Courting with Mr. Darcy

Courting with Mr. Darcy

The realities and challenges of finding a mate in Jane Austen’s time were the captivating topics of JASNA-NY’s fall meeting, which took place at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on September 16, 2017. After a delightful ice breaker spent draf...

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JASNA-NY Visits Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s “Pride and Prejudice”

JASNA-NY Visits Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s “Pride and Prejudice”

June 10 was quite a magical evening as our JASNA-NY Metro group boarded a bus from Manhattan and journeyed to Garrison, New York, to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to see the opening preview of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice. Last year with Bedl...

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Spies and Spas in Saratoga: JASNA-NY Takes to the Road

Spies and Spas in Saratoga: JASNA-NY Takes to the Road

Chaucer recognized the value and beauty of April in his Canterbury Tales, and JASNA-NY took his advice and traveled this April as well, journeying to Saratoga Springs for a weekend of “Spas and Spies” from April 21-23. The weekend was hosted at the Holiday...

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The Grounds of Pemberley: Garden Design in Austen’s Time

The Grounds of Pemberley: Garden Design in Austen’s Time

Tasteful but unpretentious, the grounds of Pemberley are essential to Elizabeth’s re-evaluation of Darcy’s character in Pride and Prejudice. Linda A. Chisholm of the New York Botanical Garden provided us with context about the moral and political significa...

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Dancing in December – JASNA-NY Celebrates Austen’s Birthday

Dancing in December – JASNA-NY Celebrates Austen’s Birthday

December 16, 2016 – Cold weather did not prevent a fine turnout for our Birthday Meeting at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on December 10, 2016. Laurie Morison, outgoing Regional Coordinator, presided. The first order of business was elec...

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An Evening with Whit Stillman

An Evening with Whit Stillman

November 7, 2016 – On an evening filled with the sights and sounds of a torrential downpour, nearly 100 members of JASNA-NY Metro and guests convened at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of the City of New York to spend the evening of Octobe...

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A JASNA-NY Member Shares Her Experience at the 2016 AGM, Emma: No One But Herself

October 29, 2016 – The AGM is a Janeite’s dream come true. Surrounded by fellow Janeites from North America and around the world, the weekend is a break from reality and a complete immersion in everything that is Jane Austen. It’s my kind of heaven. ...

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Judging a Book by Its Cover: 70 Years of Penguin Classics

Judging a Book by Its Cover: 70 Years of Penguin Classics

October 1, 2016 – Penguin Classics turns 70 this year, and to celebrate, members of JASNA-NY were invited to attend a special talk at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of The City of New York on September 27. Paul Buckley, Penguin Classics E...

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The Cooper Connection: The Fall Regional Meeting

The Cooper Connection: The Fall Regional Meeting

September 12, 2016 – On Saturday September 10, members of JASNA-NY joined together an hour earlier than usual, braving both the lingering September heat and the Labor Day Parade, to hear Dr. Barbara Alice Mann’s thought-provoking talk on James Fenimore...

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Brooklyn Becomes Booklyn

Brooklyn Becomes Booklyn

September 20, 2016 – In New York City and Brooklyn in particular, there are several signs that fall is in the air: the kids are going back to school, the weather is starting to change, and the Brooklyn Book Festival is open for business. Held this year o...

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