Events from the past include:

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

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, 2021 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

Monday June 14, 2021: Summer Wellness: Mikaela Soldan, Yoga Teacher

Monday May 3, 2021:Lunch talk with 3 successful entrepreneurs (Henrietta, Annul and Mikael) moderated by Mari.

Monday March 29, 2021: A presentation by Mirja “Mimi” Adams, Owner, Arctic Swan Bakery

Monday February 22, 2021: A presentation by Anki Westerlund: Best Tax Tips 2021 and Dual Citizenship

November 23, 2020: Katarina Holm-DiDio presentation How to Cope and Stay Positive During Challenging times

October 5, 2020 Ballet Talk: Elizabeth Kendall interviews Ballet Dancer Elina Miettinen

February 10, 2020 for Communicate with Confidence with Celeste DeCamps

December 16, 2019 Holiday event with Inka Juslin, Artist & Founder/Editor Firstindigo & Lifestyle

October 7, 2019 "Leading Ladies - Nordic Women Leaders", focus on different aspects of women’s leaders

June 25, 2019 - FAWN joined Summer Jazz event at Scandinavia House with Kari Ikonen.

June 4, 2019, “Body & Soul” Eva Engman - Kahuna Reiki Master, Marika Turano - Feldenkrais Practitioner

May 11, 2019,  “Dialogues des Carmelites” opera with Karita Mattila, after-opera drinks Empire Hotel Rooftop. 

April 7, 2019, Celebration of the Art of Photojournalist Hamada Mousa (1946 - 2017) at Artexpo New York

Wednesday March 13, 2019, an informal discussion and networking 

February 6, 2019Annual Meeting and “Talking about Art and Design” with  
Amanda Millet-Sorsa, Artist, Creative Projects, & Inka Juslin, Founder/Editor Firstindigo & Life Style and Artist.

December 17, 2018, Holiday get together at Scandinavia House

October 15, 2018 Finnish & American Women's Network, Inc. in cooperation with Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc. event at Hotel Roger Smith: - “Innovation” - an event about success

June 21, 2018 -FAWN joined the Jazz event with Kaisa's Machine at Scandinavia House to celebrate Midsummer -Juhannus. Event included pre-concert reception.

Saturday May 12, 2018: The Tenement Museum tour "Hard Times", how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935,visit the restored homes of German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the panic of 1873 and the Italian- Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.

On March 14, 2018, FAWN had an an informal discussion about gender equality with Leena-Maija Lauren, Turku University, who shared ideas from the UN Commission on the Status of Women 62 Conference.

February 12, 2018 Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting & “Learn more about Kalevala the Musical”, interview with and performance by Johanna Telander. Johanna Telander, born in Sweden, brought up in the Netherlands, is a full-blooded Finn who has spent half of her life in the U.S. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, she has a lot of professional experiences in the performing arts, especially in the music business both in Europe and in the U.S.She has own productions such as “Kalevala the Musical”, a contemporary rendering of Finland’s national epic poem.

On Wednesday October 25, 2017,FINLAND 100 - FAWN 20 - "Independence - from different perspectives" FAWN remembered Kati Moran by embracing and celebrating Finland 100th and FAWN 20th anniversaries at a well-attended event to discuss Finland’s and women’s Independence held at Scandinavia House.  Ed Gallagher, President American Scandinavian Foundation welcomed the audience. Kerstin Nordin, Chairperson FAWN presented a retrospective of past activities and Ann-Christine Westerlund, Westmusa, Inc. talked on behalf of FAWN Advisory Board. The panel included representatives and perspectives from Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials, moderated by Elizabeth Kendall, Author and Journalist. Aili Flint, Ph. D., Columbia University, Laura Londen, Deputy Executive Director, Assistant Secretary-General, U.N. Population Fund, Susanna Ansala, Director, Citi Issuer Services, American Depositary Receipts, Citigroup, Janet Rauscher, Associate Editor and Interpretive Manager, Princeton University Art Museum, Mari Tomunen, Attorney at Law, Sullivan & Worcester, LLP

June 22, 2017– FAWN joined the Jazz event with Olli Hirvonen at Scandinavia House. Pre-concert reception followed by jazz byOlli Hirvonen, the dynamic Finnish-born, New York-based guitarist, who performed compositions off of his second album,New Helsinki.

On June 11, 2017, Art Walk along the Hi-Line ending with lunch and visit to the Whitney Museum

May 17, 2017, FAWN event at Scandinavia House, great networking and refreshments at Smorgas Chef before a private viewing of the current exhibit with works of Helene Schjerfbeck and three of her other strong contemporary Finnish female artists, active 100 years ago. To Finnish the evening a composer Rautavaara retrospective with Adrian Blanco

On Thursday March 2, 2017, FAWN featured informal networking and we also met Katri Saunders, former longtime FAWN Board Member and still supporting FAWN regarding financial, database and website matters and Advisory Board Member, who was visiting from Tampere, Finland. Everybody had a great time! 

