Dear Koblenz Friends: Hope you can make our next meeting on Wednesday, July 17th. (Reminder: our new regular meeting day is the third Wednesday of each month.) We'll be looking at the planning of three major events for the coming year: the ASCI Passport to the World in October, our Second Annual Karneval in February, and an Austin Delegation to Koblenz in June 2020.
The Japan Oita #OitaATX 2019 Festival is hosted by the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, a non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1990. The family friendly event celebrates Japanese culture with residents of the Austin area. Oita, Japan is one of Austin’s 13 Sister Cities.
Join us for a fun Japan themed evening. Meet an official from our sister city, Oita: Takahiro Yoshikawa. Yoshikawa-san has been in Austin on an exchange program since last August. He will be providing an overview of Oita, and upcoming events they are hosting such as the Rugby World Cup.
The 2019 Japan-Texas Leadership Symposium is a program of Sister Cities International in partnership with the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), hosted by the City of San Antonio and supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This first-of-its-kind sister cities symposium is being presented to enhance the longstanding bonds of friendship and collaboration between Japan and the United States at the sub-national level, especially as it pertains to business, cultural, and community exchanges
Taiwanese music has always been driving the Mandarin pop market, making it the most important country in the business.
Having the opportunity to participate in SXSW, the world's most prestigious music and interactive event is an honor. It is with pleasure that we bring with us the best of Taiwan's artists, including 大象體操 Elephant Gym is a highly-skilled math rock band. EggPlantEgg 茄子蛋 won the Golden Melody Award with their Tai-Ke rock. CHIU PI and, 激膚 My Skin Against Your Skin are the finest amongst the EDM artists. On top of that, there's the urban folk rock from the bands The Fur., and I Mean Us to bring to you a whole new experience, with the diversity and energy of Taiwan's creativity..
Austin-Koblenz Sister City Committee, the German-Texan Heritage Society and Austin Saengerrunde bring Karneval, a 800-year old tradition to Texas! Well, we will do it "Austin Style" - live music, kid's entertainment hot weather, and just a little weird...and of course with plenty of German Wurst, dance, and beers!
Walk or run the February 17th Austin Marathon 5K, half or full marathon with Team Japan!
We are excited that the Honorable Consul-General Fukushima and Honorable Vice Consul-General Sugiura will be participating on Team Japan with a dinner for Team Japan on the evening of February 16th.
Registration for the 2019 is open now. Run, walk, or cheer in support!
1. Follow this link to register. CHOOSE TEAM JAPAN in the "Join a Team" section.
2. Get ready to walk or run!
3. Raise $11, $22, or $30 per mile to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 to support sending Austin runners to Oita. Set up your fundraiser here.
Every year, GlobalAustin partners with Ten Thousand Villages to celebrate the holiday season with our community while supporting the store and GlobalAustin through the purchase of beautiful fair-trade gifts from around the world.
A percentage of sales during our holiday party go directly to GlobalAustin in support of future events and programs!
Please join us in celebration of the season while enjoying friends and light appetizers as you shop unique wares from global artisans.
FREE ADMISSION AND PLENTY OF PARKING SPOTS BEHIND THE BUILDING!
On behalf of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association, we invite you to join us in celebrating 50 years of friendship between Austin and Saltillo at the Gala De Oro on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Click here for event details, sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales.
Join the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association and Mexic-Arte Museum on Friday, November 9 from 6-9pm for a special reception and presentation of "50 Years of Friendship and Memories". The book chronicles the past five decades of friendship, respect, and mutual exchange between Sister Cities Austin, Texas and Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. There will be complementary beverages and antojitos.
Austin Sister Cities International ASCI is proud to launch our quarterly international music showcase: ASCI NIGHTS! Join us on Saturday, November 3rd at Stay Gold for an evening of international musicians, dancers, and internationally-inspired sounds from Austin-based artists.
Enjoy an afternoon of exploring Austin's rich international community through live performances, interactive games and crafts, international snacks, speakers, and so much more! Learn about all of Austin's incredible Sister Cities & Friendship Cities -- be sure to get your passport stamped! Fun for kids of all ages but most activities suited for children 5+.