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February 2021

Finnish American Society of Cape Cod Presents: The Finnish Way

2021-02-20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Katja Pantzar, author of "The Finnish Way" presents a program about living in Helsinki. She shares the delights of outdoor living, daily sea swimming, sauna and sisu. Contact Marilyn Lariviere , address in contacts below, at the Finnish-American Society of Cape Cod for information.

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FF-Boston Presents: Pianist Teppo and Soprano Mannisto Mid-Winter Concert

2021-02-28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Pianist Ruusamari Teppo and Soprano Maria Mannisto perform an online concert featuring works by Sibelius, Copin and Scriabin. Ruusamari Teppo is a direct descendant of Jean Sibelius. She graduated from the Sibelius High School in Helsinki after which she studied in Paris. She earned certificates from music schools in Prague and Budapest. Maria Mannisto is a Finnish-American soprano with an extensive performing history as an opera singer, concert soloist, pianist, and organist. This will be an online event hosted by…

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March 2021

FF-Boston Presents: Role of Peace Mediation and Cooperation in Post-Covid World

2021-03-28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Online Event

Elina Lehtinen, Director of Communication and Fundraising at the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), will make a presentation on "What is the role of peace mediation and cooperation in the post-Covid world?" CMI was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari. Our speaker, Elina Lehtinen, has worked as a journalist in Finnish news media, and as a communications consultant. Currently she holds the position of Chair of the Board of Finnish American Societies (SAM). Join…

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April 2021

FF Boston Presents a Book Talk

2021-04-25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Event

Just in time for summer reading ideas, you can join a group discussion for Finnish literature enthusiasts lead by President, Sirkku Konttinen. Participants are  encouraged to share their reading list, talk about current Finnish authors they recommend, and resources for keeping up with new books coming out. Happy Reading! Program will be in English. To join us send e-mail to for a Zoom link you will receive a few days before the event.

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November 2021

70 Years of Finnish Legends: Marimekko & The Finnish Long Drink

2021-11-18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Marimekko, 140 Newbury Street MA 02116 + Google Map

Finlandia Foundation Boston Chapter is thrilled to invite you to our in-person event, Finnish Legends - 70 Years Later! An evening of celebration awaits you at the Newbury Street Marimekko store. We are honoring 70 years of success for the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko. For a tasteful pairing we will sample the legendary Finnish Long Drink, newly launched in America. The Long Drink, beloved by Finns, was created in 1952 for the Helsinki Olympic Games. We will hear the success…

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December 2021

Finnish School of NE is hosting a Christmas Celebration

2021-12-18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Weston United Methodist Church, 377 North Ave
Weston MA, 02493 United States
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Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Christmas celebration the Finnish School of New England is hosting. There will be special Christmas cookies and foods, performances by the children and favorite Finnish Christmas carols sung by all. See the Finnish School of New England website below for details and contacts regarding the school. The school is affiliated with Finlandia Foundation Boston Chapter, but operated independently.

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January 2022

Annual Meeting

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Online Event

Members are invited to the Annual Meeting which will be hosted online. The January newsletter contains the link. Visit the membership page to pay your dues online for 2022 prior to the meeting.

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February 2022

Celebrate National Sauna Week and try a Mobile Sauna

February 26
Scandinavian Cultural Center Grounds, 206 Waltham Street
Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Finlandia Foundation Boston is celebrating National Sauna Week with a mobile sauna event on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. This event is supported by a grant from Finlandia Foundation National. Reservations for timed use of the mobile sauna are required. Payment can be made online after confirmation of sauna spot. Click on the flier link for complete details including COVID Safety procedures. Sauna 2022 Event Flier  

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March 2022

Boston Chapter presents Eeppi Ursin – Musical Performer

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Online Event

Eeppi Ursin is a New York based award winning singer, songwriter, and pianist originally from Finland. Ursin is known for her angelic and strong voice and exceptional skill set, ranging from top-class performances to writing music. Her recordings and singing performances are in a variety of styles include pop, jazz, dance, a cappella, and children's music. She has captivated audiences around the world as a vocal soloist at prestigious venues with acclaimed artists such as trumpeter Leroy Jones and Spirit…

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April 2022

SCC – Violin Duo Miolina in concert

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Hall at SCC, 206 Waltham Street
Newton, MA
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The Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) in Newton is hosting an in-person concert by violin duo Miolina - Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold. They will play Nordic composers works, including Finnish composer Tomi Raisanen. The program is called "Maple & Spruce, Birch & Pine". They have been playing together for a decade and have received many accolades. Their performance has been described as "brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity" - by 'I Care If You Listen', a media platform…

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