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2014 – Events Listing

2013 – Events Listing

2012 – Events Listing

Bastille Day Ball 2012
July 12 at Club 404
A Night with Music
 July 05 at Jelsomino
The 10th Annual Swedish Midsummer Party
June 22 at Club Crimson
Summer Kick-off Party
 June 12 at Bishops and Barons

Speed networking night with the Romanian chamb….
May 30 at Katra Lounge and Restaurant
Eurovision Song Contest Finals Party
May 26 at 230 Fifth
Eurovision Song Contest Finals Party at 230 Fifth
May 26 at 230 Fifth
An Evening in Brittany with French Culture Nights
May 23 at Novotel Times Square
VIP Russian Cocktails & Blinis @ Marivanna
May 15 at Mari Vanna
After Party @ Jelsomino Karaoke Bar
 May 15 at Jelsomino
An Evening with Stefano Losi at Taj Lounge
 May 02 at Taj Lounge
20th Anniversary of the Moscow Soloists Chambe….
 April 28 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Spring Dance Party
April 13 at The Parlour
Art and Culture Night with French Culture Nights
April 12 at Sky Room
Young Dynamic Urban Professionals Mixer at Tonic
April 11 at Tonic
Preview screening of “Monsieur Lazhar”
 April 03 at Cinema Village
From Scotland with Love Fashion Show and Chari….
  April 02 at The Liberty Theater
Latin Night with Peruvian Flavor – Live Music ….
 March 28 at Tutuma Social Club
Reception at the Argentinian Consulate for Mar….
March 27 at Consulate of Argentina
“Back to NY¨ Art Reception for Luis Burgos
Finance Professionals Cocktail Hour
March 14 at The World Bar & Lounge
International Women’s Day Celebration
 March 08 at Tonic Times Square
Eurocircle’s Passion Test Party with Kirsi Paa….
 February 22 at Tonic Bar
EuroCircle New York 13th Anniversary Party
February 15 at The Empire Room
EuroCircle’s Annual Real Estate Event with V….
February 07 at Private Location
French Culture Night at Affaire
January 29 at Affaire
EuroCircle Benefit for the Neighborhood Preser….
 January 17 at Van Alen Institute

2011 – Events Listing

Annual Holiday Party
 December 20 at Tonic Bar and Restaurant
Guest bartending for a cure at Traffic Bar
November 04 at Traffic Bar & Grill
Transylvania Mania
October 31 at N/A
Get together at Duo
October 26 at DUO Restaurant & Lounge
Eurocircle’s “Retirement in a Bear Market” Coc….
October 13 at The World Bar & Lounge
Eurocircle’s Live Jazz with Anders Holst, Carl….
October 09 at Taj Lounge
Eurocircle’s Passion Test Party with Kirsi Paa….
September 28 at Highland Park
Fall Cocktails at the Stylish Empire Room
 September 16 at The Empire Room
European Summer Cocktails in Style at the Empi….
August 16 at The Empire Room
‘The Road to Istanbul’ Cocktail Hour
 July 27 at The World Bar & Lounge
All Day summer BBQ in Frank’s Garden
 July 09 at Frank’s garden apartment
Art and Poetry of Stefano Losi
 June 29 at The Taj Lounge
Power Cocktails
 June 14 at The Four Seasons
CD Release Celebration for Anders Holst
June 01 at Taj Lounge
Business Networking
May 12 at Inc. Lounge
CD Release Party For Blake Carrington
May 06 at Covet Restaurant & Lounge
Networking & Cocktails After Work
 April 26 at HAVEN
Library (re-)opening – Rick Moody & Dale Peck ….
April 12 at Austrian Cultural Forum
Tsunami Benefit Concert with Julian & His Friends
April 02 at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
Performance & Talk-back with Marisa Tomei & th….
March 29 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row
Exclusive Eurocircle Performance: Aisha at La ….
March 19 at La Pomme
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party with Anu & Frank
 March 10 at The Parlour
Reception for Stefano Losi at the United Nations
 March 03 at United Nations- Ex-Press Bar, General Assembly Building
Annual Oscar Award Celebration
February 27 at “The Atrium” of the Irish Pub “Blackstones”
Cocktails with Top Model & Celebrity Photograp….
 February 26 at Taj Lounge
EuroCircle’s Annual Real Estate Event with V….
February 17 at Private Location
Annual Classical Music Event with Frank – J. S….
February 13 at 2nd Floor Duke Ellington Party Room
After-Work Cocktails at Taj Lounge
January 26 at Taj Lounge
Get together
January 15 at 48 Lounge
Mariinsky Ballet Performance of “The Little Hu….
October 31 at Taj Lounge

