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
Rogaland and one from Sotra in Hordaland…
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
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
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….
This is the Miss Norway of 2014
Miss Norway 2014 and Miss Sweden Day 2014
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)
She has a wonderful Hardanger…
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
a Gudbrandsdalen, a couple of Festdrakt and a bunad from Mandal….
The parade has marched in the same general area for many years…..
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
Another shot from the Syttende Mai Parade in Brooklyn in the late 1950’s
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!!!!