This page will be updated with new information regarding the 2023 Dinner Dance. This Black Tie event is open to Members, Friends, Fellows, Guests, and non-Members.  Please register and purchase your tickets at this link.  We look forward to seeing you!

The 133nd Annual Dinner Dance

The Board of Trustees and the administration of The Holland Society of New York are pleased to announce the 133rd edition of the much-beloved Holland Society Annual Dinner Dance and welcome you to join us! The Dinner Dance will take place at the Lotos Club in New York City on Saturday, October 28th.

2023 Gold Medalist for Distinguished Contributions to the City of New York

The Holland Society of New York is honored to share that Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, will be presented with the 2023 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement for her contributions to the City of New York. 

Peg Breen grew up in a house her great-grandfather built in upstate Glens Falls after the Civil War. She has always loved old buildings and the history and stories they hold.

She has a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in American Studies. After working in public television and at City Hall, she joined the Conservancy in 1994. She is constantly energized by the people and issues the Conservancy deals with the ability to help save the buildings and neighborhoods that matter to New York.

Her favorite projects include promoting the stabilization of the South Side of Ellis Island; saving the “Survivors Staircase” after 9/11 which is now featured in the 9/11 Museum; helping non-profits recover after Superstorm Sandy; initiating our Sacred Sites Open House Weekend; steadfastly supporting the Moynihan Train Hall, and saving the Picasso Curtain that once hung in the former Four Seasons Restaurant giving it to The New-York Historical Society.

The State Department has sent her to Russia, Canada, and the country of Georgia to promote preservation. She also keynoted an international preservation conference in Havana. 

Her favorite landmark is New York City Hall. This lovely little 1811 building still holds the core of New York’s massive government and houses an important collection of early American portraits.

Read Executive Director’s Sarah Cooney’s conversation with Peg Breen here.


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.   

Weekend Events

During the Dinner Dance weekend, the Holland Society is pleased to announce the following events:

Saturday, October 28th, 10:00am

Walking Tour with historian Joyce Gold: The Forty Years Manhattan was Dutch.  For more information, click here and please register here.

Sunday, October 29th, 12:00noon

Private Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum: Explore the Dutch History of New York at Van Cortlandt House with Museum Director Nick Dembowski.  Click here for more information and please register here.

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. 

Unfortunately, the Society is unable to make reservations for members at the Lotos Club. However, if you are a member of a Club that has reciprocity with the Lotos Club, you are able to make you own by contacting