The Miss German-America Experience

MGA 2017

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

MGA Felicia Heinze

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 […]

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 […]