Scandinavian museum events

Photo courtesy of the East Coast Scandinavian Museum

Our friends at the East Coast Scandinavian Museum are sponsoring a sunset cruise around New York harbor to benefit the museum, which is trying to establish a site for its collection. The cruise (not on a Viking ship), which costs $60, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 14. It’s a chance to see Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s Waterfalls project with a little wine and cheese—a beautiful and inspiring way to spend the evening.

The museum is also having an essay contest, open to all 4th–6th graders, in honor of Leif Eriksson Day. The topic is Scandinavian explorers, and creativity is encouraged; writers may use the point of view of an explorer or an animal companion. Prizes include a Norwegian sweater, Viking memorabilia, and riding on the museum’s replica Viking ship in the Norwegian Day Parade. How cool is that? Entries are due October 28.

Call (718) 748-5950 or visit their website for more information.

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