If you are going to be in New York City in the next two weeks, make sure you don’t miss the Steuben Parade. For over 50 years, the parade has celebrated the Germanic heritage and culture in New York City with beautiful and colorful folkloric costumes and regional music. Named after its founder, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, each September the parade attracts a multitude of people from across the country in commemorating German-American friendship month. The parade has sponsors large and small that help ensure its success year after year.
The Steuben Parade reflects the enriching diversity and multilingualism of the United States. If you happen to be in New York City, here are some dates and places to enjoy the parade festivities:
Monday, September 15 – 5 p.m.
Bierhaus NYC, 712 Third Avenue, Manhattan
Join Bierhaus NYC for a special Happy Hour to benefit the German-American Steuben Parade of NYC!
Friday, September 19 – 11:30 a.m.
Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park, Manhattan at Federal Plaza
The Steuben Parade Committee welcomes 20 groups from Germany to march in this year’s parade. Take advantage of this special opportunity to hear the marching bands warm up for their performance on Fifth Avenue.
Saturday, September 20 – 12 p.m.
Fifth Avenue, 68th Street to 86th Street
Come watch the German-American Steuben Parade, one of the most colorful and fun parades in New York City, as it marches up Fifth Avenue from 68th to 86th Street.
Saturday, September 20 – 1:30 p.m.
Rumsey Playfield – Enter Central Park at E. 72nd St.
After the parade, come out to Rumsey Playfield to attend the largest beer fest in New York City. There’ll be great German food, music by Spitze! and Die Schlauberger, and much more.
For more details on events related to the parade, check out the official website.