Hudson 400th: WA and Máxima's Official Visit to New York; September 8-13, 2009
Is there any word of someone from the Dutch royal family coming to NY as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of Henry Hudson's voyage?
I can't find anything on the website of the RF but I believe WA and Máxima will go to NYC.
Thanks Marengo and have a wonderful weekend!
For when is this scheduled?
Amsterdam - New York , 400 Years
Willem-Alexander and Maxima visit New York: 8-13 September 2009
W-A and Maxima will visit NY for the NY400 event.
NY400 | Holland on the Hudson | Netherlands & New York Celebrate 400 Year Dutch American Relationship
NY400 | 400 jaar geschiedenis; 400 jaar gedeelde waarden, 400 jaar vriendschap. / NY400
New Amsterdaqm - New York 400
Three vessels of the Dutch Royal Navy have left for New York,Her Majesty's fregats " Tromp","van Speijk" and minesweaper "Urk".
The "Tromp" will host the Royal Gala on september 12th,while the band of the Royal Marines will perform on various occasions during
the celebration of the arrival of the "Halve Maen" (Halve Moon) 400 years ago.
TRH will also commemorate the 9/11 tragedy at Ground Zero.
The NY400 Harbour week starts with taking the salute of the fleet,the three navy vessels as well as a fleet of over 20 what we call "platbodems" .And the week will also be concluded with the salute of a fleet of over 100 vessels.
TRH wil attend the hand-out of the Four Freedom's Award to Mrs.Hillary Clinton,
Secretary of State of the United States of America,september New York City.
Welcome to the Four Freedoms Awards website | fourfreedoms.nl
I wonder why she gets the award, due to what achievements?
Guess this gets the message of our severe and deep discontent across,and also,how we hope for a place in the DC trashcans for both the documents as well as those who invented it.The FFA helps to get there,hence....but it was an outcry in the first place that the "act" was there at all as we Dutch feel,and rightfully so.
The Four Freedoms Award,here since the roots of Franklin Delano Roosevelt were dutch,from the province of Zeeland actually.The Award is handed out annually,but bi-annually either in The Netherlands at the Monastery of Middleburg,
Capital of the Province of Zeeland,or in the US.The entire Roosevelt clan still loves their meetings/reunions to be here in Zeeland,to this day.
400 Years New Amsterdam - New York
Program for the visit by TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima to NYC.
TRH will be in NYC earlyer as they also attend the religious wedding of Bernardo and Eva Guillermo this weekend.
Tuesday september 8th
09.00AM - 09.45AM Welcome at USS Intrepid by NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The welcome will be followed by the salute by Hr.Ms "Tromp".
Other ships will sail by Hr Ms Tromp,USS Carney,Hr.Ms van Speyk,HNLMS Urk,HDMS Thetis,HNoMS Rauma (Norway),BNS LObelia (Belgium),ENS Sakala (Estonia) ,HMCS Goose Bay (Canada),HMCS Shawinigan (Canada),
HMS Quorn (UK).Paralel to the Navy vessels the replica's of the "Halve Maen" and "Onrust" will sail also.
11.15AM Visit to Military Academy West Point
12.00 Noon The Royal Couple will watch the "lunch time review" as 4000 cadets take part after which The Prince
will speech from the Poop Deck of Washington Hall.
13.05PM Speech by HRH to Senior (4th year) Cadets at the Haig Room.
13.40PM Visit to Trophy Point where children will await the Pair.Royal Dutch Navy fregat Hr Ms "van Speyk" will float
in the background.
14.00PM Helicopter flight to Albany
15.40PM TRH will be received at the Governors Mansion by Governor David A.Patterson of the State of New York
( The New York State Executive Mansion ,the official residence of the Governor,already welcomed Queens Juliana
and Beatrix as they stayed at the residence.The Princess Suite was named after Beatrix after her visit in 1959)
16.00PM TRH will be received by Mayor Gerald D.Jennings atthe City Hall,short speeches will follow
(Albany was founded by the Dutch Republic of the Seven United Netherlands as Fort Orange in 1624)
16.45PM Visit to the New Netherlands Project at the New York State Library (NNP focussed on translating the
original documents from that period into english)
17.35PM TRH will leave the Library,children from Schenectady New York who participated in a exchange program
will sing for the Couple
20.00PM TRH will illuminate the Hall of the Empire State Building after which the entire building will colour Orange.
Wednesday september 9th
10.30AM Visit to the "Halve Maen",greeting and welcoming on board by Captain William "Chip" Reynolds.
