New England Basque Club Celebrating MARINELA DAY

On Diaspora Day  – Saturday, September 8, New England Basque Club “remembers the veteran Basque fisherman and also where we come from”.   A day of tribute to look into the past for those who “built the Basque fishing history”.

Come celebrate “Fisherman’s day” with the New England Basque Diaspora in Bridgeport Connecticut. Basque style pintxos, paella, coffee and dessert are included and there will be a cash bar.

Purchase tickets now at Eventbrite – Marinela Tickets

New London Will Host the 2018 NEBC BasqueFest

The New England Basque Club will be hosting its biggest event to date. A Basque Festival in New London, Connecticut, filled with activities to celebrate our culture and rich history. The program will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation with the participation of the different chapters of the NEBC, dance and music performances, a Mus Tournament, and much more.

Small snacks Basque-style (“pintxos”) and an assortment of paellas will be cooked and served by the NEBC.


An Adult Ticket is $30 and includes three “pintxos”, salad, and a paella dish. A Child Ticket —under 14 years of age— is $15 and includes one pintxo, salad, and a small paella dish.

*** The BasqueFest will take place rain or shine.

Get your tickets before they sell out!

Basque Class is Starting Again

Kaixo Denoi,

Basque Class is starting again, January 29th to be exact. This semester, we are going to have two groups:  hasiberria (beginner) and aurreratu (advanced). Both classes will be same place, same time.

Noiz: Astelehena, 6.30etan — Monday, 6.30 pm  
Non: Harvard Knafel Building, K108 & K109  (Etorri hona!)

Mesedez, let Luci and I know if you are planning to come. Laster arte eta ondo ibili!

Save the Date for the Basque Fest 2018

Mark your calendars for the 2018 New England Basque Club Jai Aldi — Basque Fest 2018  to be held on Saturday, June 23rd, in New London (CT).

Our first year on the waterfront!

Traditional Dancing

Rural Sports Demonstration


Basque Food…

And more!

Stay tuned or check out the NEBC Facebook page for updates.

Boston-Style Pintxo Pote

Join us December 3rd for International Basque Language Day- Euskararen Nazioarteko Eguna! Boston will be celebrating with our own version of a pintxo pote, where friends get together and enjoy food and drinks. Please RSVP if you can attend!

Boston-Style Pintxo Pote

Everyone chips in 25-30 dollars (depending on how many attend). We move between restaurants, have some food/drinks, and practice Basque.

Time: 2 pm, Sunday December 3rd, Meet at Haymarket (Downtown Boston)

1- Union Oyster House for Crispy Calamari and Basque-style Mussels

2- State Street Provisions for House-Cured Salt Cod Fritters and Octopus Mortadella

3- Ginger Man for Poutine and Charcuterie & Cheese Board

Sagardo Egune 2017

Sagardo Egune, a pot-luck get-together to welcome the Autum season. It will take place on Sunday, October 22 at 11 am at Roberto and Mary Guerenabarrena’s home, 385 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth RI. RSVP at by Friday, 19th.

Join Us for our Arrantzale Eguna

Join us for our Arrantzale Eguna to be held on August 19th in Bridgeport, CT.
We’ll enjoy a delicious paella prepared by the NEBC as we pay a tribute to our beloved friend Francisco Javier Martija, who passed away a few days ago.
Check out this link for more details and to RSVP.

In Memory of Francisco Javier Martija

Our heart and thoughts are today with the family of our beloved friend Francisco Javier Martija, who passed away a few days ago. Born in Guernica, Spain, in 1954, Martija enjoyed a successful career as a Jai-Alai player in Florida, Bridgeport and Milford. He was also a very active member of our club. In lieu of flowers, Martija’s friends are collecting donations to start an education fund for his grandchildren. Check out the following link.

New England Basque Club Gathered for 2017 Jai-Aldi

Kaixo denori! On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the New England Basque Club celebrated its annual Jai-Aldi in Suffield, Connecticut.

The event took an even grander turn this year, starting off the fun-filled day with a paella contest. The four teams – Boston, Connecticut Norte, Connecticut Sur, and Rhode Island – cooked up some keen cuisine that left the judges calling a four-way tie. And the diners, of course, were delighted. Next, came the lineup of herri kirolak, our Basque rural sports, to work up an appetite. Apart from the always impressive woodchopping contest between our very own aizkolariak, there were weight-carrying and rock-lifting contests, and two rounds of tug-of-war: one for adults and one for children. After, there was a delicious lunch. The weather matched the mood – sunny and warm.

The lucky raffle winners took home some Basque cider from our friends at Shacksbury and Petritegui. Speaking of victors, Larrine and Meabe won the Mus Tournament.

Thank you to everyone for making this another spectacular New England Basque Club festivity!

Stay tuned for updates about our next event!

Check out the NEBC Facebook page for updates.