American Scandinavian Society Summer Soccer Event June 19th

Yankee Stadium 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY

Come out with the American Scandinavian Society in support of the Norwegian Head Coach Ronny Delia and his Scandinavian players in New York City Football Club as they take on the Colorado Rapids! The match will kick off Sunday 19 June at 5:00 pm at Yankee Stadium. This is a unique opportunity to support Scandinavian Athletes in New York at the legendary Yankee's Stadium and celebrate the Summer together with other ASS members. Buy your tickets here (https://fevo.me/3zgtHFa) to sit with the ASS Scandinavian group!

Cultural Grant Awards – 2022 Application Deadline

The American Scandinavian Society of New York, Inc., in its mission to enhance awareness and appreciation of Scandinavian culture, helps support the arts in general and Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American artists in particular via its Cultural Grant program.  Both performing and non-performing artists can be awarded, and all ages are welcome to apply!

Operation Gunnerside: Presentation by Mr. Trygve Joachim Ronneberg

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Let's journey back to the Second World War with a proud Scandinavian chapter of the war against Hitler! Joachim Ronneberg was the leader of a group of Norwegian commando soldiers who stopped Hitler’s plans to make an atomic bomb. Learn more about operation Gunnerside by his own grandson, Trygve Joachim Ronneberg, at The Norwegian Seamen’s Church on April 12 at 7:00 pm. Reception and drinks/snacks afterwards.

$20.00 – $30.00

Opening of the American Scandinavian Society Art Awards Exhibit and Awarding of Cultural Grants

TRYGVE LIE GALLERY, King Olav V’s Norwegian Church & Cultural Center 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Join us on Wednesday April 6, 6-8pm at the Trygve Lie Gallery – King Olav V’s Cultural Center, for "Collage – Light Sculpture – Painting – Photography," by Kristofer Dan-Bergman, Mia Enell, Lara Knutson & Ingvild Waerhaug, and curated by Anita Alvin Nilert. Also awarding of the cultural grants, including Johanna Telander.

Private Gallery Reception – MIA ENELL

Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner 35 Walker Street, New York, NY

The American Scandinavian Society Invites you to join us for a gallery reception in NYC on March 25th at 5pm celebrating the solo exhibition of the Elfi Art Award winner, MIA ENELL.

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2021

The Metropolitan Club 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY

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, and dancing until midnight!

$200.00 – $5,500.00

Fotografiska Opening – Anders Petersen

Fotografiska New York 281 Park Ave South, ,, New York, NY

The American Scandinavian Society has the distinct pleasure of inviting you to the preview opening of the exhibition “Color Lehmitz” by the iconic Swedish photographer Anders Petersen at Fotografiska New York on Thursday November 11, at 6:00 PM. Ticket includes a glass of of wine or beer. The artist is scheduled to be in attendance.

$32.00

Betraying The Nobel

Virtual via Zoom

We invite you for a discussion about the secrets of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize is the world’s most prestigious award and is an important part of our Scandinavian heritage. Norwegian writer Unni Turrettini completely upends what we thought we knew about the Peace Prize—both its history and how it is awarded. Her book Betraying the Nobel delves into the surprising, and often corrupt, history of the prize.

Conversation with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Eco-Activist & Film Star

Virtual via Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with Icelandic eco-activist and film star, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, of the highly acclaimed Icelandic film "Woman at War," who will be discussing the film directed by Benedict Erlingsson and the film’s deeper concept and message which concerns progress vs. conservation.

Cultural Grant Awards – Application Deadline EXTENDED

The American Scandinavian Society of New York, Inc., in its mission to enhance awareness and appreciation of Scandinavian culture, helps support the arts in general and Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American artists in particular via its Cultural Grant program.  Both performing and non-performing artists can be awarded, and all ages are welcome to apply!

With Restauration through Hell Gate to The Promised Land

Meet professional storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen based in Norway, and her story "With Restauration through Hell Gate to The Promised Land." There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in January than to learn about the very start of modern Norwegian immigration to USA!

POSTPONED: Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2020

Our Annual Christmas Ball is one of the highlights of our efforts and we have always felt it is the start of the Scandinavian Christmas season in New York. The onset of Covid-19 caused us to postpone many of our programs, but we held out hope that this traditional event could possibly be held. At this time, however, that due to the increased uncertainty of the progress of the virus, we have decided that the prudent thing is to postpone the Ball until 2021.

The Metropolitan Club has acknowledged that, December, 3rd, 2021 will be the date. SAVE THIS DATE FOR OUR RETURN!

In the meantime, please watch the webinars we are planning,
The American Scandinavian Society Board

Art in the Time of Covid: In Conversation with the American Scandinavian Society 2020 Cultural Grant Recipients

Virtual via Zoom

It seems like the February 5th Cultural Grant Art Awards Exhibition was so long ago. It is artists who express the time and place of the people. They provide a mirror to the world we live in and perspective to reflect on the experience. Amidst continued Covid-19 shut down, we welcome you to join us again, in conversation with the artists. We'll explore the new work they've created during the pandemic as well as insights on creativity in these uncertain times. Please join us for this special conversation with Brian Bumby (USA), Eva Faye (Norway), Ilse Murdock (Denmark), and Tony "Rubin" Sjöman (Sweden).

