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Book Launch – Könyvbemutató @American Hungarian Library

The American Hungarian Library and Historical Society

cordially invites you to its following program:

Book Launch

Two collections of poems from Transylvania:

“The Conscience of Trees”

by Zoltán Böszörményi (Ragged Sky Press, 2018)

“Tunnels in the Snow”

by Árpád Farkas (Iniquity Press, 2018)

Both translated from Hungarian by Paul Sohar

who will introduce the books and read from them

Friday, 22 March, 2019 at 7 PM

@American Hungarian Library

215 East 82nd Street, New York City, NY 10028

RSVP and inquiries: Tel: 1-646-340-4172 – email: info@americanhungarianlibrary.org –

More info: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

Admission is free – donations to the Library are appreciated

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Az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár és Történelmi Társulat

szeretettel meghívja következő programjára

Könyvbemutató

Két verseskötet Erdélyből:

Böszörményi Zoltán “A fák lelkiismerete”

(Ragged Sky Press, 2018)

Farkas Árpád “Alagutak a hóban”

(Iniquity Press, 2018)

A műveket Sohár Pál fordította angolra, aki az eseményen bemutatja a könyveket és felolvas belőlük

2019 Március 22, péntek 19 óra

@Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár

215 East 82. utca, New York, NY 10028

regisztráció és további információ nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com

– 1-646-340-4172 Web: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

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Zoltán Böszörményi, a Hungarian-Romanian writer, poet and publisher; his poetry has been published in several languages but this book is his debut in English. His bestseller novels were also published in Sohar’s English translation; the first one Far from Nothing in Toronto (2006), and the second, The Club at Eddy’s Bar in Dublin by Phaeton Press in 2012.

Árpád Farkas, a leading figure in contemporary Hungarian literature, a poet, translator and journalist, was born in 1944 in Transylvania, in a Hungarian village but got to attended Babes-Bolyai University (1961-1966) where the poet already started publishing in periodicals and later worked as an editor while producing numerous volumes of poetry and translation.

Paul Sohar, a student refugee of ’56, has been writing and publishing in every genre, including seventeen volumes of translations; his own poetry: Homing Poems (Iniquity Press, 2006) and The Wayward Orchard (Wordrunner Press Prize winner, 2011).

HUNGARIAN BEST OF 14. BUSHO 2018 Short Films screening – Thursday, 28 February, 2019 at 7 PM

The American Hungarian Library and Historical Society

cordially invites you to the

HUNGARIAN BEST OF 14. BUSHO 2018 Short Films screening

with five award winning Hungarian short films with EN subtitles:

A Siege, Last Call, Wonderpussy, Chuchotage, Take me please

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 at 7 PM

American Hungarian Library

215 East 82nd Street, New York City, NY 10028

RSVP and inquiries: Tel: 1-646-340-4172 – email: info@americanhungarianlibrary.org –

More info: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

Admission is free – donations to the Library are appreciated 

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Az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár és Történelmi Társulat

szeretettel meghívja következő programjára

14. BUSHO FESZTIVÁL 2018 magyar rövidfilm válogatás

Öt díjnyertes magyar rövidfilm angol felirattal:

Ostrom, Last Call, Csodapunci, Susotázs, Take me please

2019. február 28. Csütörtök 19 óra

Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár

215 East 82. utca, New York, NY 10028

regisztráció és további információ nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com – 1-646-340-4172

Web: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

A programra a belépés ingyenes, a Könyvtár köszönettel fogadja adományaikat

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Media Council Prize & Student Jury for the best Hungarian animation 2018:

Take me please / Hegyi Olivér / 13:00 / Animation / Hungary    

The movie is a presentation of a breakup, and everything after that: the boy is hesitant, the girl gets bored with it, the boy meets the girl’s new boyfriend, which is a bit more shocking than it was expected, the boy wants to escape…

Egy szakítás, és az azt követő eseményeket mutatja be a film. A fiú hezitál, a lány megunja ezt, a fiú találkozik a lány új barátjával, ami egy kicsit sokkolóbb, mint azt várta. A fiú menekülni szeretne…


BuSho Award 2018 SZIGET SPECIAL PRIZE:

Susotázs / Chuchotage / Barnabás Tóth / 16:00 / Fiction / Hungary

During a professional conference in Prague, two simultanous interpreters in the Hungarian booth realize that only one person is listening to them.    

