Tag Archives: New York

Crowned in N.Y.

Photo courtesy Roy Jorgensen. Miss Norway Amy Lindland, and Runner-up, Julia Wendt.

Amy Lindland crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013 Roy Jorgensen Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Amy Lindland of Cornwall, NY was chosen as Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013 at a festive luncheon at the Arthur Nilsen Banquet Hall in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Amy was born in one of the outlying Norwegian “colonies” in Rockland County. She is ...

Happy clothes for happy people

Clothing company Moods of Norway brings high fashion to New York – Norwegian style Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Combine pink tractors, happy people, cocktail night, the occasional Norwegian-related pun, and high fashion, and what do you get? Clothing company Moods of Norway, of course. Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 was a big night for Moods of Norway, with ...

Much ado about Munch

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Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream” may fetch $80 million at art sale this spring One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream” will be sold by Sotheby's auction house in New York this spring. “Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is the defining image of modernity, and it is an immense privilege for Sotheby’s to be entrusted ...

Art on the edge

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Lecture by curator Dr. Patrica Berman at Scandinavia House in New York. Dr. Patricia Berman, curator of "Luminous Modernism" will give a lecture titled "Universal Truths and Local Fictions: Nordic Art on the Edge" at Scandinavia House in New York on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Focusing on selected works in the Luminous Modernism exhibition, this lecture will explore the tensions between internationalism and ...

Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land

The sloop Restauration brought the first Norwegian emigrants to the U.S. in 1925.

Anne Elisebeth Skogen tells the story of the first Norwegian emigrants in her performance “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” “Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land” is a storytelling performance by Anne Elisebeth Skogen about the first Norwegian group of emigrants that arrived in New York Oct. 9, 1825. Skogen will perform at the ...

Marathon champ Grete Waitz dead at 57

Grete Waitz, lost her --year battle with cancer.

Grete Waitz, Norway's most outstanding long-distance runner and "Queen of the New York City Marathon," died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 57, after a long fight with cancer. Waitz was a front-line campaigner for women participating in long distance running, and for the rights of women in general. She won the ...

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 ...

A century of Gjøa

Venerable soccer club in Brooklyn, N.Y., honors 100 years this year By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly This is certainly a year for celebration: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen is recognized this year for reaching the South Pole 100 years ago. But his initial fame came in 1906, when he and his crew became the first to sail ...

Norway’s Heroes & Zeroes tour New York and Alaska

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Since their humble live debut Heroes & Zeroes have mesmerized audiences all over Norway, touring extensively and playing the main stages of some of Norway’s biggest music festivals. This month they are ready to take on an American audience, with 8 tour dates in New York and Alaska. Universal recording artists ...

A reason to celebrate

The Sons of Norway Færder Lodge at the Syttende Mai Parade in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sons of Noway Færder Lodge #109 in Brooklyn, N.Y. celebrates its centennial in 2011 By Frank Bolstad President of Færder Lodge On Jan. 6, 2011, Sons of Norway Færder Lodge #109 of Brooklyn, N.Y., marked its centennial. Færder Lodge is the oldest Sons of Norway Lodge on the East Coast. In celebration of this historic milestone, Sons ...