We are proud to share this exciting news... on October 6, 2018 the Consulate General will host the campaign kick-off in Indianapolis for The Year of German-American Friendship!
The Year of German-American Friendship is a year-long public diplomacy campaign funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and supported by the Goethe-Insitut and the BDI, or the Federation of German Industries. Beginning October 3, 2018, and lasting through the end of 2019, the Year of German-American Friendship will feature events and exhibitions across the United States in the fields of politics, culture, education, science, business, and industry. The campaign seeks to highlight the strong ties between the U.S. and Germany and the unique importance of continued transatlantic cooperation.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2018, the German Consulate General Chicago will host The Kick-off of the Year of German American Friendship in the Midwest in Indianapolis. The event coincides with five similar kick-off events in other major cities. The schedule for the Midwest kick-off includes public programming such as lectures and panels, musical performances, and a cultural fair in the Athenaeum Foundation Indianapolis on October 6 followed by a car show and parade beginning in Monument Circle in Indianapolis on October 7.
The Indianapolis Liederkranz choirs will be performing as part of this celebration! We will be singing during the non-denominational church service being held at 11 a.m at the Historic Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ located at 603 N. New Jersey Street in downtown Indianapolis.
Following the church service there will be a parade from Monument Circle to the Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus) featuring local German clubs, bands, classic German cars, and other participants. Planned start time for this event is 1 p.m.
We hope to see you at the events! Invite your friends and family!!
A detailed program as well as registration links for the parade and car show can be found on the event website.