Latvian Ambassador's Residence Evening of Latvian Culture and Dinner Reception
Join us on your own or with friends for the rare delight of an evening at the Latvian Ambassador's residence featuring a a delightful performance by an ensemble of Latvian singers. After the concert enjoy a dinner buffet feast of Latvian delicacies as you meet the Ambassador, embassy staff, and other distinguished guests in atendance.

Event Date

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Latvian Ambassador’s residence
4837 Foxhall Cres NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire optional.

Event Description

The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Latvia and His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Andris Teikmanis, the Latvian Ambassador to the United States, cordially request the pleasure of your company for the rare delight of an evening featuring a delightful Latvian music performance by an ensemble of singers followed by a dinner buffet feast of Latvian delicacies prepared especially for you by the Embassy of Latvia! 

An Enchanting Evening of Latvian Culture
Residence of the Latvian Ambassador to the United States
            
The intimate and beautiful setting of the Latvian Ambassador’s residence provides the perfect setting for you to discover Latvia through all your senses while meeting the Ambassador, distinguished diplomats and staff at the embassy along with ICDC members in attendance. 

Tasting of Riga Black Balsam
Riga Black Balsam is a traditional Latvian balsam made with many different natural ingredients. In the crafting process Riga Black Balsam is made using unique single-barrel infusion technology. Botanicals are infused in spirit-water mix to create a so called "Riga Black Balsam essence."

The dinner buffet of Latvian delicacies will be presented with limited seating. The dinner reception also includes wine and drinks served at the bar. Please make your reservations soon, as space is very limited and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Discounted tickets available for a limited time. As we reach capacity, the ticket price is subject to increase.

About Latvia
The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918 and reestablished its independence in 1990/91. Latvia celebrates 100 years in 2018. Latvia is larger than many European countries such Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Malta. It's a Northern European country nestled between Estonia and Lithuania on the shore of the Baltic Sea, also known as the Amber Sea. The territory of Latvia (24,900 square miles) is inhabited by ~ 2 million people, which puts Latvia among the smaller European countries in terms of population. The largest ethnic group are Latvians (~ 62%), followed by Russians (~25.4%) and other national minorities such as Ukrainians, Belarusians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Polish and many others. The Latvian language is the sole official language and it is one of the most ancient European languages. Together with Lithuanian, Latvian forms the Baltic branch of the Indo-European group of languages.
Riga - the capital

Latvia is an open economy and part of the single largest common market in the world. In 2014, Latvia joined the common European currency - the euro. In 2016, Latvia joined the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Latvia is among the fastest growing economies in the European Union. Learn more about the Statistics of Latvia.

Latvia is one of Europe's most picturesque countries with 12,310 rivers and over 3,000 lakes with many opportunities for boating and hiking and just enjoying the outdoors. There are many small medieval towns, country castles, museums and folk parks to be visited. Although Latvia occupies only a small territory, the variety of its nature is large. Along picturesque riverbanks the uncovered basic strata form cliffs and crags in which the water has carved caves. Numerous lakes sparkle at the bottom of hills. The forests covering almost half of the territory and waters are full of wildlife.

Tickets

  $69.00 - Discounted Ticket for ICDC Members:
Join us for the rare delight of an intimate evening of Latvian culture at the residence of the Ambassador of Latvia. Enjoy a performence by Latvian singers followed by a dinner buffet feast of Latvian delicacies.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

 

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Admission commences.

Welcome Remarks
Presentation about Latvia
Performance by Latvian singers
Dinner buffet feast of Latvian cuisine

9:00 PM Event Concludes

Due to security and space considerations, you must make a reservation in advance to attend. Please arrive with photo ID that matches the name on your reservation. Due to strict security considerations all guest must have a reservation and photo ID to attend.

Map/Parking

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Ambassador's residence. Uber or other transportation service is highly recommended.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.