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For all things German, the best resource by far is the website Germany in NYC. They're sponsoring Maifest in NYC tomorrow, May 13, 6-9pm at Leicht's Chelsea showroom. Food, wine and beer, music and dancing, $45 in advance.
When you think slacker comedy, the Germans come to mind, no? A Coffee in Berlin, opening June 13, has won a number of awards for its director, Jan Ole Gerster.
In Flushing, the Voelker Orth Museum may not have much of a profile, but it's worth knowing about: Conrad Voelker emigrated from Germany in 1881, and his house was in the family until his granddaughter established the museum in her will. The bird sanctuary and Victorian garden are highlights. A Maifest celebration takes place in the garden on Saturday, May 17, 5:30-8:30pm.
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 is at the Neue Galerie.
At MoMA, Alibis, a major show of work by Sigmar Polke in various media, including painting, photography and film.
For your foodstuffs, there's the long-running Schaller and Weber, 1654 2nd [86th] 212.879.3047, and the even longer-running Karl Ehmer, once in Ridgewood, now online or on Long Island.
We haven't read a novel in many years with writing as three-dimensional as it is in All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, about a blind French girl and a German boy during WWII. Unputdownable.