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Viking Fest and Norwegian Day Parade sail into Bay Ridge

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Invasion from the north: Karl Spalin of New Rochelle came down to Owl’s Head Park to man the ship during Viking Fest at Owl’s Head Park on May 14.
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Hands-on experience: Kids Sylvie Bald and Sienna Menou checked out the popular viking ship.
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Dressing the part: Alex and Ava Schille pulled out all the stops for the Norwegian Day Parade on May 15.
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Showing pride: Bryce and Kristina Williams proudly waving a Norwegian Flag at the parade on Sunday.
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Ex-sceptre-tional outfit: A parader rocks a kilt, horned helmet, and sceptre.
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The folks behind the show: The Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee organizes the parade each year.
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In the spirit: Another young reveler dressed up to celebrate Norway’s independence day.
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Nice ride: Miss Norway of Greater New York, Lene Samuelsen, greets revelers with a wave and a smile.
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It’s an invasion: The Lief Erickson Viking Ship, Inc.’s longship is one of the biggest attractions at both Viking Fest and the Norwegian Day Parade.
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Hard day’s knight: One reenactor strolls home in heavy knight armor.

Here they are — horned hats, bunads, and all — the plunderers who invaded Owl’s Head Park for Viking Fest on Saturday and the revelers who followed in their wake during Sunday’s Norwegian Day Parade.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Ursula from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Anyone seriously interested in Viking history should hasten to the fabulous Viking exhibition at Discovery in Times Square. Well worth the admission price.
May 17, 2016, 2:15 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
If there really is anyone interested in this, which I highly doubt, why can't these people just learn at home on the computer or in a book? It's safer, and not as expensive. This is just one man's opinion, of course.
John Wasserman
May 17, 2016, 2:35 pm
Ursula from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Hey John- F|_|CK OFF. We are tired of your ——.
May 17, 2016, 4:34 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I'm just as God made me, Ursula. And who is this "we" you speak of?
Something tells me that when you remove your Viking helmet, the "horns remain" on your head. I hope you don't take that the wrong way.
John Wasserman
May 18, 2016, 12:33 pm

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