Northern Europe

A past Viking Fest (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

A Viking Fest and Norwegian Parade in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe May 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers a weekend of Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.

Parishioners of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church  (Photo by Corazon Aguirre/ebrooklyn media via Brooklyn Reporter)

Historic Lithuanian Church in Brooklyn Restored

Brooklyn, History, Northern Europe, Religion April 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Williamsburg, now in its 149th year, held a rededication ceremony, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

The Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club in Bay Ridge on Dec. 9 (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

‘A Coming-Home-to-Brooklyn Scandinavian Party’

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe, Traditions December 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge kept traditions alive at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Latvian Song and Dance Festival (Screen shot via video)

Marking 100 Years of Latvian Independence

New York, Northern Europe November 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

A Bklyner story on the 100th anniversary of “(relative)” independence for Latvia gives a rundown of the Baltic country’s history and culture, as well as how to mark the event with food and performances in New York.

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

After nearly seven decades of publishing for the Estonian diaspora in the U.S., Vaba Eesti Sõna faces an uncertain future.

At the 'Defense of the Fatherland' Day. (Photo via 
Russkaya Reklama)

Observing Russia’s ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

History, Jewish, New York, Northern Europe March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans in the Russian community marked Defender of the Fatherland Day in Brighton Beach, reports Russkaya Reklama.

(Photo by Arthur De Gaeta for Brooklyn Reporter)

Danes, Norwegians and Swedes at the Danish Athletic Club’s 125th

Brooklyn, History, Northern Europe September 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Danish Athletic Club celebrated its 125th year with a dinner dance, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Danish Athletic Club (Photo by Danielle Kogan via Brooklyn Reporter)

Danish Athletic Club Marks 125 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Food, Northern Europe August 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

During a tour of the renovated Danish Athletic Club, Brooklyn Reporter finds out how the center continues to thrive 125 years after its founding.

A visitor at the Viking Fest (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Daily)

Viking Fest Held in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Northern Europe, Traditions May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The 17th annual Viking Fest was held May 22, Brooklyn Daily reports.

Bornholm owners Lone (left) and Claudi Kofod (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Danish Spot to Dine In

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Northern Europe March 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Bornholm offers Danish specialties at a downtown Brooklyn location. Brooklyn Daily Eagle tells how the owners came to open the restaurant.

The New York Estonian Mixed Choir performed May 1 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (Photo by Al Brownell via Vaba Eesti Sõna)

An Estonian Choral Concert in NYC

Culture, Manhattan, Northern Europe, Traditions May 20, 2016 at 11:29 am

A New York Estonian Mixed Choir performance on the Upper East Side showcased the musical traditions inherent in Estonian culture. A piece in Vaba Eesti Sõna reflects on the concert.

Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the parliament building in  Dakha, Bangladesh, designed by Louis Kahn. (Photo by Sajeeb Ahmed Photography, Creative Commons license)

Exploring the Estonian Roots of Louis Kahn

Culture, Manhattan, Northern Europe November 8, 2016 at 11:44 am

The Foundation for Estonian Arts and Letters recently held a performance piece, “Kahn: Islander” exploring the work of Estonian-born architect Louis Kahn, Vaba Eesti Sõna reports.

(Photo by SB News via The Home Reporter)

St. Lucia’s Day in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Northern Europe, Traditions December 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

St. Lucia’s Day was marked in Brooklyn on Dec. 13, reports The Home Reporter.

Lakewood Estonian House in Jackson, NJ (Photo via Vaba Eesti Sõna)

Lakewood Estonian House in NJ Marks 70 Years

Culture, Metro Area, Northern Europe August 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

The Lakewood Estonian House will celebrate seven decades of preserving the customs of the Nordic country, reports Vaba Eesti Sõna.

Helena Bakke and daughter Arlene Rutuelo will close Nordic Delicacies at the end of January. (Photo via Home Reporter)

Nordic Stronghold in Brooklyn Closing Shop

Brooklyn, Business, Northern Europe January 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Nordic Delicacies, which once catered to a bustling Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge, is going out of business after nearly three decades, according to Home Reporter.