Date: 05/17/2014

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: Free

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum will be hosting our annual Viking Fest on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Bliss/Owl's Head Park, located at 68th Street & Narrows Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. This year the event is beginning two hours earlier and will feature our "Viking Village" from 10:00 am - noon, with the Norseman, half-size replica Viking ship and crew, the Society for Creative Anachronism and Historic Arms. *Please note that these groups will be displaying and exhibiting during the entire event. Featured guests from Norway include: the Sandnes Trekkspill Orkester - accordion band and Sandnes Folkedanslag - Folk Dancers from the town of Sandnes. Our other Norwegian guests are musicians from Maya's School of Performing Arts playing traditional music on traditional instruments - Eli Storbekken: song and sallow flute/ Seljefløyte-Maya Østhassel on lyre/harp; Mary Barthelemy on fiddle/ Harlingfele, flutes and ram's horn; Magnar Storbækken on ram's horn" /"goat horn and Lur. A note of interest, one of Magnar's horns (a real "ram's horn" /"goat horn"!) is played on the soundtrack to the Disney film FROZEN Of course we will have our popular "Touched By the Vikings" performances featuring music and dance from cultures that have a connection to the Vikings. We hope to have: Clann Eirann Pipers, The Donny Golden School of Step Dance and YDIR (Young Dancers in Repertory), as well as others. Performance schedule will be available in mid-April. We will also have rides, Norwegian food and crafters.

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