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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

Attire

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

COVID-19 Policies

Due to venue requirements, proof of vaccination is required and exceptions will not be made to this policy. We are working with the Lotos Club to ensure safe and accurate verification. You can submit verification in three ways:

1) in advance of the event, by sending a scan of your vaccination card to banquet@hollandsociety.org,
2) at the event, by showing your vaccination card at the door,
3) at the event, using the New York State app “Excelsior Pass” or another similar digital application.

Additional Precautions

Any additional COVID precautions will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event.

Please contact the office at info@hollandsociety.org with any questions! 

Access to the Event

All attendees will be required to verify proof of vaccination when arriving at the Lotos Club. We are unable to make any exceptions to this policy.

If you have sent a scan of your vaccination card in advance, you will only need to show your photo ID for verification.

If you did not send a scan of your vaccination card in advance, you will be required to show your photo ID and vaccination card at the door before you are admitted to the event.

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

Accommodation for the Annual Banquet

The Holland Society will announce partner hotels closer to the event.

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.