Finland is known for being a magickal destination. This year Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence, so it’s time to celebrate. This September you can give your senses a taste of Finland while in New York City.
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce and Finnish Tech, Design and Art (FTDA), a non-profit organization that promotes Finnish creativity in the US through artistic expression, will return with The House of Finland. There will be three special events and a week-long exhibit to honor the celebration, which take place at various locations throughout New York City.
On September 9, an exclusive cocktail party will serve as the official celebration for Finland’s 100 birthday. DJ Ronny Rex and a special guest performance by the transcendental pop musician, GEA known for her cascading, light and airy tone will highlight the evening, alongside innovative visual art displays by FTDA’s artists: Oases from HEL , award-winning interior decor, Susanna Sivonen, and bold scanographer, Kira Leskinen. On September 11th at the VIP opening for the House of Finland exhibit, guests will enjoy cocktails from Finlandia Vodka, hor d’oeuvres from Finlandia Cheese. Attendees will experience a live painting by Susanna Sivonen and scanography by Kira Leskinen, who plays with abstraction of shapes using bold colors. GEA’s Butterflies album will be released and an exciting preview of upcoming Finnish brands and designers, such as: the vibrant Marimekko and the Nordic beauty brand Lumene, among others, will take center stage.
The third and final event will be a children’s fashion show with designer Reima with Visit Finland. Known for quality clothes for a colorful, active lifestyle, Reima promises both safety and sustainability in their products that caters from infants to juniors. Reima was founded in 1944 in Finland and the designer has been producing ever since. This show takes place from 11am-1pm on September 13th, 2017.
You can get a full list of events and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.finland100nyc.com. The House of Finland’s week-long exhibit and the Reima fashion show takes places at 287 Gallery on 287 10th Avenue.