A két magyar szinkrontolmács napja úgy indul a hűtőgépgyártó konferencián, mint bármelyik másik munka


BuSho Award 2018 BEST TITLE:

Csodapunci / Wonderpussy / Rozália Szeleczki / 13:30 / Fiction / Hungary                              

Teenager Lena is preparing for her first ever sexual experience. She is overwhelmed by fears and expectations of the family legend of the Wonderpussy. Tonight Lena will find out whether she inherited the ability, which may change the way she sees her lover.

A kamaszlány Léna élete első szexuális élményére készül szerelmével. Ránehezedik azonban a családi mitológia, a csodapunci legendája. Léna végre megtudja, örökölte-e anyjától a csodálatos képességet.


Media Council Prize for the best Hungarian fiction 2018:

Ostrom / A Siege / István Kovács / 21:59 / Fiction / Hungary     

A lonely woman in war-torn Sarajevo embarks on a journey to find water, and neither her neighbors nor sniper fire can stop her.

A háború pusztította Szarajevóban egy magányos, bosnyák nő vízért indul, hogy végre hajat tudjon mosni. Döntésétől sem a szomszédai, sem a mesterlövészek nem tudják eltántorítani.


2018 SILVER BUSHO & Student Jury BEST FICTION:

Last Call / Hajni Kis / 27:00 / Fiction / Hungary     

Anikó, 61, is about to leave Hungary to move in with her daughters family in the UK. This is her final day before departing from everything she used to have. Anikó begins a mad dash through the city, but at the end of this frantic day she must face what is ahead of her and the things that she leaves behind.

Kárpáti Anikó (61) utolsó napját követjük végig, mielőtt végleg elhagyja az országot, hogy lánya családjához költözzön. Az idősödő nő őrült rohanásba kezd, melynek egyetlen célja, hogy végérvényesen lezárja itthoni életét.

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN LIBRARY Spring 2019

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN LIBRARY

Spring 2019

Location: 215 East 82 Street (between Second & Third Avenues), New York, NY 10028

Three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced

Starting dates: beginner – March 4th 6pm, intermediate – February 26th 6:15 pm, advanced – March 5th 4 pm

 Length of the course: 10 weeks, 90 minutes each class

Participation fee: $399 including materials and handouts

Register at: nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com

Photography workshop at the American Hungarian Library – Fotószakkör az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtárban

Fotószakkör az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtárban
Első alkalom: 2019. január 19. 13 órától

A szakkör keretei között megismerkedhetnek a résztvevők a lyukkamera készítés és a fotóelőhívás rejtelmeivel, illetve részt vehetnek a “NYC Pillanatképek” projektben, aminek keretei között együtt fotózzuk New York City életképeit, az alkotásokból pedig kiállítást szervezünk.

Helyszín: Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár, 215 East 82nd Street, New York City, NY 10028
Jelentkezés és további információ: nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com, 1-646-340-4172
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Photography workshops at the American Hungarian Library
First session: January 19 2019, 1pm

Participants will have the opportunity to discover how to build a pinhole camera, develop their own analog photos and participate in the “NYC snapshots” project aimed to capture NYC’s everyday moments and exhibit the photos.

Location: American Hungarian Library 215 East 82nd Street, New York City, NY 10028
Registration and more info: nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com, 1-646-340-4172

 

Új bejárati ajtó

Köszönjük a támogatást a Bethlen Gábor Alapnak.

