Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by SB News
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by SB News
The Lucia pageant.

Scandinavian traditions are happily at home in Bay Ridge, and never more so than when the holidays roll around.

On Sunday December 13, the Swedish Folkdancers of NY hosted their Swedish dinner dance and Lucia Pageant. The event was held at the Danish Athletic Club, 735 65th Street, where guests were treated to live entertainment from “Smörgåsbandet,” a four-piece, accordion-based band accompanied by a nyckelharpa, drums and a guitar. The band performed both Scandinavian and American music including general dance music as well as a few Christmas songs.

In addition, the Lucia pageant recreated the traditional Swedish Festival of Light. Led by a woman dressed in a white gown with a red sash, and wearing a crown of candles, the pageant is the centerpiece of St.Lucia’s Day celebrations, bringing light into darkness on one of the shortest days of the year.

Former Secretary of the Swedish Folkdancers of NY Ingeborg Rupinski noted, “A lot of people showed up. It was very nice.” There were about 65 people in attendance for the festive event, she said, stressing, “It was a joyful affair,” which showcased the Christmas spirit for those who attended.

Rupinski along with President of the Folk Dancers group, Madeline Pearson were organizers of the event.

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by SB News

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by SB News

Comments:

Join The Discussion

x


[…] ⇒ NavigateImmigration Politics Culture More – Business – Education – Food – Labor – Media – Opinion – Religion – Youth Boroughs – Bronx – Brooklyn – Manhattan – Queens – Staten Island Latino – Central American – Dominican – Mexican – Puerto Rican – South American Black – African – Caribbean Asian – East Asian – South Asian – Southeast Asian Other – Eastern European – Middle Eastern – Western European About Us Contact Us December 23, 2015 By Voices of NY Source: The Home Reporter Original story […]
Reply

Related Stories
Coney rings in 2018 despite record-setting frigid temperatures
Coney rings in 2018 despite record-setting frigid temperatures
Reaching-Out gives Christmas cheer to community children in need
Reaching-Out gives Christmas cheer to community children in need
Popular Stories
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by @NYC911News
Bensonhurst toddler’s life saved by cops, EMS
Image courtesy of Google Maps
Man robbed, attacked by three perps in Bay Ridge
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by @NYC911News
Bensonhurst water main break causes car-trapping sinkhole
Skip to toolbar