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Morris Dancers perform at the Danish Home.DJP-NYC5 A Danish Kransekage at someone's birthday celebration.A local handbell choir performs in the Home's living house

THE DANISH HOME is located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, thirty-five miles north of New York City. Founded in 1906, the Home, a 501 (c) 3 charity, is an independent retirement residence located on an historic estate. Licensed by the New York State Department of Health as an adult home, the Danish Home is occupies 40 acres in the historic Hudson Valley. The classical half-timbered stone building, with courtyard, gazebo, vegetable garden and orchard, is home for up to 21 adults 65 and older. Residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day, assistance with medications, housekeeping and a daily activity program. Local, international and intergenerational socialization keep our small family informed and aware and engaged. Monthly fees are $2050 for a private room and bath.

2016 Danish Home raffle prize winners are from seven states! Winners and their prizes are on the Grundlovsdag page of this website. Thanks to all for supporting the Danish Home.




The Danish Beacon

The Danish Beacon publishes a bi-monthly column about events and happenings at the Danish Home.

Click "The Danish Beacon" link in the menu bar at the top of this page to read the most recent column.






Come one and all. We celebrate Christmas, fellowship

and our 110th year as a charitable institution serving

seniors in a uniquely Scandinavian setting. Our Open

House has a dedicated following and you are welcome to

join us. We fill the living room and sing Danish and

English language carols, then have traditional Danish

cookies with longtime and new friends. The Home's

residents, board of directors and employees will be on

hand to help everyone feel at home.

This year's Christmas stamp: available by emailing:

2016 seal






We had a wonderful time Saturday, June 4. The weather was

picture perfect, the food and drink delicious, and the music

enjoyable all day long.

Keynote speaker Joan Hentze brought her family, and spoke

eloquently about some of the unique characteristics that

make Denmark the "happiest country on earth." of which might be the beautiful Nimbus motorcycles that

were admired all afternoon.


and Ellen Lindstrom's Swedish Meatballs entertained all day


May 5, 2016

Sømandskirke i NY held service at Danish Home Croton

Tak Pastor Sløk


April 14-18, 2016 Musik Efterskolen fra Humble, DK (http:/ in the Greater NYC area.

They performed at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queens, at the Danish Sisterhood GCEL convention at the Danish Home in Edison, NJ, at the Grand Opening of the new Flying Tiger store inManhattan, at the Brooklyn Bridge entrance on City Hall Plaza in Manhattan and at the Central Park Bandshell in Central Park.

The Efterskolen, a unique Danish residential school where students from the ages of 15 to 17 spend a year to finish their primary education. This particular kind of school is based on the educational ideas of the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig aiming to educate the students in terms of academic education as well as personal development. Musikefterskolen i Humble specializes in rhythmic music and provides the students with various kinds of music lessons led by very qualified teachers.

October 10-14, 2015 DEN JYSKE PIGEGARDE

were in NYC area to celebrate their Jubilee

Their website is:


Performing October 10 at the Danish Home...


DJP says "farvel" to the Danish Home...


to turn up in Times Square...


and run into old friend Joe DeFay from the Danish Consulate in front of

Flying Tiger in the Flatiron District...


and make friends at Engine #14 after serenading the firefighters...


and ending each concert with Der Er Et Yndigt Land!

Call Erik or Jennifer to schedule a tour or get more information- 914-271-3052. The Danish Home is a beautiful and very unique place - you won't be disappointed.

For directions to the Danish Home, click here.

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