The 36th Peter Stuyvesant Ball

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Date(s) - 11/17/2017
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Plaza Hotel


The 36th Peter Stuyvesant Ball

Celebrating in De Stijl

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue, 1921. Courtesy of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7 pm

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

Priscilla and Andy Bender
Leslie and Henry R. Berghoef

Organizing Committee Chair
Henk J. Guitjens, Chair

Event Director
Age B. Diedrick

Dress code
Black tie
Highlighting the festive Mondrian colors of red, blue and yellow!


The Peter Stuyvesant Ball (PSB) is an annual elegant and festive black tie event, at which the NAF Patrons, HRH Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, are invited to join diplomatic envoys and influential leaders and friends of the Dutch-American community from both sides of the pond in support of the NAFs crucial and vital activities.  Our popular post-event Nightclub will again take place at Freddy’s Heineken Bar, featuring The Gotham Beat. An exciting silent auction will be held.

The PSB 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. During the evening, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will yet againrecognize a NAF-Fulbright alumnus/a with its Sustainability and Innovation Award.

Your participation 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 other’s 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

To review the formal invitation to the Ball, and information on hotel accommodations, please click here.

For information on sponsoring fellowships or other programs and/or buying advertising please click here

To contribute items to the Silent Auction and Raffle please click hereWe are grateful for donations received to the Peter Stuyvesant Ball Silent Auction, Raffle, Gift bags, Door prizes and Nightclub snacks. Click here for a list of our donors.

You may also contact: Age B. Diedrick,

To purchase Ball tickets online, scroll down to ‘Bookings’.

Combine your visit to the 36th Peter Stuyvesant Ball with
a NAF-BIZ NY seminar


Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM

A seminar on how complexity science is applied to the problems of government, business and economics, seeing systems not in equilibrium, but in motion, perpetually constructing itself anew.



To view images by Leigh Beckett of PSB2016 please click here.

To view a video by The Telegraaf on the PSB2016 please click here.

To view an article by The Telegraaf on the PSB2016 please click here.

Ball Chairs of previous years



Bookings are closed for this event.

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