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SMORGASBANDET 2019 COMING EVENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH:
Påskbord (Easter Buffet) at IKEA, Long Island, all you can eat, 2 sittings, 4 PM and 7 PM.
Buy tickets at the restaurant in Hicksville
Broadway Mall, Route 106/107.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH:
The Village Lanterne, 155 N. Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, 6 – 10 PM, call the restaurant for reservations.
Bavarian-American delicious food 631-225-1690.
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH:
Vasa New Jersey Dist. #6 Convention & Banquet Grand Hotel
Cape May, New Jersey
SUNDAY, MAY 19TH:
Syttende Mai – Norway Day in Brooklyn, after-the-parade dinner party at The Danish Club, 741-65th Street, Bay Ridge, 3 – 7 PM.
Call the DAC for reservations 718-748-7844.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH:
Sweden Day at Manhem Club, Throgs Neck, Bronx, 654 Clarence Avenue. All-day midsummer event.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND:
Vasa Park, New Jersey, all-day Midsummer Celebration.
A SATURDAY IN JULY OR AUGUST
“Sommardans” at Vasa Park, New Jersey, date to be announced soon!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH
Summertime at The Village Lanterne, 155 No. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, 6 – 10 PM, call the restaurant for reservations.
Bavarian-American delicious food 631-225-1690.
SATURDAY, SEPTMEBER 7TH
Swedish Museum of Chicago Concert,
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
Scandinavian Day Festival, So. Elgin, Illinois
Scandinavian Park, Rte. 31, So. Elgin, IL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
The Village Lanterne, 155 No. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, 6 – 10 PM, call the restaurant for reservations.
Bavarian-American menu 31-225-1690.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
Scandinavian Festival of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 So. Calhoun Road,
New Berlin, Wisconsin – www.nordiccouncil.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
Leif Erikson “black tie” Smörgåsbord at Vasa Park, New Jersey – 1 Wolfe Road, Hackettstown (Budd Lake), NJ
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
Oktoberfest The Village Lanterne, 155 No. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, 6 – 10 PM, call the restaurant for reservations. Bavarian-American delicious food 631-225-1690.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
Vasa Order of America, New York District #4 Convention BANQUET, The Marriott of Uniondale, Long Island.
Contact Dragspel@aol.com for info & reservations.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
JULDANS at Vasa Park, New Jersey! www.juldans.org
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
Scandinavian Christmas Ball and Luciafest at the Danish Club of Brooklyn. Contact: Dragspel@aol.com for reservations.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Luciafest by Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1 of the VOA, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Franklin Square, Long Island, 3:30 PM. Contact Elainedance@aol.com for reservations.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
IKEA Long Island “Julbord” and Lucia, all you can eat, get your tickets from the restaurant in Hicksville.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
Sons of Norway Norrona in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Contact Kaare.firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations & info.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH:
JULFEST OF LONG ISLAND, sponsored by VOA Lindbergh Lodge at the American Legion Hall in Huntington. Last year this event was “sold out” before December 1st! Contact Dragspel@aol.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST
Christmas at The Village Lanterne, 155 No. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, 6 – 10 PM, call the restaurant for reservations 631-225-1690. Bavarian-American menu.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD:
“SCANFEST” at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, New Jersey. www.ScanFest.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH:
125th Anniversary Gala of The Danish Club of Brooklyn. 718-748-7844.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH:
Crayfish Party at IKEA Long Island, tickets available at Hicksville store.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH:
Oktoberfest at St. Andrew’s Church in Smithtown, Long Island. FREE!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH:
Harvest Festival of The Danish Home in Edison, New Jersey.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23RD:
Private Birthday Party – Long Island
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH:
Vasa Park “Black Tie” Annual Leif Erikson Smörgåsbord, Vasa Park, NJ
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH:
Oktoberfest to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, St. James Lutheran Church, 230 Second Avenue, St. James, Long Island.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:
Vasa New York District #4 Convention Banquet Gala, Marriott Hotel, Melville, Long Island, NY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH:
Annual “JULDANS” at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, New Jersey
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND:
Julfest at Lindbergh Lodge, Melville, Long Island, 12 Noon.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND:
Manhem Club Glögg Party & Lucia, 658 Clarence Avenue, Bronx, 7 PM.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH:
Sons of Norway Loyal Lodge Christmas Party, St. James, Long Island.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH:
Scandinavian Christmas Ball at The Danish Club, Brooklyn. (Together with Faerder Lodge Sons of Norway), 2 PM. Reservations: 718-415-0602.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH:
Julbord & Lucia at IKEA Long Island. Tickets available now at the store.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH:
Sons of Norway Lodge Norrona Juletrefest, Pearl River, New York.
