Sweden may be the real thing but celebrating Midsummer in New York's Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, with Statue of Liberty watching over festivities comes as close as it gets this side of the Atlantic.
Midsummer in New York 2012
Nothing stops a Swedish Midsummer. The annual festivities in New York City's Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park were only temporarily halted during a serious downpour of rain. The Midsummer procession, led by Consul General of Sweden, NY, David Dangoor, took place minutes before the heavy rain storm arrived but as soon as the weather permitted picnics were once again pulled out, and the folk dancing and the dancing around the Maypole could take place.