Boston Finns is an unofficial group of Finns, their families, au pairs, friends etc. who are living, are planning to live or have lived in the Greater Boston area at some point. BostonFinns has an active mailing list where you can receive information about Finnish events, food, books, and logistics like moving to and from Finland/USA. It's also a good place to find and organize new unofficial subgroups for any purpose, e.g. a book club, children's playdate group, au pairs (au pair organizations also bring people together), scuba divers, or just find some company for a hike or a cup of coffee. Join the BostonFinns Online Community today through the BostonFinns community site at Yahoo.

Organizations in the Boston area:

Cultural Groups

  • Finlandia Foundation Boston (FFB) is a Boston area chapter of Finlandia Foundation National (FFN). Among other things FFB organizes a Finnish School of New England (see below), monthly events with interesting speakers, music and other presentations, as well as parties on some holidays. FFB also participates in reviewing scholarship applicants. Most meetings at held in Scandinavian Living Center in Newton.

  • Uuden Englannin Suomi Koulu / Finnish School of New England runs biweekly (twice monthly) classes for children, as well as a Cafe, at the Waldorf School in Lexington MA. You can also follow Suomi Koulu activity on Facebook)

  • The Finnish Center at Saima Park (FCSB) is a gathering place for many Finns for festivals, cultural events, dances, sports events etc. in Fitchburg. Once a year usually in September they have a Suomi tori where you can buy Finnish and Scandinavian food, bakeries, candy, books, clothes, glassware and other items.

  • The Knights and Ladies of Kaleva is a society (established in 1915, Massachusetts) whose aim and purpose is to help preserve the high ideals and what is best in Finnish culture. They are seeking new members, so get in touch! They also offer a beautiful waterfront lodge for rent to the public, for weddings and other large events.

  • The Finnish Lutheran Congregation includes Boston as part of the New York Finnish congregation. Occasional Finnish-language services are arranged in the Boston area.

  • The Finnish Expatriate Parliament is a cooperative forum and promoter of interests for Finns living abroad. Boston belongs to USA and Latin America region.

  • The Nordic calendar provides Information about Scandinavian/Nordic groups and events in New England and broader USA.


About Finland

Learning Finnish

Boston area has several possibilities for exploring Finnish language and culture:

Finnish/American Media

Last updated January 2018