Midsummer Festival

  • Midsummer Festival

    Midsummer Festival Photo: Consulate of Sweden

On Friday, June 24, 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.

The program will feature traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and Swedish Folkdancers of New York, and pole dancing led by Scandinavian folklorist and singer Ross Sutter. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.

Swedish Midsummer Festival

Friday, June 24, 5-8 pm
Robert F. Wagner Park and Pier A Plaza 
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan
Rain or shine

The Swedish Midsummer Festival is presented by Battery Park City Parks and co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

The event is generously sponsored by:
Handelsbanken (handelsbanken.se)
Patricia Industries (investorab.se)
Skanska (skanska.se)
Swedbank (swedbank.se) 
Swedish Match (swedishmatch.com)
Eriksen Translations (eriksen.com)

SEB (seb.se)

> See directions at the BPC Parks 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

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Niklas Arnegren at niklas.arnegren@gov.se

Note: In accordance with New York City law, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in Wagner Park, but will be served at Pier A Plaza. The Consulate General of Sweden in New York does not organize or sponsor any other midsummer event than the celebration in Battery Park City.

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