Contact Jeanne 718-415-0602 or Dragspel@aol.com for further information or bookings. www.SmorgasBandet.com – a Smörgåsbord of Music! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter too!
SUNDAY, MAY 21st
Syttende Mai After-Parade Dinner Party at The Danish Club on 65th Street in Brooklyn. Call 718-748-7844 for reservations. Open to the public.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4th
Midsummer Celebration, Svenska Skolan, Tarrytown, NY. (Private)
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
IKEA Long Island Midsummer Buffett. Get tickets at the restaurant. www.IKEA.com Open to the public.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
Midsummer Celebration at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, New Jersey – open to the public.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24th
Sweden Day at Manhem Club, Throgs Neck, Bronx. www.SwedenDayNY.com. Open to the public.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th
VASA DAY, USA, at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ. www.VasaNewYork.com Open to the public.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th
Private Birthday Party.
Save the date: Saturday, November 4th – Vasa New York Convention Banquet Gala, Marriott of Melville; and Sunday, December 10th – Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn. Contact Jeanne 718-415-0602 or Dragspel@aol.com for further information or bookings. “And the beat goes on!” www.SmorgasBandet.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 26TH: 5 PM
18th Annual “JULDANS” at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ. Reservations only, visit www.Juldans.org. $40/person, Glögg, Lucia, Dinner, Dancing – a family event!
SATURDAY, DEC. 3RD: 12 Noon
Vasa Lodge Lindbergh’s “JULFEST,” King of Kings Lutheran Church, Melville, Long Island. $10/non-members, kids free. Glögg, Lucia, prizes, Santa. Contact Dragspel@aol.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3RD: 7 PM
Manhem Club’s “LUCIA & GLÖGG PARTY,” 658 Clarence Avenue, Bronx, NY.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6TH: 6:30 PM
SVEA of New York’s JULFEST & LUCIA at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (at 39th Street).
FRIDAY, DEC. 9TH: 5 PM and 7 PM
IKEA of Long Island’s “JULBORD,” purchase tickets at the restaurant.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10TH: 7 PM
Sons of Norway Lodge Faerder’s “JULETREFEST” at Gennaro’s, 6602 – 13th Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact Sylvia Reich 718-745-6284 or email: Sylrei12@gmail.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11TH: 2 PM
SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS BALL at The Danish Club, Glögg, Lucia, Dancing, your hosts: Smörgåsbandet. $50/person, children 16 & under free, Contact Jeanne 718-415-0602 or Dragspel@aol.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16TH: 7 PM
Sons of Norway Lodge Loyal’s “JULETREFEST” in St. James, Long Island, 201 Seventh Street. Find Loyal Lodge on Facebook.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17TH: 5 PM
Sons of Norway Lodge Norrona’s “JULETREFEST” in Pearl River, NY. A family event — Santa, dancing, prizes, food. Contact Bertha at email@example.com or 201-678-6510.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18TH
The Manors at Colony Preserve Holiday Party (private), Shirley, Long Island.
GOD JUL & GOTT NYTTÅR!
