Raising the Flag to Celebrate the Birth of New York City, February 2, 2016

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Date(s) - 02/02/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



The Netherland-America Foundation and
the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York
cordially invited you to

Celebrate the Birth of New York City
with the
Raising of the Dutch Flag

New Amsterdam

February 2, 1653

‘A city is created which will be like no other’
A Charter was granted by the Dutch West India Company
and the Common Council of citizens formed this day
inside Fort Amsterdam which became the first
self-governing city anywhere in America.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Bowling Green
The flagpoles at the corner of Broadway & Morris street
Lower Manhattan

Join With

Dutch Consul General Rob de Vos
Jimmy van Bramer
New York City Council Majority Leader
12:00 pm Raising of the Dutch Flag
followed by program of speakers
Cipriani 25 Broadway
Dennis J. Maika, Ph.D.
New Netherlands Institute’The Importance of New Amsterdam’
This event is organized in partnership with
The Netherland-America Foundation
Bowling Green Association
Lower Manhattan Historical Society
For further information
Arthur Piccolo artpiccolo@earthlink.net 212-809-1700
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