Free safari for children under 18 on Children’s Day at Hortobágy Wildlife Park

Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park Hortobágy, Petőfi tér 9, Debrecen, Hungary

Hortobágy Wildlife Park's "extra" program is a 20-25-minute program, where visitors can see wild horses and ancient bullocks up close from an SUV vehicle.  The price of the program is  free for children under 18 on this day, 2,500 HUF/person for adults.  The program is available all day, the intention to participate in it needs to be indicated separately at Vadló buffet located within the Wildlife Park area. Please note that the extra safari is weather dependent. In case of bad weather the park offers a free animal feeding programme on tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  For more information can be found about the event at this link.   Date: 26 May, 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Location: Hortobágy Wildlife Park   Source:Facebook events  

Concert in the Spirit of Paganini

Homokkerti Commnity Center Szabó Kálmán utca 68, Debrecen, Hungary

Niccolò Paganini, known as the devil's violinist, was a significant violin virtuoso of the early 19th century Romantic period. He composed his first sonata at nine and became the most virtuoso violinist in Europe. His work influenced Brahms, Liszt, and Schumann, with his compositions serving as a model for Liszt's piano virtuosity. His compositions remain a permanent feature of violinists' repertoire. The concert is free to attend. Performers at the concert:  Trio Consort -  Mária Szabó - violin, Ildikó Versánszky - violin, Barbara Antal  - cello Programme: Ferenc Lehár: Walzerlied; Paganini's aria Edward Mollenhauer: The boy Paganini Niccolò Paganini: Sonata in E minor; Cantabile; Sonata in A major Ferenc Erkel: Palotás Date: 27 May, 5.30 p.m. Location: DEMKI Homokkerti Community Center, Szabó Kálmán Street 68 Source: Facebook events  

Short Film Screenings at Apolló Cinema

This year, for the first time, rural cinemas will join the Friss Hús (Fresh Flesh) festival for seven days, Apolló Cinema will also be the location of the program. About the festival: In 2024, the Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival will be held for the twelfth time. The primary purpose of Friss Hús is to present the latest Hungarian and foreign short films, as well as to build a professional forum where creators who want feedback and dialogue can show their films to a larger audience. The screenings are usually sold out and generate significant professional and press coverage. The increasing number of visitors to the festival every year proves that short films are of wide interest. In Debrecen, the works of the Hungarian competition film blocks of the festival will be screened for seven days between the 30th of May and the 5th of June at Apolló Cinema. Ticket sales have already started, the detailed program can be found here, and you can read more about the films here. Date: 30 May-5 June Location: Apolló Cinema Source:dehir.hu, frisshusbudapest.com

Interactive Presentation on American Children and Young Adult Literature at American Corner Debrecen

American Corner Debrecen 19/D Bem Sqaure, Debrecen, Hungary

What is “kidlit”? What are the borders of children’s literature and who is the target audience? What is the difference between a young adult and a child? How are such literary works approached in academia? To learn the answers to these questions (and perhaps give your own take on them), interested guests can join for this month’s interactive presentation at American Corner Debrecen. The session will look at past and current trends and genres in American children’s and young adult fiction, explore how popular books for adults influence works for a younger audience, and embrace our inner children while the novels that played a crucial part in our childhood are discussed. The event will be led by György Kiss, a PhD candidate at the Institute of English and American Studies, UD, who is an avid reader and researcher of children’s and young adult literature. The event is organised in the framework of the "IEAS goes to AC" series. Date:30 May, 4.30 p.m.  Location: American Corner Source:Facebook events  

