Latest news from the NIA

 NIA’s Miss Norway of Greater New York and Miss Heritage at the 17th May Parade in Brooklyn, New York




Thorvild Widvey, former Minister of Culture, Norway, addressing the crowd from the Reviewing stand with Consul General Elin Bergithe Rognile


MN 2016 Greenwich Times articleIMG_0667Lene Samuelsen, 2016 Miss Norway of Greater New York

 DSC_7027Susannah O’Shea, Miss Heritage

IMG_4655Contestants, Judges, Little Miss Norways and Cadet


Rolf Stang, MC, interviewing Little Miss Norways

( All photos by Ed Johannesen )

The Program

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( Program Design: Kimberley Breiland )

We Hope to See You Next Year!!

Read our memorial article for the lovely Ms. Else Hvistendahl who recently passed here: Else Hvistendahl: Portrait of a Freelancer

Miss Norway + Little Miss Norway & Cadets applications 2016
The applications for 2016 are now available! Click here for Miss Norway and here for Little Miss Norway & Cadets.

New web site!
Please take the time to check out our latest features: the interactive map, our timeline of Norwegian history in New York and our history blog, on which we will continually publish stories from our archives. Would you like to share your experiences as a Norwegian in NYC? Learn more about how to contribute here.

NIA’s 20th ANNIVERSARY 1995-2015
Stay tuned for plans on the celebration!

The application to the Miss Norway of Greater New York 2016 is open! Click here to learn more:
Application info, 2016

are collaborating on digitizing and making available the Nordisk Tidende archives. The project is underway, the completion date is as of yet undetermined. This is a massive undertaking and there will be a goldmine of historical information uncovered.

We sponsored the 60th Miss Norway of Greater New York Contest – Lauren Benson was selected MN and Britt Henricksen Miss Heritage. Applications for 2016 are available and being accepted. (see above)


Scanfest 2015
Another great day at Vasa Park. Lauren and Britt were a big hit and we had good attendance for our two showings of the film “Martha, the American Story”

May 17 Parade
The weather was lovely – the turnout was great – and our Miss Norway and Miss Heritage, true to tradition, rode in an open car.  


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