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Deutsches Haus Summer Beerfest

Jun 24, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Posts, Press Release, Uncategorized  //  No Comments
Saturday, September 14
6pm -9pm
Taste various local, regional, national and international   beers
$20.00 per person in advance or online
$25.00 per person at the door.
Food will be available at additional cost.

Regional German Dinner

Jun 24, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Posts, Press Release, Uncategorized  //  No Comments
Regional German Dinner
July 13, 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm
BERLIN
Menu
Curry Wurst  (curry sausage)
“Kaiser Wilhelm” Kartoffelsuppe (Emperor Wilhelm II’s potato soup)
Kasseler auf Sauerkraut   (smoked pork loin with sauerkraut)
Gemuse  (vegetable)
Nachtisch  (dessert)
$25.00 per person   Tickets online and at bar
Sponnsored by the Ladies Auxiliary
Proceeds go to Building Fund

Representatives of Deutsches Haus presented a $5000-check to UNO’s CenterAustria

Feb 25, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Posts, Press Release  //  No Comments

Representatives of Deutsches Haus presented a $5000-check to UNO’s CenterAustria in support of UNO students studying in the “Academic Year Abroad” program in Innsbruck and other universities in German speaking countries. Deutsches Haus is the premier institution in New Orleans representing the German speaking ethnic communities and their past and organizer of the city’s most popular successful Oktoberfest.

Deutsches-Haus-Scholarship

From left to right: Walter Baer (Dt. Haus board member), Guenter Bischof (Director, CenterAustria), Keith Oldendorf (President, Dt. Haus), Charles Hadley (UNO professor of political science emeritus and former board member, Dt. Haus)

DEUTSCHES HAUS DONATES TO UNO’S CENTER AUSTRIA STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAM

Feb 19, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

On Wed., Feb. 20, the Deutches Haus will present a check to The University of New Orleans’ Center Austria program. The donation benefits their summer program, which gives students the opportunity to study in Germany and Austria.

“This program is important to the Deutsches Haus mission,” said Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf. “We were founded to celebrate and cultivate our heritage here in New Orleans, and if we can give students the opportunity to experience Germany firsthand, we’re doing something great.”

Immediately following the presentation of the check, Center Austria and UNO’s 2013 Austrian Students Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Anton Pelinka entitled, “Obama’s Victory- Lessons for Europe.”

Dr. Pelinka is a Professor of Political Science and Nationalism Studies at Central European University in Budapest. In addition to that, he is a Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Innsbruck.

The presentation will take at 5 p.m. in UNO’s Earl K. Long Library, Room 407.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in New Orleans in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language, and history of the German people. For more information about The Deutches Haus, visitwww.deutscheshaus.org or on Facebook at “Deutsches Haus”.

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DEUTSCHES HAUS DONATES $20,000 TO THE CITY OF KENNER

Feb 5, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf and Oktoberfest Chairman Thomas Mertz recently presented Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni with a $20,000 donation to be used by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for various projects.

Deutsches Haus is a local German Cultural and Heritage Organization, which in 2011 moved its annual Oktoberfest from New Orleans to Kenner’s Rivertown. Crowds at the 2012 festival were estimated at 15,000, and Deutsches Haus leaders have already announced plans to return to Kenner for the 2013 event, which will take place during the last three weeks of October.

“The city of Kenner has been very welcoming and helpful to us in this time of transition,” said Oldendorf. “We are very much looking forward to our new permanent location, as well as many more Oktoberfests to come, and the City of Kenner has been instrumental in helping us get there. This is a small thank you.”

Prior to being moved to Kenner, Oktoberfest was held for 82 years at Deutsches Haus’ former headquarters on South Galvez Street in New Orleans. When that location was demolished to provide space for the new University Medical Center, Deutsches Haus moved to its temporary location at 1023 Ridgewood Dr., in Metairie, and partnered with the City of Kenner to bring Oktoberfest to Rivertown.

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Jan 22, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Posts, Press Release  //  No Comments

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Deutsches Haus To Bring Oktoberfest To River Town

Aug 9, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Press Release  //  No Comments

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The annual Oktoberfest celebration sponsored by Deutsches Haus, a non-profit organization that has been celebrating and preserving German heritage and culture, will be held this year at River Town in Kenner.

Deutsches Haus and its members have been celebrating German culture and tradition in New Orleans since its creation in 1928. Oktoberfest, historically held at the Deutsches Hause’ former location in downtown New Orleans, has been the group’s signature event, drawing thousands of visitors and participants each year. Deutsches Haus was forced to relocate last year and has set up temporary operations at the American Legion Hall on Ridgewood drive in Metairie. This temporary location, however, is not equipped to handle the food, dance, and drink that have become the staples of Oktoberfest.

To fill this void, Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni has offered River Town as a venue for Oktobersfest 2011.

“We look forward to welcoming the Oktoberfest to the City of Kenner and hope it’s a huge success,” Yenni said. “We look forward to the opportunity to spotlight Rivertown”.

The celebration will take place Oct. 14-17 and 21-23.

Bringing record crowds last year, Oktoberfest, has become more than a place to try great German beer, but also Haus-made German food, live Polka and oompah music, and the now-famous German chicken dance. Oktoberfest’s hours will be from 4-11 p.m. on Friday Oct. 14 and 21, from noon-11 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 15 and 22, and from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 16 and 23.

The Sauerkrauts Set To Perform At Deutsches Haus In July

Jun 20, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Press Release  //  No Comments

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 20, 2011

Metairie, LA – The public is invited to a special night of music and dance with the country’s finest German band, The Sauerkrauts, at the Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, LA, on Saturday July 16, 2011 with two full shows from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m..

The Sauerkrauts are not your ordinary German Band. In addition to using a guitar, horn, and accordion to entertain crowds, they also play tuned cowbells, the musical saw, the hackbrett (hammered dulcimer) and Holz’rnes G’lachter (alpine xylophone). Their repertoire ranges from traditional Alpine folk music and Oktoberfest tunes to modern favorites played with a Polka flare. The Sauerkrauts include Robert Atwood, one of America’s finest accordion players, Christoph Hatcher, former USA Champion yodeler, and bandleader Gary ‘Franz’ Trumet.

Doors open for this family-friendly event at 1:00PM. Admission is $10 for the general public, $8 for Haus members, and children under 12 are free.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in New Orleans in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language, and history of the German people. For more information about The Deutches Haus, visit www.deutscheshaus.org or on Facebook at “Deutsches Haus.”

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.

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