Dutch Prime Minister Celebrates NY400 With A Visit To NYC’s Oldest Structure — Brooklyn’s Wyckoff Farmhouse

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In background from left to right - Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. Renée Jones, Brooklyn Boro Pres. Marty Markowitz, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrien Benepe, Frank H. Jump, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands, Barbara Snow, ? & ANYtime.nl's Sabine van Erkel - In the foreground - the children of PS 119 Amersfort School - who sang 'Daar was laatst een meisje loos' © Vincenzo Aiosa


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Markowitz, Jones, Jump, Balkenende, Benepe © Vincenzo Aiosa


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Frank H. Jump & Barbara Snow © Vincenzo Aiosa


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Frank H. Jump, Marty Markowitz, Barbara Snow, Sabine van Erkel, Koen Steenbergen © Vincenzo Aiosa


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Frank H. Jump with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands © Vincenzo Aiosa


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2009
No. 95

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.

DETAILS:

In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage and NYC’s Dutch heritage, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende will be making his first visit to the Wyckoff Farmhouse. Built c. 1652, Wyckoff Farmhouse is New York City and New York State’s oldest historic structure and one of the country’s ten oldest structures. Plans will be unveiled for the 19th-century Wyckoff-Durling Barn Education Center that will be raised at the site—the first barn-raising in Brooklyn in more than 150 years. The Farmhouse will also be celebrating its annual Apple Festival with apple pressing, fresh apple cider and apple fritters, live music and more.

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

2 responses to “Dutch Prime Minister Celebrates NY400 With A Visit To NYC’s Oldest Structure — Brooklyn’s Wyckoff Farmhouse

  1. Akhtar Qassimyar, MD

    October 27, 2009
    Akhtar Qassimyar, MD
    16829 silver Crest Drive
    San Diego, California 92127
    (858) 212-7026
    e-mail: akhtarkassimyar@yahoo.com

    THE AFGHAN PEOPLE’S RESPONSE TO THE INVADERS’ RUN-OFF DRAMA IN AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan people are well-aware of the fact that the current run-off between Hamid Karzai and Abdullah is just a political drama played by the invaders in Afghanistan on the ground that both Karzai and Abdullah are exactly the same twin for the reasons state forth as follows:
    1- Both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah are from those warlords who were involved in treason in collaborating with the invaders to occupy Afghanistan in 2001, in the exchange for 70 million dollars given by Bush administration prior to invasion of Afghanistan.
    2- Karzai and Abdullah were installed by the foreign invaders as president and foreign minister respectively as soon as Afghanistan was occupied in 2001.
    3- Both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah represent the most corrupted Kabul government which is made from the Northern Alliance warlords and drug dealers, and has been supported by the United States and its allies since the invasion in 2001.
    4- Both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah represent the Kabul MAFIA government which is directly involved in drug production and drug trafficking in the past eight years and supported by the United States and its allies since the invasion in 2001.
    5- Both Hamid Karzai and the self-proclaimed doctor, Mr. Abdullah were poor men before the Afghanistan’s invasion in 2001. Under the watch of the invaders, both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah become multi-millionaires during the past eight years because of their involvement in Afghan drug trafficking and stealing the international aid money pouring to Afghanistan.
    6- Both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah are the Washington’s most trusted men who have been working for the interest of invaders in Afghanistan since 2001.
    7- Under the watch of their foreign masters, both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah committed felony during the August 20th election on the ground that both were involved in massive election fraud of millions of stolen and fraudulent votes.

    Based on the foregoing, both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah should be prosecuted for the major crimes of massive fraud during the August 20th election. Both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah are two felons and do not deserve a run-off.

    As common sense, run-off should be held between those two innocent Afghan presidential candidates who acquired the top first and second positions without committing fraud during the August 20th election. But Afghanistan people firmly believe that regardless of the massive election fraud, the run-off drama will be between Hamid karzai and Abdullah, because these two felons are the choice of the invaders to rule the country.

    The foreign invaders should realize the fact that the days of either Hamid Karzai or Abdullah government will be numbered as soon as the foreign troops leave Afghanistan and the Northern Alliance warlord government of Kabul will be hidden in caves as they were hidden before the invasion in 2001. So for their own interest, it would be better for the foreign invaders to decrease their imperial greed for Afghanistan in order to make a relatively stable and credible government in Kabul which will be able to stand without the foreign military help. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Akhtar Qassimyar, MD

    This letter will be forwarded to President Obama, NATO leaders and other relevant authorities.

  2. Dr. Qassimyar- Normally I don’t post unsolicited and nonsequitur political letters to blog posts but this letter is intriguing.