On the eve of the 60th Anniversary of 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Embassy of Hungary is pleased to announce its program of high-level diplomatic and cultural events to take place throughout the months of October and November in honor of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Organized in conjunction with Hungarian-American organizations across the country, the Embassy of Hungary is proud to announce its Program of Events throughout the months of October and November in honor the heroic freedom fighters of the 1956 Revolution who bravely took up arms against the Soviet-installed Hungarian regime.

We encourage Hungarian-Americans everywhere to get involved with their local organization, learn more about the rich history of Hungarian culture, and participate in this series of events in celebration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.

Program of events honoring the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight

Date

Event

Venue

09/28, WED,

18:30-20:30

Kick-off event: 2016 CEPA Forum Gala Dinner Honoring and Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight (invitation only)*

 

 

 

Embassy of Hungary

10/04, TUE,

19:00-21:00

Film festival: Journey Home (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

10/11, TUE,

19:00-21:00

Film festival: Freedom Dance (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

10/12, WED,

9:00-16:00

1956: The Freedom Fight that Changed the Cold War - Geopolitics and Defense Policy. Conference on the military and security aspects of the 1956 Revolution (public event)*

 

 

 

National Defense University

10/12, WED, 16:30

Exhibition about the history of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight (public event)*

 

 

Pentagon

10/12, WED, 19:00

Piano Concert: Endre Hegedűs (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

10/14, SAT

19:00-22:00

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble. Purchase your tickets here.

Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center

East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

10/15, SUN

14:00

 

Hungarian Society of Massachusettes wreath laying ceremony and Adam Gyorgy Piano Concert (Sponsored by the Hungarian Initatives Foundation)

 

 

Faneuil Hall

Boston, MA

10/16, SUN,

14:00

Opening of Memorial Exhibit of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and screening of the Hungarian film „Freedom Dance

 

John Carroll University Grasselli Library

(Atrium)

10/16, SUN, 09:30

Unveiling of the statue titled “Lads of Budapest” Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight (public event)*

 

New building of the Embassy of Hungary (1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005)

10/16, SUN,

18:00-23:00

Gala Event Honoring and Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight (invitation only)*

 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

10/16, SUN,

18:00-23:00

Children’s Drawing Contest about 1956 with an exhibition at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (invitation only) to be followed by exhibition at the Embassy of Hungary (public event)*

 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, lobby

10/16, SUN,

18:00-23:00

Objects of Freedom exhibition at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (invitation only) to be followed by exhibition at the Embassy of Hungary (public event)*

 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, lobby

 

10/17, MON, 15:00

Exhibition about the history of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight in the United States Congress (public event)*

 

 

Rayburn House Office Building

10/17, MON,

17:30-22:00

Taste of Hungary: a presentation of products from Hungary and Hungarian wine dinner (invitation only)

 

Library of Congress Montpelier Hall

10/18, TUE-

01/08,

SUN

Opening of the Special Exhibition „Art of Hungary” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art

10/18, TUE,

19:00-22:00

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble presented by the Hungarian Club of Toledo.

 

Ohio Theatre and Event Center,

Toldeo, OH

 

10/18, TUE,

19:00-21:00

Film festival: Ticket to Freedom (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

10/20, THU

17:00

Commemorative concert by concert pianist Tünde Ilona Krasznai. Tickets available at the door (Presented by the Hungarian American Cultuyral Association Kossuth Club of Sarasota)

 

 

Bay Village Auditorium

(8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota)

10/20, THU

19:00-22:30

Screening of the film „Children of Glory[JM-W1] [JM-W1][JM-W1]” followed by an exhibit and reception (organized by the Film Society of Minneapolis)

St. Anthony Main Theatre

 

115 Southeast Main St

Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

10/20, THU,

19:00-22:00

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble. Tickets available here. (Presented by the Hungarian Arts Club of Detroit)

 

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center,

Detroit, MI

10/21, FRI-

11/12, SAT

Presentation of the Memory Project; Flag Raising ceremony in commemoration of the 1956 Revolution with keynote speaker Zsigmond Csicsery; Rededication of the Gloria Victis statue and wreath laying ceremony

 

 

 

 

San Francisco Bay Area

10/21, FRI

 

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Presented by the William Penn Association)

West Miffin Area Middle School (Pittsburgh PA)

10/22, SAT,

11:00-18:00

Minifest: “1956 – Sixty Years Later” (Hosted by the Hungarian Reformed Church of Phoenix)

Hungarian Reform Church

(Phoenix AZ)

10/22, SAT,

12:00

Commemorative ceremony honoring the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight

 

St. James Cathedral

(Seattle, WA)

10/22, SAT,

18:00

Commemorative Concert by Csík Zenekar (Presented by The United Magyar House in Los Angeles)

United Magyar House

(1975 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90018­)

10/22, SAT,

16:30-18:00

Special exhibit “Milestones - 1956 stories" featuring portraits, stories and artifacts of 1956 refugees

(Sponsored by the Hungarian House of NYC)

 

 

Hungarian House NYC

10/22, SAT, 19:00

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble. Purchase your tickets here.

Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, VA, Auditorium

10/23, SUN,

17:00-19:00

National day reception featuring the Csík Orchestra (invitation only)

 

Embassy of Hungary

10/23, SUN,

15:00

1956 Commemorative Program of classical and folk music and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque (Sponsored by the Hungarian American Cultural Center)

 

Hungarian American Cultural Center

(Taylor, MI)

10/23, SUN

14:00

 

Folk Dance Festival and cultural workshop

 

St.Thomas University

(St. Paul, MN)

 

10/23, SUN,

14:00

Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 1956 Revolution (organized by the Hungarian Society of Massachusettes and Gabor Garai, Honorary Consult of Hungary)

 

Prudential Center’s Winter Arcade

(Boston, MA)

10/23, SUN,

16:00

60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution Ceremony (Sponsored by the Hungarian Club of Chicago)

 

Copernicus Center

(Chicago, IL)

10/23, SUN,

16:00

Legacy of Freedom” concert. Tickets available here. (Presented by the United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland)

St. Emeric Roman Catholic Church

(Cleveland, OH)

10/23, SUN,

16:00-18:00

Special Exhibition honoring the 1956 Revolution and award ceremony for 56ers

Roswell Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

(Roswell, GA)

10/23, SUN,

17:00

Dedication of the Szabadság Kopjafa, poetry reading and performance by the Tulipánok Children's Folkdance Group

First Presbyterian Church

(Daytona Beach, FL)

10/23, SUN,

16:00-19:00

 

Spirit of Hungary: Special Performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble. Purchase your tickets here. (Sponsored by the American Hungarian Library and the Hungarian American Memorial Committee)

 

 

 

Gerald W Lynch Theatre

(New York, NY)

10/24, MON-10/25, TUE

 

University of Florida Academic Conference: "The Melbourne Defection and US Cold War Strategy" and "The Impact of the Revolution on Elite Sport"

Keene-Flint and Turlington Halls, University of Florida

(Gainesville, FL)

10/25, TUE,

19:00-21:00

Film festival: Freedom’s Fury (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

10/26, WED, 19:00

Concert: Cimbalom Duo (public event)

Embassy of Hungary

11/02, WED, 19:00-21:00

Film festival: Torn from the Flag (public event)*

Embassy of Hungary

11/03, THU, 19:00

Performance of the Budapest Dance Production (public event)

Marymount University

11/04, FRI, 19:00

Closing event: Concert: Németh Ferenc Trio (public event)

Embassy of Hungary

*** Sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board ***

(The list below above will be continuously updated as information about additional commemoratory events becomes available.)