About Our Community
Vasa Order of America
We are the Vasa Order of America's NJ District Six recreational and cultural center!
The Order was founded over a century ago as a benefit fraternal society for Swedish immigrants to the United States. Over the past century the order has evolved and grown to meet the new needs of the Scandinavian American community.
Today Vasa provides members a means to share their rich heritage with fellow Americans, helping others discover the ways and values of the "Old Country."
Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic) and their spouses who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers; and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture.
If you do not wish to apply for membership at this time, but are interested in Nordic culture or heritage, you are most welcome at our open events!
We sponsor activities, including clubs in which Folk dances are learned and performed in authentic costume.
Whenever we can, we share our rich heritage with the public through events such as Barnen's Dag, our annual midsummer event.
Vasa Park is owned and operated by the Members of New Jersey District #6, Vasa Order of America.
There are 12 Active Vasa lodges in NJ District Six.