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Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2015
Friday, 4 December, 2015 | 7:00 pm$125.00 – $5000.00
The Ball is SOLD OUT.
To be added to the wait list, please email email@example.com with your name, which type & how many tickets you would like and we will let you know if any spaces open up.
Photos from the Ball:
The following photos are courtesy of Berit Hessen (view album in Flickr):
Enjoy a truly festive evening at the beautiful Metropolitan Club in New York for our favorite evening of the year and the start of the Holiday Season! Included in your ticket is an open bar, a selection of hors d’oeuvres, a three course dinner, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, guest performance, Silent Auction and dancing until midnight to a live orchestra! Entertainment will be provided by Chris Norton.
Guests of Honor: Mats Zuccarello & Dr. Siri Hustvedt
Mats Zuccarello is a Norwegian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the New York Rangers of NHL. Mats has agreed to a four-year, $18 million contact worth $4.5 million annually that extends through to the 2018-19 season. He finished fifth on the team in scoring, having the second-most goals in the NHL, as the Rangers won the Presidents’ Trophy with the League’s best regular season record. Facebook | Wikipedia
Dr. Siri Hustvedt is the award winning author of six novels, a work of non fiction, and three collections of essays on subjects in both the humanities and the sciences.
Siri’s family roots are 100% Norwegian, she visits Norway frequently and spent a few years in Norway while growing up. She did 7th grade in Bergen, and when she finished High School in Northfield a year early, she returned to Bergen to complete examen artium at Katedralskolen (The Catherdral School).
She is fluent in Norwegian with a distinct Bergen accent. Siri graduated St Olaf College, with honors, including Phi Beta Kappaand, and she holds a PhD in Literature from Colombia University.
In 2012 she was awarded The International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was long listed for the prestiges Man Booker Prize and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction in 2014.
In addition to being a celebrated author, she is recognized as a brilliant art critic and a scholar of neuro-psychoanalysis and Psychology. This year she was appointed a lecturer in psychiatry at the Dewitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical Medical School of Cornell University.
In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oslo University in Norway, and October this year, she received another honorary doctorate from L’Université Stendhal, Grenoble. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
Siri Hustvedt’s novels: The Blindfold (1992), The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (1996), What I Loved (2003), The Sorrows of an American (2008), The Summer Without Men (2011) The Blazing World (2014) | sirihustvedt.net
Cultural Grant Fundraising
The funds raised in this event helps support artists with ties to Scandinavia via its Cultural Grant Program. The grants are awarded each year.
This year’s cultural award recipient is Hanne Stovring. Hanne belongs to the young generation of painters of Bornholm, Denmark. Hanne is working for SMK – the Danish National Gallery in New York, where she’s responsible of leading and developing AFSMK – American Friends of SMK’, an organization and a friendship scheme which aims to strengthen the ties between SMK and its American friends and audiences.
We have asked Hanne to create something special for our Christmas ball. She will be unveiling her painting inspired by the Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2015. You will have an opportunity to bid on this at our silent auction.
Dinner Ticket (7 pm – 12 Midnight)
Ticket (Members Only): $295
Includes: open bar during cocktails and dinner, a selection of hors d’oeuvres, a formal three course dinner, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, guest performance, Silent Auction and dancing until midnight to a live orchestra.
Dinner Ticket for:
Includes: Same as above
Table of 10: $2,950
Includes: Same as above
Viking Table of 10: $5,000
Includes: Same as above plus Champagne Dinner
After-Dinner Ticket (9 pm – 12 Midnight)
Ticket (Members & Non-Members): $145
Includes: open bar, selection of hors d’oeuvres, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, dessert buffet, Silent Auction and dancing until midnight to a live orchestra.
A Warm Welcome to the Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2015!
The American Scandinavian Society regrets it cannot offer any refunds.