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The Holidays @ Scandinavia House

The Holiday Shop @ Scandinavia House
November 18 through the 2006 Holiday Season
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A Family Lucia
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm
See “For Children & Families

Holiday Concert with The Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, December 10, 4 pm
See “Concerts

Holiday Smörgåsbord with Restaurant Aquavit
Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10, 2006
For information and reservations please call Restaurant Aquavit at (212) 307-7311, ext. 204.

Savor the season with a huge selection of traditional Scandinavian holiday dishes like Swedish meatballs, herring, salmon, sausage, hot glögg, tasty desserts, and much more! Lunch and dinner seatings are available. A Lucia performance will take place each evening.

Luncheon: $55 ($50 ASF members), $25 children under 12 (tax not included)
Dinner: $60 ($55 ASF members), $25 children under 12 (tax not included)



Five Centuries of Swedish Silver
February 14 – May 8, 2007

This exhibition of silver objects from the collection of the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden places the work of Sweden’s greatest silversmiths in a historical context. While many forms are uniquely Swedish, others reveal the international exchange of ideas and design trends that have influenced Swedish silversmiths from the 17th through the 21st centuries.


Looking In / Looking Out: Documentaries from Scandinavia
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm & Saturdays at 3 pm
October 11 – December 16, 2006

This fall, Scandinavia House will present a series of some of the most intense, successful, and controversial documentary films recently made by directors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These insightful, irreverent films from a region famous for its mastery of the documentary form explore issues of cultural and personal identity in surprising and often unsettling ways. The subjects explored range from a Russian children’s prison and prostitution in Iran to arm wrestling in Lapland, the gay icon Tom of Finland, and a blind European paraglider’s dangerous quest for love in South Africa.

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Raw Youth (Ungdommens råskap)
Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Directed by Margreth Olin (Norway, 2004). There are many lies told about being a human being—most of them about the young. But once we are grown up, we start missing our youth and looking back. And we have lost the language, because youth has a language of its own. This film follows 10th grade students at Hauketo Continuation School in Oslo during the last months before exams. This is a new Norway, and a new Europe. It’s a time of opportunity when children from all around the world come together and become each others’ best friends and sweethearts at an early age. The classroom is the real United Nations.
In Norwegian with English subtitles. 80 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Cinderella of Tallinn (Tallinnan Tuhkimo)
Saturday, October 14, 3 pm

Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo and Marja Pensala (Finland, 1995). This is a portrait of the Estonian metal queen Tiiu Silves, a businesswoman who has made a fortune by selling the remains of the Soviet heavy metal industry to the West. A former math teacher, she used to earn her living by selling flowers in the streets of Tallinn. Later on she had the idea of turning chain saws into scrap metal. Today she is the president of Silves Enterprise Inc., a company whose annual revenue is many times the total budget of Estonia. A tough businesswoman, Silves is also a romantic. Love means everything to her. When she has time for a vacation, she spends it on the island of Hiiumaa, where, she says, "there is a direct connection to the cosmos and you get more power and energy." Cellulite massage helps to keep her fit, and in consultations with the Ukrainian fortune teller she gets good advice for her next business moves. "Happiness must come without money, from your heart and soul,” she says.
In Estonian with English subtitles. 70 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Gitmo – The New Rules of War (Gitmo - vad händer egentligen på Guantánamo)
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm

Directed by Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh (Sweden, 2006). Following the recent unexplained detention of one of their countrymen, a pair of Swedish filmmakers visits the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay. They leave with an extremely timely, quietly searing investigative documentary that features interviews with military supervisors, contracted interrogators and, most unforgettably, former prisoners of the camp. The filmmakers’ search for the truth behind Gitmo leads them from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to Washington and from Stockholm to Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Slowly a new and scary world reveals itself.
In Swedish & English with English subtitles. 80 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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Saturday, October 21, 3 pm

