Midsummer Day


Midsummer Day
Sunday, July 27, 12:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy food from the grill and gourmet ice cream all day long! Programs for all ages- prices vary per program.


Icelandic Horses - Meet Icelandic Horses and Watch Riding Demonstrations
12:00 and 2:00 - Demonstrations of gaits unique to Icelandic horses
12:30 and 2:30 - Meet Icelandic horses up close and personal

Icelandic Horses walk, trot, and canter just like other horses, but they also have two gaits unique to the breed. The tölt is an extremely smooth four-beat gait, and the flying pace is a fast two-beat lateral racing gait, which enables Icelandic horses to move up to 30 miles per hour.


Icelandscapes: Terrarium Workshops with Wave Hill's Laurel Rimmer
About 470 species of native plants are found in Iceland, half of which are thought to be glacial survivors from the Ice Age. Large areas of bare rock, sandy wastelands, and lava fields define the subarctic landscape. Join a terrarium specialist from Wave Hill, New York City's famed public garden, to create your own Icelandic-themed glass terrarium (adults) or make an open dish garden (children).
12:30 - 1:30 Terrarium Workshop for ages 14 and up, $35.00 member, $45 non-member, includes all materials. Advance registration recommended to guarantee supplies.
3:00 - 4:00 Dish Garden Workshop for families, $12.00 member, $18 non-member, includes all materials.

Icelandic Lopi Wool
Join your KMA friends to make wild and wooly creations- watch a needle felting demonstration make your own mini-sheep using real Icelandic roving.
1:00 Icelandic Lopi wool demo - all ages, free with Museum admission
1:30 - 3:00 Felting hands-on sheep project - Drop-in workshop for all ages.

Storyteller Bill Gordh
1:00 and 3:00 pm - with words and music, professional storyteller Bill Gordh brings Icelandic stories to life.
The Icelandic sagas were a source of inspiration to classic authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, and Icelanders treasure the epic sagas of larger than life heroes as well as the stories of Iceland's tiny "hidden folk," which are deeply woven into the fabric of Icelandic culture.

2:30 Curator's Tour of ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place (Free with Museum Admission)

6:00 - 8:00 pm Music by Milton & Evening of Icelandic Treats and Beer Garden Delights
Complimentary beer, wine, and tastes of traditional Icelandic foods.
Listen to the rootsy, smart sounds of singer-songwriter Milton.
From the grill - sliders, pulled pork, and sides.
$15 members, $20 non-members