We hold our Board Meetings on the first Thursday of the months of September, October, November, December, February, March April  

at 11:00 a.m.

Followed by our General Meeting*  at 1:00 pm at 
     The Douglaston Club - 600 West Drive, Douglaston 11363

Annual Meeting: First week in May

*no General Meeting in September

Announcement

The Woman's Club of Douglaston

will resume General Meetings

on Thursday, October 7, 2021

at 1:00 pm at 

Douglaston Club

600 West Drive - Douglaston, NY

WCD Fashion Hat Exhibition

100 Years of Douglastonian Hats


 

You will find it hard to resist exclaiming with surprise and pride when you browse through this display of remarkable hats: elegant, rakish, vintage, modern and chic.  They represent the Woman's Club of Douglaston members, who have graciously loaned them.  Special thanks go to the family of Bette Gallo, for the donation of her extensive personal collection.  Seeing some of her hats displayed anew will cause you to remember her and smile.  Beautiful Memories Gemacht, a large charitable organization, has contributed colorful vintage hats for display and purchase.  

2021-2022 Monthly Programs 

November 5, 2021

Georgia O’Keefe: Flower Power

We will learn about this artist who has been described as the “undisputed doyenne of American painting” in a slideshow/lecture format. The focus will be on this fearless, modest woman and her own refined, slightly removed art. The extraordinary life of the woman behind the masterpieces will be delved into and discussed.

Louise Cella Caruso is a noted art historian who has studied at CW Post, the Metropolitan, the Louvre, Prado, Vatican and Uffizi. 

 

December 2, 2021  

Holiday Program TBD

February 4, 2022 - Tentative

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald CSJ, Founder and Executive Director of “Hour Children”

 

We will be informed and discuss “Hour Children”, a recognized and celebrated philanthropy that has done transformative work with incarcerated women at Bedford Hills and Taconic. You will learn about their food pantry, day care center, and comprehensive post release program for formerly incarcerated women and their children.

 

 

March 3, 2022 

Irish Heritage Harp and Vocal Concert

 

Thrill to the sounds of Irish traditional music played on the harp.  These lilting tunes have crept into many of the adventurous improvisations you will hear realized on this extraordinary instrument.  In addition, you will enjoy the accompanying voice of an Irish tenor.   Our renowned harpist has played for President Obama and the Irish Prime Minister. Mia Theodoratus is currently teaching at Sarah Lawrence College and the Irish Arts Center.

 

 

April 7, 2022 

Underneath the Paramount Hotel: The Diamond Horseshoe Story - Tentative

 

Be swept away on a night club  adventure while watching a screening of an award winning documentary about the Diamond Horseshoe located in Manhattan's Paramount Hotel.  This 1940's dinner theater club was the brain-child of Billy Rose.  Gene Kelly and Betty Grable entertained here while glamorous patrons dined and danced.  Interviews with surviving 6-feet tall showgirls are included. Jesse David Harris is the Executive Director, creator and narrator of this documentary and staff photographer for the Lever House Art Collection.

 

 

May 6, 2022  - Venue TBD

Annual Meeting and Fundraiser Reception 

Celebrating the 106th Anniversary of the Woman's Club of Douglaston. "We've Come a Long Way"

Fashion Show by Chico's of Bay Terrace and much more.