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Saturday, May 28: Danny O’Flaherty Irish Folk Music

May 19, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events  //  No Comments

Danny O’Flaherty Irish Folk Music – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 27: Trivia Night

May 19, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events  //  No Comments

Trivia Night is coming back to the Deutsches Haus, and will be held this Friday May 27 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 3). There is no admission cost, and you don’t have to be a Deutsches Haus member to play. This will be the first Trivia Night at our new location,1023 Ridgewood Drive Metairie LA, 70001, off Airline Drive near Hurwitz Mintz

The Deutsches Haus Trivia Night is for the whole family, with categories like “today’s news,” “local stuff,” “children’s cartoons,” and anything else trivial we can think of. There are five rounds with 10 questions each, and sometimes even a bonus round!

Bring friends and form a team, or come solo and join up with other folks looking to form a team. We will have food, drinks, and prizes for the winning and losing teams.

NOLA.com: Deutsches Haus in Mid-City falls to wrecking ball

May 18, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

The fate of Deutsches Haus in Mid-City, an old telephone company building at 200 S. Galvez St., was sealed once it became clear that it sits within the area where the University Medical Center hospital complex will be built.

Deutsches Haus, founded as a German cultural center in 1928, has been the site of annual Oktoberfest celebrations and hilarity, as well as other festivals and holidays, echoing with polka music and the ubiquitous chicken dance enjoyed by young and old alike.

The Oktoberfest celebration in October 2010 marked the last party ever at the S. Galvez Street site.

The center’s directors moved their activities in mid-November to 1023 Ridgewood St. in Metairie, where they expect to stay for two years while they find another permanent home in New Orleans.

Click here to read the story and view pictures from NOLA.com

Deutsches Haus To Celebrate Maifest

May 12, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Press Release  //  No Comments

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Deutsches Haus, a local non-profit organization that promotes German heritage in the New Orleans metro area, will host a Maifest celebration starting Friday, May 13 from 4-11 p.m., and continuing Saturday, May 14 from 2-11 p.m.

The event is open to the public, at a cost of $5 for adults with children under 12, active military, and first responders getting in free. Maifest will take place at the new location, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, in Metairie. Media attendance is encouraged.

For centuries, cultures have commemorated Spring’s arrival with celebration of food, dance, flowers and song. Throughout Germany this still exists through the annual Maifest celebration, where cities and villages are decorated with colorful drapery and flowers.  In New Orleans, The Deutsches Haus will celebrate Maifest with Live German music, beer, and dancing.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language and history of the German people. For more informaton on Deutsches Haus, visit www.DeutschesHaus.org.

May 21: Ben Frankin German Club Fundraiser

May 6, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events  //  No Comments

May 21
Ben Frankin German Club Fundraiser

Music & Games, Food & Beer

May 13 & 14: Maifest

May 6, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog  //  No Comments

May 13 & 14
$5/adults, Free for active-duty military, first responders and kids 12 and under.

Music, Food, Beer & Wine!
Open to the public!

May 7: Open Haus!

May 4, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus, a local non-profit organization that promotes German heritage in the New Orleans metro area, will host an Open House on Saturday, May 7 from 6-9 p.m., for members, friends, and neighbors at their new location, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, in Metairie.

Due to construction of the new medical complex in downtown New Orleans, Deutsches Haus was forced to close its doors after 82 years.  The new location in Metairie has been under renovation for several months, with members of the organization contributing most of the labor.

The Open House will feature complementary German beer, food, music, and other refreshments.  This event is open to the public, and media are encouraged to attend.

Founded in 1928, Deutsches Haus is a non-profit organization that works to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language and history of the German people. For more information on Deutsches Haus, visit www.DeutschesHaus.org.

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