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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 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Sunday, March 6, 2016 (confirmed), 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

Our annual membership meeting will be held at the San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles. After a social hour followed by a delicious lunch, the membership meeting will take place with past and future business being discussed, awards presented and the voting for our new Board of Directors for 2016 - 2017.

RECENT NAS EVENTS
NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION
Sunday, January 3, 2016, 1pm - 4pm

Well over 100 members and guests attended this popular event hosted by one of our most gracious members at her home in Agoura. Served were hors d'oeuvres including poffertjes; a terrific buffet of chicken, beef, salmon and sides; open bar; coffee & dessert. Plus an interesting presentation by a special guest speaker.
SoCAL EVENTS
JOHANNES VAN TILBURG LECTURE IN DUTCH STUDIES
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Featuring Professor Beatrice de Graaf, Chair of the History of International Relations, Utrecht University. Finding the Terrorist: The Never-ending Search for the Radical Profile. About the lecture... (95 KB PDF download)
Faculty Center, California Room, UCLA Campus, 6:00 p.m. Lecture. Reception to follow. Please RSVP here.
Self-pay parking available for $12 in Parking Structure 2.
LOS ANGELES AREA DUTCH KING'S DAY
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11am

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. More info coming here soon or visit the official Los Angeles area Dutch King's Day Facebook page for updates.
27th ANNUAL HOLLAND FESTIVAL — GEMMRIG PARK, LONG BEACH
Sunday, May 29, 2016   10am - 6pm

The United Netherlands Organizations (UNO) presents the 27th Annual Holland Festival, Sunday, May 29, 2016, 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.
More information coming soon.
SoCAL DUTCH EVENT RESOURCES
DUTCH-DAY Holland Themed Events in SoCal
NoCAL EVENTS
DUTCH EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
For all Dutch events and more in the San Francisco area visit sfdutch.com Dutch language.
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
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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.

Annually, there are eight traditional NAS events: New Year's Reception, Anniversary Dinner Dance, Membership Meeting, King's Birthday, 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. Occasionally, a NAS event may be combined with another Dutch organization's event such as King's Day.

The New Year Reception takes place in early January within a week after the actual beginning of the year and usually takes place at a member's home during the afternoon. Hors d'ouerve, a buffet, dessert and coffee are provided along with the NAS hosted bar. The afternoon is concluded with a 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.