56th Annual Steuben Parade and Oktoberfest in Central Park

New York City's German-American Steuben Parade is here!

We invite you to join us to watch the Annual German American Steuben Parade from the corner of 72nd street and 5th Avenue (Park Side)! rain OR shine! We are not marching in the parade this year, so we can actually enjoy watching the parade for a change.

I will be wearing a black Deutschtreffen T-shirt, so you can find us.

At 1:00 PM the doors open for the Oktoberfest in Central Park. Join us as we raise our glasses in a toast to German-Americans featuring German music and dance groups as well as beer and bratwurst for an after-parade party you will never forget! PROST!

Inside the Oktoberfest tip: Buddy up with a few people and as soon as you get there get on line for food and drinks. What usually works is if you send 2 people to get several pitchers of beer and a 2 people to get several plates of food and designate a location to meet back at. In order to keep a "home base" I suggest we should all meet near the Jever Bierzelt as we have in the last several years. Or look for a Meetup sign like the picture above. Watching the Parade is free, however Oktoberfest tickets have gone on sale here: http://steubenoktoberfest.eventbrite.com/.

This event has been our largest and most fun events, so I hope you'll all join us. Children are of course welcome to join us as well. Last but not least get a good night sleep on Friday and wear comfortable shoes since it is a long day.

Alles gute, Prost!

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  • Sudheer

    If you don't have any plans yet for New Year's Eve, you can join our FREE ENTRY EVENT/PARTY to feel the OKTOBERFEST again, for details check out:

    http://www.meetup.com/nycgerman/events/156689522

    December 26, 2013

  • Sudheer

    Prost to German Steuben Parade and Oktoberfest in Central Park. You are all welcome to join Diwali (Biggest Indian Festival) in Times Square tomorrow between 11 AM to 9 PM, for details check out http://www.meetup.com/NYCIndian/events/140945762 and http://www.DiwaliTimesSquare.com

    September 21, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Usually I can fin 1 person, now I can't even find 100 people.

    September 21, 2013

  • Cynthia

    there a meetup sign on the table? I can't find u all.

    September 21, 2013

  • Amy S

    We are in the back next to spaten in Front of Rudy's bakery

    September 21, 2013

  • Amy S

    Hallo Alle!
    Steuben Parade and Oktoberfest are upon us once again and I wanted to a share a few details so that we have a chance to meet there. I haven't been up to the east side in awhile but I heard a rumor that there is construction at the Metropolitan Museum so I changed our Meetup location to the corner of 72nd and 5th Avenue (park side) which is right near the Summer Stage where the Oktoberfest is taking place. Hopefully it won't be too crowded to see the parade. If you don't have a ticket to the Oktoberfest, your best option is to go early and stand in line waiting for people who have extras to sell them on the line. Bring cash! as there are no ATMs nearby and once you leave the festival you can't get back in.
    Another tip is to wear comfortable shoes and bring a large bottle of water so you're well hydrated (I've always found it difficult in the past to find water at these things).
    Bis nächste Woche, Ich freue mich auf uns Wiedersehen!
    Alles Gute,
    Amy

    September 13, 2013

    • Amy S

      ps. Be sure to check out the Steuben website for lots of fun events and activities over the next few weeks: http://www.germanpara...­

      September 13, 2013

    • Sudheer

      I am inside, I couldn't see Jever tent, where you guys are!?

      September 21, 2013

  • Kathryn t c.

    Feel so bad, I've caught a terrible virus which not only feels dreadful but I'm told is also very catchy. So sorry but I'm just to sick to come and don't want to give this to any of you. :-(
    Look forward to meeting you all soon.
    Kathy

    September 21, 2013

    • Amy S

      Gute Besserung!

      September 21, 2013

  • Amy S

    Hi all I couldn't find my Meetup sign, it must've gotten lost in the move. I'm wearing a black& green Dirndl and German flag Hawaii necklace. My phone is already low on power so I might not be able to check Meetup messages later. Bis bald!

    September 21, 2013

  • DanNY

    Sorry. hab den Summer stage Teil zu spät gesehen. ich treff euch dann 72/5 parkside.

