Special Event
Goethe Moves to The Liz - Grand Opening Celebration!

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Goethe-Institut Washington @ NEW

Join us on November 6th for an all-day celebration of our new home in Washington, DC. Starting at 3 pm, we will open our doors at 1377 R St NW with a party and open house featuring educational and cultural programming available to everyone in the community. With snacks and refreshments throughout the day, we welcome you to celebrate with us, find out about our programs, enjoy a pretzel or two, and dance the night away.

Featured Panel and Musical Performance
3:00 - Transatlantic Jazz: Music and Conversation in partnership with WFPW

WIESN IN A BOX
3:00 - We’ve combined Bauhaus style architecture with the latest Bavarian beats for a  toast to German-American friendships, old and new! 

Experience the Goethe-Institut
4:00-8:00 - Culture and Education for All Ages

Spoken Word Performance and Discussion
6:00 - 8:00 - The Wall, the Love Parade, and “Deliverance” with Danielle de Picciotto

8:00 closing - Dance Party
No RSVP required.


Additional Details

Featured Panel and Musical Performance
3:00 - Transatlantic Jazz: Music and Conversation in partnership with WFPW


Experts Blair Ruble, Lennie Cuje, Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale and others, discuss the transatlantic history of jazz and its local connections, moderated by Rusty Hasan and accompanied by jazz performances by The New Coolnezz: Ilona Haberkamp Quartet, a German-American jazz group formed specifically for this event.

Experience the Goethe-Institut
4:00-8:00 - Culture and Education for All Ages


Whether you are interested in fairy tales, building connections with STEM, German language courses, or anything in between, we have something for you. Stop by to find out what the Goethe-Institut has to offer the community and how we can be a partner in our new neighborhood.

Schnupperkurse

Thinking about taking German? Try it out for free! Join our experienced instructors for a preview class and learn about the different types of courses you can take with the Goethe-Institut.  

Fairy Tale Movie Screenings

Follow the crumbs to our fairy tale film screening space. Though the stories may be familiar, we can almost guarantee that these versions will be new to you. 

Karaoke

What better way to practice your German than to sing “99 Luftballons”? Leave your “Lampenfieber” (stage fright) at the door and help us test the limits of our soundproofing.

KinderUni

Curious about the world? Step right up for lessons with Prof. Einstein and Frau Schlau! Our free Digital Kinderuniversity invites children and young learners to playfully explore STEM topics while picking up their first German words, no prior knowledge of German required! Start your studies at the grand opening and continue online at your own pace.
  
Berliner Mythen

Explore the fascinating stories shared in the graphic novel series “Berliner Mythen” (Berlin Myths) in our brand new poster exhibit featuring the work of award-winning cartoonist Reinhard Kleist!

Transatlantic Outreach Program

Are you a teacher? Come learn about the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) and how you can apply for a study tour to Germany. Free resources available for K-12 social studies and STEM teachers.

THE BIG POND interactive installation

Every web starts with a single thread. Add your own personal experience of German-American friendship and what it means to you to our interactive map to help us weave a unique web of German-American stories.

THE BIG POND is a podcast series of 50 audio pieces. From pretzels and beer to the Berlin Wall, from motorcycles to recycling, THE BIG POND offers a fresh perspective on just how much Germany and the US have in common. THE BIG POND is part of “Wunderbar together,” a yearlong celebration of German-American friendship, founded through partnerships with the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the RIAS Berlin Kommission, KCRW Berlin, WPFW Washington and other public radio stations and producers in Germany and the US.

Spoken Word Performance and Discussion
6:00-8:00 - The Wall, the Love Parade, and “Deliverance” with Danielle de Picciotto


Performer Danielle de Picciotto, founder of the Love Parade, will talk about the fall of the Berlin Wall and perform from her recent album “Deliverance” which speaks of her continuing journeys and the state of our world. Her compositions are a mixture of spoken word, electronic soundscapes, melancholic violin harmonies, and surreal choirs moving from experimental sounds to mystical melodies.

8:00 closing - Dance Party

Join us on the dance floor with go-go Music and DJ Baronhawk Poitier, producer and artistic director in Urban Artistry, a 501(c) non-profit organization with residencies at The NeedlExchange, Hot Mass (JACKNIFE) and Jade Anvil.

No RSVP required

Details

Goethe-Institut Washington @ NEW



Language: English
Price: Free Admission
+1 (202) 847-4700
info-washington@goethe.de