2010 – Events Listing

Holiday Cocktails in Style at the Empire Room
 December 21 at The Empire Room
Thursday Night Fever Dancing Holiday Party
 December 09 at The Parlour
Per Hillo Opening Hosted by Malena Belafonte & Co
December 06 at TimeIn Gallery
Gregg Rosen Exhibit @ s.h.e. Gallery
December 03 at s.h.e gallery
Pre-Holiday Party Co-Hosted by NYEBN
 November 30 at New World Stages
Saturday Night at Sky Room
 November 13 at Sky Room
Our French Member Pascalito at the Kitano
November 11 at The Kitano Hotel Jazz Lounge
Chopin Concert
October 29 at Hunter College
Eurocircle’s night at Sky Room
 October 27 at Sky Room
Faces – A Window to the Soul Reception – Luis ….
October 16 at
Culture: The Music of ABBA at Carnegie Hall
 October 16 at Carnegie Hall
Steuben Day German Octoberfest Party
September 25 at Frank Breuer’s Garden
BizTechDay New York 2010
September 24 at The Times Center
Mix & Mingle at the New Willow Lounge
 September 22 at The Willow Lounge
Business Networking Event (Co-hosted by NYEBN)
 September 15 at Taj Lounge
Garden Party with Live Harp Music
 August 29 at
Meet Frank for Drinks at Ink48 Hotel
August 27 at Ink48 Hotel Rooftop
Eurocircle’s Cocktails @ Inc. Lounge
August 25 at Inc. Lounge
Cocktail Hour at Novotel’s Sky Terrace
 August 12 at Novotel Sky Terrace
Concert performance
July 13 at Central Park – Great Lawn
Rhythms & Sounds of Brazil – Marianni Ebert
April 02 at Carnegie Hall
Power Cocktails with NYEW
 March 15 at The Four Seasons
Culture: Wind Quintet Idée Fixe @ Salmagundi ….
 January 21 at Salmagundi Club

2009 – Events Listing

Turkish Superstar Ajda Pekkan Concert
 December 18 at
A Stylish Holiday Party at Armani Cafe
Differences in culture,dating,mannerism..
The Ukrainian Institute of America Reception
November 24 at Ukrainian Institute of America
Kurmangazy Kazakh National Consevatory
November 23 at Carnegie Hall
Special Michel Legrand Concert @ Avery Fisher ….
 November 21 at Avery Fisher Hall
Trump World Tower European Mixer
November 14 at The World Bar & Lounge
Power Cocktails V with NYEW at the Four Season….
November 12 at
20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 09 at Blackstones Pub @ Restaurant (Atrium Party Room)
Annual Halloween Spooktacular @ The Midtown Loft
October 31 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
French Movie Preview How To Seduce Difficult W….
 October 30 at City Cinemas Village East
Transylvania Mania!
October 29 at The World Bar & Lounge
The Mystery of the Paintings of Rene Magritte
October 24 at Duke Ellington Party Room, 2nd Floor
Coolture Spain presents Luis Burgos Reception
October 01 at Coolture Spain
Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island
September 27 at Governors Island
EuroCircle End of Summer Brunch at 230 Fifth
September 20 at 230 FIFTH
The Show Business Insiders
September 09 at The Four Seasons Restaurant Bar
Parisian Night @ OPIA with Live Performances
August 31 at Opia
Four Seasons Power Cocktails
 August 25 at The Four Seasons Restaurant Bar
An Italian Celebration: Ferragosto on the Terrace
August 16 at EDEN
New York Philharmonics in the Park
July 17 at Central Park – Great Lawn
New York Philharmonics in the Park
 July 14 at Central Park – Great Lawn
My Big Chic Greek Party!
July 11 at
All-American Fun in the City @ Johnny Utah’s
July 01 at Johnny Utah’s
Summer Terrace Party @ Fifth Avenue
June 26 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
EuroCircle’s Ballroom & Latin Dance Night & Show
June 18 at Providence Lounge
Return Of The 80′s Continues @ Trump World Tower
June 06 at The World Bar & Lounge
Anna-Kristiina Kaappola in Recital @ Carnegie ….
 May 22 at Carnegie Hall
Eurovision Song Contest – Live Viewing from Mo….
May 16 at Hibernia Bar & Grill
12th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women
May 02 at N/A
Kaiku Benefit Party
April 30 at Finnish Church
Return of the 80′s at Marquee
April 22 at Marquee
Spring Madness @ Pacha
April 18 at Pacha
Kiss Me I’m Irish – St. Paddy’s Day in Style
March 17 at 230 Fifth
1001 Mediterranean Nigths & Belly Dancing
March 06 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Real Estate Workshop II with Victoria
March 04 at Private Location
Real Estate Workshop with Victoria in Midtown
February 25 at Midtown
Pop Culture Party @ Midtown Loft & Terrace
February 20 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Runway Fashion Show: The Pink Party with 4 DJs
February 12 at Arena
Euro House Sessions @ Midtown Loft & Terrace
January 24 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
At Home with H.E. Lintonen UN Ambassador -Finland
January 16 at Residence of the Finland Ambassador to the UN

