International Holiday Party @ Jewel Thief Nomad

It’s the season for gathering and revelry!

Our annual holiday party takes place at this brand new NOMAD hotspot called JEWEL THIEF.

Say “EUROCIRCLE” at the door for complimentary admission for you and your guests.

** NYC requires under the current Covid-19mandate everyone to have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to be allowed inside.**

Attire: Holiday Chic

If you show up in a holiday color or some sparkly, you’ll look even more fabulous!

Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier! You don’t have to be EuroCircle member!

It’s Christmas / Holidays – time for goodwill and celebration with your community, friends and family. We know many international people do not have any family in NYC and the trips around the holidays are stressful & costly.
Not to mention the extra stress all Covid-19 rules add!! Sigh …oh well, let’s all have a merry night!!!

Drink special: $13 glass of wine


Anna Spiewak
Gwendaline Mazzara
Sherry Mila
Valeria Khmelnitsy


Diamonds of the First Snow Concert

*Starting a tradition, annual concert for Finnish-American Performers*

Finlandia Foundation is excited to invite you to this concert, which is first of its kind.
They started planning it before the pandemic, so needless to say they are happy to finally bring it to their audience: “Diamonds of the First Snow”.

Please come join us to get together and celebrate Finnish American pop-music at the heart of NYC at the Estonian House.

Johanna Telander, Eeppi Ursin, Petra Jasmiina and Jonna Christensen.
Band consists of: Christopher Telander, Markus Kaitila, Jakob Dreyer and Beza Gebre.

Finlandia a Foundation NY Metropolitan Chapter happily extends the invitation to our friends at EuroCircle to come attend the concert at the discounted membership rate of $20.
All who wish to attend can buy their tickets on line at the discounted rate at eventbrite (for EuroCircle), or simply buy them at the door by letting us know they are with EuroCircle.
**Please be advised all who attend must have proof of Covid-vaccination. ****

Cash bar downstairs – come earlier so you have time to mingle & meet new people.

Some of you may recognize many of the performers as they have hosted some of our EuroCircle New York events


Reminder: All participants have to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to enter. Please bring a valid vaccination record card or a Covid-19 vaccination pass. It will be checked at the door.


Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter is one of the foremost organizations to further cultural and educational exchange between the United States and Finland. Founded in April 12, 1954 by Reino Aarnio, Jean Pellinen, Britta Simpson and Raymond K. Luomanen as a 501c3 corporation, this foundation is a chapter of Finlandia Foundation® National which, along with its network of chapters and affiliates across United States, is the most important private source of support for Finnish culture in the United States.
Our mission is to sustain both Finnish-American culture in the New York tri-state area and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships, initiating innovative national programs, and encouraging a vast network of advocates.

By collaborating with Finlandia Foundation National and the extended network of local chapters throughout the United States, our hope is that we inspire and strengthen the Finnish-American community in the tri-state area — strengthening cultural identity in this wonderfully diverse nation for years to come.

EuroCircle’s Nordic Night at Somewhere Nowhere NYC

EuroCircle cordially invites you to our NORDIC NIGHT in celebration of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. Enjoy with us the best views Manhattan has to offer.

Somewhere Nowhere NYC, a two-level indoor and outdoor venue, sits at the top of the new Marriott Renaissance Chelsea Hotel located at 112 West 25th Street, 38th/39th floor. Somewhere Nowhere offers guests a unique escape from the busy streets and sounds of New York without having to leave the city.

***Mention “EUROCIRCLE” at the door for complimentary admission for you and your guests.***

Please remember that all NYC venues are required to check proof of vaccination / ID – they have no choice.


Danes in NYC , Dennis Schindler-Thomsen

Danes in NYC has existed since 2009 and the goals has since the beginning been to gather Danes in The Greater New York area to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere at networking events. Dennis Schindler-Thomsen ), Lars Eeg, Anders Krog and a few other Danes have run the group for many years.


Jonna Christensen: a singer, songwriter and a mental health advocate from Finland. She released 3 albums with Sony Music as the artist “Jonna” and paved the way for a new era of pop music in Finland. Jonna crowdfunded and released her 4th album “Sound Mind” in 2015 and embarked on a mission to raise mental health awareness through her music. Since moving to NYC in 2017, Jonna has been performing at various charity events in order to help raise money for the cause.

