The NIA celebrated the 61st Anniversary of the Miss Norway of Greater New York in 2016. We sponsor the contest not because it is a measure of beauty, but to highlight the influence their Norwegian heritage has on who they are. This fits in to the mission of the NIA: recording the history of the Norwegian experience in the New York City area.
2016 Miss Norway of Greater New York Lene Samuelsen (left)
Here pictured with Miss Heritage of Greater N.Y. Susannah O’Shea.