February 7, 2017 - Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting at Hotel Paul 
“Learn more about meditation and Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique”. Emily Rose Laochua, Meditation Teacher, talked about meditation, the practice of bringing stillness to the mind by connecting back to the body and the breath.  Nonita Verma, Reiki Master, introduce us to Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique that is known for its ability to restore balance on all levels; physical, mental and emotional, working with the body’s own remarkable healing capabilities. 

Fawn visited Louis Armstron House Museum in Corona Queens on Nov. 12, 2016, followed by refreshments at La Brisa del Cibao Dominican Restaurant.Event sponsored by Kati Moran Memorial Fund.

Finnish & American Women's Network “Season Opener”, gathered on Tuesday October 4, 2016Journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall talked informally and shared her experiences about staying and working in Paris this past spring.  

“Summer Get-Together with Margo Jefferson”  
We celebrated summer on Monday June 20, 2016 at Tuttle’s Bar and Grill in New Your City while we enjoyed journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall’s interview with award-winning author Margo Jefferson about her book "Negroland". Related topics such as diversity, friendships, etc. were also included since those are issues that most of us deal with in our professional and personal lives. There was a lively discussion following the interview. We want to thank Elizabeth and Margo for this great interview and contribution to our programming. Margo’s book will be out in paperback in August.  

May 2, 2016 May Day Cruise

March 17, 2016 Meeting at Scandinavia House for pilot study on Finnish women's brand image and interview by Dr. Tuula Mittilä and Leena-Maija Lauren from the University of Turku.

March 10, 2016: Members and friends of the Finnish & American Women's Network gathered for drinks and networking at the American Table Café prior to enjoying a performance at Alice Tully Hall with Karita Mattila, soprano and Martin Katz, piano. It was part of Great Performers, New York’s classical-music series turns 50.

February 3, 2016 - "Celebrating the New Year while enjoying a blend of East and West”- During the event, we learned more about a destination further east, Mongolia. Ariun Sanjaajamts talked about the destination

On Saturday November 21, 2015, FAWN remembered Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of our area, right across the river from New York City that offers a lot of culture and memories from the past – Hoboken, NJ – birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

October 7, 2015: Season opener at the Skylark, a rooftop bar nestled 30 Floors above the garment district with views over the Hudson, Times Square, Empire State Building.

July 9, 2015 a New York harbor cruise: “Alive after Five cruise”

Fawn joined the American Scandinavian Society for a concert and reception at Scandinavia House on May 9, 2015. Esteemed Finnish Sámi joik singer Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman and her ensemble Ulda presented a concert of Sámi joik music, expressing the rich traditions of Sámi culture through contemporary folk music.

“Celebrating that Arrival of Spring” on March 18, 2015, FAWN  members and friends joined for a networking event and also to meet Katri Saunders, former longtime FAWN board member and still supporting FAWN regarding website matters, who was visiting from Tampere, Finland.

Annual Meeting:“Valentine Fun with Fashion” February 11, 2015. Presentation by Donna Nelskyla, Managing Partner, Braemer Ventures

Saturday December 13, 2014, FAWN makes an informal visit to IKEA.

On Saturday November 8, 2014, members and friends of the Finnish & American Women’s Network (FAWN), joined in remembering Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of New York City that offers a lot of culture and memories from the past – Sunset Park Brooklyn.  
Highlights of the November 8 tour included: the Resurrection Church (formerly Imatra Hall), the co-ops, Sunset Park and the swimming pool, 40 Street/Finlandia Street, the previously Finnish Newspaper New York Uutiset building and the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

October 27, 2014, Riitta Widen, former President and Co-Founder of FAWN who is visiting from Tampere, Finland, meets friends at Scandinavia House

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”

The Annual Scandinavian Luncheon on the Hudson River, 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.

Saturday November 9, 2013,  “Memories of Finnish Harlem Tour” based on the book by Mauno Laurila was hosted by FAWN and sponsored by the Kati Moran Memorial Fund

October 8, 2013, networking season opener at Pescatore Restaurant, 955 Second Avenue

FAWN visited Nygard Store May 16, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013 Cruising on Board “The Destiny”

February 7, 2013 Annual Meeting topic: “New Year Resolutions, Wellness, Pampering Yourself and Networking and board election 2013

“Pikku-joulu Financial Workshop”, Wednesday November 28, 2012, theme for the night was “To Know a Woman’s Worth”, our guest speakers Danielle Giordano and Susan Cooper, President, Empire Wealth Strategies.

Finnish & American Women's Network  “Season Opener” September 5, 2012,
FAWN remembered Kati Moran by embracing an evening featuring the best of Finnish art and culture - enjoyed as Kati would have.
“Helene Schjerfbeck – 150 years after her birth – a Nordic pioneer of modernism” presented by Janet Rauscher, Princeton University Art Museum
We thank the Kati Moran Memorial Fund for the support of this event.

