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Youth and Family Programs

"I love a lot of things about American Swedish Institute. The building and mansion are beautiful, the garden is gorgeous. As the mom of two toddlers - I'm amazed by the play space for kids and the preschool programming. They have Kids at the Castle events, along with special classes you can enroll in. The classes are organized and entertaining. My kids love them." Kelsey N on Yelp, October 7, 2019

ASI's Youth and Family Programming is fun and welcoming to kids and their grown-ups. ASI encourages all young people to explore their world through play, craft, and language learning. Find places to expand your imagination, like the interactive Family Gallery, or attend a monthly drop-in program like Kids at the Castle designed especially for early childhood. For those interested in Scandinavian culture and Swedish language, try one of the youth language courses for kids ages 4-18. 


Language & Culture



Language & Culture



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    Starting with Slöjd: Valentine's Cards

    • Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In February, make handmade Valentines cards for your friends and family with fun decorations! About Starting with Slöjd Join us for this monthly program for early elementary children who are ready to start crafting! Whether we’re playing with wool, wire, clay or more, we’ll explore new tools, materials and skills that prepare kids for a lifelong love of handcraft, or slöjd. These drop-off programs are suitable for students in grades K-3. Pre-registration required. Starting with Slöjd dates:
    Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
    or For information, call 612-871-4907

Language & Culture

  • Spelmanslag Fiddle Concert

    ASI Midwinter Folk Music Festival - February 14-16

    • Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
    This year’s expanded annual ASI Midwinter Folk Music Festival, running Friday through Sunday, February 14 - 16, is a weekend full of concerts, workshops and drop-in musical opportunities. Our guest musicians include folk musicians Anders and Maria Larsson from Malmö, Sweden, Twin Cities nyckelharpa player Becky Weis and the founder of the ASI Spelmanslag and National Heritage Fellow, Paul Dahlin. Some events are free while others require registration - all tickets can be puchased via the "Register" button at the bottom of the page. 
    or Call 612-871-4907 for information.