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Thursday January 11 - NATIONAL APPLES DAY in Germany
February 19-22 - FASNACHT and KARNEVAL
Friday February 23, - SWISS SCIENCES NIGHT, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Here's your chance to connect with representatives from leading research and private sector institutions from Switzerland. https://www.swissnexboston.org/event/build-a-career-in-switzerland/
Sunday March 11 - NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY (Bretzelsonndeg) in Luxembourg
March 23-25 - FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR - New York City. Focusing on German Literature, a half dozen prominent German authors appear at various places around the city to discuss their works with lit enthusiasts. Learn more at www.festivalneueliteratur.org
Sunday March 28 - EASTER EGG HUNT, Swiss Embassy, Washington, DC
Sunday April 1 - EASTER SUNDAY
Saturday April 7 - TEXAS GERMAN BIER AND BRETZEL FEST - Presented by the Austin Saengerbund, this annual lone star soiree draws folks from miles around. Local beer, brats, and live music for all. More details await at www.txgermanbierfestival.com
Saturday April 7 - NATIONAL BIER DAY in the USA
Saturday April 21 - GTV STIFTUNGSFEST -Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, Philadelphia, PA www.gtvalmraunsch.org
Monday April 23 - NATIONAL BIER DAY in Germany
Thursday April 26 - NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY in the USA
Friday May 4 - NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Monday May 21 - WHIT MONDAY
Monday June 11 - NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY in the USA
Wednesday June 27 -HELEN KELLER DAY
July 13-15 - DENVER BIERGARTEN FESTIVAL - This 23rd annual event is held about 20 miles from the Mile High City in nearby Morrison, Colorado. All the elements for high altitude schuhplattering with plenty of food and beverage too. You can get more info at www.biergartenfest.com
July 14-15 - MARYLAND GERMAN FESTIVAL - Timonium Md. It's the 118th annual celebration of this long running event, one that many in the Mid-Atlantic refer to as a 'must go' occasion. Check it out at
Monday July 23 - NATIONAL FRANKFURTER DAY
Saturday July 28 - SWISS NATIONAL DAY
Saturday August 4 - NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
August 18-19 - AUGUSTOBERFEST in Hagerstown, MD augustoberfest.org/
Sunday September 9 - NATIONAL WIENERSCHNITZEL DAY in the USA
Saturday September 15 - OKTOBERFEST Season Begins
Sunday September 16 - GENERAL von STEUBEN DAY Observed
Tuesday September 25 - NATIONAL BUTTERBROT DAY
Wednesday September 26 - NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY
Saturday September 29 - ST. MICHAEL'S DAY
Saturday October 6 - GERMAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP DAY
Friday October 26 - NATIONAL AUSTRIAN DAY
Friday November 9 - NATIONAL SCRAPPLE DAY
Saturday November 10 - RACLETTE Evening, Swiss Embassy, Washington DC
Monday November 19 - NATIONAL SOUP DAY in Germany
Monday December 10 - NATIONAL LAGER BIER DAY
Friday December 21 - NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY
Tuesday December 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Wednesday December 26 - ST STEPHEN'S DAY
Saturday March 18, 2017 - Lancaster PA Liederkranz presents its 'Bockbier Fest'. Featured music includes the Lancaster Alpenrose Schuhplatter Verein. For hours and more information, visit www.lancasterliederkranz.com.
November 18 - December 24, 2016 - Christkindlmarket of Chicago and Naperville, Illinois. Enjoy Holiday and Old World traditions, Food, Drink, Music, and an endless array of items for Christmas gift giving. For more details on the goings on at both locations, visit christ kindl market dot com.
December 31, 2016 -- New Years Eve at the German American Club of Albany. 32 Cherry Street, Colonie, NY. Doors open at 8:00 pm.
Hot and Cold Buffet supper at 8:30 pm. Gregory and the Brauhaus Band will be providing the music. Cost: $30/person or $55/couple. For reservations, please call 518.439.5932.
September 11, 2016 -- The German American Society of Trenton will host a SCHNIZELFEST beginning at 12 Noon at their clubhouse situated in
215 Uncle Pete's Road, Trenton, New Jersey 08691
September 16, 17 & 18, 2016 -- The Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein Presents Lancaster's oldest, traditional OKTOBERFEST! A celebration of German food, beer, music, song & dance. Open to the public - rain or shine! Fri. 6-11 p.m. Sat. 1:00-11:00 p.m. Sun. noon-6:00 p.m. - General Admission: Adult - $6 Child age 6-15 - $2 Child 5 & under Free
September 17, 2016 -- 58th STEUBEN DAY PARADE at New York City. Visit their site at: http://germanparadenyc.org/
September 18, 2016 -- The SWISS RIFLES will be aligning their sights on the grounds of Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 6, 2016 -- GERMAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP DAY at the German American Friendship Garden on the Mall, Washington, D.C.
October 7-8-9, 2016 -- The Columbia Schuetzenverein Meet -- Thurmont MD for 22RF, CF SCHUETZENFEST & BIG BORE. Fees include lunch and beverages. The matches and festivities take place on the grounds of the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15 301-926-2650 or (preferred) <email@example.com For further information, email or telephone 301-926-2650, or see the club web-site at: www.tcandsc.org.
