Monday, November 21, 2011

Tall, Beautiful Danes Flood Brooklyn Heights for Annual Danish Seamen's Church Christmas Fair

If you were feeling a bit short and squat this weekend it's probably because you were in Brooklyn Heights, where hundreds of willowy Danes gathered at The Danish Seamen's Church (Den Danske Sømandskirke) for their annual Christmas Fair.

Treats were in store at the backyard cafe (above), including Danish hotdogs, dough fritters and the delicious hot alcoholic drink, gløgg.

The overflow crowd walked from Willow Street to nearby Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims on Orange Street for more delicious fare, like these open-face sandwiches, famous in Denmark as "smørrebrød."

Danish people from all over the city -- and locals who look forward to this event every year -- came to buy Christmas ornaments, ceramic plates, hand-made clothing, dolls and more. Entertainment was provided by Johnny Reimar, said to have been a "fixture on the Danish scene for the last 50 years with songs like 'Little Freckled Louise,' 'What a Party,' 'You Ought to Buy Yourself a Tyrolerhat' and more."

- Danish Seamen's Church Christmas Fair Starts the Holidays Rolling - 2010

Photos by MK Metz

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