The New York City Steuben Parade offers great visibility for those participating every year, as the parade is broadcast live throughout the New York area on PBS. While that is great visibility in itself, the Steuben Parade committee in New York recognizes that others around the country and the world want the chance to see this great celebration of the German culture, and they like to do so with an official DVD. Of course putting together something like this requires funding, and that is why they are looking to the German-American community for support through Kickstarter.
Thousands of spectators saw the “35 colorful floats, Bavarian dancers, the Pommersche Tanzdeel, 20 groups from Germany, the Polizeimusik from Basel/Switzerland, a troupe from Canada, one Dreigestirn, a Karneval Prince and Princess and half a dozen beauty queens… that was the 2013 German-American Steuben Parade.” For just a few dollars, you can keep the memories of the event alive.
By October 19, 2013, the Kickstarter campaign needs to reach the $5,555 goal to be funded. This cost is to pay for the mass production of DVDs, since the actual TV broadcast was already funded. Anyone pledging $10 or more will also receive a copy of the final DVD if the goal is met, and the more you pledge financially, the more you receive.
Please consider this great opportunity to help out the 56th German American Steuben Parade in New York. Every little bit that you can contribute will go a long way to bringing the largest German American celebration to a wider audience; most of us can at least afford $10. Check out the video promo video below, and look for German Pulse at the 7:39 mark. Also be sure to click the source link below to go to the Kickstarter page.