Tagged: Brooklyn

Scandinavian food returns to Brooklyn

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. When Nordic Delicacies shut its doors last January there was a void left in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, community. Besides the camaraderie this local business once offered, where would the...

Old rafters ringing

Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. A 125-year history of serving the community deserves a big bash, and that’s what Brooklyn’s Trinity Lutheran Church members past and current gave it,...

Old Timers take back Brooklyn’s streets

Norwegian-American Peter Syrdahl reminisces about playing stickball Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. On the streets of Brooklyn, stickball was the thing. The only equipment required was a bat—the handle of your mom’s broom would suffice—and...

Norwegian Brooklyn

A brief history of one of the nation’s original Norwegian neighborhoods Lois Berseth The Norwegian Immigration Association Many of us know the history of the Norwegian colony in Bay Ridge. However, was this the...

Brooklyn/Norway: A visual interpretation

Lagertha Aslaug Brooklyn, N.Y. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the exhibit, “Brooklyn/Norway: A Visual Interpretation,” opened at the Danish Athletic Club. It is the first known exhibit that the Danish Club has held in...

Etched in light: A solo show by Elin Rødseth

“Passersby” explores the loneliness and comfort of the strangers who fill our lives Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Norwegian printmaker Elin Rødseth is having her first solo show in Brooklyn’s Owen James Gallery. Perhaps it...

Brooklyn revs up for Syttende Mai

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Brooklyn is revving up for its annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 17. One interesting change that has occurred at Brooklyn’s parade is that an...

Following in the footprints of emigrants

Fotefar Temareiser takes Norwegians all over Europe, Russia, and the United States Lagertha Aslaug Brooklyn, N.Y. Fotefar Temareiser, a Norwegian travel agency, is spreading its wings and hosting its first tour to New York....

Roll out the barrel

SECM and Sons of Norway Brooklyn Lodge celebrate Fastelavn with costumes and games Lagertha Aslaug Brooklyn, N.Y. Masks and mayhem, feathers and fun—it must be time for Fastelavn. For close to a decade the...