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from the Consulate General of Belgium in New York





“Are your children Belgian and registered at the Consulate?”


We noticed that a lot of Belgian citizens have doubts about the Belgian nationality of their children who are born abroad. Please contact the Consulate General to verify if your children are Belgian at birth and a registration as a Belgian citizen can be completed, or if a declaration to attribute the Belgian nationality is required before age 5. Don’t hesitate to contact our consular services for more information or visit our website. 


November 1st, 7pm

Monthly Meet-up Belgians in New York


It’s time for another Meet-up of Belgians in New York TONIGHT! Join the group for a cool beer and some sweet talk at the bar!

They will meet at BXL Zoute


Find them on Facebook and Twitter


Bxl Zoute
50 West 22nd Street

Nov 1, 7pm

Nov 2, 7pm

Nov 3, 3pm

TRAGEDY OF A FRIENDSHIP - Jan Fabre | Troubleyn

American Premiere

Concept, Direction, and Scenography by Jan Fabre
Text by Stefan Hertmans

Music by Moritz Eggert

Featuring a recorded score performed by the Flanders Opera Symphony Orchestra


Inspired by Richard Wagner’s 13 operatic masterpieces, Jan Fabre is putting his own shocking spin on the composer’s 200th birthday, documenting the friendship and dramatic feud between Wagner and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Racing from humor to horror across the span of Wagner’s works, the piece features extremely graphic imagery and standout vocal performances from tenor Hans Peter Janssens and soprano Lies Vandewege.

Round-trip weekend bus service available from Manhattan. NJ Transit runs direct from NYC for all weekday performances.


For more information & tickets, click here

Montclair State University

Alexander Kasser Theater

One Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Nov 3

ING MARATHON - NYC Marathon – support the Belgian and Dutch runners!


All enthusiasts who would like to support the runners at the NYC Marathon can join at the meeting point on the corner of First Avenue and 72nd Street.


BXL Cafe and Bxl Zoute are the first who agreed to provide you with some food and drinks when you join us cheering for the Belgian and Dutch runners. And we are lucky to also have Wafels & Dinges with sweets from Belgium on 72nd and 1st avenue next Sunday.

Another reason to be part of the one and only Belgian/Dutch cheering squad! 


For updates, check the facebook page!


Belgian-Dutch corner on 72nd & First Ave

Sundays Nov 3, 10 & 17 at 5pm

Comedian Laurence Bibot in New York!


After having played dozens of characters, Laurence jumps into stand-up.  Because she never minds talking about herself and because what she says is always funny, you’ll find in “Bibot Debout” real pieces of sex, NGOs, primary teachers, check-out clerks, naked men, Belgian Congo, Laurence, of course and a whole lot more!



For more information:


The Raines Law Room

48 West 17th Street, (between 5th-6th Ave)




Nov 6, 6pm

Belgian movies in theatres


At the 2013 Stanford Alumni Film Festival


BUNKER 731 directed byJacob Scarpaci, Kerrie Scher
With Shaw Jones and Belgian Tina Van Berckelaer

Trapped in a bomb shelter
, a married couple struggles with their only remaining option for survival.


This is a one-night-only, packed-house, annual alumni event you do not want to miss! Screenings include dramatic and documentary shorts followed by Q&As with the films' alumni directors, writers, producers, actors, designers and more. 


 $15 in advance online, $20at door (cash only)

Two-for-one mixed drinks until 10:30pm

6-6:30pm Open Vodka Bar and appetizers
7-10pm Film screenings and filmmaker Q&As
10pm After-Party


“The Broken Circle Breakdown”, in the running for the People’s Choice Award at the EFA’s (European Film Awards) will be showing at Sunshine. TONIGHT is the US Theatrical Opening of Felix van Groeningen's movie at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.




217 Bowery Street (between Rivington and Stanton Streets) New York  NY  10002












Landmark Sunshine Cinema

143 East Houston Str

Nov 7 – Dec 21

De Buck Gallery announces its next exhibition showing Kelly Reemtsen, America's Sweetheart.


The exhibition opens on November 7 and will be on view through December 21. Reemtsen's paintings create a paradoxically edgy air of nostalgia. There exists a sharp contrast in much of Reemtsen's work between the bright and cheery figures, and the utilitarian and sometimes ominous accessories
they carry, such as chainsaws or axes, coupled with a recurring headless anonymity.


For more information:


De Buck Gallery 545 West 23rd Street

Nov 7- Dec 17

Belgian owned Van de Weghe Fine Art presents:

PABLO PICASSO Works on Paper

Picasso, the father of Modernism, possessed a creativity of mythic proportion, and was a master of nearly every genre: painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking. Drawing was, however, central to his practice. He used it to collect his thoughts, make note of his ideas, and work through visual problems; it was not only an integral part of his process but existed as an end in itself. The works in the current exhibition date from Picasso’s mid to late career and utilize the figure as their starting point.


