GISB’s 20th-Anniversary Bash

June 25, 2022, 3:00 pm, GISB Upper Campus

Join us for an afternoon filled with birthday cheer, student performances, art, music, good company, delicious food, kids’ activities, and German Gemütlichkeit!


Join us for a glass of champagne, enjoy a piece of cake, and let the festivities begin.


Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone) by Anna Kendrick – all students

Ich schenk dir einen Regenbogen by Dorothée Kreusch-Jacob – choir, grades 1-4 students & music ensemble

Happy Birthday – grades 1-4 students


  • Livia Goldschmitt, class of 2023
  • Luca Bohnet Zurcher, class of 2024

Dance Performance, grades 1-9 students

Anniversary Addresses:

  • Nicole Menzenbach, Consul General of Germany
  • Ulrike Bagehorn, Chair of the GISB Board of Trustees
  • Holger Wirtz, Head of School

Allegra Acrobatics, grade 5 students


  • Ulrike Bagehorn, Chair of the GISB Board of Trustees
  • Holger Wirtz, Head of School

Dance by Katinka &  Katharina, grade 5

Disco Fox, grades 10 & 11 students

Ode to GISB by Jonathan LaMaster / Ludwig van Beethoven – students and staff, music ensemble*

Closing Remarks:

  • Livia Goldschmitt, class of 2023
  • Luca Bohnet Zurcher, class of 2024

*Thank you, German International School New York, for the inspiration!

Stay for dinner and good company!

Silent Auction

We will be auctioning off a unique print of the “Anniversary Bash Wimmelbild” created by GISB grade 10 student Carl Eickelberg on June 25.  All proceeds will support the GISB Annual Fund, offering an outstanding bilingual education to every student.

The Silent Auction will open at 3:00 pm and close at 6:30 pm.

Birthday Bash Wimmelbild, Carl Eickelberg – Custom print in natural wood frame, exterior dimensions: 20 1/4 x 17 1/8 inches


  • Lower and Upper Campus Student Art Exhibition
  • Kid’s Activities, including arts & crafts, face painting, and storytime – $6, organized by grade 11 in support of their graduation festivities next summer
  • Scavenger Hunt – organized by Charlotte Cane
  • Amazing Butterfly Photo-Op – organized by the GISB Community Engagement Group, please consider making a donation in support of children in Ukraine.
  • Video Screenings (in classrooms 7b & 8): GISB Family Documentary by the Eliseev Family and Conversations with Bodo Rheinisch and Uta Fuchs

Food & Drinks


  • Cake & Champagne – complimentary


  • Bratwurst with Sauerkraut in a Bun – $10 (1 red ticket)
  • Spiced Mushroom with Kraut Melt – $10 (1 green ticket)
  • Brezel – $3 (1 blue ticket)
  • Beer – $5 or 1 yellow ticket (suggested donation)
  • Water & Juice – complimentary

Logistics & Health

Please note that there will be no parking available on school grounds, so please plan accordingly.

Nearby parking:

Come prepared and bring your credit card and some extra cash. While many activities are free of charge at the GISB 20th-Anniversary Bash, some will require payment.

  • Masks are optional outside and required when inside school buildings. 
  • While we can’t wait to see you at our birthday party, we ask you to please be considerate of others and stay home if you are not feeling well. Thank you!