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1956 Hungarian Revolt Commemoration in Dallas - October 2009

The commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt was held in the Cistercian Preparatory School Cafeteria on Sunday, October 25, 2009. After the Hungarian mass, those in attendance gathered around the kopjafa in front of the Cistercian Abbey where all joined in singing the Hungarian National Anthem after a brief address and prayer by Father Julius.

The program in the cafeteria included a talk by Louis Ott about the meaning and effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt. A musical performance by Eniko Howard, Gyöngy Erödi . Gábor Simonfalvi and also Edina Pastyik of the European Ensemble entertained the visitors with classical and Hungarian folk music, which inspired many to sing along. After an introduction by Péter Váli, Ágnes Csiffary and Father Julius presented Eniko Walter Howard a plaque, gift card and flowers to recognize her many years of service to the Hungarian community by playing the organ during the Hungarian masses and performing at other musical events.

Mrs.Gail Szontagh shared several newspaper articles with others, concerning her husband László and other refugees who came to Texas after the 1956 uprising.

Hungary and other European countries are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Hungary and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

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Yoshimi Masuo plays nyenyere

Péter Váli speaks to group

1956 Hungarian Revolt Commemoration in Dallas

On Saturday, October 22, the local Hungarian community gathered at the Cistercian Abbey in Irving to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt. The Hungarian mass was celebrated by Rev. Julius Leloczky at 4:00 p.m. in the Cistercian Abbey, followed by a gathering in the Cistercian Preparatory School Cafeteria. Father Julius Lelóczky, Ágnes Csiffáry, Béla Márton, and Péter Váli addressed the gathering.

After a pot-luck dinner and raffle, the Csárdás Hungarian Dancers from Austin staged a spectacular performance of Hungarian folk dances in the Cistercian Preparatory School Theater. Somogy Dances, Délalföldi Dalok, featuring Yoshima Masuo on the nyenyere, Dances from Délalföld,Kalotaszegi Táncok and the Tolnai Üveges Tánc were featured among other delightful presentations of the evening.

Take a look at some selected pictures >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,

Take a look at the Csárdás Hungarian Dancers' program for their performance. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

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Dallas Fort Worth Hungarians at worship
Easter Service at Hungarian Reformed Church

On Sunday, March 27th, a group of metroplex Hungarians gathered at the Riverside Church of Christ for the Easter Hungarian language worship service. We plan to have regular Hungarian language worship services here, following the traditions of the American Hungarian Reformed Church.

The Riverside Church of Christ is located at 150 East Beltline Road in Coppell, TX 75019. Directions.

Our objective - in addition to worshiping God - is to build a community that is based on love, fellowship, belonging and support for all. By worshiping God in Hungarian and strengthening our community and relationships we also hope to contribute to the preservation of our language and cultural heritage.

We would like to extend an invitation to everyone to attend our services whether or not you have a church home and regardless of your denomination. For further information email or call Péter Váli at (214) 641-3358.

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2005 February

Black and White Dancers

 

Hungarian Dance Troupe Visits Fort Worth

In 1993, Mrs. Molnár-Rack founded the Black & White Dance Group to introduce dance, exercise and motion to children who may lack these opportunities. In 1997, she established a relationship with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation , an organization that arranges and coordinates Hungarian-American exchange programs.

The studio was established in 1995 and today consists of 5 educational dance groups and 3 competition dance groups, all learning as many forms of dance as possible, including but not limited to acrobatics, hip-hop, jazz, American modern dance and classical ballet.

The Black & White Dance Group performed at the Fort Worth Sister Cities Mardis Gras Celebration on February 8. Louis Ott also taught Hungarian folk dances at the gathering.

During their stay in Fort Worth the group attended the Fort Worth Exposition and Stock Show, watched the Superbowl with their host families, enjoyed a potluck reception with the Budapest Committee and the Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle, performed at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth and participated in multiple dance workshops.

2005 January

Dallas Fort Worth Hungarians at worship
Hungarian Reformed Worship Service Restarted

On January 23 a group of metroplex Hungarians gathered at Riverside Church of Christ for the second Hungarian language worship service this year. We plan to have regular Hungarian language worship services following the traditions of the American Hungarian Reformed Church.

The Riverside Church of Christ is now confirmed to be our permanent location for Hungarian language worship services. The church is located at 150 East Beltline Road in Coppell, TX 75019. Directions.

Our objective - in addition to worshiping God - is to build a community that is based on love, fellowship, belonging and support for all. By worshiping God in Hungarian and strengthening our community and relationships we also hope to contribute to the preservation of our language and cultural heritage.

We would like to extend an invitation to everyone whether or not you have a church home and regardless of which denomination, or church you do, or do not belong to. Our group is open to everyone of any age, religious, or ethnic background. For further information email or call Péter Váli at (214) 641-3358.

2004 November
Komáromi Szinház Performers

 

KISLÁNY KEZEKET FEL

On Saturday evening, November 27 , the Komaromi Szinhaz Performers presented a 2 hour program of music and humor , "KISLÁNY KEZEKET FEL", at the University of Dallas in Irving. The performers, BORÁROS IMRE, comedian/singer, SVRCSEK ANITA, primadonna, PETRÉCS ANNA, comedienne, DERZSI GYÖRGY, singer/comedian, and ÉRSEK RUDOLF, keyboard, entertained the audience with a fast-paced selection of Hungarian song, dance, humor and quick costume changes. The Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle sponsored the event.