2008 – Events Listing

VIP Holiday Mixer @ Aquavit
December 22 at Aquavit
Festive Holiday Fifth Avenue Loft Bash
December 13 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
A Lipstick Jungle Party @ Azza Featuring Bulgaria
November 20 at Azza
James Bond 5th Avenue Loft Party
November 15 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Spook-tacular Halloween Party
October 31 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Fatih Erkoc Concert at the Avery Fisher Hall
 September 28 at Avery Fisher Hall
Power Cocktails 3rd Edition @ The Four Seasons
September 22 at The Four Seasons Restaurant Bar
Disco Night: Terrace Party
August 30 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Turkish Extravaganza@ 5th Av Midtown Loft &Ter….
 August 09 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Baltic White Nights with Fashion Show
July 25 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Power Cocktails II @ The Four Seasons
July 17 at The Four Seasons Restaurant Bar
Bodyart Dance Performance & Champagne Reception
July 16 at 3 Legged Dog
Mediterranean Night @ Drom on July 4th
July 04 at Drom
Midsummer Party
June 20 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
Power Cocktails @ The Four Seasons Restaurant
 June 11 at The Four Seasons Restaurant Bar
Rooftop Cocktails @ Eden
 May 29 at EDEN
Russian American Comedy Night
May 07 at New York Comedy Club
Turkish Night – Special Edition II
 April 30 at Azza
Chelsea Art Gallery Tour
April 26 at Chelsea Art Gallery
Nordic Party @ Midtown Loft
April 18 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
April Fools’ Day West Village Party @ 49 Grove
April 01 at 49 Grove
Learn to TANGO…3-h Saturday afternoon workshop
March 29 at Stepping Out Studios
Stylish Cocktail Reception with Zyr Vodka Tasting
March 27 at N/A
Turkish Tuesday Night – Special Edition
March 18 at Azza
Gentlemen’s Night Out @ Providence
February 21 at Providence Lounge
Dance Circle Saturday Afternoon 3-hour Workshop
February 16 at Stepping Out Studios
Residential Real Estate Seminar
February 05 at N/A
Ars Fennica: Finnish Art Now Opening Reception
January 29 at Scandinavia House
An Unforgettable Baltic Gala Night:9th Anniver….
January 26 at N/A
Red Carpet Style: Sarar Boutique Grand Opening….
January 17 at N/A
70s & 80s Disco Extravaganza Kicks off 2008
January 10 at Azza

2007 – Events Listing

Midtown Loft Holiday Party w 3 DJs & Singer
December 22 at Midtown Loft & Midtown Terrace
EuroCircle Returns to AZZA with a Sexy Euro Style
November 29 at Azza
Sexier in the City w Slovakian Twist
November 09 at Branch
50 % Discount Nomad Soundsystem@ Carnegie Hall
November 05 at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Comps & Drinks at Russian Tea Room
November 01 at Russian Tea Room
Saturday Afternoon Salsa & Cha Cha Cha 4-7pm
October 27 at Stepping Out Studios
A Night in Marrakech @ Katra
October 18 at Katra
Intimate Mediterranean & Turkish Dinner
October 07 at Seven’s Turkish Grill
Chelsea Gallery Tour
October 06 at Chelsea Gallery Tour Meeting Point
Nordic Lounge After Party
September 27 at Azza
Intimate Sunday Night Jazz Session @ Aix
September 23 at Aix
Celebrate La Vie Cabaret – Extension & Discount
September 20 at Spiegelworld
Nordic Lounge With Fashion Show & Dancing
September 13 at Arena
Mediterranean Circle’s Late Night @ Frederick’s
August 18 at Frederick’s Bar & Lounge
An Evening of Absinthe
August 17 at Spiegelworld
LIVE Performance by Pascalito & Party with 2 DJs
August 11 at Opia
A Talent Show & Bastille Day Disco Night @ Opia
July 14 at Opia
At Home with H.E. Ambassador Kirsti Lintonen o….
June 29 at Private Location
Intimate Summer Sessions I
June 23 at Karavas Tavern
Caribbean Night @ PM Lounge
June 14 at PM Lounge
Day of Russia Cruise
June 01 at Cruise ship Cornucopia Majesty
EuroCircle Summer Kick-Off Lounge @ Duvet
May 24 at Duvet
Hot Latin Moves – Sat Afternoon Dance Workshop
May 19 at Dance New York
Signette Private Sale and Garden Party
May 12 at Anita Shapolsky Gallery
Cultural Arts Circle: British Theatre
May 10 at The Beckett Theatre
Joint Nordic Night
May 03 at Arena
Mediterranean Night with RussianMix
April 27 at Branch
Experience April in Paris
April 11 at Frederick’s Bar & Lounge
Tango 3 hour Afternoon Workshop with Benito
March 31 at Stepping Out Studios
Dancing with Portuguese & Brazilians
March 22 at Azza
Mediterranean Circle Friday Night Party
March 16 at Duvet
Dancing with Eastern Europeans @ Branch
March 08 at Branch
Frank’s Art Evenings Annual Academy Awards Night
February 25 at Blondie’s
Mediterranean Night Fever
February 24 at Duvet
Swing & Salsa Afternoon
February 10 at N/A
8th Anniversary Gala: Estonian Night
February 03 at Loft 11
Mediterranean Circle Kick-Off
January 20 at Moomia
A Night in Morocco
January 11 at Katra

