Sunday April 28th from 4-8pm
Stay tuned for future details!
It’s my great privilege to be the newly elected General Chairwoman of the Norwegian American 17th of May Committee of Greater New York. I have hit the ground running and I am really excited by the enthusiasm of the Committee, the Norwegian community, and the Bay Ridge community at large!
We have a wonderful committee who work all year long preparing for parade day. Thank you to my Co Chairs, Ken Johnson, Shirley Olsen and Victoria Hofmo, and special thanks to my right hand, Barbara Bernsten for all their hard work this year! We lost two longstanding committee members over the past winter, Alf Kris Rasmussen and former General Chair, Sandy Ginsberg, farewell and rest in peace!
We are very excited about our parade theme this year is, which is “Honoring our Veterans”, and we will be marching on Sunday, May 20th, marching to honor our men and women in uniform, past, present and future. We welcome as the 2018 parade Grand Marshals, for the United States, Col. Peter A. Sicoli, and for Norway, Lt. Col. Cecilie Konradsen.
Please remember that the flag of Norway and the flag of the United States of America do not fly because the wind moves it, they fly with the last breath of each soldier who dies protecting it!
Gratulerer med Dagen!
Arlene Bakke Rutuelo General Chairwoman