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Library will be closed for the Holidays. Reopening on the 12th of January.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Karácsonyi mézeskalácssütés — Gingerbread baking workshop

Az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár és Történelmi Társulat szeretettel meghívja

2018. december 15. Szombaton 14 órától

 karácsonyi mézeskalácssütésre

ahol tradicionális, 100 éves makói recept alapján, autentikus díszítési módokkal készítünk karácsonyi mézeskalács fadíszeket

Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár

Cím: 215 East 82. utca, New York, NY 10028

regisztráció és további információ nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com – 1-646-340-4172

Web: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org 

A mézeskalácssütés alapanyag költségeihez hozzájárulás: 10 $

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 The American Hungarian Library and Historical Society

cordially invites you on  Saturday, 15 December, 2018 to its

Gingerbread baking workshop from 2pm

where we will make gingerbread Christmas decorations based on a traditional 100-year-old recipe from Makó

American Hungarian Library

215 East 82nd Street, New York City, NY 10028

RSVP and inquiries: Tel: 1-646-340-4172 – email: nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com –

Web: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

Gingerbread baking: 10$ cost contribution

Dec 7-8-9: 3rd Hungarian Heritage Festival Advent at the Hungarian House of New York

3rd Hungarian Heritage Festival Advent in New York

December 7-8-9, 2018

Hungarian House of New York

213 E 82 Street, New York, NY, 10028

Workshops for both adults and children to make your own presents, hands-on instruction in traditional handicrafts, Advent folk music concerts and folk dance programs, a Christmas exhibition, a visit from St. Nicholas, a Christmas fair and delicious Christmas foods — all await our dear visitors!

Friday, December 7, 2018

7 P.M. – OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION AND GUIDED TOUR

“Music of angels, candlelight. . .”: Christmases of bygone days

Exhibition organized by the Hungarian Open-Air Museum, Szentendre

Christmas – for each one of us it calls to mind something different: different tastes, smells, customs and family traditions. How were the trees decorated? Which trends influenced the types of ornaments and sweets hung on the Christmas tree? How did people in rural and urban homes celebrate? Since when have Hungarians had Christmas fondant? All these questions are answered in our current exhibition where the many photographs and snapshots evoke moments of Christmases from the distant past and from the more recent past.

Hungarian Traditional Craftsmanship

Exhibition organized by the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, featuring artworks of Anikó Arvai weaver, Marta Bencsik basket weaver, Judit Szmelo gingerbread decorator, Vetro Mihaly felt maker, and Bernadett Pap Zelei embroiderer.

 

Featuring: Livia Bagoczky, voice &Krisztian Olah, piano

 

Krisztian Olah of Hungary has become a recognizable presence on the European jazz scene at just 22 years of age. In 2015 he won the third place at the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition. In 2016, the Hungarian Jazz Federation recognized Olah as the Young Jazz Musician of the Year. In 2018 he was selected to the semi-finals of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in the US.

Livia Bagoczky is one of the most well-rounded singer in Hungary. The audience usually knows her from the Balkan Fanatik band. But her special voice – which you can easily recognize – is not only pleasurable in folk music but a good match with jazz music also. This voice and piano duo plays mostly jazz standards, and covers rearranged by Krisztian Olah.

8:00  P.M. – CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

Libero Canto: Monteverdi & Bartok

 

The Libero Canto Approach has two important cultural and philosophical sources:  the traditions of the old Italian singing schools, and the Hungarian traditions of music pedagogy, folk music, and musical culture.  These two sources are represented in tonight’s program.