2006 – Events Listing

EuroCircle @ Guest House
November 30 at Guest House
The Bond Party with Glamour
October 26 at The Grand
From Russia With Love and Films
October 12 at Fizz Restaurant & Club
Incredible India
October 06 at Fizz Restaurant & Club
VIPCircle (40+ crowd) Cocktails
September 30 at Bookmarks Lounge @ Library Hotel
Sexier in the City with Europeans
September 28 at Fizz Restaurant & Club
DanceCircle Starts Again with Salsa lessons
September 16 at Stepping Out Studios
Calligaris Shop Opening VIPCocktails
September 14 at Calligaris Shop by Jensen-Lewis
Doubles Tennis OUTDOOR Event
September 09 at Columbus Racquet Club
Arabic Night
September 06 at Duvet
Moonlight Serenade & Dance: A Tribute to Romance
August 26 at Opia
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
August 12 at Columbus Racquet Club
Mediterranean Night with Cocktails & Dancing
August 12 at Opia
EuroCircle Lounge & Disco with Antoine Blech
July 29 at Opia
Latin Tunes & Dancing with EuroCircle
July 22 at Opia
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
July 15 at Columbus Racquet Club
NYC free Philharmonic concerts in Central Park
July 12 at Central Park: Turtle Pond @ Great Lawn
Return of the 70s/80s Disco
June 29 at Au Bar
Tango Workshop with Benito and Anu
June 24 at Stepping Out Studios
EuroCircle Celebrates Lebanon and Its People
June 21 at NYIT – penthouse
The Day of Russia Cruise
June 16 at The Yacht “Nautical Empress”
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
June 10 at Columbus Racquet Club
The Ambassadors Night
May 25 at Duvet
Latin Dance Workshop with Benito and Anu
May 20 at Stepping out Studios
French Romance Night
May 12 at Frederick’s Bar & Lounge
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
May 06 at Columbus Racquet Club
Jazzy French Dinner
April 30 at Mon Petit Cafe
70s/80s Disco Extragavanza
April 27 at Au Bar
Scandinavian Dinner
April 11 at Smorgas Chef West Village
Dancing with Eastern Europeans & Mediterraneans
April 05 at Providence
An Unforgettable Turkish Night
April 01 at Consulate General of Turkey
DanceCircle: Swing and Foxtrot
March 25 at Stepping Out Studios
Dancing With Eastern Europeans
March 16 at Au Bar
French Country Dinner
March 13 at Gavroche
Tennis Indoors
March 04 at West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club Party
February 26 at The West Side Tennis Club
DanceCircle: Rhumba and Slow Walz
February 25 at Stepping Out Studios
Ice Skating in Wollman Rink w/ Anu and Anna
February 16 at The Wollman Skating Rink
Residential Real Estate Seminar
February 16 at
Tennis Indoors
February 16 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Post Valentine Night w smooth/sexy/ live Jazz ….
February 15 at Cinema Brasserie
Ice-skating at the Wollman Skating Rink
January 29 at Wollman Skating Rink
EuroCircle’s 7th Anniversary Party: Hungarian….
January 27 at Consulate General of Hungary
Scandinavian Night
January 12 at Cinema Brasserie

2005 – Events Listing

Christmas Eve Dinner at Ed’s Loft
December 24 at Private Loft in Chelsea
Tennis Indoors
December 17 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
VIPCircle event
December 14 at Katwalk Bar and Lounge
A Night in Casablanca
December 07 at Cinema Brasserie
French Bistro Dinner
November 25 at Au Coin de Feu
East Village EuroCircle Mixer
November 17 at Phebe’s Tavern and Grill
DanceCircle-Follow Up class in Cha-Cha and Salsa
November 12 at Stepping Out Studios
YL Male Choir Concert
 October 23 at Avery Fisher Hall
EuroCircle Lounge/Birthday Bash
October 20 at Gypsy Tea
New York DanceCircle Starting Fall Season
October 15 at Stepping Out Studios
VIPCircle Private Cocktails
October 14 at K Lounge
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
October 08 at Columbus Racquet Club
Sound of Sibelius Cocktails
 September 28 at Consulate General of Finland
Joint European Night
September 22 at Club 58
The Last Summer Blast
August 31 at Banc Cafe
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
August 27 at Columbus Racquet Club
Private Luau
August 04 at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club
Intl Soiree & Caribbean Night
August 02 at PM Lounge
Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
July 30 at Columbus Racquet Club
International Business Card Exchange by CANY
July 28 at Reuters Building
Soiree St Tropez
July 27 at Gramercy24
Unwind in Style
July 12 at Gramercy24
Caribbean Night at PM Lounge
June 28 at PM Lounge
Mixed-Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
June 05 at Columbus Racquet Club
Manhattan Residential Real Estate Seminar
May 17 at Private Location
Style of Poland
May 12 at Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
New Moves in Salsa and Cha-Cha-Cha
May 07 at Stepping Out Studios
Outdoor Tennis Event
April 30 at Columbus Racquet Club
Polish Movie Premiere
 April 30 at Directors Guild of America
The Day Einstein Died Play
 April 27 at The Williams Club
A Special Spring Fling Event
April 14 at G2
NYC Cavalleria Rustica/Pagliacci Repertory
 March 26 at Metropolitan Opera
Learn Salsa and Cha-Cha-Chaa with Benito
March 26 at Stepping Out Studios
Katwalk Lounge – Cocktails with a Fashion Show
March 23 at Katwalk Bar and Lounge
Indoor Tennis
March 19 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Fun & Relaxed Friday Night
February 25 at The Canal Room
Le Nozze di Figaro Repertory
 February 12 at Metropolitan Opera
EuroCircle’s 6th Anniversary Venetian Masquara….
January 29 at
Indoor Tennis
January 22 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
The WorldWide Launch Party
January 13 at Le Vingt-Six

