Also at Brooklyn Square is a bar and supper club called 8th Avenue, in honor of once-Scandinavian Sunset Park's main thoroughfare, which locals called Lapskaus Boulevard. According to a roughly translated Facebook page:
8th Avenue idea is to take our costumers back to the Brooklyn area in the 50th's and 60th's, a time when the Norwegian emigrants had strong influence in that part of New York. Emigrants transported to our guests' palates back to 1950 - 1960 century Brooklyn, New York, where a part of Brooklyn was strongly influenced by immigration from such Lista. [Lista is a nearby community.]
The sister-cities agreement will be celebrated at a ceremony in Leif Ericson Park on Saturday morning; a sunset maple tree will be planted in memory of those killed this summer in the terrorist attacks in Oslo.