Arlene Bakke Rutuello with the Fastelavn Bollers. Arlene is the owner of Nordic Delicacies, a Scandinavian specialty store in the neighborhood that supplied the Bollers. She also organizes the Norwegian Day Parade in Bay Ridge.

Fastelavn at the 120 year-old Danish Athletic Club in Sunset Park. On Fastelavn, a traditional Scandinavian festival with pre-Christian roots, everyone dresses in costumes, bachelors and maidens beat each other with boughs decorated for spring, ...