Past Events

The Prize Papers Collection – The Vrooman Letters Deutsches House at Columbia University, 420 West 116th Street, New York, NY
Dr. Frans Blom led a discussion on the so-called Prize Papers, a trove of 40,000 commercial and private Dutch letters that were intercepted at sea and brought as intelligence information to England during the wars with the Netherlands.
6:30 pm
June 13, 2023
Central Park’s Dutch Harlem Charles A. Dana Center, 110th Street, New York, NY
On this 1.5-hour walking tour, historian Sara Cedar Miller, author of Before Central Park, explains why Hendrick and Isaac de Forest and their brother-in-law, Dr. Johannes de la Montagne, chose to live far north of New Amsterdam.
6:00 pm
June 6, 2023
The rediscovery of Jan Lievens’ 1653 portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp and his influence on the founding generations of America
7:00 pm
May 16, 2023
Join us to explore the social role of women in New Netherland, Brazil, and other places in the expanding Dutch world of the seventeenth century.
6:00 pm
March 28, 2023
The Dutch Republic experienced its so-called Golden Age from the 16th Century through the 18th Century, during an extended period of variable climate that often included colder temperatures and severe weather events.
6:00 pm
January 24, 2023
As part of his forthcoming linguistic history of New York, linguist Ross Perlin explores how the new port, New Amsterdam, was Native American, African, and European from the beginning, with the template for the city’s extraordinary multilingualism thus set at the very start of Dutch rule.
6:00 pm
October 11, 2022
Come explore 17th Century New Netherland with your guide, NAHC Trustee Toya Dubin, director of the MAPPING EARLY NEW YORK project, an innovative approach to telling history.
6:00 pm
June 1, 2022
Music of Many Worlds Congregation Shearith Israel, 2 West 70th Street, at Central Park West New York City
Join harpsichordist & scholar Jonathan Salamon, plus an ensemble of baroque instrumentalists and singers, as he performs, explains, and brings to life rarely heard eighteenth-century music from Amsterdam’s Portuguese (Sephardic) Synagogue. Hear the exquisite sounds of celebration and worship by composers Abraham de Caçeres, Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti, and M. Mani.
4:00 pm
May 22, 2022
Before Central Park a talk by Sara Cedar Miller Charles A. Dana Center, 110th Street, New York, NY
Visitors can hardly imagine Manhattan without Central Park, but the history of these 843 acres before it became the celebrated green space is a fascinating story told by Sara Cedar Miller, Historian Emerita of the Central Park Conservancy, in her new book, Before Central Park, published by Columbia University Press.
6:00 pm
May 18, 2022
Join NAHC Trustee Toya Dubin for an in-depth exploration of New Amsterdam in the 17th Century. Meet Native American Chief Wampage II, African American Manuel de Gerrit de Reus, Jewish resident Asser Levy, Anthony Salée, aka, « The Turk », and Catalina Trico women's advocate.
6:00 pm
January 27, 2022
On April 19th Dutch-American Friendship Day is celebrated on April 19th, which commemorate the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
1:00 pm
November 14, 2021
The program introduces little-known Dutch farmer Anthony Jansen van Salée, AKA “The Turk,” the first New Netherland resident of Muslim background, and his feisty Dutch wife Grietje, both expelled by the West India Company to then-frontier Brooklyn.
6:00 pm
November 9, 2021
There has been an explosion of research into the lives of the Black inhabitants of the Dutch colony of New Netherland in recent years.
2:00 pm
October 23, 2021
Asser Levy, the first permanent Jewish resident of Manhattan. Levy fled persecution in Recife, Brazil, arriving in New Amsterdam in 1654, where he helped lead the fight for religious and civil rights that first gave shape to the character of modern-day New York.
4:00 pm
June 8, 2021
Join us for an engaging conversation exploring the longstanding love affair between New Yorkers and the art of Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer worked amidst a cultural flowering in the Dutch Republic at the time that New York was still New Amsterdam.
6:00 pm
May 11, 2021
Achitectural historian Jeroen van den Hurk and historical artist Len Tantillo explore how 17th-century architecture from the Dutch Republic was adapted by immigrants in the New World.
6:00 pm
March 9, 2021
In this enchanting 75-minute film Piet takes us on a grand tour of his quietly beautiful gardens. One of the film’s stars is New York’s beloved High Line, in Piet’s words, a late “game changer” in the long career of this master landscaper.
