Finland 100 Celebration
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Finland 100 Celebration

You are cordially invited to come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's independence and pay tribute to the men and women who made it possible. 
 
December 6, 2017 at 6 PM
Park Avenue Methodist Church
106 East 86th St
New York, NY 10028

Our traditional program includes:
Invocation Pastor Tiina Talvitie, NY Finnish Lutheran Congregation
Welcome Dr. Eero Kilpi, President of Finland Foundation NY Chapter
Keynote address Ambassador Heidi Schroderus-Fox, Director of the Office of UN-OHRLLS
Music Markus Kaitila, Johanna Telander and Demetrios Jussi Tsinopoulos
Mistress of Ceremonies Heli Sirviö
Refreshments Kristina Vänni (suggested donation: $10) 


This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
 
We thank you for your past support of Finlandia Foundation: Without you, we would not be able to continue this very important tradition. Therefore, to help cover the cost, we would greatly appreciate a contribution. The suggested amount is $25, and you can make a donation conveniently by visiting our website www.finlandiafoundationny.org, and click the "donations" button - you are also welcome to send a check (payable to Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter) to our Treasurer: Paula Hoffren, 123 Waldwick Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463.
 
If the contribution is received by December 1, 2017, your name will be listed in the event program as a sponsor. Please include your name (and other names you want to be included in the program) and your e-mail address in order to receive a receipt; your contribution is tax deductible. 
 
We thank you in advance for your generosity, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our centennial celebration!  We are proudly sponsored by Suomi-Seura.

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Sibelius Inspiration
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sibelius Inspiration

Finlandia Foundation New York Chapter in collaboration with Finlandia Foundation National and American Scandinavian Foundation bring you:

Sibelius Inspiration

A moving multimedia program of Sibelius music played by cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian, set against the beautiful and dramatic videos of Eastern Finland nature that so inspired the composer.

Where: The Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
When: Saturday, November 11th at 7PM

Tickets FF NYMC and ASF members $15, others $20

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Bleecker Street Finland 100 Street Fair
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Bleecker Street Finland 100 Street Fair

 

September 9, 2017, 11am - 6pm (rain or shine)

Bleecker Street (between Christopher Street and W 10th)

And more at The Finnish School and St. John’s Lutheran Church

89 Christopher St, New York, NY, 10014

 

Experience Finland in Manhattan!

 

Come and enjoy homemade Finnish delicacies at the Suomi 100 Cafe, buy handicrafts, and experience a real Finnish Sauna on wheels.

 

Being a vendor at the Street Fair is a great opportunity for a large audience. The fair has capacity for approximately 25-30, 10 x 10 spaces. In coordination with Clearview Festivals, we are expecting thousands to visit the fair!

 

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Olli Soikkeli & Julien Labro Quartet
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Olli Soikkeli & Julien Labro Quartet

Click the picture to buy tickets. Please show up early. Only 60 tickets for sale.

About the artist: Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. Now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Ollis main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland. After touring all around Europe with musicians such as Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud Van Den Berg Olli decided to move to New York City in 2014. Olli has played legendary venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note and the Lincoln Center.

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Karelian Piroque and Bun Bake
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Karelian Piroque and Bun Bake

Learn how to bake Karelian pirogues and buns!!

 

Now you have a great chance to become an even better chef than you already are.

 

We will be baking Karjalanpiirakka and Laskiaispulla in four shifts and can accommodate 10 persons in every shift.

 

Where: Finnish Church, 83 Christopher Street

When: Tuesday, February 21

Cost: FF NYMC members $20, non-members $30

 

Cost includes all ingredients, split pea soup with ham (hernekeitto) and coffee. We will serve egg butter with pirogues and what you don't eat at the premises you are welcome to take home.

 

Advance registration is needed. Please send an email to Kristiina Lieri by Thursday, February 16th and indicate which of the following groups you would wish to join:

 

3:00 to 4:30

4:30 to 6:00

6:00 to 7:30

7:30 to 9:00

 

We are looking forward to a fun filled, educational evening together.

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Finland's 99th Anniversary Celebration
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Finland's 99th Anniversary Celebration

Finland's 99th Anniversary Celebration

 

At: Advent Lutheran Church, December 3 at 3PM

 

2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street)

New York, NY 10025

 

Come celebrate the 99th Anniversary of Finland's independence and pay tribute to the men and women who made it possible. FF NYMC wants to acknowledge the high values that Finns represent when bringing the Finnish community together in this Independence Day celebration.

 

Event is open to the public with no admission fee.

