SOLD OUT! Crayfish Party at US Embassy – September 10, 2010

It just doesn’t get much more Swedish than this… !

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Swedish crayfish party or a newcomer who wants to get a REAL taste of Swedish culture, this is the event for you! While official festivities of silly songs and even sillier hats officially start at 19.00, the Marines will be on-hand from 17.00 grilling burgers and selling drinks. 

When:  Friday, September 10th.  Crayfish party from 19.00-01.00, with burgers and drinks on sale by the Marines from 17.00.

Where:  US Embassy Stockholm, Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31, Stockholm

What: Crayfish party (“kräftskiva”) including food and drink starts at 19.00.  Pre-party grill and mingle hosted the Marines from 17.00-19.00. Adults only.

Cost:  Members and Guests, 225 SEK for the crayfish party, paid in cash at the door;  Pre-party grill and drinks are cash only.

How:  Advance registration is required no later than 17.00 Wednesday September 8th, due to Embassy security routines. Email marked “Crayfish party” giving the full names of all participants. 

Questions? Contact Board Member Tom Kelsey at or call 070-549 97 87.

Note: Attendees are advised that they should leave mobile phones and cameras at home, if possible. Otherwise they will be checked at the security gate.

ACS Welcomes Christer Fuglesang – September 26, 2010


Sweden’s only astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, has captured the hearts of Sweden during two Space Shuttle missions in recent years. Following his first mission and a subsequent visit to The American Club of Sweden, he was voted an Honorary Member at our 2007 Annual Meeting. Now, finally, we get an opportunity to formally recognize Christer for the ambassadeurial role he plays in promoting relations between Sweden and the USA.

WhenSunday morning, September 26th, from 09.30-11.30: Coffee, juice and donuts mingle from 09.30, with program start at 10.15

Where:  Stockholm’s new Fotografiska Museet, Stadsgårdshamnen (near Slussen). We recommend you take public transportation to Slussen and enjoy the 300-meter walk. Very limited parking is available.

What: 1-hour program with Christer Fuglesang, DCM William Stewart and American Club friends, including a presentation of the new Fotografiska Museet (opened May 2010); Pre-program mingle overlooking Stockholm harbor, with beverage and donuts included; Post-program entry to Fotografiska Museet (

How:  Please send an email marked “Fuglesang event” to no later than 17.00 on Thursday, September 23rd indicating the number of people, and whether they are a Member, Guest or Embassy staff. Also include the number of children under 12, if any. Note that even last-minute, Sunday morning decisions to attend are welcome, however we wish to give the restaurant a reasonably accurate headcount several days in advance; therefore, advance registration or even “Maybe’s” are strongly encouraged.

Cost (payment to be made upon entrance to Fotografiska, cash or credit card)
Current Club Members
, 120 SEK (Members’ + a maximum of one adult Guest)
Guests (unaccompanied by Member or additional Guests with Member), 200 SEK
Students with valid identification, 70 SEK

Children under 12, free

Getting there:
Public transportation to Slussen is the best alternative. From Slussen, walk 7-8 minutes along Stadsgårdkajen, the waterside docks heading towards the Viking terminal. Fotografiska Museet is in the old Customs House, the first building after you pass Birka Cruiselines terminal.
Parking is limited but available. If an attendant is present to open the gate, you may park in the Birka parking lot nearest Fotografiska. Alternatively, you may park parallel with the waterfront, between Fotografiska and the water (note that there is an extremely small risk for a parking ticket here, however). 

 Questions? Either email marked “Fuglesang event” or leave a message for us at 08-559 21 709.