EVENTS

Christmas Bazaar and Carols 2017

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Christmas Bazaar and Carols 2017

Come visit our table at the Christmas Bazaar and listen to Carols at Finnish Church, Greenwich Village to benefit the Finnish School of New York. Take your Christmas Spirit with you, enjoy the collision of cultures and say hi to old and new friends at the heart of New York, 81 Christopher St, New York,  NY  10014. The event that draws the biggest crowd every year in the Finnish community in New York is the Christmas Bazaar held to benefit the Finnish School of New York, on the same day and in the same space as the “Kauneimmat joululaulut” (Christmas Carols). It is also a testament to...

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Sauna with FCF!

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Sauna with FCF!

Thank you for everyone who participated! It was an evening of relaxation and enjoying the heat of hot rocks. Also, a new experience, cold sauna… *********************************************************************************** As Winter is slowly getting closer bringing us busy Holidays that come with it, it is time to unwind and relax in that traditional Finnish way! Come pamper yourself with us at the Wall Street Bath & Spa on on Tuesday, November 14! The facility offers not only two pools, an eucalyptus steamroom and a juice bar but also three different kinds of saunas....

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Sovinto by Meritta Veilleux

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Sovinto by Meritta Veilleux

BOOK TALK (in Finnish) * Moved until later, STAY TUNED to find out the new date * Welcome to brighten up your November evenings with Meritta Veilleux. She publishes her new book Sovinto in Finnish and we will have a chance to discuss it with her, in Finnish (don’t worry, you can still participate even if you haven’t read the book yet!). Tervetuloa! Meritta Veilleux (also known as Meritta Koivisto) is a Finnish writer, screenwriter, director and internationally awarded playwright. She has lived in Finland, Sweden and West Coast of the US. She studied in Stockholm in the 1970s and...

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Healing Walls by Rea Nurmi

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 | 1 comment

Healing Walls by Rea Nurmi

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING – Thank you! October 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm @ Centre for Social Innovation, Women’s Lab “See when you start at Yale, doors open.” Thank you, everyone, who participated in our event with Finnish artist and now writer Rea Nurmi! The atmosphere was warm and intimate and Nurmi talked about her new book Healing Walls and showed us photos of the colourful walls she has painted with patients of hospitals, retirement homes and detention centres while guests enjoyed her lively personality and storytelling together with some cheeses, crackers and...

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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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