The Polar Zone Weekly Wrap, July 26, 2013

English: Castle Hill (Budapest, Hungary)

English: Castle Hill (Budapest, Hungary) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another week and another Wrap at the Zone with upcoming events and news.

In Hungary:

  •  Castle Hill, Carmelite Courtyard-Budapest (Dates: July 30, 2013  –   August 14, 2013) Every summer Castle Hill is giving home to a series of dance nights organized by the National Dance Theatre featuring folk dance, flamenco, tango and modern dance. Performances start at 8:30 pm in the Carmelite Courtyard, located next to the National Dance Theatre. Nemzeti Tancszinhaz (for Information)
  • Sziget Festival: (August 5, 2013 – August 12, 2013), VENUE: Budapest-Hungary) A must see!  One of the largest music festivals in the world for festival goers!  Some of the festival line-up includes performances by: Everything (UK), Feed Me DJ set (UK), Flogging Molly (USA), Hoffmaestro (S), La Pegatina (E)
    Moana & The Tribe (NZ), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (AUS), Bad Religion (USA)
    Balthazar (B), Biffy Clyro (UK), Chuckie (NL), Dizzee Rascal (UK), Donots (D), Booka Shade live (D), Calexico (USA), DakhaBrakha (UKR), Dry The River (UK), Cankisou (CZ), Daily Bread (NL), Editors (UK), Azealia Banks (USA), Tame Impala (AUS), The Bots (UK), The Cribs (UK), The Gaslight Anthem (USA).  For more information and the complete line-up visit:  Sziget Festival Official Site
  • Matyóföldi Folklórfesztivál: (Friday, August 2, 2013 – Sunday, AugustDay of the Stamp and National Stamp Exibition....4, 2013) (Mezőkövesd-Hungary) Folklife Festival, for information: Matyóföldi Folklórfesztivál
  • Történelmi Lovasjátékok & Középkori Lakomák : Monday, July 15, 2013 –
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
      (Historical and Castle Games in Sümeg-Hungary)  Information: Sumeg Var  
  • Nemzetközi Repülőnap és Haditechnikai Bemutató: (Saturday, August 3, 2013 – Sunday, August 4, 2013) (Airshow at the Kecskemet Airport/Air Base) Kecskemet Repuloter 

Other News and Information:

Have you ever wondered about Hungarian-American Clubs and Organizations in the U.S.?  I know I have and I’m sure others have to.  So where are they?  Here is a sampling, to give you an idea of what might be in your local area… (Here are some links:)

  • The American-Hungarian Club of the Palm Beach area. Our club has served the Hungarian community of South Florida since 1963. Among the regular weekly  activities our members enjoy card-games every Thursday and Sunday, regular  lunches usually held on the third Sunday of each month, except during  summer months – and occasional dinner-dance parties on special occasions, like  Christmas, New Year’s Eve party, Mother’s Day, etc.
  • The Hungarian American Club of Akron, Ohio: founded in 1923 as an organization for members to come together for fellowship with their families to share in the common bond of their Hungarian culture. The Hungarian community came to the Akron area for diverse reasons, and many of its existing members today are here as a direct result of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary.
  • The Hungarian American Athletic Club of  New Brunswick, New Jersey, continues to be one of the leading social organizations serving the greater New Brunswick area.  The Club actively supports with annual donations area Hungarian churches, organizations, scouts, and the Szechenyi Magyar School.  The purpose of this support is to directly contribute to the growth and enrichment of Hungarian American youth.
  • Hungarian American Cultural Center of Detroit.  The place to learn about events happening in the community, at our club, and information about other Hungarian organizations in the area.
  • American Hungarian Foundation, New Brunswick, New JerseyFounded in 1955, the Foundation’s ongoing mission is to communicate the story of American Hungarians through the Hungarian Heritage Center, which is the only facility of its type in the United States.
  • Atlanta Hungarian Meet-Up. We are a growing group of Hungarian speakers (all levels) and people interested in Hungarian culture. You do not, however, have to speak Hungarian to be a member of our group. There are plenty of members that do not speak the language.
  • The Hungarian Club of Colorado. A Coloradói Magyar Klubot 1963-ban alapították a Coloradó államba emigrált magyarok. A Klub alapító oklevelét 1963. január 27-én írta alá a 23 alapítótag, az alapító közgyűlést 1963. február 24-én tartották. Az 1963-as alapszabályban a következőképpen foglalták össze a közösség céljait. (The Club was founded in 1963, the Hungarian Colorado Hungarians emigrated to the State. In that year the Club’s founding in 1963. on 27 January, signed the 23 founding member, the founding Assembly in 1963. It was held on 24 February. The 1963 summarized as follows in the statutes of the community’s goals.)
  • The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts, is a community of individuals of Hungarian descent, and those with an interest in Hungarian culture who, without regard to political or religious affiliation, and in accordance with their talents, opportunities and interests, support the Society and take part in its activities.
  • Hungarians of LouisianaA non-profit tax exempt cultural and educational organization founded November 21, 2000 in New Orleans. The membership consists of US citizens of Hungarian ancestry, Hungarian citizens temporarily staying in the New Orleans area and others interested in Hungarian culture.
  • The Kossuth Club of Sarasota, Florida, goal is to foster interest and appreciation in Florida for the  history, education, and culture of Hungary, including its literature, music,  arts, and scientific achievements; to encourage cultural and educational  interaction between the people of Florida and Hungary; to protect the human and  minority rights and cultural heritage of Hungarians throughout the world; and  to support the development of democratic institutions in Hungary.
  • The Gulyas Pot is a website for any and all Hungarians, Hungarian Americans and friends of either who want to inject a little Hungarian culture into their everyday lives. You may be struggling with finding ways to connect with your kids or grandkids or feeling out-of-place at local Hungarian community events, but with the Gulyas Pot, you can step in at any time, from any place and pick up some fun and easy ideas to sprinkle a little paprika in your life!
  • Hungarian (Magyar) Club of Chicago.  The purpose of this club is to unite men and women of Hungarian descent; to recognize distinguished achievements of men and women of Hungarian descent; to promote knowledge of Hungarian history and culture among its members; to serve as a forum of discussion of questions of current importance and public interest; and to foster, through its meetings and its social activities, good fellowship and a continuing appreciation of the heritage of Hungary.


Hungarian 1956 links: (To help one of my followers, I’m adding some more Hungarian 1956 links that might be helpful to those searching for relative/family that came to the U.S., or just interested in learning about the event!)

Anything to add?  Please let me know in comments!   A Hungarian Memoir, Part 8 picks up on Monday!  That is a WRAP at the Polar Zone……..  ~Kat

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