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Thursday - Saturday 5 PM - 11 PM
HAPPY HOUR (members only) 5 PM -7 PM
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Thursday till Saturday 5 PM - 10 PM
Contact: Maria Nigul: 646 363 8074
Aarne Laanemaa: tel:646 382 7857
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Eesti Maja köök ja baar on suletud:
laupäeval, 16. juunil, reedel, 22. juunil, neljapäeval, 28. juunil
June 9, 2018
"Return to Geislingen"at 3PM
A film by John Ulo Kuhi and John Saarmann. In 2006 John Uno returned to the DP camp Geislingen to locate his home (1945 to 1949) and the homes of many Estonians he had met in Lakewood, NJ.
“Coming home soon” by Helga Merits
What does it mean when you, as a child, suddenly have to leave your home because your country is in a war and your family is in danger ? What does it mean when you have to leave your loved ones, everything and everyone you knew behind?
This is the story told in the documentary Coming home soon. It is the story of Estonian children who fled Estonia in 1944 with their mothers, siblings and sometimes with their fathers as well.
They didn’t know where the dangerous roads would take them, and when they made it to the refugee camps, they knew, this was temporary.
All interviewees in this film found themselves in Geislingen refugee camp (1945-1950) in the South of Germany. Geislingen was an Estonian Assembly centre where some 4000 Estonians lived for more than 5 years. The camp became a small Estonia with schools, workshops, post office, hospital, newspaper, theatre, orchestra, choirs… Estonians themselves were in charge of organizing the camp. According to the UNRRA officer (the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) of the Geislingen camp the Estonians did all the work while they did not have any say regarding the longevity or future of the camp. Geislingen was a home for the refugees 5 years and then the residents had to depart once more leaving their friends and familiar surroundings behind to start all over again in a new country, in a new place unknown to them.
The film Coming home soon explores the influence which the experiences at Geislingen had on the lives of the Estonian refugees and their children.
It is a story about how to cope with extremely difficult circumstances, how to overcome your past and build a successful future. It is a story of hope and inspiration.
Although this film is related to Estonian post WWII history, one can observe strong parallels to the current refugee situation in Europe. (http://geislingen.estdocs.com/)
June 9, 2018 at 7PM
Saturday, June 9th at 7pm HappyEST Hour
Midsummer solstice celebration and Sports Day in Long Island
June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 16th Midsummer solstice celebration and Sports Day in Long Island. Long Island Estonian House is located at 20 Middle Island Blvd, Middle Island, NY 11953
Grounds will open at 10 AM, volleyball 11 AM (finals ~ 5pm), Childrens/Youth track & field, swimming, games 2pm. Big bonfire 830 pm, dance hall 930 pm (due to neighbors – noise will be limited outside of the hall).
Food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase. There will be traditional men’s and women’s saunas starting at 3 pm and pool will be open ~ 130 pm.
Entry fee is $20 per person, seniors $10 and children under 16 are free. There is a $10 charge per automobile. Tenting is free.
Lakewood Estonian Sports Games
Aug 3 – 5, 2018
Friday: golf, bowling, dance
Saturday: track, swimming, 5K run, masters track, volleyball, tennis, performances & dance party.Sunday; Beach party
Tallinn Dance Theatre presents
June 26, 27 2018
Tuesday, June 26th Tallinn Dance Theatre presents “Dances to Estonian Film Music.” Dances to musical pieces from well-known Estonian films.
Wednesday June 27th Tallinn Dance Theatre presents “Icons. Pärt.” Dances to Arvo Pärt’s music performed by Tallinn Dance Theatre.
Save the Date
October 27 2018
Save the Date!
Saturday 27. October 2018
NY Estonian Educational Society Annual Ball/ Fundraiser featuring iconic Estonian singer Ivo Linna and honoring dr. Toomas Sõrra for his years of service to the Estonian community.
New York’s mixed choir
Practices are every Thursday
at 6:30 pm
Contact the Choir
Koorijuht Maaja Roos
Esinaine Eha Brownell
Starts: 9/16, 10/28, 10/21, 11/9, 1/27, 2/10, 3/17, 4/14
Liisi Vanaselja- email@example.com
Edasijõudnutele ja algajatele
Estonian School Days from 3pm-4pm. For any further information, please contact
NY Estonian House is a private club. Members of the Estonian Educational Society and their accompanied friends only may use the facilities. Members may bring up to five friends to the NY Estonian House.