For more information:

Van de Weghe Fine Art
1018 Madison Avenue
at 78th Street

Nov 8-Dec 6

"CHROMES" by Nicolas Karakatsanis

American cineastes may already know Nicolas Karakatsanis through his work as Director of Photography on films such as Bullhead, but now the wider public will get a chance to discover his own photography too as he prepares for his first US solo exhibition, CHROMES. Originally planned to take place in Antwerp, in his native Belgium, the show has been taken under the wings of Ingrid Deuss and will now open in New York’s VII Gallery. 


Opening reception on November 7th from 7-10pm


For more information, click here


VII Gallery , Jay Street 28

(between John & Plymouth St), Brooklyn, NY, 11201 

Nov 14

Coast to Coast Toast celebration featuring Vanberg & DeWulf’s beers


The  Coast to Coast Toast™ is the single largest one-day celebration of specialty beer culture in the nation. It marks the 32nd birthday of the first company dedicated to importing Belgian beers to the States. Taste spectacular beers like Saison Dupont, Scaldis, DeCam, Witkap, Hop Ruiter, Contessa, Lambickx, Vicaris, Bzart, Castelain, Green Jack, Lava, Lambrucha and more.


For more information, and the list of participating bars and restaurants, click here


Several locations in the US

Nov 15 & Nov 16

Belgian DJ Olivier Gosseries in New York!


The famous Belgian DJ from Brussels will be playing at the VAMOS Parties “Belgian Kiss @ Vamos” and “Noisy Boys”, he starts spinning on both days at 9pm. Don’t miss it!





348 First Ave @ 21st Street

Nov 8-17

Belgian artist Jean-Marie Guyaux participates in the photography exhibition “A Different View of Home”


Jean-Marie Guyaux will show photographs from the Crush series.


Opening Reception on November 8, from 6-10pm


Loft594 Gallery – Bushwick

594 Bushwick Ave, 2nd Floor Brooklyn NY 11206


Nov 22 – Dec 13

Belgian artist Ben Frochisse at Agora Gallery “Persistence of Form”


As he opens a window into a dream world built on the experiences and emotions of reality, Belgian artist Ben Frochisse discovers limitless possibilities and infinite freedom within his mind. Each of his paintings is deeply personal, bringing to life an inner symbolism of the soul as he finds wonder and honesty in the conscious and unconscious depths of his imagination.


Opening reception on December 5, 6-8pm


For more information:


Agora Gallery 530 West 25th Street

Until Nov 23rd


“Mythologies” by Belgian artist Philippe Brodzki at Friedman & Vallois Gallery


Widely acclaimed by international critics, Philippe Brodzki, whose grandmother was department head at the school of the Fine arts of Brussels, was awarded in 1996 the International Contemporary Art Prize of Fondation Prince Pierre of Monaco for his work. His busts and figures, with distant facial expressions, are typical of his work in ceramics and evoke the aesthetic of Etruscan mythology. Brodzki celebrates Greek and Roman mythology as he reveals clearly in “The Abduction of Europa”. He also places himself in the wake of great sculptors of the XIXth century sculpture and their technique of treating bronze. In addition, his aesthetic and style is often reminiscent of the ancient Chinese art found in Xi’an some years ago. In the end, Philippe Brodzki expresses aspects from a universal mythology.


Friedman & Vallois Gallery

27 East 67th St

New York, NY 10065

Until Jan 12th, 2014

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938


This exhibition, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images.

Bringing together some 80 paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers fresh insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern painter and Surrealist artist. A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.


For more information:



11 West 53rd Street

New York, NY




Nov. 15th,

7 PM








BelCham Events

BelCham proudly invites you to the Annual Entrepreneurship Awards & Gala Dinner


Next to the “Most Promising Company of the Year” Award and the “Company of the Year Award”, 
a special guest, Prof. Désiré Collen, Founder & Chairman of Thrombogenics will be honored with a "Lifetime Achievement" Award.

Everybody who helps shape and define entrepreneurial Belgian-American relations will attend the event, and significant press exposure is guaranteed.


For more information:





Harvard Club

27 W 44th St

New York, NY








In the News


Belgian journalist Jacqueline Goossens announces the release of "New York Street Food", published in English, French, German and Dutch (Authors Tom Vandenberghe and Jacqueline Goossens, and food photographer Luk Thys). More information here!


The Silver Hugo Special Jury Prize of the 49th Chicago Film Festival was awarded to “The Verdict” (Belgium) by director Jan Verheyen, for the rigor of its presentation of a courtroom drama rarely seen in European cinema.


In the New York Times: Article about Michaël Verheyden: “Using basic geometries and the most elemental of materials, the Belgian designer Michael 
Verheyden creates objects of sublime beauty and remarkable spiritual power”




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