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Join us on May 11 for Finnish & American Women's Network get-together to enjoy a ballet and learn more about Balanchine  

“Balanchine and his Muses”

Please RSVP by May 4

Where: David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
When:  Sunday May 11, 2014

Author Elizabeth Kendall will talk about her new book “Balanchine and the Lost Muse” after a NYCB ballet performance of works by Balanchine.

* Ballet performance at 3pm (to 5.18pm) – everybody buys their own ticket ($29 and up)
* 5.30pm = We gather in the lobby after the performance and proceed to a pre-set venue for drinks and Elizabeth’s presentation about her book and discussion about the ballet.
You pay for drinks on site, but we need your RSVP to determine the size of the group.

The all-Balanchine program at 3pm features four ballets, from four different moments in Balanchine’s creative life.

Raymonda Variations (music Glazounov)
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (music Bizet)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (music Ravel)
Symphony in C (music Bizet)



In collaboration with
Danish-American Society
FAWN ▪ Finnish and American Women’s Network
Finlandia Foundation – New York Metropolitan Chapter
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce
The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc
SWEA - Swedish Women’s Educational Association, Inc. – New York Chapter

Swedish VASA Order of New York, NY District # 4


The Annual Scandinavian Luncheon on the Hudson River

Sunday, May 4, 2014 – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cruising on Board “The Destiny”
Sailing from World Yacht Marina, Pier 81,
West 41st Street, New York, New York


Traditional Scandinavian Food and Drink, including Swedish Meatballs,  Herring and other Delicacies, Aquavit, Wine and Beer, Coffee & Dessert.  Children’s Menu available.
Music and Entertainment by Jeanne Eriksson Andersen and “Smörgåsbandet”

Limited Seating, Please Reserve your Seats Early
Members and Non-Members  $100.00 per person
Children  3-12   $ 25.00      Under age 3 – No Charge

Please send your check payable to American Scandinavian Society and mail your reservation to:
Lisa Christiansen Falkenhall, 144 Dunhams Corner Rd., E. Brunswick,NJ 08816To pay on line go to

Click here for the reservation card!

Note:  Tickets will not be mailed; your name will appear on the guest list at the pier.


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


February 11 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

Finnish & American Women's Network Harlem tour

On Saturday November 9, 2013, members and friends of 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 – Harlem.
The tour was based on “Memories of Finnish Harlem Tour” based on the book by Mauno Laurila and started on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 125th Street. Elizabeth Kendall, journalist and author, was our guide. The tour ended with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres hosted by FAWN and sponsored by the Kati Moran Memorial Fund at the Red Rooster Restaurant on Lenox Avenue and 125th Street.

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