Sweden Day Is Back!
June 4th 2023!
A Message From Our President, Nina Prasso
It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Sweden Day Midsummer Celebration is back and will be a live in-person event once again! You are cordially invited to a shortened (but just as much fun) program featuring Barnklubben Elsa Rix dancers, Smörgåsbandet, announcements of scholarship awards as well as the Miss Sweden Day contest winner. There will also be ring dancing around the traditional maypole, food, and refreshments available, and an opportunity to meet old friends, and to make new ones!
We can’t wait to see your smiling faces again so please add to your calendars:
Sunday, June 4, 2023 – gates open at 10am, main program starts at 11am and ends at 2pm.
Location: Same as previous years! The new owners of the pool club, now known as The Strand Beach Club, are welcoming us with open arms. Owner Suzann Frobose is fourth generation Danish and is looking forward to the Scandinavian celebration of Sweden Day to continue. Address: 658 Clarence Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
Entrance fee: $10/adults. Children are free. All gate donations and entrance fees go towards Sweden Day scholarships, performers, etc.
Food/Beverages: The Strand will sell tickets as in the past for hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and ice cream. The new outdoor bar will sell beverages at reasonable prices.
Pool is open so don’t forget your bathing suit!
Nina Hallesson Prasso, Ed.D.
Sweden Day Committee President
Welcome to the Home Page of Sweden Day!
We are asking for donations to the T. Edward & Alvalene P. Karlsson Scholarship Fund. The 2022 scholarships will be awarded, and the winners will receive their awards in the mail.
If you wish to donate to our scholarship fund or the Miss Sweden Day Contest, please contact Elaine McGrath, Treasurer at (516) 565- 2091 or mail your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to “Sweden Day Committee”.
Sweden Day Is an Annual Midsummer event celebrated in The Bronx, NY. This annual event is currently held at “The Strand Beach” Club located at 658 Clarence Avenue Bronx NY 10465.
Sweden Day is June 4th 2023
Park Opens at 10am – Main Program Starts at 11am
$10 Admission for adults, Kids accompanied by an adult are FREE!
Sweden Day is a fun filled family event with a beautiful waterfront view! Enjoy the day listening to Scandinavian Music by SmörgåsBandet while Dancing around the Majstång (Maypole). Activities include Arts & Crafts, Face Painting and an “Allsång” (Swedish Sing-A-Longs). Enjoy the children’s Folk Dancing Exhibition performed by Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1. Each year there are Sweden Day Scholarship Winners, presented by the Sweden Day Committee and Vasa Order of America Scholarship winners, presented by Vasa Representatives.
Cheer for the Miss Sweden Day Contestants and witness the crowning of the Miss Sweden Day 2022! Take a swim in the refreshing in-ground pool or the lounge on the beach and make a sand castle. Enjoy an ice cold beverage or have a Skål with a cocktail at the full service outdoor bar or at the indoor bar.
Sweden Day is the perfect opportunity to have a day of family fun and reminisce with old friends, or make memories with new ones!
Every year the Sweden Day Committee accepts nominations and then selects an individual, couple or organization to honor for their promotion and dedication to their Swedish Heritage, within the Scandinavian Community. This year, The Sweden Day Committee takes great pleasure in honoring “Sweden Day & The Manhem Club”!
Visit Sweden Day’s vendors for traditional Swedish goods or some Swedish Coffee Bread & Limpa. Purchase some raffle tickets and you just might go home with a wonderful prize or you could be the lucky winner of the 50/50 cash prize!
Sweden Day has been going strong for 82 years thanks to the hardworking and dedicated committee members. We will continue to celebrate Midsummer, just as our ancestors did before us, on Saturday June 11th 2022.
Thanks to the Sweden Day Committee members for their efforts and constant support. It is because of their dedication voluntary work throughout the years that Sweden Day continues year after year. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday June 11th 2022!