Previous 2016 Dates
SATURDAY, JULY 30TH:
Private Birthday Party at Plattdeutsche Park, Franklin Square, Long Island, NY. Meet us after at the Beer Hall to see and hear Bon Jovi cover band.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD:
Dinner & Music Show at LaVillini Italian Restaurant, 286 Larkfield Road, East Northport, Long Island, 6:30 to 9 PM. Call for reservations (631) 261-6344. Sponsored by Long Island Accordion Alliance, Smorgasbandet is the featured band this night! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH:
“VASA DAY, USA!” Old fashioned picnic, music, food, Viking Bar, Lil Stugan opening during the day, dance workshop, Vasa Roundtable, open dancing under the pavilion, Meatball Dinner, afterglow country music at the firepit at the pool-patio-bar. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE ADMISSION. See www.VasaNewYork.com for more details.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH:
“Scandinavian Night” at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow, Long Island, NY. Smorgasbandet opens for “Desert Highway,” the Eagles Tribute Band! 6:30 PM sharp, bring lawn chairs, rain or shine, stay for Eagles music! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE ADMISSION!
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10TH:
Private Birthday Party.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH:
Crayfish Party at IKEA, LONG ISLAND, 2 seatings, 4 and 7. Purchase your tickets at the Restaurant at IKEA (Hicksville). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH:
VASA PARK OF CONNECTICUT’S 70th Anniversary all day celebration, in Meridien.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH:
DANISH HOME HARVEST FESTIVAL at The Danish Homestead in Edison, New Jersey. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH:
LEIF ERIKSON SMORGASBORD at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ. Black-Tie/Folk Costumes suggested. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH:
Påskbord at IKEA Long Island – Easter Celebration & all you can eat! Purchase tickets at the IKEA restaurant in Hicksville, 2 seatings.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD:
105th Anniversary Gala for Sons of Norway Faerder Lodge, 12 Noon to 4 PM, Bay Ridge Manor, 476- 76th Street, Brooklyn, $40/person for members, $70/non-members, includes open bar and dinner. Contact Sylvia Reich 718.745.6284 or email MotherBerseth@aol.com (Lois). Deadline April 10th.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH:
Private engagement at a wedding in New Jersey.
SUNDAY, MAY 1ST:
Boat Cruise on the Hudson, American Scandinavian Society, open to the public — $100/person includes open bar and luncheon and tour of New York Harbour onboard World Yacht Cruiseline. Contact BLindefjeld@eastair.com or call Jeanne 718.415.0602.
SUNDAY, MAY 15TH:
Syttende Mai – 17th of May Celebration after-parade dinner & dancing at The Danish Club, 735 – 65th Street, Brooklyn, 3 – 7 PM. Contact the DAC for reservations 718.748.7844.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH:
Sweden Day at Manhem Club, 658 Clarence Avenue, Throgs Neck, Bronx, 11 AM until closing. Man of the Year 2016 – Wayne Söderlund! Visit www.SwedenDayNY.com for all the info.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
Smorgasbandet at the Annual Vasa New York District #4 Convention Banquet at the Melville Marriott off Rte. 110 in Melville, Long Island, NY. $75/person, contact/text 718.415.0602 Dragspel@aol.com or 516.375.8023 WESoderlund.com. Host: Vasa Lodge Lindbergh #505 of Long Island.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28TH 2015
“JULDANS” – 17th Annual – A Scandinavian Christmas Celebration! Held at Vasa Park in Budd Lake New Jersey. All night dancing around the Christmas Tree with Live Music provided by SmörgåsBandet. Starts at 5pm – For more information go to their website www.JulDans.org or contact Kristin Baker 973-691-8637.
Saturday, December 5th: 1 PM
Vasa Lodge Lindbergh Julfest, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2601 New York Avenue, Melville, Long Island. Contact Dragspel@aol.com. Non-Vasa members and children welcome!! A Family Christmas Party!
