Event in Review: AWNY Christmas Lunch 2017

Written by Sharon Jasprizza

Cheer, Chatter and Celebration at The Metropolitan Tower

The breathtaking views from the 30th floor of The Metropolitan Tower private restaurant provided the backdrop to the AWNY Christmas Lunch on Friday December 8th, 2017. Appropriately, we were surrounded by the inspiring company of our Aussie friends old and new, including Amber, who came all the way from Houston, Texas.

As with all AWNY events, it was a pleasure to meet with so many vivacious and friendly women, especially as they had ventured out on this cold New York day.

We were delighted to meet and welcome Berry Fanning, fiancé of Alastair Walton, the newly appointed Australian Consul-General to New York. We look forward to seeing more of Berry at future AWNY events.  


Susie Lang, AWNY mover and shaker and a resident at The Metropolitan Tower, worked tirelessly with Tom McLoone, the General Manager, to accommodate such a delicious celebration. Tom’s staff was warm and attentive. I think I want to live with Susie!

AWNY President, Belinda Jackson, set the scene for our vibrant and progressive organization, with her warm welcome and engaging speech.

Our group of Australian women in New York has forged a long-standing reputation of being affable and inclusive.  If you’re not yet a member of AWNY, please consider joining or perhaps become involved with some of our activities. Our Meet and Greet program is an easy way of being connected with another like-minded Australian woman in New York.


Event: AWNY Mums’ Christmas Dinner

Join us in celebrating Christmas in New York with fellow Aussie Mums over a fabulous dinner at Coarse NYC in the West Village.

New restaurant Coarse will surprise us with a delicious spontaneous chef’s tasting meal with wine pairings, highlighting great seasonal produce for just $49 (plus tax and tip)!

Event Details:
Date: Monday December 11th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Coarse NYC, 306 West 13 th Street, New York
Cost: $49 plus tax and tip
RSVP: Please RSVP as soon as possible, via the event on the Australian Mums and Dads in New York Facebook group or by emailing AWNY.

Hope to see you all for a fun filled night celebrating Christmas in NYC with great food, wine and Aussie company!

Cafe Review: Happy Bones

by Melissa Yap

At first glance, Happy Bones could be mistaken for a sleek, minimal art gallery or a streetwear boutique, with its white-washed exposed walls, t-shirts and indie music records. However, antipodeans can rejoice with the latest coffee haven to arrive on Soho’s doorstep. Owned and run by Kiwis, whose love and passion for the humble cup of Joe run as deep as on our own shores, Happy Bones proves that less is more. A simple menu of piccolo, cortados, alongside flat white’s (yes, you read right!) and a modest selection of baked goods make it a perfect pitstop to escape from the city hustle. Not to mention, the cafe also serves up merchandise from home-grown local music talents, the perfect accompaniment to take away with the perfect coffee.

Happy Bones

394 Broome St
New York, NY, 10013
Mon – Fri / 7:30am – 7pm
Sat – Sun / 8am – 7pm
P: 212 673 3754