On this page we post video and film footage relevant to FAN and the shared history of Albany and Nijmegen.
September 20, 2019 Commemoration 75 years Liberation. Pupils of OBS de Oversteek and Anja Adriaans, on behalf of FAN, lay a floral wreath at the monument De Oversteek.
On September, 3, 2019, the students of Mondial College and Kandinsky College walked the special Sunset March 66. In this year, 75 commemorative Lights Crossing marches were organized in the context of 75 years of Liberation. The student group would visit Albany NY later that year as part of FAN’s Transatlantic Pen-Pals project.
The photo of this group is by Jaleesa Derksen for the book “Sunset March, brug tussen heden en oorlogsverleden”; author is Joris Jan Voermans, the book is published by Quo Vadis.
FAN Event 2018 Nijmegen
Presentation of FAN Magazine 2017
Film by Omroep Gelderland Expo 2017
2017 Tulip Festival Albany NY traditionally starts with the Street Scrubbing
Albany, sister city to Nijmegen, honors her cultural-historical bond with the Netherlands with the traditional Tulip Festival, that opens with a scrubbing of the streets. The first Dutch settlements arose along the Hudson River in the first half of the 17th century and would eventually evolve into what is the State of New York. Thus, the City of New York roots back to the Dutch settlement “New Amsterdam”, and Dutch “Beverwijck” grew into the current Albany. In 1947, Albany supported the war-devastated Nijmegen in a broad relief effort, and send a ship full of relief goods, medicine and building materials. FAN “Friendship Albany Nijmegen” is the platform for strengthening the ties between Albany and Nijmegen. FAN represents the friendship between the two ‘sister cities’ and aims to remember, celebrate and inspire.
2017 Opening Speech Tulip Festival
Opening speech of the traditional Tulip festival in Albany NY, sister city of Nijmegen by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.
Lights Crossing by Martijn Schinkel
Dutch film maker Martijn Schinkel was commissioned to produce the short poetic documentary Lights Crossing about the bridge the Oversteek as a memorial.
Albany adopted Nijmegen
This short film “Albany Adopted Nijmegen” dated July, 1947 shows the arrival of the first shipment with relief goods from Albany, at the Waalkade Nijmegen. In cooperation with RAN en SNBiB.