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March 2015

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

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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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

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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April 2015

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

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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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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May 2015

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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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
$30.00 – $45.00

Join us at the Cornell Club for our annual meeting with food, drink and cultural grant performances and ceremony!

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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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September 2015

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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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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October 2015

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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$15.00 – $20.00

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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November 2015

Gallery Tour – Lower East side galleries

Saturday, 7 November, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – $10.00

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 we will have short…

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December 2015

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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$125.00 – $5000.00

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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January 2016

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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$30.00 – $35.00

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   |   Purchase tickets below or download this form to pay by…

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February 2016

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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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 made during…

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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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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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May 2016

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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Free – $110.00

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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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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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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$35.00 – $70.00

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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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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September 2016

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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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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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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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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December 2016

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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Free – $5500.00

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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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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January 2017

Annual Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Thursday, 19 January, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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$35.00 – $40.00

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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February 2017

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

Thursday, 2 February, 2017 | 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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Art Exhibit | Hanne Støvring “Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods”

Thursday, 2 February, 2017 | 6:00 pm - Saturday, 18 March, 2017 | 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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March 2017

Cultural Grant Awards: Apply by March 10, 2017

Friday, 10 March, 2017

Calling all creative artists with Scandinavian roots & interests!

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

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 | 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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April 2017

Jazz Evening with Felix Peikli’s Band

Thursday, 20 April, 2017 | 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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$30.00 – $40.00

APRIL 20 at 7:00 pm: Enjoy an evening with Felix Peikli at the Swedish Church in New York

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May 2017

2017 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 | 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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Gallery talk by Inger Wästberg at the Reinstein Ross Gallery

Thursday, 4 May, 2017 | 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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Concert: The Danish Golden Age

Thursday, 4 May, 2017 | 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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Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 | 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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Cultural Grant Recipients of 2017 Celebration Dinner

Thursday, 25 May, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Green, 5 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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$45.00

Please come and celebrate with us on May 25th, 7:00pm at Madison Green! Limited seating, get your tickets now...

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June 2017

OSLO

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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$120

Join us with a reduced ticket price to see the play OSLO at Lincoln Center on June 8th!

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September 2017

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park

Sunday, 3 September, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vasa Park, 1 Vasa Dr
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 United States
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First event of the season! Sunday, September 3 - Come visit our table!

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Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party: Saturday, September 30

Saturday, 30 September, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for storytelling & treats for children in Central Park on Sept 30! All are welcome!

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October 2017

Art and Architectural Tour on Roosevelt Island

Sunday, 22 October, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Roosevelt Island, E Main St
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 United States
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$15.00 – $20.00

We invite our Members and Friends to... A walking Art and Architectural Tour on Roosevelt Island on Sunday, October 22 from 12:00 – 3:00

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December 2017

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball

Friday, 8 December, 2017 | 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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$175.00 – $5500.00

Christmas Ball 2017 is Sold Out! Contact us for the wait list and check for early bird tickets on sale next summer!

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January 2018

Annual Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

January 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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$30.00 – $40.00

The American Scandinavian Society is delighted to present the 2017 Grant Recipients in honor of Harriet Nilsen at the annual winter concert. Performing this year are tenor Demetrios Jussi Tsinopoulos with pianist Tor Morten Kjøsnes, Rannveig Marta Sarc on violin, and Oskar Stenmark on flugelhorn.

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April 2018

An evening of jazz with the Tomas Janzon Trio

April 12 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Bar Next Door, 129 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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  Join us at 8:30pm on April 12, 2018 for an evening with the wonderful Swedish jazz band, the Tomas Janzon Trio!   Featuring the talents of Tomas Janzon on jazz guitar, Eric Wheeler on bass, and David Gibson on drums, the night will undoubtedly charm you and your guests thoroughly. Give a listen on the trio's website, www.tomasjanzon.com.   Where: The Bar Next Door (129 MacDougal Street, near 3rd St) When: 8:30pm on April 12, 2018 Music cover charge:…

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First ever Scandinavian Soccer Night with New York City Football Club at Yankee Stadium

April 29 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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The American Scandinavian Society is proud to help sponsor "Scandinavian Soccer Night" at Yankee Stadium - a new exciting Annual Event we have developed together with the New York Football Club. The New York City Football Club---currently leading their League standings---has 3 Scandinavian International Professional players: Alexander Ring from Finland Jo Inge Berget from Norway Anton Tinnerholm from Sweden This is part of our Society‘s efforts to support the cultural exchange here in the NYC area. Join us at 4:30pm for…

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May 2018

Annual Meeting & Cultural Grants Ceremony ~ 2018

May 23 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Battery Gardens Restaurant, 1 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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$45.00 – $75.00

The American Scandinavian Society of New York, Inc. Invites Members and Friends to... ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & CULTURAL GRANT CEREMONY Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018   The American Scandinavian Society is proud to announce our 2018 Cultural Grant Recipients:   • Kamilla Talbot, painter - America • Kaisa Mäensivu, double bass - Finland • Tor Morten Kjøsnes, piano - Norway • Virva Hinnemo, painter, fine art - Sweden   2018 Lifetime Honorary Awards:   • Felix Peikli, clarinet - Norway • Tomas Janzon,…

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September 2018

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park

September 2 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vasa Park, 1 Vasa Dr
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 United States
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First event of the season! Sunday, September 2 - Come visit our table!

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Ugly Duckling Birthday

September 29 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for storytelling & treats for children in Central Park on Sept 29! All are welcome!

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October 2018

Falltrip: Theodore Roosevelt home Sagamore Hill!

October 14 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 117711 United States
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The Swedish Women’s Educational Association in New York (SWEA) has extended an invitation to ASS members to join them on an excursion to Sagamore Hill, President Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, Long Island.   (Photo/Kathy Willens)     During the seven summers he served as President it became known as the summer White House, as it played host to numerous visits by foreign dignitaries and also peace talk to end the Russo-Japanese war. The building in the Orchard, home…

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