Gotland, Sweden, comes to New York to promote culture and sustainable farming

Can’t make it over to Sweden’s largest island? Lucky for you, Gotland is coming to New York.

From October 30-November 5,2011, Scandinavia House will hold an exhibition and event series titled “Gotland in New York” that will celebrate the beauty, culture, history, cuisine, and art of this island on the Baltic Sea.

The event is a collaborative initiative between the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, Gotland, and VisitSweden. With the 4th annual Green Summit in New York taking place at the same time, the two events are planned to coincide, with a focus on sustainable farming. Because Gotland provides a good model of this idea, the conference holders are hoping that other regions will follow in their footsteps.

Some highlights of the Gotland in New York week include:

Ingman Bergman Film Festival (this Swedish direction lived much of his life near Gotland)
Gotland Design Exhibition, featuring native Gotland art
Specialty Gotland Cuisine at Aquavit (65 East 55 St.)

Scandinavia House is located at 58 Park Ave. at 38th St.