Directed by Sami Saif and Phie Ambo (Denmark, 2001). The directors, who are also partners, take a journey in pursuit of Sami's Yemeni father, who abandoned his Danish family when Sami was very young. Before this ambitious film project started, Sami's beloved brother committed suicide, and then his mother died, leaving Sami alone and grief-stricken. This film is a personal and compelling drama filled with humor and strong emotions.
In Danish & English with English subtitles. 90 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Forever Yours (Evig Din)
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 pm
(screened with Y in Vyborg)

Directed by Monica Csango (Norway, 2004). A grandmother's everlasting love for her husband—who apparently died during World War II—turns into a mystery when her granddaughter discovers a photo from Mumbai, India and suspects he did not die. Her investigation of their love story becomes an emotional and disturbing journey towards the truth. This mysterious tale is completed by the charismatic grandmother's rare and vividly romantic pre-World War II film footage.
In Hungarian, Norwegian & English with English subtitles. 56 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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Y in Vyborg (Hetket jotka jäivät)
Wednesday, October 25
(screened following Forever Yours)

Directed by Pia Andell (Finland, 2005). In 1938 young architects Ragnar and Martta Ypyä, or Y and Mirri, bought an 8 mm camera and began filming their world in Vyborg, a Finnish town near the Soviet border. The couple’s future seemed bright, but a year later their lives had changed irreversibly. The Soviet Union had attacked Finland, and the Winter War had started. Mirri fled to the countryside, and Y stayed in Vyborg, where he helped repair the damage caused by the Soviet bombings. Still, they kept on filming. Y in Vyborg tells the touching story of Y and Mirri during the years 1938–1949. Featuring exceptionally good black and white 8 mm footage, the film uses the couple’s correspondence to illuminate the reality of that tragic era. This is a chronicle of the times of the Ypyä family—a film about war and longing, and loss and death.
In Finnish with English subtitles. 51 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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The Substitute (Vikarien)
Saturday, October 28, 3 pm

Directed by Åsa Black and Johan Palmgren (Sweden, 2006). The chaos at the Hallonberg School in Sweden becomes more than the young, ambitious teacher Max Wejstorp can cope with. He asks his own former teacher, the legendary 73-year-old Folke Silvén from southern Sweden, to come to the rescue. Folke is a teacher "of the old school”; he's also the world record-holder in talking backwards. When he turns up in the Stockholm suburb of Hallonbergen, things start happening.
In Swedish with English subtitles. 85 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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How Do You Like Iceland?
Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

Directed by Kristín Ólafs (Iceland, 2005). How Do you Like Iceland? is a documentary about foreign perceptions of Icelanders and Iceland. The film is based on interviews with 37 foreigners from nine nations. They come from the world of art, sports, business, and politics. Many humorous questions and interesting topics arise when the Icelandic nation is examined through the eye of the foreigner: do foreigners think of Reykjavík as the Bangkok of the North? Is it an isolated and inbred nation? Or, rather, special and like no other? Is Icelandic inventiveness fit for export? Is this “pure and unspoiled” nation itself really environmentally friendly?
In Icelandic & English with English subtitles. 67 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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Daddy and the Muscle Academy
Saturday, November 4, 3 pm
(screened with 100% Human)

Directed by Ilppo Pohjola (Finland, 1992). Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen) is one of the major icons of the gay world. Taking inspiration from his WW II army days, 1950s American bodybuilding magazines, and biker movies, Tom’s erotic drawings of uniformed and leather-clad beefcake have become a permanent fixture of 20th-century iconography. Completed shortly before his death in 1991, this definitive documentary on the man and the artist combines interviews with Tom himself, commentary from his “leather men,” hundreds of original drawings, and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.
This film contains material that may not be suitable for children under 18. In Finnish & English with English subtitles. 58 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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100% Human (100% Menneske)
Saturday, November 4
(screened following Daddy and the Muscle Academy)

Directed by Trond Winterkjær and Jan Dalchow (Norway, 2004). This is a documentary about true identity with a musical twist. When Monica was born, her parents believed she was a boy and named her Morten. In April, 2002 the 22-year-old Monica had her body surgically corrected to make it fit her real sex. Her mother believes the alternative would have been death. Most of us can relate to a search for a true identity, but very few have to endure surgery to achieve this goal. However, the experience of loss, fear, joy, sorrow, and lust on this journey is something we all have in common. This is an exciting and tender story about Monica, who really knows what it takes to become oneself.
In Norwegian with English subtitles. 52 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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The Anatomy of Evil (Ondskabens anatomi)
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 pm

