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Update - April 2016

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Australia to USA Fellowship applications now open 



The American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Inc., in conjunction with the American Australian Association, is offering a US$30,000 fellowship for an Australian MA or Graduate student wishing to further his or her studies in the United States in the fields of fine arts, art history/theory, curatorial studies, arts administration or conservation studies. Find out more.


The American Australian Association is now accepting applications for the 2016 Australia to USA Fellowship for awards up to US$40,000. Australian post-graduate and doctoral candidates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and medicine are encouraged to apply. Further details are available on our website here.



The New York International School provides world-class preschool and elementary education with a Spanish/Chinese language immersion program on Museum Mile, next to Central Park.The school is accepting rolling applications to assist Australian families who arrive throughout the US academic year.

AAA members benefit from 10% reduced fees.

Krystalla Pearce and Bridget Balodis


Krystalla and Bridget are Australian theatre makers living in New York. Both originally from Melbourne, Krystalla moved to New York for work and soon found love; Bridget moved to New York for love and soon found work! They are both working on a new playPoint of Origin,which opens at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg on April 27th. Krystalla co-wrote and performs inPoint of Origin;Bridget is co-directing the show.

Point of Originis an immersive theatre experience. It starts with a leg of lamb being placed in an oven on stage. As the aromas fill the theatre, the cast figures out how to tell three stories – about a shape-shifting hag witch from Finland; a slimy con artist from Greece; and their descendants, an Australian woman and an American woman who find themselves in New York.

Sometimes these stories are told with words, other times through dance, but most deliciously they are told through food. The audience receives food samples throughout the performance and shares in the leg of lamb at the end of the play. Read Q&A here.




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19 Apr: AWNY: Working in the USA - more information
23 Apr:ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, Harvard University, New England - more information
26 Apr: AAA-CA Winemaker Dinner with Chester Osborn - more information
27 Apr: AAA-CA Winemaker Dinner with Andrew Quin - more information
28 Apr: AAA-CA Winemaker Dinner with Bruce Tyrrell - more information
16 May: Global & Mobile Immigration Seminar, New York - save the date

14 Jul: AAA Westpac Summer Cruise, New York - save the date


25 Apr: Newport Beach Film Festival Australian Spotlight, Newport Beach - more information
28 Apr: G'Day USA Emerging Innovators Xchange, Redondo Beach, CA - more information
3 May: Australian Short Film Today, Asia Society, New York - 
more information
27 Jun: MDA's A Taste Down Under, New York - more information

Australian Spotlight
Newport Beach Film Festival 2016
Monday, 25 April 2016, 8:00pm
An exclusive screening and west coast Premiere of the film ‘UNindian’ followed by
a festive post screening gala.

AAA Coupon Code: AUSBFF. 
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Australian Short Film Today

Tuesday, 3 May 2016,6:30pm - 8:00pm
Asia Society - 725 Park Avenue, New York
Featuring some of the most exciting and eclectic short films from Down Under, this annual program returns in memory of its creator, longtime head of the Association's Cultural Affairs Committee, Susan Talbot AM, with live action, documentary and animated shorts. 
Find out more

MDA's A Taste Down Under

Monday, 27 June 2016 at Tribeca Rooftop.
Save $50 with AAA discounted tickets 


AAA Westpac Summer Cruise

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - save the date



Kelly O'Dwyer battles entrepreneurial brain drain to United States, The Sydney Morning Herald
There’s a good reason we’re so interested in the US election: it matters, The Conversation
This woman’s sheep oil will transform your skin, New York Post
America’s Cup racing returns to New York Harbor for the first time in nearly 100 years, NY Daily News
The Australian dollar roars back above 76 cents, Business Insider Australia
Australian manufacturing beats the odds to outpace US, Europe activity in March - strongest month in over a decade, International Business Times
Australian refugee Thon Maker nominates for NBA draft,
Australian Couple Finds Second Home For Business, Hartford Courant
OpenTable Free App Has Landed In Australia, Women Love Tech
The Australian ingredient that Americans are loving,
Australia a top destination for American luxury visitors, Travel Daily News
New $5 note revealed by Reserve Bank of Australia, The Age
Is Australia the Key to US Containment of China?, The Diplomat
Barack Obama praises Australia's mandatory voting rules, The Guardian
Jack Dorsey the hipster billionaire visits Australia for first time, The Sydney Morning Herald
Fashion Down Under comes to Los Angeles, New York Amsterdam News
America’s beef with Aussie farmers over Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal,
You Can Fly to Australia for Less Than $400—Round Trip, Travel + Leisure


