Event: FFNCC Happy Hour to Celebrate Spring

At Chef Mikko’s Restaurant

Sunday, May 15, 4:00 PM - 6 PM

Location: 1636 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20009 

 Closest Metro station -

Dupont Circle, Red Line, just two blocks away.


Please join us to celebrate spring and meet other Finns, Finnish Americans, and friends of Finland to socialize, exchange news, and share plans about visiting Finland. 


Most of us know Chef Mikko from when he served as the Executive Chef at the Finnish Embassy for 15 years. Since then, his restaurant has become familiar to many Nordic people as the place to enjoy authentic Scandinavian cuisine with a local twist. 

During this event, Chef Mikko offers us his culinary skills and Happy Hour-priced Finnish cocktails, other drinks, as well as small Finnish snacks.

Cheering Crowd

There is no advance payment for participation in the event - you pay at the restaurant for the drinks and snacks that you order. 

Space is limited.

We hope that all interested persons can be accommodated, but to be sure,

please register in advance by sending an email to FFNCC's  finlandiafoundationncc@gmail.com with the heading ‘Happy Hour.’

(This would also allow us to inform you directly in the unfortunate event that BA.2 Covid infections rise and we need to cancel the event.)

Event:  Amorphis North American Tour 2022 -- https://amorphis.net/home

Thursday May 12, 7pm

Location: Baltimore Soundstage             Tickets: baltimoresoundstage.com

"Rock and metal music have always been a haven for those who have bigger stories to tell; who have grander emotions to convey. For more than thirty years, Finnish figureheads Amorphis have done their best to carve their very own niche in heartfelt yet aggressive, melancholic yet soothing tunes. On “Halo”, their staggering fourteenth studio effort, the Fins underline their trailblazing status as one of the most original, culturally relevant and rewarding acts ever to emerge from the land of the thousand lakes.

In the past, mythology and legend took the role of today’s pop culture: Stories and a set of values uniting us by giving us a voice and a tapestry on which we can find each other and identify with something. By weaving the tales of Finnish national epos “Kalevala” into their songs and interpreting them in a timeless way, Amorphis combine the role of ancient minstrels and luminaries of the modern world, honouring tradition without getting stuck in the past." 

Note adapted from  https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/events/amorphis/

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Event: European Union Embassy Open House - Washington, DC

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Multiple locations. See for more information eeas.europa.eu

Tickets: Free 

"Everyday Happiness' is Finland's Theme for EU Open House 2022

What is Finnish everyday happiness made of? At this year’s EU Open House event, on Saturday May 14, the Finnish Embassy will display the building blocks of an ordinary but happy day in Finland, whether they include good food, music, nature or culture." 

Note adapted from finlandabroad.fi

Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Virtual Events

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Links from Finland for Current News and Information


If you want to read or even listen to daily and recent news from Finland in English, you could connect to the Internet link maintained by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio Oy, or “Yle.” By clicking on “Listen,” you can get the daily 4-minute broadcasts in English. If you have some Finnish, by clicking on “Easy Finnish,” you get the news with uncomplicated vocabulary (or in “selkosuomi” in Finnish).


Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC provides extensive information about  important things for Americans through the website Finland and United States of America. It includes such topics as current affairs, travel and services, and even a course in the Finnish language.

For Finns and dual citizens, a good source of information is Suomi Seura (Finland Society)

“The Finland Society is an expert on Finnish “expatriatism.” We have members almost in 60 countries. We offer counseling for those moving and living overseas or returning to Finland.

We publish the magazine Finland Bridge and provide information on current themes concerning expatriate Finns. The Finland Society’s task is to ensure that Finnish expatriates are taken into account in public debate and decision-making in Finland.

We distribute grants to Finnish expatriate communities and media.
Finland-Society has the Finnish Expatriate Parliament (FEP). Thanks to the FEP’s initiatives, we have reached goals such as dual citizenship and absentee voting for expatriate Finns. As a member of the Finland Society, you would receive many valuable benefits.”

Quick list of upcoming events

FFNCC at a Glance

Events organized by Finlandia Foundation NCC

Update in January 2022: in-person events are limited.

Events organized by Friends of FFNCC

To see events by other organizations,

click here to open Events by Friends of FFNCC page.



  • Founded in 1959 

  • Non-profit organization 

  • 250 members

  • Maintains Finnish & Finnish-American traditions   

  • Promotes Finnish culture

  • Organizes cultural & social activities  

  • Advances knowledge about Finland 

  • Provides grants & scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture