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Events Calendar

This calendar lists committee events, as well as other Baltimore-area events related to Rotterdam and Netherlands & other events of interest.

Now to June 2016

Rotterdam

Rotterdam Viert de Stad / Rotterdam Celebrates the City

At the beginning of WWII, Rotterdam was bombed and destroyed. The city rapidly rebuilt itself since the war. It is reknown for its innovative modern architecture and it has one of the largest ports in the world. In 2015-2016, the city is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its rebuilding with a year of cultural events.

Event website

 

April 25 - 30

Baltimore

Pen Pal Exchange Planning

Rotterdam theatre artist/educator Kathie diStefano is in Baltimore to plan theatre improv workshops and pen pal exchanges between high schools in Baltimore and Rotterdam area that will feature an environmental theme. She has received a grant from the Netherlands Chapter of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to help set up exchanges. More information:

Theatre workshops

Pen pal project

 

April 27

Washington

Annual Koningsdag (King’s Day) celebration

7 - 11pm

Evening celebration at the Netherlands Embassy, co-hosted by DC Dutch. $15. Registration required. Enjoy yummy dutch treats and beer and a DJ will supply dance music.

Event information and registration

 

April 30

Bethesda

Koningsdag voor kinderen

11:30am-2:30pm

Daytime activities for children at de Nederlandse School in Bethesda. Registration required.

Met onder andere oud hollandse spelen, voor jong en oud de moeite waard: blikgooien, stoelendans, langelatten, spijkerpoepen en nog veel meer zoals REUZE Jenga en MEGA Twister! En natuurlijk met een kindervrijmarkt!

Event information

 

April

Rotterdam

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

This year’s theme is The Next Economy. The event will investigate the relationship between spatial design and the (future development of the) economy. It advocates an urban economy that is guided by a social agenda, is motored by meaningful employment, makes prudent use of natural and human capital, and generates greater social inclusion.

IABR website

 

May 3

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

May 5

Arlington

Memorial Ceremony - Dodenherdenking

1:45-2:30pm

On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, the Netherlands Community in the Washington, DC region will commemorate the members of the Netherlands Armed Forces and Civilians who died in wars or crisis management operations since the Second World War. Ceremony is at Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, VA, with a speech (in Dutch) from the Netherlands Ambassador Henne Schuwer and a wreath-laying ceremony. RSVP required; due by April 15.

Event information and registration

 

May 9-10

Baltimore

Rotterdam filmmakers visit Baltimore

Artist Nicky Assman and other members of Rotterdam’s Macular collective visit Baltimore to meet members of Baltimore’s creative community and discuss possibilities for exchanges. Trip is coordinated by Lynn Tomlinson, Professor of Film and Media at Towson University.

 

May 14

Washington, DC

Netherlands Embassy Open House

9:30am-4:30pm

Walk the Embassies of World as these embassies open their doors for public exhibition. Fun, food, music, and some interesting beverages may be found at the embassies that open their doors for this year’s event. The walk route will include Embassy Row and other highlights and points of interest in Washington, DC including the Netherlands Embassy. The Netherlands embassy will be serving delicious “poffertjes”!

Event information

 

June 14

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

July 15-17

Baltimore

Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival

Artscape is the largest free arts festival in the United States. This year’s theme is “Space: Explore What’s Out There!”

Visit the Baltimore Sister Cities booth to learn about our sister cities.

Festival website

 

Sep 13

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Sep 18, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

Washington

Exhibition: From Drawings to Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website

 

Oct 11

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Washington

Exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website

 

Nov 15

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Dec 13

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

For more Dutch cultural events in the USA, visit dutchcultureusa.com/calendar and www.dcdutch.org