Directed by Ove Nyholm (Denmark, 2005). The Anatomy of Evil is the result of persistent research that has led director Ove Nyholm on an international journey to answer controversial questions: What makes ordinary people commit mass slaughter and indulge in genocide during war time? And how do they go on with their everyday lives with hundreds of murders on their conscience? Nyholm introduces us to executioners involved in the most cruel genocides in Europe during the last fifty years—from the Holocaust to the recent tragedy in the Balkans.
In Albanian, Danish, English, German & Serbian with English subtitles. 90 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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What Comes Around – See Everything, Feel Everything (Sen edestään löytää)
Saturday, November 11, 3 pm

Directed by John Webster (Finland, 2005). What Comes Around is a different kind of cop movie. There are no car chases, no flashing lights or drug busts. Rather, the film focuses on a universal theme and a part of police work which is seldom seen—the human being beneath the uniform. It takes place at an ordinary police station in the ordinary Finnish town of Salo, where Nokia mobile phones are made. Paavo has seen just about everything a policeman can see during his 28 years in the force and has only a few more days left before retirement. Riikka, a trainee at the police academy, will replace Paavo on the team. So far she has only role-played the situations that Paavo and his fellow policemen face every day. As Riikka enters the reality of police work, she finds that there is one thing that not even a bullet-proof vest can protect you from: your own emotions.
In Finnish with English subtitles. 59 min. Shown on Beta SP.

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The Armwrestler from Solitude (Armbryterskan fran Ensamheten)
Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 pm

Directed by Lisa Munthe and Helen Ahlsson (Sweden, 2004). High up in Swedish Lapland in a village called Solitude (Ensamheten), which is remote and exotic even by Swedish standards, Heidi Andersson would rather arm wrestle than ski. In fact, this 23-year-old with bulging biceps in a family of mustachioed lumberjacks is not only the strongest person in the village, she’s the strongest woman arm wrestler in the world. The Russians 500 miles to the east are her main competition. The residents of Solitude (pop. 16) all share a passion for arm wrestling, which is why she started to challenge her father at the tender age of ll. What the directors initially planned as a l5-minute film made over the summer turned into a three-year project and prizewinning feature documentary about a world of tough guys and tough women hard to imagine elsewhere. It’s also a portrait of the unique sense of community that exists there, the cooperative attempts to keep the land from falling into the hands of big business, and the town’s unstinting support for a young woman as she trains for the next world championship in South Africa.
In Swedish with English subtitles. 78 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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The Girl from Auschwitz (Flickan från Auschwitz)
Saturday, November 18, 3 pm

Directed by Stefan Jarl (Sweden, 2006). This film is a portrait of journalist and author Cordelia Edvardson, who was sent alone at age 14 to the concentration camp Theresienstadt and later to Auschwitz. Against all odds, she survived and came to Sweden at the end of the war. She became a journalist, married, and had five children. Now 76, she lives in Jerusalem and is still a committed journalist reporting on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
In Swedish, English, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles. 76 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Investigations into the Invisible World (Enquête sur le monde invisible)
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm

Directed by Jean Michel Roux (France/Iceland, 2002). While scouting locations in Iceland for a science fiction film in the early 1990s, Jean Michel Roux discovered that many Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. Intrigued by the sincerity of the people he interviewed and enchanted by the mysterious beauty of the Icelandic landscape, Roux pursued his investigation. Investigation into the Invisible World is a feature-length documentary about the mediums and the relationship between humans and invisible beings such as elves, ghosts, angels, water-monsters, and extra-terrestrials. This investigation is also a journey to the frontiers of life. Are we alone in the universe?
In Icelandic with English subtitles. 130 min. Shown on 35 mm

