We are very happy to announce that the renovation of the Library has been completed. To celebrate this milestone in our history, we are currently preparing the virtual opening weekend of the Library, so after checking out the photos of the new space, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
We're committed to being NYC's Hungarian cultural hub that brings you quality programs so you can explore Hungarian culture, literature, history and many more! To improve our services, we are using this unprecedented time to entirely reimagine our physical premises.
We have retained the architect firm HMA2, led by Henry Myerberg, who specializes in working with educational institutions and libraries. They have strong ties to, and connections with our community. You can read more about HMA2 and projects they have completed here.
The first steps have been taken: we moved all the books and relics into a safe storage and are excited to soon start the renovation.
Scroll down for pictures about the progress of the construction or click below and read our detailed plans for the Library!
We can't do this without you!
We are starting a capital fundraising drive for the complete renovation of the Library.
For this purpose we have received an anonymous matching grant of up to $100,000. If we can raise the equivalent amount, it will be sufficient to cover the entire renovation project (please see renderings in the above gallery)
We are pleased to offer donors the opportunity to have specific spaces dedicated with plaques.
Renovating the Library is but the first step towards ultimately upgrading the entire Hungarian House so that the space can collectively meet the cultural needs of the Hungarian-American community in New York as well as visitors.
Thank you for your continued support!
$10,000 or more
Names will be honored on plaques in dedicated areas (we can offer specific naming rights depending on the level of contribution)
$5000 or more
Bethlen Gábor Alapkezelő
$1000 or more
Jaqueline Orban Caceres
Harry J Dombi
Krisztián and Andrea Sauska
Anna Sheridan in memory of my parents Anna Stier Schmaus and Paul Schmaus
Enikő Mara-Somkuti and Dr. István Somkuti
Marianne and Paul Toldalagi
$500 or more
Béla and Martha Lipták
Ferenc and Éva Novák
Daniel and Tania Souza
$100 or more
Éva Dömötör and Bill Barnes
Dr Irén Benk
Clare Sogorka Clark and Hayes Clark
Andrea Lauer Rice