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People starting bonfire on the beach to celebrate spring Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire at Ocean Beach - Earth, wind and fire, and lots of awesome people! A very popular tradition by now, Stein Petersen hosted yet another wonderful Valborg bonfire on Ocean Beach. It was a wonderfully sunny day, but as always at this time of year it gets pretty darn windy out there. Most people were dressed for the weather, and …
Spring Hike in Marin - Good times on the Yolanda Trail On April 16, a sturdy group of young Scandinavians went on an outback hike, hosted by Jesper Lundbaek, in Marin County. Although rain had been in the forecast, the sun shone through the clouds right as the hike started. The hike took us up through woodland forests, streams, open …
Guests lined up outside the bus Bus trip to Wine Country - The sold-out day trip together with the Vasa Order and Sons of Norway was a success! A big Thank You! to our YSC member, and former president, Peter Nordström, for organizing yet another fun day in the Wine Country. The first one since before the pandemic! And a big shoutout to Jim Melin and Stein …
March Happy Hour at Foreign Lens, SF - We are SO happy that in-person events are happening more and more, and to see members and friends show up for our Happy Hours! On March 24, long-time YSC member Erik Eklund hosted a happy hour at Foreign Lens in San Francisco, near Telegraph Hill. Foreign Lens is an interesting, bohemian combo of art salon …
YSC Board 2022 – Annual General Meeting Recap - On Sunday February 27, the 9 member board of the YSC and about 35 members met at the Swedish American Hall for our annual general meeting. It was wonderful to have a chance to mingle and reconnect in person with our new and old members in our traditional location again. The board reported on the …
Urban Hike 2017 – Recap - On a pristine Sunday morning, 30 members of the Young Scandinavian Club rubbed the sleep from their eyes and put on their hiking boots. The club was embarking on an urban hike, up and down the hills of our beloved city of San Francisco. Although our club name signifies “Young”, we had hikers from eight …
2018 Annual Meeting Recap - The Young Scandinavian Club general elections meeting was held this past weekend on Sunday, February 11th, at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. While an independent music event, with young attendees running about, was taking place upstairs in the Freja hall, the turnout was impressive. Over 50 members gathered in the Odin Hall downstairs, …
Scandinavian Movie Night Recap - Wednesday night (Feb 7th, 2018) at the Swedish American Hall was the place to be! While swing-dancing took place in our Freja main hall, the Young Scandinavian Club members joined together for its first movie night. A popular event in the mid-2000s, the film night is back and hosted by the same YSC member today, Andrew …
The Young Scandinavians Club Happy Hour Recap – 10/13/17 - First of the autumn season, members of the Young Scandinavians Club met again for our monthly Happy Hour on October 13th in downtown San Francisco. We had a reserved section of the cosmopolitan bar Press Club near Union Square, where members and newcomers enjoyed craft beers and wines while exchanging stories of their summer travels …