ANZAC Day Commemorative Service (Australian and New Zealand Consulates-General)
Sun, 24 April, 10:30am at ANZAC Memorial Garden, Level 7, British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center, 620 Fifth Avenue. RSVP essential,
click here to enter ballot.

ANZAC Day AFL Live Coverage at The Australian
Sun, 24 April, 11pm at The Australian Bar & Restaurant, 20 W 38th Street
AFL: Collingwood v Essendon | NRL: Dragons v Roosters, Knights v Sea Eagles

Dawn Service (Australian and New Zealand Consulates-General)
Mon, 25 April, 5:45am (arrive by 5:30am) at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, 55 Water Street.

ANZAC Day at The Australian
Mon, 25 April, 8am at The Australian Bar & Restaurant, 20 W 38th Street
Doors open 8am | Live music from 5pm | 2-Up at 3pm | All day AFL/NRL replays

New York Magpies ANZAC Day
Join the New York Magpies to honor all the Diggers that tragically lost their lives in pursuit of their country's freedom. Full details of their 2016 event to come.


ANZAC Day Commemorative Service
Sat, 23 April, 11am at The Memorial Church, Harvard University, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge
The American Australian Association and Kia Ora New England invite members and friends to attend ANZAC Day 2016. Commemorative Service to be followed by a reception.


ANZAC Day Commemorative Service - Los Angeles
Sun, 24 April, 10am aboard battleship USS Iowa, 250 South Harbor Boulevard. Los Angeles
Registration and ID required. The service will begin promptly at 10am and will be followed by a Community Reception alongside the USS Iowa.

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service - San Francisco
Sun, 24 April, 11am at Log Cabin, Presidio, San Francisco.
The service will be followed by a BBQ with light refreshments.

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service - San Diego
Mon, 25 April, 8am at the USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
Registration and ID required. The service will begin promptly at 8am and will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast on the USS Midway.



Boston, MA
23 April, 11am - Commemorative Service at the Memorial Church, Harvard University. More info.
Chicago, IL
25 April, 7am - ANZAC Service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Downtown. More info.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 April, 12pm until dusk ANZAC BBQ, 15150 SW 27th St Davie, FL. More info.
Houston, TX
24 April, 10:30am - The Australian New Zealand Association of Texas (TANZOT) Memorial Service at Bear Creek War Memorial. A sausage sizzle will be provided following the service. More info.
25 April, 6am - Dawn Service at the USS Houston Memorial on the Heritage Society Grounds. More info.
Los Angeles, CA
24 April, 10am - Commemorative Service aboard the USS Iowa, 250 South Harbor Boulevard. More info.
Minneapolis, MN
24 April, 2pm - Memorial Service and family activities at Golden Valley American Legion, 200 Lilac Dr. More info.
New York, NY
24 April, 10:30am - Commemorative Sunday Service at ANZAC Memorial Garden, Rockefeller Center. More info.
24 April, 11pm - ANZAC Day AFL Live Coverage at The Australian. More info.
25 April, 5:45am - Dawn Service at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza. More info.
25 April, 8am - ANZAC Day at The Australian. More info.
San Diego, CA
25 April, 8am - ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at the USS Midway, 910 N Harbor Dr, followed by a gunfire breakfast. More info.
San Francisco, CA
24 April, 11am - Commemorative Service at Log Cabin, Presidio. BBQ to follow. More info.
Seattle, WA
22 April, 6:30pm - Australia New Zealand America Society Annual Dinner at Mountaineers Club. More info.
Washington DC
25 April, 5:45am - Dawn Service at Korean Veterans War Memorial. More info.
25 April, 10:30am - Commemorative Service at National Cathedral. More info.



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