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New Amsterdam

Monday, November 10th, 2008

It’s time to look back at New York City’s first Europeans, the Dutch. The cultural program 5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs kicks off at 3:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 12, at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th St.

The events, which run through Sunday, Nov. 16, look at the founding of New Amsterdam, the work of Dutch artists, Dutch-Jewish history, genealogy, and more.

There will be special museum exhibits, open houses, and tours at The Alice Austen House Museum, the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, the Anne Frank Center, the Frick Collection, the Holland Society, Lefferts House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Museum of the City of New York, the Vander Ende–Onderdonk House, and Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum.

In addition, there will be a series of documentaries on 20th-century Dutch-Jewish history, walking tours of New Amsterdam, lectures and readings, genealogy research assistance, an introduction to Dutch conversation, a Dutch worship service, and a concert by Dutch baritone Hans Pieter Harman.

Check out the full schedule here.