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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.

Q1 2017

Maryland & South Holland

Cybersecurity soft landing program

The Maryland Department of Commerce has launched the Maryland-Netherlands Cyber and Security Technologies Soft Landing Platform together with The Hague Security Delta (HSD) and InnovationQuarter, the regional economic development agency for the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland (where The Hague and Rotterdam is located). Maryland cybersecurity companies can explore the Dutch market, and Dutch cybersecurity companies can set up operations in Maryland on a trial basis. The initial trial period is January to March 2017.

Press release on Maryand Department of Commerce website

Press release on Netherlands Embassy website

Participants in the Q1 2017 pilot program

 

Feb-June

Baltimore

Operation Trash

Baltimore-Rotterdam high school exchange program

Theatre artist & educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts coordinates “Operation Trash” Baltimore-Rotterdam exchange program with Baltimore’s Benjamin Franklin High School and Bard High School Early College Baltimore and two Rotterdam high schools, to teach students about sustainability and recycling.

More info about diStefano's work on our Artist Exchange website

 

Mar 11-19

Philly

Phildelphia Flower Show with Holland theme

Event website

 

Mar 15

Washington

Panel Discussion in DC: “The End of the Wave? Dutch Elections and a Brake on Populist Progress”

4:00-5:30pm at AEI. Organized by Washington, DC, Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Event page

 

Mar 19

Washington

DC Dutch Lentewandeling

14.00-16.30, Great Falls Park

Genoeg van constant binnenzitten na de donkere winterdagen? Trek goede stappers aan en kom met DC Dutch een middagje hiken in de prachtige omgeving van Great Falls park MD. Voor de volhouders is er na afloop warme drank met koek beschikbaar!

Event page

 

Mar 22

Baltimore

CAMI’s Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration

American Visionary Art Museum

Dutch cybersecurity firms that are participating in the Maryland-South Holland Cybersecurity Soft Landing Program will attend this event. Awards ceremony is $100. Before the ceremony is a happy hour open to the public, 4-5:30pm

Event page

 

Mar 22

Washington

Dutch movie in DC: Samuel in the Clouds

The Royal Netherlands Embassy will host the Washington, D.C. premiere of “Samuel in the Clouds” as part of the 25th annual Environmental Film Festival in DC.

6pm at Royal Netherlands Embassy

Event info and registration

 

Mar 23

Washington

Dutch DC Drinks

Bimonthly happy hour & networking event, held by several Washington-area Dutch organizations.

At B Too, 1324 14 St. NW, Washington, DC.

 

Mar 23

Washington

Dutch movie in DC: Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food

US premiere of “Silent Land” as part of the 25th annual Environmental Film Festival in DC.

7pm at George Washington University

Event info and registration

 

Mar 31 -
April 8

Baltimore

Light City Baltimore

2nd annual festival of light, arts, and innovation. This free festival transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Includes Labs@LightCity, six innovation conferences dedicated to sparking social change.

Festival website

 

Apr 18

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

Apr 22

Baltimore

BenFest at Benjamin Franklin High School

A community cleanup event in conjunction with the Baltimore-Rotterdam “Operation Trash” high school exchange.

More info about the exchange

 

Apr 24

London

Art workshop in London with Annet Couwenberg from MICA

Couwenberg will conduct a work session with London students based on her experience with the ground-breaking Unravel the Code course, a collaborative cross-atlantic digital fabrication course from Baltimore’s MICA and Rotterdam’s WdKA art academies.

Event page

More info on Unravel the Code course is on our website’s Education page

 

Apr 27

Washington

Annual Koningsdag celebration

Event at the Netherlands Embassy, organized by DC Dutch. Stay tuned for details.

DC Dutch website

 

Apr 27

Washington

Netherlands carillon silent auction fundraising

Netherlands Embassy

Proceeds of the auction will go towards the renovation of the Netherlands Carillon near Arlington Cemetery in northern Virginia, which after 60 years after its donation by the Netherlands to the United States is in dire need of renovation.

Event info on DC Dutch website

 

Apr 27-28

Bethesda

Bio+Tech17 Conference

Conference for Biotech and Technology in Maryland

Event info

 

May 9

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

May 18

Washington

Netherlands America Foundation Ambassadors’ Awards Dinner 2017

All day at the Mayflower Hotel in DC.

Event page

 

Date TBD

Baltimore

Dutch-Indonesian cooking class

Learn how to cook “rijsttafel!” Stay tuned for more information.

 

Until June 9

USA

Film: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

From December 15, 2016 until June 9, 2017, this documentary will screen all over the United States.

More information

 

Jun 13

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting

5:30pm

 

July 21-23

Baltimore

Artscape

Artscape, an annual summer event in Baltimore, is America’s largest free arts festival. Stop by the Baltimore Sister Cities booth for fun kids activities, and to learn more about Rotterdam and our other sister cities!

Festival website

 

Sept

Baltimore

Circular Economy

Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee is planning to host a talk about Circular Economy. This event will be at the same time as Baltimore Innovation Week, a yearly week-long celebration of technology and entrepreneurship in Baltimore. Stay tuned for more information about this talk. The Circular Economy concept is about transforming trash into something new. It addresses the whole cycle: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials. It is about making more durable products that last longer & can be transformed into something else at the end of their lifecycle.

About Circular Economy

Netherlands is a Circular Economy hotspot

Circular Economy blog

About Baltimore Innovation Week

 

Oct 4

Baltimore

Annual Maryland State of the Ports event

Networking event hosted by Baltimore’s World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). State of the Ports attracts major exporters and companies providing services through the Port of Baltimore and BWI Airport. This event offers prime networking opportunities with members of the port community and WTCI members.

Event website

 

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Washington

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

National Gallery of Art

Gallery website

 

Dec 6

Baltimore

Annual Maryland Global Gala

Networking event hosted by Baltimore’s World Trade Center Institute (WTCI).

Event website

 

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