2004 – Events Listing

Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24 at Chelsea, private loft
A Dreamy Night with Jazz
December 18 at Orchid Lounge
EuroCircle Night Out with a DJ
December 01 at The Time Lounge
La Boheme Opera Matinee
 November 20 at Metropolitan Opera
Private Art Connection Party
November 18 at NYIT – The Penthouse
Grolsch International Business Card Exchange
November 10 at The Netherlands Club of New York
Election Night at Taj Lounge
November 02 at Taj Lounge
VIPCircle Cocktails with Two’s Company
October 27 at
Try Jazz Dance with Andrea
October 19 at Bridge for Dance
Tango for everybody with Dance Circle
October 16 at Stepping Out Studios
Madama Butterly Opera Matinee
 September 25 at Metropolitan Opera
French Bistro Dinner
September 23 at Mon Petit Cafe
September 09 at Cocktail Terrace de Waldorf
Jazz House Summer Concert – Tomas Janson Trio
 August 11 at Scandinavia House
Cocktails at The Williams Club
July 29 at The Williams Club
Mixed-Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
July 10 at Columbus Racquet Club
Olympic Dinner at Ithaka
July 07 at Ithaka
June 23 at Waldorf Astoria
Mixed-Doubles Tennis Outdoor Event
June 19 at Columbus Racquet Club
Style of Finland MidSummer Cocktails
June 17 at Consul General of Finland Residence
The Right Audience Networking event
June 16 at
EuroMixer in the Epicerie Café Charbon
May 19 at Cafe Charbon
DanceCircle Learns Cha-Cha-Chaa w. Benito
May 15 at Stepping Out Studios
Mixed Doubles Tennis
May 08 at Columbus Racquet Club
Greek Connection with Wines, Food & Music
April 24 at Private Gallery, Chelsea
Tennis Circle Event
April 10 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
April 07 at
DanceCircle Learns New Moves with Benito
March 27 at Stepping Out Studios
Une Nuit blanche Avec EuroCircle, des Vins…
March 13 at Private Gallery, Chelsea
EuroCircle’s monthly networking event
February 28 at
EuroCircle Mixed Doubles Tennis
February 21 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Latin Dance Lessons for Club & Party Dancing
February 07 at Stepping Out Studios
A Private Evening of Romance with Wines
January 28 at
Tennis Circle Strikes on Saturday
January 17 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Fifth Anniversary Ball with Glamour
January 15 at

2003 – Events Listing

Vodka Tasting in A private loft
December 12 at Private Artist Loft in Chelsea
Repeat Salsa Lessons by popular demand
December 06 at Stepping Out Studios
Benefit Night for India Dreaming
November 24 at Daryl Roth Theater
Mixed Doubles Social Tennis in Manhattan
November 22 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Friday Eve Party with Beaujolais Nouveau
November 21 at Opia
Tennessee Williams Night
November 13 at The Williams Club
Salsa Lessons for Everybody
November 08 at Stepping Out Studios
Advanced Tennis
November 01 at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
Business Network with the Right Audience
October 28 at The Carnegie Club
An Evening of Style with BAVA Wines&Music
October 25 at Private luxury apartment
Club Style Salsa Moves Lessons
October 18 at Stepping Out Studios
An Evening at Opia with a French Twist
September 19 at Opia
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
September 12 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
Drinks on the Patio at the Williams Club
August 26 at The Williams Club
Second Annual Trip to the Indy Car Races
August 24 at
Summertime Bliss Party on Friday night
July 25 at Bliss Bar & Lounge
A Day at the beach on Fire Island
July 12 at Fire Island, Ocean Beach
New York Philharmonics under the Stars
 July 07 at Great Lawn, Central Park
Tennis Mixed Doubles
June 27 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
EuroDisco Nite
June 26 at Le Bar Bat
FreeDance Class for Newcomers
June 13 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
Metropolitan Opera in the Park
 June 10 at Great Lawn, Central Park
Finnish Spring Dance & Carnival
May 31 at Chelsea Brewing Company
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
May 23 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
VIPCircle’s Italian Romance
May 15 at Private Loft in Chelsea
Advanced Salsa Lessons with Dance Circle
May 02 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
The French Connection meets again
April 29 at
FREE Dance Party
April 27 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
April 25 at
Happy Hour at Room 143 with free appetizers
April 23 at Room 143
The FRENCH Connection meets again
April 01 at
Cocktails with Culture
March 29 at The World Bar & Lounge
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
March 28 at
Dance Lessons part 4
March 19 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
European Member Appreciation Evening
March 18 at The Carnegie Club
The French Connection at AVA penthouse
March 11 at AVA Penthouse
Dance Lessons Continue
March 05 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
March Madness Party with a Twist
March 01 at Jack Rose
VIPCircle The Grammys and da Vinci
February 23 at Private Residence
Wines & Appetizers with live Piano Music
 February 21 at
Dance Circle Lessons
February 19 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
Business Fair & Mixer with Cocktails
February 12 at Flow
Dance Circle Lessons
February 05 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
SuperBowl party for VIPCircle
January 26 at
4th Anniversary Ball and Dance
January 11 at

