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May 2017
$45.00

Cultural Grant Recipients of 2017 Celebration Dinner

May 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Green, 5 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Please come and celebrate with us on May 25th, 7:00pm at Madison Green! Limited seating, get your tickets now...

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Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin

May 9 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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The Nationalmuseum partners with the Morgan to bring more than 75 masterpieces to New York for a rare visit. Join us on a tour May 9 | RSVP by May 2!

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Concert: The Danish Golden Age

May 4 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States
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May 4, 2017 at Symphony Space. Our members receive a special price: HALF OFF the tickets!

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Gallery talk by Inger Wästberg at the Reinstein Ross Gallery

May 4 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reinstein Ross Gallery, 30 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Join us for a talk by Inger Wästberg at The Gallery at Reinstein/Ross 30 Gansevoort Street at 5:00-6:00 PM on May 4th: RSVP today!

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2017 Annual Meeting

May 2 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Join us MAY 2nd at 7:30 pm - Reception will follow

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April 2017
$30.00 - $40.00

Jazz Evening with Felix Peikli’s Band

April 20 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Svenska kyrkan | Swedish Church in New York, 5 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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APRIL 20 at 7:00 pm: Enjoy an evening with Felix Peikli at the Swedish Church in New York

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March 2017

Closing Reception | Hanne Støvring “Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods”

March 18 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Please join us for the closing reception Saturday, March 18 from 4–6 pm at the Trygve Lie Gallery at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.

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Cultural Grant Awards: Apply by March 10, 2017

March 10

Calling all creative artists with Scandinavian roots & interests!

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February 2017

Art Exhibit | Hanne Støvring “Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods”

February 2 | 6:00 pm - March 18 | 5:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Come see "Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods" by Hanne Støvring on exhibit from Feb 2 - March 18!

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Opening Reception | Hanne Støvring “Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods”

February 2 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Opening Reception | Hanne Støvring "Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods" February 2nd at 6:00 pm

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January 2017
$35.00 - $40.00

Annual Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

January 19 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society is delighted to present some of the Grant Recipients 2016 in honor of Harriet Nilsen on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 4 December, 2016 | 8:00 am - Saturday, 7 January, 2017 | 5:00 pm

Merry Christmas! Gleðileg jól! Hyvää joulua! God Jul! Glædelig jul! CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM THE BALL!

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Free - $5500.00

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball – December 2nd, 2016

Friday, 2 December, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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SOLD OUT! This year we celebrate & honor a most Remarkable Scandinavian Achievement! Our Guest of Honor 2016 is Mr. Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief and Artistic Leader of New York City Ballet.

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November 2016

Art Tour of Chelsea Galleries and Artists studios – November 19th!

Saturday, 19 November, 2016 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mia Enell Studio, 526 West 26th Street
New York, NY United States
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Join us SATURDAY for brunch & to visit several important Galleries in the Chelsea district as well as the Studio of Swedish artist Mia Enell!

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October 2016

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks at Iguana NYC

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Iguana, 240 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 8 p.m.!

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September 2016

Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party: Saturday, September 24

Saturday, 24 September, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for storytelling & treats for children in Central Park on Sept 24! All are welcome!

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First event of the season! Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park: Sunday, September 4

Sunday, 4 September, 2016 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vasa Park, 1 Vasa Dr
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 United States
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Please join us at this year's 32nd Scandinavian Fest - rain or shine! Scandinavian Fest, held at Vasa Park, NJ, is the largest outdoor Scandinavian Festival on the East Coast celebrating the food, crafts, arts and traditions of the Nordic countries. Enjoy entertainment, vendors, souvenirs and much more at the Fest! American Scandinavian Society will be having a booth at the Festival - so come and visit us and the ScanFest! Learn more & purchase tickets at scanfest.org!

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June 2016

Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World

Saturday, 4 June, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society invites members and friends to... "Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World" 11:00 am on Saturday, June 4th Tuomas Hiltunen, a former VP for Finland and a grant recipient will accompany the tour. Exhibit at Bard Graduate Center Gallery  |  Website Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World is the first exhibition in the United States to examine Artek, a pioneering Finnish design company founded in 1935, and the first to have a specific…

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May 2016
$35.00 - $70.00

2016 Annual Meeting & Cultural Grants Ceremony

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PIER A – HARBOR HOUSE, 22 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society of New York, Inc. Invites Members and Friends to... ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & CULTURAL GRANT CEREMONY Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 Personal invitation from Lena Stenwall, President   |   Absentee ballot (pdf) LOCATION Pier A Harbor House  |  22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004   |   Pier A's Website Enjoy an evening with music, food and drink at a building even more historic than the American Scandinavian Society! Pier A was built in 1884 for immigration and re-opened to…

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Norwegian Horizons: May 5 – Sept 5

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 | 10:00 am - Monday, 5 September, 2016 | 5:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Ole Ertzeid is a landscape painter primarily depicting nature scenes. Exhibiting these works in Trygve Lie Gallery underlines the historical links between New York and Southern Norway. The very landscape the immigrants left behind can now be seen in the city they chose as their new home. As a reminder – and as a friendly “welcome home”.

