New York – May 03 2007

Joint Nordic Night at Arena

NO RSVP is required due to our server maintenance, (rsvps are greatly appreciated though). You can also email to newyork@eurocircle.com your names & country of origins (for NON-MEMBERS only). Membership is free. Everyone is welcome tonight!

DRESS CODE: Chic but relaxed recommended

About Nordic Night:
7:00 pm doors open
7 pm to 10 pm Finland Center sells Raffle tickets
(check their table for information on all countries/raffleprices)
7:30/8 pm Fashion show (depends how the models get there)
7 pm to midnight DJs Palamuth and Tossun play lots of dfferent kind of music from Nordic tunes (Abba, Roxette etc) to today’s international dance music while we play multiple DVDs on the screen from Nordic countries (mute of course)
at midnight another DJ takes over!

RAFFLE PRIZES ($5 per ticket + all donations to Finland Center, 501C charity)include:
A fall/spring weekend at Lapland Lake resort (in the Adirondacks
$50 gift certificate from Aspasia Books
A set of 3 CD’s of Finnish music
Kalevala Koru (designer jewelry from Finland)
Lumene cosmetics
2 medium size Aalto bowls
1 set of Marimekko housewares
EXEL poles for Nordic Walking (sauvakavely in Finnish)

WHAT & WHY: dancing, mingling, meeting people (soem call it “networking”) from allover the world but especially from Nordic countries tonight and learning positive “tidbits” about the 5 Nordic countries in a casual & fun athmosphere. You do NOT have to be European to attend but we hope you walk away feeling you know something about 5 NORDIC COUNTRIES and appreciate them after the night. View more pictures from ARENA !

Skål! Or KIPPIS in Finnish! Let’s bring our glasses together for all things Nordic. Bring all your friends and rock out to some well-known Nordic tunes like Abba but most of the evening to great international dance music..selected by our two European DJs Palamuth and Tossun (a.k.a Jack & Murat)

In association with

Scandinavia House, www.Scandinaviahouse.org
Danish-American Chamber of Commerce
American Scandinavian Society, Lisa Halpern
Finland Center, www.finlandcenter.org, Eva Kelly
Finlandia Foundation Metropolitan Chapter, Petra Tabry
Finnish & American Women’s Network (FAWN, www.fawnet.org
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce New York, www.facc-ny.com
Young Associates of FACC, www.facc-ny.com, Tuula Vartiainen
Young Associates, Norway, Ole Johan Gillebo
Young Professionals, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
Agneta Eckemyr, Agneta Eckemyr Design, Sweden

PHOTOGRAPHY: Portugal, Jorge Silva from www.cornerstonepic.com

This event is the perfect warm-up (after Vappu or “vappen” on May 1) for many upcoming Nordic events i.e:
May 6, River Cruise on the Hudson with the American Scandinavian Society
17th of May in New York in conjunction with the Norwegian Constitution Day

If you are curious to read what is stereotyped as “Finnish” or “Swedish”, login and go to our forums. Especially if you a Nordic person you may get a kick out of it! AND, we think you all should really check out how to
www.GoScandinavia.com!

Mini-Fashion show early during the evening by AGNETA ECKEMYR, her designs are sold @ Alskling Boutique, 228 Columbus Ave. (West 70th-71st. Agneta is Swedish, actress/former model/designer and will be present herself so you will have a chance to talk to her in person and ask questions.

Learn about the incredible Nordic Nights in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland
Dancing

PRODUCT SPPONSORS:
FINLANDIA CHEESE, www.FinlandiaCheese.com! You have the pleasure to sample Oltermanni and Black label Swiss Cheeses from Finlandia!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUTHENTIC NORDIC MEAL:
Bring EuroCircle (this May 3rd event) email with you to one of the 3 Smorgaschef locations in Manhattan and you will get a FREE DESSERT. Reservation is REQUIRED and as usual this offer can NOT be combined with any other offers!

http://www.smorgaschef.com/!

FAZER chocolates – the “best kept secret” for chocolate lovers in the world!

LUMENE – the leader of Nordic beauty and hygiene, www.lumene.com! British Vogue’s choice 2007: Lumene Vitamin+ Radiant C-Energy Age-Defying Intensive Care is the Finnish cult beauty product. Only Russia, Australia, Korea, Japan, China, India and the USA made it into British Vogue’s article on Global Beauty in March 2007.

COMPLIMENTARY LUMENE PRODUCTS for ladies (retail value total $35-40)

You must be 21 years of age or older.

MUSIC
Pop and Rock

Did you know that relative to the size of its population, Sweden ranks third in the world after the US and the UK as a music-exporting nation.

From ABBA to Neneh Cherry to the Cardigans to the Hives, Swedish pop artists have a long history of international success and continue to seduce audiences around the world. Some Swedes making recent pop headlines include Dungen, The Knife, The Sounds, The Ark, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Sahara Hotnights, The Concretes, Robyn, Jens Lekman, José Gonzalez, Love Is All, Vapnet, El Perro del Mar, Teddybears, Marit Bergman, I’m From Barcelona and Loney, Dear.

Norway had Aha…Iceland has Bjork, Denmark…hmm, we don’t know, Finland (Lordi won EuroVision song contest) doesn’t really do too well in this area. Her success is more with today’s great opera singers like Karita Mattila and conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Literature
Sweden: The Nobel Prize in Literature, playwright August Strindberg, and children’s author Astrid Lindgren have all contributed to a vibrant literary legacy in Sweden, one which continues to grow and evolve

Finland: Mika Waltari – Sinuhe
Norway: The dramatist Henrik Wergeland was the most influential author of the 19th century while the later works of Henrik Ibsen were to earn Norway an influential place in Western European literature. In the 20th century notable Norwegian writers include the two Nobel Prize winning authors Knut Hamsun and Sigrid Undset.

Denmark: Danish literature is the subset of Scandinavian literature composed in Denmark or by Danish people. Its history stretches from the Middle Ages into modern times and includes authors such as Saxo Grammaticus, Søren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen.

Iceland: In the early twentieth century, many writers started to write in Danish, among them even some really noteworthy, like Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889-1975), one of the best-known and most translated Icelandic authors, considered a master in characterisation. However, the best-known Icelandic author is Halldór Laxness (1902-98), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955, author of several articles, essays, poems, short stories and novels, like the best known Expressionist works Independent People, Salka Valka and Iceland’s Bell.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUTHENTIC NORDIC MEAL:
Bring EuroCircle (this May 3rd event) email with you to one of the 3 SMORGASCHEF CHEF locations in Manhattan and you will get a FREE DESSERT.
Reservation is REQUIRED and as usual this offer can NOT be combined with any other offers!
http://www.smorgaschef.com OR if you are not a dessert person there is a chance for the FIRST TIME customers only to enjoy a FREE bottle of wine, check out their site for that offer!