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The primary goal of the Hungarian House is to be a community establishment, a stronghold where the Hungarian-American diaspora can experience and maintain its Hungarian identity and cultivate Hungarian culture and language, but also to create a bridge between Hungarian, Hungarian-American, and American societies.

The Hungarian House is owned by three non- profit organizations: the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society, the Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris, and the Széchenyi István Society, and is managed by the American Foundation for Hungarian Literature and Education, Ltd.


  • The Day of Hungarian Culture (January 22) is celebrated each year on the anniversary of Ferenc Kölcsey completing the final draft of Himnusz (Hymn), the poem which, set to music, became the national anthem of Hungary. Celebrating it in the Hungarian House of New York, in this year Nikolett Pankovits…

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  • The Hungarian House of New York organised and hosted a succesful Christmas Fair at Sunday, December 11. Seventeen vendors sold their ware, mostly handcrafted goods. Books, cakes, sweets, buther’s meat, handmade decoration for Advent and Christmas, special soaps were sold. Children were able to join to handcraft workshops. A group…

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