-Among the several Finnish-linked societies in the New York area, we think about women’s issues. Whether you are a Finland-connected Finn, Scandinavian,  American or of other nationality, we welcome you.
-What can we do to connect with and help each other? How can we forward our projects, our visions, our common awareness of global politics and culture as they impact women? What can FAWN do to enrich all our lives in addition to on-going networking?
-We of the FAWN Board of Directors are actively engaged with the above ties - as well as partaking in various civilized pleasures (wine-tastings, cruising) and much more. We need your ideas too - that's why we look forward to seeing and welcoming you soon.

Join us for Finnish & American Women's Network to Network
and Enjoy Finnish Centennial events at Scandinavia House

On Wednesday May 17, 2017, FAWN invites you to join us for informal networking
and also for a private viewing of the new exhibit as well as enjoy a concert
featuring works by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.


5pm-6.30pm Gather at Smorgas Chef for networking.

6.30-7pm Private tour of the exhibit: Independent Visions – Helene Schefbeck and her Contemporaries - from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery

7.30pm Concert - Catalonian pianist Adrian Blanco performs a retrospective concert of the works of the beloved Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. Selected works include Sonata No. 1, op. 50: Christus und die Fischer, Fuoco, Narcissus, and Passionale, to name a few.

Sign up by May 5: rsvp@fawnet.org

Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. @ 38th Street
When:  Wednesday May 17, 2017, 5.00-9.00pm

Members $20.00, Non Members $30.00, Gold members no fee
Fee includes refreshment, private tour of exhibit, concert.

Please mail your check issued to the order of FAWN and mail to:
P.O. Box 3623, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3623
Or visit our website www.fawnet.org and pay by credit card using PayPal (found on the membrship page)

In the meantime, we also recommend: April 20, free entrance, 7pm
Celebrated Finnish author Emmi Itäranta discusses her second novel The Weaver (Harper Voyager, November 2016), a finely crafted fantasy tale that seamlessly blends a coming-of-age story with high-stakes intrigue and danger. Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society. But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house.
Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver—and could she hold Eliana’s fate in her hand? As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams. 


June 11 – Art walk – walk along Hi-Line, stop for lunch,
and then visit Whitney Museum

June 22 – Jazz event with Olli Hirvonen at Scandinavia House


Photo Raija Sinkkonen, Finland 21.1.2017


 For many interesting events and films visit also


Finnish & American Women's Network “Celebrating that Arrival of
Spring is Soon”

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.

Emily Rose talking about meditation



Fawn visits 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, 2016, for an informal networking season opener with old and new friends and colleagues at the Spyglass rooftop bar, with stunning views over the Empire State Building. http://www.spyglassnyc.com/about.php  

Journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall talked informally and shared her experiences about staying and working in Paris this past spring.  



more past events go to Past Events page