet Era. DETAILS

TOLEDO, OH | October 18 

The Hungarian Club of Toledo will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

SAINT PAUL, MI | October 20

As part of the “Minnesota Remembers” series, The Film Society of Minneapolis together with Creative Cultural Exchanges will host a film screening of “Children of Glory” followed by an exhibit and a reception. DETAILS

SARASOTA, FL | October 20

The Hungarian American Cultural Association Kossuth Club of Sarasota will be holding a commemorative concert by concert pianist Tünde Ilona Krasznai. DETAILS

DETROIT, MI | October 20

The Hungarian Arts Club of Detroit will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA | October 21 – November 12

The San Francisco Bay area Hungarian communities will be holding a flag raising ceremony, a commemoration with keynote speaker Zsigmond Csicsery, present interviews by the Memory Project, a 1956 documentary film presentation, rededication of the Gloria Victis statue, and more. DETAILS

PITTSBURGH, PA | October 21

The William Penn Association and Bethlen Communities will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

PHOENIX, AZ | October 22

The Hungarian Reformed Church of Arizona will be hosting a commemorative Mini-Fest in honor of the Hungarian Revolution with adult and children concerts. DETAILS

SEATTLE, WA | October 22

The Hungarian American community in the Seattle, Washington area will be holding a commemorative event at Saint James Cathedral. DETAILS

LOS ANGELES, CA | October 22

The United Magyar House of Los Angeles will be hosting the acclaimed Csík Zenekar for a special commemorative concert. DETAILS

CLEVELAND, OH | October 22

The Cleveland Hungarian Museum will open a new interactive exhibit which pays tribute to the courageous freedom fighters through portraying the chronology of the revolution, the faces of the revolution, documentary films, the revolution’s support around the world and an art exhibit. The exhibit opening will feature the Memory Project. DETAILS

NEW YORK CITY, NY | October 22

The Hungarian House NYC will be presenting its “Milestones – 1956 stories” exhibit featuring portraits, stories and artifacts of 1956 refugees. DETAILS

WASHINGTON, DC | October 22

The American Hungarian Heritage House and the Hungarian Scouts of Washington DC will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

SAINT PAUL, MN | October 23

The Minnesota Hungarians are organizing a series of events including film screenings, workshops, folk music and dance events in Saint Paul, MN. DETAILS

TAYLOR, MI | October 23

The Hungarian American Cultural Center (HACC) will be holding a 1956 commemorative program including classical and folk music, poetry and documentaries as well as an unveiling of a commemorative plaque. DETAILS

CHICAGO, IL | October 23

The Hungarian Club of Chicago will be holding a commorative concert featuring choir, opera and dance performances at the Copernicus Center. DETAILS

FORT WORTH, TX | October 23

The Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle is hosting a commemoration at the Cistercian Preparatory School Gymnasium featuring a presentation of The Courage for Freedom bilingual book and introduction of its 16 authors. DETAILS

BOSTON, MA | October 23

The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts and Gabor Garai, honorary consul of Hungary will be holding a closing reception at Prudential Center of a photo exhibit “60 years later, 1956-2016” on view from October 18 on. The event will feature a showing of the Memory Project. DETAILS

NAPLES, FL | October 23

The Hungarian American Club of Southwest Florida will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its 1956 statue by a wreath laying at the Freedom Memorial Park. DETAILS 

CLEVELAND, OH | October 20 & October 23

The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland is organizing a “Legacy of Freedom” concert at the St. Emeric Roman Catholic Church featuring The Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. DETAILS

DAYTONA BEACH, FL | October 23

The Central Florida Presbytery is will be holding a dedication of the “Szabadság Kopjafa”, poetry reading and performance by the Tulipánok Children’s Folkdance Group. DETAILS

ROSWELL, GA | October 23

The Georgia Hungarian Community will be presenting an exhibition of the 1956 Revolution and an award ceremony for the 56ers at Roswell Presbyterian Church. DETAILS

NEW YORK CITY, NY | October 23

The American Hungarian Library and the Hungarian American Memorial Committee will be presenting the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s “Spirit of Hungary” performance. DETAILS

GAINESVILLE, FL | October 24 & 25

The Center for European Studies at the University of Florida will be holding a series of events on Sports and the Revolution featuring lectures on “The Melbourne Defection and US Cold War Strategy” and “The Impact of the Revolution on Elite Sport” as well as a screening of “Freedom’s Fury”. DETAILS

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