Ecology in Design: In Conversation with Nina Edwards Anker and Peder Anker

Nina and Peder will share their combined research and work across architecture, Interiors, landscape planning and product design as informed by cross-disciplinary research and interest in history, ecology, environmentalism, and design with Norwegian influence.

In this interview with our arts committee co-chair, Garette Johnson, Nina and Peder will talk about the design of their Cocoon Home in Long Island, NY and offer Norwegian/American perspectives on ecology, wellness, and sustainability in design.

Reception & Artists’ Conversation

TRYGVE LIE GALLERY, King Olav V’s Norwegian Church & Cultural Center 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Join us for a Reception and Artists’ Conversation with Brian D. Bumby, Eva Faye, Ilse Sørensen Murdock and Tony “Rubin” Sjöman. Exhibition curated by Anita Alvin Nilert of Art to Zebras.

Free

Cultural Grants Art Award Exhibition

TRYGVE LIE GALLERY, King Olav V’s Norwegian Church & Cultural Center 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

The American Scandinavian Society presents the Cultural Grants Art Award Exhibition   **Unfortunately, due to the developing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), the intended closing reception for the Cultural Grants Art Award Exhibition and the remainder of the exhibit will be postponed for now. Please check back here and the gallery website for updates.**   with ... Read More about Cultural Grants Art Award Exhibition

2020 Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

The American Scandinavian Society is delighted to present the 2019 Grant Recipients in honor of Harriet Nilsen at the annual winter concert. Performing this year are Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir on the Cello and Olli Aukusti Soikkeli on Jazz Guitar.

$30.00 – $40.00

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2019

The Metropolitan Club 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY

Early bird tickets now on sale!

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, and dancing until midnight!

$195.00 – $5,500.00

Social Mixer at The Hull by Blue Point Brewing Co. in Brooklyn

The Hull by Blue Point Brewing Co. 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY

You're invited to a private social mixer networking event in support of Scandinavian culture, community, ocean life, and beer. Join the American Scandinavian Society at Blue Point Brewery's latest, not yet open to the public, brewpub and seafood concept, The Hull. Enjoy music, networking, culture, and community over a selection of Blue Point Brews on ... Read More about Social Mixer at The Hull by Blue Point Brewing Co. in Brooklyn

$25.00 – $30.00

Leading Ladies – Nordic Female Leaders

Consulate General of Finland 605 Third Avenue, 35th floor, New York, NY

Finnish & American Women's Network in co-operation with American Scandinavian Society invites its members and friends to "Leading Ladies – Nordic Female Leaders." Join us for an evening discussing women and leadership, particularly from a Nordic perspective. Learn from successful Nordic women leaders in the U.S. and globally. The purpose of the Leading Ladies project is to advance women in leadership, raise the profile of leading women overall and inspire young rising women leaders to pursue their dreams.

Exclusive artist’s studio tour with TONY “RUBIN” SJÖMAN

Tony “Rubin” Sjöman's Studio 167 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Join us as American Scandinavian Society 2019 cultural grant winner, Tony“Rubin” Sjöman opens his studio to us for an intimate Q&A and a walking tour of New York City mural locations of his work.

$25.00

Ugly Duckling Birthday

Join us on for the HCA-storytelling by "Hans Christian Andersen"! There will be cookies and juice for all children, young and old, provided by the American Scandinavian Society.

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park

Vasa Park 1 Vasa Dr, Hackettstown, NJ

Join us at Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park, NJ - we will have a table again this year at this largest outdoor Scandinavian Festival on the East Coast celebrating the food, crafts, arts and traditions of the Nordic countries!

50th Anniversary of the 1969 Lunar Landing at the Cradle of Aviation

Join us for a special celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing! We are very fortunate to have Lars Nilsen, President of the American Scandinavian Society, be a part of the celebration and give us an insight what it was to work for Grumman as the "Cognizant Engineer of the Descent Engine" on that historical ... Read More about 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Lunar Landing at the Cradle of Aviation

$45.00

Annual Meeting & Cultural Grant Celebration – 2019

Battery Gardens Inside Battery Park • Opposite 17 State Street, On The Water, New York

  The American Scandinavian Society of New York, Inc. Invites Members and Friends to... ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & CULTURAL GRANT CELEBRATION Monday, May 20th 2019   The American Scandinavian Society is proud to announce our 2019 Cultural Grant Recipients:   • Ilse Sørensen Murdock, Painting & Sculpture • Olli Aukusti Soikkeli, Jazz Guitar • Geirthrudur Anna Gudmundsdottir, ... Read More about Annual Meeting & Cultural Grant Celebration – 2019

$45.00 – $55.00

Ship-n-Shore in RED HOOK on the Mary A. Whalen ship!