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Under New York
Saturday, December 2, 3 pm
(screened with Love Letters from a Children’s Prison)

Directed by Jacob Thuesen (Denmark, 1996). A Danish film crew follows two New Yorkers through the subways of New York City. Steve, a former homeowner and husband who is now homeless, spends his nights sleeping in subway tunnels. Terry spends his days as a Transit Authority Policeman evicting the homeless from the subways and his nights entertaining his fellow New Yorkers as a standup comic. This compassionate yet clear-eyed film takes us on a tour of the survival skills and sense of humor that are requirements for living in the Big Apple.
In English. 50 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Love Letters from a Children’s Prison
Saturday, December 2
(screened following Under New York)

Directed by David Kinsella (Norway, 2005). This film brings us into a prison for teenagers in Russia. Many of the boys here will spend most of their lives in jail, convicted for serious crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The main cause of this is poverty, alcoholism, and the fact that the Russian state shows no sign of offering them a future. Thousands of young boys living on the edge of society are fighting to survive from one week to the next. The film tells the story of a girl in love with a boy convicted of murder. They write love letters. She tries to make him a better human—and to prepare him for a new life outside the walls. But his fellow prisoners are teenage murderers and rapists, and their influence on him is devastating.
In Russian with English subtitles. 50 min. Shown on DVCam.

Icelandic Cowboys (Kúrekar norðursins)
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 pm

Directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (Iceland, 1984). Iceland's king of country music, Hallbjörn Hjartarson, organized the first and only Icelandic cowboy festival in the summer of 1984. This celebration of western culture took place in Skagaströnd, a village of 700 inhabitants in the north of Iceland, and was attended by Iceland's leading country singers. This documentary describes, in an objective fashion, the general atmosphere of the festival and paints a portrait of the star of the show, Hallbjörn Hjartarson, and his views on life and stardom.
In Icelandic with English subtitles. 80 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Blinded Angels (Blinde engle)
Saturday, December 9, 3 pm

Directed by Jon Bang Carlsen (Denmark, 2006). A blind European man flies to South Africa to paraglide, a sport he cherished until his blindness prohibited it. He pays a local African woman to use her eyes to get to the top of the mountain, which lies behind her poor and violent township. Looking at the world through her eyes, he falls in love. But this affair with a stranger alienates the black woman from her community in the township, forcing her to take refuge in the European man's darkness. Together they plan to reach the top of the mountain and flee their shipwrecked worlds as Blinded Angels. The filmic style is a tapestry of interwoven documentary and fictional moments, creating a new and original way of telling a story.
In Danish & English with English subtitles. 90 min. Shown Beta SP.

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Smiling in a War Zone – And the Art of Flying to Kabul
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm

Directed by Simone Aaberg Kærn and Magnus Bejmar (Denmark, 2004). One day, artist and pilot Simone reads the story of a 16-year-old Afghan girl who dreams of becoming a fighter pilot in her morning paper. By the time Simone finishes her coffee, she is determined to fly the 6000 kilometers to Kabul, find young Farial, and make her dream come true. She buys the only plane she can afford: a 40-year old “Donald Duck” Piper-Colt made out of canvas. After weeks of traveling—50 hours in the air, 33 landings, challenges from every military authority she comes across, and, in the end, flying illegally into Afghanistan at nerve-wracking heights—Simone finally reaches Kabul and finds Farial.
In Danish & English with English subtitles. 78 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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The Clown Children (Klovnebarna)
Saturday, December 16, 3 pm
(screened with Prostitution Behind the Veil)

Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen (Norway, 2005). This short film depicts an ordinary day in the life of two brothers who earn their living by juggling oranges and turning cartwheels between cars and heavy exhaust at a crossroads in Guatemala City.
Silent. 6 min. Shown on 35 mm.

