AWNY Launches Meet & Greet!

Interested in joining Australian Women in New York, but not sure how to get involved? Nervous about not knowing anyone? AWNY is a non-profit organization established to provide Australian women in New York a network to tap into. We are launching a new program called ‘Meet & Greet.’ 

The AWNY network receives lots of requests for advice about New York City, and every circumstance is a different. Meet & Greet gives you, as a new arrival to NYC, a friendly face to ask for advice, as well as a personal introduction to our network. Through Meet & Greet, one of our AWNY members will connect with you directly.

Contact us at with a little information about yourself and what you’re interested in finding out more about (kids, career networking, food or music, etc.). This will help us match you up with one of our members, an Australian woman who has experienced what it is like to transition and navigate this city. Whether you’re new to the city or you just want more information about AWNY or simply are looking to meet other fellow Aussies, rest assured, your AWNY member through Meet & Greet will help you out! AWNY is here to help make your transition a little easier.

Come along to the launch of ‘Meet & Greet’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday September 22, 5.30pm for summer cocktails on the roof, overlooking Manhattan skyline. And wander around the just opened “On Country” Exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art

Event details

Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 5.30pm on the roof – bar closes at 8pm

Location: Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, Manhattan, New York 10028. Access the rooftop on the Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries.

Cost: Admission fee to the museum, plus cash bar for your own drinks. The museum has a suggested admission fee, but visitors are free to pay what they wish.

How to find us: Look for Cara in a blue dress near the entrance.

RSVP: Let us know you are coming on our Facebook event page.

If this is your first event and you would like to connect with our Event Co-ordinator beforehand, please feel free to email Cara Zelas –

Any prospective member who attends drinks at the Met will have access to the Meet & Greet program. We look forward to welcoming everyone as we launch Meet & Greet at the Met!

See you there!

Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at Image credit: Susie Lang

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