October 9, 2016 -- STEUBEN DAY PARADE at Philadelphia. Find more information at: (267) 341-7220
9130 Academy Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19114-2841
October 16, 2016 -- The SWISS RIFLES will hold qualifications at the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21-22, 2016 -- MID-ATLANTIC GERMANIC SOCIETY (MAGS) Genealogical Conference at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, York, Pennsylvania, Speaker Presentations. A workshop will be held on Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The Conference will be held on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information visit their website at: http://www.magsgen.com/index.php or write them at: email@example.com
October 21, & October 23, 2016 -- Baltimore (MD) Lieder Weekend VIIWeekend of events exploring Schubert's miraculous final year. Susan Youens, one of the world's foremost scholars of Schubert and art song joins instrumentalists and singers. Features -a masterclass, two formal concerts, and a lecture/performance. October 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 10:00 PM. Free, courtesy of Free Fall Baltimore at An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles Street. For schedule: www.baltimoreliederweekend.com Seats may be reserved by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21-22, 2016 -- 48th OKTOBERFEST at RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, P.O. Box 37472, Richmond, VA 23234, Call: 804-342-0310 or visit them at: www.richmondoktoberfestinc.com
November 11, 2016 -- SGT. HENRY GUNTHER ARMISTICE DAY MEMORIAL. Henry Gunther, a German American from Baltimore Md, was the last soldier of any army to serve in World War One to be killed in battle, one minute prior to the final truce that went into effect at the 11th. hour of the 11th day during the 11th. month of 1918. Graveside gathering at: 10:30 A.M. within the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4430 Belair Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21206 (corner of Belair and Moravia Roads) Contact for more info: email@example.com
November 19, 2016 -- STIFTUNGSFEST Dance 7:30-11:30pm Dinner served 6-8pm Sponsored by the Alpenrose Schuhplattlers at the Lancaster Leiderkranz in Lancaster, PA.
November 20, 2016 -- The SWISS RIFLES shall repair to the grounds of Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2016 -- Liederkranz Chorus WINTER KONZERT 5pm at Zion Church, Landisville, PA. followed by Dinner 6:30 pm & Dance 7:30pm both at the Liederkranz Clubhouse
RECENT 2016 EVENTS
August 23-24, 2016 -- 21st AUGUSTOBERFEST boasts festivities found at traditional Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. To be held at Hegerstown, Washington County, Maryland. http://augustoberfest.org/contact/
August 20, 2016 -- 142tst Annual GERMAN AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL. Proceeds help benefit the Fritz Reuter Altenheim and other charities. Schuetzen Park, North Bergen, New Jersey. Gates open at 12:00 PM Admission $$ Parking: The grounds, on the street, and in nearby municipal lots in Union City between JFK Blvd West and Bergenline Avenue on 35th, 36th, and 37th streets.
July 31, 2016 -- SWISS NATIONAL DAY, Washington. DC
July 30, 2016 -- 33rd Annual HANOVER DUTCH FESTIVAL Between 8 a.m.and 4 p.m. at Center Square, Hanover, PA, 17331. For more information please visit: http://hanoverchamber.com/dutch-festival/
July 29, 2016 -- The Austrian Cultural Forum invites you to a 7:30 P.M.chamber music concert with TRIO ALBA that will include selectoins from Franz Schubert's Trio op. 99 in B-flat Major, Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio op.15 in G-Minor and others. Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008, Please reserve your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-trio-alba-tickets-25654249551
July 23-24, 2016 -- 116th MARYLAND GERMAN FESTIVAL at the Timonium Fairgrounds near Lutherville, Maryland, Sat. 11:30am to 10pm, Sun 11:30am to 6pm. ample free parking, close to Light Rail. Contact: email@example.com or phone: (410) 446-8189
August 5-6-7, 2016 -- The Columbia Schuetzenverein Meet -- Thurmont MD for 2016 for 22RF, CF Schuetzen, and Big Bore rifles. Fees include lunch and beverages. For further information, email or telephone 301-926-2650, or see the club web-site at: www.tcandsc.org. CHRIS RGChristensen, Schuetzenmeister
July 8-9-10, 2016 -- Centennial of the U-DEUTSCHLAND World’s FIRST MERCHANT SUBMARINE and the 1st submersible to ever make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Observances to occur within the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, co-sponsored by the German Society of Maryland, Inc., and the Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company, Inc. www.BayHeritage.org [CANCELLED]
Now Through July 9th, 2016 -- Klompching Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Swiss artist Cornelia Hediger from June 1 to July 9, 2016. Klompching Gallery 89 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
June 26 2016 -- GERMAN DAY at VEREINIGUNG PARK ... The event known in Philadelphia & Vicinity as German Day will take place in Warminster, Pennsylvania, at the Vereinigung Erzgebirge. German Day is a celebration held annually by the Steuben Day Observance Association of Philadelphia & Vicinity as not only a fundraiser for the German-American Steuben Parade in Philadelphia, but also as a celebration of the bonds between the German-Americans, their clubs and organizations within the area.
