An exclusive performance by We Are Family (WAF) Choir at the Immanuel Lutheran Church featuring European-known soloists and performers.
An exclusive performance by four choirs, US East Coast Estonian Choir, Children's Choir "Laulurõõm", Estonian Children's Choir "Mariel", and Estonian Mixed Choir.
Children's Program ft. Piret Raud, Kätlin Vainola workshop, entertrainment, and an animated movie screening
Children's program will be taking place during the theater performance.
Length: 3.5h; 2 x 20 min intermissions
Lecture by Priit Vesilind and presentation of the book "Estonians in America - 1945-1995, Exiles in a Land of Promise"
The presentation will examine the background of this project, the difficulties of delivering it, and the value it should have for Estonians-Americans, academics, and many others interested in Baltic peoples.
Is the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) not only in dialogue with a history of the finest works of architecture, but also with the medieval architecture of his the birthplace, the island of Saaremaa? Art historian Heie Treier will introduce her latest research which is based on the above assumption. She will make use of the work of the architectural photographer Arne Maasik, who has spent a decade photographing Kahn’s buildings in the United States, Bangladesh, and India, in comparison to Saaremaa’s medieval architecture.
WAF Choir presents a unique concert "WAF through time" with all time star singers and exclusive reveal of the innocence the music's new songs.
Estonian Cultural Days of New York in association with the Estonian Ministry of Culture invites everyone to the opening reception and a short musical welcome by festival artists.
“Chasing Ponies/Ameerika Suvi” is a road movie about life. It is loosely based on the adventures of real Eastern European university students selling books door to door in United States. This movie touches us all, as summer work in the US has become something of a phenomenon among students in Europe – everyone knows someone who has spent a summer in USA – some experiences good, some not so good, each a story in it’s own right.
Aleksander, an old gentleman, maintains a blooming garden surrounding his old house in a sleepy resort town. Karl, his grandson, spends the summer with him and learns about the ways of the nature. Together with autumn rains arrives Aleksander's daughter Marju, who hopes to inherit the old man's house, tear it down and put up a guesthouse on the lot instead.