 

Our traditional program includes:

Invocation by Pastor Tiina Talvitie, NY Finnish Lutheran Congregation

Welcome by Dr. Eero Kilpi, President of FF NY Chapter

Keynote address K. Marianne Wargelin, Honorary Consul for Finland in the Twin Cities, MN

 

Musical performance and Finlandia by Markus Kaitila

Mistress of Ceremonies Heli Sirviö

 

Coffee hour by Tuula Malmi (suggested fee is $10)

 

This celebration is open to the public free of charge. However, to enable Finlandia Foundation to continue this very important tradition, we would appreciate your financial support to cover the costs. The suggested contribution is $25 and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

You can make your contribution through our website, please visit www.finlandiafoundationny.org, and click "donations," or please send your contribution check, made payable to Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter to our Treasurer: Paula Hoffren, 123 Waldwick Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463.

 

If the contribution is received by December 1, 2016, your name will be listed on the event program as a sponsor. Please include the following information: your name and other names you want to be included on the list and your email address for the receipt of the donation.

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our biggest gathering of the year!

 

 

 

 

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Caffe Vivaldi, Ida Metsberg
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Caffe Vivaldi, Ida Metsberg

A night of music and mingle with Ida Metsberg performing. Doors open at 6PM.

Ida Metsberg is a 26 year old singer-songwriter from Finland, living in NYC for the past four years. She moved to the city to study musical theatre, which is part of the reason why telling stories through her music is so important for her. Her songs have a certain Finnish melancholic undertone with compelling (and sometimes really sarcastic) lyrics. Her style has been described as traditional singer-songwriter pop/folk, and her music has been said to remind people of artists such as Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles. To hear some of her original songs, you can go to www.soundcloud.com/ida-metsberg

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An Evening with our Talented Scholarship Recipients
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with our Talented Scholarship Recipients

Please join us to hear:

Markus Kaitila (Piano), Jaakko Sarparanta (Genetics), Oscar Somersalo (Guitar) and Heidi Tirkkonen (Marriage and Family Therapy) tell about their studies and musicians also perform to us. Maarit Aakko (Artisanal Approach to Fashion) will not be present but has a short lecture to share.

Tickets are $10 members, $15 others.

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Christmas Glögg Get Together
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Glögg Get Together

Christmas "Pikku Joulu" Get-Together at:

Estonia House Bar, Friday, December 11 from 5 to 9PM

Come for a glass of "glögg"; there is no program and no particular agenda. FF NY Members get a glass, or two on us. Also other Finnish organizations will participate.

There isa cash bar and food available for purchase.

Details:
Estonia House, 243 E 34th Street/2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10016

Please also note the Traditional Christmas Bazaar and most beautiful Christmas songs on December 12 at the Finnish Church.

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Finland's 98th Anniversary Celebration
Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

Finland's 98th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate the 98th Anniversary of Finland's independence and pay tribute to the men and women who made it possible. The event is open to the public with no admission fee.

Ladies in national dresses will welcome you to:

Our traditional program, which includes:

Invocation by Pastor Tiina Talvitie, NY Finnish Lutheran Congregation
Welcome by Dr. Eero Kilpi, President of FF NY Chapter
Keynote address by Col Matti Lampinen, Counselor, Military Adviser, United Nations

Musical performances by Elina Snellman-Lang and Jaclyn Duncan

Coffee hour by Tuula Malmi (suggested fee is $10)


This celebration is open to the public free of charge. However, to enable Finlandia Foundation to continue this very important tradition, we would appreciate your financial support to cover the costs. The suggested contribution is $25 and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

You can make your contribution through this website by click "donations," or please send your contribution check, made payable to
Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter to our Treasurer:
Paula Hoffren, 123 Waldwick Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463.

If the contribution is received by December 1, 2015, your name will be listed on the event program as a sponsor. Please include the following information: your name and other names you want to be included on the list and your email address for the receipt of the donation.

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our biggest gathering of the year!

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From Finland to Stardom, an Evening with Taina Elg at Our Annual Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

From Finland to Stardom, an Evening with Taina Elg at Our Annual Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Reception

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“From Finland to Stardom: An Evening with Taina Elg,” she shares her memories and experiences on stage and screen. Through anecdotes and film clips Elg offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life as a young star at MGM Studios and life in Hollywood. She speaks candidly of her experiences and touches on her view of the film industry today.

Elg, who won two Golden Globes, including one for her role in the 1957 film Les Girls starring Gene Kelly, tells her story in an intimate interview format conducted by Heli Sirviö, a Finnish television and stage actress and our Vice President.

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sibelius Concert at the Estonian House

Finlandia Foundation National and Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. are proud to sponsor:

Olga Heikkilä and Kalle Toivio in Concert at:


Estonia House
243 E 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

On Thursday, September 17 at 7PM.

Concert is arranged by Finland Center Foundation and is for free, so come early!

Olga Heikkilä

Olga Heikkilä

Kalle Toivio

Kalle Toivio

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Independence Day Celebration

Our traditional and beloved Independence Day is this year on the actual Independence Day.

We will be celebrating at a new venue, Advent Lutheran Church on 93rd Street and Broadway in New York. We look forward to seeing old and new members to commemorate Finland's Independence and its national heroes. There will be TV viewing option to watch the legendary 'Linnan Juhlat'.

 

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