June 13, 2016 -- The Deutsches Haus at NYU presents at 6:30 P.M., a reading by the author and current writer-in-residence Leta Semadeni, of her poems and from her debut novel Tamangur, followed by a conversation with the acclaimed translator Tess Lewis about Leta Semadeni's bilingualism and storytelling in German and Rhaeto-Romanic. Deutsches Haus at NYU 42 Washington Mews New York, NY
June 3, 4, and 5, 2016 -- Within the scope of the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Ligeti Forward I, II, and III will be performed by the Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI for an all-star, three-concert mini-marathon focusing on the music of Ligeti and the successors he influenced. The performances are co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, LUCERNE FESTIVAL, and MetLiveArts. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
May 30, 2016 -- MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, Prospect Hill Cemetery at 11 A.M. with the Washington Saengerbund and United Church/Vereinigte Kirche. FREE. The cemetery is located at: 2201 North Capitol Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20002
May 26, 2016 -- World Artists Experiences Presents The HUGO KAUDER TRIO, founded in 2008 by Ivan Danko, solo oboist of the State Opera in Stuttgart, Germany, to establish an ensemble producing compositions containing elements of Central European folk music, inspiring the Trio to unveil and perform lesser known works of persecuted composers and unknown authors of the 19th and 20th centuries. 7:00 p.m.. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland, Admission is FREE
May 25-28, 2016 -- 22nd TRANSATLANTIC DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN GERMAN HISTORY, sponsored by The German Historical Institute (GHI) and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. The seminar is devoted to German history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and takes place at the GHI, 1607 New Hampshire Ave NW - Washington DC 20009 - U.S.A. - Phone: (202)-387-3355
May 14, 2016 -- EU EMBASSIES' OPEN HOUSE, Washington, DC. This opportunity included on-going events at the embassies of Austria, Luxembourg and Germany. Switzerland is not currently a member of the European Union. More information will be forthcoming on the EU Open House website at: http://www.euopenhouse.org/
May 7, 2016 -- The Hartford Sängerbund of Hartfort, CT, is presenting a SPRING CONCERT beginning at 3 P.M. at their head-quarters at" 719 North Mountain Road Newington, Connecticut 06111. Please call them at: 860.953.8967 or visit them on the web at: http://www.HartfordSaengerbund.org
April 6, 2016 through April 29, 2016 -- The Embassy of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum present
KULTURFORMEN: Art by People with Special Needs at the Exhibition Gallery
3524 International Court, NW Washington, DC, 20008 Between 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm
For more information on this FREE event please visit: http://www.gsi-hartheim.at/index.php?id=149
April 14, 2016 - May 7, 2016 Richard Strauss: ELEKTRA at the Metropolitan Opera Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023 -- Legendary German-born mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings.
April 16, 2016 -- The Zion Church of the City of Baltimore invites you to an ORGAN RECITAL & TRADITIONAL GERMAN FEAST. The organ concert will be at 3 PM followed by a dinner. Seating is limited. 400 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For ticket info and prices please call 410.727.3939 or e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14, 2016 -- The Washington International Piano Arts Council presents “AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC" 6:30 PM featuring Michael Cheung of Paris and Michael Slavin of New York, both winners of Washington International Piano Artists Competitions. They will present works of Chopin, Schumann and others. Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008. Please reserve your ticket at: http://www.wipac.org/ or http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=0EF7A9F5-B552-1E8D-63992AC8B96BDABA
April 13, 2016 -- The European Division of the Library of Congress presents a discussion with historian Kurt Bednar about the trying times of THE LAST AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE AUSTRO-HUNGARY EMPIRE as that empire collapsed during the First World War. 12 PM at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, European Division, Conference Room LJ-250, 1st SE St, Washington, DC 20003. Tickets are free and open to the public!
For more information please visit: http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/calendar/calendar.html
April 8-9-10, 2016 -- The Columbia Schuetzenverein Meet -- Thurmont MD for 2016 for 22RF, CF Schuetzen, and Big Bore rifles. Fees include lunch and beverages. For further information, email or telephone 301-926-2650, or see the club web-site at: www.tcandsc.org. CHRIS RGChristensen, Schuetzenmeister
April 9, 2016 -- Live Arts Maryland presents BEETHOVEN'S 9th SYMPHONY with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, J. Ernest Green, conducting, at 8 P.M. in the Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD. For tickets and more information contact www.liveartsmaryland.org or call 410.280.5640
April 8-9, 2016 --MID-ATLANTIC GERMANIC SOCIETY (MAGS) Conference, Doubletree Hotel, Laurel, Maryland, Speakers and presentations. A genealogy workshop will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. --- The Fall 2015 Workshop sold out very quickly. Please register as soon as specific information is available. The Conference, including lunch, will be held on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM For more information visit their website at: http://www.magsgen.comApril 13, 2016 -- /index.php or write them at: email@example.com
April 24, 2016 -- The Washington Saengerbund invites you to join them in celebrating their 165th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT at the United Church, 20th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC, 20006. This free-to-the-public gathering will be held at the place of this singing group's founding back in April of 1851. http://www.saengerbund.org/
March 31 - April 1, 2016 -- CONVERGENCE MAXIMUS where rock and classical music collide in an epic musical fusion that features excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and selections from original BROS rock operas, Murdercastle and Valhella. This FREE konzert will take place at the War Memorial Building auditorium , 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For more info, please go to: http://lightcity.org/art-and-performance/light-schedule/#!programmation=artist$convergence-maximus/277
Now Through March 18, 2016 -- The Austrian Cultural Forum presents: LESSING PRESENTS LESSING, photographs of Erich Lessing, curated by his daughter Hannah Lessing and A GOOD DAY, a multimedia installation by Andrew Mezvinsky based on Primo Levi's account of survival in Auschwitz. FREE Exhibit, Mon - Fri: 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm at: The Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Now until March 3rd, 2016 -- The collective exhibition "FRAGMENTED REALITY," featuring Zürich photographer Steven Anggrek, Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10011, (212) 226-4151, http://www.agora-gallery.com/
March 12, 2016 -- USA TOUR of HUBERT VON GOISERN, 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3424 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets Required but FREE Event. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-hubert-von-goisern-tickets-21453699593
March 5th 2016 -- The Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association announces an ENZIAN VOLKSTANZIAN VOLKSTANZGRUPPE (Beef and Beer Buffet Dinner with DJ and dancing). 7:00 pm, (doors open 6:30 pm) 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. Call: 302.722.1675 or Visit: http://www.delawaresaengerbund.org/
March 4, 2016 -- The Austrian Embassy Presents its 12th ANNUAL VIENNESE BALL: A NIGHT IN VIENNA at 7:00 P.M. A grand celebration of Viennese music, food, wine, and dancing. The splendor & spirit of Vienna & elegance of the waltz.
Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008. For more info visit http://www.viennesewaltz.org/
February 29, 2016 -- The Austrian Cultural Forum Presents - CONTEMPORARY VOICES: Reading with Christopher Kloeble, Xaver Bayer, Pedro Lenz, dedicated to emerging authors in contemporary German literature. 6:30 P.M. FREE Event, Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zeitgeist-dc-contemporary-voices-christopher-kloeble-xaver-bayer-pedro-lenz-tickets-19966636748
February 26, 2016 -- The Edelweiss-Passaic Schuhplattler Verein will be offering an authentic NINETEENTH-CENTURY GALA at the Fiesta, 255 Route 17 south, in Wood- Ridge, NJ. 07075. This year's Viennese Grand Ball will be a time to remember. For additional information please call: (973) 694-1201 or 201-652-7345 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25-28, 2016 -- 2016 FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR of New Writing from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. will be performed throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York This year’s theme, SERIOUSLY FUNNY, For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/festivalneueliteratur
February 24 & 26, 2016 -- CONTINENTAL CONNECTIONS: AUSTRIA & HUNGARY by the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 pm, $48; $38 for members. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10016, (212) 685-0008 http://www.themorgan.org/programs/continental-connections-austria-and-hungary
February 22, 2016 -- 'First-Ever' German Heritage Night where the Washington Capitols Ice Hockey Club takes on the Coyotes. Please use special promo code GHN when ordering tickets - Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004 www.msesales.com/caps/german
February 16, 2016 -- Deutsch am Mittag: America Through German Eyes, 12:00 PM, Goethe-Institut / German Cultural Center, 1990 K St. NW, 20th Street entrance, Washington, DC 20006. For ticket information please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/deutsch-am-mittag-america-through-german-eyes-tickets-15313305509?aff=ebrowse
February 6, 2016 -- FASCHING - MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL With Costume Prize, 7:30 P.M., Elks Lodge
8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax,Va. 22031 Call Eva Brandt at: (703) 280-1772 or visit: http://www.saengerbund.org/
February 6, 2016 -- The Lancaster, Pennsylvania Leiderkranz in will hold its LUMPEN BALL from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. The cost is $10 for Members & $12 for Guests. Dinner service will be available between 5:30 and 8 pm -- This is a BUM’S ball, und zoe you come dressed down. For details call 717-898-8451 or email email@example.com.
February 4, 2016 -- BREWMORE BALTIMORE 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This feature-length documentary about beer brewing chronicles the rich history of one of the largest industries in the U.S., a preponderance being German American breweries, and explores its reemergence in Baltimore. FREE program. Popcorn, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase. Baltimore Museum of Industry. Call: 410.727.4808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 31, 2016 -- TEN MILE PALISADES and HUDSON TRAIL VOLKSMARSCH Information from Helly de Liz, 201-592-6377. Meet at Linwood Park Shopping Center, West side of Route 9W, Fort Lee, NJ. Brian Kassenbrock, 718- 748-0624 or c. 917-865-2250. Kassenbrock@verizon.net
January 29, 2016 -- MERLIN ENSEMBLE of VIENNA -- Repeat Performance at the Austrian Embassy. FREE program. Concert begins at 7:30pm doors open at 7:15pm The embassy is located at: 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tickets are free but they ask that you please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-merlin-ensemble-wien-tickets-20017238098
January 28, 2016 -- MERLIN ENSEMBLE of VIENNA -- Repeat Performance in Cumberland, Maryland. FREE program. For further information, call 410-647-4482 or email email@example.com
January 26, 2016 -- 7:00 PM MERLIN ENSEMBLE OF VIENNA (Chamber Music) from Austria will perform a free concert at the Key Auditorium, on the campus of St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland. The event is being sponsored by the World Artists Experiences, bridging International understanding by using the universal language of the arts. Free program. For further information, call 410-647-4482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 7, 2016 -- – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM join fellow Linotype enthusiasts—old and new—for the unveiling of the newly renovated OTTMAR MERGENTHALER EXHIBIT in the Decker Gallery followed by a panel discussion about the Linotype’s role in the dawn of the information age. Author and Mergenthaler authority Frank Romano will sign copies of his latest book, History of the Linotype Company. Presented at the Baltimore Museum of Industry in partnership with the Printing & Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic - FREE program. Call: 410.727.4808 or email email@example.com
January 3, 2016 -- EINE NACHT IN WIEN (Viennese New Year Concert) 3:30 pm For the first time New York Opera Society (NYOS) welcome the New Year with a concert in Viennese style. Eine Nacht in Wien features uplifting melodies from famous operettas including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and A Night in Venice. Modeled after the original Neujahrskonzert in Austria’s capital city Vienna, the show’s program features NYOS Piano Quartet, various singers from and costumed dancers, who bring those tunes to life.
