Steuben Parade Queen 2001- Nancy Schatz- 15th Anniversary

Schatz 2001

Nancy Schatz from Queens was Miss German-America is 2001. At the time, as well as today, Nancy is an active member of the NYPD’s Steuben Association- a fraternal group for officers with German heritage. Nancy is a NYC Police Officer currently assigned as an instructor at the Police Academy. After a summer filled with attending […]

Steuben Parade Princess 2011- Christina Kraker- 5th Anniversary

Kraker 2011

Christina Kraker was a Steuben Parade Princess in 2011. She is from Westchester and works for Sidney Frank Importing Co, Inc. as a Sales Analyst. Culture has alwa  ys been important to Christina and her family. She grew up very active in the German-American Community marching in the parade and admiring Miss German-America and her […]

Miss German-America 2006- Nicole Radske Miskiewicz- 10th Anniversary


   Nicole Radske Miskiewicz, the Parade’s Vice Chairlady, was Miss German-America in 2006. Nicole is an Interior Designer and resides on Long Island. Being Miss German-America triggered a reaction to get her entire family involved with the Parade. As Queen, Nicole’s father, Bob Radske, felt it was very important that Nicole take her role seriously […]

Miss German-America 1966- Linda Tafel Twill- 50th Anniversary

Twill 1966

Linda Tafel Twill was Miss German-America in 1966. Linda is an event planner from NJ and recently has once again become involved with the German-American Community by joining the SSC. Linda has fond memories of being Queen and enjoys showing her grandchildren her scrapbooks from her year as Miss German-America. Being German is a large […]

Miss German-America 1976- Jane Manne Cordero- 40th Anniversary

Manne 5

    Jane Manne Cordero was Miss German-America in 1976. Jane is a Federal Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Homeland Security from the Bronx. Over the years, Jane has been very involved in various German-American organizations. Over a decade ago, she organized The Steuben Association of U.S. Customs and has been the President of the […]

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 2016 Miss German-America and her Court on May 15th,  we wanted to take time to highlight and revisit a few Miss German-America’s and Princesses celebrating milestone anniversary years […]

The Search is on for Miss German America 2016!


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 Steuben Parade by attending numerous events in the greater NYC area. Responsibilities include: – Weekend events […]

Karneval in Köln—February 2016


Written By: Bob Radske This year Anita and I received an invitation from long time parade supporter Frau Annalie Hinz, Karneval Groups and City Officials to visit Köln for Karneval.  Since this was our second time spending Karneval with Frau Hinz and her family, we knew that we would have a fabulous time. We arrived […]

My Year as Miss German-America 2015


Written By: Samantha Hart This past year as Miss German-America has been an amazing journey as I represented the German-American community and the German-American Steuben Parade. I felt especially honored to have met so many friendly and interesting people; starting from the Committee members themselves to the children in various folk dance groups to the […]

2015 Gala & Silent Auction

Web Group Photo

     With much anticipation, the doors to The Lighthouse opened welcoming our excited guests to the tasty offerings of the cocktail hour with the blue waters of the Hudson River glistening in the background. A passed Welcome Drink was supplied by Waeldertau as well as a Mixologist from Niche with the evening’s specialty drink. […]