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The 132nd Annual Dinner Dance

The Board of Trustees and the administration of The Holland Society of New York are pleased to announce the revival of the much-beloved Holland Society Annual Dinner Dance! The Dinner Dance will take place at the Lotos Club on Saturday, October 29th.

2022 Gold Medalist for Distinguished Contributions to the City of New York

The Holland Society of New York is honored to share that Whitney Donhauser, Director of the Museum of the City of New York, will accept the 2022 Gold Medal for Distinguished Contributions to the City of New York.

Whitney W. Donhauser joined the Museum of the City of New York as President and Ronay Menschel Director in January 2016. Her appointment follows a 23-year career in museum management at the Metropolitan Museum of Art including policy and Masterplan development, capital projects such as the Fifth Avenue Plaza and MET Breuer, and fundraising.

At MCNY Donhauser has overseen the final phases of New York at Its Core, a permanent exhibition, that opened on November 18, 2016 on the four-century history of New York City with a Future City Lab that explores the city’s ongoing challenges of housing, population growth, embracing diversity, transportation, and climate change. Historic highs in museum and education program attendance and numbers of online followers were recorded in 2017. The first ever and ongoing multi-lingual advertising campaign has drawn even more and more diverse visitors.

Ms. Donhauser has a B.A. from Vassar College and a Certificate from the Royal Society of Art in London.

Program of Events

6–7 p.m.: Cocktail hour in the Library
7 p.m.: Dinner in the Ballroom
8:30 p.m.: Medal presentation
8:45 p.m.–11 p.m.: Dancing in the Library


Please note the Dinner Dance is open to Members and Non-Members and requires Black Tie attire.   

COVID-19 Policies

The venue has suspended their requirement for proof of vaccination as communicated to the Society on Thursday, October 13th.

Please contact the office at with any questions! 

Access to the Event

Guests who show symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted.

Accommodation for the Annual Banquet

The Holland Society is happy to share the following hotel options within walking distance of the Lotos Club:

  • The Park Lane Hotel, Central Park South
  • The Carlyle Hotel, East 76th St. & Madison
  • The Warwick Hotel, West 54th Street & 6th Ave
  • The Sherry Netherland Hotel, East 59th St. & 5th Ave
  • The Lotte New York Palace Hotel, Madison Avenue betw. 50th & 51st
  • The Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel, East 48th St. & Lexington
  • The CitizenM New York Times Square Hotel, West 50th St.  CitizenM is offering a special events discount code.  Please contact us at if you are interested in receiving this special reservation link.

If you are a member of a Club that has reciprocal rights to the Lotos Club, the Society can not make a reservation for you but you may certainly make you own by contacting

Weekend Events

The Holland Society is pleased to announce a walking tour of the East Village with historian Joyce Gold. More details and registration for the event can be found at this link.