Feb. 29: SWINY’s Annual Party–Right around the corner!

Monday, February 29th, 6 – 9 pm

swiny2filledCelebrate the fascinating work we do!
Returning to the warm vibes at Pete’s Tavern
129 E. 18th St at Irving Place: Private Party Room

interesting people, stimulating conversation, good laughter, old friends, new friends, great contacts, tasty food, free bar, endearing door prizes

Pete's Tavern

Buffet dinner… open bar… socialize… network. PETE’S TAVERN on Irving Place—the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in NYC. 

And help us celebrate this year’s February-born party mascot —impressive 19th-century inventor Margaret E. Knight, the Ultimate Bag Lady and one of America’s most prolific female inventors.

 Knight-MargareteBorn in York, Maine in 1838, “Mattie”— eventually known as “the Lady Edison”— created the first of her 88 machines at the tender age of 12. Before long, she invented the machinery for producing the ubiquitous flat-bottomed paper bag, a mainstay of stores, shoppers, and brown-baggers everywhere. She improved shoe manufacturing. She improved…..you name it! Her adventures in pursuing patents include lawsuits, espionage, rampant sexism — and 27 successes. You’ll learn more about Marvelous Mattie at SWINY’s party.


  • 2016 Paid Members: $25 in advance/$30 at door
  • Nonmembers: $35 in advance/$40 at door*
  • Students: $15 in advance/$20 at door

RSVP: http://www.jotformpro.com/swiny/2016_Party

JOIN/RENEW for 2016
$30 by PayPal or check and pay Member’s rate:


Subways: N,R,Q,W, 3,4,5,6, & L stop at the Union Square station. F & M stop at 14th St (use the 16th St exit, or transfer to the L to Union Square).

Bus: the M 14 along 14th St.

NOTE: Once inside, walk to the back and take the stairs to the private room.

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