Established in 1922

S.V.V. Original Enzian is a folk dancing group dedicated to preserving Bavarian culture and customs.

Original Enzian is one of the oldest traditional German folk dancing groups in North America.

We hold two major events each year open to the public, the Long Island Bavarian Heritage Festival and the Bauernball. We also perform at many other venues throughout the year.

If you would like to see us at one of these events take a look at our calendar or if you are interested in us performing at one of your events, please contact us.

Contact Us

1132 Hempstead Tpke
Franklin Square, New York

Bavarian Festival

Join us at Plattduetsche Park in Franklin Square, NY for our annual Long Island Bavarian Festival Heritage Festival.


We are always looking for new members in our children’s group. Practices are held on Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.


Enjoy a wonderful evening of dancing, Schuhplattler performances (adult and children groups) and music by The Spitzbuam.

  • Virtual Bavarian Festival

    Given the current state of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, we will not be able to hold our 46th annual L.I. Bavarian Heritage Festival at the Plattduetsche Biergarten as originally planned. But fear not; your friends at Original Enzian are actively working on hosting a “virtual” Bavarian Festival to stream “live” music, dancing and Oktoberfest atmosphere directly to your homes. Our “virtual” event is scheduled for June 13 (Saturday) at 8pm. Mark it on your calendars and stay tuned for updates!