EVENTS

Midsummer 5K Run / Nordic Walk

Posted on May 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Midsummer 5K Run / Nordic Walk

This is the 7th annual Finland Center Midsummer 5K run/Nordic Walk which is to be held on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, 9:00 AM, with start at Bartel Pritchards Lot at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY Pre race packet pick up will be at the Running Company, at Time Warner Center in Manhattan, on Saturday, June 16th, from 11 AM to 5:00 PM Nordic Pole walking is noncompetitive. Walkers will leave after runners. Instruction in proper use of poles at 8:30am by certified instructor from Hyva Nordic Walking. Nordic Walking Poles and Audio Receiver will be provided. Please bring a pair of...

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Jonna’s Concert @ St. Peter’s Church THURSDAY, MAY 31st @ 8pm

Posted on May 11, 2018 | 1 comment

Jonna’s Concert @ St. Peter’s Church THURSDAY, MAY 31st @ 8pm

   Come enjoy great music with Jonna, a soulful, Finnish singer and songwriter!   After releasing 3 pop r’n’b albums with Sony Music and paving the way for a new era of pop music in Finland, Jonna crowdfunded and released her 4th album independently. The album ”Sound Mind” is experimental groovy indie pop with soulful vocals and meaningful lyrics with the purpose of breaking stigma around mental illness. Jonna will perform songs from her album “Sound Mind” with a live band at St. Peter’s Episcopal church in Chelsea on May 31st. Show time 8-9pm. Don’t...

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Vappu Picnic May 5th

Posted on May 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Vappu Picnic May 5th

VAPPU PICNIC SATURDAY, MAY 5 @ 1pm Join us for a casual vappu (Finnish Labor Day) picnic in Central Park. We will gather near the big rocks in the south-east corner of Sheep Meadow. As a part of the celebration it’s a tradition to wear a white student cap, which will also help you to find our happy group. Bring yours if you have one. We have mölkky! Also bring a blanket, food and drinks, and be ready to have a great time! Children welcome, of...

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Vappu- Karaoke!

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Vappu- Karaoke!

The previously advertised Vappu Karaoke event has been postponed as we did not sell enough tickets this time. Stay tuned for another date!

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Book Reading- Kirjallisuustapahtuma

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Book Reading- Kirjallisuustapahtuma

Join us and listen to Finnish writers describing America.   Please note:  The event will be organized in Finnish.   Finnish writers Jussi Valtonen and Meritta Veilleux are visiting Finland Center Foundation at the Finnish Church on 15 of April at 3 PM at 83 Christopher Street, New York. In their most recent novels, after many steps, they reach the east coast, New York and Baltimore. Jussi Valtonen is a Finnish writer and psychologist who currently works as a researcher at New York University. He has published four fiction books. His latest novel ” They Know Not What They...

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Annual Meeting

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Annual Meeting

Welcome to Finland Center’s Annual Meeting on the 28th of March! We will have a networking reception with wine and Finnish appetizers – and remember that old favorite, Lonkero! Browse our silent auction of photographic art – including a piece by renowned photojournalist Meeri Koutaniemi. Sales benefit the Kota Alliance for gender equality and women’s empowerment – come add to your art collection! The event is free for FCF members and $10 for guests. The meeting will be held  at Centre for social innovation, 601 West 26th Street #325/102 New York City on the 28th of March from...

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Ice skating at Riverbank skating rink

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Ice skating at Riverbank skating rink

Come and join us for ice skating at Riverbank skating rink on 18th of February from 1pm.-4pm. Adults: $5 Kids: $3 If you have your own ice skates, bring them with you, if you don’t, you can rent a pair from Riverbank! The cost of skate rental is $6. We will be serving warm juice during the day. Hope to see you there! The easiest way to get to Riverbank skating rink is to take the 1 train and get off at 145 street.

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Kalevala the Musical

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Kalevala the Musical

A concert performance of the next Broadway hit “the Waitress meets Lord of the Rings…..” A new musical by Johanna TelanderKalevala the Musical  Saturday, January 6th, 2018 – 7 pm St. Peter’s Episcopal Church @ 346 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011 Maija Anttila with Soulgaze Films presents a concert performance featuring samples from an upcoming production of KALEVALA the Musical, composed by Johanna Telander. The concert is an introduction to the music from KALEVALA the Musical. An official staged reading will follow in the spring of 2018. Tickets are...

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