Norwegian National League
The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area.
Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.
GREETINGS from the President!Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups in the Chicagoland area.
We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.
***COMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check of calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some that are coming up soon.
VASA PARK CELEBRATES 65 YEARS
JOIN OTHERS CELEBRATING THIS IMPORTANT OCCASION
JULY 22, 2018
*Park Opens at 10:30am
*Church service at 11:00am.
*Herring Breakfast will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.(The breakfast cost is $10 per person. Please make a reservation (see celebration flyer).
*Cash Bar will be open at 12 noon. Water and pop will also be available.
*Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for sale by our Boy Scout friends from St. Charles starting at noon.
*There are plenty of picnic tables but it would be a good idea to bring your own chairs.
*You are encouraged to bring your own picnic baskets if you choose.
---Games for all (hopefully a Kubb game or two)
---Raising of the Maypole
THE SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES ARE OVER BUT YOU CAN STILL DONATE
EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!
PLEASE HELP WITH A DONATION
NEW IN 2018 is a "GO FUND ME" page where you can help us make this event possible. Click/Tap on the GoFundMe logo to make a donation. Please tell others about this new way of supporting this fun annual event.
Sponsoring the Syttende Mai parade is expensive. We appreciate all financial support we receive. Our costs average $6,000 - $8,000 to cover insurance for the day, facilities, city fees, parade groups, etc.
Funding is achieved through the sale of program book advertisements/greetings, sales at our table in Hodges Park during the parade, and private donations. We hope you continue to support the parade and encourage you to donate now. The GoFundMe goal is $15,000. Contributions not used for the 2018 Norwegian Day Parade will be allotted towards future Norwegian Day parades.
SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!
now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal
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