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  • Jun 21, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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The annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will take place in Battery Park City on the southern tip of Manhattan. At this unique celebration, adults and children come together to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music.

The program will open with songs by Sound of Sweden Choir, directed by David Johansson. Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Barnklubben Elsa Rix, and the Swedish Folkdancers of New York will provide traditional music and folk dancing. Gunnar and Lena Iggendal, leaders of the Stockholm’s Spelmanslag, will also join the musicians this year. Master of ceremonies and dance caller is Ross Sutter, professional folk musician and Swedish heritage historian.

Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants, including White Slab Palace, AQ Café and Smorgås Chef. Another confirmed restaurant is Gigino’s in Wagner Park.

The Swedish Midsummer Festival is presented by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Sponsors include Ambassador and Mrs. Lyndon L. Olson Jr., SEB, Volvo Group North America, Handelsbanken and Investor AB.

Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 21, 4-8 pm
Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan
Rain or shine

> Probably the best map I've seen is here: Google Map

> See photo slideshow from last year's celebration in Related files on bottom right of this page or on the Consulate's Flickr page:

Consulate General of Sweden in New York does not organize or sponsor any Midsummer event other than the celebration in Battery Park City.



If you plan to sit with us for Midsommar, then you need to know where we will be and how to find us. You will receive an email with this information two weeks prior to the event.

If you don't get the email, check your junk mail. If you still can't find it, click on the little envelope to the left to request the info.

Be sure you have the email with the map & info prior to 6/20. We will be busy dancing around the midsommarstång, hopefully with you, on 6/21.**

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  • Judy

    What a beautiful day and the event was so well done! You guys had your flags and the area set up when I got there. Great organizing!

    June 21, 2013

    • Stacey

      It was nice to meet you, Judy!

      1 · June 22, 2013

    • Stacey

      Thanks for posting the photos!!

      June 23, 2013

  • Paulina S.

    I had a blast! It was so much fun!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Paulina S.

    I'm going to be in NY early tomorrow and I think I could volunteer to help set up if you still need help? :)

    June 20, 2013

  • Allan...

    I can't be sure, but I'll try to make it for the early setup time as well! :-)

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Mia

    I realized that I can't attend this year or the next... My parents celebrate their 49th anniversary this year and we're celebrating it (last minute decision) and next year will be the big 50... Enjoy and Glad Midsommar Stacey and everyone

    June 20, 2013

  • Mia

    If the weather is bad, we won't be attending. My 3 year old is a handful. :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Allan...

    once again i'll be representing the skånsk delegation!...

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Fred L.

    Skulle vilja komma med familj (3 med mig) och annan SE familj (3 de också) för totalt 6 pers, men kan bara sätta max 2 guests. Ser fram emot firandet!

    1 · May 15, 2013

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