Welcome to the TTN Long Island ChapterDue to the current health crisis the Long Island chapter has canceled chapter-wide in person events through the end of the year. We will keep you posted of any future cancelations. Please continue to check your email and this website.
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Comments from our Members
Thanks for what you are all doing to help lighten the load of these crazy times.
Tons of MORE thanks for all the terrific programs that have been provided through TTN....
You and Steering team are doing such a great job of keeping TTN active and engaged. I thank you again.
I just read the newsletter. I found myself nodding my head up and down as I noted the many events that are listed in my calendar. In several instances I have grown from acquaintance to friend and even made new connections IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC! You and the committee have broadened our daily life while we navigate this temporary reality.
TTN is core in my life. The celebration days were fantastic. Clearly a mountain of work was done and it showed in the quality of the presentations.
The virtual programs researched and set up by TTN have been a blessing during this time and truly changed my life. As I have been saying, they have enriched my mind, body, and soul. They have helped me lose 13 1/2 lbs. since May! I learned how to make chia seed pudding during a healthy foods Zoom which has kept my hunger pangs at bay. Having the programs on Zoom allows us to take them with us anywhere.
TTN has done an unbelievable job providing us with wonderful zoom programs!! It definitely gives us something to look forward to during these difficult days. Thank you, Lindsay, and to all the people “behind the scenes” who put all these programs in place!
I honestly can't imagine the past few months without TTN!
THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN
Looking Ahead to Our Upcoming
Chapter-Wide In Person Events
November 10 My Betsy
November 18 Growing Up Bernstein
November 24 Zoom Workshop
December 4 Women in Film
December 17 American Dirt Book Discussion
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EXCITING PAST EVENTS
Winter Luncheon and Trivia
January 31, 2020
MUSIC AND HISTORY OF THE BEATLES
November 12, 2019
Long Island Haunted Mansions
The Contemporary Social Issues Committee (CSI) presented a program by noted historian, author, and parapsychologist Monica Randall on “Long Island's Most Haunted Mansions.” “Haunted” does not necessarily mean you can see or hear ghosts, as the word also is associated with the ill fate of some family members living in a particular home.
We learned about the many strange doings in places like the Farnsworth mansion, the Wordsworth House and the Woolworth Mansion. We learned more about ghosts than we perhaps we ever thought we could know.
November 12, 2019
October 24, 2019
October 23, 2019
Contemporary Social Issues (CSI)
In 1908, Howard Sherwood, a New York businessman, bought the property to become "a gentleman farmer." The current home is restored to showcase much of its colonial history. Sherwood was a collector of American decorative arts and the restored home also reflects his love of those artifacts.
What looked like linoleum in the parlor was actually painted canvas and laminated, indicative of early New England and East End LI homes. Supposedly very easy to clean! What looked like wallpaper was hand painted motifs to look like floral classical art; the Venetian blinds on the windows were from Colonial times. A large Quaker population lived in Farmingdale and the quilts on the bed had the eight-star pattern indicative of their design.
October 21, 2019
Essex Bus Trip
September 17, 2019
Margaret Atwood at Cinema Arts
August 23, 2019
Women Pilots in WWII
August 23, 2019
GALS’ NIGHT OUT
The Program Committee’s Gals’ Night Out provides an opportunity to gather and socialize in an informal atmosphere—no agenda, no structure, just friendship and laid-back conversation, along with some casual food and drink.
June 14, 2019
2019 ANUAL LUNCHEON
ANNUAL LUNCHEON - June 11, 2019
Anyone attending the TTN/LI Annual Luncheon at The Mansion in Woodbury would have thought they had been transported back to the era of the Great Gatsby and the Roaring Twenties. In fact, the only person missing may have been Jay Gatsby himself. Many of the 300 TTN/LI members who attended the sold-out function arrived attired in that era’s fashions: there was lots of black and art deco gold and silver on display, along with more than a few feather boas and flapper headbands. The Mansion setting also contributed to the atmosphere of having travelled back to the heyday of the Gold Coast mansions.
June 6, 2019
How many of us would be brave enough to give up almost everything and everyone familiar and dear to us to live a life of our own choosing?
April 21, 2019
“You look great for your age.” How many of us have been told that by some well-meaning friend and took this as a compliment? But this supposed compliment is really a form of ageism because it assumes that everyone your age (except you) looks old and looking old is bad. As speaker Ashton Applewhite told her audience of more than 100 TTN/LI women on April 16 at the Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead, “Ageism is any judgement made about people on the basis of age” and this “ism” affects women more than men. Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks-A Manifesto Against Ageism” and a frequent and passionate speaker on the subject. “Ageism enhances men and devalues women. Men and women experience ageing differently because society treats them differently.” Women buy into the societal assumption that we are not valued when we lie about our age, buy millions of dollars of anti-aging products and alter our appearance to look younger. Our age denial is expensive, futile and rooted in shame.
April 1, 2019
EVENT-CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (CSI)
March 14, 2019
The Women of Washington Square
What did Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Emma Lazarus, Emily Post and Eleanor Roosevelt have in common? Yes, they are all historic female figures we have heard of. We also can add to the list some less recognizable names: Mabel Dodge, Anne Lynch, and Jane Heap. It turns out all of these women are part of a group comprising “The Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square.” More than 100 members of the TTN/LI chapter came to Molloy College on March 14 to celebrate Women’s History Month and to hear Joyce Gold describe these women, their accomplishments, and the 2.5 mile area in which they lived during at least a portion of their adult lives—the Washington Square area of Greenwich Village.
February 4, 2019
Contemporary Social Issues (CSI)
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (CSI)
Run! Hide! Fight! These are the three commandments to be followed if you are in a dangerous, active shooter situation. On Monday, February 4, at the Commack Library, the Contemporary Social Issues Committee organized a timely power point lecture presented by Officer Moira Larmour of the Suffolk County Police department on “How to be Safe in Public Places.Read more...