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Finland's 98th Anniversary Celebration

  • Advent Lutheran Church 2504 Broadway New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

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!