2002 – Events Listing

New Year’s Eve with Ed & Diane
December 31 at
Dance Practice for the 4th Anniversary
December 27 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
Christmas Eve Around the World Dinner
December 24 at
Dance Practice for the 4th Anniversary
December 20 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club
Getting into the Holiday Spirit
December 18 at Halo Lounge, Bar and Restaurant
New York-Photography Opening with the Artist
December 05 at Gallery 292
An Evening with Spanish Wines & music
 December 04 at Private Apartment
Tennis Mixed Doubles
November 29 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
A different Thanksgiving Dinner
November 28 at
Let’s Dance again!! Monthly big bash
November 15 at Jack Rose
Learn Tango and Jenkka with Anu&Co
November 08 at Estonian House
DanceCircle: Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Swing
November 02 at
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
October 28 at ABC-TV Studio
Mixed Tennis Doubles
October 25 at
VIPCircle(over 40 crowd) Nordic Evening
October 23 at Private Loft in Chelsea
Autumn Party: Thank Goodness It’s Friday
October 11 at
Tennis Mixed Doubles
September 27 at
Nordic Connection-monthly big party
September 18 at
Pure Country Dance Party & Drinks
September 03 at Jack Rose
Getting-to-Know-You Party
August 28 at Room 143
Russian Night Out with Karaoke
August 14 at
A Day at the Ocean Beach with Richard Deremer
August 10 at
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
August 02 at
New York Philharmonic in Central Park & Picnic
July 24 at Central Park
East Village Loft party
July 06 at
Unusual & Fun Monthly Party
June 27 at Paisley
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
June 21 at
Rooftop & Loft party with drinks & food
June 07 at
Dance Circle Party tango & salsa
May 18 at Fred Astaire Dance studio
Tennis Circle Mixed Doubles
May 17 at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
VIP Circle at Bull & Bear
May 14 at Waldorf Astoria
Brighton Beach by Foot
May 11 at Brighton Beach
Dance Circle Tax Time Tango Lessons
April 27 at
Friday @ the new global bistro Radius
April 26 at Radius – Global Bistro
A Day Trip to Indy Car Racing
April 21 at Indy Race Speedway
True Taste of Italy Newcomers’ Dinner
April 17 at Mosto Restaurant
NYC Business Circle – Developing Career Resili….
April 10 at Seminar Conference Room
East River Evening for VIP Circle
April 05 at
March Madness monthly Party ( DJ & Salsa)
March 22 at Obeca Li
Opera – Carmen & Backstage tour
 March 17 at New York City Opera
An Evening with South African Wines
March 09 at
Tennis Kick-Off with Mixed Doubles
March 01 at
More Dance Circle Lessons – Latin Night
February 23 at
Second Chance for a Valentine
February 15 at
New York-NYC Ballet Swan Lake matinee & Insights
February 09 at New York City Ballet
VIP Circle’s Cocktails & Conversations
January 22 at
3rdAnniversary Ball Black Tie Optional
January 18 at Obeca Li
Dance Circle Saturday lessons
January 12 at
Dance Lesson and Practice Party
January 10 at Pierre Dulaine Dance Club