2004 October


Agnes Csiffary
Raffle

Texas Hungarians Commemorate 1956 Revolt

On Sunday, October 24, the local community of Hungarians remembered the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, which began on October 23, and drew the attention of the world. The Hungarian mass was followed by presentations by Agnes Csiffary, Iren Borvak, and Louis Ott.  There was also a buffet dinner and a raffle benefiting the Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle, a non-profit organization, with the long term goal of a Magyar Ház (Hungarian Club House). The evening ended with a screening of the Hungarian film , Honfoglalás, in the Cistercian Preparatory School Theater.

2004 August


Jenő Tamás Sárosi
1937 - 2004

Jenő Sárosi, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004

It is with great sadness that the Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle announces the passing of a good friend: Jenő Sárosi. Jenő died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at a local hospice.

Jenő Tamás Sárosi was born July 28, 1937, in Budapest, Hungary. He was president of Eagle Mountain Shrine and a member of Moslah Temple Shrine and the golf unit, the Promise Keepers, Eagle Mountain Power Squadron and Fort Worth Boat Club. He was active in the Fort Worth Sister Cities and Azle city government. Jeno was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Jeno loved boating, swimming and golfing. Most of all he had a great love for his family and friends.

Jenő, we will all miss you and will cherish your memory in our hearts.

Read Jenő's obituary in the Star-Telegram.

2004 July
Mayor and Mrs. Demszky at lunch with the DFW Weekend Hungarian School.

Mayor Demszky talks about "Europe Day".

Budapest Mayor Gábor Demszky Visits Fort Worth

Mayor Gábor Demszky and his wife Anikó visited Texas as part of the Sister Cities International Conference which is held in Fort Worth. Since Fort Worth and Budapest are sister cities, he has been here before, but now he is spending his time catching up on those things that have changed since his last visit, and meeting with local officials. Mayor Demszky visited the Hungarian language class on July 10 at the North Riverside Church of Christ in Coppell. Péter Váli, the president of the School greeted the Mayor on behalf of the teachers and students, Riverside elder Bob Monroe also spoke to those present and before Q and A with Mayor Demszky, his wife, Anikó sang three beautiful Hungarian songs to the enjoyment of all.

On Sunday evening a farewell dinner was held for the Mayor and Mrs. Demszky at Los Vaqueros in the Fort Worth Stockyard area with representatives from the Fort Worth City Counsel and the Budapest Committee of Fort Worth Sister Cities International. The Fort Worth representatives presented gifts to the Mayor and Mrs. Demszky. The Mayor in return donated to the families present several photographs of the sights and the people of Budapest, which were taken by the Mayor himself and his friends on May 1st, 2004 - the day Hungary officially joined the European Union. Apparently Mr. Demszky is quite a photographer, which he proved during the dinner as he took several photos of the event and those present there. It was undoubtedly an evening to remember. Thank you Mayor Demszky, thank you Fort Worth!
/report by Péter Váli/

2003 July

Invitation - 9th Annual International Artists’ Residencies Exhibition
 

Opening reception: Friday, July 18, 2003 at 5:30 pm
Art East Gallery Balatonfured, Blaha Lujza utca Hungary
Introduction speech by Dr. Istvan Boka, Mayor of Balatonfured
Music by the Ferencsik Janos Music School “Clarinet Quartet”
Exhibiting artists: J. Clayton Bright, Pennsylvania * Laara Cassells, Canada * Geraldine S. Dobos, West Virginia * Laura Duggan, New York * Bob Freimark, California * Lyn Gardiner, Florida * Sarah Hirneisen, California * Callie Danae Hirsch, New York * Cynthia M. Kukla, Illinois * Ed Lane, Diane Lane, Hawaii * Lisa Mack, Nevada * Cynthia Mosser, Oregon * John Scott Murdoch, New Jersey * Manfred Rapp, New Mexico * Emese Rivera, Indiana * Renee Rohr, Belgium * Lili Kaneem Smith, Texas * Candice Smith Corby, Massachusetts * Bela Torkos, California * Luis Valdovino, Colorado * Gyorgyi Voros, Virginia
Organizer: The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. Curator: Beata Szechy
Sponsors: Nemzeti Kultúrális Örökség Minisztériuma, Balatonfüredi Önkormányzat.
More Information: Beata Szechy (06) 20 345-6386
2003 April

Hamvadó Cigarettavég - The Smoldering Cigarette
 
On Saturday, April 26, 2003, the Hungaraian Multicultural Center screened The Smoldering Cigarette at Tarrant County College , SE Campus. Eszter Nagy-Kalozy plays the late Katalin Karady, a Dietrich-like crooner popular during the '40s who later moved to the U.S. After meeting her by chance, impoverished composer Miklos Schuttberger (Peter Rudolf), writes the catchy ballad, "Smouldering Cigarette," for her.
2002 May

Hungarian Weekend School
Thank you, Erika! We will miss you!

MAY 2002 -The local Hungarian community is bidding a reluctant farewell to Erika, Stefan and Olivia Fedor, who are moving to Sarasota, Florida. Silvia will remain in this area as an SMU student and will assist with the Hungarian language classes. Erika's enthusiastic and energetic work within the metroplex Hungarian organizations and contributions to Panorama magazine from this area, will be greatly missed. We all wish them luck in their new home!

Photo: Erika Fedor (at far left) with other members of the Hungarian weekend school.

2002 January
Dr. János Horvath and his wife visit DFW

Hungarian Parliamentary (FIDESZ-MPP) representative, Dr. János Horvath and his wife, Linda visited the Metroplex in January. From imprisonment to participation in the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, his varied life experiences proved interesting to members of the Metroplex Hungarian community and Star Telegram reporters alike.

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