Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Brooklyn

By on 05/11/2015

Spring is here once again, so plan to come out and celebrate the 63rd Annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 17th at 1:30pm on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

The theme for the 2015 Parade is “Celebrating 1000 Years of Christianity.”

Unfortunately, we will not have the pleasure of a band from Norway this year but a number of  local New York bands will be  providing music for the expected 100,000 spectators along the parade route.

Once again the marching will take place on Third Avenue. The lineup will be at 81st  Street and Third Avenue, beginning at 12:30 pm. The parade will step off promptly at 1:30 pm rain or shine and proceed north along Third Avenue to 69thStreet. There we will make a right turn and march up 69th Street to Fifth Avenue. At Fifth Avenue we will make a left turn and march to 67th Street, where we will make a right turn and march up 67th Street past the grandstand, which will be located on the south side of Leif Erikson Park between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

A short program will follow the parade. Guest speaker will be Jon Dohlin, Director of the NY Aquarium.  Greetings from local representatives will also be heard.

As part of the pre-parade festivities, the Church Group of the 17th of May Committee will hold it’s annual 17th of May Church Rally on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Norwegian Christian Home located at 1250  67th Street; Brooklyn, NY 11219. The rally program will feature Pastor Doug Thuen, of the Sparta Evangelical Free Church as our guest speaker.  Musical selections will also be performed.  A freewill offering will be received and refreshments will be served following the program.

For more information on the parade, program, and rally, please contact Evald Olson at (718) 745-6653, or visit our website at www.may17paradeny.com.

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