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November 2011

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2011

Friday, 25 November, 2011 | 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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What a wonderful evening at the Metropolitan club! Here are some photos from the event to browse as well as a copy of the Christmas Ball Journal.

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April 2012

Choir of the World

Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of Scandinavian Contemporary Dance and Choral Music

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May 2012

Spring Cruise on the Hudson 2012

Sunday, 6 May, 2012 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Members and friends welcome spring cruising on board The Princess.

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The Raven’s Kiss

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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An Operatic Tale of Iceland

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September 2012

Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party

Saturday, 22 September, 2012 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our first event of the season was HCA-storytelling, complete with the usual goodies provided by our American Scandinavian Board members. View photos from the event here!

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Tour of Kykuit & Dinner

Sunday, 30 September, 2012 | 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tour Kykuit and enjoy a light supper immediately after.

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October 2012

Love, Lust and Longing, Jazz Concert with Anders Holst & Eva Engman

Thursday, 11 October, 2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Jazz Concert featuring Swedish jazz singer Anders Holst and Swedish singer, dancer and actor, Eva Engman. Check out photos from the event!

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November 2012

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2012

Friday, 30 November, 2012 | 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Another year passes as we celebrate the holidays and being together at the Metropolitan club! Browse the slideshow of photos from the event...

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January 2013

Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert 2013

Thursday, 17 January, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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On January 17th, the American Scandinavian Society of New York held the annual Winter Concert honoring the late Harriet Nilsen. Having a concert in the dark month of January to feature some of the performing artists that the ASS has awarded Cultural Grants, was Harriet’s brainchild. Her enthusiastic spirit served as an inspiration to us all in the Society, and she is sorely missed by us all.

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February 2013

CITYSCAPES

Thursday, 7 February, 2013 | 6:00 pm - Thursday, 14 March, 2013 | 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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By two Danish architect-painters, Mikael A. Olrik & Morten Olrik.

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The Stockholm Octavo Reading

Sunday, 24 February, 2013 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An Afternoon of Swedish-inspired reading by Karen Engelmann's of her recently released book "The Stockholm Octavo"

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Selma Lagerlöf’s: The Saga of Gösta Berling

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Northern Influences: Americans Look at Great Nordic Writers

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May 2013

Welcoming Spring Cruise 2013

Sunday, 5 May, 2013 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Annual Scandinavian Luncheon on the Hudson River with music and entertainment by Jeanne Eriksson Andersen and “Smörgåsbandet”

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An Enchanted Evening with renowned Icelandic solo guitarist Björn Thoroddsen

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 | 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Björn Thoroddsen truly enchanted us with his amazing personality, humor, and vibrance. Thank you Björn for sharing your talent with us in NYC!

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June 2013

Annual General Meeting with Election of Officers & Cultural Grants Ceremony

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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We invite members and friends to join us in the election of officers and to meet the 2013 Cultural Grant recipients.

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Jazz concert by the new trio Hirvonen/Cohen/Goldbas

Thursday, 27 June, 2013 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Channeling the spirit and style of the classic organ trios of the 60s, the trio performs music popularized by Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Jack McDuff, and George Benson.

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September 2013

Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party

Saturday, 14 September, 2013 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our first event of the season was HCA-storytelling, complete with the usual goodies provided by our American Scandinavian Board members. View photos from the event here!

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Brunch & a tour of the Cloisters

Saturday, 28 September, 2013 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, One Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040 United States
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An outing at the Cloisters: We will meet at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park at 10:30 am where brunch is served at 11:00 am. Following we will take a short walk to the highest elevation in Manhattan, from there to the Heather Garden and then a short distance to the Cloisters.

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October 2013

A Swedish Literary Icon: The Writings of Stig Dagerman in America

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Stig Dagerman was one of Sweden's most prolific and acclaimed post-war writers. Novelist Siri Hustvedt, translator Steven Hartman, and PEN Translation Committee Chair Susan Bernofsky read and discuss Stig Dagerman’s writings with moderator Ann Kjellberg. The author's daughter, Lo Dagerman, will introduce a short documentary, Our Need for Consolation.

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December 2013

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2013

Friday, 6 December, 2013 | 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 largest annual event - the Christmas Ball! All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, Lucia Procession and dancing until midnight to an 8-piece orchestra. Purchase your dinner ticket now.

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January 2014

The Annual Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 | 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 presents some of its Grant Recipients in honor of Harriet Nilsen. Take a break from winter with Kjersti Kveli, Helena Liljeblad, & Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano!

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February 2014

Join two American Scandinavian Society grant recipients and other Scandinavian artists to celebrate NOoSPHERE Arts’ 3rd Anniversary

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
NOoSPHERE Arts, 251 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Celebrate work by more than 30 Scandinavian artists, including some recent work by two of our former grant recipients: Sol Kjøk (2012) & Anne Katrine Senstad (2006) Download invitation (pdf)

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PATRIK GRAHAM Bagels and Other Portraits, Opening Reception

Thursday, 20 February, 2014 | 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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Patrik Graham's exhibition, opened by Honorary Consul General of Sweden, David Dangoor, curated by Elfi von Kantzow Alvin and Anita Alvin Nilert will be on view through March 27th.

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March 2014

“The New Global Landscape” by Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations

Monday, 24 March, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
International Peace Institute (IPI), 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 United States
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We invite our Members and Friends to a talk by Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.

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PATRIK GRAHAM Bagels & Other Portraits, Closing Party

Thursday, 27 March, 2014 | 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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You are invited to attend the closing party for Patrik Graham's exhibition, opened by Honorary Consul General of Sweden, David Dangoor, curated by Elfi von Kantzow Alvin and Anita Alvin Nilert on March 27th.

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April 2014

“Paavo: A Life in Five Courses,” a documentary

Friday, 4 April, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tribeca Cinemas, Theater 1, 54 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013 United States
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We invite our Members and Friends to an exciting screening of Hanna Hemila’s documentary of Paavo Turtiainen, a celebrity chef and longtime chef and confidante of actress Ingrid Bergman and producer Lars Schmidt, “Paavo: A Life in Five Courses” ...to be followed by a Q & A session with Paavo, and cocktails and buffet dinner.

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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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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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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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October 2014

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

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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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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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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November 2014

“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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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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December 2014

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
$145.00 – $5000.00

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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January 2015

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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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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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

We invite you to the opening reception of our very own David Barthold: Paintings, Drawing & Prints

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