"Sweden Day", the annual Midsummer event held at the "The Strand Beach Club", located at 658 Clarence Avenue Bronx NY 10465

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Sweden Day Is Back!

Sunday June 4th 2023

Park Opens at 12 pm – Main Program Starts at 1 pm


A Message From Our President, Nina Prasso

A 2023 Message From Our President, Nina Prasso

It is with great pleasure that I say, “Välkommen to Sweden Day 2023”. Help us welcome in Summer with a Swedish midsummer celebration. Enjoy the lively music of  Smörgåsbandet, dancing traditional ring dances around the maypole, Allsång (Swedish Sing-A-Long) and a folk dancing performance by the children and young adults of Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1 (any child or adult who wants to learn a dance or two will be invited to join them).

Help Miss Sweden Day 2022 enjoy her special day wearing her crown and sash.  There will also be presentations of college scholarships from Vasa NY District #4, the Vasa Grand Lodge and the T. Edward and Avalene P. Karlsson Scholarship Fund.  TEAPK-Sweden Day Scholarship applications are on this website for anyone who is eligible to apply.

We can’t wait to see your smiling faces again so please add to your calendars:

Sunday June 4, 2023 – gates open at 12 noon and program runs 1-5pm.

Location:  The Strand Beach Club, 658 Clarence Ave, Bronx, NY 10465

Entrance fee is FREE this year – yes I did say free.  Of course, we are always looking for donations to the TEAAK-Sweden Day Scholarship Fund and there will be a donation bear on display somewhere in the park if you feel so inclined.

Food/Beverages:  The Strand will sell tickets for a Swedish Meatball Plate, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and desserts.  The outdoor bar will sell beverages at reasonable prices. 

The pool and beach will be open so don’t forget your bathing suits if the weather permits.


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. 

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 252 Wellington Road South, Garden City, NY 11530. 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 12 pm – Main Program Starts at 1 pm

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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 an “Allsång” (Swedish Sing-A-Longs), children’s Folk Dancing Exhibition performed by Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1, Sweden Day Scholarship Winners, presented by the Sweden Day Committee and Vasa Order of America Scholarship winners, presented by Vasa Representatives. 

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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!

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 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!

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Sweden Day has been going strong for 83 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 4th 2023.

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 4th 2023!