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Free - $110.00

Welcoming Spring Cruise 2016

Sunday, 1 May, 2016 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
World Yacht Marina, Pier 81, West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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We invite members & friends to WELCOME SPRING with the Annual Scandinavian Luncheon on the Hudson River!

Come enjoy traditional Scandinavian food and drink, including Swedish meatballs, herring and other delicacies, Aquavit, wine & beer, coffee & dessert. Music & Entertainment by Jeanne Eriksson Andersen and “Smörgåsbandet.”

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March 2016

Closing Reception | KAMILLA TALBOT “My Scandinavia”

Sunday, 20 March, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Please join us for the closing reception Sunday, March 20 from 4–6 pm at the Trygve Lie Gallery at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.

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February 2016

ROMANSER: A TRIBUTE TO KJERULF

Friday, 26 February, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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JANE THORNGREN &WALTER MACNEIL Join us for a very special evening of song! Soprano Jane Thorngren and tenor Walter MacNeil will be returning to the Norwegian Seamen’s Church to present a concert Friday, February 26. The program will open with songs by great Scandinavians, then, following, there will be Neopolitan, Cabaret, and Broadway songs. To mark the bicentennial of Halfdan Kjerulf, Edvard Grieg’s predecessor, a varied group of pieces will tip the hat to this distinguished Norwegian composer. With two…

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Opening Reception | KAMILLA TALBOT “My Scandinavia”

Thursday, 4 February, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Photos from the Opening: (view album in Flickr): NEW YORK, —The American Scandinavian Society presents the debut Manhattan solo exhibition of the paintings of Kamilla Talbot, “My Scandinavia,” at the Trygve Lie Gallery, open February 4 – March 20, 2016. The show includes 18 works on paper and seven oil paintings done en plein air or in the studio, based on the artist’s travels in Scandinavia and her personal connection to Denmark. Central to the show are works…

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Art Exhibit | KAMILLA TALBOT “My Scandinavia”

Thursday, 4 February, 2016 | 6:00 pm - Sunday, 20 March, 2016 | 8:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society presents the debut Manhattan solo exhibition of the paintings of Kamilla Talbot, “My Scandinavia,” at the Trygve Lie Gallery The show includes 18 works on paper and seven oil paintings done en plein air or in the studio, based on the artist’s travels in Scandinavia and her personal connection to Denmark.

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January 2016
$30.00 - $35.00

Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Thursday, 21 January, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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We invite our members and friends to the 2016 Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert, featuring two of our fabulous 2015 Cultural Grants Recipients:  Eva Ingolf & Timothy Stoddard Learn more about Icelandic violinist, Eva Ingolf & American tenor, Timothy Stoddard Eva Ingolf Timothy Stoddard When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Reception to follow Where: Norwegian Seamen’s Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY Tickets: Members: $30  |  Non-Members: $35   |…

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December 2015
$125.00 - $5000.00

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2015

Friday, 4 December, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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The Ball is SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait list, please email info@americanscandinavian.org 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!…

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November 2015
Free - $10.00

Gallery Tour – Lower East side galleries

Saturday, 7 November, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alexander Tovborg November 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Please join us for lunch at 12:30 at the fabled NOHO Star, 330 Lafayette Street at the corner of Bleeker, followed by a 2pm tour of Lower East Side Galleries, with a focus on Scandinavian artists. Art advisor Anita Alvin Nilert will guide us through what has quickly become a hub of the Contemporary art scene in New York. We will visit a number of galleries where…

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October 2015
$15.00 - $20.00

Changes in the Danish Nationality Act and the Reacquisition of Danish Citizenship

Friday, 30 October, 2015 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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We invite our Members and Friends to a presentation by Peter L. Hessellund-Jensen "Changes in the Danish Nationality Act and the Reacquisition of Danish Citizenship"   Friday, October 30th at 6:15 P.M. Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street (betw. 1 & 2 Aves), New York Photos from the meeting: Donation: Members: $15     |     Non-members: $20    |    Pay online below or pay by check (download form) Reception to follow

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September 2015

Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party

Saturday, 26 September, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your family to our first event of the season - storytelling for the children with treats provided in Central Park!

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Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park!

Sunday, 6 September, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Please join us at this year's Scandinavian Fest - rain or shine! Scandinavian Fest, held at Vasa Park, NJ, is the largest outdoor Scandinavian Festival on the East Coast celebrating the food, crafts, arts and traditions of the Nordic countries. Enjoy entertainment, vendors, souvenirs and much more at the Fest! American Scandinavian Society will be having a booth at the Festival - so come and visit us and the ScanFest! Learn more at scanfest.org!  

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August 2015

Carl Nielsen & Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary Concert with Thomas Storm & Tanya Gabrielian

Thursday, 20 August, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm Scandinavia House, New York (free)  |   More info...   Concert - in Celebration of the 150th Anniversaries of the outstanding Danish and Finnish composers Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius Welcome to a festive evening of music to celebrate the Anniversaries! The Concert will highlight some of Nielsen's and Sibelius' most beloved works sung by one of the most sought-after Danish baritones who will be accompanied by a pianist who has captivated audiences worldwide.…

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May 2015
$30.00 - $45.00

Annual Meeting for Members and the 2015 Cultural Grants Ceremony

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Join us at the Cornell Club for our annual meeting with food, drink and cultural grant performances and ceremony!

