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Complete information and a reservation form for each NAS event is provided in the concurrent NAS Newsletter distributed to the membership. Most dates below are confirmed, but they are still subject to changes. Other events are posted as the information is received. If you are involved in promoting a Dutch related event in the Los Angeles area, Contact Us and we will place the information here.
NAS EVENTS
NAS KING'S DAY
This year NAS will be celebrating the Dutch King's Day jointly with the event taking place at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11am-6pm. More info below.

RECENT 2014 - 2015 NAS EVENTS
NAS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

Our annual membership meeting was held at the San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles. After a social hour followed by a delicious lunch, the membership meeting took place with past and future business being discussed, awards presented and our new Board of Directors for 2015 - 2016 voted in.

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SoCAL EVENTS
DUTCH KING'S DAY
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11am-6pm

A Touch of Dutch on the famous Santa Monica Pier. Save the date as you are in for a treat: Dutch artists, a wide selection of Dutch foods and of course the Dutch national beer, Heineken; Dutch games for the children and a flea market. Entrance price: $10. View flyer.
For additional info, and to purchase tickets (buy your tickets now and not have to wait in line at the event), please visit DUTCH-DAY the official Los Angeles area Dutch King's Day web site.
NAF SoCal CONCERT
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Save the date. The Southern California Chapter of The Netherland-America Foundation presents its eleventh annual classical concert. An exiting evening with Sander de Jong (tenor), Svenja Staats (violin) and Florian Verweij (piano), three laureates of the famous Princess Christina Concourse of the Netherlands. View the program (pdf).
Reception and concert: 7 pm to 10:30 pm.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
To be sure of seating, please RSVP no later than May 4 to DvanHoe@msn.com.
26th ANNUAL HOLLAND FESTIVAL — GEMMRIG PARK, LONG BEACH
Sunday, May 24, 2015   10am - 6pm

The United Netherlands Organizations (UNO) presents the 26th Annual Holland Festival, Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Gemmrig Park in Long Beach, California. The Holland Festival has become an annual reunion for many families who bring their blankets and folding chairs to picnic on the lawn.
Find out more here... or visit dutch-day.com.
NAF-BIZ SoCal NETWORKING EVENT - SANTA MONICA
Friday, May 29, 2015   10am - 6pm   SAVE THE DATE

The Southern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation cordially invites you to a NAF-BIZ Networking Event with presentations by:
Peter Laanen - "Doing Business in the USA & the Netherlands"
Get valuable tips on expanding your business, forming alliances and realizing new opportunities in international trade.
Mark Zegeling - "Little Kingdom by the Sea"
Get an exclusive peek into the lives of the colorful inhabitants of the KLM houses, who made their mark on Dutch history. Presentation followed by book signing.
Hosted by Van Tilburg, Banvard & Sodenberg Architects, 1738 Berkeley Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Parking available on 2nd floor of office building and on the street)
Entry: NAF Members - $10; Non-Members - $15. Registration required. Register Now. To join the Netherland-America Foundation Southern California Chapter as a member, please click here.
DUTCH-DAY Holland Themed Events in SoCal
DUTCH EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
For all Dutch events and more in the San Francisco area visit sfdutch.com Dutch language.
DUTCH EVENTS IN OTHER STATES
TULIP TIME FESTIVAL - HOLLAND, MICHIGAN
May 2 - 9, 2015

With national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, and some of the largest parades in Michigan, the Tulip Time Festival offers world-class fun!
Visit the Holland Tulip Time Festival website to find out more...
80th ANNUAL TULIP TIME FESTIVAL - PELLA, IOWA
May 7, 8 & 9, 2015

Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive with tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun and more. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage.
Visit the Pella Tulip Time website to find out more...
ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL - ORANGE CITY, IOWA
May 14, 15 & 16, 2015

The internationally recognized Festival features music and dancing by children and adults in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen replica windmills.
Visit the Orange City Tulip Festival website to find out more....
DUTCH CULTURAL EVENTS
For Dutch cultural events throughout the US, visit the following links:
DUTCH PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS (theatre, dance, and music)

DUTCH CULTURE (US Region) DutchCulture supports the implementation of Dutch international cultural policy and contributes to the foreign agenda and cultural image of the Netherlands. Dutch and English languages.
NETHERLANDS-AMERICAN FOUNDATION EVENTS Events of the NAF (New York). Also see events of NAF chapters, Southern California, Northern California, Chicago and Boston
DUTCH IN AMERICA EVENTS. Listing of all types of Dutch events throughout the United States. There is an opportunity to list yours.

NETHERLANDS BOARD OF TOURISM. Best source for information on events in Holland.
For all types of events in the Los Angeles area visit
L.A. Times Calendar
and
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For destinations and events in San Diego visit
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ABOUT NAS EVENTS

All the NAS events, except on rare occasions, take place within the Los Angeles area. The events are monthly, except for August when there is no event, and generally have a theme, see below, all typically including a happy hour with appetizers, followed by dinner. There is a charge, which varies, to members and guests for attending each of these events.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Volunteers are needed for both the Dutch King's Day and Holland Festival events.
Send in your details to
info@dutch-day.com.
ABOUT NAS EVENTS (continued)

Annually, there are eight traditional NAS events: New Year, Anniversary Dinner Dance, Membership Meeting, King's Birthday (starting in 2014), Hike and Barbecue, Bike Ride and Lunch, Leidens Ontzet and Sinterklaas. Other events such as a luncheon followed by a visit to a museum or other point of interest, a wine tasting tour or a theme outdoor party may be scheduled for the off months.

The New Year Reception takes place in early January within a week after the actual beginning of the year and takes place at the Beverly Hills Country Club. A delicious assortment of catered hors d'ouerve, cheeses, sandwiches and desserts are always provided along with a NAS hosted bar. The evening is concluded with a champagne toast to the New Year.

February of every year brings the Anniversary Dinner Dance, which celebrates the anniversary of the founding and incorporation of the Netherlands American Society. This is a more formal event (cocktail attire suggested) and takes place at an upscale restaurant or hotel banquet room. A delicious meal is provided along with good music for the dancing pleasure of everyone.

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