Discover Iceland In New York 

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From September 11 to 15, 2019, experience Icelandic culture in New York with the return of Taste of Iceland. The five-day festival will offer a variety of events around the city, highlighting the best of Icelandic cuisine, music, literature, and film. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the Nordic Island’s unique culture and lifestyle.

To launch the 5 day festival, Á Leiðinni Upp Ísland! (“Going Up Iceland!”) event will introduce New Yorkers to Iceland’s signature drink Brennivin on September 9 at VON, located at 3 Bleecker Street in Manhattan.  You will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails mixed with the Icelandic aquavit, Brennivín, and Opal Icelandic liqueur from 9pm to close.

Following is a list of the events:

SEPT. 11 | CULTURE | ICELANDIC DAYBREAKER DANCE EVENT

William Vale Hotel Rooftop | 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

September 11 | 6:00 – 9:00am

SEPT. 12-15 | FOOD | ICELANDIC MENU AT BROOKLYN CIDER HOUSE 

Brooklyn Cider House (Bushwick) | 1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Menu: 

CURED ATLANTIC HALIBUT with lovage, kohlrabi, preserved lemon & nasturtiums

ARCTIC CHAR lightly charred with creamy sauce with trout roes, new potatoes & sorrel

FILLET OF LAMB with rhubarb jam, thyme, celeriac, chanterelles, kale & hazelnuts

SKYR with caramelized oats, arctic thyme, blueberries & woodsorrel

Reservations on Open Table

SEPT. 12-15 | FILM | ICELANDIC SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AT FILM NOIR CINEMA

Film Noir Cinema | 122 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222,

Sept 12 | Screening at 6pm

Sept 13 | Screening at 6pm

Sept 14 | Screening at 5pm

Sept 15 | Screening at 4pm

SEPT. 12 | LITERATURE | THE ICELANDIC LITERATURE SCENE

Molasses Books | 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

8pm

SEPT. 13 | TRIBUTE | JOHANN JOHANNSSON CONCERT AT BASILICA HUDSON SOUNDSCAPE

A special tribute concert to the late Icelandic composer, Johann Johannsson will take place in Hudson, NY and feature the North American and US premiere performance of Vidulegu Forsetar, a major 70 minute work for brass ensemble, organ, piano, bass, and percussion.

Basilica Hudson Soundscape | 110 S Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

Time to be announced

SEPT. 13 | The Spirits of Iceland: Cocktail Class at Brooklyn Cider House

 Brooklyn Cider House (Bushwick) | 1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

September 13 | 5-7pm/ 21+.

SEPT. 14 | MUSIC | REYKJAVIK CALLING AT BROOKLYN BREWERY

Brooklyn Brewery | 79 N 11th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249

Concert starts at 9:00 pm / 21+

SEPT 15 | LITERATURE | ICELANDIC BOOK READING AND SIGNING

Spoonbill and Sugartown Books | 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

September 15 | 5pm

This 5 day festival showcasing Iceland’s culture promises to be as amazing as the previous years.

You can RSVP to all the exciting events happening throughout Taste of Iceland on their Facebook page at https://icelandnaturally.com/event/taste-iceland-new-york-city-2019//?fbclid=IwAR1pR0_Z1Ie9SnGeuIxABvEJ_AJsNIvHNVBjS36zpiNI9eV0lJWfTVlyIFA

Be sure to share your experience on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @IcelandNatural with #TasteofIceland and #INTurns20.

About Taste of Iceland

Taste of Iceland in New York City is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Iceland Airwaves, Colangelo PR, Iceland Music Export, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Ciderhouse (Bushwick), WFUV, Film Noir Cinema, Spoonbill and Sugartown Books, Molasses Books, William Vale Hotel and Daybreaker.

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