    September 21, 2013

  • Bachir

    Ich freue mich es das erste mal zu sehen.

    September 21, 2013

  • Lothar K.

    I have a few extra tickets for tomorrow's Oktoberfest in Central Park available for sale. Please contact me at [masked] and we can discuss the modalities.

    September 20, 2013

    • Christopher A.

      Hi Lothar : i tried emailing you but bounced back. Is your email correct above?

      September 20, 2013

    • Lothar K.

      Sorry, but I sold all the tickets I had.

      September 21, 2013

  • hello

    hi there! does maybe anyone has tickets left?

    September 19, 2013

    • hello

      thanks! will try it!

      September 20, 2013

    • Cynthia

      That's how I got in last time. Someone said do you need a ticket and she sold it to me for $12. It was pure luck!

      September 20, 2013

  • Amy S

    Your best bet if you don't have an Oktoberfest ticket is get in line at Summer Stage early in the morning and try to catch people with extra tickets on the way in. There's no guarantee you will get in though, as tickets are very limited due to the popularity of the event.

    September 16, 2013

  • Josef

    If anyone is coming from the Bronx, or passing through the Bronx, and would like to buddy up -- message me.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking foward I Saturday! Will try to pick up day of but if anyone has two extra tickets, would be happy to purchase - please message, thanks!

    September 19, 2013

  • Amy S

    If you don't have a ticket to the Oktoberfest and still want to party, Zum Schneider is having a parade after party starting 3:30pm with DJ Volka Rascko, Mösl Fanzi and the JaJaJa's. Zum Schneider, 107 Avenue C (at 7th Street) details here : http://zumschneider.com/

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • hello

      thanks!

      September 19, 2013

  • Jochen

    i will be there... the offical one in central park with my lederhose, harfl etc..
    Bis denne leute

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Is there anybody taking the train from Matawan NJ that I can buddy up with?

    September 17, 2013

  • Amy S

    Hi All, If you don't have a ticket to the Oktoberfest, you might want to consider joining the group to see Good Bye Lenin, the other event posted on the Meetup, after the parade. Seating is limited so I would reccommend purchasing a ticket in advance.

    September 16, 2013

  • Kathryn t c.

    I am attending too this year for the first time but cannot seem to get tickets for the fest either :-( if you find any suggestions I would love to know too. Thanks, Kathy

    September 15, 2013

  • Christopher A.

    Hi All: i missed this great event last year, and i wanted to go this year, but i have not be able to get tickets. Any suggestion? I will appreciate it.

    September 15, 2013

  • Sonja

    Hi, it says the tickets are sold out already. If any people would like to sell theirs to me, let me know. Thanks!

    September 15, 2013

  • Stephan A.

    In case somebody would have an additional ticket, would be interested...

    September 14, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Cant't wait. Approaching closer! :)

    September 12, 2013

  • Jochen

    i will be there with original Bavarian costume.. afterwards Oktoberfest :)) Man sieht sich Leute:)

    August 16, 2013

  • Luise J.

    Cool, i could try that then...or does anyone have spare tics for sale per chance?

    August 5, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Got my tickets. I have gone to this before and didn't have a ticket at the time and I was able to buy a ticket off someone selling them before entering the park if that helps.

    August 3, 2013

  • Luise J.

    Looks like the tickets are sold out hu :(

    July 31, 2013

  • Amy S

    We are not participating in the parade this year, instead we will be watching from the sidelines at the Metropolitan Museum and going directly to the Oktoberfest from there. If you would like to be in the parade, there are several groups you can march along with. As far as the Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest tickets have sold out by now, however I sometimes get requests for parade volunteers and those volunteers often get a ticket. The volunteer opportunities are first come first serve and on a very limited basis. So just let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in being in the parade or volunteering and I will send the details along.

    July 24, 2013

    • Andrea

      I would be interested in volunteering.

      July 25, 2013

  • Amy S

    July 15, 2013

  • Michael H.

    If all goes well, I'll bring back a group from Hamburg and the island of Ruegen.

    May 24, 2013

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