13th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota, Florida
WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE BIGGEST HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA! Date: Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2019 Read More ...
41st Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival
Don't miss this spectecular event in Canada, organized by ReConnect Hungary's partner organization.... Read More ...
A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2021 Open on January 25!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 8-22, 2021*, and applications are open from January 25... Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2022 Open November 3!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 28 - August 12, 2022. Applications are open from November 3 until February 28,... Read More ...
Applications open for ReConnect Hungary 2020!
Apply for the 2020 Hungarian Birthright Program today and begin the journey to rediscover your Hungarian self. Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
ReConnect Hungary at the Hungarian Festival in New Brunswick
On June 1, 2019 the Hungarian community will be celebrating the 44th annual Hungarian Festival in New Brunswick, NJ.
Somerset Street, one of the main arteries in the city, will be closed to all thru traffic and only the reveling pedestrians, vendors, performers, musicians and dignitaries from both New Brunswick and Hungary will be strolling about.
There is a lot going on throughout the day, so try not to miss visiting the ReConnect Hungary tent. Find out if you might be eligible for a scholarship to participate on next year’s (2020) ReConnect Hungary trip. If you or someone you know is 18-28 years of age and would like to visit the land of your ancestors apply for the opportunity of a lifetime. Get there early so you can collect some of the giveaways.
The parade starts at 10 AM at the Hungarian Reformed Church and ends at the American Hungarian Foundation where you can listen to several dignitaries address the crowd including the new Hungarian Consulate General, Istvan Pasztor.
Some of the wares you can find at the festival include beautiful jewelry, tee-shirts, paprika plants, smoked meats, delicious baked goods, your favorite Hungarian meals (toltott kaposzta, pecsenye, paprikas csirke, gulyasleves), decorated gingerbread (mezes kalacs), books, gifts, and so much more.
There will be music and dance performances all day long on the hour and on the half hour at the mainstage (corner of Somerset and Plum St). This year’s guest performers come from as far as Canada and Washington DC and of course, the local dance troops (Makvirag, Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble, Csurdongolo) will perform to live music. You can listen to poetry readings recited by the children of Szechenyi Hungarian School, A Hungarian Ballad performed by the Hungarian Scouts of New Brunswick, participate in Hungarian folk games or just relax with your langos.
My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.This experience