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Sami Joik Concert with Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda

Saturday, 9 May, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Founded by Pirttijärvi-Länsman in 2009, Ulda is devoted to expressing themes of Sámi culture and the north. Learn more...

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April 2015

Surprise Tribute to Rolf Kristian Stang

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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A Surprise Tribute to Rolf Kristian Stang, a devoted member who has for 30-plus years contributed to our Society with talents, on many fronts with singers who have worked with him as repertoire and language coach.

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Cruising Scandinavian Style – Past and Present

Wednesday, 8 April, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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RESCHEDULED! Theodore W. Scull is an author, travel writer and lecturer specializing in destinations, railway and maritime subjects and New York City. He has traveled to 50 states, all Canadian provinces and the seven continents and has spent over five years of his life aboard 250 passenger-carrying vessels of all types, with the quirkier the better!

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March 2015

Closing Reception, Lecture & Print Sale: David Barthold

Thursday, 26 March, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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David Barthold will give a talk and answer questions regarding studio practice and printmaking techniques. There will be a demonstration of burin engraving and visitors will be able to examine the original copper plates used to make the prints on display.

A selection of David Barthold's limited edition prints will also be available for immediate purchase.

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Join David Barthold as he makes drawings

Saturday, 14 March, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Please join David this Saturday. He will be sitting with his show, making some drawings, receiving visitors and catching up with friends.

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February 2015

Opening Reception: David Barthold, Paintings, Drawing & Prints

Thursday, 5 February, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Olav V Church and Norwegian Cultural Center, Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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We invite you to the opening reception of our very own David Barthold: Paintings, Drawing & Prints

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January 2015

Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert, featuring Maestro Magnus Mårtensson

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The American Scandinavian Society of New York proudly presents the 2015 Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert, featuring Maestro Magnus Mårtensson, a renowned Swedish/American Pianist and a Master of Comedy!

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Siri Berg: COLOR AND SPACE @Hionas Gallery

Thursday, 8 January, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To kick off the New Year Hionas Gallery will on January 8 open with Siri Berg: Color and Space. The artist Siri Berg has kindly invited all the Members of the A.S.S. to the opening reception on January 8, 6-8 pm. A warm welcome to all Members!

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December 2014
$145.00 - $5000.00

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2014

Friday, 5 December, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Enjoy our favorite evening of the year with some hors d’oeuvres, dinner, the Lucia Presentation, guest performances, open bar and dancing until midnight to an 8-piece orchestra! The Society is truly privileged to have as the Guest of Honor this year the celebrated Finnish actress, dancer and singer Taina Elg!

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November 2014

A backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera

Sunday, 23 November, 2014 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tours of the Met increase your understanding of how the company works. Backstage tours visit production areas not usually seen by the general public. Tickets: $18 per person for groups of 10 or more. Pay by credit card or PayPal below, or to pay by check, download this form for instructions. Space is limited! Purchase your tickets by November 13.

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“i live In Life” a documentary by Lars Fuchs at Big MINI Media Festival

Friday, 14 November, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
LIU Brooklyn Campus, Spike Lee Screening Room, 1 University Plaza (corner of Flatbush Ave and DeKalb Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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"i live In Life" by Lars Fuchs, a short documentary about his Mom, Alzheimer's, and loss, is being shown at the Big MINI Media Festival

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October 2014

Decoda Concert at Scandinavia House

Thursday, 30 October, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society is proud to announce that the talented 2014 Icelandic recipient of the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Grant, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir (cello), will together with three other prominent musicians perform at Scandinavia House on October 30, 2014. The Concert presents a program of new music and recent compositions from Iceland's Music Festival.

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Saturday Chelsea Gallery Tour – Scandinavian Artists

Saturday, 25 October, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elfi von Kantzow Alvin and Anita Alvin Nilert will guide us through Chelsea while making select gallery stops. Including Swedish Artist Eva Hild, Norwegian Artist Fredrik Vaerslev and others.

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An evening on Jonas Bronck

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Svenska Kyrkan (Swedish Seamen’s Church), 5 East 48th Street near Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017 United States
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A fascinating evening on Jonas Bronck the Swede, who gave the New York borough of The Bronx its name with Mr. Brian G. Andersson...

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September 2014

Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your family to our first event of the season - storytelling for the children with treats provided in Central Park!

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August 2014

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park!

Sunday, 31 August, 2014 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vasa Park, 1 Vasa Dr
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 United States
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Welcome to join us at the Scandinavian Fest for entertainment, vendors, souvenirs and much more... American Scandinavian Society will be having a booth at the Festival - so come by and visit us!

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May 2014

Annual General Meeting with Election of Officers & Cultural Grants Ceremony 2014

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Battery Gardens Restaurant, 1 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Election of officers, cultural grant ceremony, reception & performances by cultural grant winners.

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