35th Peter Stuyvesant Ball

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Date(s) - 11/18/2016 - 11/19/2016
7:00 pm - 1:30 am

The Plaza Hotel


35th Peter Stuyvesant Ball


Held in the presence of the NAF’s patrons, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York City

Peter Stuyvesant Ball Chair
Heineken USA

Peter Stuyvesant Ball Organizing Committee
Henk J. Guitjens, Chair
Toon H. Woltman, Ambassador-at-Large

Event Director
Age B. Diedrick

The Peter Stuyvesant Ball is an annual elegant and festive black tie event, at which the NAF Patrons, HRH Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, diplomatic envoys, influential leaders and friends of the Dutch-American community from both sides of the pond gather in support of the NAFs crucial and vital activities. This year’s theme is “Go Green”, encouraging and celebrating Global Sustainable Development and Innovation. During the evening KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will present its annual “Sustainability and Design” award to Floris Buisman, a NAF Cultural Grant recipient and expert in high performance building materials and Passive House construction (ultra-low energy buildings); the entertainment is by Amsterdam Pasta Divas; and the Dutch DJ Jaziah will be spinning at our popular post-event Nightclub at Freddy’s Heineken Bar.  The dress code is Black Tie, to which you may want to add a touch of green.  An exciting silent auction will be held.

The Peter Stuyvesant Ball is the single largest source of funding for the NAF, the foremost bilateral foundation initiating and supporting high-impact exchanges between the Netherlands and the United States.

Your participation in the event will support our commitment to two important programs of the NAF:

  • Education through the NAF-Fulbright Fellowships awarded to highly talented Dutch and American students pursuing graduate level studies at universities in each others’ countries.
  • Culture through grants to emerging and established visual and performing artists, architects and designers, writers, historians, translators and for historic preservation, to increase the exchange of talent between the U.S. and the Netherlands.

This black tie event begins with cocktails at 7:00 pm, followed by a dinner and dancing at 8:15 pm culminating with the nightclub “Freddy’s Bar” hosted by Heineken USA.  (Entry included in fully paid Ball Tickets)

Tickets to attend Freddy’s Bar Nightclub only, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM featuring Dutch DJ Jaziah, and can be purchased separately. Coat and Tie required. (No entry without reservation).

To view images taken by Leigh Beckett please click here.

To view a video by The Telegraaf of this event please click here.

To view an article by The Telegraaf of the Ball please click here.

Hotel accommodations: A special block room rate (refer to the Peter Stuyvesant Ball) will be offered before, during and after the Ball at:

The Plaza Hotel ($685 plus taxes), Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, https://resweb.passkey.com/go/peterstuyvesant or call 1-212-546-5272. First come first served – deadline November 10th.

The Intercontinental New York Times Square ($399 plus taxes), Eighth Avenue at 44th Street, call +1-212-894-4931. First come first served – deadline November 4th.

For reservations, sponsoring fellowships or other programs, buying advertising and/or contributing items to the Silent Auction and Raffle, please click here or contact: Age B. Diedrick, age.diedrick@verizon.net Reservations and Nightclub-Only tickets are available for purchase below.

To view the full invitation, please click here.

Raffle & Auction Gift Donors
Codie Conigliaro                                            Klaas Vogel
Saveria USA                                                    The Groot Bruinderink family
The Wysmuller family                                  www.aaldering.co.za
www.abnamro.com                                       www.AlexanderRinnooyKan.com
www.amsterdamcanalcufflinks.com         www.andriessenpiano.nl
www.avianca.com                                          www.bbsailclub.com
www.beemster.us                                          www.bluehaventci.com
www.bokkedoorns.nl                                    www.boska.com
www.brazilianairlines.com                          www.cnn.com
www.delta.com                                               www.diviresorts.com
www.dopper.com                                           www.etihad.com
www.fabianseuropeanpastries.com           www.flytap.com
www.foursevenfive.com                               www.going-natural.com
www.heineken.com                                       www.hidddenvalleyct.com
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www.jetblue.com                                           www.kazmok.com
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www.leurope.nl                                              www.Li-LacChocolates.com
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www.newyorkcitycufflinks.com                  www.nvanginkel.com
www.nyphil.org                                              www.okura.nl
www.otazujewelry.com                                 www.pastaebasta.nl
www.pastalive.nl                                            www.pulitzeramsterdam.com
www.restaurantscherp.nl                             www.riandejong.nl
www.romymusic.com                                    www.ronaldkolk.com
www.rondvaartmiddelburg.nl                     www.royalbluecollection.com
www.royaldelft.com                                       www.sabavillas.com
www.saxunlimited.com                                 www.stalhouderijdezadelhoff.nl
www.stgerlach.nl                                            www.teylersmuseum.nl
www.thedogpound.com                                www.thedutchstore.com
www.theparadiesshopshops.com                www.travelteq.com
www.us.rituals.com                                        www.victoriakhoss.com
www.virginatlantic.com                                www.vleeshal.nl
www.vluchtsimulator.nl                                www.voorncroquettes.com
www.yuyuamsterdam.com                           www.zeeuwsmuseum.nl
www.middelburg.nl                                        www.hoteltheroosevelt.com
www.restaurantscherp.nl                              www.zeeuwsmuseum.nl
www.langejanmiddelburg.nl                        www.vleeshal.nl
www.rondvaartmiddelburg.nl                      www.kramerportraits.com
www.palacios.nyc                                            www.concertgebouworkest.nl
www.kazmok.com                                           www.marthanized.com
WWW.YUYU-AMSTERDAM.COM               www.theparadiesshopshops.com
www.thedutchstore.com                                www.dopper.com


To view Bill Cunningham’s coverage of the Ball in the Sunday New York Time of November 27, 2015, please click here. For the full website, click here.

To view the Telegraaf article of November 23, 2015 about the Ball, please click here.

To view an article from De Telegraaf of 16 October, 2015, about the upcoming Ball please click here.


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