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Annual Swedish Midsummer Festival - Battery Park City

Annual Swedish Midsummer Festival

Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 20, 5-8 pm
Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan
Rain or shine

On Friday, June 20, the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will once again take place in Battery Park City in downtown 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 feature traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and Swedish Folkdancers of New York, and pole dancing led by Scandinavian folklorist and singer Ross Sutter. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors, including FIKA, Smorgas Chef, Crepe du Nord, Gigino’s at Wagner Park, Red Rooster Harlem and Nordic Preserves. 

The Swedish Midsummer Festival is presented by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

This is extremely popular so please come early.

We hope to see you there!!

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  • Urszula

    Great as always.

    June 20, 2014

  • Jayvee V.

    Hopefully you all had a lot of fun. It was A LOT busier than I anticipated. Sorry I didn't get a chance to connect with all of you. Cheers. See you at the next meetup

    June 20, 2014

  • Larry I.

    Couldn't find you. It was too crowded

    June 20, 2014

  • Jayvee V.

    Hopefully you will all recognize me there. Cheers.

    June 20, 2014

  • Larry I.

    See you later

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Jayvee V.

    Hello Tim, The park/event space is not that big and there will be a lot of people there. I will try to hang out the corner section of green space closer to the bathroom. See you soon!!

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jayvee, is there a good place to try to meet? I've never been to this park.

    June 20, 2014

  • Jayvee V.

    We are looking forward to seeing everybody to the Annual Swedish Midsummer Festival today. It will get very busy but do your best to say hello to all the dads going. See you all soon. Cheers.

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Anthony C.

    i will not be able to make it but I hope you guys enjoy it

    June 17, 2014

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