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.
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 and hold monthly meetings, usually at the Fairfield VFW Post. We hold themed events, such as an Oktoberfest and Strauss Ball, where we perform traditional dances.
Please see Contact Us if you would like to join us, hire us to bring authentic Bavarian entertainment to your event, or inquire about attending our events.
- 2019 Oktoberfest, October 19, 2019 at the Pompton Lakes Elks, Pompton Lakes NJ
- 2020 Strauss Ball, February 29, 2020 at The Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