The German Language Learning Club isn't just about the school room. We strive to build a lasting family of teachers and students via our social Kaffeepause, and German/American Events in the tri-state area. We arrange German oriented outings for special G/A events, such as movies, street fairs, concerts, Exhibits, plays, dinners, and more.
September is German/American Friendship Month whereby German Heritage events are featured. The Clubs have balls, festivals, and outings. The von Steuben Parade features a Gala the night before, and the next morning a huge elaborate, spectacular Mass with all the visiting costumed groups attending, with their bands playing. The German Language Learning Club has a reserved pew, amidst the some thousand attendees. Then we go for breakfast before lining up to march behind our GLLC Banner, about a mile to 86th Street. After marching we go to the huge exciting Oktoberfest in Central Park. There we can mingle with the thousands of visiting American and German groups, local clubs, watch German stage entertainment, and enjoy good food, beer, and wine.
Tickets are required for the Gala, entrance to the Oktoberfest, or the VIP tent (includes entrance) with Biergarten. The Biergarten offers free beer and wine and a wonderful buffet of assorted German foods. Special umbrellad tables and chairs are there for comfort and relaxation. Exit and access to the fest is allowed all day.
Exclusive non-fee advance tickets are available for GLLC members, otherwise they are available on line in July, but usually sell out within hours.
Another event scheduled for the German/American Month is the popular History of Yorkville/Kleindeutschland Exhibit/Lecture presented by "little Germany" native Yorkville/Kleindeutschland Historian, followed by a German food reception. RSVP required with ticket.