Our Events

Pedavoces Choir Concert

July 27 @ 6 pm

Hudson River Park (end of Bank Street)

July 28 @ 4 pm

St John Nepomucene Church 411 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065


The collegiate Pedavoces Choir concerts are open to the public with a free will offering. This student Choir from Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa was founded in 1974 by Per-Håkan Jansson and it has 40 singers which come from Vaasa’s university and it’s many polytechnic schools. This year the choir is celebrating their 45th anniversary at the Missoula International Choir Festival in Montana as well as two concerts in New York City. Maria Timoshenko has been the conductor of Pedavoces since 2009. The Pedavoces will be singing a range of music from classical to folk to modern as well as pieces in Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian.

Past Events

Finland Center Midsummer 5K Run

June 16 @ 9 am

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Past Events

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Our 8th Annual Midsummer 5K run is going to be held again in Prospect Park on the 16th of June! Part of the proceeds will go to support The Kota Alliance’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Men and women are welcome to run or follow the runners, walking with or without walking poles. Race packet pickup the day before at The Running Company Time Warner center. At the finish line, water and hearty rye sandwiches await you courtesy of Finlandia Cheese. Prizes for best male and female runner!

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Picnic and Mölkky game held on May 18

on the lawn of Pier 45 (end of Christopher St. in Greenwich Village, New York City)


On Monday, March 4, we had Finland Center's Annual Meeting.

We had the pleasure to have the improv duo called Two Angry Finns to perform for us.


Finns Studying in the USA

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Finland Center Foundation hosted a panel discussion for Finnish college students who are studying in New York. Read our blog post about the event here!


On November 27, the String Orchestra of New York City performed an all-Finnish program at St. Peter's Church in Chelsea.

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A workshop where participants were taught the old Finnish art of birch bark weaving took place in the Women's Lab at the Centre for Social Innovation on November 3rd, 2018. Read our blog post about the event here.


Check out this short video from our annual Midsummer 5K Run that took place in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on June 17th 2018!


Upcoming Finnish Events Calendar

From fashion shows and musical performances to marathons and seasonal celebrations – check out our upcoming and on-going events and enjoy fun get-togethers in New York City and elsewhere! Is your Finnish or Swedish a little rusty? Join the Members’ Book Club or let’s get together for an informal discussion over drinks. You can keep track on what’s going on through the calendar below.


What We’ve Done Before

If you want to see what we have done in the past, you can read more about our past events from this archive.