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Finland's 99th Anniversary Celebration

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

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, 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!





Earlier Event: November 10
Caffe Vivaldi, Ida Metsberg
Later Event: January 28
Kiira Korpi Figure Skating Show