12:00 pm
January 1, 2021
Join us for a Panel Discussion featuring: Matthijs Bouw, ModeratorFounder, ONE ARCHITECTURE, Pippa Brashear, Principal, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, Daniel Vasini, Creative Director of West 8 NY, Architect and Urban Designer, and Edgar J. Westerhof, National Director for Flood Risk & Resiliency, ARCADIS.
6:30 pm
December 20, 2020
Join us online for a lively discussion of the enduring legacy of the 40-year Dutch rule of New York City, 1624-1664 about how our democratic institutions, rule of law, hyphenated nationality, entrepreneurial spirit, multiculturalism, and vocabulary are indebted to our Dutch origins.
6:00 pm
October 6, 2020
“A Dangerous Liberty” - a talk on the Mohawk-Dutch Relations and the Colonial Gunpowder Trade, 1639-1665
6:30 pm
February 5, 2020
A Talk By Jaap Jacobs, Author and Honorary Reader in History, University of St Andrews will talk about the fierce struggle between Adriaen van der Donck, and Petrus Stuyvesant in New Netherland. But the roots of their enmity lay in the distant Netherlands.
6:00 pm
October 3, 2019
A visit to Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills in Sleepy Hollow, New York, a nationally significant colonial milling and trading complex, was formerly owned by a Dutch merchant family.
10:30 am
June 7, 2019
In this lecture Ian will take us on an exploration of the history of the shifting populations of Manhattan Island, from the Lenape, through the Dutch, and onto modern times, using maps representing the land as interpreted by these groups.
6:30 pm
April 9, 2019
Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum’s founding purchase in 1871.
4:00 pm
January 28, 2019
Presentations and discussion on New Amsterdam and religious toleration, featuring Noah Gelfand and Danny Noorlander.
6:30 pm
November 8, 2018
The history of the Dutch within present-day New York City has long been overshadowed by the British in our popular historical narrative. However, Dutch influences and contributions remain throughout the physical and cultural landscape.
5:00 pm
May 10, 2018
A Dialogue About Trade and Entrepreneurship on the 17th Century World Stage in New Amsterdam
6:30 pm
November 6, 2017
A tour of the Bowne House, built by John Bowne circa 1661 or earlier, is the oldest house in Queens, which is New World Dutch and English architectural traditions of building,
11:00 am
October 3, 2017
A lecture and slide show about the archaeology of New Netherland in the greater New York area, including sites in Manhattan and the four boroughs.
1:00 pm
June 9, 2017
The tour will be led by Adam Eaker, Assistant Curator of European Paintings to view The Dutch Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
2:00 pm
March 9, 2017
A talk on the Dutch and Native American in early New Netherland
4:30 pm
November 3, 2016
Writer Russell Shorto on the Dutch as Pioneers of Water Management; Historian Gerard Koeppel on Water in New Amsterdam; Historical Painter Len Tantillo on New Netherland's Waterways; Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands Henk Ovink on Water Management Issues Now and in the Future.
6:30 pm
October 26, 2016
The New York Botanical Garden neighbors the estate of the 17th century Dutch landowner Adriaen Van Der Donck...
10:30 am
May 15, 2016
Historians, Cornelia Hughes, Kim Todt, Deborah Hamer and MaryAndrea Mosterman talk about women in New Netherland and New England
6:30 pm
March 25, 2016
Dr. Firth Fabend speaking on her new book, Patroons and Plowmen, Pietism and Politics: Dutch Settlers in the Hudson Vally in the 17th & 18th Century.
6:30 pm
April 14, 2015
Historian Charles Gehring and historical artist Len Tantillo will provide an overview of the 17th century Dutch colony that became New York.
6:00 pm
February 11, 2015
A panel discussion with David Blight, professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, and Christopher Moore, Curator and Researcher for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL, and Susanah Shaw Romney, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
6:00 pm
September 22, 2014
Book editors Jaap Jacobs, University of St. Andrews and L.H.Roper, SUNY New Paltz discuss The Worlds of the Seventeenth Century Hudson Valley. Moderated by Dennis Maika, New Netherland Institute.
6:00 pm
June 10, 2014
Author Russell Shorto in conversation with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik as they discuss the history of the world's most liberal city, Amsterdam, and the history of tolerance.
7:00 pm
April 3, 2014