Brooklyn Celebrates “Five Dutch Days”

Five Dutch Days is an annual “celebration of  the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City and brings together arts and cultural organizations from across the city,” begun in 2005 by 3 directors of Dutch-American sites in New York City.

Brooklyn’s part in this event commences at 6:00 this Thursday evening, November 12, at Borough Hall, with a welcome from Borough President Marty Markowitz, and a preview of the HOME/LAND art project, a portion of which will be at the Old Stone House this weekend.

Thursday’s festivities then move to the Brooklyn Historical Society, Pierrepont and Clinton, for a viewing of Pages of the Past: The Breukelen Adventures of Jasper Danckaerts.

On Saturday, November 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., BHS, along with Studio in a School, will present a workshop for adults and kids beginning with a tour of “Pages of the Past”, after which participants will “create their own journals using paints and pencils with Studio in a School artists.” A $20 ticket gets in one adult and two kids; each additional person is $5.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP to 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

Finally, on Sunday, November 15, beginning at 3:00 p.m., BHS will present a concert by BaroQue Across the River, titled “A Touch of Dutch: Mythical Adventures & New World Journeys”. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for students and BHS members. Seating is limited; please RSVP to 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

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