We are a local lodge of the Vasa Order of America, a Fraternal Society originally established for the benefit of Swedish immigrants a century ago, but now dedicated to preserving and sharing our Nordic culture and heritage.
Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic) and their spouses who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers; and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture.
If you do not wish to apply for membership at this time, but are interested in Nordic culture or heritage, you are most welcome at our open events.
Unless otherwise announced, general membership meetings, followed by a cultural program are held at the New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street (off Livingston Avenue), New Providence, NJ 07974 [new location September 2012] on the third Friday of the month, except in June, July and August where there are no general meetings.
At our meetings, you will find an opportunity to socialize with fellow members of Scandinavian roots sharing common history and interests.
Our activities include promotion and participation in Scandinavian festivals, celebrations, parades and other events, at Vasa Park, (Budd Lake NJ) and other locations throughout the state and surrounding area.
Explore the Departments in the left sidebar to find out more about our calendar of events, our activities. Follow the Links in the right sidebar to explore the structure or purpose of the Vasa Order of America, and view activities of other local lodges.