TheLibero Canto Approachwas first developed in Budapest in the 1920’s and ‘30’s by Lajos Szamosi, a Hungarian singer and singing teacher. After almost one hundred years in Europe, Libero Canto came to New York, where Deborah Carmichael and Kinga Cserjési are teaching and promoting this way of teaching.  Deborah and Kinga were students of Lajos Szamosi’s son, Edvin Szamosi, who worked in Vienna and New York.  Deborah was born in New York but has been immersed in Hungarian culture for more than twenty-five years through the Szamosi family.  Kinga was born in Budapest, where she completed her degree at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.  Marisa Michelson and Sara Serpa are both singers, teachers, and composers who have been working with the Libero Canto Approach for many years.  

www.liberocanto.com/videos/

Featuring:

Deborah Carmichael – voice

Kinga Cserjesi – voice

Marisa Michelson – voice

Sara Serpa – voice

Doug Martin – piano

 

Hungarian specialties: Szekely style cabbage with stew, Bakony style pork ragout with dumplings

Desserts:An assortment of strudels and Beigli (nut or poppy roll)

Mulled wine

Donations to the Hungarian House are greatly appreciated. 

Suggested donation: $15/adult, $10/student, senior

Saturday, December 8, 2018

4 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. – „MAKE YOUR OWN PRESENTS” HANDICRAFTS WORKSHOPS with the artisans of the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists

 

Featuring:

Aniko Arvai, weaver, Master of Folk Art

Marta Bencsik, basket weaver, Applied Folk Artist

Judit Szmelo, gingerbread decorator, Applied Folk Artist

Mihaly Vetro, felt maker, Master of Folk Art

6:30 P.M. – GUIDED TOUR OF EXHIBITION

“Music of angels, candlelight. . .”: Christmases of bygone days

Exhibition organized by the Hungarian Open-Air Museum, Szentendre

7 P.M. – FOLK MUSIC CONCERT: The Sounds of Advent

Featuring: Kobzos Ensemble (HUN), Ukrainian Village Voices (US), Supruli Georgian Choir (US)

The Kobzos Ensemble was founded in 2006 to perform mainly Hungarian spiritual songs with instrumental accompaniment. Apart from spiritual concerts the Ensemble also plays folk music concerts from different regions, dance-workshops (so called ‘dance-houses’) for adults as well as children, and early music concerts whose sets are made up of the musical themes from mediaeval Europe.

The members of Kobzos Ensemble have already been awarded different Hungarian awards all and singular too, such as: ‘Young Master of Folk Art Award’, ‘Bezeredj Price’ of The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, ‘Béla Bartók Prize’, ‘For the Hungarian Arts Award’ and ‘Award for Home Defense’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIe9wOLUYSA

Members:

Andrea Navratil Andrea – voice, gardon, bells 

László Demeter – voice, lute, bells

Márton Komáromi – violin

Supruli is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the traditional folk and liturgical polyphonic singing traditions of the Republic of Georgia. Georgian polyphonic singing has captivated singers and scholars alike, and there are Georgian choirs in many countries. Predominantly a cappella, the music does not follow Western rules of harmony or voice leading, with fifths being more common than octaves. There is also remarkable diversity of styles within the form, despite the fact that Georgia is such a small country. For singers in Supruli, the music has great power on its own – but within the context of Georgian culture, it’s something that transcends music theory and reverberates through heart and soul. Anyone who delves into Georgian culture will discover that it’s impossible to do so in a purely academic manner; Georgians are intense and passionate about their culture, and that passion is highly contagious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gENxUQJsnfM&list=PLIuqcVuVPEgoeVTxG4jhRIFQI3GWXPof3

Ukrainian Village Voices sings in the polyphonic Ukrainian village style and its repertoire is constantly evolving, frequently focusing on seasonal celebrations, ritual songs, as well as lyrical music. They often sing songs recorded by ethnomusicologists from the oldest dwellers of villages in Ukraine. Thus they pay homage to the ancient spirit of these songs while also naturally bringing a unique North American feel to the music. Growing out of Ukrainian Women’s Voices (c. 2008), the group was renamed Ukrainian Village Voices in 2012 to more fully encapsulate the heart and mission of the collective. Since 2013, the ensemble has performed for a wide range of audiences in the New York metropolitan area and other locales in New York State, as well as in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEBCA4oN8oA

9 P.M. – CHRISTMAS FOLK DANCE PARTY

Live music and dance teaching all night.

