Alexandria, VA Sister Cities Committee

Alexandria, VA Sister Cities Committee The Sister Cities Committee is a city committee promoting cultural exchange between the Cities of Dundee, Scotland; Helsingborg, Sweden; and Alexandria, VA
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The Sister Cities Committee develops, encourages and promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the Cities of Dundee, Scotland; Helsingborg, Sweden and the City of Alexandria; and coordinates activities within the City relating to these exchanges. The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (beginning April 2014), and participates in the Christmas Walk and Scottish Games.

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Historic Alexandria, VA
11/20/2020

Historic Alexandria, VA

To mark winter and the upcoming holidays, Historic Alexandria is offering online and to-go options that tell the stories of the season—celebrating family and community, marking milestones, making and preserving food, and keeping warm. Today launches our online portal where you’ll find videos and activities exploring how Alexandria has celebrated and endured this cold season through the years. On Saturday, December 5, join us over Zoom for a FREE Kwanzaa How-to Workshop! And looking for activities to do with the kids over Winter Break? Purchase a Winter in Alexandria kit which will provide everything you need, from materials to step-by-step instructions, to explore Alexandria’s history. Start here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/118961 #HistoricALX2U

Embassy of Sweden in USA
11/20/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

Sweden is the world’s “goodest” country 🇸🇪🌍 - ranking highly in the areas of climate, health, freedom of press and gender equality.

Relative to the size of its economy, Sweden contributes more to the world outside its borders than any other country. This is the second time that Sweden has taken the top position. It is the only country to have done so more than once.

The Good Country Index measures how much each country on earth contributes to the rest of humanity and to the planet, outside its own borders. The Index highlights the importance of collaborating across borders to find common solutions to global challenges.
#goodcountryindex #Sweden

National Nordic Museum
11/18/2020

National Nordic Museum

Will we see you online tomorrow night at our Julefest-themed Crafts & Cocktails? There’s still time to grab your friends and coworkers for Seattle’s best virtual happy hour. We’ll learn how to make a tasty cocktail with items you probably already have in your kitchen, then we’ll use recycled paper to make Scandinavian paper stars. These look amazing decorating packages or strung together in a holiday garland. https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/5275.

Shop Small Week | Alexandria's Biggest Shopping Week
11/15/2020
Shop Small Week | Alexandria's Biggest Shopping Week

Shop Small Week | Alexandria's Biggest Shopping Week

Experience Alexandria, Virginia’s biggest shopping week of the year, the first-ever Alexandria Shop Small Week, November 27 to December 6, 2020.

Embassy of Sweden in USA
11/13/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

Happy Friday! A new issue of our #SwedenatHome newsletter is out. Here’s our selection of webinars, literature, films, family fun and more from #SwedeninUSA to enjoy from the comfort of your home 🏡 https://mailchi.mp/gov/swedenathomeissue12

If you live in DC, please come and visit us in @houseofsweden on weekends 12-5 pm. Stay safe and healthy!

Congratulations to Scotland or it’s win over Serbia in football today to advance to Euros 2021! It will be Scotland’s fi...
11/12/2020

Congratulations to Scotland or it’s win over Serbia in football today to advance to Euros 2021! It will be Scotland’s first major tournament in over 20 years! We’re sure our friends in Dundee are excited!

VisitHelsingborg
11/12/2020

VisitHelsingborg

Helgtips ➡️Upptäck nya platser i Helsingborg 🧐. I appen Guide Helsingborg hittar ni flera intressanta promenader med tillhörande digital guidning direkt i din mobil. Vad sägs om Barnens konstrunda, Från street art till graffiti eller Kvinnokarta med historiska yrkeskvinnor? Ladda ner appen här 👇eller tipsa någon som behöver inspiration 😍

https://visithelsingborg.com/guidehelsingborgapp/

11/11/2020

Today especially we honor the brave heroes who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Your sacrifice makes our way of life possible. #VeteransDay

Embassy of Sweden in USA
11/08/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

#ThisisSweden - Happy 🇸🇪 Father’s Day! Today, Swedish dads rule but let’s take this opportunity to celebrate all amazing dads around the globe 🎉

A work–life balance is important for Swedes and the Swedish society is very family-friendly. For example, in Sweden parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted. 90 days are reserved exclusively for each parent to encourage equality and shared responsibility.

