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Eastern Helsinki

Helsinki’s community centres are open:

Community centres Hanna, Oulunkylän Seurahuone, Kontula, Vuosaari, Malmi and Pihlajamäki are open on Mon-Fri 9:00–16:00.

Community centre Saunabaari is open on Mon 9:00–17:50, and on Tue-Fri 9:00–16:00.

Community centre Lassila is open on Mon-Thu 9:00–16:00., and on Fri 9:00–18:00.

Community centre Betania has been closed for the time being due to renovation.

  • We offer digital support and help with e-services.
  • All excursions, events and group activities are planned and implemented in accordance with coronavirus guidelines
  • Information on online events is available on the Facebook pages of the community centres.
  • We require responsible adherence to coronavirus guidelines also in the use of our premises and participation in our activities in the evenings and at weekends.


Community Centre Kontula

Service hours Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00

Keinulaudankuja 4 C, 00940 Helsinki
Map, transport connections and accessibility
PO Box 94758, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel. +358 (0)9 3106 1952
Fax +358 (0)9 5653 248

For immigrants

Community Centre Kontula offers various groups intended for immigrants only. Naturally, immigrants are also welcome to all the other activities available at the Centre.

Group activities

  • Tuesdays
    • Kohta kouluun (Soon to school) group 16-19  A group for Russian-speaking children
  • Wednesdays
    • A Finnish-language discussion group with Fendar, open to all 13-15
  • Saturdays and Sundays
    • Ethnic Chinese group 12-16  Meetings held every third Saturday of the month.
    • Älä kadota jälkeäsi ry on Sundays 14-16  "Don’t lose your track", a cultural group for Kurdish women

Community Centre Vuosaari

Service hours Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00

Mustalahdentie 10, 00960 Helsinki
Map, transport connections and accessibility
PO Box 96732, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel.  +358 (0)9 3107 3249
Social Instructor Elise Karvonen, tel. +358 (0)40 621 1523

Community Centre Vuosaari is the shared living room of residents of central Vuosaari. You are welcome to stop by the Local Centre to meet others, have a cup of coffee, surf the net or read the day’s newspaper. The Local Centre also has information about the many various events in the area.

25.04.2022 17:07