Monthly Archives: July 2014

May 17th from Brooklyn, NY and lots of beautiful bunad, festdrakts etc


Sandes Folkedancers

Sandnes Folkedanslag

Folk Dance Group from Sandnes Norway was invited to march

in the May 17th Parade in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn New York on

Sunday May 18th 2014

assorted bunaderanother bunad

Rogaland and one from Sotra in Hordaland…

dancers and band taking photos

These are the folk dancers from Norway at the Syttende Mai Parade in Brooklyn NY 2014


Three Members of the “Brooklyn Norwegian Facebook Page” one in her Vest Agder bunad from Norway and another in his drakt (also from Norway) &  the owner of the

Nordic Deli in Brooklyn in her Vest Agder bunad

close up of committee

The Norwegian American 17th of May committee….again the owner of the Nordic Deli in Brooklyn in her West Agder Bunad and another committee member in her Oslodrakt

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Everyone of all ages dresses up for the big event…

The parade has taken place for over 60 years in the Bay Ridge Community in Brooklyn and although many of the Norwegian community have moved from the area they all come back for the day….

Miss NorwayMiss Norway in car

This is the Miss Norway of 2014

Miss Sweden and Miss Norway

Miss Norway 2014 and Miss Sweden Day 2014

2014-05-18 Norwegian Day Parade 039 brooklyn blog spot

Many wear Festdrakt for the event as well as their special bunad as there is a Lundeby on the right…


the child has a wonderful Hallingdal on (carrying the flag)

BB 4

She has a wonderful Hardanger…

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Smorgasbandet also preforms during the parade:

visit their website to listen to some of the best accordion music also if you would like to schedule them for your next event

dancers marching


good looking mens bunad

Me and Mary

a Gudbrandsdalen, a couple of Festdrakt and a bunad from Mandal….

The parade has marched in the same general area for many years…..

1960s 17 May Parade Deb Nan Jane Pop at 58th and 8th St in Brooklyn

this is the parade from approx. 1959 with a Hallingdal on the young girl and a Oslo drakt on her grandmother holding her hand…


The Sons of Norway Brooklyn Lodge from the mid ’50’s

1961 May Deb and Susan

Another shot from the Syttende Mai Parade in Brooklyn in the late 1950’s

1960 Miss Norway - Jane Carolyn Deb

Miss Norway of Greater New York from 1960

Wonderful memories from parades of the past and this years parade….you will need to make plans to be in Brooklyn for the Syttende Mai Parade…as everyone is welcome to attend and it is well worth the trip!!!!