Events

Celebrating Black History Month

On February 26, 2014, Black History Month was celebrated with a lively panel discussion at the Ambassador’s residence. The purpose of Black History Month is to celebrate the heritage and culture of African Americans and their contributions to U.S. society.  This year’s event is special as it marks the 50th [...]

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Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

A new museum, focusing on the story of millions of people who travelled to America and Canada on board of the Red Star Line’s ocean liners in search of a new and better life is set to open on September 28, 2013 in Antwerp. The Red Star Line museum tells [...]

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An American Story to Tell in Passchendaele

This time next year we will mark the centenary of World War I, the so-called “War to End All Wars” that wreaked havoc on the European continent and completely flattened a number of Belgian towns. Earlier this week, Embassy Staff and Interns travelled to Ypres, Belgium, a town in West [...]

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Our Annual Iftar

Our Annual Iftar

On July 10.2013, U.S. Ambassador  to Belgium Howard Gutman welcomed 150 teachers, community and religious leaders, diplomats, and friends to his home – and America’s home in Belgium – for an iftar, celebrating the start of the holy month of Ramadan. In his speech – one of the last he [...]

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A Very Special Last Post in Ypres

Every night starting in 1928, the Last Post has been played at 8:00pm under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper, Belgium to honor the British and Allied soldiers who fell in combat during the Ypres Salient in World War I. At present, this solemn salute has been played over 29,000 [...]

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U.S. Embassy to Belgium and U.S. Mission to the EU Co-Host Belgian Movie Premiere of “Lincoln”

In celebration of Black History Month, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman and the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union William E. Kennard hosted the avant-premiere of the movie “Lincoln” in Brussels on January 22, 2012. Over 500 Brussels attendees enjoyed a lively gathering for the pre-screening of “Lincoln”, a [...]

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Puzzling America Festival: February 28-March 2, 2013

Puzzling America Festival: February 28-March 2, 2013

At the end of February, 30CC the cultural center of Leuven, organizes a smashing festival about American music: Puzzling America. This festival immerses the audience in various aspects of American music in the form of concerts, creations, lecture-performances, interviews, film presentation, lecture series, exhibitions and an American Bar. A swirling-typical [...]

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2012 U.S. Elections Event in Brussels

2012 U.S. Elections Event in Brussels

On November 7, 2012, The U.S. Embassy to Belgium, the U.S. Mission to the EU, and the U.S. Mission to NATO, organized an event to celebrate the 2012 U.S. elections. In the Brussels city hall, American and Belgian guests and journalists were able to follow the live election results from [...]

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July 4th Celebrations at the U.S. Embassy to Belgium

July 4th Celebrations at the U.S. Embassy to Belgium

On July 4, 2012, the U.S. Embassy to Belgium held its annual Independence Day celebration. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_ambassador_gutman/sets/72157630431551976/ Watch a replay of Ambassador Gutman’s remarks during the reception:

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Manneken Pis Celebrates July 4th

On the occassion of the U.S. independence day, Manneken Pis was dressed in an Uncle Sam outfit. Ambassador Howard Gutman and his wife were welcomed by The Order of Friends of Manneken Pis. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_ambassador_gutman/sets/72157630419459926/

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