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Felicity House Hosts Tony- Award Winner, Ali Stroker

On May 20th, Felicity House hosted an Open Door event with Broadway actress, Ali Stroker. Ali performed some of her favorite show tunes and gave an inspirational talk about her career and journey toward success. On June 9th, Ali made history by becoming the first wheelchair user to win a…

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Felicity House Zine

We are excited to share with you our first Felicity House zine (short for magazine or fanzine). The zine was created by our participants to share a glimpse of what our community is like – creative, welcoming and supportive. We would love to know what community means to you too!…

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Visiting Felicity House

“I remember walking around and growing quite emotional the more I saw and heard about the space. It’s such a well-thought out concept with rooms that people can go to in and sit in by themselves – to a more sociable lounge.” – Mahlia Amatina, describing her first time visiting…

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Art at Felicity House

Did you know that Felicity House has an art collection composed completely of female artists? We take great pride in making sure our space is warm and inviting. For this reason, we carefully selected artworks that will reflect a welcoming vibe and inspire creativity among our community. We worked with…

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Felicity House Hosts Performers from The Juilliard School

On December 11th, Felicity House hosted a public concert with a string quartet from The Juilliard School. Playing classics like Bach and Beethoven, the musicians also entertained the audience with some seasonal pieces and music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The concert was followed with a festive reception full of…

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Women with Autism Panel Discussion

On October 18th, Felicity House hosted members of its Self Advocate Advisory Board for a robust panel discussion about women with autism. The panel was moderated by Felicity House’s President and Founder, Audrey Cappell. Panelists included:  Julia Bascom: Executive Director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN); Sharon daVanport: Founder and Executive Director, Autistic Women &…

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Felicity House in the New York Times

  On July 14th, the New York Times published an Op Ed: “How to Meet Autistic People Halfway,” which highlighted a common, unfortunate misconception about people on the autism spectrum; that they are not interested in connecting socially with others. Because Felicity House is devoted to the success, creativity and…

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Felicity House at the United Nations

On April 5th, Felicity House community members had the honor of attending World Autism Awareness Day at the United Nations where our Executive Director, Beth Finkelstein, participated as a panel member. The theme for the conference was “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism.”  This topic came about as a direct…

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Japanese Folk Dance

On March 6th, 2018 Felicity House had the pleasure of hosting a performance with The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. The dances, handed down from generation-to generation, originated from the daily rituals  of people in local Japanese communities. The dances were organized to represent the different seasons, each…

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Deep Dive: Tea Tasting with Linda Villano

  Last month Felicity House hosted a tea-tasting with award-winning tea connoisseur, Linda Villano, the owner of SerendipiTea. When community members arrived they were greeted by small porcelain tasting cups (the material can change the flavor of the tea).  Gathered around the table, the participants were then able to taste…

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