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Velkomin á heimasíðu Íslendingafélagsins í Chicago. Tilgangur félagsins er að varðveita og rækta íslenskar hefðir með menntun, menningar og félagsstörfum ásamt því að kynna Ísland fyrir meðlimum félagsins sem og öðrum. Við bjóðum nýja félaga ávallt velkomna og hlökkum til að heyra frá þér.

Welcome to the web page of The Icelandic Association of Chicago. The purpose of our association is to ensure that the legacy of the Icelandic heritage will be preserved through cultural events, social gatherings and educational opportunities. We always welcome new members and look forward to hearing from you.

ÞORRABLÓT 2018 – February 17th, at 6 PM, at The Swedish American Museum

We are ready and open for business – Renew your membership and purchase tickets today. 
 
We’re excited to welcome back Bjössi Greifi (Count Bjössi) as our musical entertainer but some of you know Björn Grétar Sveinbjörnsson as a member of the famous and popular Icelandic band, Greifarnir (The Counts) and many more from our previous Þorrablót.  We’re also happy to celebrate at the Swedish American Museum and to have Master Chef Ari Hallgrímsson back and in charge of the food and on hand to answer all your questions about Icelandic traditions, old or new.  We’ll open the house at 6 PM with a welcome cocktail, homemade gravlax, double smoked leg of lamb, Brennivin, and rotten shark. On the dinner table you’ll find standards such as pickled rams’ testicles, sheared sheep heads, dried haddock, blood pudding, liver pudding, hangikjöt, rye and flat bread, and other delicacies you’ve been craving… For dessert we’ll have a traditional ‘Kaffihlaðborð’ with pönnukökur, kleinur, marengstertur, Siggi’s skyr, and other goodies prepared by members. We’ll treat you to the best Glacial water in the world BUT for other drinks, this is a BYOB event. 

We’ll have our famous and ever popular raffle where you can win a ticket from Icelandair to the Old Country plus many more prizes, Icelandic music, design wool product, chocolates, art work, and more.

Þorrablót is a fun filled night a la Icelanders’ style where ´maðr er manns gaman´.  We look forward to see you all and sing and dance the night away.
 
Skál!
Þorraþræll

The small print...

Ticket prices 2018
Members: $65
Guests: $80
70 and older: $55
11-17 and Students: $55
10 and younger: Free

The deadline to purchase tickets is February 7th. We will not sell tickets or accept payments at the door. We have sold out for the past several Þorrablót. You can click on the links below to pay membership fees and buy tickets. If you are unable to buy your tickets online, please mail your check to:

Erik Johnson
2220 W North Ave, Apt 3
Chicago, IL, 60647
scarletham@gmail.com
 
Click here to pay membership fees ($20 for family; $10 for individuals and students), and fill out the census form.

Click here to purchase Þorrablót tickets for members.

 Click here to purchase Þorrablót tickets for non-members.

The smaller print...
 
No refund of tickets after February 7th, as we will have committed to all expenses. If you mail in a check it must be postmarked by 2/7/18. Out of respect to everyone please comply to deadlines.
 
The Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark Street
www.swedishamericanmuseum.org
 
Designated parking lot for 14 cars, first come first served at the North East corner of Foster Ave and Ashland Ave. Street parking available.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW DATE AND TIME! to take down the Christmas Tree at the MSI
Sunday, January 7th at 4:15 p.m.
The museum treats everyone to a pizza dinner.
Please sign up with Lena at koshkuklo@icloud.com

Þorrablót 2018
Saturday, February 17th at 6:00 pm
The Swedish American Museum
Sign up information on the homepage to the left

17th of June Celebration 2018
June (exact date TBD)

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

You can read about and apply for the IAC Scholarship Program here.