5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs
Today is the first of five Dutch days in the annual 5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs event:
"5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs celebrates the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City -- from the City's enterprising, multicultural origins as a Dutch colony to the pivotal role of contemporary Dutch artists and designers in today's international cultural scene. The event is anchored by Dutch-American Heritage Day, which is celebrated annually on November 16."
For five days, the five New York boroughs celebrate Dutch arts and culture past and present. If you are in New York, you can explore the Dutch roots of the Austen house, do a gallery tour of the Brooklyn Museum's two Dutch houses (including the Jan Martense Schenck House built in 1675), explore the Met's outstanding Dutch paintings, experience New York City's Dutch beginnings during candlelight tours of its oldest stone farmhouse, join a Dutch Reformed Worship Service in the Old First Reformed Church, or participate in one of the many other events.
5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs culminates on Dutch-American Heritage Day, which is celebrated annually on November 16.