2022 Events

Join the Sister Cities Yorktown Board of Directors in welcoming everyone to our webpage! News, updates, events, volunteering opportunities, recipes…it’s all here.

Head over to the “Contact Us” page on this website if you have questions or are ready to get involved.

NOTE: All events subject to change due to changes in Covid-19 protocols and best practices. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Another Great Wine Tasting- Join Sister Cities Yorktown on July 14 (Bastille Day) for a wine tasting with Bridget Goeke from WineBow wine distributors.  That event will be at the Hornsby House Inn at 6PM.  You will taste 5 different wines paired with foods that complement the wines.  All the wines will be from the Languedoc – Roussillon Region near our sister city in Port-Vendres. This event is sure to be a sellout.  To sign up to attend go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-celebration-and-wine-tasting-tickets-348858213307?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing.  You can also just go to Eventbrite and search Sister Cities Yorktown.

Save the Date  – On August 25, Sister Cities Yorktown will be having a free breakfast event at Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown at 9 AM.   Brigadier General John Kline, Commanding General from Joint Base Langley – Eustis will be speaking on “The Value of International Relationships.”  This is event is sure to be a popular event and registration is limited.  If you are interested in attending email us at contact@sistercitiesyorktown.org.

French Market Success – The annual Sister Cities French Market was held on April 16 in conjunction with the Yorktown Farmers Market.  At this event we try to replicate the Saturday Market in Port Vendres, France.  There were booths for a silent auction with many great items, a wine garden with French Wines, a student booth, and the ever-popular marche aux puces (flea market).  If you missed us join us next year on April 15, 2023.

News From Port Vendres- The 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Port Vendres will be held in 2023 and Sister Cities Yorktown has been invited to attend.  We are currently standing by for more information and specific dates that will be released this summer. 

On a sad note, former Mayor Jean Romero and his wife Michele were in a horrible accident on a skiing vacation in Grenoble.  They were both hit from behind by a snowmobile and suffered extensive injuries.  Mayor Romero “escaped” with broken ribs and contusions and Michele Romero was not as lucky.  She endured several injuries to her face, eye, cheekbone, and shin.  Her injuries required several surgeries required several surgeries with more on the horizon.  She has been moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility and is still unable to eat solid foods.  All of us in Sister Cities Yorktown are hoping for a successful recovery.

Soiree en Blanc- This year’s Soiree en Blanc will be held on October 5, 2022.  This is an event that is held in Paris each year and other locations around the world.  Everyone dresses in white and brings a meal.  The location is not released until the week before, but we can say it will be in the greater Yorktown area.  More information on that event will be releases as we get closer to the event.

Help Wanted – Sister Cities Yorktown is the primary non-profit for the Yorktown Wine Festival on October 1.  We will received a portion of the proceeds based on the number of volunteers we bring to the event.  More information will come out as we get closer but if you have a few hours to help out send us an email at contact@sistercitiesyorktown.org

We are also looking for a graphic artist that might be able to donate 2 – 3 hours 3-4 times a year. If you can help out email us at contact@sistercitiesyorktown.org.