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Join us for Finnish & American Women's Network Hoboken tour

Let FAWN take you out on Saturday November 21, 2015!

On Saturday November 21, 2015, FAWN invites you to join us in remembering 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 – birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

Please join our tour and experience the Frank Sinatra Exhibition at Hoboken Historical Museum followed refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at McLoone’s Pier House with spectacular view of Manhattan skyline.  
At the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, we visit the Frank Sinatra exhibition “The Man, the Voice and the Fans” in Hoboken and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres along the Sinatra Drive with a breath-taking view of Manhattan. This event is remembering Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of the tristate area that offers a lot of culture and memories of the past – Hoboken, NJ. 
1.30 pm we will meet at the Port Authority (8th Ave. and 42nd Street) at 1.30 pm. We will take bus 126 at gate 204. USD7.00 round-trip, USD3.10 if over 62. If you come from New Jersey or other areas you can of course arrive directly to the museum.
You will receive more details about the transportation once you have signed up.
2.30-3.30 pm Guided tour of the Frank Sinatra exhibit at Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street (Hudson Street is parallel to Washington St. where the bus stops). The museum is next to a Rite Aid Pharmacy. Another exhibit to view is also available if time permits. Stroll along Frank Sinatra Drive to McLoone’s Pier House. 

3.45-4.45 pm Refreshments hosted by FAWN and Kati Moran Memorial Fund at McLoone's Pier house, which offers spectacular views of the New York City skyline.

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, please rsvp to
and mail your check issued to the order of FAWN to:

P.O. Box 3623, Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163-3623

RSVP and the payment must be received by November 13.

No registration or payments on site.



Christmas is coming, mark your calendar:
December 13 – FAWN Pikku joulu lunch at Battery Gardens Restaurant featuring Finnish Chef Ari Nieminen.  

In the meantime, enjoy these events at Scandinavia House - FAWN members entitled to ASF members fees!

Thursday Oct. 22, 2015 at 8 pm

$25 ($20 ASF Members)

To celebrate the 150-year jubilee of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), five top Finnish artists – Kristian Attila, piano; Pia Freund, soprano; Eeva-Liisa Haimelin, actress; Tommi Hakala, baritone; and Aleksi Lavaste, actor – connect Sibelius’ well-known and treasured compositions for solo voice and piano with readings of letters between the composer and Aino, his wife, that detail the couple’s mutual affection and a cross-section of domestic and political life.

Originally premiered in Espoo, Finland, February 2015, this staging is adapted and directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen and performed in Swedish and Finnish, with English translations of the original texts.


Thursday Oct. 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
 $25 ($20 ASF Members)

Distinguished Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen draws inspiration from his seminal Creative Dialogue workshop for young composers and performers where they collaborate to solve musical problems and create pieces together.

Featuring world premieres for solo cello, The Five Dialogues (2015) emphasizes the idea of experimentation and improvisation. The work is the direct result of the organic discourse and exchange of ideas – either sound, text, or a concept – exchanged between Karttunen and the five young composers chosen for this concert.

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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 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.  


Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting:“Valentine Fun with Fashion” February 11, 2015. Presentation by Donna Nelskyla, Managing Partner, Braemer Ventures


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