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. The festival includes both Robert F. Wagner Park and the adjoining Pier A Plaza.
The program will feature traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix, and pole dancing led by Scandinavian folklorist and singer Ross Sutter. Food stands will 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: ow.ly/PUlS300F6DV
> See a video from last year’s celebration: http://owl.li/Z7qX30bKncC
> See photos from last year's celebration: http://owl.li/HmFp30bKmRM
Note: 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.