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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  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

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.

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


“Soiree en Blanc 2019”

Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., Rain or shine
Location announced 24 hours in advance
Sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown
Reserve tickets or a table here:
Soiree Eventbrite

“French Market 2019”

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Yorktown Waterfront, Rain or Shine
Sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown

Don’t miss this annual rite of spring! Come taste French crepes, Parisian-style macaroons, and refresh yourself at the Wine Garden. There are opportunities to bid on fine items at our silent auction as well. All proceeds support programming by Sister Cities Yorktown, including citizen and student exchanges. Volunteers needed!

Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 4-6 p.m., Riverwalk Restaurant
Sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown

“Annual Meeting Winter Chill Chaser”

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown


Please mark your calendars for our annual meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Joe & Mimma’s, 5742 George Washington Memorial Highway in the Grafton Shopping Center, from 3:30-5 p.m. We will elect our new officers, highlight plans for 2017, review our budget, and celebrate accomplishments of 2016.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided. Please RSVP so we can insure sufficient food and beverages for everyone.

Don’t forget 2017 plans include both student and citizen exchanges with Port-Vendres, France!

RSVP here:
Registration closes January 26.


April 22: Sister Cities Yorktown French Market, Yorktown Waterfront
March 26- April 4: York County High School Students Depart for Exchange with French Students
January 28: Sister Cities Yorktown Annual Meeting


October 1: Yorktown Wine Festival, Yorktown Waterfront; Sister Cities Yorktown is non-profit sponsor; volunteers needed!
September 29: “Soirée en Blanc,” Freight Shed, 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. A table can be purchased for $150
July 14: Bastille Day Dinner, Riverwalk Restaurant, 7 p..m., $75
July 15: Sister Cities International Day, Yorktown
June 10: Creme Brûlée Class, $12, home of President George Hrichak
April 23: Sister Cities Yorktown French Market, Yorktown Waterfront
February 28: Sister Cities Yorktown Annual Meeting


October 28: Meet the New County Administrator, Neil Armstrong Speaks, Riverwalk Restaurant, 8-9 a.m. FREE breakfast.
October 19: Yorktown Day and visit of French student delegation to Yorktown. Home visits.
October 3: Yorktown Wine Festival, Sister Cities Yorktown non-profit sponsor
August 13: Sister Cities Norfolk Toulon Committee’s Soiree en Blanc
July 26: Sister Cities Yorktown Semi-Annual Meeting: Picnique and Boules, Grace Church, Yorktown
July 14: Bastille Day Dinner, Riverwalk Restaurant
July 26: Sister Cities Yorktown Semi-Annual Meeting: Picnique and Boules, Grace Church, Yorktown
June 5-9: Visit of Lafayette replica ship, l’Hermione, Yorktown Waterfront
June 2-9: Visit of Citizen Delegation from Port-Vendres, France; 25th anniversary of relationship; presentation of Quintilla Medal to Georges Grau of Port-Vendres
May 20: Presentation of Quintilla Medal to Anne-Marie de Cruz, in Port-Vendres, France
April 18: Annual French Market, Yorktown Waterfront
March 31-April 12: Yorktown Student Exchange to Port-Vendres and Ceret, France. Home visits.
February 11: Presentation of Sister Cities Yorktown Scholarships to two York County students participating in student exchange (in collaboration with the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc.)
January 18: Sister Cities Yorktown Annual Meeting, Yorktown Library


November 2-4: Walking Lantern Tour, Historic Yorktown
October 6: Yorktown Wine Festival, Sister Cities Yorktown non-profit sponsor
June: Membership tea, home of Ken and Sandy Matthews
July: Semi-annual meeting
April 26: Annual French Market, Ken Matthews Garden Center
January 19: Annual Meeting, Yorktown Library

Occasional Language classes: Taught by York County French teachers. Dates and location to be announced. $10 for members + a dish to share.


October 20-24: Yorktown Citizen delegation exchange to Port-Vendres, France
October 17-23: French student exchange group in Yorktown for Yorktown Day
October 5: Yorktown Wine Festival, Sister Cities Yorktown non-profit sponsor
July 28: Semi-annual meeting, Riverwalk Restaurant, presentation of Quintilla medals to Shirley Estes and Deborah Marquardt
July 14: Bastille Day dinner, Riverwalk Restaurant
May 4: Annual French Market, Ken Matthews Garden Center
April 19: Membership tea, home of Don & Belinda Willis
March 12: Membership tea, home of Walt & Laurel Zaremba
January 21: Winter Wine Dinner, LeYaCa
January 13: Annual Business Meeting, Tabb Library.


French Market (left); Bastille Day Wine Dinner (right)


Semi-Annual Meeting
, July 21, business and pleasure with generous hors d’oeuvres by Joe & Mima’s

Student Exchange,September 30-October 8. Eleven York County French students visit Port-Vendres, France, and nearby Ceret to take classes in the French lycee, stay with French families, and tour area sites. First Quintilla Medal presented to Antoinette Quintilla at the City Hall in Port-Vendres.

Bastille Day Wine Dinner, July 14, Riverwalk Restaurant. Sold-out.

French Market, Ken Matthews Garden Center, April 28. Fresh produce, eggs, bread, pastries, French chocolate, marché puce (flea market), silent auction.

Gail & Gary King host February language class for La Fête des Rois.

Language classes, monthly September-April.

LeYaca Winter Wine Dinner, Jan. 19. Sold out.

Annual Business Meeting, Tabb Library, Jan. 8, with a short celebration in recognition of Epiphany with the traditional La Galette des Rois (King Cake).


20th Anniversary Yorktown-Port-Vendres, October 17-21, Port=Vendres Citizen Delegation Visits Yorktown; September 15-20, Yorktown Citizen Delegation Visits Port-Vendres