Saturday, December 5th: 7 PM
Manhem Club Glogg & Luciafest, 658 Clarence Avenue, Throgs Neck, The Bronx. Open to the public, call 718-822-8925 for reservations.
Thursday, December 10th:
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner, Scandinavia House, 38th & Park Avenue, Manhattan. www.facc-ny.com
Friday, December 11th:
IKEA Long Island (Hicksville) Julbord, with Lucia — 2 seatings, 4 PM and 7 PM, buy tickets from cashier at the restaurant.
Saturday, December 12th: 7 PM
Sons of Norway Lodge Faerder Christmas Party at The Bay Ridge Manor, 76th Street of of 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. Contact Lois at MotherBerseth@aol.com.
Sunday, December 13th: 2 PM
Swedish Folkdancers of NY Annual Christmas Party & Lucia at The Danish Club, 65th Street bet. 7th & 8th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Contact Madeline at Madelinevp@verizon.net.
Saturday, December 19th: 7 PM
Sons of Norway Lodge Norrona Christmas Party at the Masonic Hall of Pearl River, New York. Contact Bertha at BLindefeldt@eastair.com.
Past 2015 Performances:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
“Scan-Fest” – SmörgåsBandet will take part in the musical festivities at the 31st Annual Scandinavian Fest in Vasa Park, Budd Lake New Jersey
Park Opens at 10AM – For More information go to www.ScanFest.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
100th Anniversary of Society Åland – Venue TBD
Dinner and dancing. Looking for all friends and relatives of the beautiful country of Åland, Finland! Info: Dragspel@aol.com.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
50TH Anniversary of Little Rhody Vasa Park, located at 10 Boswell Trail, Foster Rhode Island. For Tickets contact Linda Johnson at 401-739-3530 – $25 Entry for the entire day, mail payment to Linda at 43 Holden Street, Warwick RI 02889
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
Smorgasbandet at the annual Leif Erikson Smorgasbord Gala at Vasa Park, New Jersey. www.facebook.com/vasaparknj or look here later for more information.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH
Smorgasbandet at IKEA Long Island (Hicksville), 2 seatings – 4 PM and 7 PM, Midsummer Celebration — all you can eat for $12.99 (or if member of IKEA Family Club $9.99). Purchase tickets at the restaurant.
For more info at www.IKEA.com
SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH
SWEDEN DAY, all day midsummer extravaganza, food, bar, majstång, folk dancing, live music, outdoor pool, beach, Miss Sweden Day Contest, raffles, prizes, dancing to Smorgasbandet For More Info go to www.SwedenDayNY.com – $10.00 Entry
MONDAY, JUNE 15TH
SCANDINAVIAN NIGHT AT EISENHOWER PARK, on a Monday night, 7:30 PM – FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT! Brings blankets, picnics, friends, neighbors, enjoy Music, Songs and Dance of Scandinavia! Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow, Long Island, New York.
SATURDAY, June 20th, 1pm
Smorgasbandet at Vasa Lodge Lindbergh’s Annual Midsummer Celebration, 1 PM, King of King’s Church, 2601 New York Avenue, Melville, Long Island, NY. $10/adults, kids – free. Meatballs, hot dogs, majstång dancing, prizes, games, bounce-house, make your own midsummer crown and more! Call/Text 718.415.0602 or email Dragspel@aol.com.
Saturday, June 27th
“MIDSOMMAR AT VASA PARK!” – Scandinavian Midsummer at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, New Jersey. Our traditional Midsommar celebration will be 6/27/15 starting at 10 am. This features Scandinavian Music and Folk Dancing, Maj Stang (May Pole) raising and ring dances, food, crafts and more. – Midsummer Evening Dance with SmorgasBandet!
Smorgasbandet at the Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival in Jamestown, New York “home of the Lucille Ball Museum!” a 3-day immersion of Scandinavian food, music, culture and heritage. www.scandinavianjamestown.com.