Swiss Benevolent Society of New York

Swiss National Day - New York City - 2014

Invitation from the President

Dear Friends of Switzerland: 

Get ready to celebrate our Swiss heritage with family, friends and colleagues. Exciting highlights of this year’s Swiss National Day Celebration include: a large selection of authentic Swiss food and wine, a chef-inspired Swiss children’s menu, a DJ lounge, and meet the Swiss-designed robot, Rezero!

Pricing for the event, food and wine, are all-inclusive; and we are introducing optional reserved table seating with fullservice runners, with proceeds supporting the charitable work of the Swiss Benevolent Society.

Swiss celebrity chef Reto Mathis, owner of the world’s highest gourmet temple in St Moritz, will tickle our taste buds with a delectable “Culinary Journey through Switzerland”: With a tasting menu showcasing diverse regional specialties, paired with complimentary Swiss wine tasting, you can wander the paths of Swiss goodness.

Witness the New York premier of the Rezero ballbot, an extraordinarily agile robot designed to move on a single sphere instead of wheels. Crafted by a team of Swiss engineers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH, Zurich), the ballbot exhibits unparalleled omnidirectional, organic motion and maneuverability.

Explore the Swiss Village, featuring Swiss Clubs and organizations, sponsor booths and vendor exhibits, whilst enjoying the live music and entertainment, then head to the DJ’s Chill-out Lounge or visit the SBS booth to enter the silent auction. Children can enjoy Rella’s Spielhaus, with fun games and more.

Enter our raffle to win two round-trip tickets to Switzerland, an eight-day Swiss rail pass, and many other fabulous prizes generously provided by our sponsors & supporters. Visit for full raffle details and purchase, or return the completed form on the overleaf with payment.

All-inclusive event tickets (for entrance, food and wine) can be purchased in advance - either online or by mail - or at the main entrance of Central Park Zoo beginning at 6:00 PM on the day of the event. Advanced ticket purchase entitles you to complimentary Tisch Children’s Zoo entrance from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. All tickets can be picked up at the Swiss National

Day ticket counter at the zoo’s entrance on the day of the event, starting at 5:00 PM.

Visit the official Swiss National Day website at for event information, updates and directions.

See you at the Swiss National Day 2013!

Sincerely yours,

The Swiss National Day Committee

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