Kneipp: Look and Feel Your Parade Best!

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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 […]

MISS GERMAN-AMERICA 2018 AND HER COURT SELECTED

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The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NYC is proud to announce the selection of the new Miss German-America & Her Court 2018!  Pavlina Schriel, a 23-year-old resident of Norwalk, CT, is Miss German-America 2018!  Miss Schriel is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School […]

2018 Grand Marshals Announced

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PETER BEYER, MEMBER of the GERMAN BUNDESTAG, and MR. HELMUT JAHN, CEO of JAHN ARCHITECTS, NAMED GRAND MARSHALS OF THE 61ST ANNUAL GERMAN-AMERICAN STEUBEN PARADE OF NYC! The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NY is proud to announce that Mr. Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, and Mr. Helmut Jahn, CEO of JAHN Architects, […]

Cornelia Schlierf Rom – Miss German-America 1978

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Cornelia Schlierf Rom was Cornflower Queen & Miss German-America 1978 and is celebrating her 40th Anniversary! Besides being a software engineer/technical specialist for a major aerospace firm she is also the Chairlady of the Miss German-America Court. She is also the only former Miss German-America whose daughter went on to be a Junior Princess and […]

Get to Know Reichenbach Hall

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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 […]

Heidi Lechner – Miss German-America 1993

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Twenty-five years ago in 1993, Heidi Lechner was crowned Miss German-America.  She applied after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, majoring in German, and wanted to put her  language and cultural skills to good use, along with honoring her family’s heritage and their involvement in the Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester. Heidi’s favorite part of her […]

Esther Carpenter Hutchinson – 2003 Princess

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  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. […]

Kathryn Pando – 2008 Princess

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The German/Austrian-American culture has always been special for Kathryn Pando, a Princess in the 2008 Miss German-America Court. She learned about the Steuben Parade through her classmate, now Vice Chairlady, Nicole Radske-Miskiewicz, when they were members of the German Club at St. Francis Prep in Queens. Kathryn, now a lawyer, still enjoys participating in the […]