Edelweiss-Passaic, Inc, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1957 in Passaic County, New Jersey, for cultural, charitable and educational purposes. We promote and foster the heritage and culture of Bavaria, as well as other regions of Germany, Austria, and other European countries, through its customs and traditions, folk dancing, folk music and ethnic costumes.
We rehearse, both adults and children, weekly at the American Legion Hall in Hawthorne, and hold annual events at the Pompton Lakes Elks. We hold our monthly general meetings at the Fairfield VFW.
We wear traditional Bavarian costume and perform Bavarian Schuhplattler dances and other European folk dances. We perform mostly in New Jersey but also in neighboring states and compete in Gaufests hosted by the Gauverband Nordamerika.
Please contact us to add some authentic Bavarian entertainment to your event. We love to dance!