German Consulate New York
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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.
"We must face up to anti-Semitism with all our strength and we must crack down in a determined manner when it comes to intolerable chants or attacks on people, synagogues, cemeteries or other Jewish institutions," Foreign Minister Steinmeier writes in the Jüdische Allgemeine newspaper.
Anti-Semitism is Poison to Society
The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.
The National 9/11 Museum finally opened its doors almost 13 years after the tragic event. The monumental paintings, "The Gatherings," by German born New York artist David Stern (who witnessed 9/11 from his studio at 52 Greene Street) are prominently displayed in the 9/11 Museum's atrium.
The fifth annual Chelsea Music Festival, which begins on June 6th, combines music, food and art with a special focus on Germany and Brazil. Festival artistic directors Ken-David and Melinda Lee Masur impressed the audience in a special preview concert at the German House on June 2nd, performing a selection of works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, and Villa-Lobos.
Almost 4,000 miles separate Berlin from New York. At that distance, one would expect the two cities to be worlds apart and that, except for the regularly sent e-mails, there would be no link between the Big Apple and the German capital. However, in her solo exhibition “Air”, which opened in the German Consulate in New York on May 8th, Berlin-based artist Jenny Brockmann proved the contrary.
More than 100 parents with German background and/or interest in German language and culture attended the first information session of the parents initiative “German School Brooklyn” on May 14th at the German Restaurant, Die Stammkneipe. Jakob von Wagner, Head of the Cultural Department of the German Consulate General offered opening remarks and pledged the consulate's wholehearted support for a German School in Brooklyn, emphasizing the important role of the German Schools abroad for the German Federal Foreign Office.
German School Brooklyn
On May 22, 2014, Holocaust survivor Roman Kent was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his unparalleled efforts in serving fellow survivors and keeping the memory of the Shoa alive. German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben presented the award to Roman Kent at a ceremony in New York City on behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck.
A stool, a piano and a glass of water were all that Adrienne Haan needed for her show at the German House on May 6th. With her unique voice, she performed songs from artists like Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf and managed to take the audience with her on a journey through time. An ordinary room on First Avenue, New York City turned into one of the famous Cabaret-theatres of 1920s Berlin or a Parisian bar of the 1950s.
Adrienne Haan concert