National Gallery of Art, West Building, West Garden Court, 4th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20565 FREE program. Audience is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the concert begins. Limited seating is provided for those who cannot stand.
The DANUBE SWABIAN ASSOCIATION of PHILADELPHIA has created a museum, memorial and cultural exhibit on the grounds of their club. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact: Fred Gauss at 215-722-4253 or visit them at: DanubeSwabian.com
The WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND rehearsals are held every Monday at 7pm in the Concord Club rooms located at 2434 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20007. For more information visit their website at: www.saengerbund.org
The U-DEUTSCHLAND Centennial Committee is seeking sponsors and volunteers to accommodate their multi-site July 8-9-10 2016 observance of the World's 1st merchant submarine and the 1st submersible to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Contact Them at HawseLine@Gmail.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 -- AN EVENING WITH VOCALDENTE: “Ein Teil von Uns”
With personality, presence and glittering musicianship, this five-piece ensemble of dynamic vocalists from northern Germany has charmed and dazzled audiences around the world, winning top prizes from Taiwan to Finland. Their wide-ranging repertoire of pop and rock music from the past eight decades surprises with authentic takes on American hits, thereby opening a window on modern Germany and building bridges based on common cultural connections. Using their voices alone, they take you on a journey that never fails to impress and delight. This is vocaldente - this is a cappella art.
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Carl Schurz Auditiorium
The German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
A limited number of free tickets are available. Register on Eventbrite today!
Security considerations require that all attendees register and present a picture ID prior to entering embassy grounds.
December 15, 2014 -- THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY GERMAN STUDIES Please join the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies on Monday, December 15, 2014, for its Third Annual Symposium in New York City, It will take place immediately prior to the Global Leadership Award Dinner. This Symposium, “A World in Flux”: German-American Relations and a Changing Global Order, will explore Germany and America’s roles in shaping the emerging global order and discuss new avenues for transatlantic cooperation.
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies is located at Johns Hopkins University's District of Columbia Campus at 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 You may contact the Institute at: 202-332-9312 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org Now thru December 4th, 2014 "The Early Days" Hip-Hop Culture in the German Democratic Republic
November 29th. 2014 -- TRACTHTENFEST: AN EVENING OF ETHNIC GERMAN DISTINCTION & CELEBRATION Look upon the happy faces of the townsfolk in any given town. They stand together to celebrate their friends, their family, their home and their lives together. They dance in beautiful colorful tracht. Music fills the room with dancers and singers. They make speeches, read poems and sing songs. They eat and drink and live good lives together!
Join the townsfolk from near-and-far for this special living history evening on November 29, 2014 at the United German-Hungarians on 4666 E. Bristol Road in Oakford, Pa, 19053 for more information please call 215-357-9851 or visit their site at: http://www.danubeswabian.com/events/living-history-days-2014/
October 10, 11, 12, 2014 -- The COLUMBIA SCHUETZEN VEREIN will be aligning their sights on the annual three day Fall gathering, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10, 11, 12, with matches and festivities take place on the grounds of the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15. For more information please contact:
Schuetzen Meister Chris Christensen at: email@example.com
September 26-27 - The 44th German-American Steuben Parade
is a full weekend affair in Philadelphia. The Steuben Day Observance Association, that hosts and manages the parade, continues to strive to make the weekend of the parade into a celebration that all German-Americans can take part
in and use to be proud of their pasts but also happy about their futures.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – The Steuben Parade Banquet takes place on the evening of Friday the 26 at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, (9130 Academy Road | Philadelphia, PA 19114). The Reception begins at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Live music for dancing and listening will be provided by a professional string trio. Miss German-America of Philadelphia, Luisa Martini and her court will be making an appearance. This year’s Grand Marshal will be presented. Tickets are $55.00 per person. Please contact Kathi Noel at 215.368.3221 for reservations.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – The Association will hold an Ecumenical Church Service at 10:00am at St. Matthew’s Church, (3001 Cottman Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19149). The 44th Annual Parade will begin at 12:00pm.
The parade runs in the Mayfair Section of Philadelphia on Frankford Avenue from Rhawn Street to Cottman Avenue. In addition to the Miss German-America of Philadelphia, Luisa Martini and her court a variety of German-American clubs,
organizations, and societies, singing groups, bands and dancers will participate! The historic Tricentennial 12 Seat Bike will be flying down Frankford Avenue. The Philadelphia German Brass Band will be the official accompaniment for the 44th German-American Steuben Parade Philadelphia! "Die Philadelphia Deutsche Blaskapelle," has over 70 years of
tradition and music to share with the whole city!
