Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 4, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to officially launch NY400 Week, a citywide celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor in September 1609.

The event will take place on September 8 at 9:00 a.m. on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Secretary Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg and more than 200 guests will welcome His Royal Highness Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange and Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of The Netherlands to New York for the celebration.

An international parade of ships including NATO vessels, Dutch naval frigates, the USS Carney, typical Dutch barges, seven minesweepers, and a replica of Hudson’s ship the Half Moon and Captain Block’s Onrust and Flying Dutchman racers will sail past the Intrepid. The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy will perform and the Dutch naval ship HMNLS Tromp will offer a 21-gun salute. Visit www.ny400.org for more information.

The event will be open to the press. Media are required to RSVP to ttownsend@nycgo.com by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 7 and must carry NYPD press credentials.

Pre-set time for Cameras: 8:00 a.m. on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue).

Final access time for writers and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue).

PRESS CONTACTS:
Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

NYC & Company
Tiffany Townsend
(212) 484-1270
ttownsend@nycgo.com

NY400
Marjan Inbar
646 643 5913
Marjan.inbar@ny400.org

Royal Netherlands Embassy & Consulate General in New York City
Floris van Hövell
202 413 5020
Floris-van.hovell@minbuza.nl



PRN: 2009/872