Yesterday we commemorated Ferenc Molnár who had been born exactly 140 years ago.

Hungarian writer spent the last 12 years of his life in New York City. He arrived to the United States on January 12 1940 on his 62 birthday and settled in the iconic Manhattan hotel, the Plaza Hotel, where he had managed to stay until he passed away in 1952.

Ferenc Molnár mostly known as the writer of the typical Budapest story ‘Pál Street Boys’ but he became a celebrated writer here too with the Broadway plays like ‘Liliom’, ‘The Swan’, or ‘Carousel’.

Yesterday evening we also had the honor to host Mr. Molnár’s great-granddaughter and great-grandchild, Ágnes Lukin and Márta Boros respectively. Together we inaugurated one of our event hall named after Ferenc Molnár.

Earlier the day we visited the writer’s tomb at the Linden Hill Metodist Cemetery in Queens.