Night of Literature, an Unusual World Literature Tour

The Night of Literature invites you on an extraordinary journey through world literature. Over three nights, actors will read excerpts from 24 authors from 24 countries, in places not necessarily connected to literature, but which will show it in a new light.  This year's theme, to which the selected texts are linked, is the “ Opposite Shore”. For the sixth year running, Debrecen has hosted literary readings in atmospheric downtown venues. The texts, representing the many shades of world literature, are brought to life by the Csokonai National Theatre's theatre artists. The readings will take place in 8 outdoor venues in parallel from 7:00 p.m.  to 9:30 p.m., with a rain venue provided. At each venue, a 10-15 minute excerpt of a particular author's work will be performed, starting at 7:00 p.m, 7:30 p.m, 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Each venue will offer a taste of literature from different countries on different days. You can plan your own literary itinerary for the day, with the help of a printed map. Participation is free of charge and no pre-registration is required. For more details, please visit website, debrecen.irodalomejszakaja.hu   Date: 31 May- 2 June Location: Downtown Debrecen   Source:csokonaiszinhaz.hu  

Lavender Picnic at Ondód-Debrecen Lavender Garden

Ondódi Levendulás Kádárdűlő 72/b, Debrecen, Hungary

The Lavender Garden in Ondód invites visitors to an extraordinary pre-harvest where  the tranquillity of picnicking among the scents of lavender with your family and your partner can be experienced on the 1st of June. Guests can now take a seat among the rows of lavender, relax and enjoy a snack, in the meantime harvest, take photos or just enjoy the sunset, which shows a different face every day.  At the end of the event to complete the relaxation, there is a possibility to take part in a sound bath. To ensure peace of mind, only the first 30 registrations are accepted. Sponsorship fee: 13,500ft/family/max 4 people, which includes: - entrance fee. - for picking lavender bags - (max. 13,500 people) - 0,9 kilograms of biscuit-type cakes/each person - participation in a sound bath The event will be held for a minimum of 25 families. Registration deadline is midnight on the 28th of May. To register, please send an email to the following email address: ondodilevendulas@gmail.com. Registration is valid upon payment of the sponsorship fee. Sponsorship fee: HUF 13.500ft/family/max 4 persons, which includes: - entrance fee - lavender picking bags -  90 decagrams of biscuit-like cakes - participation in a […]

Free Gala Evening of Violinist Zoltán Mága in the Heart of Debrecen

Liszt-Ferenc Prize-winning violinist Zoltán Mága invites you on a special musical journey to Kossuth Square in Debrecen, where he will recall the defining moments of his career. The charity gala, which starts on Saturday, the 1st of June at 7:00 p.m., will feature the world-famous violin virtuoso, as well as acting legends, internationally renowned opera singers and prominent artists from the Hungarian popular music scene.Among others, Gyula Bodrogi, Ági Voith, Sándor Csikos, Margit Bangó, Eszter Sümegi and Levente Molnár will be on stage.  The violinist celebrated his 50th birthday in February this year, and to mark the occasion he has announced a series of “50 years 50 concerts” for 2024, which will take him all over the country. Recently, the musician celebrated his 50th birthday with a concert in the MVM Dome in Budapest, which attracted around 500 performers and contributors. Zoltán Mága's concert series also serves a charitable purpose, as part of his new charitable mission to help children in state care and disadvantaged situations, he has donated one million HUF to five foundations that support the recovery, development and future of children.   Date: 1 June, 7:00 p.m. Source: dehir.hu

Foreign Language Conversation Clubs at Méliusz Library

If you are interested and would like to chat in foreign languages, conversation clubs await guests at Méliusz Library at the following appointments: Italian Conversation Club - every Tuesday from 4.30 p.m German Conversation Club - every Thursday from 4.30 p.m. Spanish Conversation Club -  every Wednesday from 4.30 p.m. Swedish Conversation Club - every month’s last Monday  from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.   Location: Méliusz Library, Foreign Language Department Source: Facebook events

