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View from an apartment in FinnTown

Join us for Finnish & American Women's Network
“Get-together with Riitta Widen”
On Monday October 27, 2014, FAWN invites you to join us for an informal networking event to meet Riitta Widen, former President and Co-Founder of FAWN who is visiting from Tampere, Finland. Meet Riitta, friends and colleagues.
Sign up by October 24: – no fee but we need your RSVP!
Cash bar – drinks and food available for purchase.
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. @ 38th Street
When: Monday October 27, 2014, 5.30-7.30pm

Join us for Finnish & American Women's Network Brooklyn tour:
Let FAWN take you out on Saturday November 8, 2014!

On Saturday November 8, 2014, FAWN invites you to join us in remembering Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of New York City that offers a lot of culture and memories from the past – Brooklyn.

Please join our tour and experience the Sunset Park area in Brooklyn known as Finn Town.

In the heyday of the New York Harbor's dominance of North American shipping during the 19th century, Sunset Park grew rapidly, largely as a result of Finnish and Norwegian immigrant families moving to the area. Portions of the neighborhood became known as "Finn Town".

2.00pm Gather at the corner of 7th Ave. & 40th Street (subway info to be advised)
2.00-3.00pm Robert Alan Saasto, Esq, Attorney-at-Law, will be our guide.
3.00-4.00pm Refreshments hosted by FAWN and by the Kati Moran Memorial Fund. Venue to be advised.

Free Gold-Members
$20 Silver-Members
$25 Non-Members

Special member fees available for new members who wish to join, if participating in the tour.

Space is limited, sign up early, rsvp to
RSVP and the payment must be received by November 3.

No registration or payments on site.

Mail payment to FAWN, PO Box 3623, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3623


Stay tuned for more info about the upcoming
*December 13 – Informal pikkujoulu visit to IKEA, we have a meal together and shop

Scandinavia House presents fall 2014:
Finnish Programs at Scandinavia House this fall

Many stimulating and exciting programs are in store at Scandinavia House, so read through the attached schedule, and like SH Facebook page and follow SH on Twitter @ScanHouse for up-to-the minute information and programs. will be updated shortly with the new season of programs.


October 8, 2014, FAWN networking season opener at the Refinery Rooftop


On May 11 Members and Friends of the Finnish & American Women's Network got together to enjoy ballet and learn more about Balanchine   “Balanchine and the lost muse”

We enjoyed the below ballets and then gathered at Restaurant Fiorello together with author and journalist Elizabeth Kendall who talked about her new book “Balanchine and the lost muse” and about the Balanchine ballet performance we had experienced. The all-Balanchine program featured four classical ballets, each with its own allure: Raymonda Variations (music Glazounov) , The Steadfast Tin Soldier (music Bizet), Le Tombeau de Couperin (music Ravel), Symphony in C (music Bizet)

at Lincoln Center

Pictures from
The Annual Scandinavian Luncheon on the Hudson River
Sunday, May 4, 2014 – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cruising on Board “The Destiny”


FUTURES for WOMEN = FUTURES by WOMEN March 13, 2014
with Leena Maija Lauren, Turku University


February 11, 2014 for Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting, Valentine Fun and Petra Tabry's, Organization with Flair, presentatio to learn basic tips how to organize your home.

There are three major initial steps:

1. Make a commitment to start organizing.
2. Sort in three different categories:
a. Items to keep b. Items to give away or throw away 3. "Maybe" items to decide about later.
3. Maintain order and ongoing organizing and sorting


more past events go to Past Events page