Oskari Nurminen: Finnish composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of projects as a composer, songwriter, producer, mix engineer, and instrumentalist. Besides his work as a music creator, he also teaches as part of the adjunct faculty in the Songwriting program at NYU Steinhardt.


NACC Young Associates: Ewa Staworsynska, the President of the Young Associates


Lisa Sandberg: a native Swede who spent the last few years studying in New York. In May 2021 she graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Before her time in New York, Lisa lived in Norway and Australia where she worked in the hotel industry. She is an animal lover and always wants to talk about her dogs, Baby Groot and Rocket.

Sherry Mila, EuroCircle Trip Coordinator

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EuroCircle’s Sunset Seduction Party @ Somewhere Nowhere NYC

EuroCircle cordially invites you to a summer dance and social in celebration of the end of summer approaching quickly.
Join us to enjoy the best sunset views Manhattan has to offer.
**Please mention you are guests of EuroCircle at the door for complimentary admission for You and your guests***

Somewhere Nowhere NYC, a two-level indoor and outdoor venue, sits at the top of the new Marriott Renaissance Chelsea Hotel
located at 112 West 25th Street, 38th/39th floor.
Somewhere Nowhere offers guests a unique escape from the busy streets and sounds of New York without having to leave the city.

EHA URBSALU, Founder of Viking Beauty Secrets
VALEV LAUBE, Founder of The VL Studios

Please arrive early to receive a complimentary gift bag by Viking Beauty Secrets and exchange beauty tips with the founder of Viking Beauty Secrets, Eha Urbsalu. Viking Beauty Secrets is a prominent skincare & lifestyle brand producing certified organic products with environmental and social causes in mind.
The company is founded by a former Miss Estonia/Supermodel of the USSR and the Supermodel of the World finalist Eha Urbsalu.

This fall EuroCircle is happy to celebrate its 10th Annual Trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Sherry Mila.
Our members will be joining Sherry Mila from all over the world to climb volcanoes, explore remote islands and enjoy the nature and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
Register your attendance on, our Eventbrite, or Facebook pages, and mention “EUROCIRCLE” at the door for complimentary admission for you & your guests.

Nordic Midsummer Social in NYC – Celebration with EuroCircle

EuroCircle & The VL Studios are happy to present our first joint Welcome Back NYC/Nordic Midsummer social event celebrating the reopening of New York City with leading professionals at the historic New York Estonian House.
Join us between 6PM-11PM for happy hour cocktails, handmade drinks, and European beer, as well as receive a tour of the historic Estonian House. The Estonian has a long and distinguished heritage tied into the evolution of the east side of Manhattan.
The venue is one of New York City’s architecture treasures featuring historically preserved interior and mostly unchanged exterior since it was built. The house was formerly a civic club, a French Beaux-Arts style, designed by Thomas A. Gray in 1898. The landmark building stayed in the original owner’s family until the Estonian Educational Society, Inc. purchased it in 1946. Today the space houses several Estonian organizations across its four floors. The first and second floors feature a lobby, bar & restaurant, Billiard Room, The Great Hall, and the Blue Room.
Learn more about the venue at
Join us for free networking & social event to get to know and reconnect with fellow Europeans and friends of Europe in New York City.
Special happy hour cocktails available from 6-9pm, European beer & custom drinks available all night.

Valev Laube (Multimedia Designer & Branding Specialist); The VL Studios – Estonia 🇪🇪
Eeppi Ursin (Singer, Songwriter, Pianist) – Finland 🇫🇮

Ethan Hawke discussion with Radu Ciorniciuc, Director of Acasa, My Home documentary

Message from Ethan Hawke:

Dear  Alex Fund supporters and friends,

While on the jury of the Sundance Film Festival this year, I saw Acasa, My Home, a new documentary from Romania; it was simply staggering.

