Welcome Visitor
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
108 members currently online.

Arts and Culture

In Memoriam Kányádi Sándor – 1929 - 2018
In Memoriam Kányádi Sándor – 1929 - 2018

Kányádi Sándor, the great Hungarian contemporary poet, passed away last June.  He was also a translator and a major contributor to childrens literature. Many of his poems have been set to music.  

Here we present a reminiscence by actor Szíki Károly, and an English introduction to the poet's life and work by István Arató. 

 See the full story...
Szíki Károly, Hungarian; István Arató, English

Várpark – A Park of Castles/Fortresses

Aerial view of Várpark
Várpark – A Park of Castles/Fortresses

On the southern  shore of Velencei tó – the third largest lake in Hungary, located between Budapest and Székesfehérvár – lies a village called Gárdony-Dinnyés. (The second largest lake is Fertő tó in western Hungary.) Recently, Dinnyés has become known for an unusual tourist attraction: a ”castle or fortress park”, which this past January made the Guinness Book of Records for having the largest display of castle replicas.

 

 See the full story...
viola vonfi

The  Two Triumvirates: Bánk Bán and its Creators

Bust of Erkel Ferenc
The Two Triumvirates: Bánk Bán and its Creators

On November 3rd, 2018, the Hungarian State Opera presents Erkel Ferenc: Bánk Bán at Lincoln Center’s David A. Koch Theater in New York City.

 See the full story...
Olga Vállay Szokolay

Coffee Parfait
Coffee Parfait

At a church function, one of the ladies had with her an old ”Hungarian and American Cook Book”, compiled and published in 1955 by the Ladies’ Guild of the Holy Trinity Greek Catholic Church of Bridgeport, CT. Besides it being an unusual dessert, it offers a  little nostalgic look into the past. 

 See the full story...

Paradise Lost and Found
Paradise Lost and Found

Rarely do we see business and creative art successfully coupled in the same person. Does it sound presumptuous to say: it takes a Hungarian?

 

 See the full story...
Olga Vállay Szokolay