Weekend Special: Report From the New New Amsterdam
In an event that was part trade show, part Epcot Center exhibit, a Dutch village sprang up for a 10-day run right in front of the Old Customs House at Bowling Green Park, across the street from Battery Park. The event was staged to promote Dutch products and to renew ties between the Netherlands and the City of New York, which was originally called New Amsterdam. It was part of a more extensive citywide celebration to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's appearance in the Upper Bay. "He was working for us," reminded one of the announcers from the stage.
New Amsterdam Village continues through Monday, September 14, until 7 p.m., and includes booths that sell cheese, tulips, candies, waffles, wooden-shoe keychains, and greenhouse grown produce (of which free samples of miniature plum tomatoes and midget orange peppers are provided), among other things.
Venture onward for further pictures from New Amsterdam.