Friday, September 11, 2009
Come Visit Us
Our Coach Farm “As Fresh As It Gets” products will be available for sampling and purchase throughout the weekend at the KAASHUIS DE WAAG!
Bowling Green Park goes Dutch for its final weekend as the“New Amsterdam Village” officially closes September 14th.
The New Amsterdam Village, built as part of the NY400 Festival commemorating Henry Hudson’s arrival to New York City, will close September 14th.
The village at the foot of Broadway was designed to give New Yorkers a sample of Dutch culture, and combines traditional crafts, foods, and culture with modern technology and advances in agricultural practices. Traditional exports from the Netherlands, like flowers and the country’s signature cuisine have been present alongside Coach Farm’s Award Winning Products. There is a windmill and 12 traditional-style Dutch canal houses at the village as well, and the village will stay open daily, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from September 7 to September 14 for its final weekend.
Gouda, herring, and other Dutch foods, as well as our Coach Farm’s “As Fresh As It Gets” products will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. Visitors will also be able to rent Dutch bikes at the village, for travel during the weekend’s events. A replica of the Half Moon, the ship Hudson sailed on his historic voyage, will arrive in New York’s waterways with a flotilla of other Dutch vessels. Governors Island will host two festivals Sept. 10 - 20; one will feature concerts, performance and visual art and over 100 artists from the Netherlands, while the other will celebrate Dutch design, fashion, and architecture.
The NY400 festival was organized by officials from NYC & Company and the City of Amsterdam to commemorate Hudson’s voyage to New York, which ended at Bowling Green 400 years ago. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will be present throughout this weekend, officially arriving for a ceremony at the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum on Sept. 8. They will be unveiling a permanent gift from the Netherlands to New York the following day in Battery Park.
Additional information is available at ny400.org. Admission to the New Amsterdam Village is free to the public.
New Amsterdam Village
Bowling Green Park, near Beaver St. and Broadway
September 4-14, 2009