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Dear FAWN Members & Friends,

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and welcome to an exciting fall with FAWN.


FALL Season Opener - "Pearls & Wellness"

The founder of House of Elliott, Liisa Rantakari-Elliott, will talk about the company and the classic with a modern twist collection, which is designed in Finland and ethically manufactured in Beijing and Hong Kong and of the highest possible quality. 

Elizabeth Kendall, author, journalist and teacher, will interview Water Aerobics teacher Debbi Fuhrman on the subject of health, exercise, wellness and fun. Debbi is combining her skills as an elite athlete, actress, dancer, creative artist and was champion gymnast at one point in time.

5.30 pm Guests arrive. Networking and refreshments. 
6.00 – 6.30 pm Welcome remarks. Presentations.
6.30-7.30 pm Networking, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.  

Emma Harling, artist and textile designer, will be at event to show some of her fashion.

Dress code: Business attire or smart casual.

Venue: Consul General’s Residence, 857 Fifth Avenue, 11th floor, New York, NY 10065
(Entrance on 67th Street)

We thank the Consulate General of Finland, New York, for their support. 
By participating you will automatically enter a rye bread raffle and maybe win! We thank that Arctic Swan Bakery for their sponsorship of the raffle!  

RSVP by September 25, 2023 -
No registration on site. Advance registration needed for doorman list.  

RSVP early, space limited.



Please mark your calendars for the dates below, event details to follow later.

October 19: "Finland & NATO" - in cooperation with American Scandinavian Society
October 30: "How to stay calm in the Eye of the Storm" - yoga & meditation (zoom)
November 7: "Science and technology, great career opportunities for women"

Please stay tuned for more information soon!



June 8, 2023: Finnish Jazz Concert & Happy Hour

May 13, 2023: Mongolian Gallery Visit

March 30, 2023: Networking in cooperation with The Shop and Björk Café and Bistro

March 9, 2023: How to Navigate the Tax Jungle 2023, Our host and speaker Anki Westerlund

February 9, 2023: Welcome Consul General, Ambassador Jarmo Sareva (fourth of 4 FAWN25 celebration)

November 19, 2022: Founders’ Forum (third of FAWN25 celebration)

October 11, 2022: Beauty & Poetry in the Mundane: Anne Levonen interviews Singer Petra Jasmiina (second of 4 FAWN25 celebration)

September 24, 2022: Visiting historic Neir’s Tavern founded in 1829 (first of 4 FAWN25 celebration)

June 17, 2022: Summer get-together at MET Museum Cantor Roof Garden

April 30, 2022: Vappu lunch at Scandinavia House

April 25, 2022: What's New at Valio, USA, with Kristiina Oikarinen, Product Manager

April 7, 2022: Artexpo visited with works of photo journalist Hamada Mousa

February 15, 2022: Tips for 2022 Tax Season with Anki Westerlund, International Tax Advisor, CPA

December 13, Pikkujoulu

Monday November 8, 2021: Anne Levonen interviews Singer Eeppi Ursin

Monday October 4, 2021: Fall Season Opener: “Members' Forum” Anne-Mari Paster, Finance Specialist and President Finland Foundation National, and Merja Laakso, store owner in Maryland, talked about their life stories

.. More past events visit Past events page