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

 

Thursday, October 7, 2021  - WCD Fashion Hat Exhibition

We are planning an exhibition of hats for our opening General Meeting in October. Vintage hats. flowers, feathers, jewels, bows, veils with styles of a bygone era would be exhibited as well as attractive hat boxes or books about hats. Member participation is needed.


 


 

Monthly Programs for 2021

 

February 4, 2021

Women Who Care

This dual program will reflect the ways in which we help those less fortunate in all aspects of life.

    1).  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. Sister Tesa Fitzgerald CSJ is their founder and Executive Director.

     2).  Many women in our club have found themselves in the position of caretaker for family embers.  In this unique presentation we will gain insights about how the caregiver can care for herself and avoid dangerous pitfalls which lead to stress and illness. A question and answer period will follow.

Joan Swirsky: R.N., psychotherapist, author, Canadian Free Press columnist and NY Times correspondent.

 

March 4, 2021

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 reknowned 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 1, 2021

Divas of Jazz

Through lecture and power point we will learn about, enjoy the music and discuss the lives of fabulous female jazz song stylists.

Though their voices were breathtaking, their lives were less so, filled with tragedy, drugs and crushing disappointments. We will listen, look and discuss the intertwining of beauty with harsh reality that allowed these iconic American women artists to sing so gloriously in spite of.

 

Ricky Riccardi is an author, radio personality and lecturer specializing in Louis Armstrong and jazz musicians. He is director of the archives at the Louis Armstrong Museum.

October 7, 2021

Chorus Girls, Politicians, Movie Stars and Gangsters

The Diamond Horseshoe Documentary tells the story of the world famous nightclub underneath the Paramount Hotel. Now forgotten, it attained fame and celebrity during New York City’s Golden Era. The screening will be hosted by Jesse Harris who created, directed and narrated this glittering adventure.

Jesse Harris is a noted filmmaker, award winning photographer and designer.

 

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 3, 2021 - TBD