Swiss National Day in NYC

Attention ALL SWISS! Today is Swiss National Day in NYC!

Ambassador André Schaller welcomes all.

Yes today Saturday July 30th 2016 is Swiss national Day. Having covered quite a few Swiss days including Ellis Island and the Central park Zoo, this will once again turn out to be a very enjoyable time. Starting at 12:00 the program is to include:


Übersee performing Swiss folksongs and fun arrangement

DJ Taxi from Switzerland

National Anthems

Welcome Address Ambassador Schiller @ 2pm

Learn to yodel with René W. Steiner

Lampion parade for children @ 3pm

Swiss Sausages, Raclette, Wine, Coffee & Cakes

Children’s corner – arts, crafts, face painting

Raffle @ 4 pm (for rules and a list of prizes please check our website)I will be adding images to this post later today as well as during the festival. Hope to see you out there.

Enjoying the Swiss National Day in NYC while listening the band ¨Übersee as well as DJ Taxi flown in on Swiss just for the day! A cloudy day at first with rain at the very end but still made for a comfortable visit. The food this year could have been done much better as in past years except for the raclette which was done well if you asked anyone. The bratwurst was barely cooked but still made for a filled stomach.

The food at the event was also pricey such as $5.00 for a piece of cake, $10.00 for the bratwurst dish with some potato salad and a soft roll as well as $7.00 for a cup of beer. I guess they wanted to make you feel what it is like to visit Switzerland although at those prices it is still a bargain when compared.