Tag Archives: New York City

Stavanger Symphony comes to Big Apple

Fabio and Stavanger Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Communications advisor, SSO

Symphony plays at Carnegie Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Haakon By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly Over 100 strong, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – including 40 musicians, 30 patrons (traveling with the symphony), management, public relations staff and spouses with children – blew into Manhattan with the determination of an ancient Viking raid. The Symphony ...

Free Scandinavian Summer Program is Looking for Norwegian Participants

Scandinavian Stories

Scandinavian Stories is a free, one-week afternoon summer camp open to 10-16 year olds with Scandinavian backgrounds, or other connections to Scandinavia. The program, taking place at the Houston Street Center on the Lower East Side from June 28 to July 2, is specifically looking for participants with a Norwegian connection. In five creative workshops the ...

Streetcar: Down and dirty from Down Under

Cate Blanchett stars under Liv Ullman’s direction in “Street Car Named Desire” By Victoria Hofmo Contributing Editor Placing “Streetcar Named Desire” at BAM’s Harvey Theater left little need for a set designer.   It was not so long ago an abandoned theater whose restoration turned it into a once again useable performance space.  However, this was done somewhat radically ...

Kristiansand meets New York City

Kristiansand New York

A new fragrance embodies southern Norway’s relaxation with New York City’s fashion-forward lifestyle By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly The brand-new cologne Kristiansand New York was conceived when two Norwegians, Britt Hovde Ross, a former model, and actress Elisabeth Steen, met for the first time in Manhattan through mutual friends at a chic Soho store opening. With Elisabeth’s background ...

Norwegian Christmas Fair in NYC

The popular annual Norwegian Christmas Fair takes place at the Norwegian Seamen's Church, Thursday November 19, thru Saturday November 21. Do not miss out on this extraordinary Christmas Fair and its cultural program! Norwegian handcrafts, woodcrafts, "nisser", knitwear, jewelry, Norwegian fashion items, decorations, ornaments and table cloths. These are just some of the numerous items you ...

ISCP Fall Open Studios in NY with Lars Laumann

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York presents a four-day exhibition of international contemporary art featuring works by 36 artists, artist groups and currators currently in residence at ISCP. The Norwegian artist Lars Laumann is a current ISCP resident and will be presenting his work at the fall Open Studios November 6-9, 2009. Twice ...

Sigrid Undset lecture in New York City

The Norwegian journalist Sigrun Slapgard will hold a lecture on the poetic writer Sigrid Undset at the Norwegian Seamen's Church in Manhattan on Nov. 9,  at 7 pm. Sigrun Slapgard has written the book "Sigrid Undset-Dikterdronningen" about the Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset. Slapgard will give a lecture on Sigrid Undset, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928, and her life as a poetic writer. Slapgard ...

Knut Hamsun Film Series and Lectures in NYC

The New York Public Library present lectures on Knut Hamsun, and relevant films every Tuesday through Dec. 8. The documentary Divine Madness: Hamsun in America followed by discussions will also take place at Scandinavia House on Nov. 19. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Knut Hamsun’s birth is a tribute to his literary achievements, including the Nobel ...

A unique visit from the MS FRAM

Hurtigruten cruises the Hudson River By Berit Hessen - Norwegian American Weekly It was very special for me to see Hurtigruten’s MS FRAM docked on the Hudson River with Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Growing up in Ålesund, on the west coast of Norway, the sight of Hurtigruten always brings back fond memories. Every day at noon, like ...