Lakewood Estonian House in NJ Marks 70 Years

Lakewood Estonian House in Jackson, NJ (Photo via Vaba Eesti Sõna)

Lakewood Estonian House in Jackson, NJ (Photo via Vaba Eesti Sõna)

The Lakewood Estonian House in New Jersey, located some 65 miles south of New York City, celebrates 70 years of keeping intact a culture from a land thousands of miles away in northern Europe. The significance of this platinum anniversary, writes Andres Simonson in Vaba Eesti Sõna, “is elemental, for just like platinum, Estonians are rare, strong, and of course, sometimes dense.”

Through the decades, the house has staged Christmas pageants with visitors enjoying verivorstid (blood sausage), marked Jaanipäev (St. John’s Day, one of the most important holidays in Estonia), and provided community members a space to nosh on open-face sandwiches with dill on Friday nights.

On Sept. 2 and 3, Lakewood Estonian House will organize a proper celebration under the name Tulge Koju (Come Home). Go to Vaba Eesti Sõna for details on what tournaments, performances and activities will honor seven decades of preserving Estonian culture in a New Jersey enclave.

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