-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 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 June events:

June 11 – Art walk – walk along Hi-Line,
stop for lunch, and then visit Whitney Museum the last day of their 2017 Biennial

On Sunday June 11, 2017, FAWN invites you to join us for an informal walk along the Hi-Line.
The High Line is a 1.45-mile- long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.
We will stop for lunch en route and then visit the Whitney Museum www.whitney.org

Sign up by June 5: rsvp@fawnet.org – no fee but we need your RSVP!
You will receive more information about meeting spot etc., when you RSVP.
Food, drinks and entrance fee paid by each participant on site.


June 22 – FAWN joins the Jazz event with Olli Hirvonen at Scandinavia House, 7pm
PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION—6 PM organized by Scandinavia House. $15 ($10 ASF and FAWN Members)
Jazz returns to Scandinavia House with six summer performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young musicians, composers, and singers.
Olli Hirvonen, the dynamic and virtuosic Finnish-born, New York-based guitarist performs original compositions off of his second album, New Helsinki.
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. @ 38 th Street
Let us know if you plan to attend by June 20: rsvp@fawnet.org



Other Finnish Centennial events at Scandinavia House in June:
TUE JUNE 20 - 7 PM, free

Join Janet Rauscher, Associate Editor at the Princeton University Art Museum, for a fascinating investigation of the dynamic art world and birth of modernism in Finland in the first decades of the 20th century.


THE YOUNG SCHJERFBECK Den unga Schjerfbeck
TUE JUNE 27—7 PM, free

57 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.The Young Schjerfbeck depicts ten years (1880–1890 )in the life of the artist Helene Schjerfbeck as she travels abroad to continue her studies in artist colonies in France and England. The story begins as Helene Schjerfbeck arrives in Gare du Nord 1880. She is 18 years old and has earned a stipend from the Senate to study art in Paris.

Special thanks to Making Movies Oy.

 For many interesting events and films visit also



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



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