2001 – Events Listing

New Year’s Eve with EuroCircle
December 31 at VSK Studio
Holiday Celebration at FEZ uptown
December 20 at Fez above Time Cafe
Seminar ‘Hot Topics in Immigration’
December 18 at Seminar Conference Room
Unusual Italian Wines at Central Park West
December 13 at
Let’s Dance at Obeca Li on Friday
November 30 at Obeca Li
Bienvenue au Beaujolais Nouveau
November 17 at VSK Studio
Chelsea Art Gallery – Meet The Artist
November 10 at Stux Gallery
Seminar ‘Job Search in This Economy’
October 31 at Seminar Conference Room
Back to Bari
October 26 at
Fall Foliage Canoeing on Long Island
October 19 at Peconic River – Long Island
Off Broadway Show & Meeting with Creators
October 18 at Jane Street Theatre
Gathering for New-Comers and Old-Timers
October 12 at
PaintBall War & Trip to the Mountains for Biking
September 22 at
Penthouse Party with a Central Park View
September 20 at Estrala Penthouse – Le Parker Meridien
Wine Tasting
September 13 at Gramercy Park Townhouse
Labor Day Picnic at the W79th Boat Basin
September 03 at Boat Basin
Taste of Champagne at the Bubble Lounge
August 30 at Bubble Lounge
Informal Picnic – next to W79th St Boat Basin ….
August 15 at Boat Basin
Diner at the Sculptor’s Loft
August 09 at
Summer Fest in Soho
July 26 at
New York City Happy Hours
July 12 at
EuroCircle Mixer – Let’s Dance at Etoile
June 28 at Etoile
Opera in Central Park – La Traviata
 June 25 at
Opera in Central Park – Great Lawn (Tosca)
 June 19 at
New York Wine Tasting, A Tour of Sonoma
June 14 at
Meet the Artists at their studio
June 09 at Agnes Pinet-Winter’s Art Studio
Sushi Fest
June 07 at Private Loft in Chelsea
New York City Ballet – with Ballet Insights
May 31 at New York City Ballet
1001 Arabian Nights at FEZ Uptown
May 30 at Fez above the Time Cafe
New York – Pearl Theater – a reception afterwards
May 25 at Pearl Theater, Theater 80
EuroCircle New Comers Outdoor Dinner in Manhattan
 May 14 at Central Park: Turtle Pond
Get Together
 May 08 at
Spring time in New York Celebration
 April 26 at Lush
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the MET
April 25 at Metropolitan Opera
Get Together
 April 20 at N/A
EuroWine Tasting – White-on-White
April 10 at Private – Modern Apartment With a Great View
NY City Opera — Don Giovanni Matinee and Brunch
March 31 at Lincoln Center
March madness in the Big Apple Party
 March 16 at N/A
Private Prewar Apartment in Manhattan
 February 28 at N/A
NY- 2nd EuroCircle Skitrip to Mount Snow, Vermont
February 16 at Mount Snow
EuroCircle New Website Look..and more
 February 15 at N/A
Wine Tasting – South African Boutique Wines
February 01 at Private Prewar Apartment in Manhattan
EuroCircle’s 2nd Anniversary Party
 January 19 at Moscow

2000 – Events Listing

Holiday Mixer
 December 14 at Paisley
New Comers’ dinner
December 12 at Cafe Greco
Wine Tasting at a private penthouse
 December 05 at Private Upper West Side Penthouse
EuroCircle’s Election Day Party
 November 07 at Obeca Li
Chinatown Dim Sum & Walking Tour
October 21 at Mandarin Court
Blithe Spirit – Theater performance
October 19 at Pearl Theater, Theater 80
Winje Tasting at James Croak Studio
 October 11 at James Croak Studio
EuroCircle Opera Evening with Eline de Kat & C….
 October 02 at Cafe Taci
EuroCircle Fall Party
 September 27 at Bari
Moroccan Evening at Fez above Time Cafe
 August 29 at Fez
Dinner at the Sculptor’s Loft
August 09 at
The Mediterranean Party
July 26 at Bari
EuroCircle Soccer Dinner
July 11 at Tivoli
Scandinavian Dinner
July 05 at Tja Restaurant Lounge
New York Soccer Training
 June 24 at Central Park
Madame Butterfly – Opera in Central Park
June 20 at The Great Lawn, Central Park
EuroCircle Lounge Party at NV
June 08 at NV Bar Lounge
Get together
 April 07 at Not Available
Get together
 March 03 at
Get together
 January 27 at Not Available
Skiing weekend in Mount Snow
January 12 at West Dover VT

1999 – Events Listing

Holiday Party with Irish Touch
 December 20 at O’Flahertys
European Night at Salt
 November 23 at Salt
European Night at La Belle Epoque
 October 29 at La Belle Epoque
European Night at La Belle Epoque
 October 17 at La Belle Epoque
European Night at Taproom
 September 29 at Taproom
A Stylish Night at City Hall Restaurant
 August 27 at City Hall Restaurant
An Evening with the Cyprus Touch
 July 23 at Tivoli
The first EuroCircle Event at Obeca Li
June 15 at Obeca Li
Vappu Finnish Carnival
 April 29 at The Estonia House


Kaisa Kokkonen, EuroCircle Founder has been in the USA from May 1992. The first 12 years as an Associate Director of Marketing at Ernst & Young’s International Tax Law Department. As a former lawyer, she have several years of work experience from her native country Finland in banking, insurance and the Finnish courts.