The Steuben Day Observance Association hopes to have all the support and participation of the German-American Community! The call is to “March for Heritage and Pride! March for Fun and Culture.”
Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/phila.steubenparade
September 13 - German American Heritage Museum - Washington DC You're invited to this month's Fruehschoppen on Saturday, September 13th, at 11:00 AM, at the German-American Museum in Washington DC. Enjoy a Bavarian-style brunch while getting to meet the Project Manager of the latest exhibit at the GAHM "Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America".
"Utopia", on loan from the Traveling Summer Republic - a group of artists, filmmakers, and scholars based in Germany and the US tells the story of the Giessen Emigration Society, a group of 500 individuals, who decided to emigrate from Germany en masse in 1834 and to re-settle on the American frontier. Comprised of dreamers and visionaries, the emigrants strove to establish a democratic German-speaking state on US soil. As evident by the exhibit name, their goal was never realized, though these immigrants quickly integrated and shaped American society by supporting the Abolitionist movement and becoming involved in local politics.
Peter Roloff's exhibit, comprised of documentaries, text, and an array of photographs, thoroughly depicts the Giessen Emigration Society's journey to the US via Bremerhaven and Baltimore to their settlement in present-day Missouri, and their long-lasting contributions to American society.
Delve into this riveting exhibit, while getting the chance to meet Peter Roloff. Beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 13th. In the spirit of Fruehschoppen, Bavarian-style pretzels, weisswurst, and drinks will be served. A social hour will take place from 11:00 - 12:00, followed by remarks from Peter Roloff.
Tickets for this all-inclusive event are $15 for GAHF-members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students. Learn more at www.gahmusa.org
August 15 thru September 27, 2014 -- Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War
This Metro DC exhibit is about ordinary soldiers, who often conveyed their experiences through “field postcards,” blank postcards distributed to soldiers at the war front on which they corresponded with their loved ones at home.
Highlighting the importance of postcards as a form of social and political communication during the first world conflict between 1914 and 1918, the collection focuses on beautifully painted postcards by the German expressionist artist Otto Schubert who sent almost 80 postcards to his fiancé while on the Western Front. They provide a compelling visual record of events.
In addition to Otto Schubert’s postcards and several of his war-related graphic works, images from the American Expeditionary Force artists, posters, graphic works, objects, and additional postcards will be on view. Loans are from private collectors, the US Army Art Museum, Ft. Belvoir, the World War One Museum, Kansas City, the Wende Museum, Culver City, CA, and LACMA.
The exhibit is being held at The Pepco Edison Place Gallery located at 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068 (accessible via Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stops), and is supported by the German Information Center at the German Embassy.
Complete information about this free exhibit plus special lectures can be found at: http://postcardsfromthetrenchesexhibit.tumblr.com/ __________________________________________________________________________________
September 11, 2014 -- Austrian Cultural Forum Presents The Bratislava Boys' Choir will perform "The Magic Flute" by W. A. Mozart, "Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden" by Franz Lehar and "Praise to the Lord" by John Carter among others.
Being part of the Slovak artistic scene since 1982, the Bratislava Boys’ Choir has been part of a private music school with about 90 students aged 7 to 28 and the concert ensemble has 45 members.
Cast in operas and stage plays, the boys perform pieces by J. Haydn, Handel, Vivaldi, among others. Singing throughout Slovakia and beyond, they captivate audiences in Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan with a repertoire comprised of a wide selection of sacred and profane works. It includes Gregorian chants, Renaissance music, concert Masses, arrangements of folk songs, and works by contemporary composers.
The event, occurring between 7:30 & 9:30 on the evening of September 11th, is being organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC, 20008 in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia. Admission is FREE, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-bratislava-boys-choir-tickets-12600980873
September 15th, 2014 -- 3rd ANNUAL GERMAN VOLKFEST The Knights of Columbus Council #8891 will hold their 3rd Annual German "Volk" Fest on Sunday, September 15th, beginning 1:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Center, New Freedom, PA.
Authentic German beer and wines will be on hand, including an Oktoberfest beer on tap from Gunpowder Falls Brewery!
Enjoy brats, knacks, weisswurst & frankfurters from Binkert's of Baltimore.
Raffle tickets for a German steamer trunk full of German wines, foods and other treats are available. Tickets for food and beverages sold separately. Music by Die Immergrun Musikanten of Lancaster, PA.
Admission is $5.00, $3.00 for children between 6-15 years of age. 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, PA. 17349 - which is off Exit 4 of Interstate 83 in Southern York County, PA.
Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS484US484&q=315+n.+constitiution+ave.%2c+new+freedom%2c+pa. _______________________________________________________________________________________September September 27th. 2014 -- The 44th ANNUAL STEUBEN DAY PARADE OF PHILADELPHIA will step off at 12 Noon on Saturday, September 27th. Parade day festivities will begin with the traditional Ecumenical Service and an Oktoberfest following the Parade at the Bavarian Volksfest Verein on the grounds of the United German-Hungarian Club. For more information please visit: http://www.steubenparade.com/phila/scrapbook/2014/2014_steuben_parade_ad.htm
August 23-24, 2014 -- Hagerstown, Maryland's 24th anniversary Augustoberfest pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City—Wesel, Germany. ... Entertainment, food, a charity walk and a German car show. "For more information and weekend schedules please visit their website at: http://augustoberfest.org/history July 26 & 27, 2014 -- The 114th Annual Maryland German Festival Baltimore’s best kept secret is its German heritage, and it awaits you at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Saturday & Sunday.
