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Sunset in the Woods

It’s time to renew your membership!

The FFNCC Membership year is January to December.

Our bylaws state that 2023 dues should be paid between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15.

Dues are: Family $25 / Individual $20 / Student $15

Click here for Payment Options 

Thank you for your support and continued participation.

Dues from people like you help ensure that

we remain strong for the future and can continue and expand out programming.

Thank you to those of you who have already paid your 2023 dues!

Event:       FFNCC Pizza and Movie Night ; “Road North” 

When:       Saturday, February 25th, 5:30pm

Location:  The Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

                 6201 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA

                 Closest Metro station - East Falls Church, Orange Line

Tickets:    Tickets at the door will be

                 $10.00 for members 

                 $15.00 for non-members  

                Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

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Starring Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Mari Perankoski, Irina Björkland and Peter Franzén; and directed by Mika Kaurismäki. The film tells the story of a father who had abandoned his family, surprising his concert pianist son after 35 years of absence—and the getting-to-know-you adventures they experience during the road trip they embark on. 


For a description of the film, go to

You can find a review at


The film is rated 18+.

Event:  Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter's Annual Kalevala Day Celebration  

When:  Friday, March 17th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

LocationEmbassy of Finland 

3301 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC 20008

Concert, Dinner, and Silent Auction


Tickets: Sold Out! $60 per person 

Limited number of tickets available!  


Payment required COB Tuesday March 14.

The Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year

Ida Metsberg will be performing

About the performer: Ida was born in Finland and is now at home in New York City. She’s from a family of musicians, and began studying classical piano at seven. She has a background in musical theater; her professional career in performing began with the role of Martha Cox in High School Musical for Helsinki City Theatre in 2008. Ida graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, but while studying musical theater, a composition class helped her to realize that she wanted to focus on telling her own stories through her own music.

Ida blends pop and folk with intelligent, thoughtful structure and lyrics that are honest and resonate with audiences, whether she is singing about life, love, family, heartbreak, joy or every day observations and experiences. 

Ida has performed all over New York City, including at well-established venues such as Webster Hall, Caffe Vivaldi, Rockwood Music Hall, Bar9, Kasteli Café, Shrine and Silvana. She has completed a residency at Silvana in Harlem, and has a monthly children’s singalong at Scandinavia House in Manhattan.

Concert, Dinner, and Silent Auction

Vegetarian option available

if requested by March 14 at

Quick list of upcoming events

FFNCC at a Glance


Upcoming Events in 2023

Stay tuned!

  • 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

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