Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Come Celebrate German-American Heritage Day September 12 in Historic Deutschtown

The Alliance of Germanic Societies of Pittsburgh will conduct a public celebration of German Heritage in Pittsburgh’s historic Deutschtown on Monday, September 12, 2009. The celebration will include the first German Heritage Parade through Deutschtown since 1904 – over one hundred years ago – on East Ohio Street. Germans are not only the largest ethnic group in Allegheny County, but also the largest in the entire state of Pennsylvania!

Here’s the tentative schedule of events for Pittsburgh’s German-American Heritage Day on September 12:

5:00 p.m. - Ecumenical church in English and German, St. Peters Church on West Ohio Street. It will include songs by the German singing societies of Pittsburgh.

6:00 p.m. - Parade through historic Deutschtown beginning at the corner of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue (by Rita’s Ice). It will feature classic German autos, German folk dancing groups, singing societies, German honorees, Teutonia Hauskapelle and more. Click here for a map of the parade route.

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - German Buffet served at Teutonia Männerchor, $15.95 per person.

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Celebration of the heritage of German-speaking people in America in the Teutonia Männerchor Sängerhalle featuring performances by Dance groups, Singing groups, recognition of the historic German American citizen of the year and the current German American citizen of the year. Music by the Blas Kapelle band from Youngstown Ohio. Donation of $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Come celebrate with us, enjoy the parade and other events celebrating the heritage of German-speaking immigrants to our city! Click below to see the full ad for this event!

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