A Sparkling Night of Dutch Heritage at the Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée

Proost! The Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée is in the books! More than 200 people descended on the Jay Estate last Saturday night for a glittering celebration of the Jay family’s (and the entire region’s) rich Dutch heritage.

Octane turned in a virtuoso performance, keeping the dance floor packed all night. Guests bedecked in orange and blue nibbled on Dutch tastes and treats prepared by Scarborough Fair — including Voorn croquettes, stroopwaffels, and tiny grilled sandwiches made with cheese by Beemster, another of our many Dutch sponsors. Bartenders poured Heinekens and mixed Dutch 75s, cocktails made from champagne and Bols genever, a juniper-flavored Dutch spirit. Lucky guests Eliot and Andrea Martone took home a state-of-the-art electric hybrid bike donated by Van Moof and valued at more than $3,000!

All the night’s proceeds go to support the JHC’s growing slate of educational programs in history, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Huge thanks and congrats to our phenomenal Soirée co-chairs, Tracy EdwardsInga MaoChristy SchultzeJoan Steere, Emily Kindler Tisdale, and Marie-Anne van Roijen!

Photos by Cutty McGill

Centerpieces by Bloomin Buds
Emily Kindler-Tisdale, Marie-Anne van Roijen, Suzanne Clary and Tracy Edwards
Willem, Joris, Marie-Anne and Solange van Roijen
Tracy Edwards, Joan Steere, Emily Tisdale, Inga Mao, Marie-Anne van Roijen and Christy Schultze

Daphne Thompson and Taryn Clary
Caroline Wallach, John Bello and Lindsay Martin
Reena Ninan and Kevin Peraino
Inga and Ben Mao
Christopher Gray and Daphne Thompson
Steve Silva and Kristin Lemkau
Rich Clary and Steve Otis
Jay Adler and Shelby Green
The Yates Family
Brian Ahrens, Joris van Roijen and Mike Griffiths
Brad and Daniell Neuman
Anita and John Schwarz with their daughter Christy Schultze
David and Yvette Killian with Kevin Peraino
Joris van Roijen and Solange and Willem van Roijen
Matt and Zsofia Jamieson
Christy and George Schultze
Sol and Lucy Berkoff
Luke & Tracy Edwards, Heather Glass, David White
Scott and Ronnie Caffrey
Scott Caffrey, Winnie Norman, Viva Chu and Walter Norman
Kim Clariond, Reena Ninan and Zsofia Jamieson
Betsy White, Suzanne Clary, Demie and Meg Duckworth
Alex Hugh, Taryn Clary, Kiki Montgomery, Victoria Montgomery and Kate Kissell
Daniela and Brian Delaney
Joan and Will Steere
Goody bags filled with Dutch treats from our sponsors!

Derek and Jessica Bentley