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Gottscheer Relief Association, New York

Volksfest

Join us at the 70th

GOTTSCHEER VOLKSFEST

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Plattduetsche Park

1132 Hempstead Tpke.

Franklin Square, New York

Enjoy a full day of traditional entertainment,

music, dancing, and great food!

A great day for the whole family!

Gates Open at 9:30 a.m.

Admission:  $10 adults, children under 12 free

Music from 11 am to 7pm

for your dancing & listening pleasure!
 

 

For more information Contact Us

or call Gottscheer Hall: 718-366-3030

Click here for directions to the Volksfest

PLEASE NOTE: 
FOOD & BEVERAGES MAY NOT
BE BROUGHT INTO THE PARK.

On June 29, 1947 the first Gottscheer Volksfest was held in Franklin Square, the largest Gottscheer festivity ever to be held. No one realized then that "the Picnic" would become a meeting place for Gottscheers from all over the world. More than half a century later, this festival did indeed become a significant part of our heritage and tradition.

Through the large-scale efforts of all co-workers and clubs, whether at the Admission Booths, the Ochsenbraten (roast beef), Wurst, Coffee, Sweater, or Variety Stand, the Cake Stand with its many home-baked "Pobollitzen," or the Book Stand, this "Fest" is always very successful and is always a memorable experience for all attendees. Acquaintances from the old and new homeland sit together and talk under the shade of the trees. After years of separation, old neighbors happily reach out their hands as they are reunited, their joy reflected in their faces. A part of the old Homeland continues to live on in the crowd of thousands that attend each year.

 

Each year, we crown a "MISS GOTTSCHEE." She reigns for one year and appears at various festivities.  All the young ladies who have worn the crown to date have experienced a beautiful and memorable year.

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Gottscheer Volksfest - June 4, 2006 - Franklin Square, NY
[photo by Joe Rom]

 

 

 

                    Volksfest 2006 PHOTOS

 

                    Volksfest 2005 PHOTOS

                    Volksfest 2004 PHOTOS

                    Volksfest 2003 PHOTOS

 

 

We are currently accepting

applications for

Miss Gottschee 2017

 

 

Interested young ladies:

  • Must be between the ages of 18-25
  • Must be single (not married)
  • Must submit application by March 1, 2017
  • Must be of Gottscheer Descent

Click here for an application.

 

657 Fairview Avenue
Ridgewood, New York 11385
tel: 718-366-3030