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Audubon Mural Project held on Zoom, 19 August 2020
AFICS NY Social Committee invited its members to a virtual guided tour of the Audubon Mural Project on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon given by Ms. Leigh Hallingby, a licensed NYC tour guide.
The Audubon Bird Mural Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. Since all of the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the Project is designed not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We saw about 40 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a slide presentation with live commentary. There was Q&A afterwards.
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Mix & Mingle on 11 December 2019
Luncheon in Tony's Di Napoli on 20 November 2019
Tony's has served up some of the best Old New York Italian favorites since 1959.
To truly appreciate this restaurant, come with a large family and a large appetite. Portions are huge, designed to serve two to three people.
Luncheon in Sachi, 14 August 2019
The AFICS-NY Social Committee organized a luncheon on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, @ Sachi, Asian Bistro. 32 members attended.
Summer members' Mix & Mingle, 26 June 2019
The president of AFICS-NY, together with the co-chairs of the Membership and Social Committees, invited all members to a wine & cheese get-together on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 in AFICS/NY office.
Annual Reception, 29 May 2019
Held after the Annual Assembly, in Zaika, authentic Indian restaurant.
Winter-Spring Luncheon, 27 March 2019 at 12:30
Lunch and Visit to MoMA held on 13 February 2019
The Social & Other Events Committee of AFICS/NY organized an outing in New York City on Wednesday 13 February 2019, which began with lunch at a popular midtown French restaurant, "La Bonne Soupe". The delicious three-course meal was enjoyed by 51 AFICS/NY members and their guests, who were seated in two private rooms on the upper floor. After lunch most of the participating AFICS/NY members enjoyed the free entry to the nearby Museum of Modern Art accorded to holders of valid UN Staff Passes, including Retiree Passes.
Fall Luncheon Cruise on the Hudson - November 2018
The Social Committee of AFICS/NY organized a Fall Luncheon held on Thursday 1 November 2018 on the Bateaux New York, elegant dining while cruising the East and Hudson Rivers. A total of 61 participants enjoyed the cruise and the unparalleled views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty through the unique design of the cruise boat’s curved glass walls and ceiling. A welcome glass of champagne was appreciated by all, followed by a three-course lunch, a glass of wine, and some delicious New York style cheesecake with coffee or tea.
It was indeed an unforgettable experience!
Fall Excursion to Lake George NY - September 2018
The Social Committee of AFICS/NY arranged a three-day excursion from 11-14 September 2018 to the Chelka Lodge on beautiful Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
The excursion to Lake George was enjoyed by the group of 11 participants, in no small part due to the weather that was better than forecast. There was a meet and greet gathering at the Chelka Lodge where the group stayed, followed by dinner at a lakeside restaurant at Bolton’s Landing. The events for the next few days were based on popular choice starting with a visit to the Natural Stone Bridge & Caves in Pottersville, NY, then lunch at The Sagamore Hotel and a delicious dinner at the elegant Inn at Erlowest where Restaurant Week was appreciated by all! The Lake George Steamship company luncheon cruise on Wednesday 13 September was delightful as the Red Hatters chapter of Lake George hosted their annual event that day with live music and dancing for all. The sportier among the group went hiking, swimming, kayaking and played ping pong on the grounds, while some relaxed on the lounge chairs enjoying the awesome view. On the way back home, the group visited the city of Saratoga Springs where they had lunch at the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel.
A good time was had by all!
Mar Winter/Spring Luncheon (Al Bustan)
April New Member Mingle (AFICS/NY Office)
June Annual Assembly Reception Dinner (Zaika)
Sept Fall Excursion to Lake George, Chelka Lodge
Nov Fall Luncheon Cruise (Bateaux New York ship)