This year the festival remains indoors in the air conditioned Exhibition Hall. Entertainment will be local German bands, traditional folk dancing and choral singing. There are imported and local crafts and collectables, and, for kids, wall climbing, puppet shows, face painting.
Enjoy authentic German cooking, quench your thirst with imported or domestic beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages or schnapps; and for dessert enjoy some German pastries or the usual fair confections. Admission: adults $8, seniors and active military $6. Children under 12 with paying adult admitted free.
Sat 11:30am to 10pm, Sun 11:30am to 6pm. Ample free parking, close to Light Rail. Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org (410) 446-8189.
June 22 2014 -- German Day at Vereinigung Park ... The event known in Philadelphia & Vicinity as German Day will take place in Warminster, Pennsylvania, at the Vereinigung Erzgebirge. German Day is a celebration held annually by the Steuben Day Observance Association of Philadelphia & Vicinity as not only a fundraiser for the German-American Steuben Parade in Philadelphia, but also as a celebration of the bonds between the German-Americans, their clubs and organizations within the area.
The club is home to a unique piece of history. This year marks twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and visiting the Erzgebirge you can get a glimpse of a portion of the historic wall where it now sits in their park.
German Day festivities include the crowning of “Miss German-America” of Philadelphia for the 2014 year. The Steuben Day Observance Association proudly selects the winner of this title and her court to represent the parade and the German-American Community for an entire year. The winners receive the title as well as a scholarship. You can learn more about the application and the criteria at their website.
German Day will feature musical entertainment by the local favorite, Heimatklänge Orchestra! Come out to enjoy listening to their great stylings and dance to their polka beats! Cultural Performances will take place all day from various German folk and Schuhplattler dance groups form the area. These will include the G.T.V. Almrausch Schuhplattler, the Philadelphia – Trenton Donauschwaben dance groups, the United German Hungarian Cultural and Schuhplattler dancers and more!
Fun and excitement is certainly in store for the sports fans in all of us. German-American soccer exhibitions will take place between the local clubs in the Erzgebirge’s soccer park! A special presentation of FIFA World Cup soccer is planned with a viewing of the United States of America vs. Portugal match televised at 6:00pm Eastern time. Cheer on the U.S.A. in the World Cup at German Day!
Hot German food and ice-cold German beer will be available for purchase for the Erzgebirge. German Day is a family event that is fun for all ages! Celebrate being German-American with us on German Day in Philadelphia.
Gates at the Vereinigung Erzgebirge open at 12:00 noon, and tickets are $6.00. (Advance tickets are available at the local German Clubs for $5.00) The Erzgebirge club and grounds are located at 130 Davisville Road in Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974.
June 22 2014 -- Carrying on in the tradition of the German Society of Maryland's initial successful efforts, the BUERGERVEREIN von MARYLAND, is making plans for its annual Great German Family Picnic. The next summer picnic is slated to occur on the shores of Chesapeake Bay during the last of June, 2014.
Kurtz' Pleasure Club in Bayside Beach, Maryland will again see friends, old and new, together for brats, beer, and belly laughs. Don't forget the family games, the prizes, the dancing and the continuous sounds of our brass band concert as buffet food, drink and merriment will be the order of the day.
From weinerschnitzel to potato salad, from waltzes to polkas and maybe even good old-fashioned three-legged races or tugs-of-war, this is one event you will not want to miss! Specific day and times to be announced, but, as always, tickets will be limited! Stay tuned!
April 29, 2014 -- Austrian saxophonist Martina Stückler and Latvian pianist Mara Zanderstone of ‘Colart duo’ will perform at the Austrian Cultural Forum at 7 P.M. Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A range of classic can be expected at this concert influenced by baroque music and classical melodies as well as the beauty of romantic pieces, impressionism and music with jazzy flavor.
The duo, formed in 2012, has performed numerous concerts in several countries. The mixture of genres provided by these two artists allows them an ever expanding repertoire as well as guaranteeing an enjoyable listening experience for concert attendees. ‘Colart duo’ offer baroque music and classical melodies as well as romantic pieces, impressionism and music with a jazzy flavor.
Austrian-born Saxophonist Martina Stückler studied saxophone at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Currently she is a student in the saxophone class of Johan von der Linden in the Netherlands. In her young career Martina received numerous awards from international competitions and participated in master classes from notable saxophonists, Eugene Rousseau, Otis Murphy, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Daniel Gauthier, Christian Wirth, Lars Mlekusch, Jan Schulte-Bunert, and Claus Olesen.
Pianist Mara Zanderstone was born in Latvia and studied piano at Pāvuls Jurjāns Music High School. Māra started studying wind conducting at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music studying with Jānis Puriņš. Currently she is also a HaFaBra conducting student in the Netherlands and is studying with Fried Dobbelstein. Māra has had an opportunity to play in a number of festivals, concerts and events within orchestras, as a solo performer and in duets.
The Austrian Cultural Forum is located at: 3524 International Court, N.W. in Washington, DC, 20008 Tickets are free and can be obtained on-line at: http://colartduo.eventbrite.com
April 11, 12, 13, 2014 -- The COLUMBIA SCHUETZEN VEREIN will conduct another regularly scheduled three day gathering, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11, 12, 13, under the direction of Schuetzen Meister (, and gun smith) Chris Christensen.
