The German American National Congress (DANK) will be holding their National Convention in Pittsburgh next weekend, October 27-30, and whether you are part of the organization or not, there are many activities planned that you can participate in if you find yourself in the area. During the day, delegates from various chapters at DANK will be participating in meetings, but the fun activities that are open to the public will be taking place in the evenings.
On October 27, the DANK Pittsburgh chapter will be hosting a party at the Hofbräuhaus in the South Side Works at 7pm. This is not restricted for DANK members, so feel free to stop by and join a real German party.
The following evening, there will be a Oktoberfest with live German bands, and some good German food and beer, taking place at the Crowne Plaza South Hills. Admission is $10, but if you show up in your German tracht you will receive a $3 discount. From what I’ve heard, it should be a fun-filled evening with performances by the Augsburg German Band and the Alpen Shuplattler Dancers.
DANK’s National Convention is a great opportunity to hang out with other German Americans and get connected with your German roots. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area and looking for something to do that weekend, check out the events and feel free to let us know how it was. You can find more info at the DANK Pittsburgh website at www.germaninpittsburgh.org/convention2011.html