Events

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:30 PM · €20.00 EUR
    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The Fourth Estate - An Evening with the New York Times

    The John Adams Institute, in collaboration with VPRO Television, is happy to announce a special screening of the documentary series The Fourth Estate, a four-part series in which renowned filmmaker Liz Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against The World) documents the Washington bureau of The New York Times during the tumultuous first year of the Trump administration. On this special occasion, The John Adams Institute will bring in two award-winning journalists of The New York Times’ Washington bureau for an on-stage Q&A after the screening of the first episode: Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman, both seen in the series. Mazzetti and Goldman are members of the newspaper’s ‘Russia team’, reporting on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the Mueller investigation, for which they were recently awarded with a Pulitzer Prize. 

    After the screening of the first of the four episodes of ‘The Fourth Estate’,Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal, reporter/anchor for Nieuwsuur and a board member at the John Adams Institute, will moderate a Q&A with both journalists and audience.

    ‘The Fourth Estate’ was the closing-night selection of last month’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The series will premiere in the US on the Showtime channel on May 27th, five days after the Amsterdam event. VPRO Television will air the series in the Netherlands starting May 29th.

    Liz Garbus’ first day of shooting inside The New York Times newsroom was January 20th, 2017, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. From that moment on, she was present during the many dramatic moments of President Trump’s first year: his announcement of the travel ban, the rise and fall of Steve Bannon, Trump’s escalating war against the press and the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged collusion with Russian nationals, as well as Trump’s response to the probe, is a recurring theme in the series. We see reporters and editors in their homes, on the road and behind their desks, working their sources – the nuts and bolts of the news process. But more than anything, ‘The Fourth Estate’ shows the world’s leading newspaper being under constant attack from an administration it nevertheless continues to cover relentlessly.

    Mark Mazzetti is a Washington investigative journalist. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response. The previous year, he was a Pulitzer finalist for revelations about the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program. He is the author of ‘The Way of the Knife’, a New York Times best-selling account of the secret wars waged by the C.I.A. and Pentagon since the Sept. 11 attacks. He is a three-time recipient of the George Polk award in journalism.

    Adam Goldman, before joining the New York Times, covered national security for The Washington Post and worked on the investigative team at The Associated Press, where he and his colleagues revealed the New York Police Department’s Muslim spying programs. Their reporting on the NYPD won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Adam is the co-author of ‘Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America’. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk award in journalism.

    Tickets available: www.john-adams.nl/the-fourth-estate/
    Tickets are only available to members of the John Adams and the VPRO. If you are not already a member, you need to buy both a ticket (20 euro) and a separate membership (5 euro). 
    Location: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam - Rabozaal

     
     

     

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Cafe Publieke Werken in Breda, Netherlands

    Breda Meet-Up

    Americans in Breda, Tilburg, Den Bosch, Eindhoven - Join us for a Memorial Day weekend meet-up. Come out and have a drink and mingle, get to know some Americans in the area and request your absentee ballot.
    Stay after the meeting and have dinner with us.

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands

    Memorial Day 2018 at Netherlands American Cemetery

    The final resting place of 8,301 of our service members and containing the names of 1,722 of those Missing in Action, the Netherlands American Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

    A limited number of VIP tickets are available. Contact the secretary for details.

     

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 05:00 PM through June 03, 2018 · €60.00 EUR · 3 rsvps
    Strandpaviljoen Sport, in Wassenaar, Netherlands

    Summer Beach BBQ Benefit

    The AWC is organizing a Summer Beach Barbeque Benefit at Strandpaviljoen Sport on the Wassenaar beach to raise funds for Perspektief. For just €60, you can enjoy an all-you-can eat barbeque as well as all the wine and beer you can drink before 10:30 p.m. As well as a silent auction, twenty-five percent of the ticket price will benefit our charity – Perspektief. Perspektief is dedicated to supporting and counseling victims of domestic abuse, the homeless and other at-risk individuals. But wait – there’s more. We’ll also have a fun quiz with prizes for the winners and musical entertainment. It’s going to be a night to remember. You won’t want to miss it! 

    Where: Strandpaviljoen Sport, Wassenaarseslag 29, Wassenaar

    When: June 2nd

    Time: 5 p.m. – midnight 

    Cost: €60 plus the cost of any awesome silent auction item you win! Silent auction items are limited, so make sure you bring your best negotiating tactics. 

    Dress Code: Beach Dressy

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov in The Hague, Netherlands

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

  • Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Bar Resturant Pavlov in The Hague, Netherlands

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    DOK in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    July 4th BBQ with Democrats Abroad

    BBQ! Sand! Independence!
    It's time for the annual Democrats Abroad Independence Day BBQ to celebrate our nation's birthday. With mid-terms this year, we’re in full swing for some critically important activities ahead. Now’s the time to come, enjoy – and get involved! (Free admission. Cash bar/food.)

    Rain or shine! The beach can be covered in case the Dutch weather doesn't cooperate, so the party can continue! Bring the whole family along for this event, come together, eat and celebrate!

    Featuring sand, relaxed seating areas and chill vibe.
    DOK is known for its BBQ and offers menu options consisting of 2-5 main options, all including sides, ranging in price from €15-25 Vegetarian options are available. Pay when you arrive.

    Travel:
    There is plenty of on street and bike parking. There is also a bus from Amsterdam Centraal.

  • Thursday, July 05, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

  • Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.