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AWNY News - October 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melanie Chiew
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Here we are in October. Falling leaves start to coat the streets in fiery tones, fall coats have their moment before we drag out our heavy winter jackets once again, and the spectacle of Halloween beckons. But best of all, we at AWNY have loads of ways for you to connect with us and each other in October, so be sure to join us at one of our events and say hi. 

Upcoming events

Throughout October Events worth checking out

October 2 & 10: The Emotional Transition of Moving to New York. Join Susie Lang, licensed Mental Health Counsellor, in this hands-on workshop to explore the emotional transition of moving to New York. Due to the previous popularity of this event, we are running both an evening session on Oct 2 (tonight!) and a daytime session on Oct 10.   

October 5 and October 16: New Member Meetups. Are you a new Australian or NZ woman in town or interested in AWNY? Come along to a casual meetup over a coffee or cocktail with two AWNY members as a chance to get to know some Aussie women in New York.

  • Oct 5, 8am is breakfast in Midtown with Susie
  • Oct 16, 6.30pm is drinks in Downtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill with Dawn

We have several spots available. RSVP to Dawn at ASAP to reserve your spot.

October 11: Lucy Guerin's 'Split'. Join us in an informal gathering to see the opening of 'Split', the opening of renowned Melbourne choreographer, Lucy Guerin's US premiere. Use the code “AWNY” to get $20 tickets. The code will be valid across all performances -- but on Thursday the 11th (opening night) all ticket-buyers who used that code will be invited to join a private post-show reception with Lucy and the dancers. At the Baryshnikov Arts Center. 

October 24, 6.30pm: Panel Discussion – A Strong and Caring Society and the NDIS Revolution. Hosted by Youngcare and AWNY, this panel discussion at the Australian Consulate New York will raise awareness about best-practice & outcomes for young people with high care needs, and highlight Australia’s lead on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Save the date! Tickets will be available shortly, check back at AWNY Facebook page

October 30, 6.30pm: AWNY Networking Event at The Australian. Join us at The Australian NYC for a drink and the opportunity to connect with a bunch of amazing Australian women. All Aussie/NZ women, members or non-members, are welcome. Spaces are limited. RSVP to Dawn at or via AWNY Facebook page.

Oct 30, 6.30pm: American Australian Association (AAA) Benefit Dinner. For 70 years, AWNY’s parent organization, the AAA, has been the ‘go to’ for business and government. To reserve or donate a table at the dinner, please complete and return the 2018 Benefit Dinner Reservation Form. For further information, please contact Debbie Chappel via
New to New York? Curious about what the Australian Women in New York has to offer, but not sure how to get involved? Check out our monthly event calendar hereJoin AWNY. Find out what's going on with the Australian community in NYC on Facebook. Reach out! Questions or ideas are welcome here.  

What's On in October?

As the beautiful colors of fall appear, there is plenty to do outdoors in the glorious sunshine. Check out AWNY's guide to what’s on in New York in October 2018.


Working Spaces in NYC

Tired of working, or looking for work, from your living room? Check out our guide to where to work from when you need to get out of the apartment. Read more


Mums and Dads update 

Is the new school year also the start of “mummy gets back into shape” for you? Nakia Gordon takes an in-depth look at an Aussie fitness phenomenon that has made its way to NYC. Read more

Faces of AWNY: Danika Druttman

Chicago-born Danika Druttman grew up in Sydney and London. Danika shares all the reasons New York is her spiritual home and the nostalgic influence of her Aussie childhood. Read more

Event Review: The Emotional Transition of Moving to NYC 

In case you need a little push to book your spot at one of these popular upcoming events, we revisit a 2016 review of one of Susie Lang's workshops by Kim Broughton. Read more

How to Go Leaf Peeping This Fall

Doing leaf peeping right takes some planning. Whether you are aiming for Central Park, or further north to New England, here are our tips to help you make the most of the season. Read more

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) is a dynamic group of women of all ages and backgrounds who have a connection to Australia and New Zealand. AWNY provides a forum for women to come together to network and share experiences
to make life in New York as rewarding as possible.


Australian Women in New York (AWNY) is a volunteer program of the American Australian Association (AAA). The American Australian Association strengthens and encourages ties between the United States and Australia through corporate, educational, economic, social and cultural activities and people to people exchange.
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