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Prostitution Behind the Veil
(Prostitution bag sløret)
Saturday, December 16
(screened following The Clown Children)

Directed by Nahid Persson (Denmark, 2005). The film unveils the lives of two women, Minna and Fariba, in a city in Iran. The women are neighbors and good friends who support each other. Both of them are subjected to the double standards that permeate Iranian society today. They make a living on the streets, where they meet their male customers. They must choose between leaving their young children at home alone or taking them along when they have sex with various men. Narrated by the director, Nahid Persson, who fled from Iran twenty years ago, the film portrays the women sympathetically and explores their everyday lives and the way prostitution functions in a country where it is banned, and where adultery can result in capital punishment.
In Farsi with English subtitles. 59 min. Shown on Beta SP.

Special thanks to the Danish Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Icelandic Film Centre, the Norwegian Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute & Jean Michel Roux.

Film tickets: $8 ($6 ASF members)
ASF members only may reserve film tickets by calling (212) 847-9746.


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A Family Lucia
Saturday, December 9, 1:00 pm. $10 ($8 ASF members, $5 children under 12)

Get into the holiday spirit with a classic tale of light, hope, and inspiration. Swedish singer Eva Engman leads the festivities as children and adults alike learn about St. Lucia's songs and traditions, and enjoy a special performance by Lucia with her crown of candles.


Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Tina Buckman

Holiday Concert with The Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, December 10, 4 pm. $25 ($17 ASF members)

The Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra of New York performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, Rangström’s Divertimento Elegiaco for strings, Delius’ Air and Dance for string orchestra, and traditional Swedish Christmas songs in a special concert celebrating the magic of the holidays in Scandinavia. Featuring the acclaimed pianist Per Tengstrand and Swedish soprano Tina Glenvik. Followed by a reception.

Steinway is the official piano of Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America.


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Sweden's Desperate Hunt for Diversity
A discussion with Swedish author and critic Marjaneh Bakhtiari
Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm. FREE

Marjaneh Bakhtiari brings a fresh perspective to recent representations of cultural diversity in Swedish media and society. From the courtyards of multiracial housing projects to the back seats of immigrant-driven taxis, Swedish journalists have never been more eager to depict their nation's new demographic reality. But what assumptions about religion, culture, and language lie hidden behind this newfound obsession with multiculturalism? Bakhtiari was born in Iran in 1980 and has lived in Sweden since the age of seven. Her debut novel, Kalla det vad fan du vill (Call It Whatever You Like), chronicles the lives of two Malmö families, the Irandousts and the Sundéns, who meet when their two teenagers begin dating. In scenes alternately absurd and touching, the Iranian-born Bakhtiari shines the spotlight on "new" and "old" Swedes alike. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Leonard, translator and scholar of contemporary Scandinavian literature at the University of Washington.

Birds as a Focus of Conflict in Marja-Liisa Vartio's novel Hers Were the Birds
A Lecture with Aili and Austin Flint
Monday, January 29, 2007, 6:30 pm. $10 ($8 ASF members, free for students)

Regarded as a Finnish classic ever since it was published (posthumously) in Finnish in 1966, Marja-Liisa Vartio's novel Hers Were the Birds has been translated into English by Aili and Austin Flint and is under contract for publication by the Dalkey Archive Press (Illinois). This delightfully offbeat novel set in a Finnish village portrays complex and tangled relationships that often center on a collection of stuffed birds a parson's widow has inherited from her husband. But underneath this humor is a dark side as well, and Vartio skillfully maintains a balance between the touching and the grotesque. Austin Flint, playwright and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, will discuss the novel as a literary work and speak briefly about some of the challenges faced by the translators. Aili Flint, Ph.D., Head of Finnish Studies at Columbia University, will talk more specifically about the linguistic aspects of some of those challenges. Followed by a reception.

For Children and Families

Scandinavia House features regular programs for children and families in the Heimbold Family Children’s Learning Center, a colorful, welcoming environment where children ages 3 to 10 and their caregivers can learn about the history and culture of Scandinavia through books, toys, workshops, and parties.

For children’s program reservations, call (212) 847-9740.

