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St. Martin Celebration

Saturday, November 9, 2013

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

German tradition tells of a Roman Soldier, Martin of Tours, who cut his cloak in half for a beggar during a cold winter's storm. In honoring his noble act, we will build lanterns and sing songs, followed by a parade with St. Martin and his horse!

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Lantern crafting (Fee per child: $10)*

5:00 – 6:00p.m.: Parade with St. Martin

*If you bring your own lantern, the parade is free.


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$10 per child, unless you bring your own lantern.

Event Organizer

Washington Square Park, Deutsches Haus at NYU

Contact Number

(212) 998-8660

Contact Email


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Washington Square Park Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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