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April 3, 2019

Where: The Birch Wathen Lenox School 210 East 77th Street
When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Why: We need YOUR input for future planning. New Finch trips? New Events? New ideas for Fundraising for our ever growing Finch Scholarship program? Be sure to join us!

April 11, 2019

Where: The Birch Wathen Lenox School 210 East 77th Street
When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
What: Each Finch Salon includes a lovely cocktail party (sponsored by BWL) and a program that highlights a few Finch women and their fascinating careers. Friends and family welcome.
Why: Because it's both informative and a fun event that brings Finch friends and alumnae together!

May 17 - May 21, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019
Museum of American Illustration; Society of Illustrators

11:00am - 12:00pm
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) NYC 10065
The museum has a wonderful history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1920 the Society was incorporated, and women became full members. In August of 1939, the Society moved into an 1875 carriage house located at 128 East 63rd Street. Norman Rockwell's "Dover Coach" became the backdrop for the bar, where it still hangs today. The Society is involved in illustration, contributions to community service and student scholarship.
Please Note: There Is No Elevator on the Premises. Lunch at the Society of Illustrators is optional, and each guest will receive their own check. The 128 Bar & Bistro is located on the third floor Hall of Fame Dining Room;

A visit to The Big Apple would be incomplete without dinner and a show in the theatre district!
Friday. May 17, 2019
Pre-theatre dinner at Gallagher's Steakhouse
, 5:45pm
228 West 52nd Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) NYC 10019
Located just steps from the Neil Simon Theatre, Gallagher's Steakhouse has been a fixture in New York's Theatre District since 1927. Known for its steaks, chops and ribs, other specialties include grilled chicken, tuna steak, stuffed jumbo shrimp and veal parmigiana. Please Note: We make the reservation, but dinner is optional, and each guest will receive a separate check. Please let us know if you will be joining us, no later than Friday, May 3rd.

Friday, May 17, 2019
The Cher Show at The Neil Simon Theatre
, 8:00 pm
250 West 52nd Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) NYC 10019
It all began in 1962 when teenager Cherilyn Sarkisian met Salvatore Bono at an L.A. coffee shop. Featuring costumes by award-winning designer, Bob Mackie, The Cher Show - about the fabulous life and amazing career of the one-name wonder - is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, and a Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy-winning superstar! Running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes with 1 intermission.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Chelsea Art Scene Walking Tour
, 1:00pm
Meet at the Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street (near 11th Ave.) NYC 10011
Enjoy a walking tour of the ever-new and exciting Chelsea Art Scene. Our tour leader is the art expert, John Delmar. We will begin at the Gagosian Gallery. From there we will get to explore the latest trends while we visit galleries of famous and up-and-coming artists in this very fashionable area on the west side of Manhattan.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Dinner and Cabaret starring Linda Purl at The Beach Café

7:30 pm -11:00pm
1326 Second Avenue (at 70th Street) NYC 10021
One of this year's Cosgrave honorees is Finch alumna and Hollywood TV and film actress and singer, Linda Purl. Tonight, we will enjoy a 3-course dinner beginning at 7:30pm, after which Linda will entertain us with her signature cabaret performance. Show starts at 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. (Wine and cocktails are not included.)

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Reception at the home of Ginger Najar

5:00pm -7:00pm
275 Central Park West @ 88th Street, Apt. 12D, NYC 10024
Ginger Najar, Finch alumna and hostess extraordinaire, welcomes us to her beautiful home overlooking Central Park for cocktails and canapes. We will enjoy breathtaking views of the Park and Fifth Avenue and stimulating conversation, as we meet past and current Cosgrave recipients as well as some of the Finch Scholars.

Monday, May 20, 2019
Luncheon and Tour at the United Nations

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at the United Nations, 46th Street and First Avenue, NYC 10017
Enjoy a 3-course, prix-fixe lunch at one of Manhattan's best-kept secrets: the United Nations' Delegates Dining Room. Our dining experience will be complemented by the beautiful vista and modern decor of the DDR itself and by sweeping panoramic views of the East River, Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island and the Long Island City waterfront. A tour of the UN's headquarters follows our luncheon.

Monday, May 20, 2019
Reception at the home of Diana and Mark Jacoby

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Philip Colleck, Ltd., 311 East 58th Street (just off 2nd Ave.) NYC 10022
A visit to the elegant townhouse of Finch alumna and artist, Diana Jacoby and her husband, Mark, a renowned antique collector and dealer, is a wonderful way to end our Cosgrave weekend. You will get to see the exquisite furnishings inside this beautiful home, built in the early 1850s and designated as a New York City landmark in 1967 while you enjoy a wine reception with hors d'oeuvres in its beautiful garden. Mark will also speak about their annual Chinoiserie exhibition.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Annual Jessica Cosgrave Award Celebration at The Cosmopolitan Club

5:30 pm - Welcome Reception
6:30 pm - Awards Presentation
8:00 pm - Dinner

June 1, 2019

Yes, donations are steadily finding their way to the Finch Post Office Box, but we still have "miles to go before we sleep." Please help us reach our goal as we continue to open "educational doors" for so many deserving and remarkable young women. Your generosity means so much!

NY Times article about Finch College

We are thrilled that Bob Morris of the Style Section of The New York Times attended our recent salon meeting at the Birch Wathen Lenox School and he had the opportunity to meet many graduates and see our alumni in action.  He captured so much history and also the fact that we are alive and well today!  We are pleased he mentioned today’s involvement with scholarships.
Click here to see the full article.

For those of you who missed Gail Mellow’s OpEd article in the NY Times, click here.

What an excellent platform for her to fully explain the Community College contributions to our educational system. As you know, a great number of Finch Scholars have received the excellent education and mentoring at LaGuardia, enabling them to study further. We all had the pleasure to meet Gail Mellow when she spoke at the Cosgrave Awards event.

The Finch College Alumni Association General Membership 2018-19 Meetings
will be held at The Birch Wathen Lenox School
210 East 77 Street, New York, New York  10075
Meetings at 6pm.
November 7th, 2018
April 3rd, 2019

Box 183
954 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10021

Nominate a Finch graduate to receive the prestigious Cosgrave Award. Form available under Cosgrave Award

Join Finch College Alumni on both Facebook
and LinkedIn
Find long lost friends, learn what they are doing and hear great stories of college days.