The American-Scandinavian Foundation and Scandinavia House looks forward to welcoming our tri-state members, neighbors, and other visitors back to in-person cultural programs on a partial basis this summer, beginning in late June. The Shop is also open select days during limited hours, which are updated on a weekly basis when available; please see full info on the Shop page. Rentals are also currently available; read more on the page here.

August 17 Update: As of this date, in compliance with New York State protocols, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required from anyone over the age of 12 years entering Scandinavia House. Proof of vaccination may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S. Read more details at

All staff and visitors ages 2 and over must wear face masks, keeping both nose and mouth covered, except when eating or drinking in designated areas within the building. By entering Scandinavia House, you agree to abide by these policies and adhere to them throughout your visit.

Before visiting us, we ask that guests do the following:

-Purchase tickets online. Tickets for Scandinavia House programs are not currently available to purchase in-person at the box office; visit the online purchase option for all events from the web page.

-Present proof of vaccination on arrival at the building. Read the update above for details.

-Do not visit if unwell. Visitors with a temperature at or above 100.4°F (37.8°C) will not be allowed to enter events.

-Mask up. All staff and visitors must wear masks indoors at all times.

-Observe social distancing. Please make sure to stay at least six apart from anyone not within your party at all times. Follow the protocols in all signage on premises.

-Be hygienic. Please take advantage of hand sanitizer stations throughout the building while here, wash hands regularly, and avoid touching your face.


We have and will continue to institute the following:

-Upgraded HVAC filtration (MERV13)

-Reduced capacity in all event spaces

-All employees must wear face masks

-Protective barriers at the front desk and shop counters

-Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building

-Doors and windows will remain open to outside air, weather permitting

-Access to staircases will be made available

-All employees must have their temperatures taken upon entry

-Social distancing signage throughout the building