In an exciting collaboration between the New York Film Academy, Dutch Blue and Mokk-a European Coffees, the New Amsterdam Dutch Pavilion in Peter Minuit Plaza adjacent to Battery Park in New York City, is scheduled to reopen in January. A gift from the Dutch to New York City in 2009, the sculptural structure symbolizes the long relationship between Holland and America, and specifically Minuit, the man who originally purchased Manhattan from the Canarsee tribe.
Serving beverages exclusively by Mokk-a, including newly developed Espresso and Decaf as well as the original Café Holland blend, the pavilion will provide a relaxing way station for travelers disembarking from the nearby Staten Island Ferry as well as film students, lecturers and the general public.
Restoration of the pavilion, which was designed by the Dutch Architectural firm UNStudio to resemble an open flower or the sails of a windmill when viewed from the air, is nearly complete. A Grand Opening is planned for March.