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American Citizen Services and Passport Day

Message for U.S. Citizens

American FlagThe U.S. Consulate General in Munich annually opens its doors to U.S. citizens and hosts the American Citizen Services (ACS) Information and Passport Day.  This year ACS Information Day will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the U.S. Consulate General on Koeniginstrasse 5.  The event is open to U.S. citizens and their immediate family members.

This multi-purpose event provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passport on a Saturday, attend our Information Fair to learn about the various services available to them from U.S. and German civic and government organizations in Bavaria, and to enjoy an American-style 4th of July cookout.

If you would like to renew your passport on June 17, click here to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for a list of the documents required for the appointment and for information on other citizenship services, such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which are offered at the U.S. Consulate General during normal business hours.

To learn more about the Information Fair and the list of organizations that will be attending, visit the Mission Germany website. Even if you don’t need to renew a passport, come and join us in the shade for the 4th of July cookout!  Some of your favorite American food, chips, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

We hope to see you there!  Please bring your passport for entry.  Remember that personal electronic devices and backpacks are not allowed into the Consulate.


OBACHT! Kultur-im-Quartier

From  June  23-25  over  50  artist studios in Haidhausen will be open daily  from  2-9  p.m.  One  of  the  participating  studios is Hands Gallery, owned and operated by AAUPW member Claudia Ziersch. Hands  Gallery will be offerering 6 different mini-workshops – ranging from paper folding to crocheting. Don’t  miss  this  rare  opportunity  to  view and support a wide variety of local artists! More information is available at: www.kultur-im-quartier.de

Prayer of the Mothers – Nothing is as certain as Peace


Peace is only possible when women of integrity and faith stand up for the future of their children!
When: Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2 pm – Münchner Freiheit!

Deeply touched by the peace process in Israel in the autumn of 2016, singer and peace activist Yael Deckelbaum ( see video), wrote a song which would become a symbol of this movement for peace and the worldwide Women's Marches. Now here in Munich, we are joining in the worldwide Women's Marches. The starting point is Münchner Freiheit. The Münchner Friedenszug will follow the Leopoldstrasse to Professor-Huber-Platz. The Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum will participate in the Munich march and will sing along with us.

The march is the expression of a global movement which focuses not on competition, but rather on connection, not exclusion but on humanity, not on intolerance but on freedom and diversity. It is about nothing less than changing our view and perspective, our coexistence with one another and life in the whole: Away from what separates us, to what connects us. This is nothing less than a small revolution.  Come and be a part of it! Come and march in Munich on June 24th and bring all your friends with you.

Share the event on Facebook and invite your friends to our event: https://www.facebook.com/PrayerofthemothersMunich

Walking Tour

Program Meeting - June 2017

There is no Program Meeting in the month of June,  as we hold our annual walking tour which is only open to members and their families.

For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Book Club - April 2017

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes Book CoverThis month we are meeting to discuss Anglo Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson.

If you are interested in joining, please email our club president for more details .

Tuesday, April 25th at 19:00
As always, please bring some food to share!

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

“What Makes a Good Life?” a TED Talk

Program Meeting - April 2017

Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM

The topic of our April meeting is  "What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness," a TED talk by Harvard researcher Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a 75-year-long study on the lives of 724 adult men.

Dr. Waldinger is the fourth Director of the study, which is now following their wives (who said it’s about time!) and over 2000 children. The study has looked at the work, home lives (including intimate conversations with their wives) and health (including medical records) of a split group of men from one of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods and Harvard Sophomores.

For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

March for Science in Munich

Support Free Science on Earth Day, April 22

The March for Science was a series of marches and rallies held in Munich, Germany, Washington, D.C. and over 600 cities across the world on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. The march was a non-partisan movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives.[7]

The March for Science in Munich on April 22  ended with a closing rally at Siegestor, where various speakers spoke under the motto"For Free Science and Facts-Based Policy." The organizers called upon scientists and citizens to take to the streets and jointly stand up for the values ​​and endurance of evidence-based and free science. "With the March for Science, we want to focus attention on science and its achievements," said Randolph Caldwell, who organized the Munich March for Science. "Everyone who is concerned about the careful distinction between verified facts and personal opinion is invited to take part in this worldwide demonstration for research and science."

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society in Munich explains: "We are living in a time when things which had been self-evident are suddenly being questioned. The freedom of science is being questioned internationally - this is also the case in Europe. And although science in the 21st century – in the face of urgent global challenges such as climate change, the preservation of biodiversity, or the fight against infectious diseases – is more important than ever, we feel that evidence-based knowledge is increasingly under pressure. This is unacceptable not only for science, but also for civil societies. We have a responsibility. The March for Science is the opportunity to make this responsibility visible". 

To find out more about the Science March in Munich movement visit them on Facebook or on the March for Science Germany Website which contains  contains other interesting tidbits such as this theory about why Fön and its ilk affect people’s moods:  ions created by winds may prompt changes in emotional states .

ESME Spring Concert 2017

Anchored Souls Flyer
The next ESME (English-Speaking Musical Ensembles) event is coming up this month. Anchored Souls: some gospel, some Polish, some 9-part harmony.

April 22, 2017 at 7pm
Einstein Kultur
Einsteinstrasse 42
Munich 81675

Tickets are available via the ESME website, with reduced prices for students and children.


Entity Theater’s Spring production: “Numbers”

Entity English Theatre’s 2017 spring production is the European premiere of “Numbers,” originally written in Spanish by Mar Gómez Glez for the Royal Court Theatre in London, and translated into English by William Gregory.

In 2009, the crew of the Spanish shrimp trawler Francisco y Catalina rescued 51 migrants drifting aboard a sinking raft in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew and refugees were denied access to the Maltese port of Valletta and were left stranded. They struggled to survive as food, water, and patience quickly dwindled. Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts were made to resolve the situation while the matter was hotly debated by the public and media.

“Numbers” is based on the events which transpired while the vessel was stuck in diplomatic limbo. It is a political play. It’s serious, it’s satirical, it’s deep, yet it is also humorous.

Performances are at Pepper Theater, pep Einkaufs-Center, U5/U7 Neuperlach Zentrum

April 27 – 29, 2017 at 8 pm
April 30, 2017 at 3 pm
May 4 – 6, 2017 at 8 pm
May 7, 2017 at 3 pm

To purchase tickets, please go to www.entitytheatre.com

Handel’s Messiah – Easter Music

Sing-a-Long Messiah and Open Sing

Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 pm

For a bit of Spring joy, come along and sing the Messiah (Easter section) with orchestra and professional / semi-professional soloists. This event has been held for (at least) the last 35 years and is always a wonderful, friendly occasion. Admission free (donations welcome).

Scores are provided, bring your own if you have one. Listeners are welcome, too.

Church of the Ascension
Seybothstr. 4
81545 Munich