This year the Swiss Benevolent Society is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Swiss heritage on Swiss National Day with Swiss, Swiss-Americans and friends of Switzerland in New York City. This celebration of Switzerland will benefit the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York. The family friendly event will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 6 – 11 p.m. at New York City’s Central Park Zoo. The celebration will include regional Swiss food and wines, music, a raffle and a silent auction with great prizes. There will also be a Swiss Village featuring Swiss clubs and organizations, as well as activities for children in the Kid’s Zone.
Guests will be treated to the culinary delights of the award-winning Swiss celebrity Chef- Proprietor Reto Mathis of Mathis Food Affairs, assisted by Chef Yannick Germanier from The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. The culinary journey will include regional specialties of Switzerland, along with more traditional fair including Swiss sides and desserts. Even the kids under 12 will have their own chef-inspired Heidi & Peter Kid’s Menu.
Entertainment will include contemporary and traditional Swiss music provided by the Swiss duo Leo & Walter as well as DJ Alexandre Segal. The music can be enjoyed on the dance floor, chilling out in the lounge, or in the Nespresso VIP lounge. Science will also be on display at the Central Park Zoo for Swiss National Day. This event will be the premiere of the Swiss robot “Rezero,” crafted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. A sea lion demonstration and feeding is also scheduled.
All this Swiss fun, food and entertainment are not only to commemorate Swiss National Day, but it will benefit an organization that has been integral to the Swiss immigrant community for the last 160 years. The Swiss Benevolent Society of New York, one of the oldest charitable Swiss organizations in the United States was founded in 1832, and continues to aid the Swiss community in the greater New York area.
Central Park Zoo
830 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10065
Event Admission + Tasting Cards (includes wine tasting for adults, 21 and older)
Admission + 6-Item Card: $65/pp.
Admission + 3-Item Card: $45/pp.
Additional Tasting Cards: $50/pp. (6-Item Card); $30/pp. (3-Item card)
Children 12 and Under
Admission + 3-Item Card: $25/pp.
Admission +1-Item Card: $10/pp.
Admission, no food: Free
Group Tables for 10 (includes Admission, 6-Item Card for each guest, wine tasting and drinks, reserved seating, VIP runner service, charitable contribution to the SBS)
The de Rham Founder Table: $1500 (10 guests), includes $1,000 SBS Life
The August 1st Table: $1000 (10 guests), includes $200 SBS charitable
Please click here to purchase tickets.