EVENTS

Finland 100 Birthday Party

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Finland 100 Birthday Party

The Finnish Independence Day was first celebrated on December 6th 1917, after Finland declared itself an independent nation in the context of the Russian revolution, and it’s status as an autonomous grand duchy of the Russian Empire came to an end. Gaining independence was the result of “sisu” and long-term efforts of Finns. As this year Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, the most notable year of our generation, it is clearly a big and very special year for us. The anniversary year 2017 is a chance for all Finns and friends of Finland to get together. Tens of...

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On a summer island in the gulf of Finland

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 | 0 comments

On a summer island in the gulf of Finland

©2011 Victoria Scultz, all rights reserved.   The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, with world-wide celebrations. Finland Center Foundation is proud to present the exhibit by Victoria Schultz: ON A SUMMER ISLAND IN THE GULF OF FINLAND; part of Finland 100NYC events in New York this fall. Ms. Schultz often includes text in her photographs. The quotes in the six pictures on display at the Chase Manhattan Bank come from THE SUMMER BOOK, short novel by Tove Jansson, the Finnish-Swedish author, painter, and creator of the Moomin characters. (Available in...

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Finland 100 years Celebrated at the 5K Run

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Finland 100 years Celebrated at the 5K Run

38 Runners showed up for the 6th annual Finland Center 5K Run on Father’s Day, June 18 at Prospect Park. The winner was Zachary Howenstine, and the best woman runner was Emma Larsson. After the race we enjoyed rye sandwiches with cheese. Thanks to all who participated, you helped raise $1200, of which 80% is designated to support the activities of the Kota Alliance, working for gender equality and women’s empowerment (something the Finns can brag about a little!) Welcome back next year!

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Samuji Networking Event May 18, 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Samuji Networking Event May 18, 2017

Thank you to Samuji for hosting us on May 18 in the store at 12 Prince St NYC! A friendly gathering of old timers and newcomers to New York enjoyed a 20% discount on everything in the store, plus snacks and drinks. A special treat was gin and lingonberry liqueur provided by The Helsinki Distilling Co. Wishing this outstanding Finnish designer continued success in New...

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Finland Center 6th Annual Midsummer 5K Run and Nordic Pole Walkathon

Posted on May 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Finland Center 6th Annual Midsummer 5K Run and Nordic Pole Walkathon

6/18/2017 @ Prospect Park We invite you to participate in the Finland Center’s Midsummer 5K Run and Nordic Pole Walkathon on Father’s Day, June 18th, to support the Kota Alliance’s work for gender equality. Yes, this benefits men too, particularly in the realm of fatherhood! Working out of the Centre for Social Innovation, The Kota Alliance supports nonprofit organizations collaborating on furthering their missions for gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. In previous years, we have had more New Yorkers than Finns participate – this year being the...

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Emma Larsson in New York

Posted on May 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Emma Larsson in New York

Emma Larsson at Caffe Vivaldi Emma Larsson returned to Caffe Vivaldi on May 24, this time with pianist Bruce Barth and bassist Bruno Råberg. Along with more or less well known classics such as Alone Together, they performed originals composed by Emma and by Bruce, providing an experience of fresh, creative expression where the lyrics worked extremely well with the music. Bruce Barth’s piano playing was particularly delightful, and the fine nuances of Emma’s voice came through well in this small room, where the audience was unusually attentive and silent during the playing. A totally...

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Vappu Picnic @ Central Park

Posted on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Vappu Picnic @ Central Park

We had such a great time with all of the people – about 30 – who came to Central Park to celebrate Vappu. Jukka Pihlman won the Mölkky! Thanks to all the participants!

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Naomi Moriyama in Dojo Restaurant on 3/5

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Naomi Moriyama in Dojo Restaurant on 3/5

  Dojo restaurant in Greenwich Village became the scene of a Japan-Finland friendship event on March 5, 2017. Naomi Moriyama, the co-author of three books on Japanese cuisine, explained to us the secrets of Japanese home cooking. The talk was followed by a delicious Japanese meal!   The women of Japan are living longer and healthier than everyone else on Earth. Also studies show that Japanese children are the healthiest in the world. They have by far the lowest obesity in the developed world, yet they are eating some of the world’s most delicious food.   The characteristics...

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