FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2009
Dutch Prime Minister Celebrates Ny400 With A Visit To NYC’s Oldest Structure—Brooklyn’s Wyckoff Farmhouse
DATE: Sunday, September 20th, 2009
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum/ 5816 Clarendon Road at Ralph Avenue/ East Flatbush/ BROOKLYN
EVENT & PHOTO-OP: Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Wyckoff Farmhouse Association Chairman E. Lisk Wyckoff will welcome Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to the Wyckoff Farmhouse—his first stop upon his arrival in New York City. The visit will include a tour of the Dutch farmhouse, an unveiling of plans for the barn that will be raised at the site, colonial cooking activities and a song sang in Dutch by schoolchildren from P.S. 119.
Also in attendance will be Consul General of the Netherlands in New York Hugo Gajus Scheltema, Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. Renée Jones, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol Historic House Trust Executive Director Franklin D. Vagnone, Wyckoff Farmhouse Association board members and Wyckoff descendents.
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is owned by NYC Parks & Recreation, operated by the Wyckoff House & Association, and is a member of the Historic House Trust.
CONTACT: Phil Abramson (Parks) (212) 360-1311, Abigail Lootens (Historic House Trust)(212) 360-8249