On Friday, June 19, the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will once again take place in Battery Park City in downtown Manhattan. At this unique celebration, adults and children come together to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music.
Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
The Swedish Midsummer Festival is presented by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.
Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 19, 5-8 pm
Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan
Rain or shine
> See directions at the BPC Parks Conservancy website: bpcparks.org
> See photos from last year's celebration on the Consulate's Flickr page: flickr.com/swedennewyork
> Read interviews with visitors from a previous year's celebration (click on the photos to read the interviews): flickr.com/swedennewyork
Note: In accordance with New York City law, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the parks. The Consulate General of Sweden in New York does not organize or sponsor any other midsummer event than the celebration in Battery Park City.