MARY A. WHALEN 190 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

  Join us for a day ashore and afloat in the hip and historic Red Hook area of Brooklyn! Saturday May 4th, 2019 Come to an event on the historic ship MARY A. WHALEN, home of PortSide NewYork. Beer, wine, snacks aboard while the ship stays at the dock. Their Red Hook Water Stories crew ... Read More about Ship-n-Shore in RED HOOK on the Mary A. Whalen ship!

$25.00 – $35.00

Second Annual Scandinavian Day at Yankee Stadium

The American Scandinavian Society is proud to help sponsor "Scandinavian Soccer Day" at Yankee Stadium – a new exciting Annual Event we have developed together with the New York Football Club. This is our second year, and after such a successful first, we're even more excited for the day! The New York City Football Club has 2 Scandinavian ... Read More about Second Annual Scandinavian Day at Yankee Stadium

New York Scandia Symphony: Under Northern Lights

Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

  The American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst presents a special concert performance by the New York Scandia Symphony. On April 11th, multi-Cultural Grant award winning Dorrit Matson, will conduct the symphony in a performance entitled Under Northern Lights. Members and friends of the American Scandinavian Society are generously offered highly discounted tickets for ... Read More about New York Scandia Symphony: Under Northern Lights

Cultural Grant Applications Due

Don't miss your chance to apply for a cultural grant award! Both performing and non-performing artists can be awarded, and all ages are welcome to apply! Join us in our mission to enhance awareness and appreciation of Scandinavian culture, support the arts in general and Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American artists.

The Armory Show

Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Ave, New York CIty 711 12th Ave, New York

JOIN US AT THE ARMORY SHOW on MARCH 9th at 2:30! Members and friends of the American Scandinavian Society are cordially invited for this unique opportunity to view and gain insight into the work of Norwegian artists at the Armory Show. Two Oslo galleries have kindly offered to provide presentations: Galleri Brandstrup at 3:00 pm and OSLContemporary at 4:00pm. ... Read More about The Armory Show

Helge Osttveiten presentation on Security, Development and Human Rights

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

The American Scandinavian Society has the pleasure to invite Members and Friends to an informative evening with Mr. Helge Osttveiten,  Director, Office of Audit and Investigation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as he presents on "Security, development and human rights: How the UN is improving the world" DETAILS Who: Helge Osttveiten Date: Tuesday, February 19, ... Read More about Helge Osttveiten presentation on Security, Development and Human Rights

$25.00 – $30.00

2019 Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, New York

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 Kaisa Mäensivu on Upright Bass, Tor Morten Kjøsnes on Piano, the Tomas Janzon Trio, and featuring fine art by Kamilla Talbot and Virva Hinnemo.

$30.00 – $40.00

Annual Christmas Ball ~ December 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Club 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY

Thank you! All tickets are currently SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait list, please send an email to: info@americanscandinavian.org with your name, what type of ticket, and how many you would like. Don't miss another year of our traditional Christmas Ball!   Silent Auction: View items available for this year's silent auction here: americanscandinavian.org/auction Please note, we ... Read More about Annual Christmas Ball ~ December 7, 2018

$195.00 – $5,500.00

Falltrip: Theodore Roosevelt home Sagamore Hill!

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY

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, ... Read More about Falltrip: Theodore Roosevelt home Sagamore Hill!

Ugly Duckling Birthday

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

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park

Vasa Park 1 Vasa Dr, Hackettstown, NJ

First event of the season! Sunday, September 2 - Come visit our table!

Annual Meeting & Cultural Grants Ceremony ~ 2018

Battery Gardens Restaurant 1 Battery Place, New York, NY

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 ... Read More about Annual Meeting & Cultural Grants Ceremony ~ 2018

$45.00 – $75.00

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

Yankee Stadium 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY

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 ... Read More about First ever Scandinavian Soccer Night with New York City Football Club at Yankee Stadium

An evening of jazz with the Tomas Janzon Trio

The Bar Next Door 129 MacDougal Street, New York, NY

  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 ... Read More about An evening of jazz with the Tomas Janzon Trio

Annual Harriet Nilsen Winter Concert

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

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.

$30.00 – $40.00

Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball

The Metropolitan Club 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY

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

$175.00 – $5,500.00

Art and Architectural Tour on Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island E Main St, Roosevelt Island, NY

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

$15.00 – $20.00

Scandinavian Fest at Vasa Park

Vasa Park 1 Vasa Dr, Hackettstown, NJ

First event of the season! Sunday, September 3 - Come visit our table!

OSLO

Lincoln Center Theater 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY

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

$120

Concert: The Danish Golden Age

Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

May 4, 2017 at Symphony Space. Our members receive a special price: HALF OFF the tickets!

2017 Annual Meeting

Norwegian Seamen's Church 317 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Join us MAY 2nd at 7:30 pm - Reception will follow

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