June 3, 2006 - New Brunswick, NJ

THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary
of the
1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION

Photos:  Gyöngyvér Harkó and Gabriella Győrffy

Festival parade procession on Somerset Street - with umbrellas

Members and parents of the Hungarian School of New Brunswick

Hungarian Scouts of New Brunswick

Opening ceremony and remembrance at the
1956 Hungarian Revolution Monument:

Dr. Istvan Sohar, President of the Hungarian Churches and Organizations
of New Brunswick and Alajos Bauer, freedomfighter of 1956
lay a wreath on the ’56 Monument

Blessing at the 56 Revolution Monument by
Rev. Capistran Polgar, O.F.M. Pastor of St. Ladislaus Church

Speeches by representatives of the city of New Brunswick,
Hungary and Hungarian organizations:


Prof. August J. Molnar, President of American Hungarian Foundation

The Honorable James M. Cahill, Mayor of City of New Brunswick

Dr. Gábor Horváth, Consul General

Dr. Balázs Somogyi, President of Hungarian Cultural Society of Connecticut

László Strasz, President of Hungarian American Athletic Club

Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Bodnar, Pastor, Bayard Street Presbyterian Church


Dr. István Sohár, Rev. Istvan Skinta, Pastor of St. Joseph
Greek Catholic Church, Dr. Gábor Horváth, Dr. Balázs Somogyi,
James M. Cahill, László Strasz, Prof. August J. Molnar

Performance by the Hungarian American Athletic Club's Folk Dance Group

Children's Dances

The Children of the Hungarian American Athletic Club Dance Group

Non-stop culinary experience at the Club...

...while in the bar Gypsy Joe entertained Ferenc Bollok and others

In front of HAAC building Tivadar Papp Orchestra played
Hungarian and American hits

Folk Dancing by the Csürdöngölő Hungarian Folkdance Group of New Brunswick

Girl's Dance from Sárköz

Rain did not stop István Üsztöke, cameraman of
First Hungarian Television, to document the event

Dancing a couple's dance from Mezoseg, Transylvania
- just for fun - in front of the Hungarian Scouts' Home

Great smiles

Children's games, arts and crafts at the Széchenyi Hungarian School

Sommerset Street Fair

...with the youngest bartender, pretty cashier...

...lovely young ladies in traditional costumes...

...perfect Hungarian man, DJ Misi with son Barnabás and Emese Gocsmán...

...Melinda, Gyula and little Réka Bartus, Blue Danube Gifts...

...Nt. Árpád Drótos at the New York Reformed Church tent...

...The old building of the Hungarian American Athletic Club...

...and the new building under construction

Great audience gathered to enjoy the Folk Dance Gala

The Children of the Hungarian American Athletic Club Dance Group

Ifj. László Hajdú-Németh leads the children in "Magyar Verbunk"
from Szatmár, Northeastern Hungary

The young children watch the Csürdöngölő
Hungarian Folkdance Group soak in the applause

Musical number by the Életfa Hungarian Folk Band - Attila Papp, László Hajdú-Németh, József 'Heki' Gartai, Ildikó Hajdú-Németh, Kálmán Magyar, Kata Harsaczki

Out-of-town guests, the Tisza Hungarian Folkdance Group of Washington, D.C.

Tisza Group from Washington - Dances from Szatmár, Northeastern Hungary

Timea Papp and little sister Olivia Papp love to watch the folkdancing

The Big Finale - Dances from Kutasföld (Transylvania)
by the Csürdöngölő Hungarian Folkdance Group of New Brunswick

Skirts are flying...

...and the feet are stomping

Hungarian Mass at St. Ladislaus Church

Prof. August J. Molnar greeted guests and performers of
Gala Concert at the Museum of American Hungarian Foundation
featuring
The Three Hungarian Sopranos

Music by Kálmán (Öcsi) Magyar, Miklós and Lehel Újvári,
Angelo Miranda, József Gartai (Heki) and Raul Rothblatt

Liza Apatini - pop and rock singer

Lilla Heinrich - opera singer

Kata Harsaczki - folk singer


Related links:

New Brunswick Hungarian Festivals @ gimagine

New Brunswick @ gimagine