I was not surprised that it won the Jury Prize for cinematography, as it was astonishingly beautiful – as if Terrence Malick went to Bucharest. Naturally, I was drawn to the film because I have gotten to know Romania through my mother’s work there, as well as through my own participation in The Alex Fund. It revealed a part of Bucharest I never knew existed. It also exquisitely captures the struggle between having an independent, authentic life and surviving in society, something I believe we can all relate to. I really look forward to revisiting the film, and having the opportunity to talk about it with the filmmaker, Radu Ciorniciuc.

I encourage you to sign up to see this extraordinary, prescient film – about how we interact with nature – next week, and I hope you will join our discussion on Thursday, May 7th at 9 pm EST (8 pm CST). Feel free to call Wendy Kahn (917-622-2542) if you need help getting started.

Ethan Hawke invites you to an exclusive screening of Acasa poster directed by Radu Ciorniciuc

Watch the film at your convenience from May 5 – 7, 2020

Join Ethan Hawke in his living room (from the privacy of your own) at 9 pm EDT Thursday, May 7 for Ethan’s discussion with the director & realtime questions from viewers

Watch the trailer here: ACASA

Your tax-deductible donation to this event will provide emergency aid to Romania’s most vulnerable families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Please make a minimum donation of $25 to get your access codes to the film and discussion.


For more information, contact Wendy Kahn 917-622-2542 OR contact

New York – Feb 21 2020


EuroCircle is happy to present our next European social event honoring Random Acts of Kindness week (Feb 16-23) & reconnecting our fellow friends and members of the community.

Join us for cocktails at one of New York’s most beautiful locations.
Mention “EUROCIRCLE” at the door to receive a wristband for the drink special.

Valev Laube, The VL Studios (Estonia, also Happy Birthday! 🎉)
Miriam Vakhitova, UN Development Programme (Russia)


Look for the birthday guy!!!

New York – Jan 24 2020

EuroCircle’s Winter Wonderland Party

** Everyone must say “EUROCIRCLE” at the door to receive a wristband for our drink special. ***
In addition, it is easier to recognize the fellow EuroCircle members with the recognizable wristband.

6 pm to 11 pm

$10 Vodka special

Your Hosts are:

Sherry Mila, Serbia. Sherry runs Eurocircle Philly and Eurocircle Travels Around the World. Ask her about our next group trip.

Anette Isabella Nilsen, Head Of Digital at GRADIENT Experiential, Norway/Finland

Tanya Bulgarian Rose, guess where she is from? Tanya is an ecommerce entrepreneour and social media expert.

Nanchka Ngu, Vietnam. A graphic designer with a passion for exotic cooking, “Nancy” is a recent transplant to NYC and we look forward to her cohosting more parties.

New York – Dec 20 2019

Holiday Party at PHD Downtown

*** Everyone must say “EUROCIRCLE” at the door to receive a wristband for our drink special. ***

EuroCircle and The VL Studios are happy to present the Annual Holiday Party at one of New York’s most popular downtown locations.

Valev Laube, Co-Founder of The VL Studios (
Eha Urbsalu, Founder of Viking Beauty Secrets (
Johanna Kristiina Telander, Actor/Singer/Composer, Finland ( )
Amy Bliss, Founder of The Warrior Core (

$10 Tito’s vodka mixed drink special from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM for all EuroCircle guests (via the wristband) TBA

Look for reserved table for EuroCircle hosts. If you do not find it as it may be packed, ask the manager.

Please note there is no PROFESSIONAL photography allowed at all, in any way shape or form. You are allowed to use iPhone, iPad etc but no professional equipment.

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New York – Oct 10 2919

Business Networking with Nordic & Baltic Professionals

Date: Thursday, Octover 10 2019 6 pm to 11 pm

This event is organized cooperation with The VL Studios featuring professionals from the Nordic and Baltic region of Northern Europe.

Please say “Eurocircle” at the door – all guests will be given a wristband for the drink special

· Reserved table on the South Side for the EuroCircle Host – go tere

· $10 vodka drink special from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM for all Eurocircle guests (via the wristband)


Malena Belafonte, Malena Belafonte & Pink Pirate Agency (Denmark)
Marianne Halvorsen (Norway)
Valev Laube, The VL Studios (Estonia)
Heli Sirviö, Columbia University Faculty, (Finland)
Eha Urbsalu, Viking Beauty Secrets (Estonia)
Rene Eskengren, (Sweden)