Thursday, April 21, 2011

Queen's Day on Union Square

I saw this on the Union Square Schedule and thought I would pass it along. Sounds like fun!
Union Square Turns Orange for Queen’s Day April 30, 2011

The Dutch Consulate, together with the local Dutch community, will bring you a Dutch themed fair on Union Square to celebrate Queen’s Day 2011.
There will be tulips, Dutch cheeses and delicacies, a 'vrijmarkt', traditional Dutch games for children and families, a classical music concert by the winners of the Princess Christina Concours, a beer garden, and much more [Facebook Event]

There is more: Bike Tours, NLBorrels Party, supperclub Dinner & Party. Register/buy tickets for these events today!

Schedule On the Square
12.00 – 18.00 Dutch fair, flea market & beer garden

12:30 – 13:00 kids soccer demo

13.00 – 14.00 kids activities & games

14.00 – 14:30 opening ceremony
On the Stage
14.30 – 15.30 classical music concert (Princess Christina Concourse winners)

16.00 – 17.00 classic Dutch popular songs by live band ‘Once Again’
Dutch Fair
The Dutch themed fair will include: fresh baked stroopwafels from Golden Stroopwafel Dutch bakery (Clovis, Ca) - Dutch favorites like chicken sate with peanut sauce from the Indonesian Restaurant Borobudur - North Sea herring - Dutch spiced cookies by Lotus Bakery - imported quality handmade Dutch city bikes from MyDutchBike - Dutch designed baby blankets in bold colors and fun paterns by Newly Birds - children's blankets that wrap up as a backpacks by BearHugs - collection of modern Dutch design -Dutch Caribbean booth - Indonesian Consulate - Dutch pastries from Hollands Best in San Jose - Waterboxx, a breakthrough Dutch invention - Delft Blue china nick nacks - Dutch Consulate together with the Dutch Organizations and Networks who helped organize this event - supperclub promotion team in preparation of the after party.
Kids Activities
Children can participate in several old fashioned games, traditionally played on Queen's Day in The Netherlands, like: Kloslopen (bucket stilts), sack-race, pin the tail on the donkey, spijkerpoepen (aim the nail in the bottle), name the person, puzzles, beanbag toss.

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