📸: #throwback to the exhibition #SwedishDads by Johan Bävman where he has turned the lens to Swedish dads in hope of encouraging father’s around the world to spend more time with their children. Displayed in #HouseofSweden in 2019 and later @amswedinstitute in Minneapolis, MN, @nordicmuseum in Seattle, WA, @swedishamericanmuseum in Chicago, IL and soon on view @nordiahouse in Portland, OR.
#farsdag #equality #fathersday #genderequality #parenting #SwedeninUSA

Swedes in the States
11/08/2020

Swedes in the States

Today is Kladdkakans Day in Sweden 🇸🇪 check out this super simple recipe from @elininthekitchen below 👇⠀
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Gluten free + lactose free + no refined sugar! ⠀

325 F ⠀

1/2 cup almond flour⠀
3 tbsp coconut flour⠀
3 tbsp cacao powder⠀
Pinch salt⠀
(Mix together)⠀

In a separate bowl:⠀
3/4 cup coconut sugar⠀
3 tbsp ghee, melted⠀
2 eggs⠀
1 tsp vanilla⠀
(Mix together)⠀

Carefully combine and bake for 15 minutes in a greased + lined 9” form. ⠀

National Nordic Museum
11/03/2020

National Nordic Museum

Our virtual Sámi Film Festival start Thursday, with incredible short films as well as documentaries by Sámi filmmakers. Tickets are only $8 for Members ($12 general admission) and you can watch the films at your leisure November 5–8. Plus you can join us for a talk with the filmmakers on November 7! Huge thanks to our partners @ASFscanhouse and @pacsamisearvi in presenting this great virtual film festival with us!

View the whole lineup and get tickets here: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/5281.

Alexandria Pastry cookie poll has correctly predicted the results in four of the last five presidential elections! Vote ...
11/03/2020

Alexandria Pastry cookie poll has correctly predicted the results in four of the last five presidential elections! Vote by buying an elephant or a donkey. They are sold out today, but here is the tally as of last night. We wonder if there are any local shops in Helsingborg or Dundee that do something similar?

10/30/2020

#FlashbackFriday In 2018, we had #fika with Rydebäck gospel choir. They enjoyed our Halloween decorations and even sang Happy Birthday in Swedish! Looking forward to a post-coronavirus world when we can see our Swedish friends again! @alexandriava.gov Embassy of Sweden in USA

Your Guide to Fall Leaf Peeping in Alexandria, VA
10/27/2020
Your Guide to Fall Leaf Peeping in Alexandria, VA

Your Guide to Fall Leaf Peeping in Alexandria, VA

With fall foliage expected to peak in Virginia over the next two weeks, we’ve compiled an introductory guide to larger-than-life leaf peeping in Alexandria.

Fika Is the Soothing Swedish Coffee Culture Tradition We All Need in Our Lives Right Now
10/26/2020
Fika Is the Soothing Swedish Coffee Culture Tradition We All Need in Our Lives Right Now

Fika Is the Soothing Swedish Coffee Culture Tradition We All Need in Our Lives Right Now

The Swedes have perfected is the art of the coffee break. Meet fika, the Swedish tradition that involves setting aside quality downtime for drinking coffee slowly. (It often also includes a kanelbulle, the deliciously sweet Swedish cinnamon bun, and bonding with good company.)

Dundee - One City, Many Discoveries
10/24/2020

Dundee - One City, Many Discoveries

Combining a mix of big shops and houses on the hillside and small, quaint fisherman's cottages on the shoreline, #BroughtyFerry boasts a quirky vibe.

Featuring a selection of pubs and restaurants, this seaside suburb is a great place for a stroll along the coast and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for dolphins playing in the waves!

https://broughtyferry.co.uk/visitors/welcome-to-broughty-ferry

#VisitScotland #VisitDundee #SunnyDundee
#staysafe

📷 One Point Photography

VisitHelsingborg
10/24/2020

VisitHelsingborg

Det finns många anledningar att lyfta blicken när man går runt i Helsingborg. Är det inte fina fasader så finns det gott om konst 😍 Hur vacker är inte denna målning? Har du någon favoritbyggnad du lyfter blicken för?

📸 @ veraprimavera

For anyone who’s up late (or up all night!) after the US elections, an interesting opportunity to hear Scottish views.Fr...
10/22/2020
US Presidential Election Results Webinar

For anyone who’s up late (or up all night!) after the US elections, an interesting opportunity to hear Scottish views.Free but you need to register.

