Viking Fest and Norwegian Day Parade sail into Bay Ridge
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.
Hands-on experience: Kids Sylvie Bald and Sienna Menou checked out the popular viking ship.
Dressing the part: Alex and Ava Schille pulled out all the stops for the Norwegian Day Parade on May 15.
Showing pride: Bryce and Kristina Williams proudly waving a Norwegian Flag at the parade on Sunday.
Ex-sceptre-tional outfit: A parader rocks a kilt, horned helmet, and sceptre.
The folks behind the show: The Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee organizes the parade each year.
In the spirit: Another young reveler dressed up to celebrate Norway’s independence day.
Nice ride: Miss Norway of Greater New York, Lene Samuelsen, greets revelers with a wave and a smile.
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.
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