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2. Heritage Festival

Celebrating Hungarian Heritage in New York


CULTURAL FESTIVAL & STREET FAIR
3 DAYS | 23 ARTISTS | TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, FOLK MUSIC, DANCE & FOLK CULTURE-INSPIRED CONTEMPORARY ART

September 8-10, 2017 | Hungarian House of New York | 213 E 82nd St, New York
All programs are FREE and open to the public


Hungarian Heritage Festival returns to New York for the second time with 23 Hungarian artists to create a festive traditional market atmosphere at the Hungarian House of New York.  The 3-day long Festival introduces Hungarian traditional craftsmanship, folk music and folk dance, just as exhibits of folk art-inspired works by outstanding contemporary artists. In addition a street fair will be held on 82nd street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues with many interactive workshops based on Hungarian arts and crafts.

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PROGRAM:

DAY ONE | Friday, September 8, 2017

7 PM EXHIBITION OPENING: Hungarian Traditional Craftsmanship

The featured artist of the group exhibit is Ildikó Fekete, egg painter, who will exhibit about 1000 decorated Easter eggs from 6 different regions of the Carpathian Basin.

7.30 PM MIHÁLY DRESCH/CHRIS POTTER QUARTET

The festival will open with a concert by saxophonist Mihály Dresch, who has cultivated a unique mix of Hungarian folk music and jazz, along with world renowned jazz saxophone player Chris Potter, Joe Martin on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums.
Tokaji wine tasting with Furmint USA!


DAY TWO | Satuday, September 9, 2017

10 AM - 6 PM  STREET FESTIVAL on East 82nd street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
During the street festival every hour we will present folk music and folk dance from various Hungarian regions such as Sárköz, Matyóland, Szászcsávás, Kalotaszeg, Szatmar, and Székelyland. The host of the event will be Norbert Cimbi Kovács.

In addition, there will be TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS presentations and workshops for children and adults, with award-winning Hungarian artisans during the whole day, featuring Ildikó Fekete, egg painter, Attila Kovács, boot and leather maker, Elemér Sümegi, violin maker, Levente Lehel Sütő, furniture painter, Ildikó Tóth, blue-dyer, Anna Vidák, feltmaker, Bernadett Zelei Pap, embroiderer.

7 PM GALA AND FASHION SHOW

9 PM FOLK DANCE PARTY

All day long event with the Transylvanian Üsztürü Band, Marianna Nyitrai (vocal), Levente Fazakas (violin), and Mihály Dresch (flute) who are true interpreters of authentic Hungarian folk music. Also featured will be internationally known, award-winning folk dancers Norbert Cimbi Kovács and Hortenzia Lőrincz and the dancers of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: György Ágfalvi, Andrea Lévay, Beatrix Borbély, and Balázs Szoboszlai.
One of the most outstanding Hungarian designers is Melinda Meyke Madarász, who will present fashions inspired by traditional ornamentation and modern design.
Tokaj wine tasting of products from Furmint USA, and traditional Hungarian food!


DAY THREE | Sunday, September 10, 2017

2 PM - 6 PM Arts and crafts, folk dance, and folk music WORKSHOPS in the Hungarian House of New York taught by the guest artists of the festival: egg painting, furniture painting, blue-dying, feltmaking, and embroidering, folk dance, instrumental folk music (violin, viola, bass), and folk singing. Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7 PM CONCERT by pianist Éva Polgár
A selection of works by Franz Liszt and Zoltán Kodály: the program will range from popular Hungarian rhapsodies to famous folk dance melodies used in Kodaly’s composition Dances of Marosszék.

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