for those in the NYC metro area, my friend is part of the Swiss Consulate & is running this event...let me know if you plan to go :)
Celebrate the Opening Game of the UEFA European Football Championship in Central Park hosted by Austria and Switzerland
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic
Live Screening from Basel (Switzerland)
June 7, Protected content , 11.30 AM – 2 PM
the party is on the EAST side of central park between 66 & 72 streets
Courtesy of Swiss Roots1 and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York In partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and ESPN
1) Swiss Roots is an official program of Switzerland facilitating contacts with the approx. 1 million Americans of Swiss origins.
This event is part of a series of activities in New York, jointly organized by Austria and Switzerland celebrating the UEFA European Football ChampionshipTM2008, June 7 – 29, Protected content .
Sixteen national teams have qualified for the Championship Protected content , one of the world’s greatest sports events.
Competing for the title ofEuropean Football Champion Protected content Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. The championship will be hosted by the cities of Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland and Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Vienna in Austria
Watch all games at New York soccer venues, June 7 – 29, Protected content
Locations include: ESPN ZONE, Protected content Tonic, Protected content Ave. between 48th & 49th Streets; Nevada Smiths, 74 Third Ave, between 11th and 12th Streets; Red Lion, Protected content St. at Thompson; The Sixth Ward, Protected content St, between Houston and Stanton Street; Floyd, NY, Protected content Ave., between Clinton and Henry Street; The Starting Gate, Protected content Ave, between 59th and 60th Streets; Peter Dillon’s, Protected content 40th St at Lexington Ave and at the Swiss restaurants Seppi’s, The Parker Meridien Hotel Protected content 56th Street and Swizz, Protected content 53rd Street off 8th Ave. Championship schedule:
Cultural Events at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York
Bread and Soccer Exhibition, May 28 – September 13, Protected content
Bread and Soccer is an exhibition that looks at art, soccer and mass spectacle from the place where the amateur and the professional intermingle. The eleven featured artists present works that suggest ways in which the cult of spectatorship meets the culture of participation.
“Eleven Minutes” short film program
A film program of Austrian and Swiss short films created on the occasion of the UEFA European Football ChampionshipTM Protected content . Screenings: June 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th at 6.00 PM & 8.00 PM.
Foosball Tournaments: June 10, July 15, Sept. 4, Protected content , 7.00PM – 10.00PM
Challenge professional football players of the Red Bulls New York in foosball (tabletop soccer). A project by Monika Wührer.