May 8, 2012 FAWN Advisory Board Member Maija Lähteenmäki, Ambassador of Australia & New Zealand, visits New York


Evening of networking, fun and mystery, March 15, 2012, introducing Jarkko Sipilä and his book “Nothing But the Truth”

Finnish & American Women's Network gathered on February 28, 2012, at Smorgas Chef at Scandinavia House, to discuss educational and women's issues with Leena-Maija Lauren, Turku, who was in NY for the Commission on the Status of Women 56th session at the United Nations. The Feb. 29: THE INTERNATIONAL HELVI SIPILÄ SEMINAR with the title She Says Yes to Economic Empowerment was also on the agenda

“Valentine Fun”February 8, 2012 with Jaana Kantola and Olli Hirvonen

On January 26, 2012 FAWN's special guest speaker was Marika Turano, Director, Producer and Physical Trainer and licensed Feldenkrais Therapist, who introduced Feldenkrais method on how to relax, improve movements, expand self-awareness, and experience general well-being in today’s busy world


  • Fall Season Networking Opener,Roger Smith Hotel, October 4, 2011.
  • Ladies Garden Hat Party, Sunday September 11th, 2011
  • Saturday June 4, 2011, FAWN visited Yankee Stadium Behind the Scenes
  • Cruising on Board  World Yacht  “The Princess” - May 1, 2011
  • FAWN Annual Meeting featuring Silfath Pinto, a certified image consultant and style expert at Roger Smith Hotel February 9, 2011
  • Preholiday networking event at the New Art Center November 18, 2010
  • with Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Young Associates'
    “After-Work Seminar re: Social Media October 12, 2010

  • Season Opener: Ladies Garden Hat Party, Sunday September 12th, 2010
    at Board Member
  • First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum on June 5th, 2010!
    Reception Remembering Kati Moran:"First Saturday of month" actitivities + visit
    Botanical gardens
  • Annual meeting featuring Ritva Dale and “Eye on Wellness”
    February 9, 2010
  • Pikkujoulu Holiday Fun at the Marimekko Store December 9, 2009
  • October 14: Networking with Finlandia Foundation members
  • Fall Season Opener: Staying Up in Down Market - September 30, 2009
  • FAWN and Finlandia Foundation Marimekko night May 14, 2009
  • Private Wine Tasting on Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Women + Money Workshop: Top 5 challenges and solutions for dealing with them
    February 26, 2009, Defrate & Paavola, Financial Planning
  • FAWN's annual meeting January 15, 2009 at More North Gallery
  • Special FAWN Movie Night at Scandinavia House November 19, 2008
  • Fall Season Openerr- Networking event, October 14, 2008 at GSTAAD (43 W 26th St, NYC)
  • May 4, 2008: FAWN's and American Scandinavian Society's Annual Spring Cruise on World Yacht Princess
  • Spring Planting at Scandinavia House April 2008
  • April 3, 2008: Excursion to Oulu Bar, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • February 5, 2008: FAWN Tenth Anniversary Celebration at Scandinavia House
  • November 27, 2007 : Pre-holiday networking bash on 11/29/07 with NY Hungarian Social
  • September 27, 2007: Season Opener: Highlight on Members, Estonian House
  • June 6, 2007: Brazilian "Samba" Night, Roger Smith Hotel
  • May 6, 2007: Luncheon Cruise aboard World Yacht "Princess" with ASS
  • March 7, 2007: Private tour in Brooklyn Museum's American Art Ving
  • November 9, 2006: FAWN Music Night  "Autumn Leaves" , Steinway Hall
  • April 30, 2006: Luncheon Cruise aboard World Yacht "Princess" with ASS
  • November 29, 2005: FAWN visits Reeves Contemporary featuring Eric Aho
  • October 27, 2005: Halloween Happy Hour , Estonia House
  • June 9, 2005: "Sunset @ the Piers" Sunset Terrace, Chelsea Piers, Piers 61
  • April 21, 2005: "Expanding Horizons for Wellness and Healing", Scandinavia House
  • January 26, 2005:A Farewell Reception for H. E. Ms. Marjatta Rasi, Ambassador, our Advisory Board Member
  • November 10, 2004:"Photography by Tarja Tuppurainen in Retrospective, the 25th Anniversary"
  • October 14, 2004: "Designing Women"  - Membership Parade
  • April 2004:“ Silent Scream”: Domestic Violence Against Women-The Cost of Hurtay 31, 2003: FinnFun @ the Piers -all day event including vendors, stage performers, Nordic Walking  in Central Park, Dancing at the Pier, Chelsea Piers 63
  • April 29, 2003: How to Succeed in Business, Seminarovember 18, 2002: Reception in honor of H.E. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,US Ambassador to Finland
  • October 24, 2002: Musical Evening with Johanna Grosser, Special visit by Elisabeth Rehn
  • June 4, 2002:"Sail to the Summer" -Summer gala at World Yacht
  • April 2, 2002: "Pioneers look at the world,  Speaker Ambassador Marjatta Rasi
  • 2001 "Hats Off for the Summer" the Guest of Honor Elisabeth Rehn
  • 2000 "The Spring Swing"  Garden Party Honoring Consul General Maija Lähteenmäki