German Consulate New York
On this website you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in the Tri-State-Area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany, German newspapers and broadcasts as well as our Event Calendar. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens.
The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Dec 3, 2013
The German Consulate together with the Leo Baeck Institute celebrated the fifth annual alumni meeting of Germany Close Up at the Center for Jewish History in New York on December 2, 2013.
Nov 22, 2013
Berlin filmmakers Christian Petzold, Angela Schanelec and Thomas Arslan changed the shape of German cinema in the 1990’s. Their films are realistic and mundane, the stories are often gloomy and quietly told but still highly intelligent and accompanied by impressive visual aesthetics. New York’s Museum of Modern Art will be highlighting the influential movement with its new film exhibition from November 20th through December 6th.
Berliner Schule at MoMA
Nov 19, 2013
| Federal Foreign Office
The Nation Brands Index expresses how attractive a country is in numerical terms, based on extensive surveys conducted in more than 20 countries. The outcome is that Germany is ranked second, right behind the United States.
Nation Brands Index
Nov 15, 2013
Pianist Nina Tichman and her sister Nadya Tichman premiered German composer Stefan Heucke’s new work, “Sketches, Ruins, Eagle’s Wings” for an enthusiastic audience at the German Consulate General on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. The performance was part of a series of concerts the Consulate began in 2012 to introduce and showcase the works of contemporary German composers to an American audience.
Nov 13, 2013
| Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Research on the provenance of the artworks discovered in Munich is being conducted parallel to the ongoing criminal proceedings. Works suspected of being Nazi-confiscated or -looted are being listed on www.lostart.de, a database run by Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property.
Artworks Listed Online
Nov 11, 2013
On November 4th, 2013, Princeton Professor emerita Caroline Walker Bynum was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in the rank of Knight Commander by the German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben. It was awarded on the occasion of Dr. Bynum’s induction into the German Order Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts in 2012. The members of the Order have acquired an excellent reputation for their contributions in science and in art. The German state recognizes them for these merits by awarding them the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in the rank of Knight Commander.
Caroline Walker Bynum
Nov 11, 2013
The German Consulate General, in partnership with the AJC New York, commemorated the 75th Anniversary of Pogromnacht (Kristallnacht) by welcoming guests to the German House in New York on November 8th, 2013 for recollections from contemporary witnesses and a candle lighting ceremony.
75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Nov 7, 2013
Visitors to the November 5th exhibition opening at the German House got a glimpse into artist Paul Hoppe’s bright vision of the future of New York. The Polish-German illustrator displayed numerous works and prints, including a new piece created especially for the exhibition which depicts ever taller sky scrapers connected by Venetian-style bridges, and, in the center of it all, the German House. Much to guests’ delight, Hoppe had his new illustration printed on complimentary postcards which will be available in the German House lobby throughout the month of November as well.
Nov 4, 2013
Jazz great Kurt Rosenwinkel was greeted by several colorful characters in his concert at the German House on October 31st. The comparatively cozy auditorium full of jazz enthusiasts (including a few in costumes).
Rosenwinkel jazz concert
Oct 25, 2013
Professor Friedrich Ulfers was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Busso von Alvensleben on October 24, 2013. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has bestowed this decoration upon him for his commitment for the support of German-American exchange in the areas of culture and education.