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The Holland Society of New York
5 Dutch Days
November 12-16, 2008

Five Dutch Days; Five Dutch Boroughs is a celebration of Dutch Arts and Culture, past and present. The annual city wide collaboration marks Dutch-American Heritage Day and the continuous influence of Dutch Arts and Culture in New York City. This year's events were held on November 12-16, 2008. The colorful brochure outlining events which was widely distributed was the result of a donation by the Holland Society of New York from funds raised during the "Tulip Night" earlier this year on the occasion of the official opening of the new library and headquarters at 20 W. 44th Street.

Events included an official opening at St. Mark's Church; various walking tours of lower Manhattan with emphasis on Dutch historical features; a presentation by Historian and Novelist Firth Fabend and Artist Len Tantillo talking about how she creates fiction out of fact and how he creates imagery from historical archives. Also during the week of Five Dutch Days 2008 the Holland Society of New York hosted their annual medalist banquet where we awarded a Gold Medal of Achievement for Fine Arts to renowned artist Len Tantillo.

There were events in all five boroughs including events as varied as the Dutch baritone opera singer Hans Pieter Herman performing in Brooklyn; museum exhibits of Dutch art; and a St. Marks Church in the Bowery Tour.

Watch the official Five Dutch Days website at for what promises to be an especially exciting celebration next year for 2009.

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The Holland Society of New York
20 West 44th Street, 5th Floor    New York, NY 10036
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