We are a top category accredited culture center, member of the Association of Lithuanian Culture Centers, creating a public positive space for the needs of society, promoting the creativity of the society, strengthening communities, strengthening the links between social groups.
- We organize events of professional art, entertainment, education, celebrations of national holidays, memorable dates, calendar holidays.
- We implement non-formal arts education programs for people of all ages.
- We create conditions for the dissemination of ethnic culture, promote the old traditions and customs.
- We organize occupation of amateur art groups, care to their preparation and participation in Song Festivals, local, regional, national and international events.
Folklore ensemble "GIEDRUŽĖ"
Leader: Audronė Buržinskienė
Mobile: +370 616 00884 The ensemble discloses the traditional ethnic culture of the region and its customs to modern society, promotes the name of Liudvikas Rėza and performs his songs at various events in Neringa, Lithuania and abroad. It has earned the highest amateur art award in Lithuania "Aukso Paukštė" and first category by grouping folklore collectives into categories according to artistic level, activities and results. It has been awarded with Liudvikas Rėza Award in 2015.
Assembled in 2002 "Giedružė" was named after the name of the dune near Nida. The repertoire consists of songs written by L. Rėza, A. Juška, that are typical of the ethnographic region of Lithuania Minor, performed accompanied by kanklags, harp of Lithuania Minor, violin, snowball, cymbals, basilla and drum.
Authentic and heartfelt ensemble programs: „Kuršių kiemas“, „Legenda apie Neringą“, „Jočiau į žvejus“, „Iš trijų rytų vėjužis pūtė“, „Bėgau maružėm“, „Dirbysu laivą“, „Eina saulelė aplinkui dangų“ vividly and artistically reflects the traditional way of life of the fishermen.
- The life and traditions of the fishermen „Ten ant maračių“ DVD
- „Iš trijų rytų vėjužis pūtė“ CD
Folk group "JOLDIJA"
Leader: Laurynas Vainutis
Mobile: +370 614 13343 The name to the group was given in 1998. Along with Lithuanian folk music performers play, music by foreign composers, pieces of their own, both lyrical romances, and jolly polkas, giving the audience good mood. Group's motto - "Merrily and from the heart".
Group has been awarded the title of being the most professional, has been the winner of many festival competitions, national and international events, has been a regular Song festival participant. Has been awarded The Golden Bird - the highest amateur art award in Lithuania. The 1st place winner of the LRT TV show "Duokim garo", the regular winner of the LRT TV show "Gero ūpo", other TV shows.
The geography of broad chapel concert tours, which begins in Neringa, continues throughout Lithuania, to the neighboring countries: Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Czech Republic, United States of America.
Chapel has been rated the highest category of amateur art groups - category 1, according to artistic level, activity and achieved results. Publications: „Yra laimė šiam pasauly“ CD
Folk dance group "KALNAPUŠĖ"
Leader: Rasa Norvilienė
Mobile:. +370 688 11781 The group of dancers assembled in 2002. Named after the Mountain Pine, that is capable to stop the moving sands of the Curonian. Understanding the power of traditional folk dance, the group is usually joined by married couples, cultivating a sense of harmony, elegance and good mood.
"Kalnapušė" actively participates in various national, international festivals, song festivals, projects of Lithuanian television, introducing dance, costumes and traditions of the Lithuania Minor region. Concerts were held in Germany, Hungary, Russia, Latvia, United States, Austria, Italy, at the World Expo 2012 in South Korea.
The group has earned the highest amateur art award in Lithuania „Aukso paukštė“, and awarded category I by grouping dance groups into categories according to artistic level, activities and results. Dancers are the winners of many competitions.
Women's Choir "SMILTATĖ"
Leader: Vytautas Valys
Tel. No. +370 610 68 440 The choir actively participates in city and national events, promotes harmonized Lithuanian folk songs, classical foreign and contemporary music. The choral repertoire is unique - choral songs. Women perform at the Roman Catholic Church of Nida during Mass and festive worship.
The choir has been awarded category II by grouping amateur choirs into categories according to artistic level, activity and results.
EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE CENTER “STINTAPŪKIS
"In a harmoniously wavy modern and old Curonian Spit epoch, Neringa hosts a winter festival, the main focus of which is the demonstration of icy "bombardment" of smelt fishing. It is an ancient method of fishing by local Curonians, where fish are caught with nets built under ice. The fish were lured into the nets with the sound of wooden hammers being beaten on an ice-covered board. Often the fisherman accompanied that rhythm with the words - "smelted fluff, smoked fluff, stay in the net…", which determined the name of the festival. Guests of the festival are invited to taste fried, smoked smelt, fish dishes and other fish dishes. During the festival, various educational activities, winter sports events and games are organized. Ice fishing "Nida blizgė" competition, "Ice Blokart" ice skating championship - inseparable attributes of this festival.
A fun spring festival for fishermen, the main highlight of which is the fireflies. The time of the festival was chosen in the spring, when gulls from the Baltic Sea swim en masse to spawn in rivers. At this time of year, as in autumn, these fish are one of the most delicious. During the "Žiobriniai" mentioned by the fishermen of the Curonian Spit at the end of April and the beginning of May, the ending spring fishing season was discussed. Participants of the festival can bake a specially prepared fish and scraped it on a wooden stick. The festival is enriched by various performers, fishing games, interactive art classes, and a craft fair.
The festival, which will take place on the first weekend of June for 3 days, announces the beginning of summer in Neringa. During it, many events of various kinds will take place in all settlements of Neringa, which will be crowned by evening concerts taking place near the Curonian Lagoon - in the territory of Nida port. At this festival, everyone will be able to find their favorite activities and other new, undiscovered things.
INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL "TEK SAULUŽĖ ON MARAČIAI"
Since 1998 a traditional event will take place in Neringa, presenting the rich ethnic cultural heritage of the coastal region, the natural environment, the beauty of the traditional way of life in the context of modern way of life. The festival brings together Lithuanian and foreign performers of traditional and modern folklore, ethnologists, craftsmen, visitors of various ages, education and hobbies to the Curonian Spit, for whom ethnic cultural events are important. In order to promote the cohesion of the cultural and social environment, the event includes various cultural, artistic and social means, fostering the creativity of the society, the uniqueness of the national identity and the knowledge of the traditional culture.
BALTIC WAVE FILM FESTIVAL
The only international film festival of the three Baltic States in Lithuania, during which screenings of feature and documentary films from these countries take place, meetings with filmmakers, problems in the field of cinema are discussed during filmmakers' seminars and discussions.
An integral part of this festival is the Animation School, which invites children and their parents on holiday in Neringa to get acquainted with the wonderful world of animation and the history of this type of film, animation creation techniques. Participants participate in all stages of animation creation together with experienced animators.
INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE LABORATORY IN NERINGA "NIDOS TILTAI"
A gathering of artists over 20 years in Neringa every September, which aims to continue the centuries-old tradition of fostering the history of Eastern European art in reflection on the ideas of the BRÜCKE group manifesto program: to communicate and create together - “anyone can freely and directly portray who encourages creation ”- 1906 announced the manifesto of the Dresden innovative group Brucke.
During the creative laboratory, the synthesis of different fields of art intertwines: elements of art, performing arts, music, video. The following forms of implementation of activities were selected: open demonstration of the creative process, presentation events of artists' works, organization of educational creative programs for groups of children and adults, production of a documentary film, interactive social actions, concerts.
The event is organized together with the artists' association "Bridge"
Neringa institutions, organizations, communities, Neringa amateur art collectives, which dived into the marathon of festive events in late November, add to the Neringa legend with creative interpretations, invite resort friends, guests and lovers of the Curonian Spit to the year. to enjoy unusual wild boar or crow dishes in the Curonian Spit, to spend the night in the Other Neringa, to participate in the Baltic Blokart windsurfing championship. The most creative, innovative and talented youth of Neringa will be presented during the Youth Awards Ceremony of the Year.
"NEW YEAR'S WELCOME"
Everyone who is looking for inspiration of a magical time in a unique environment is welcomed, welcoming those arriving with the roofs of houses decorated with the winter symbols of the Curonian ethnic culture and city lights. A great start to the New Year for those who want to immerse themselves in the music frenzy of charismatic performers, launching the wishes of the universe together with festive fireworks, enjoying Curonian fish or enjoying the inspiring, frost-covered winter views of the Curonian Spit.