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Hungarian Mini-Festival Potluck – Magyar Fesztivál Batyus Bál – March 23, 2014

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batyu bal

Bring your favorite Hungarian dish!


Sunday, March  23, 2014

2 – 6p

Alliance Francaise de Houston
427 Lovett Blvd., Houston 77006


Beginning at 3p we will briefly remember the events of March 15, 1848…followed by Performances by:

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…and the Csárdás Dancers from Austin!


Adults $ 15
($5 with paid HACA membership)

Children $5
($4 with paid HACA membership)

Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio from Budapest – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY & Centrum Management in Association with the Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA) of Houston and the Houston International Folk Dancers
present a fascinating world music experience blending Eastern and Central European folk music from exceptional European artists…

Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio from Budapest!

Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom

Robert Lakatos – violin, viola 

Csaba Novák – bass

“… it was the cimbalom player who took the greatest honours,  hammering with demonic speeds …” Boston Globe”


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM


Ovations Night Club

2536 Times Blvd., Houston, Texas 77005

LIMITED SEATING – RSVP at 440-452-5533


Admission: $ 20, HACA members $15

Magyar Mikulás Ünnepség / Hungarian St. Nicholas Celebration!

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santa Ezúton szeretnénk meghívni benneteket 2013. december 14.-én Du 2-kor kezdődő Magyar Mikulás Ünnepségre.

Stoneyway Village Clubhouse
8000 Stoneyway Drive
Houston 77040

A Mikulás Ünnepségen magyar énekekkel és versekkel várjuk a mikulást, aki ajándékokkal megrakodva érkezik. Kérjük, minden szülő hozzon saját gyermekének megjelőlt mikulás-csomagot! A magyar hagyományoknak megfelelően a mikulás ezen a napon csak egy csomagot hoz – megkérnénk mindenkit hogy kerüljék el a nagy méretű ajándékot. Az ajándékosztás után versek, énekek és játékok gondoskodnak majd, hogy kicsik és nagyok egyaránt jól érezzék magukat. Hamarosan kiküldjük a dalok szövegét is, hogy aki nem ismeri az is résztvehessen az éneklésben. Kérjük a szülőket biztassák a kicsiket az aktiv részvételre, hogy ismerjék meg a gyermekeink,unokáink az együtt éneklés örömét, a mikulás várás izgalmát, amiben nekünk is részünk volt…

A rendezvényre a belépődíj családonként $10.

A jegyekből befolyt összegből kerülnek megvásárlásra némi dekoráció és terem bérelés. Kérünk minden résztvevőt, amennyiben lehetőségei engedik, valamilyen süteménnyel, sós ropogtatnivalóval vagy innivalóval járuljon hozzá a rendezvényhez. A segítséget előre is köszönjük! Tegyük együtt széppé a délutánt és feledhetetlenné gyermekeink számára! A magyar nyelv és kultúra ápolása az intézet egyik fő célja, ezért szeretnénk, ha gyermekeink minél több szép magyar szokással ismerkedhetnének meg.

Találkozzunk a Mikulás Ünnepségen , számítunk a megjelenésetekre!

RSVP at Info@HACAhouston.org


Holiday Party with Santa!

Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 2 pm

Stoneyway Village Clubhouse
8000 Stoneyway Drive
Houston 77040

Join us as we celebrate this wonderful Hungarian tradition for our children here in Houston!

Due to food allergies and individual preferences, parents are asked to bring treats for their children and have the package clearly marked with the child’s name for Santa!

There is a minimal admission fee of $10/family ($5/individuals) to help offset decoration expenses and space rental.

If possible, please assist with bringing pastries, chips and/or beverages to the gathering – we thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you!

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Background and context of gathering:
The Hungarian Santa, called Mikulás, (Me-ku-lash) visits children on December 6th, St. Nicholas’ Day, which is the name day of “Miklós.” Chidren put boots in the windows, like stockings being hung by the fireplace on Christmas Eve in the USA. If the child has been good, Mikulás leaves the boot filled with goodies – traditionally with candies, tangerines, walnuts, apples, dates and chocolate Mikulás figurines. Also, most children get small toys and books. If the child has been bad, the boot will contain just a switch usually with a devil-figure attached, indicating a spanking is in order! Since no child is all good or all bad, most get the switch and the treat! Mikulás-day is often celebrated in schools and in work-places for the workers’ children. Traditionally, children sing Mikulás-songs and when he appears the bravest children approach him to sit on his lap and recite a poem or sing a song. Mikulás then calls them one by one, praising them for their good behavior but mentions bad things as well!


Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) Presents…The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble – October 11, 2013

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Friday, October 11, 2013 – 8p – Jones Hall

Price Level/Descriptions for Group Rates:

$68 – Orchestra A-H

$55 – Orchestra J-V, Boxes, Grand Tier

$46 – Orch W-DD, Side Grand Tier, Mezzanine

$26 – Orch EE-FF, Side Mezz, Front Balcony

$18 – Side Front Balc, Rear Balc, Rear Orch


Please make checks payable to Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA) of Houston  and mail to:

Richard Graber – Houston Arts Alliance – 3201 Allen Parkway #250 – Houston, TX 77019


Regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble returns to wow Houston audiences this fall. Celebrate the rich history and culture of Eastern Europe as the 90-member Ensemble performs choreography based on authentic folk dances, some dating back hundreds of years. Accompanying the dancers live on stage, the Folk Orchestra and the Gypsy Orchestra perform the extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartok and Kodaly on authentic Hungarian instruments.

Edvin Marton – Stradivarius Show – September 20, 2013

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Edvin Marton

Wortham Center – Brown Theater – Performance $45-$150 – VIP Event $100

Friday, September 20 @ 7:30p – CALL Brilliant Lecture Series – 713-974-1335

We announced the benefit performance and Houston premiere of the Hungarian Edvin Marton – Stradivarius Show at the Brown Theater of Houston’s Wortham Center.

Edvin Marton is a Hungarian born and raised charismatic musical genius who plays on a Stradivarius, hand-crafted in 1697 and valued at over $3 million. He understands how to engage people of different cultures and ages and had become a huge phenomenon, particularly in Europe and China.  After the Olympic Games in Turin, Edvin Marton became a superstar of modern pop music. 500 million watched as the famous violinist entered the rink along with Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko, and played his rendition of TOSCA. From this time his name hasn’t left European and Chinese tabloids, and the world of modern classical music has been opened to millions. In the spring of that year, his talent was acknowledged by the jury of one of the most prestigious awards in the world, being honored with an Emmy for best composition of the year for TOSCA.  Please see www.brilliantlectures.org  for a video depicting this exciting show.

There are only 8 Stradivarius violins in the world such quality. Edvin Marton – Stradivarius Show includes Edvin Marton and the $3 million Stadivarius, backed by an orchestra of 5 beautiful girls who travel the world with Edvin. The show contains a unique combination of specialty programmed light together with remixed classics as Vivaldi Storm, Tosca Fantasy, Rio Carneval, Love in Venice, Ibiza, Godfather, Hungarian Rhapsody, Paganini 5 and much more.

May we discuss potential ways to notify Hungarians in Texas/USA of this extraordinary Hungarian related event in return for acknowledgement or advertisement in the commemorative brochure? I have attached a copy of the graphic and the link for the video on our website is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCgv5RTOWtQ.