Organizations / Information

AARP

With us in 2018
752
AARP is the nations largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the worlds largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


American Scandinavian Society of NY

With us in 2018
62
Celebrating the cultural and intellectual ties of Scandinavia.


American Swedish Historical Museum

With us in 2018
86
Variety of Viking-themed shirts, books and gifts. Scandinavian cooking, toys and more!


ArkivDigital

With us in 2018
616
ArkivDigital provides online access to Swedish historical records. As of August 2017, the online archive consists of over 70 million newly colored photographed images or about 140 million pages of historical records. 600,000 new images are added monthly. The online archive includes Swedish church books from the earliest times to the mid-20th century, estate inventories similar to probate records, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests for persons leaving from Sweden, court records and much more. ArkivDigital is the premier site for the both the Swedish genealogist and historical researcher.


Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566 Sons Of Norway 

With us in 2018
27
Sons of Norway organization


Brekke Tours and Travel

With us in 2018
81
In Business since 1956 assisting clients with travel arrangements to Scandinavia.


Danish Pioneer Newspaper

With us in 2018
555
The Danish Pioneer (Den Danske Pioneer) is the oldest Danish-American Community Newspaper in North America founded in 1872 in Omaha, Nebraska and today published in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Danish Pioneer, which features English & Danish articles, is published 26 times per year including the big holiday edition. As of 2018, The Danish Pioneer is the only Danish-American newspaper still in PRINT form. Please support us at www.thedanishpioneer.com or www.dendanskepioneer.com. You can e-mail us at dpioneer@aol.com and danishpioneer1872@gmail.com.


Finlandia Foundation NY Metro

With us in 2018
493
Finlandia Foundation NY Metropolitan Chapter is one of the foremost nonprofit organizations to further cultural and educational exchange between the United States and Finland. Founded in 1954, today there are 48 chapters across the USA. Our mission is to sustain both Finnish-American culture in the New York tri-state area and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships, initiating innovative national programs, and encouraging a vast network of advocates.


Leif Ericson Viking Ship, Inc.

With us in 2018
14
Viking history


Nordstjernan Swedish News

With us in 2018
21
Newspaper from Sweden


Norwegian Faering boat

With us in 2018
12
Boat exhibit


Norwegian-American Newspaper

With us in 2018
49
North America's only Norwegian-American newspaper


Sons of Norway

With us in 2018
57
The largest Norwegian-American organization in the world.


Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival

With us in 2018
199
The Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival is returning for its second year! It will be held on September 8,9 and 15,16 for 2018. The festival takes place at Camp Sacajawea, in Sparta NJ on White Lake Road.


SWEA New Jersey Chapter

With us in 2018
391
SWEA, Swedish Women's Educational Association Inc., is a global non-profit organization for Swedish speaking women who live or have lived abroad. SWEA's objective is to protect the Swedish language, support and inform about our culture and traditions. SWEA supports education through scholarships and various projects with a Swedish connection. SWEA New Jersey Chapter has about 90 members.


The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc.

With us in 2018
47
Presenting the film "Jakten pa Norge 1814-2014"


VASA ORDER OF AMERICA New Jersey District 6

With us in 2018
877
New Jersey District Lodge No. Six invites you to consider membership in one of our local lodges. NJ Vasa Park, the site of Scanfest, is owned and operated by members of lodges of NJ District Six. Browse our National site, for more information about the organization. View copies of our National, or NJ District, Newsletters to see what we are about. Stop by our information table while you are at the Fest. Enjoy!


Vinland Longships

With us in 2018
877
Vinland Longships is a Viking reenactment group that owns a 22 foot Viking Faering (four oared) boat. The Skogar Þrostur (SKO-gar THROW-stur) which means "Blackbird" in Old Norse, is based on the faering boat buried with the Gokstad ship in Norway in the 9th century. The reenactors who founded Vinland Longships have organized educational demonstrations on Viking ships and Viking life, crafts and culture for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Norwegian Embassy and the American Swedish Museum, among many others. They taught docents at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and have travelled to L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, St. Petersberg, Russia and up and down the east coast educating people about Viking ship construction, navigation and history. The Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur are documented at http://vinlandlongship.livejournal.com/.


