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Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America is the American-Scandinavian Foundation's cultural center at 58 Park Avenue (between East 37th Street and East 38th Street), in Murray Hill, Manhattan, New York, dedicated to preserving the history of the Scandinavian and Nordic countries in the United States through a wide variety of exhibits and programming. This cultural center hosts exhibitions of fine art, design as well as performing arts pieces from Nordic countries. The center also introduces the local population and guests with Scandinavian languages and customs by organizing courses.
The Nordic Center was designed by architect James Stewart Polshek and opened to the public in 2000 with a visit from King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and their eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, Princess Martha Louise of Norway, and Princess Benedikte of Denmark.
Scandinavia House Reviews
Had lunch with friend at the Scandinavia House, the waiter was very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, you could talk to your table guests without yelling as the room was very quiet... more »
We often stop here for a wonderful meal or just "fika." We enjoy the unique gift shop and musuem, all with the Scandinavian cultural touch. Love the cafe birch! more »
Love this Scandinavian outpost in Midtown East. A few blocks from Grand Central. They have a great little restaurant that serves great herring, Swedish meatballs and other delicacies. It also has 2 shops that sell fun Items from N Europe. They have concerts at Victor Borge hall that won’t mess up your budget and they are very family friendly like you would expect. It’s a beautiful bldg and very well thought out. Close to the UN and Embassy area on beautiful Park Avenue. One of my favorite places with my daughter and grandchildren. Whoever developed this site did a wonderful job.
Really cool little exhibition of Scandinavia tucked away in an unassuming storefront. You could easily walk by without realizing what's inside. Once you step in, you're greeted with an amazing typical Scandinavian architecture that's unrivaled by any other public display in the city. With a restaurant and art gallery on site. Make sure you check the hours for the art gallery as it is different than the restaurant.
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