2012-09-12 / Features

Mayor Bloomberg Invited To German Consulate To Kick Off German-American Friendship Month

By Joyce Vetere Milowski

Photos Dan Miller/DMD IMAGES

(L. to r.); Councilmember Dan Halloran, Steuben Day Parade Coordinator Lars Halter, Mayor Bloomberg’s sister, United Nation’s Protocol Director for the Mayor’s Office on Consuls and Protocol to the United Nations and German Consul General Busso Von Alvensleben.


Photos Dan Miller/DMD IMAGES (L. to r.); Councilmember Dan Halloran, Steuben Day Parade Coordinator Lars Halter, Mayor Bloomberg’s sister, United Nation’s Protocol Director for the Mayor’s Office on Consuls and Protocol to the United Nations and German Consul General Busso Von Alvensleben. On September 10, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg greeted more than one hundred guests at the German Consulate to celebrate the start of German-American Friendship month.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Germany Hon. Busso Von Alvensleben welcomed Bloomberg along with one hundred guests who joined the pols to celebrate the friendship between Germans and Americans and the upcoming Steuben Day Parade, which is scheduled for September 15.Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Steuben Day Parade Coordinator, Lars Halter make a toast to German-American Friendship MonthMayor Michael Bloomberg and Steuben Day Parade Coordinator, Lars Halter make a toast to German-American Friendship Month

On hand to meet his honor were General Chairman of the German-American Steuben Day Parade, Lars Halter and parade Grand Marshal Olympic figure skating star Norbert Schramm who will be joined on Saturday by high wire circus performer Nik Wallenda, from the famous “Flying Wallendas,” to service as grand marshal.

For the very first time this year’s Steuben Day Parade will be televised live on PBS. Everybody is invited to Central Park following the parade for the annual Octoberfest celebrating German-American Friendship and German Culture.


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