US Presidential Election Results Breakfast Webinar

A warm welcome to new Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist from Åre, Sweden! We love learning about Sweden fr...
10/19/2020

A warm welcome to new Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist from Åre, Sweden! We love learning about Sweden from our local Swedes! Loved Henrik Lundqvist ‘s instagram picture! Embassy of Sweden in USA

Swedish American Museum
10/17/2020

Swedish American Museum

Want to add some music to your Sunday? Join us for Scandinavian Jam at 1:00 p.m. from the comfort of your own home! This Sunday, October 18th, you'll hear and participate in traditional Scandinavian music! For more info: http://ow.ly/ieaF50BUKf5

American Girl™ History Club
10/17/2020
American Girl™ History Club

American Girl™ History Club

A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Molly McIntire's™ era this October!

The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA
10/15/2020

The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

The Zebra Press joins all of Alexandria in mourning the passing of legal legend Bernard S. Cohen.
Bernie was a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
He is most famously known as the lawyer who in 1967 made the oral argument before the US Supreme Court for the case Loving v Virginia.
This landmark case determined the right for individuals of different races to legally marry, eventually paving the way for the right to marry for all.

Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc.
10/15/2020

Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc.

"This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happy Birthday to the father of @sistercitiesint
@ptpi_official
#citizendiplomacy
#connecttravellearn

Alexandria tops the list!
10/08/2020
8 Underrated Fall Weekend Getaways From New York City

Alexandria tops the list!

Here’s the funny thing about weekend getaways from New York. Most city dwellers flock to the same, predictable places (like the Hamptons and Hudson Valley). So, here are 8 terrific destinations that are an easy drive (4 hours or less) from Manhattan. Even better? None of them are in New York State...

10/04/2020
Sweden.se

Sweden.se

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day! How about wrapping up your week with some Swedish goodies? 😍

Congratulations Helsingborg!
09/29/2020
Sweden.se

Congratulations Helsingborg!

Helsingborg – one Sweden's oldest cities – has been awarded second place in the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2020, also known as iCapital. This is an annual prize awarded to the European city that is best able to demonstrate its ability to harness innovation to improve the lives of its residents. Hooray for Helsingborg and congrats to the winner: Leuven, Belgium! 🏆

Photo: VisitHelsingborg

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A bit of Scots brilliant words to get us through the COVID! Tae A Virus (by anon) Twa months ago, we didna ken, yer name or ocht aboot ye But lots of things have changed since then, I really must salute ye Yer spreading rate is quite intense, yer feeding like a gannet Disruption caused, is so immense, ye’ve shaken oor wee planet. Corona used tae be a beer, they garnished it wae limes But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear These days, are scary times. Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips, it’s whit they awe advise But scrub them weel, richt tae the tips, that’s how we’ll awe survive Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide Nae sneakin oot for strolls Just check the cludgie every hoor And stock-take, your, loo laavy Our holidays have been pit aff Noo that’s the Jet2 patter Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh And paddle ‘ doon the waater ‘ Canary isles, no for a while Nae need for suntan cream And awe because o this wee bug We ken tae be..19 The boredom surely will set in, But have a read, or doodle Or plan yer menu for the month Wi 95 pot noodles. When these run oot, just look aboot A change, it would be nice We’ve beans and pasta By the ton and twenty stane o rice. So dinny think yell wipe us oot Aye true, a few have died Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb They came, they left, they tried Ye might be gallus noo ma freen As ye jump fae cup tae cup But when we get oor vaccine made Yer number will be up!
HOT!! We are pleased to announce Bowmore 18 year single malt in our March 20 event line up! Tickets available. Thanks to our sponsors and ticket holders for supporting a great cause (enjoy responsibly) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alexandria-sister-cities-8th-annual-whisky-tasting-event-tickets-92288482335 #whiskylovers #singlemalt #scotch #DCfoodporn #DCnightlife
When we say that it’s a special whisky tasting event we mean it! Pop-Up Patisserie will be donating elegant and tasty desserts for our guests. Thank you! Get your tickets here before it’s too late! Event is March 20, 7-10 PM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alexandria-sister-cities-8th-annual-whisky-tasting-event-tickets-92288482335