Swedish Midsummer 2017
On Friday June 23, Midsummer's Eve, Swedes and Americans alike gathered in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City to dance around the Midsummer pole, picnic in the grass, and enjoy food from some of the city's finest Swedish eateries.

Midsummer guests were greeted by Consul General Leif Pagrotsky and Shari C. Hyman, President of the Battery Park City Authority.

The event featured traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, and folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix. The dances were called by Ross Sutter, professional folk musician and Swedish heritage historian. The event also featured a musical performance by Oskar Stenmark Trio.

Dark skies and a rainy forecast did not deter the crowds, and the number of visitors was more than 5,000.

Photos by Lauren Silberman and Tim Soter

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The event was jointly presented by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and the Battery Park City Parks, and generously supported by:
Volvo Cars
Carlsberg
Brooklyn Brewery
Scandinavian Airlines
Skanska USA
Swedbank
SEB
Handelsbanken
Patricia Industries (Investor AB)
Swedish Match
Eriksen Translations
Visit Sweden
SWEA New York
World Childhood Foundation
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
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