The Search is on for Miss German America 2017!


Who will be Miss German-America 2017, Queen of the 60th 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 Steuben […]

The 2017 Parade Season has begun!

Written By: Sonia Juran Kulesza After a very successful 2016 Parade Season, the members of the Operating Committee took a well-deserved break to enjoy the year-end holidays. But soon enough our General Chairman, Bob Radske, knew it was time to invite the Operating Committee to gather together and get to work (its not really work […]

Meet 2016 Steuben Parade Princess Michaela Stuart


Written By: Jacqueline Ridberg Michaela Stuart has been named one of the two Princesses for the 2016 Miss German-America court. It is her strong familial ties to Germany and her tremendous amount of volunteer work that impressed the judges during the interview process. Michaela, a native of Pennsylvania, spent her youth surrounded by German culture. She […]

Meet 2016 Steuben Parade Princess Oona Yasukevich


Written By: Jacqueline Ridberg Oona Yasukevich is one of the two Princesses crowned for the 2016 Miss German America court.  Oona, 22, currently resides in Brooklyn but originally hails from Belarus. Her involvement in the local New York German community sparked an interest in applying for the 2016 Court. Oona traces her interest in German culture […]

Meet Miss German-America Rebecca Koehler


Written By: Jacqueline Ridberg This year’s Miss German-America is Rebecca Koehler. Rebecca, 21, served as a Princess for the 2015 German-American Steuben Parade. She feels this experience “will help [her] to represent the parade in a wonderful way.” Ms. Koehler is from North Bergen, NJ. In her hometown, she lives a very philanthropic lifestyle. Her faith […]

Meet the 2016 Steuben Parade Court


Written By: Jacqueline Ridberg Over the next week we will have a blog series introducing you to our 2016 Court! The 2016 Miss German-America court was crowned on May 15th! Rebecca Koehler has been named this year’s Miss German-America, after having served as Princess on last year’s court. Her Princesses are Oona Yasukevich and Michaela Stuart. […]



Written By: Lenny Coyne The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NY is proud to announce the selection of the new Miss German-America & Her Court 2016!  Rebecca Joy Koehler, a resident of North Bergen, NJ is the new Miss German-America for 2016!  Miss Koehler is a student of Interior Design and Real Estate Photography.   Rebecca will […]



The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NYC, and its General Chairman Robert Radske, are proud to introduce the Grand Marshals for the 59th annual German-American Steuben Parade taking place on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Katarina Witt, the tremendously popular two-time Olympic Gold Medalist from Germany, will lead the way on Fifth Avenue!  She joins German […]

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 […]