(The Halve Maen is the only existing replica of Henry Hudsons ship and it is manned by both US and dutch
students aged 12 and 13)
10.55AM Short meeting with Dutch and American schoolchildren
11.05AM Unveiling of the Battery Park Design Pavillion,a gift by The Netherlands to NYC,short speech and looking
at the "Schaghen letter"
11.55AM Princess Máxima will baptise the Henry Hudson tulip after which she symbolicly presents the City of New York
with 100.000 tulip bulbs.
13.15PM Walkabout through Battery Gardens and Battery Gardeners Lunch.Short thank you speech by the Princess about
19.00PM Reception and Dinner at Bridgewaters Restaurant on occasion of the International Water Forum H209,speech by
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Thursday september 10th
18.10PM Visit to the Vermeer exhibition at the Metropolitan as thew museum highlights the 400th anniversary
celebrations by having the "Melkmeisje"by Vermeer on show for the first time in the US.
19.30PM Reception and Dinner at The NY Stock Exchange
Friday september 11th
08.30 - 09.30AM TRH will attend the 9/11 Memorial Service at Zucotti Park as well as the two minutes of silence
at 08.46 and 09.03AM
10.05AM Arrival at the originally Dutch Collegiate West End Church where a Memorial Service will begin at 10.30AM.
Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen will be in attendance.
18.30PM Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria and Hand-out of the Four Freedom Medals to Eboo Patel:the Freedom of
Worship Medal,Freedom from Want Medal:Vicky Escarra,Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal:
Anthony Romero,Freedom from Fear Medal:Pasquale J.D'Amuro.At 20.50 the Four Freedoms Medal will
be handed out to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Saturday september 12th
10.10 - 11.15 Roundtable conversation between dutch and americans who swapped their jobs for a week
11.30AM Opening of the Historical exhibition from the National Archive at the South Street Seaport Museum,
"New Amsterdam:Island at the center of the World"
12.40PM Visit to Governors Island with a reception for the dutch community,New Yorkers and Dutch involved
in the NY 400 celebrations at Admiral's House
14.15 - 15.45PM Visit to New Island Festival,a mix of the Parade,Oerol Festival and Dance Event
19.45PM Arrival at Pier 88 at Hr Ms Tromp for a dinner and dance,opening dance by TRH by 20.00PM
Sunday september 13th
09.30AM TRH will go to Battery Park on the orange NY400 bicycles to visit the "Groene Vecht" vessel
09.40AM Harbor Day: sailing trip tp Hr Ms Tromp
11.00 AM Review of the Fleet from the bridge of Hr Ms Tromp in front of the Statue of Liberty and Fly By
by dutch Royal Airforce F16 aircraft
12.00 Return to Battery Park and walk to Bowling Green - New Amsterdam Village
12.15PM walk through the village
13.30PM Farewell and departure.Later that afternoon there will be a meeting with the press on the visit.
Het Koninklijk Huis
Thanks for the information...Lucien.
It might be time to make a trip up 95! I what type of press they will get from the NY papers.
Thank you for posting the schedule of events. It appears that they'll be busy.
How wonderful, this should be a wonderful trip. :flowers:
The visit seems to be rather high profile, meeting Hillary Clinton twice. But then it is a special occassion of course. A pity that HM the queen couldn't attend part of the programme. It will be interesting to see if the prince can behave this time or if he starts yelling to the press again like he did during his visit to New Zealand and Australia. The last visits to NY were not free of akward moments either. The visit with Maxima a few years ago saw a sulking prince and princess, angry at the press (as Max Westerman frequently reminds us of) while WA's visit in 2000 made him refer to an 'open letter' by Videla himself. And on another note, it would be nice if princess Máxima would pay some attention to her wardrobe and her hairstyle.
sorry, I do not want to be infantile :lol: but is it really called the Poop deck?
They know we're coming allright..
The Dutch are coming back
Going Dutch, and Saying It Right - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
Go Dutch: New Amsterdam Village Popping Up at Bowling Green - Gothamist
TRH have left this afternoon for New York City on a scheduled KLM flight.
Dutch Royal invasion in New York City
The invasion mainly due to the wedding of Bernardo and Eva and the christening of their daughter Isabel during that service.But Alexander ands Máxima will stay on and most probably also will have a meeting with President and Mrs.Obama some time next week,most likely on thursday.
News Summary Royalblog.nl: Dutch royal invasion in New York
Busy schedule. It's cool they're meeting President Obama. Wonder if they'll get to do any sight seeing on their own, maybe take in a show.
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