Altour

With us in 2017
308
ALTOUR is the largest independently owned travel management company in the United States and one of the largest travel management companies globally. In addition to travel management services, ALTOUR companies include ALTOUR Air, ALTOUR Tech, ALTOUR Meetings and Incentives and the ALTOUR Global Network.


American Scandinavian Society of New York

With us in 2017
686
The American Scandinavian Society of New York was founded in 1908 with the purpose of promoting and strengthening the cultural, educational and intellectual relations among the five Scandinavian Countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The Society is a non-profit organization and sponsors a variety of activities; from art exhibits and concerts to the festive Christmas Ball. One of the most important missions of the Society is to help support outstanding Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American artists, in particular through the Cultural Grants Program. Membership is open to all who are interested in supporting the Society and its mission.


Danish American Heritage Society

With us in 2017
1123
The Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS) was founded in 1977 to explore and record the history of Danish immigrants to the United States and Canada. At its core the Danish American Heritage Society is a historical organization. However, we use the word heritage in our name to indicate our support of broader activities such as sponsoring conferences and cooperating with other organizations on joint projects. The DAHS believes that there is an intrinsic value in identifying, understanding and preserving our ethnic heritage. We devote our energies to achieving that goal. The DAHS publishes twice-yearly a historical journal, The Bridge, which contains scholarly and popular articles and other content of interest to our constituency. DAHS members receive a complementary subscription. The DAHS organizes and sponsors periodic conferences highlighting current research on Danish American and Danish life, culture and history. The DAHS provides Bodtker Grants stipends for students and scholars interested in studying and researching topics related to Danish immigration to North America and Danish American culture.


Estonian Tourist Board

With us in 2017
29
Travel information on Estonia


Icelandair

With us in 2017
20
International travel


New Sweden Centre

With us in 2017
19
Swedish information


Old Swedes Foundation

With us in 2017
574
Old Swedes Foundation provides for the care, maintenance, preservation and promotion of the Old Swedes Church, Old Swedes Burial Ground and Hendrickson House in the city of Wilmington, Delaware, as historical monuments and points of interest. The Foundation (also known as Old Swedes Historic Site) maintains a library, provides educational tours of grounds, Old Swedes Church and the Hendrickson House, and archives and makes available the historical records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church and Burial Ground to those involved in genealogical and historical research.


Scandinavian Tourist Board

With us in 2017
18
Travel information


The Skylands Ásatrú Fellowship

With us in 2017
581
The Skylands Ásatrú Fellowship is a religious non-profit based in northwest New Jersey where they practice the religion called Ásatrú, which is the modern expression of the ancient religion of the people of northern and western Europe before they were converted to Christianity. They worship the old gods of the North; Odin, Thor, Freyja, and others, as well as the local land-spirits and ancestors. There are a variety of different types of events held: religious, educational, and social, throughout the Sussex/Morris/Warren/Hunterdon county area (known as the Skylands region).


Finnish American Heritage Society

With us in 2016
32
Information representing Finland


Scandinavian Press

With us in 2016
123
The only English language magazine published in North America, with news from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.


The Norwegian Immigration Society, Inc.

With us in 2016
1497
The mission of the NIA, Inc. is to document and preserve the rich history of the contributions made by the Norwegian Immigrant Community living in the greater New York area and to make this information readily available to researchers and interested persons in all fields through technology, media, exhibits and educational/cultural events. The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc. (NIA) was established in 1995 as a grass roots effort to celebrate the lives of the Norwegian immigrants who settled in the New York region. By that time, a scant number of Norwegians and their descendants remained in the area. The NIA reached out to all Norwegian-American residents and former residents of New York for funding, artifacts, documents, pictures, etc. to create an exhibit, honoring our heritage. April 26, 2000, the exhibit Norwegians in New York 1825 to 2000: Builders of City, Community and Culture opened at the Ellis Island Museum in New York. Ellis Island curators reported that 2 million visitors passed through the exhibit in six months. Eleven hundred guests attended the opening gala. King Harald and Queen Sonja opened the ceremony and cut the ribbon. The exhibit then traveled to the Norwegian Emigrant Museum in Hamar, Norway. Today, the exhibit can be visited at its permanent home in Heritage Hall in Brooklyn. Since 2000, the NIA has digitized most of the matter on display, is working with the National Library of Norway to digitize and publish Nordisk Tidende online.


