Edelweiss-Passaic, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1957 in Passaic County, New Jersey for cultural, charitable and educational purposes. Our Mission:
To promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Bavaria, as well as other regions of Germany, Austria and other European countries, through their customs, traditions, dance, music, and ethnic costumes and to sustain the enjoyment of international folk dancing and other traditional dance forms.
We wear traditional Bavarian costume and perform Bavarian Schuhplattler dances and other European folk dances. We perform mostly in New Jersey but also in neighboring states, including supporting other Schuhplattler Vereins in the area. We attend and compete in Gaufests hosted by Gauverband Nordamerika.
We teach dance to adults and children at our weekly practices at the Americal Legion Hall in Hawthorne. We meet monthly at the Fairfield VFW Post. We hold themed events, such as an Oktoberfest and Strauss Ball, where we perform traditional dances and encourage our customers to participate. We are also available to perform at your event.
Please see Contact Us if you would like to participate, hire us to bring authentic Bavarian entertainment to your event, or inquire about attending our events.
- 2018 Open House, November 2, 2018 at the Hawthorne American Legion Post 199, Hawthorne, NJ
- 2019 Strauss Ball, March 2, 2019 at The Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