Social Events

As part of the MOAC meeting, listed below are the social events

Wednesday Evening, July 15th (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Welcome Reception, either indoors or perhaps on the grounds adjacent to the Four Seasons (dependent upon the weather). The precise location will be confirmed prior to the meeting. The reception will include refreshments and light food. This activity is included in the registration fee, along with a supplemental fee for family members (see registration form). The dress code is casual attire. If the event is held outdoors, please recognize that the average daily high temperature in early mid-July in Budapest is July is a high of 79 degrees and a low of 61 degrees.

Thursday, July 16th

A elective tour is currently being arranged, and more information should be available in the near future.

Friday, July 17th (7:00 - 10:00 PM)

This year's gala dinner will be at the Redoute, Vigado Concert Hall. The Redoute was opened in January 1833 with a grand ball and the only concert hall in (Buda)Pest at the time. Both Johann Strauss the Elder and the Younger and Ferenc Erkel performed here. Ferenc Liszt gave the first concert after the great flood of 1838 for charity. However, in May 1849, it fell victim to the artillery fire of the invading Austrian troops. In 1859 Frigyes Feszl was commissioned to design a new building, now called Vigado. Unfortunately, Vigado was seriously damaged in World War II and recently underwent a complete renovation in 2014.

Here, we will celebrate our 27th Annual MOAC in a grand style. Preceding dinner, there will be guided tours of the Vigado Concert Hall. This year's gala dinner will be a formal black tie event with a theme of "masquerade ball". An eight piece orchestra will add to the ambience of the evening. Please remember to show off your interesting masks!

General Information

Known as The Paris of Eastern Europe, the city of Budapest is incredibly beautiful, and rich in history. Virtually any activity can be arranged either directly on your own or through the concierge at the Four Seasons. On site, there is a wonderful spa, while nearby in the city, there are numerous walking tours and shopping opportunities. Cruises are available on the Danube River, departing virtually directly outside of the Gresham Palace. Check with the concierge for available recreational opportunities.