60th Annual German-American Steuben Parade
Enlarge image Steuben Parade (© German-American Steuben Parade New York) The German General Consulate will proudly take part in the 60th annual German-American Steuben Parade on September 16th. We invite everyone to join us in this special event of German-American friendship. The three hour parade will be full of German groups wearing their traditional costumes, marching bands, dancers and diverse clubs and organizations from across the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Canada. Together we will enjoy German-American culture and traditions.
Historically, the German-American Steuben Parade was founded in 1957 by German immigrants and German-Americans who wanted to keep the traditions of their homeland alive. The parade is named after Prussian-born General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben who served General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. He is still perceived to be one of the most influential German-Americans. He trained young American troops and helped them achieve independence from the British crown.
Over the years the parade has grown not only in its size but also in its popularity. This year we are proud to have Admiral Manfred Nielson of the German Navy and Heinz Buck, celebrating with us as Grand Marshals.
Every year, a giant tent is built in Central Park and East 72nd Street, and the legendary Oktoberfest-like party celebrates the year’s Parade. The vast majority of the marchers from both America and Germany will gather at this after-parade-party, where German-American singer Melina Bruhn among others will perform her original German-inspired songs, take a look at her website for more: Melina Bruhn
The Oktoberfest is sold out, but the many German restaurants throughout New York City celebrate the parade with after parade parties.
Location and time:
Fifth Ave., 68th Street to 86th Street
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
For more information visit: http://germanparadenyc.org