A historic playground was built. The playground on Hollósy Simon Street, which was completely renewed, was enriched with play equipment reminiscent of one of the most successful periods in Hungarian history, the 19th century reform era. The steam locomotive train, commissioned in 1874 on the line of the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle Tunnel, the Kisfaludy steamboat and the mountain cogwheel railway, was also installed on the square, in the form of unique toys. The playground, designed for 2-10 year olds, also features a traditional and a nest swing, two spring-loaded horses, a large sandbox and a rubber-covered small bike track. For the safety of the children, the possibility of passage through the area was eliminated, but the ping-pong table and camel statue remained. At the request of the families, a drinking fountain and toilet were built, the public lighting was renewed, and grassy areas suitable for picnics were also built.
Collection of hazardous waste. The improper storage and disposal of hazardous waste poses a very significant risk to wildlife, so the Hegyvidék Green Office is once again organizing an action to deliver these types of waste. On Saturday, November 12, from 8 am to 12 pm, in the parking lot at 51 Tamási Áron Street, among others, electronic waste, used batteries, cells, light bulbs, fluorescent lamps, as well as paint residues, adhesives, solvents, thinners, pesticides and pesticides, waste oil and used cooking oil, oily solid waste, medicines to be discarded, empty propellant spray bottles, and used tyres – up to four per person – may be delivered.
Concerts in the Hegyvidék. On November 12 at 8 p.m., the world-renowned downtempo nu jazz band De-Phazz will perform at MOMkult (18 Csörsz St.). On 9 November, from 7 p.m., the "violinist of the angels", Lajos Sárközy and his trio will play their music, and on November 13 at 7 p.m. Tamás Szarka and his orchestra will present the material from his album Esthajnal. At the Hegyvidék Cultural Salon (2 Törpe St.), the members of the band Sixtones Acapella will sing together on November 5 from 7 p.m., and on November 11 from 7 p.m. the virtuoso harmonica player Mátyás Pribojszki and his band will entertain the audience with their blues music with full of improvisations. The Lóvasút (Horse Railway) Cultural and Event Centre (64 Zugligeti Rd.) the Oriolus choir and the Surján Chamber Ensemble will present classical music pieces on November 8 from 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. At the Barabás Villa (44 Városmajor St.) november 10 from 7 p.m. pianist Alex Szilasi will give a concert on the occasion of Polish Independence Day.
Fine art exhibitions. On 4 November, Enikő Gábor's retrospective exhibition entitled Fényfogások (Light Catches), presenting photographs and photoplastics, opens in the Hegyvidék Gallery (10 Királyhágó Sqr.). The Hegyvidék Cultural Salon (2 Törpe St.) presents photos by Lili Jakobovits from November 2, and paintings by Emília Istenes from November 9. In the Jókai Club (5 Hollós Rd.) from November 11 the works of the painter Ágnes Kelemen can be seen, while in the Barabás Villa (44 Városmajor St.) you can see the landscape painting works of Szilárd Cseke until November 23.
Movies in English. The concert film Duran Duran: Hollywood High will be screened at CinemaMOM (53 Alkotás St.) on November 3 and 10. As part of the Temples of Art series, viewers will be able to watch a special documentary about the latest Tutankhamun exhibition in Egypt on November 5 and 6, and on November 12 and 13 about Napoleon’s relationship to fine art, who died two hundred years ago.