Category: Norway Near You

Honoring the past & celebrating the present

Seattle and Bergen mark 50 years of friendship with Sister City Golden Jubilee Special Release Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association On September 11, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower convened his White House Conference on citizen...

Big Easy NCA makes jazzy new start

Faced with closure, the New Orleans Seamen’s Church becomes Scandinavian Jazz Church Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. After serving seafaring Scandinavians for 110 years, the New Orleans Norwegian Seamen’s Church is now the Scandinavian...

Spring returning

The annual celebration of Fastelavn means longer days are just around the corner Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Walking into Fastelavn 2017, organized by the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, the delightful room reminded all of...

Nordic Voices sing an uplifting concert

Singers from Norway channel Neil Young to tell us “everything’s gonna be alright” Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The candlelight sanctuary of the Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington’s Georgetown was the setting for...

SFFLA’s cinema cultural exchange

This two-weekend festival brings the top hits of Scandinavia and the Baltics to Los Angeles Special Release SFFLA The 18th Annual Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) arrives at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 S....

The recipe for a jul party, embassy style

Conversation, food, and especially drink mix well at Ambassador Aas’s holiday event Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The Ambassador’s annual Christmas party at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C., is always a very...

A tree decorated with flags and friendship

Music, speeches, and Santa marked the 20th Norwegian Christmas tree to light up DC Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The Norwegian Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Union Station is a holiday tradition in Washington,...

Film festival brings Nordic cinema to NY

The Nordic International Film Festival offers Nordic views to American viewers Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Two Swedish-born actors who now live in New York, Linnea Larsdotter and Johan Matton, turned their love of film...