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Partner Events: “NAF Live” Events May 20 & May 21

    Partner Events 

    May 20, 2021, 8:30 p.m. CEST, Free Online Event “NAF Live TV: Culture Edition”

    This online talk show, hosted in studios in Amsterdam and New York, will celebrate the NAF Cultural Exchange Program. Dutch TV-host – and former US correspondent – Twan Huys and theater/film director Ira Kip presenting from Studio De Hallen in Amsterdam will be joined by former Creative Capital president Suzy Delvalle and Roddy Schrock, Executive Director of Eyebeam, who will present from the DecadesOut studio in Brooklyn, NY. They will meet with and interview Dutch and American artists, museums, and organizations who, with support of the NAF, have contributed to cultural exchange in the US and the Netherlands.

    A virtual “audience” of grantees, alumni, and partner organizations will actively participate via Zoom to add their own experiences. A great way to get informed, influenced, and inspired! Plus, enjoy live performances by a string quartet of the Concertgebouworkest and jazz musicians.This free event is Thursday, May 20th, at 8:30 pm CEST. 



    May 21, 2021, 8:30 p.m. CEST, NAF Live TV: Connecting Flight

    On Friday, May 21, “NAF Live TV: Connecting Flight” commemorates the first direct air service between Amsterdam and New York City by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The start of this service immediately after WW-II was not only symbolic for Dutch American relations, this route and the KLM service have played a key role in bringing the two countries ever closer together.

    During this 60-minute special edition of NAF Live TV, recorded at Aviodrome, the national aviation museum in Lelystad, The Netherlands, aviation historians and specialists will recall this historical event. With original video footage and material and surrounded by historical aircraft that were main players on the route, they will discuss past, present and future of a route so well known to many.

    This celebratory tip of the hat to the NAF’s main sponsor for many years, KLM, will make for an entertaining hour of aviation broadcasting!

    This online event is May 21st, at 8:30 pm CET.