Featuring:

Members of Kobzos Ensemble (HUN), Életfa (NJ), Fényes Banda (NY)

Reka Marton and Daniel Horvath folk dance instructors, interns of Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program

Hungarian specialties: Szekely style cabbage with stew, Chicken ragout with dumplings

Desserts: An assortment of strudels and Beigli (nut or poppy roll)

Mulled wine

Donations to the Hungarian House are greatly appreciated. 

Suggested donation: $20/adult, $10/student, senior, $5/children under 7

Sunday, December 9, 2018

10 A.M. to 6 P.M. – CHRISTMAS FAIR

Christmas candies, smoked delicacies, sausage, Christmas ornaments, gifts, soaps, jewelry…, and exciting programs:

 

11 A.M. to 2 P.M. – „MAKE YOUR OWN PRESENTS” HANDICRAFTS WORKSHOPS with the artisans of the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists

Featuring:

Aniko Arvai, weaver, Master of Folk Art

Marta Bencsik, basket weaver, Applied Folk Artist

Judit Szmelo, gingerbread decorator, Applied Folk Artist

Mihaly Vetro, felt maker, Master of Folk Art

12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. – LUNCH

Hungarian specialties: Stuffed cabbage and Goulash soup

Desserts: An assortment of strudels and Beigli (nut or poppy roll)

Mulled wine

12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. – CONCERTS

Laura Angyal-Jeta Hyseni jazz duo, Kobzos Ensemble 

1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. – FILM SCREENING ON FOLK CUSTOMS 

Organized by the Hungarian Open-Air Museum, Szentendre 

Location: American Hungarian Library

2:30 P.M. – GUIDED TOUR OF EXHIBITION

“Music of angels, candlelight. . .”: Christmases of bygone days

Organized by the Hungarian Open-Air Museum, Szentendre 

3 P.M. – VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS 

Arts and crafts workshop with the artisans of the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, concerts and folk dance party for children with the Kobzos Ensemble. 

Kindly register each child participating: hungarianhouseofnyc@gmail.com

Admission: $15/child, St. Nicholas pack of goodies included

Admission to the Christmas Fair is free. 

Participation in the programs is free of charge until 3 P.M.

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Partner Organizations:

Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, Hungary

Skanzen – Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

Supporters:

Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, New York

Consulate General of Hungary in New York

Csoóri Sándor Fund, Hungary

Gábor Bethlen Found, Hungary

Halmos Béla Program, Hungary

Human Capacities Grant Management Office, Hungary

Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program, Hungary

National Cultural Fund, Hungary

Artistic director:

Ildikó Nagy

 

Further information:

Hungarian House of New York

American Foundation for Hungarian Literature and Education Ltd.

hungarianhousenyc@gmail.com

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN LIBRARY Winter 2018-2019

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN LIBRARY

Winter 2018-2019

  Location: 215 East 82 Street (between Second & Third Avenues), New York, NY 10028

 Three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced

Starting dates: beginner – December 3rd 6pm, intermediate – December 4th 6:15 pm, advanced – December 4th 4:30 pm

 Length of the course: 10 weeks, 90 minutes each class

 Participation fee:  $399 including materials and handouts

 Register at: nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com

Külpolitikai kitekintés – Előadások az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtárban – december 1. – délután 3 óra

Az Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár és Történelmi Társulat szeretettel meghívja

következő programjára

Virág Fanni energiabiztonsági szakértő “Aktuális magyar-amerikai kapcsolatok az energetika területén” és Takácsy Dorka külpolitikai szakértő “Az ukrán-magyar kapcsolatok eddigi legrázósabb éve” című előadására

magyar nyelvű program

2018. december 1. Szombat 15 óra

Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár

215 e 82. utca, New York, NY 10028

regisztráció és további információ nymagyarkonyvtar@gmail.com – 1-646-340-4172

Web: www.americanhungarianlibrary.org

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