Tagged: Brooklyn

Leif Bar

Leif has a few drinks

Some explorers cross oceans, and some visit bars Leif Larson Brooklyn, N.Y. New York City’s “R” train, the “Norwegian-American Line,” extends from Queens to Brooklyn traversing through Manhattan along the way. It is a...

Celebrating the 17th, Brooklyn Style

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The 17th of May in Brooklyn is not relegated to just one day. It begins with the Norwegian Christian Home’s annual event, always held on the day itself. This year,...

Norwegian Memorial

Norwegian history landmarked in NYC

A remnant of New York’s rich Norwegian history is now likely to be preserved Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It isn’t often in this age of McMansions and Starchitects that historic low-story buildings can be...

Ready, set, go for the 17th of May

Brooklyn gears up for Norway’s big holiday Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The Salty Dog is the place where we kicked off the 17th of May celebrations in Brooklyn with a fundraiser. It is partially...

Care for the later years

Two Norwegian institutions founded over a century ago are Brooklyn’s current leaders in elder care Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It is amazing to me that one can be considered a senior from age 55...

A strawberry fest renaissance

Take the lead from the traditions of Norwegian church communities and celebrate the sweetness of strawberries this summer Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. South Brooklyn has a slew of churches founded by Norwegian émigrés. Some...

Thorhild Widvey speaks to Brooklyn

This year’s parade guest speaker is Norway’s former Minister of Culture Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Every year, the 17th of May Parade Committee in Brooklyn searches for a person to speak at the parade...

Fabulous Færder Lodge turns 105

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. April is a wonderful month for renewal. And that is just what Færder Lodge Sons of Norway will do on the 23rd, by celebrating their 105th birthday at the Bay...

A walk along Lapskaus Boulevard

Norwegians find traces of their American cousins in this historically Norwegian neighborhood Lagertha Aslaug Brooklyn, N.Y. This past November the ladies from Vanse, Norway, and beyond took their annual shopping jaunt to New York....