German Beer Pairing Dinner ($50 Per Person)
Seats still available! Order today!
E-mail RSVP@germanparadenyc.org to make your reservation.
Special Happy Hour Benefit Monday, September 16 – 5:30-8:30pm
Bierhaus NYC, 712 Third Avenue
Join us for a very special Happy Hour with the 62nd German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NYC!! Our special celebrity Guest Bartenders are the former Miss German-America representatives of the last twelve years! This Happy Hour will feature shot specials, raffles, a live band and lots of Bavarian bier from Hofbrau!! No cover charge!
Gala & Silent Auction (*General $200 + $5 Service Charge/*VIP $420 + $10 Service Charge)
The Gala and Silent Auction will be held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on Friday, September 20th. This formal event will take place from 6 pm-11 pm beginning with Cocktail Hour Chef Stations sponsored by different German Restaurants, butcher shops and caterers in the metropolitan area. Each chef station will be offering tastings of their personal specialties. A seated dinner, dessert and open bar will follow. The Gala will also include a silent auction with over 30 fantastic items including ta Freywille Bangle, a signed jersey from the FC Bayern Munich Player Kimmich, a Christoph Nieman print, a guided tour at the Neue Galerie, two private sittings with Kramer Portraits and many more. The event also features our guest MC Linda Schmidt of Fox 5 News and a live performance by Takeo Ischi. When you buy your ticket, look forward to The Bees Knees, the official Welcome Drink, made with Barenjager Honey and Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon. And pose for a professional photo at the Step and Repeat banner sponsored by European Deli. Tickets can be purchased at www.GermanParadeNYC.org/Shop RSVP to RSVP@germanparadenyc.org to pay by check and avoid the Paypal fee. *For the Gala and Grandstand Tickets if you pay by check there is no online Service Charge.
Steuben Parade Welcome
Friday, September 20 – 11:30am
Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park (Across from 60 Centre Street) The Parade Committee welcomes over 15 groups from Germany and Austria to march in this year’s Parade. Join us and get up close to see their beautiful costumes and uniforms and to hear the marching bands warm up for their performance on Fifth Avenue the next day.
Saturday, September 21 – 9am
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Join us for a mass before the Parade begins.
Grandstand Tickets (*$15 + $1 Service Charge) LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SEPT. 10TH
View this year’s Steuben Parade from the best spots available, on our bleachers, with full view of the entertainment area.
Tickets can be purchased at www.GermanParadeNYC.org/Shop
RSVP to Grandstand@germanparadenyc.org to pay by check and avoid the Paypal fee. *For the Gala and Grandstand Tickets if you pay by check there is no online Service Charge.
The annual Steuben Parade is just around the corner! On September 21, we will be participating in the parade along New York City’s Fifth Avenue. And it’s one we definitely can’t miss: the Steuben Parade is one of the largest gatherings of German- Americans in the world! Thousands of participants and spectators attend the annual parade, and we can’t wait to be among them! Let’s take a look at who this large event is named after: Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794) has long been a symbol of German-American friendship. The Prussian-born military officer fought in two major wars, but is best known for his contributions on American soil. His experience gained during the Seven Years’ War equipped him with a wealth of military knowledge that helped the young man rise in the ranks. When he was in his thirties, he found himself in debt, and hoped to find employment in a foreign army to gather funds. In 1777, the young baron was introduced to General George Washington by means of a letter. Soon thereafter, he was on his way to the United States, where he offered to volunteer his services without pay. Arrangements were made so that Steuben would be paid for his services after the war, based on his contributions. And he did not fail to impress: Von Steuben became inspector general and major general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and he is often credited as being one of the founders of the Continental Army. In the final years of the war, the Prussian-born military officer even served as General Washington’s chief of staff. Finally, in 1784, he became an American citizen. Today, there are celebrations throughout the US that are named after Von Steuben, including the German-American Steuben Parades in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. There is also a Steuben Society, an educational and fraternal organization that was founded in 1919 to help organize the German-American community. We even have a statue of Von Steuben at the German Embassy in Washington! As we celebrate German-American friendship, culture and heritage, Von Steuben is a name that we will always remember.