Category Archives: Dutch-American Connexions

Annoying Place (in Dutch) – Verveelen Place, Bronx

© Frank H. Jump

The verb to annoy is verveelen in Dutch (pronounced “fer-fail`-en”). When passing the Robert’s Books & Stationery / Kornblau-Goldblum Supply Co signs on the Major Deegan Expressway, I never thought I’d be rediscovering another odd Dutch street name. Brooklyn has its Varkens Hoek (Hog’s Corner) and Paerdegats (Horse’s Hole) street names and the Bronx has its Annoying Place.

Suydam & Onderdonk – Influential Dutch Families in Green-Wood, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Richard Suydam GenealogyTHE OLD MERCHANTS OF NEW YORK CITY – Second Series – By Walter Barrett, Clerk – 1863

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Google Books

© Google Books

History of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Breuckelen

History of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Breuckelen

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Onderdonk Huis in Breuckelen

William Oothout & Son – Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

NY TImes

NY TImes

Born in NYC on Aug. 6, 1856. The last of an old New York Dutch family, Oothout was a descendant of George Washington and J. P. Morgan. The desire for a milder climate led him to San Francisco in 1892. He was a close friend of artist Charles Rollo Peters; their grandfathers had been banking friends in NYC. A wealthy philanthropist, Oothout died in San Francisco on Aug. 29, 1927. Member: Bohemian Club - Courtesy of Ask Art dot com

Son of William Oothout - Born in NYC on Aug. 6, 1856. The last of an old New York Dutch family, Oothout was a descendant of George Washington and J. P. Morgan. The desire for a milder climate led him to San Francisco in 1892. He was a close friend of artist Charles Rollo Peters; their grandfathers had been banking friends in NYC. A wealthy philanthropist, Oothout died in San Francisco on Aug. 29, 1927. Member: Bohemian Club - Courtesy of Ask Art dot com

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

© Vincenzo Aiosa

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


© Vincenzo Aiosa

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


© Vincenzo Aiosa

Frank H. Jump & Barbara Snow © Vincenzo Aiosa


© Vincenzo Aiosa

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


© Vincenzo Aiosa

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

Does anybody really know what town this is?

© Vincenzo Aiosa

van Berkel Windmill at Bowling Green © Vincenzo Aiosa

Battery Park Enhancements

What is NY400? – Island @ the Center of the World Opening – South Street Seaport

NY400

Dit is Nieuw York - This is New York - NY400 Holland On The Hudson - NYC400

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima of the Netherlands © Frank H. Jump

Paula, Willy Broekveldt Jump & Frank H. Jump © Frank H. Jump

Paula, Willy Broekveldt Jump & Frank H. Jump © Frank H. Jump

Willy overlooking Fulton Street & Seaport © Frank H. Jump

Willy overlooking Fulton Street & Seaport © Frank H. Jump

400 Years Later, and Still Proud of New Amsterdam – NY Times

“It’s bigger there [the Netherlands] than over here [NYC],” said Babette Bullens, 38, who lives near Holland’s border with Belgium and was making her first trip to New York. “If you talk to New Yorkers, they don’t know what’s happening. It’s very disappointing,” she said in Battery Park on Sunday. – New York Times

In spite of the disappointment of some Dutch tourists who made New York City their destination for this long-awaited cultural event, I’m not surprised most New Yorkers have been totally unaware of the hoopla over the 400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the “West River” in search of the Northwest Passage for the Dutch. Those of us who watch public television, read the New York Times, or have an interest in the myriad of events that occur here in the “capital of the world” on a regular basis, will know why there were four-hundred year-old replicas of the Half Moon (Halve Maen) sailing in the New York Harbor- and Dutch tourists flocking all over Lower Manhattan.

Unfortunately, the masses are either too busy in their hurried lives to eke out a living or are just uninformed. I’m sure the majority of the uninformed can tell you who was recently booted from American Idol or whether or not President Obama’s original birth certificate has been located. These are the important issues that concern most uninformed Americans. History? Well that was written by the conquerors – IN ENGLISH!

But do strike up a conversation with a Dutch tourist about how the Dutch West India Company fueled the slave trade, or how the Dutch were the only colonials who “bought” their land from the Indians, or how the future Queen of Holland’s father Jorge Zorreguieta may be guilty of war crimes [other resource], and I’m sure you will get an earful.

Dutch Faces on Friesland Day – Governors Island

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

Frisian Cow - Governors Island - Friesland Day - September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Frisian Cow - Governors Island - Friesland Day - September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Flag of Friesland - A Northern Province of the Netherlands - Wikipedia

Flag of Friesland - A Northern Province of the Netherlands - Wikipedia

Friesland – Wikipedia

Prince of Orange-Nassau, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands & Princess Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti of the Netherlands

Governors Island - New Island Celebration - © Frank H. Jump

Governors Island - New Island Celebration - © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Willy Broekveldt Jump & Frank Jump – National Archives of the Netherlands

Frank Jump & Willy Broekveldt Jump in front of the reputed home of Lady Deborah Moody - Gravesend Neck, Brooklyn - photo by Richard Koek for the National Archive of the Netherlands

Frank Jump & Willy Broekveldt Jump in front of the reputed home of Lady Deborah Moody - Gravesend Neck, Brooklyn - photo by Richard Koek for the National Archive of the Netherlands

Related postings:

New Amsterdam – The Island @ the Center of the World – The Exhibition

Courtesy of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands).

Courtesy of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands).

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
11.00am to 1.00pm

South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street NYC

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NY400 Celebrates Dutch-American Relationship

ANYtime proudly presents: The Flatland Connection

ANYtime proudly presents: The Flatland Connection

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City’s Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.