ON FRIDAY, June 20 between 5 to 8 p.m., the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will take place in in Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City on lower Manhattan (rain or shine). Adults and children will gather for a picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music for this unique celebration. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York’s finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
THE EVENT IS sponsored by IKEA Brooklyn, Handelsbanken, Investor, Scandinavian Airlines, SEB, Skanska, SVT World, Swedbank, Swedish Match, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and Ambassador and Mrs. Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., with additional support from Efva Attling, Eriksen Translations, Eton, FACE Stockholm, Fj?lr?en, Gudrun Sj?d?, SWEA New York and The Heimbold Foundation.
THE CONSULATE General of Sweden does not organize or sponsor any other midsummer event than the celebration in Battery Park City. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places is prohibited by law in New York City.