Success on Shop & Stroll Madison Avenue

The NYJL Specialty Events Committee recent hosted the 3rd Annual Shop & Stroll Madison Avenue event, on what turned out to be a gorgeous, sunny Saturday in New York. As in previous years, the NYJL partnered with many Madison Avenue retailers to offer an amazing shopping experience with a portion of proceeds benefiting the NYJL. Each store had exquisite hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, exclusive shopping discounts and in some stores, special gift items with purchases.

The morning began at the Astor House with a toast at the mimosa bar, breakfast bites, and a Uwila Warrior pop-up shop who gave a generous donation to this year’s Shop & Stroll event. Thank you Uwila Warrior for your continued support!

Each year, the NYJL holds a variety of events such as Shop & Stroll Madison Avenue to generate the vital dollars necessary to support our charitable activities. The success of these events, along with generous donations from individuals and businesses, helps us achieve our mission to improve the lives of women and children in New York City. We hope to see you at an upcoming fundraiser to learn more and to support the work we do in New York City.

Thank you again to everyone who supported this year’s Shop & Stroll. It was a beautiful day that brought people together to support the NYJL and all its community efforts – we’re already looking forward to next year’s event!


How to Stay Involved with the NYJL this Summer

Rising temperatures and long, sunny afternoons means that summer is just around the corner. Before you make your holiday plans, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the activities taking place at the New York Junior League over the coming months. These events are a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new volunteers and start planning for next year!

Sustainer-hosted event: Celebrate the Summer Palm Beach Style!
(Open to all volunteers, not just Sustainers!)
Wednesday, June 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Palm Beach fashion has always been more than just the dress. Vibrant colors, palm trees, and larger than life fare will transform the Astor House into a fabulous summer setting! Join old friends and new for a fabulous and stylish night to celebrate the end of a great year and the beginning of summer. Enjoy great appetizers, beverages, and a Pink Flamingo specialty drink. It will be a night to remember! Cost is $35 (includes appetizers; beverages are additional). Don’t miss out and be sure to register today!

Join Us for Passport to Summer

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from July 10 to July 24, 5:00–9:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars and join members and friends of the New York Junior League for relaxing and fun summer evenings at the Astor House. Enjoy a special à la carte buffet menu featuring a selection of seasonal fare along with summer wines and specialty cocktails.

Be sure to check out the NYJL Facebook Group this Summer to stay up-to-date on everything happening at the League and to learn about ways to stay involved in the community.

Savoring an Epicurean Evening

The third-annual Savor the Spring was once again an evening filled with culinary delights. Proceeds raised benefited the NYJL’s charitable activities, including signature projects such as Cooking & Health Education for Families (C.H.E.F.), which works with underserved families across New York City to cook healthy, affordable meals. Below is just a small sampling of the evening’s delectable offerings from some of New York’s best chefs and mixologists.

  • Fat Monk with delicious gastropub treats

  • Liquid Lab demonstrating their take on modern mixology


Interested in purchasing a bottle of their Whiskey? Find out more details here. For those interested in sampling it again at bars and restaurants that carry the Whiskey, click here for an interactive map that shows all of our locations, including liquor stores. 

Thank you to all of our supporters and be sure to save the date for next year’s Savor the Spring, April 29, 2019!

Top Five Picks from Spring House Tour 2018

The bi-annual tours, held each spring and fall, are devoted to showcasing Manhattan’s exquisite residences, and highlight architecture, art, history and a range of exceptional interior design styles. Proceeds from the NYJL House Tours support the New York Junior League’s funding for the charitable activities of the League.

This recent Spring House Tour once again featured stunning homes throughout several neighborhoods of Manhattan.

  1. A hidden garden hideaway in the city.

  1. A table waiting for its guests

  1. The secret reading nook

  1. Why doesn’t my kitchen have a ladder?

  1. The show shopping display cases

Curious to see more? Be sure to save the date for the Fall House Tour taking place on October 27, 2018.

Making Sense of the Dollars and Cents

The NYJL Engagement Events committee hosted the final Thirsty Thursday of the year in May to raise money for the NYJL Annual Fund.  Members were invited to celebrate the end of the volunteer year with fellow members with the purchase of a $30 ticket, $20 of which counted as an Annual Fund donation.

The NYJL Annual Fund helps support our community endeavors and its leadership training programs as well as the upkeep of our Headquarters. It is a way to make the most immediate impact in support of the NYJL and to help ensure that we sustain our mission for years to come.

Every May, the Engagement Events encourages members to donate to this worthy cause by hosting the themed-social event.  Over 100 guests enjoyed Mexican-inspired bites to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and tested their luck at a raffle with prizes such as tickets to the upcoming Astor House End of the Year Party,  Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2018 and a One-Week Car Pass to the 2018 Hampton Classic.

The NYJL Engagement Events committee wishes everyone a happy and safe summer, and hopes to see you at Thirsty Thursday events this fall.  See below for more information on the Annual Fund!

Some examples of ways your donation could be used:

To help support your community, be sure to donate today. And don’t forget to check to see if your employer has a matching gifts program!