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 AWNYconnect@aaanyc.org 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 –cara@worldoflittledude.com

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!

Event: Fall Gala at the Dwelling Place of NY, October 19

The Dwelling Place of NY is AWNY’s charity partner for 2017. Please join us for their annual Fall Gala, with all proceeds supporting their wonderful work.

The night promises to be a whole lot of fun for a great cause, with The Dwelling Place celebrating 40 years on 40th Street at this year’s event.

Event details

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Saints Cyril and Methodius Hall, corner of 41st Street and 10th Avenue, New York
Cost: $125 per person. 100% will go directly to The Dwelling Place, plus a $6 booking fee through Eventbrite.
Nature of event: The Gala will be a simple church hall style gathering, with everything from decorations and raffle prizes, to food and wine donated
Tickets: To ensure you are sat at an AWNY table, please follow the instructions below:

  • First, visit the ticket sales site and write the word “AUSSIE” next to your name when purchasing.
  • Then, email Bridget Callaghan to advise you have purchased your ticket(s). This will help to ensure you’re sat on the AWNY table.

Buy tickets (don’t forget to write AUSSIE…)


AWNY’s 2017 Charity: The Dwelling Place of NY

The Dwelling Place of NY is a privately-funded transitional residence for homeless women run by The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. Located in Midtown, The Dwelling Place has provided shelter, sustenance and support to thousands of women since 1977. Their safe, healing, and structured environment offers women the space and time to develop a sustainable plan for building a healthy, independent lifestyle.

This year’s Gala is celebrating The Dwelling Place’s 40th year on 40th Street.

Visit their website to read more about their wonderful work: http://thedwellingplaceofny.org/.

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The AWNY gals at the 2016 Fall Gala showed the other guests how to have a good time with a round of “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!”


Another way you can help

AWNY is proudly supporting The Dwelling Place source donations for their charity raffle that will take place at the Fall Gala. If you or someone you know is willing to make a donation we’d love to hear from you. Examples of donations include:

  • Gift cards or vouchers
  • Flowers
  • Homewares
  • Beauty products
  • Jewellry

All donators will be promoted through our AWNY social media accounts and will be included in announcements on the evening.

If you are able to support this worthy cause with a donation please contact Bridget Callaghan.

 

Event: Summer rooftop cocktails at The Met, September 22

Join Australian Women in New York on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for summer cocktails and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Enjoy the last licks of summer overlooking the city on a Friday night with the ladies. Plus, just opened is the “On Country” Exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art, so come early to wander the exhibit before coming upstairs for a drink.

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 – cara@worldoflittledude.com

UPDATE: Bring a friend to drinks at the Met and help us launch Meet & Greet!

This new AWNY initiative aims to bring prospective and current members together over a cup of coffee.

We believe Meet & Greet will help Australian women support each other by giving new arrivals to NYC a friendly face to ask for advice, as well as a personal introduction to our network.

Our network receives a ton of requests for advice about New York City. Yet, each of our circumstances is slightly different. Through Meet & Greet, prospective members can identify their areas of interest, such as childcare, changing career, traveling solo, etc – and be connected with a member with similar experiences.

Any prospective member who attends drinks at the Met will have access to the Meet & Greet program. We believe this program to be an invaluable resource for any Australian woman who is new to NYC. We look forward to welcoming everyone as we launch Meet & Greet at the Met!

See you there!

Join us for rooftop drinks
RSVP on our Facebook page

Event: Working in the USA information session, June 14

Working in the USA: Expert advice for Aussie job seekers

Have you recently arrived in the US? Looking for a job? Or are you looking to change things up with your New York career?

Then why not join AWNY for an informative session on working in the USA, with expert advice for Aussie job seekers.

Belinda Jackson, of Prosell International and Working in the USA, has been living and working in New York for over a decade and has provided advice to many Aussies who have made the move to the States. She will provide practical advice about how to find your next job in the USA.

Learn how to:

  • Prepare your resume for American eyes
  • Hone your interview skills
  • Make you LinkedIn profile relevant to a US employer
  • Repackage yourself for a new role
  • Network to uncover the hidden job market
  • Navigate the cultural differences between workplaces in Australia and the US

Belinda’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 6.00pm for welcome drinks, 6.30pm start
Location: Australian Consulate-General, 150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34, New York, NY 10017
Event cost: AAA/AWNY Members: $15 / Non-Members: $25 – includes wine and nibbles

Buy tickets

 

Places at this always-popular event are strictly limited, so reserve your ticket today!

If you have questions about this session, please contact Katarina Filipovic.

What is an AWNY/AAA Member? Find out more about membership and benefits.

Buy tickets

Event: Morning Tea at the Consul-General’s Residence, May 3

UPDATE – this event is now sold out!

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to enjoy morning tea in the gorgeous garden setting of the Australian Consul-General’s residence in New York City.

Hosted by AWNY’s Patron, Kerry Minchin, this is a chance to see the Consul-Generals residence, share in a tasty spread, and mingle with other Australian women.

This event is a perk for AAA and AWNY members only and places are strictly limited, so be sure to RSVP!

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Address: The Australian Consul-General’s Residence, New York. The morning tea will be held in the front courtyard (weather permitting).
Cost: complimentary for AAA and AWNY members
Dress: Smart casual
RSVP: via the link below. No walk-ins permitted as guest names will need to be provided to the Consul-General in advance of the event.

RSVP online

 

For questions about this event, contact Laura O’Loughlin.

What is an AWNY/AAA Member? Find out more about membership and benefits.

RSVP online