Trifilm Pictures LLC

With us in 2016
531
Based in upstate New York only 45 minutes from Manhattan, TriFilm Pictures is an independent production house specializing in bringing together the necessary creative and technical elements for productions across all media fields. With credits ranging from independent shorts to music videos and corporate shoots, its network of writers, directors and creative professionals provide services at the highest level. TriFilm Pictures brings the old world innovation and quality of early Hollywood to the future of the film industry.


American Diabetes Association

With us in 2015
256
We work tirelessly to reach communities throughout the United States to create awareness, prevent diabetes among at-risk populations, and ensure that all people with diabetes get the best care, treatment, and information about how to manage their diabetes.


Estonian-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry

With us in 2015
23
Information on Estonia.


New Sweden Alliance, INC

With us in 2015
261
To promote and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley by assisting its member organizations and other stakeholders, through collaboration, to undertake cultural and educational activities of benefit to the public.


Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Center

With us in 2015
30
Folk Music and Basketry Center


American Nyckelharpa Association

With us in 2014
197
The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument that has been played in one form or another for more than 600 years. At least four different versions of the nyckelharpa are still played today.


Estonian American National Council

With us in 2014
1


New York Life

With us in 2014
10
Insurance


SAS Scandinavian Airlines

With us in 2014
20
International travel


Sons of Norway

With us in 2014
31
Information representing Norway


The Birdhouse Center for the Arts

With us in 2014
393
The Birdhouse Center For The Artsÿ is a creative hub located in the heart of Lambertville NJ. Inspired by the core belief that music and art can transform lives, The BCA is dedicated to building connections and fostering community through the arts by providing holistic experiences for individuals of all ages and abilities. Programming includes: Music Therapy, Education, and Performance!


The Norwegian American Weekly

With us in 2014
663
The Norwegian American Weekly is the only Norwegian-American newspaper in existence, and it has been published continuously since 1889. NAW is the continuation of the over 500 Norwegian newspapers that once existed in America, including the Western Viking of Seattle, Wash. and Norway Times of New York, and is published every Friday. The Norwegian American Weekly is published in English with one page in Norwegian, and covers a wide breadth of news, including breaking news from Norway, business, sports, op-ed, travel,arts and entertainment, news from the Norwegian American community, Norwegian heritage, and a calendar of events. Celebrating 125 years!


Vasa Order of America New York District No. 4

With us in 2013
1


Estonian Education Society

With us in 2010
1


kärringkånk

With us in 2010
374
Wife carrying (Finnish eukonkanto or sometimes akankanto, Estonian naisekandmine, Swedish kärringkånk), is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.
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Literature and Publications 2010

With us in 2010
307
Svenska Skolforeningen Philadelphia
Penfield Press
Danish Pioneer
Vaba Eesti Sona
- Estonian Language Newspaper
Logberg-Heimskringla
- Icelandic Community Newspaper
German Christmas Show
Romy
Taj Mahal Oktoberfest
Swedish Press


Penfield Books

With us in 2010
61
Distributing Books of Ethnic Interest for 31 Years 1979-2010


Svenska Skolan

With us in 2010
10
Literature


Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

With us in 2010
40
Will exhibit and sell org. related items


Viking Vacation Club

With us in 2010
51
A division of Educational Festivals and Tours, Inc.


We Love Lundby Club

With us in 2010
18
Swedish dollhouses


Bone Marrow Registry

With us in 2009
147
Roy Chelsen Bone Marrow Registry
...to recruit potential donors, not only for Roy -- but for others who may wish to become donors as well...


BROWN-DAUB VOLVO

With us in 2007
235
Visit our display at ScanFest 2007 to find out how easy it is to purchase a new Volvo, and accept delivery while you vacation in Sweden. Why rent a car, when you can drive your own, then bring it home with you! Click our logo for more!


Leif Erikson Festival VOA

With us in 2006
51
T-shirts, Swedish prints, Viking collectables, pins


The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc.

With us in 2000
6
Film: