Celebrate German-American Friendship Month In NYC

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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New York City will be celebrating German culture during the entire month of September for German-American Month and for our readers who will be in the area, we are including a rundown of some of the top events in the city and surrounding areas, brought to you by the The German-American Steuben Parade of NYC.


Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, September 6  –  10am

Join Gottscheer Friendship and the Steuben Parade Committee on a trip to the Hudson Valley Food and Wine Festival. Enjoy unlimited wine tastings from the thousands of wines featured, gourmet food, a fine arts & crafts market, and more! Round trip coach bus departs from Glendale, NY and Forest Hills, NY.
 Tickets are $80 and include transportation, refreshments, and festival admission. $65 non-drinker tickets also available. Reserve tickets by Aug 25th. E-mail [email protected] or 347-495-2595.


The Forty-Eighters Dinner and Lecture

Tuesday, September 9  –  7pm

The year 1848, the German Revolution has failed. Millions of Liberals, Democrats, Socialists and Nationalists have fought for their dream of a united Germany – without success! The Erick Kurz Memorial Award Lecture Series sponsored by the Steuben Society presents Dr. Yogi Reepmann, who will discuss “The Fortyeighters”, the immigrants from Germany during the mid 1800’s! Join us for a very special dinner lecture on Tuesday September 9th at 7 pm. The location will be the Village, 143 N. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY 11757 Reservations are a must, by calling Lenny Coyne at 516-840-6157 or email at [email protected]
Cost of $50 includes dinner, beer, soda, and live music by Bud Gramer.


German-American Pub Crawl

Saturday, September 13  –  1pm

Raise your Steins and enjoy some fresh German brews. The expert imbibers of the Young German-American Club (YGAC) take you to their favorite watering holes in Manhattan for drinks, while traveling aboard a double-decker bus. This year, travel to Bavaria Bierhaus, Paulaner Brauhaus, Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC and Reichenbach Hall! 
Cost is $45 to travel on the bus, and the first ½ liter of beer and one bratwurst are included. Additional beer and food is separate. For Tickets call Christine Vogel at 914-393-7885, or send a check at once made payable to YGAC. Address is YGAC, c/o Christina Vogel; 43 Horton Dr., Mahopac, NY 10541


Special Happy Hour Benefit

Monday, September 15  –  5pm

Join us on Monday, September 15 at Bierhaus NYC for a very special Happy Hour as we count down the days to the 57th annual German-American Steuben Parade of NYC!! Our special celebrity Guest Bartenders will be the former Miss German-America representatives the last nine years, dating back to the 48th Parade! The function starts at 5 pm and runs through 8:30 pm. This Happy Hour will feature shot specials from Parade sponsor Niche Imports, raffles, a live band, and beer from Hofbrau!!
Bierhaus NYC is located at 712 Third Avenue in Manhattan. No cover charge!


Steuben Parade Welcomes Groups From Germany

Friday, September 19  –  11:30am

The Steuben Parade Committee formally welcomes 22 groups from Germany and 1 from Switzerland that will march in this year’s Parade. Join us for a special opportunity to hear the marching bands warm up for their performance on Fifth Avenue. Location: Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park, Manhattan. There is no Cover Charge for this cultural event!


Steuben Parade Gala

Friday, September 19  –  6:30pm

The Gala this year will be held on the beautiful and spacious yacht Hornblower Infinity leaving from Pier 40 in NYC. Standard and Premium Tickets for the Steuben Parade Gala are now available. Tickets are $200 for standard seating or $500 for VIP Cocktail and VIP Dinner Seating. These tickets can be purchased with paypal on our website store. Ticket price includes cocktail hour, 4 course dinner with beer, wine and entertainment.  You can also mail us a check by contacting Nicole. Don’t miss this black tie event to support the parade.  You can get tickets at www.GermanParadeNYC.org/store


German-American Steuben Parade

Saturday, Sept. 20  –  12pm

Fifth Avenue, 68th Street to 86th Street

The German-American Steuben Parade is one of the most colorful and fun parades in New York City – marching up Fifth Avenue from 68th to 86th Street, it brings out music and dance groups, marching bands, karneval groups and people in “Tracht”, the traditional clothing worn in many different German regions. The 57th Annual Steuben Parade will be led by Grand Marshal John Muller, Emmy Award-winning American Journalist, born in Queens and raised in Long Island. A highlight of the Steuben Parade are the many themed floats and the dances performed by many of the marching groups from all over Germany and the United States.

The Steuben Parade is FREE to watch, and no tickets are necessary. However, there is a Grand Stand on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street; Tickets are $15 and include prime seating in view of the red carpet, where the dance performances are. You must enter from 78th St. between Madison Avenue to 5th Ave. This event will be on rain or shine. Visit our website for grandstand tickets: www.GermanParadeNYC.org/store


Oktoberfest with the NY Mets

Friday, September 26  –  5:40pm (Game time is 7:10pm)

Join the New York Mets for their annual Oktoberfest Night at Citi Field! Each ticket purchased through this exclusive offer includes access to a pre-game party in the Bullpen Plaza along with a limited edition Mets Oktoberfest Beer Liter Stein! The festive pre-game party will begin at 5:40 PM and conclude 7:10 PM when the game starts. Sit together with friends, family, colleagues and other Oktoberfest supporters in the Big Apple Reserved which is centrally located off the Field Level concourse in left and right-center field.
For tickets log onto www.mets.com/oktoberfest   For groups of 10 guests or more, reach out to Barry Gorman, Group Sales at 718-565-4318


Photo: Roman Iakoubtchik [Flickr]

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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