Diverse Estonian culture brought hundreds of viewers to New York
The New York Estonian community celebrated its 47th Estonian Cultural Days, April 5th-9th in the heart of Manhattan. Concerts, theater performances and lectures took place across three venues - the New York Estonian House, Scandinavia House, and Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The idea of the Estonian Cultural Days is to ensure that the Estonian population in New York retains their sense of culture and heritage. “In addition to bringing some of the most impressive and relevant performers from Estonia to New York City, we also wanted to pay special tribute to the 47-year-old tradition of holding cultural days in New York” said Kadri Napritson Acuna, “We’re also aiming to bring more attention to the contributions that Estonian-Americans have made to the Estonian culture and the unique stories that this community embodies”.
Back in January the executive director Kadri Napritson Acuna and the creative director Valev Laube revealed this year’s lineup of performers, including many well-known artists and musicians like Ott Lepland, Tanja Mihhailova, La La Ladies, Liis Lemsalu, We Are Family (WAF) choir, Tallinn City Theatre, Jaanika Peerna and many others.
This year's event was visited by hundreds of viewers. The Saturday evening concert "Ott Lepland & Tanja Mihhailova in NYC" brought around 120 viewers to the New York Estonian House and approximately 170 people visited the same venue throughout the day. The grand final church concert series was visited by almost 200 viewers from all around the New York City area.