2017 Silent Auction


Written By: Sonia Juran Kulesza The excitement is building for the 2017 Silent Auction that takes place during the Steuben Parade Gala on Friday, Sept. 15th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The Auction items have been donated by some of the most generous supporters of the Parade. Pavlina Schriel has the responsibility of monitoring the bidding well […]

Steuben Parade History

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Written By: Pavlina Schriel “New York, the largest city in the United States, is indeed a melting pot for people from all nations”, wrote Gerhard Hirseland in the 1958 journal commemorating the Steuben Parade. While they could not foresee the success the Steuben Parade would have, the founders certainly knew that it was time for […]

2017 Steuben Parade Grand Marshals


Written By: Sonia Juran Kulesza The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NY is proud to announce that Admiral Manfred Nielson, of the German Armed Forces, and Mr. Heinz Buck, Former President of The German-American Committee of Greater New York, have been named Grand Marshals of the 60th Annual German-American Steuben Parade! Admiral Nielson was born […]

GACGNY Scholarship Recipient Announcement

The German-American Committee of Greater New York (GACGNY) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Inaugural German-American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships  It is with great pleasure that the German-American Committee of Greater New York announces the inaugural recipients of the German-American Committee Scholarships, High School and College. We experienced an exciting and successful program launch. The GACGNY looks forward to many more years […]

Michaela Stuart- 2017 Princess


Written By Sonia Juran Kulesza Michaela had such a great time serving as Princess on the 2016 Court that she just couldn’t walk away. The Steuben Parade Committee is super pleased to have Michaela as Princess for the 60th Parade and we know she will again be a super representative with her winning smile. Michaela resides in Greeley, Pennsylvania […]

Caitlyn Walsh- Miss German-America 2017

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Written By Sonia Juran Kulesza   The 60th Annual German-American Steuben Parade has a new Queen, her name is Caitlyn Walsh. Caitlyn is a resident of Riverhead, NY and is a proud German-American who enjoys speaking German as often as possible. She does her utmost to seek out opportunities where she can keep her language skills fresh and top […]

German-American Committee Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the inaugural German American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships which will be awarded in August of 2017. There will be both high school and college scholarships. The eligibility for applicants will be based on students in 8th grade or attending high school for the high school scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships) […]

Sandra Dougall Stromberg – Queen 1997


Written By: Elise Wilkinson Sandra Dougall Stromberg remembers her days as Miss German-America in 1997 fondly.  That year, former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was the Grand Marshal.  Sandra originally applied because she wanted to represent the German-American culture in a positive light and contribute something back to all the cultural groups that give to […]

Kirsten Mueller – 2012 Queen

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson  As a member of the S.V.V. Original Enzian, Kirsten Mueller has promoted German culture through Schuhplattler since she was six years old.  In 2012, she decided she wanted to become even more involved in the German-American community and ran for Miss German-America hoping to promote her German heritage.  She was crowned […]