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The 67th Lakewood Eesti Mängud

Lakewood Estonian House

The 67th Lakewood Eesti Mängud are organized by Eesti Spordiliit USA-s

Lakewood, NJ, on July 30 - August 1, 2021.

The schedule follows - more detailed information to be updated in the coming weeks.

Bowling and swimming competitions will not take place this year.

Friday, July 30th

• 13:00 p.l.- Golf competitions for groups 10 minutes apart Lakewood CC, Andrus Ers(aers@optonline.com). Prices with vehicle are $ 65. Registration until July 26

Saturday, July 31

• 10:00 e.l. – Youth Track & Field competition Tarmo Pallop(drunkesto@aol.com), Jackson Liberty High  School Stadium, new school across the road from Lakewood Estonian House

• 10:00 e.l. - 5K Run (magnus.skonberg@gmail.com, Jackson Liberty High School

• 10:45 e.l. - Masters track competition Magnus Skonberg (magnus.skonberg@gmail.com) Jackson Liberty High School

• 10:45 e.l. - Tennis Jackson Liberty High School, Arden Ashford(ardenashford@gmail.com) (registration until July 23)

• 11:00 e.l. - Volleyball Lakewood Estonian House(carl.erik91@gmail.com)

• 11:00 e.l. - Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and kitchen open until the evening

• 14:00 p.l. - Chess tournament Lakewood Estonian House, Siim Vanaselja (vanaselja@gmail.com)

• 17:30 p.l. - Volleyball exhibition match, Lakewood Estonian House Carl-Erik Skonberg (carl.erik91@gmail.com)

• 19:30 p.l. - Defile and entertainment, performance by Urmas Kärner and group songs

• 22:30 p.l. - Music, dancing, getting together

Sunday,August 1:

“Family Dayand Sunbathing” on Jenkinson Beach, Jenkinsons North - Point Pleasant.

Admission Prices


On Saturday - $20 - admission (18-64 years old), free 17 yrs. and younger, $10 - 65 a.+

Donations for the benefit of the Estonian Sports Association are welcome!

Tent site for the weekend - $20

Driving directions: to Lakewood Estonian House

Lakewood Estonian House:  4 Cross St, Jackson, NJ

Jackson Liberty High School:  125 North Chapel Hill Road Jackson, NJ

Lakewood Country Club: 145 country club drive Lakewood, NJ

Jenkinson’s Beach: Boardwalk Point Pleasant, NJ

If you want to advertise your business, please contact Tarmo Pallop before July 23 (tarmopallop@americanaquatic.net)

Love, Loss & Madness

New York Estonian House
Love, Loss & Madness The musical story of the Schumanns

Sara is a singer, songwriter, acting, and storyteller based in Brooklyn. With a bachelors and master’s degree in Opera Performance from DePaul University and McGill University respectively, Sara knows how to sing high and order poutine. She can also help you win a “name that composer” trivia game if your friends are nerds who are also into very niche trivia.

Now she spends her time writing and starring in a children’s show “Miss Sara’s Music Room” coming to YouTube Summer 2021. She can also be found spotlighting composers who have not previously been centered with her recital series titled “The Past is Female*, too” and introducing children to Opera through the Martina Arroyo Opera Outreach Program. When the world is not shut down due to a pandemic, you can find her performing her solo show “Creepy Love”, singing on various boats in the Hudson river, or taking yet another class at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Markus Kaitila (b. Helsinki, 1992) has appeared as a soloist with the Joutseno Art Summer, Wratislavia, St. Peter’s Festival, Queens College, and Jackson Heights chamber orchestras as well as the One World and New Amsterdam Symphony orchestras, under conductors such as Tong Chen and Charles Neidich. He won Bronze Prize in the 2nd WPTA Finland International Piano Competition 2020 and First Prize at the Köhler-Osbahr piano competition (Duisburg) in 2013. Additionally, he has won First and Second Prizes in national chamber music competitions (Juvenalia, E. Melartin) and remains an active and widely experienced chamber musician.

Markus’ performances in Europe and the United States include the Wiener Saal (Salzburg), Musica Mundi Festival (Belgium), Theater Duisburg and Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Palazzo Ricci (Montepulciano), Muziekcentrum Enschede, Helsingborg Piano Festival, and RNCM (Manchester); as well as New York’s Mannes, Merkin and Carnegie Halls. Markus has completed residencies at Music Academy of the West, Chautauqua Institution, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Pianofest in the Hamptons.

After studies at the Junior Academy of Sibelius Academy with Dr. Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna, Markus studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, with Till Engel. In 2017, he graduated cum laude with a bachelor of music in piano performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, City University of New York Queens College, under the tutelage of Nina Lelchuk. Markus holds a master of music and advanced certificate in piano performance and pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt, 2020, where he studied with Eteri Andjaparidze and continues as adjunct professor in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

Soprano Chelsea Shephard has been praised by Opera News for her “pure leggero soprano--with surprises to come,” and for her “rich and vibrant artistry” (The Isthmus). This season, Ms. Shephard joins the Metropolitan Opera for performances of the Verdi Requiem September 11th Memorial Concert, Boris Gudonov, and Turandot. She has previously appeared with the company in Verdi’s Macbeth, Saint-Saens’s Samson et Dalila, and Boito’s Mefistofele, among others, as a member of the Extra Chorus. For her Carnegie Hall debut, she performed as the soprano soloist in the Brahms Requiem and in a world premiere by Syrian composer Zaid Jabri entitled A Garden Among the Flames (Cecilia Chorus of NY). She has performed a wide variety of repertoire with the New York Festival of Song under the guidance of pianist and collaborator extraordinaire Steven Blier. Recent debuts include The Jackson Symphony (soprano soloist, Beethoven’s 9th), LOFTrecital in Minneapolis (Bernstein’s Song Fest), as well as Mozart concert arias with the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Other highlights include the title role in a workshop with the Metropolitan Opera of Eurydice by Matthew Aucoin, concert appearances with the New York Festival of Song in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary, and a role debut as Purcell’s Dido with the Madison Bach Musicians. Further recent engagements include joining the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their new production of Das Rheingold as well as leading and supporting roles with Madison Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago’s only dedicated Baroque opera company.

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