Family Day Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM 

Where: Hungarian House of New York

213 E 82 Street, New York, NY 10028


1:30 PM – Playhouse Rock’n’Roll with Eszter Kárász and the Eszter-lánc Fairy-tale Band

Eszter Kárász and Eszter-lánc Fairy-tale Band perform an interactive show for children and childlike adults, where stories come to life with the help of music and, of course, children. The songs, sounds and instruments all become characters in a fairy tale, whose adventures can be shaped by the children’s ideas. Children’s songs and poems set to music by contemporary poets will accompany us on our journey, which may well end with new band members among the children.


Eszter Kárász – vocals, ukulele 

István Bata – guitar 

Árpád Szabó – violin


2:30 PM – Hungarian Folk Tales screening and creative children’s workshop with László Tóth animator from the Kecskemét Animation Studio

On the 30th of September we celebrate the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales. On this occasion László Tóth animator will hold a children’s workshop with a short introduction to the history of Hungarian Folk Tales and animation followed by a screening of the most beloved folk tales. Afterward the participating children will have a chance to create something unique with their own hands!


3:00 PM – In a Hundred Different Ways… A concert with Eszter Kárász, István Bata and Árpád Szabó

With the aid of outstanding musicians guitarist István Bata and violinist Árpád Szabó, singer and performer Eszter Kárász will guide the audience through popular and lesser known, old and new songs, from the Hungarian chansons of the hundreds, from film scores to the ever topical Tamás Cseh songs to today’s world music, with lots of humour and self-irony.


Eszter Kárász – vocals, ukulele 

István Bata – guitar, vocals 

Árpád Szabó – violin, vocals


Admission is free.

Donations for the Hungarian House of New York are warmly appreciated.


Organized by

Liszt Institute, New York

Hungarian House of New York