foldnapjaCulture and Nature Collide a this one-day event brought to you by the First Year students of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at CEU on the occasion of Earth Day 2016.

The event will take place at the Fülöp Farm in Pomáz-Nagykovácsi-puszta, where stand the ruins of a medieval church and the glass workshop of the nearby Pilis Cistercian monastery. All in the heart of the Pilis Mountains, one of the six biosphere reserves in Hungary.

Join this unique chance to enter a part of the Pilis Mountains otherwise closed to the public, a protected forest area only kilometers from Budapest. See you there!

PROGRAM:

  • Archaeological Visit
    A behind-the-scenes tour of the archaeological excavation. Tours will be provided in Hungarian and English.
    10:30am – 11:30 am / 12:30pm – 13:30pm / 15:00pm – 16:00pm
  • Interactive Arts and Crafts
    Once in the morning, once in the afternoon, kids and adults are welcome to join the arts station to try some historical artistic techniques led by artist Aleksander Pantic.
    11:00am – 12:00pm / 14:00pm – 15:00pm / Drop-in throughout the day
  • Dance with Nature
    A unique session for kids to enjoy a new type of dance with the sound of drums. No language barrier.
    11:30am- 12:30pm
  • Music in the Air by Kecskés Együttes
    Mix historic times with the present: a cultural and musical performance by the Szentendre based group Kecskés Együttes. (http://www.kecskesegyuttes.hu/)
    14:00pm – 15:00pm
  • Hiking Tours
    English and Hungarian tours of about 45 to 60 minutes with our guides around the site will reveal the unique natural environment.
    Morning:
    10:30am – 11:30am / 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Afternoon:
    13:30pm – 14:30pm / 15:30pm – 16:30pm / 16:30pm – 17:30pm
  • Treasure Hunt
    The different activities within the site will hide some information to be collected on a prepared form with a little surprise at the end. *Runs all day
  • Local Tastes and Treats
    A station of local foods with a will enable the hungry visitors to purchase some food. The unique biological cheese of the farm will be also be available. *Runs all day
  • Glasshill Parchments
    Panels displayed at different spots of the site will help unfold the multi-layered story of the site. *Runs all day
  • Building with straw
    An ongoing straw building workshop will be viewable at the renovation of a small house being transformed into a visitor center. The experienced professionals and the exhibited panels will enable the interested visitors to get to know more about this special material and the related techniques.*Runs all day

DIRECTIONS:

To reach the site from Budapest:

  • Take the Szentendre H5 HÉV to Pomáz
  • From Pomáz take Bus 860/861 (local, yellow bus)
  • Get off at Gyógyáruértékesitő Vállalat
  • The entrance to Fülöp Kecskefarm is exactly at the bus stop.
  • Map is available here