Be a part of this unique cultural and historic experience!

Highlights of the Baltic Centennial in Boston 2018 include a rousing opening concert at Boston Symphony Hall on Friday evening and a full weekend of activities at the Marriott Hotel in Copley Square and at the nearby Paramount Theater.

Take advantage of the Centennial events all weekend long, make new friends and visit with old ones in the heart of Boston at Copley Square, and celebrate your heritage and culture with generations to come!

Join us for single events, the entire day, or the whole weekend to honor the Baltic spirit and help us celebrate 100 years. Learn more about our multi-day ticket packages.

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Arrive Friday and stay through Sunday!

PROGRAM DETAILS: Click To View Locations with Google Maps

Friday, November 23, 2018

Marketplace 11 am - 6 pm (Marriott)
Art exhibit 11 am - 6 pm (Marriott)
Film festival 3 pm - 10 pm (Paramount Theater)
Folk dancing 1 pm - 4 pm (Marriott)
Speaker Series 1 pm - 4 pm (Marriott)
Opening Ceremonies and Baltic Concert 7 pm - 9:30 pm (Boston Symphony Hall)
[+ VIP Reception 6 pm -7pm ] (Symphony Hall)
Youth Reception 8 pm -12 am (Lithuanian Club)
Cocktail Reception 10 pm -12 am (Marriott)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Marketplace 11 am - 6 pm (Marriott)
Art exhibit 11 am - 6 pm (Marriott)
Film festival 10 am - 6 pm* (Paramount Theater)
Speaker Series 10 am - 12 noon (Marriott)
Boxed Lunch 12 noon - 2 pm (Marriott)
Keynote Speaker 12 noon - 1pm (Marriott)
Children’s Program 1 pm - 6 pm (Marriott)
Folk dancing 1pm - 2 pm (Marriott)
Baltic Choir & Folk Dance Concert 2 pm - 5 pm (Marriott)
Biru Bar 5 pm - 6 pm (Marriott)
Cocktail Hour 6 pm - 7 pm (Marriott)
Gala Banquet 7pm -12 am (Marriott)
Youth Dance 9 pm -12 am (Marriott)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ecumenical Church Service + Concert 12 am -1:30 pm (Lithuanian Church)
Lithuanian Church will also host a Catholic Mass 10:30 am -11:30 am
Baltic Brunch 2 pm - 4 pm (Lithuanian Church)
Film Festival 10 am -10 pm (Paramount Theater)
Samuel Bak - Pucker Gallery Art Exchibit 4 pm - 6 pm (Samuel Bak - Pucker Gallery) - Transportation from Church provided

Sponsored by the Lithuanian American Community, Inc. in collaboration with the Baltic American Society of New England, Inc. and in partnership with the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Communities of Greater Boston.

Concert series

Our concert series will include performances by musicians from the United States, Canada and the Baltic Nations.

We are proud to announce that one of our main stage groups is the highly acclaimed Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra (artistic director and conductor Donatas Katkus), widely known for its universality, professionalism, and artistic imagination not only in Lithuania but also abroad. The North American Latvian Quartet, Ilona Kudina on flute, Silvia Padegs Grendze on violin, Andra Voldins Dix on viola, and George Juris Ķeniņš on violoncello, will perform at the opening ceremony in addition to internationally acclaimed Estonian pianist Hando Nahkur.

Please continue to check this section for updates to these exciting music events.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018 7:00PM

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Speakers and panel discussions

Inspiring leaders and thinkers from the three Baltic nations will share their experiences on what is currently happening in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and talk about what we can expect to see develop in the coming years.

List of Speakers


Our Christmas Marketplace will showcase goods and crafts from all three Baltic countries and will provide early Christmas shopping with a unique northern European flair!

Participating Craftsmen & Marketers Application

Art exhibit

The Art Exhibit will showcase Modern Artwork by current artists from all three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

A historic art exhibit will also display our ethnic treasures expressing each of our Baltic cultural identities using paintings, metal, wood, pottery, glass, fabric, and fiber.

A traveling folk art exhibit of hundreds of "Latvian Mittens" from the Latvian Ethnographic Museum will showcase traditional knitting patterns. Likewise knitted Estonian lace will be on display and the techniques will be demonstrated.


Film festival

The Baltic Film Festival, a first in Boston, will present three days of the latest awardwinning films from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian directors. Feature films and documentaries will be available for viewing at nearby Emerson College's Paramount Theater.

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Traveling exhibit

The Estonian Republic 100 Exhibition will travel to Boston and will be on display at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in November and December 2018. The installation, designed by the architectural firm KOKO will display an overview of Estonian history, culture, and people during the last 100 years. Boston will be its last stop as it travels through North America and the EU in 2018.

Exhibition Information

Childrens Program

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