On Friday, June 23, 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 offer delicacies from New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 23, 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.
> See directions at the BPC Parks website: bpcparks.org
> See a video from last year’s celebration: flickr.com/swedennewyork
> See photos from last year's celebration: flickr.com/swedennewyork
> Read interviews with visitors from a previous year's celebration (click on the photos to read the interviews): flickr.com/swedennewyork