Board of Estonian House

History, Board, Contacts, Forms, Prices
Eesti keeles

Board of Dirctors and members

The Board members are elected by the General Meeting.

Board of Directors

Carl Skonberg
President
carl.skonberg@verizon.net
Liisi Fletcher
Vice President
liisi.fletcher@gmail.com
Kaarel Laev
Trasurer
klaev@nyc.rr.com
Eve Saar Kiil
Assictance Treasurer
eve.saar@gmail.com
Tiina Järver
Secretary
tjarver@optonline.net
Toomas Sõrra
Assistance Secretary
toomasmd@aol.com
Argo Paumere
Repairs & Maintenance
argopaumere@yahoo.com
Martin Vahtra
Construction Projects
mvahtra@projectsda.com
Kairi Künka
Counselor
Kairi.Kunka@mfa.ee

Council of Elders

Marianne Vanaselja
Ivi Tamm
Peeter Teedla
Virve Vaher
Eha Brownell

Commitee of Auditors

Andrus Aasmaa  
Arno Puskar  
Markus Vaska

EES Staff

Kadri Sepp - Manager
Helen Vilta - Superintendent 
Riina Sõrra - Website
Bartender-
Kitchen -

Office in Estonian House

Kärt Ulman - Free Estonian Word Newspaper

Office Hours

Monday - closed
Tuesday -  9.30 - 5.30
Wedneday - 9.30 - 5.30
Thursday- 9.30 - 5.30
Friday - 9.30 - 5.30
Saturday - closed
Sunday- closed
Room rental prices

Great Hall: $600
Blue Hall: $400
Fireplace Room: $200
Café and Bar: $400
Kitchen: $400
Lobby: $125
Ernst Jaakson Room: $500
Entire House: $2,400

Members have premises rental rates lower. Ask for discounts. Download the price list here:

Why Join the NYEES Membership

Joining the New York Estonian Educational Society will provide you with discounted admission to events at the NY Estonian House.
You can also rent facilities at the House at a discounted price
Get membership discounts at the bar and restaurant when they are available.

You are always welcome at the NY Estonian House!

From our Big Calendar you can see more upcoming events:

Membership Form

Only persons with at least one parent who is estonian or a spouse who is estonian are eligable to become Members of the Society.

membership dues

EES member must pay memebrship fee once in year.
Only persons with at least one parent who is estonian or a spouse who is estonian are eligable to become Members of the Society.

Accosiate membership

Everyone can apply for Associate Member, and she/he has the right to speak at Society meeting but may not vote.

pay here

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You can link your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card to your PayPal account and use it to send money or pay for things.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations and membership dues are tax deductible.

Support us

Together, we can create an even stronger community. With your donations, the NYEES can continue to keep the New York Estonian House alive -a place for Estonians from the world over who visit New York, as well as our local Estonians.
We can continue our traditional events including the Estonian School and Choirs, but we need your financial help to keep all of this working.

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History

How It Started.

The Estonian Educational Society of New York (New York Estonian House) was established on December 7, 1929. On that day, the first joint meeting was held with the participation of representatives of Estonian organizations thinking nationally and wishing to act for the benefit of Estonians.

Participants were: representatives of the Estonian Society "Edu", "American Estonian Music Club", "Estonian American Athletics Club", and "Estonian Club of New York".

The original act was signed by 77 representatives and was renamed "United Estonian Society". The first regular meeting was held on January 19, 1930 at the Finnish House on 5th Avenue. On August 7, 1930, a special meeting was convened, and a new name was created for the group: “The New York Estonian Educational Society”, in an effort to purchase a building and minimize the tax implications of a private purchase – the Society established its headquarters at 310 Lenox Avenue in Harlem.

In the fall of 1938, the Society moved to bigger quarters in Harlem at 5 East 125th Street. In 1943, Estonian Educational Society, Inc. was formed to facilitate the purchase of an appropriate property for the Society – the building at 243 East 34th Street was then purchased for $25,000.- in 1946, and the Society was able to have its Annual Meeting in its own building in1947.
The influx of Estonian refugees after World War II brought many more Estonians into the Society, and the Estonian House became a very active center for Estonian activity in New York.

In 1950, the Society purchased a large piece of land in Long Island, which was subsequently developed by local Estonians – buildings, a pool and a sports facility were built, and this became the summer camp for local Estonian children.
Since then, the Society has served as the center and focal point of Estonian activity in New York.

previous chairmen of the board

The Estonian Educational Society of New York (New York Estonian House) was established on December 7, 1929. On that day, the first joint meeting was held with the participation of representatives of Estonian organizations thinking nationally and wishing to act for the benefit of Estonians. Participants were: representatives of the Estonian Society "Edu", "American Estonian Music Club", "Estonian American Athletics Club", and "Estonian Club of New York".
The original act was signed by 77 representatives and was renamed "United Estonian Society".The first regular meeting was held on January 19, 1930 at the Finnish House on 5th Avenue.

66 years ago

Nostalgiline New Yorgi Eesti Maja 34-ndal tänaval on olnud eestlaste käes juba üle poole sajandi. Selle aja sisse mahub piisavalt pikk ajalugu ning hulk mälestusi. Paljude sõjapõgenike e. pagulaseestlaste ja nende järglaste nooruspõlv on just siin möödunud ning enamike sõprus ja tutvus on NY Eesti Majast alguse saanud.

The 1899 Civic Club
243 East 34th Street

Frederick Norton Goddard was not like his peers in the glittering, gilded social circles of New York in the 1890s. When Goddard’s father, J. W. Goddard died he left an estate of approximately $12 million to be divided between his two sons.

History and background

New Yorgi Eesti Maja ehitise informatsioon.

Collection of Board over the years

Memories are sweet, cherish it.
Haridusseltsi koosolek 2020
HS uus ja vana koosseis 2021