YOU are invited! The Connecticut Estonian Society hosts a celebration of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to mark the nations’ 30th anniversary of restored independence after Soviet occupation. Join us for a fun-filled and Baltic -celebration at this outdoor venue – rain or shine! A melding of the old and the new. While we celebrate, we will be sure to remember that our peoples’ freedom was hard-won, and we must continue to stand for our cultures, our communities, and our rightful place on the world map.
Join us for a pig roast and picnic, with daytime program featuring greetings from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian representatives, guest speaker Bradley Woodworth of Baltic Studies Program at Yale University, and much more. The buffet will include Pig Roast and ethnic dishes, something for everyone. Evening program begins around ~ 6:30 pm, with a live folk music by talents Valev Laube (violin) and Charlie Rauh (guitar), and also a beautiful performance by Estonian choreographer/dancer Diina Tamm from Estonia/NYC. We look forward to local musicians and groups to step up to the open mic, or just chime in by the fire. All are welcome. The evening simman (village-style dance) promises to be fun for participants and observers alike, and will be followed by a night-long bonfire with singing, dancing, smore’s and more. Plenty of opportunity to mingle, play volleyball, socialize, games and crafts for children, reminiscing and planning, camping under the stars, or exploring the nature-filled Estonian grounds. Overnight is encouraged; camping chairs are suggested (tables and seating also provided). For those who would like to adventure on the grounds lower level for a hike or visit to the river, remember to bring suitable footwear for river walking.
$25 Gate fee covers admission and dinner. BYOB/ $15 (under 18) Donations welcomed.
Elagu Eesti Vabariik!
1 *203) 464-3946