Swedish Midsummer Festival
June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Join a nostalgic celebration of the summer solstice. Dance around the Midsummer pole, make wreaths from beautiful flowers representing those in bloom on the solstice in Sweden, watch a parade, play children’s games and try Swedish delicacies. Dances will be led by Ross Sutter, a Scandinavian folklorist, to traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Presented by the Consulate General of Sweden, New York and Battery Park City Authority.
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