The matches and festivities take place on the grounds of the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) near Thurmont, Maryland, north of Washington DC and south of Gettysburg off of US-15.
There are 14 paved shooting positions beneath an all weather cover, the range is well maintained and features permanent target frames, Camping is available for $15 per night.
The Columbia S.V. has a lengthy and distinctive history of promoting and supporting schuetzen style single shot rifle shooting in accordance with A.S.S.R.A. Rules and Procedures. Participants primarily travel from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond to shoot and socialize during these three-day matches.
This is a shooting get-together for non-bolt action single-shot rifles. There are classes for 22Rim Fire and Center Fire schuetzen-type rifles with "any" sights, and for big-bore (.39+ cal) with iron sights.
While there is some serious competition going on, many come just to engage in conversation about antique rifles, show them off, observe and socialize. Casual shooters who would like to try their hand at a target or two are welcome at the usual guest range fee of $3, plus $1/target. "Loaner" rifles are often available. There is no fee for spectators. Regular (match) entry fee is $15 a day or $35 for the weekend plus $1 per each target.
Brats, burgers and beverages are included in entry fees as the noon time recess sees the charcoal grill lined and sizzling with prime meat sausages on toasted buns and all the "fixin's".
Reserved for the day's end, friendly conversations turn to the day's scores, and exchange of ideas, show-and-tell and gun smithing.
Courses of Fire include re-entry matches Offhand for score, Benchrest for score, Benchrest for group, and (for big bore) sitting with X-sticks for score. The RF and CF Hudson 100-shot matches are single entry. 22RF matches are at 100 yd, others at 200 yd. A few novelty matches are offered. The matches are not squadded, i.e., you can come at any time and fire any match on any relay. All "per target" entry fees in excess of the actual cost of the targets are returned as prize money.
Driving directions to Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) - from the South, take US Rte 15 north from Frederick MD about 6 miles to Old Frederick Road. Turn right on OFR for 4.4 miles to Hunt Club Rd. There is a (I don't know what color it is now ) sign for the club at this intersection. About 1 mile on HCR will bring you to the club.
From the North, take US Rte 15 to Emmitsburg and turn left onto OFR. At Creagerstown, there is a "T". Turn left to stay on OFR. Leaving Creagerstown, bear right at the "Y" to stay on OFR. 9.9 miles from Emmitsburg, you will come to Hunt Club Road. Observing the 15mph speed limit on the grounds, drive past the club buildings and swimming pool to the rifle range at the bottom of the hill adjacent to the Monocacy River.
If you (would like more information about) this or future Schuetzen matches and festivities, please call 301-926-2650, or email Schuetzen Meister Chris Christensen at: email@example.com
April 12, 2014 -- There will be a FREE SPRING CONCERT between 5 and 6pm on Saturday, April 12, performed by THE LANCASTER LIEDERKRANZ CHORUS at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 85 E. Brandt Blvd.in Landisville, PA. A Buffet Dinner & Dance will follow concert at the Liederkranz Club. Lancaster Liederkranz is located at: 722 South Chiques Rd. in Manheim, PA 17545 Phone 717-898-8451 (after 4pm M-F) Email: LancasterLiederkranz@comcast.net
Lancaster Liederkranz - Preserving German music, song, dance, language, customs, and culture since 1880.
Now Thru Apr 12, 2014 -- The First Exhibit in the USA, GERMAN KARNEVAL-THEN AND NOW is Open at the GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM in Washington DC Now Through April 12th. Original costumes, uniforms and karneval memorabilia from Köln, Mainz, Austria and Switzerland plus some from here in America will be on display. For more information please call the museum at: 202-467-5000 or write them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, by the way, you can contact the museum if you'd like to contribute some of your own Karneval memorabilia or costumes.
April 11, 2014 -- The Annual Meeting of the GERMAN SOCIETY OF MARYLAND will be held in the basement meeting room of Zion Church of the City of Baltimore's parish hall. Doors open at 6:30 on the evening of Friday, April the 11th. Zion Church is located at City Hall Plaza, 400 E. Lexington Street in downtown Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Off-street parking is provided free at their Gay Street lot. Visit them at: http://www.germansociety-md.com/
March 24, 2014 -- The indie pop band Tonbandgerät, one of Germany’s most exciting up-and-coming acts, will be gracing mid-Atlantic America for a one-day performance - on Monday, March 24th. These four musicians from Hamburg won a coveted New Music Award 2012 and their first album, “Heute Ist Für Immer” catapulted them into the German charts.
Tonbandgerät has a penchant for melodic bass lines, rhythmic guitars, ambitious lyrics, diverse beats and children’s keyboards. They sing in German - not because that’s what they do in Hamburg, but because it simply works better for them.
The performance will take place at the North County High School, 10 East 1st Avenue, in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Their 10:30 am performance will be followed by a CD signing and socializing. Attendance is free with registration. For more information please email Katrina Griffin at: email@example.com
March 21st 2014 -- The MID-ATLANTIC GERMANIC SOCIETY will hold its Spring meeting and workshop on March 22nd at the Holiday Inn Laurel West, in Laurel, Maryland. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Contact: Diane Kuster, at: 252-281-5000 for mor