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THE DANISH HOME is located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, thirty-five miles north of New York City. Founded in 1906, the Home, a 501 (c) 3 charity, is an independent retirement residence located on an historic estate. Licensed by the New York State Department of Health as an adult home, the Danish Home is occupies 40 acres in the historic Hudson Valley. The classical half-timbered stone building, with courtyard, gazebo, vegetable garden and orchard, is home for up to 21 adults 65 and older. Residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day, assistance with medications, housekeeping and a daily activity program. Local, international and intergenerational socialization keep our small family informed and aware and engaged. Monthly fees are $1950 for a private room and bath.

Grundlovsdag 2016 Raffle Prizes include:

Piet Heim "Twister" vase, courtesy of Museum of Danish America.

LEGO 1746 piece Fairground Mixer playset "10244", courtesy of LEGO

Gift basket courtesy of Flying Tiger Flatiron, New York, NY

LEGO playset 7067 "Jet-Copter ", courtesy of LEGO

Set of four Royal Copenhagen Contrast mugs, courtesy of the Danish Home.

Gift basket from Skandinavian Butik, Norwalk, CT

One year membership to Museum of Danish America $100 value; access to on-line archives, subscription to America Letter, and much more!

Oil portrait by Birgit Jacobsen, courtesy of the artist.

Gift certificate for a pair of Dansko clogs, courtesy of Dansko

One year subscription to Den Danske Pioneer, courtesy of the Steffensens

Winner's choice of apparel, courtesy of Sven Moller, Geo Design

Per Arnoldi poster, courtesy of Erik Andersen

Royal Copenhagen white fawn, courtesy of Keld Alstrup







The Danish Beacon

The Danish Beacon publishes a semi-monthly column about events and happenings at the Danish Home.

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Den Danske Sømandskirke i NY

The Swedish Meatballs

Details to follow shortly!


May 5, 2016, 1PM

Sømandskirke i NY will hold service at Danish Home Croton



April 14-18 Musik Efterskolen fra Humble, DK (

will be in the Greater NYC area.

Their schedule is:

Friday, April 15, 4PM and evening shows at Jacob Riis

Settlement House, Long Island City.

Saturday, April 16, afternoon, two performing groups:

Danish Sisterhood Convention, Edison, NJ 3PM and

Flying Tiger Grand Opening, 2PM, 1282 3rd Ave Manhattan

Sunday, April 17, 12PM: performance at the Brooklyn Bridge

entrance, Manhattan side; City Hall Park, Subway Plaza.

Monday, April 18, 2PM: Central Park Bandshell concert:

They describe themselves:

The Efterskole is an unique Danish residential school where students from the ages of 15 to 17 spend a year to finish their primary education. This particular kind of school is based on the educational ideas of the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig aiming to educate the students in terms of academic education as well as personal development. Musikefterskolen i Humble specializes in rhythmic music and provides the students with various kinds of music lessons led by very qualified teachers.

For the past seven years we have visited Berlin to perform and this year we are trying something new and exciting by going to New York for the very first time.

We are bringing different acts with us. We have written and composed a theater concert inspired by the work of Hans Christian Andersen, which we will be performing in an acoustic version. Besides that we our school choir consisting of all seventy students as well as a smaller choir.



October 10-14, 2015 DEN JYSKE PIGEGARDE

were in NYC area to celebrate their Jubilee

Their website is:


Performing October 10 at the Danish Home...


DJP says "farvel" to the Danish Home...


to turn up in Times Square...


and run into old friend Joe DeFay from the Danish Consulate in front of

Flying Tiger in the Flatiron District...


and make friends at Engine #14 after serenading the firefighters...


and ending each concert with Der Er Et Yndigt Land!





Call Erik or Jennifer to schedule a tour or get more information- 914-271-3052. The Danish Home is a beautiful and very unique place - you won't be disappointed.

For directions to the Danish Home, click here.

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