This past weekend, 9 of our active dancers were very busy keeping up appearances with two dance jobs while majority of the group was in Germany.
Most of our interactions and dealings with the First German Sport Club Phoenix happen on the soccer field or in meetings about the soccer administration. Yes, from time to time our members attend each other's events and enjoy them quite a bit. We typically also both take part in the Steuben Parade in Philadelphia as … Continue reading Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker
On Friday, and Saturday, September 9 and 10 respectively my friends in the Delaware Saengerbund and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe many times expressed excitement that "my people" or "my club" was to be coming and dancing on Sunday. Well, when the day finally came, it wasn't the greatest weather of the weekend. The rain came down … Continue reading Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund
Emily Fricker tells the story as she sees it of the Trenton Treffen!
A book review of the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum Anniversary book.
Lieve Schwowe, Lieve Leit,Unser geliebtes Kerweih feiere m’r in Trenton Heit.Aus dem Mutterland uns’r Vorfahre, feiere m’r diese Traditionen.Fur unsere Kinner und für alle kommenden Generationen. Dear Schwowe, family and friends, I am here to say,Our beloved Kirchweih we celebrate in Trenton today.From the Homeland of our forefathers we continue this tradition.For our children and … Continue reading Uns’r Kerweih 2022, by Joe Reiter
An institution in Philadelphia especially the Northeast section, the Cannstatter has been celebrating heritage, serving meals, drinks and holding the three-day Volksfest since 1873. The United German Hungarians are proud to call the folks at the C.V.V. not only fellow German-Americans, and fellow club-people, but most importantly friends! The featured image on this article if … Continue reading Congratulations to the Cannstatter V.V. on 150 Years!
Tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday so many of us will be descending on the Trenton, NJ area. More specifically we will be at the German American Society (215 Uncle Pete's Road, Yardville NJ 08691. see map below) in Yardville for the Landestreffen der Donauschwaben USA hosted by the Trenton Donauschwaben. All the information you might need … Continue reading The 2022 Trenton Treffen is Finally Here!
There’s a line a lot of our folks say when we get together especially after weekend after weekend of dance jobs, fests and performance dates. “Why do we do this?” The line is dripping with sarcasm usually and colored by staying up too late, definitely too many beers and the aches and pains of dancing … Continue reading Dancing Around: Augustoberfest with HK and DSB, by Michael Fricker
Three years ago, I met seven members of the United German Hungarians on the cultural trip of a lifetime to Hungary and Romania. Over several meals and many glasses of wine, they told me all about their club and the many events that they participate in. Besides being active with the Donauschwaben, I learned that … Continue reading Impressions of Gaufest, by Karin Schulz