This two-day fair is celebrated both at the Danish church itself and (on Saturday only) in the expansive basement of the nearby Zion Lutheran German Church. At the latter, the Danish visitors lay out a spread of open-faced sandwiches ($4 to $5) like the two jostling for attention in the photo below: roast pork with crackling, orange, and prune, and the dyrelægensnatmad (Doo-eh-lanes-NAK-mahl — really), a "veterinarian's night meal" of salted meat atop liver pate, surmounted by onion and some sort of meat gelatin. They also offer some pastries, plus coffee, tea, and beer; toward the back of the room you'll find packaged sweets and a few family-friendly amusements.
At the seamen's church, Danish crafts, gifts, and delicacies occupy two narrow floors; the ad hoc backyard café might generously be described as snug. (A good-spirited attitude makes all the difference.) The café menu includes frikadeller (three for $4), turkey rissoles served with potato salad and pickled vegetables; dough fritters (five for $3) with strawberry jam and powdered sugar; hot dogs topped with both fresh and crisp-fried onions; plus beer and, of course, gløgg. Also shown below: the basement of the German church and the tented backyard of the Danish church; frikadeller; dough fritters.
Danish Seamen's Church Christmas Fair
102 Willow St. (at Clark St.), Brooklyn Heights
(On Saturday, also at the nearby Zion Lutheran German Church, 125 Henry St.)