3/18/12

Viking Fest 2012

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum will host its 2012 Viking Fest at Owl’s Head (Bliss) Park, on Saturday, May 19 from Noon to 5:00 PM. (Enter at 68th Street and Narrows Avenue.)

Features will include an appearance by the half-size Viking ship replica The Norseman and crew; re-enacters Historic Arms and the Society for Creative Anachronism, presenting hands-on educational displays and interactive learning activities, and live demonstrations of Medieval armor, weapons and battle techniques.

Also featured will be dance and musical performance from Scandinavia and from countries to which the intrepid Vikings sailed, from Irish pipers and step dancers to Polish folk dancers to Middle Eastern percussionists.

Each year, Viking Fest features a visiting band from Norway.  This year's guest band, sponsored by the 17th of May Committee, will be Birkenes Hornmusikk, from Birkeland in Aust Agder, Norway.  Their 45-minute performance is scheduled to begin at Noon.

There will also be games, rides, and Scandinavian food and crafts for sale.

Admission is free.

Call 718-748-5950 for more information.

For more about the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, visit the website.

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