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Party like it's 1989!

1989 saw more street parties in East Central Europe than perhaps any other year. The Iron Curtain was decomposing and people finally had good reason to celebrate. So they did: in the streets and in their homes. Relive the soundtrack to the parties of freedom thrown by the young and the young at heart who learned to breathe freely again and dance to Western beats and the best of homegrown music all at once. On November 12 from 9pm Deejay Spinach spins an exciting mix of US and European discs while you can sample Pálinka, one of the most popular drinks from the region and the cultural memorabilia on display. Come dressed as a historical character or a 1989 pro-democracy protester to get more into the groove!


Before the party gets started we encourage you to join us for the screening (at 8pm) of winners and special selections of the Peer 2 Peer video essay competition issued by Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center and BuSho International Short Film Festival on the occasion of the 25thAnniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain and the Democratic Transition in Central Europe. See and experience how people of their young age make their statements in the form of video essays about the power of political action, revolution and freedom, what the memory of 1989 has to offer 25 years later, for witnesses and for those who were born after the fall of communism. Come for the screening and stay for the special 1989 party that will follow!
Contact the Hungarian Cultural Center at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  should you have any questions re. films, party, costumes, pálinka or anything we haven’t thought about.

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