The Heimbold Family Children’s Learning Center is open to the public free of charge on Saturday, 12–5 p.m. It is open to American-Scandinavian Foundation members only on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12–5 pm.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
December 9 & January 13, 11:30 am FREE
For children ages 5+ and adults (no reservations necessary)

December 9: Kaye Lindauer tells a tale from the Finnish epic The Kalevala and other stories. A middle school librarian in Syracuse, New York during the school year, Kaye is one of the most sought after lecturers on storytelling, myth, and poetry in Chattauqua during the summer.

January 13: Ronald Sopyla tells “The Mouse Bride” from Finland and other stories. Ron performs as a storyteller and shadow puppeteer in schools, libraries, museums, and theaters throughout the tri-state area. His stories are poignant, heartfelt, and deeply satisfying.

Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. and DeWitt Stern Imperatore.

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©Moomin Characters™

The Moominvalley
November 11, 2006 – March 31, 2007
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 12–5 pm. $3 per child (free to ASF members).

The Moomins are coming to New York City! Travel to the mysterious Moominvalley via Park Avenue this fall, when Scandinavia House celebrates the delightful creations of Finnish writer and painter Tove Jansson as part of its annual celebration of Nordic children's literature. Chubby, shy, and cute, the Moomins live deep in the realm of fantasy in a magical world called Moominvalley. Jansson has written and illustrated 13 books featuring the wonderful adventures of the spirited Moomintroll, his wise Moominmamma, his emotional Moominpappa, and their friends Snufkin, Sniff, the Snork Maiden, Hemulen, and Little My. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into 34 languages and have been a favorite of children all over the world since they first appeared in 1945. In this interactive installation, children can read and listen to stories, play games, watch videos, and work on craft projects.

The installation has been made possible by Sampo Plc., The Heimbold Foundation, Hilppa and Joe Roby, Jane Erkko, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Alpo Franssila and Marjorie K. Crane, Kaarina Koskenalusta, and The Consulate General of Finland in New York. The ASF is also grateful to Sophia Jansson and Oy Moomin Charcters Ltd. for their cooperation and support. Exhibition design by Sarah Edkins.

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A Family Lucia
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm. $10 ($8 ASF members, $5 children under 12)

Swedish singer Eva Engman tells the story of Santa Lucia, the 3rd-century Christian martyr whose feast day on December 13 marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Scandinavia. On the darkest day of the year, Lucia is portrayed in a white robe and crown of candles symbolizing the light that will return after the long, dark Nordic winter. She leads a procession of women singing the traditional Lucia song, a Scandinavian adaptation of a well-known Neapolitan melody. Children and adults alike will enjoy Santa Lucia’s story and the magical music of the holidays in Scandinavia.

Language Classes

Language classes at Scandinavia House are offered through New York
University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For
registration information, call New York University at
(212) 998-7171 or visit www.scps.nyu.edu.

Danish I: Mondays, September 25–December 18, 6:30–8:25 p.m.
Danish III: Tuesdays, September 26-December 19, 6:30–8:25 p.m.
Norwegian I: Tuesdays, September 26-December 19, 6:30–8:25 p.m.
Norwegian III: Mondays, September 25–December 18, 6:30–8:25 p.m.
Swedish I: Mondays, September 25–December 18, 6:30–8:25 p.m.
Swedish III: Tuesdays, September 26–December 19, 6:30–8:25 p.m.

For information about private or small-group lessons in Finnish or
Icelandic, call The American-Scandinavian Foundation at (212) 879-9779 or
email info@amscan.org.


The Shop @ Scandinavia House

Enter the world of Scandinavian luxury. Nestled in Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, The Shop showcases the leading modern designers alongside the legends. Offering distinctive designs of the finest materials and in the boldest of colors, this is a haven for all things beautiful. From home design and tableware to art glass, textiles, jewelry, and accessories from the trendiest to the classic, The Shop @ Scandinavia House is a mecca for the design driven.

Bridal, baby and gift registries, corporate gifts, special orders, to the trade and personal shopping are available. Shop staff speaking the Scandinavian languages can assist you. Call (212) 847-9737 for an appointment or to place an order.

The Shop @ Scandinavia House hours
Monday-Saturday, 12-6 pm, open until 7 pm on Wednesdays