On Saturday, January 21st, one day following the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a tripartite of events at the soon-to-be new Embassy building at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue under the headline “Salute to Freedom,” including a post-Inaugural Brunch and a VIP piano concert by Steinway Artist, Ádám György. Later in the evening, the Embassy of Hungary turned down the lights and opened up the Embassy’s new “speakeasy” bar for a happy hour and cocktail reception. Distinguished attendees of the Embassy of Hungary’s “Salute to Freedom” included President Trump’s advisors, Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, business executives and corporate leaders, leaders of the Hungarian-American community, and Ambassadors and Military Attachés.
The Office of the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the So Others Might Eat (SOME) charity group, organized a food drive aid titled Operation Charity on Sunday, December 4.
The world premiere of the Ferenc Németh Trio, the evening’s performance capped the Hungarian Embassy’s six-week-long program of events commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
On Wednesday, November 2, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the 2007 award-winning documentary “Torn from the Flag.” Nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Documentary, “Torn from the Flag” chronicles the historical legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight and its subsequent influence on the international decline of Communism.
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.
On Wednesday, October 26, Hungarian cimbalom players Kálmán Balogh and Miklós Lukács performed for guests at a special cimbalom concert held at the Embassy of Hungary in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. Organized by The Embassy Series, the concert was followed by a buffet dinner.
On Tuesday, October 25, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the 2006 award-winning documentary “Freedom’s Fury.” Narrated by the legendary Olympic CHampion Swimmer Mark Spitz, “Freedom’s Fury” tells the story of the 1956 Revolution and follows the Hungarian water polo team’s journey to the Olympic finals in 1956 where they faced the Soviet Union in the now infamous “Blood in the Water Match.”
On Sunday, October 23, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and the Embassy of Hungary hosted a reception in celebration and remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. In attendance for the special ceremony were Hungarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade László Szabó and original 56er and member of the Hungarian Revolutionary Government Dr. Imre Tóth.
Washington, DC – On Sunday, October 16 the Embassy of Hungary hosted a VIP Gala Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian evolution and Freedom Fight. The Gala Evening was one of the Embassy’s premier events in celebration of the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution taking place from Tuesday, September 28 and Friday, November 4.
On Sunday, October 16 the Embassy of Hungary, in collaboration with Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, D.C. area, erected a statue of the “Budapest Lad” to permanently commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight on the special occasion of its 60th Anniversary.