Kaisa founded EuroCircle after years of talking about with Cindy Willson and Eric Faltraco who both pushed her to do something about it. The hardest part was coming up with an original name that nobody was using. It took months because she didn’t want to be a copycat.The first event took place at City Hall Restaurant on Monday, Jan 11 1999.
Kaisa likes doing lots of different things: reading, movies, good food, wines, traveling, opera, spending time with her family in the Finnish countryside, walking, and nature, helping with good causes… The list of things that she’d like to do is really, really long. She works full-time with Gary Spirer’s QuestionMine.com and EuroCircle which leaves her no free time. Work – Start by doing the necessary, then the possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Life – Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it. Change – A good way to change somebody’s attitude is to change your own.

I joined EuroCircle in 2008 as most people do: a friend invited me to an event and I’ve stayed a member since. I loved the atmosphere, the people, the mix of cultures and interests. My immediate impulse was to promote EuroCircle in the Bulgarian community with a dedicated event. Kaisa welcomed the idea and so the Lipstick Jungle event came about. Throughout 2009 we brought Irish, Greek, Italian, and Romanian parties to the mix. In addition to the country-specific events, I enjoy black-tie cocktails and my personal favorite Ballroom and Latin Dance Showcase.

I am a Broadway producer with two shows in development. “The Cotton Club” is intended to premiere in the fall of 2012. “The Last Nights of Pompeii” is a Vegas-style spectacle based on Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s classic book. Both are large-scale productions designed to be long running mega-musicals.

I caught the travel bug when I was younger traveling across the US with my parents. In college and after I have traveled to over 34 countries and I hope to make the 100 country club one day.

I work for Questionmine.com and I live in New York City. I was introduced to EuroCircle in 2005 and have made many wonderful friends through my involvement. I run EuroCircle in New York.


With the US economy as unstable as it has been for a few years, one would think a cheap(er) trip to New York would be more than possible. And, well it IS … just don’t expect big changes. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the city, with options for just about every budget. Finding deals just takes a mix of forethought and creativity. If you have an unlimited budget, you will have no worries. The sky is the limit and you can find pretty much anything where to spend your money. If you have a budget like most people – and no friends to stay with – I highly recommend using either PriceLine.com, Hotels.com, IStopOver.com, B & B etc. You can get incredible deals if you have any luck. The average hotel room costs in Manhattan is around $238 (plus lots of taxes). You should be able to find a decent place in Manhattan for about $100 per night if you do your home work.


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MUSEUMS: Several New York Museums have a permanent pay-what-you-wish policy (including the perennial favorites The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History). That means you can pay for example $1 instead of $18 which may be the suggested admission fee. The Guggenheim’s policy is public and the temporary pay-what-you-wish applies Saturday afternoon from 5.45 pm to 7.45 pm. Most people pay $1. EAST VILLAGE & LOWER EAST SIDE: A completely different experience is to wander around in the East Village. If you like to refresh your memories from Ukrainian and Russian cooking, there is a small place called Streecha. It is a basement Ukrainian spot open only 10 am to 4 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can have an excellent cup of borscht, a couple of dumplings and stffed cabbage for $5. A bargain! A friend of mine recently told me about Lower east Side Business Improvement District’s excellent podcast. Apparently the organization offers free tours led by 5 live guides April through November. The podcast will tell you about the intricate details of amazingly ornate tenements; tells you about Sender Jarmulowsky, a Russian banker whose name on his 12-story bank building at Canal & Orchard Streets; the podcast even leads you the elegant Roasting Plant Coffee Shop. The podcast tour ends at the Katz’s Delicatessen. You are somewhat close-by to South Ferry and the Staten island Ferry, a free ferry ride with views of Statue of Liberty. Statue Cruises, which takes visitors to Liberty Island would cost you $12 (2011). Of course you don’t get to stop at the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island either. However, there is usually no line and you can for 24 Hours. The roundtrip will take you about 1 hour. UPPER WEST SIDE: My personal favorite in NYC since I lived there for so many years. I don’t like the touristy area around the Lincoln Center/Time Warner Center even if it has it highlights with architecture, overpriced restaurants etc – and I did love going to the Metropolitan Opera as well as to the New York City Opera and Ballet. When you walk into the 70s and 80s there is so much more to see and feel. Fairway Market at 74th/Broadway, a great place for any foreigner to see and visit within walking distance. During the warmer months you could pick up a picnic and head down to the Hudson River, where you can walk along the water all the way from 50s to upper 80s. It will go longer in the near future without any breaks. Or you could go to the Central Park which is close by – from 59th Street all the way up to 107th Street. There are numerous restaurants worth checking on Upper West Side from cheap Israeli style Hummus spaces to a fantastic Vietnamese establishment Saigon Grill. For Europeans missing great Cafe’s – head to Cafe Lalo (featured in the movie You’ve Got Mail) and ask for a scone with clotted cream and mango butter. They have unbelievable selection of desserts, alcoholic drinks and international style breakfasts. The music played is usually classic or jazz which is very nice. There is Good Enough to Eat just around the corner with fantastic home-made biscuits, carrot cake – and huge lines for brunch. For authentic Jewish deli head to Barney Greengrass on Broadway at 87th – right next to the Popoover Cafe sells the best popopvers ever with strawberry butter!