National Vespa Meeting – Vespas in and around Debrecen

“For the first time in the Eastern region and in Debrecen, the Vespa Club Debrecen Sports Association, founded more than two years ago, will organise the National Vespa Meeting in Hungary in 2024,”  the association announced. The event is attended by Vespa owners, enthusiasts and fans from all over the country and beyond. The scooters will bring the Italian way of life, the dolce vita, on two wheels to Debrecen and its surroundings. The event starts on the 6th of  June at 12.00 p.m. and ends on the 9th of June at 10.00 a.m. The central venue of the meeting will be the Hotel Nagyerdő in Debrecen. The most spectacular part of the event will take place on Saturday morning, on the 8th of  June, when about 200 Vespa bikers will march from the Hotel Nagyerdő, starting at 10.00 a.m. under police escort, through the streets of Debrecen (Egyetem Avenue, Bethlen and Hatvan streets) to Kossuth Square. The motorcyclists will be greeted by Mayor László Papp in front of the Great Church, and then all visitors will be able to admire the most beautiful Italian two-wheelers. After the one-hour spectacle in the main square, the convoy of Vespas will leave for […]

Vivaldi 4 Seasons – The Crossover Concert

University of Debrecen, Faculty of Music, Hall Debrecen, Hungary

A fusion of classical music with swing, jazz, Latin and folk music. An exciting attempt to modernise one of the greatest works of the Baroque awaits the audience on the 6th of June at the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen. The concert presents the latest exciting musical attempt by band with double gold records Swing à la Django to rework the most popular work of the famous Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi. The entire piece of Four Seasons has been reworked, moving from movement to movement, the listener is invited on a journey that spans several musical styles. The musicians transform well-known melodies into exciting swing, jazz, Latin and folk sounds and rhythms, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish, American melodies and virtuoso improvisations are interwoven. The aim of the experiment is to bring Baroque music closer to the people of today, to make the genius of the old days understandable. Date: 6 June, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Location:Faculty of Music, University of Debrecen   Source:cooltix.hu  

June-Jam – Music Festival organised by high school students on the 7th of June

Borbarát Bar Gallery Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 4., Debrecen, Hungary

A new event is being born this week in our city, thanks to the collaboration of creative young people. The one-day music event, called June-Jam, gives high school bands the chance to showcase their talents. The venue will be the area in front of the Egri Wine Bar and Borbarát Gallery on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street on Friday the 7 of June, between 4.00 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.  The event will feature six bands, most of them from Debrecen schools.  The festival has the great merit of being entirely organised and implemented by young people, from brainstorming, poster and logo design to music making, students from different schools work together at every stage of the implementation. Students from the main organisers (Tóth Árpád Grammar School and Medgyessy Ferenc Grammar School) are putting the event together with the help of István Kovács, the owner of the wine bar. Students from the Kós Károly Art School will design the logo and posters, while the students of  Baross  Gábor Technical School will help with the sound engineering. As the students modestly put it, “overall, it will not be a big event, but rather an open and free initiative that will further enrich the programme of […]

Centenary End-of-Year Gala with José Cura

Főnix Hall Kassai út 28, Debrecen, Hungary

The Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kodály Choir present a grand season-closing gala concert in the Főnix Arena, with world-famous José Cura and Czech opera singer  Ester Pavlů on the 7th of June from 7.00 p.m. José Luis Victor Cura Gómez (born 5 December 1962) is an Argentine] operatic tenor, conductor, director, scenographer and photographer known for intense and original interpretations of opera characters. Programme Part I: Saint Saëns: Symphony No. III (organ) op. 78. Part II Bizet: Carmen - Habanera Bizet: Carmen - Seguidilla Puccini: Tosca - E lucevan le stelle Puccini: Tosca - Te Deum Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - "Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto" Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - "Voi lo sapete, o mamma" Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - "Tu qui, Santuzza" Verdi: Nabucco - "Va pensiero" ( Kodály Choir) Saint Säens: Samson et Dalila - "Mon choeur" Contributors: José Cura / Ester Pavlů - vocals, Molnár Levente - vocals, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra, Kodály Choir (Choir Director: Zoltán Kocsis-Holper), Organist: Somogyi-Tóth Dániel, Conductor: Alexander Sladkovsky / Dániel Somogyi-Tóth Tickets can be purchased  at this link. Date.: 7 June, 7.00 p.m. Location: Főnix Arena   Source:kodalyfilharmonia.hu, Wikipedia