Esther Carpenter Hutchinson – 2003 Princess


  In 2003, Esther Carpenter Hutchinson was crowned Princess in the Miss German-America Court.   Having always attended the Parade, she enjoyed watching Court Members on the float looking so happy and celebratory and wanted to be apart of a great tradition. Her advice to future court members is, “Have fun! The energy and excitement […]

Get to Know Niche Import Co.

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Written by: Samantha Hart Many components come together to make every parade season special and new while honoring traditions. Fostering community is the most important (and in my opinion, the best) part of the Steuben Parade. In preparation for the 2018 parade season I have been chatting with our sponsors for some participant insights. One […]

Joann Siewertsen – Princess/Acting Cornflower Queen 1968

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Joann B. (Meyer) Siewertsen was a Princess and Acting Cornflower Queen in 1968. Today she is a member of several of the Plattdeutsche Vereins. She is very active and busy with them. Joann and her husband, Hans, who is President of the Foehrer and the PVV also attend many of the Parade events each year. […]

German-American Committee Scholarships 2018

We are pleased to announce the second year of the German-American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships which will be awarded in July of 2018. The German-American Committee is accepting applications for both high school and college scholarships. The eligibility for applicants will be based on students in 8th grade or attending high school for […]

The Miss German-America Experience

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My experience as Miss German-America has been nothing short of incredible. Before and even during the crowning, I had no idea what I should anticipate and how my year would unfold. I am happy to report that the experience surpassed all of my expectations, simply because it has been magical. My favorite part of my […]

Reflections, Miss German-America

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Every year since the very first German-American Steuben Parade in 1957, a Miss German-America has been chosen to represent the German-American Community. As we prepare to crown the 2018 Miss German-America and her Court on May 20th,  we wanted to take time to highlight and revisit a few Miss German-America’s and Princesses celebrating milestone anniversary years […]

Thank You Köln


As Miss German-America, I take immense pride in my cultural history and to say that my trip to Köln was a dream-come-true would be an understatement. Ever since I can remember I dreamed of walking on cobblestone streets and embracing the German culture while living in the country. Although my trip lasted a short amount […]

Representing German-American Culture 3,878 Miles from Home


Written By: Michaela Stuart The New York City Steuben Parade representatives, Miss German America 2017, Caitlyn Walsh, and myself, the Miss German America Princess 2017, traveled to Cologne, Germany two short weeks ago to serve as Goodwill Ambassadors during Karneval in Germany, one of the biggest celebrations in the country.   I was honored to be […]

Parade 2017


2017 marked the 60th German-American Steuben Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC. The Grand Marshals were Admiral Manfred Nielson and Heinz Buck. The Parade featured 9 marching Divisions, 25 Groups from overseas, 23 colorful Floats and thousands of marchers from across the  country. The night before the Parade is a fundraising Gala and Silent Auction […]


MGA 2017

Who will be Miss German-America 2018, Queen of the 61st German-American Steuben Parade of New York? Every year we crown a Miss German-America, Steuben Parade Queen along with two Parade Princesses, Junior Princesses and a Junior General. As spokeswoman for the New York Steuben Parade, the Queen and her court will promote the New York […]