“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho
It’s time to say goodbye to our Finnish friends. Please join us at The Drexelbrook Ballroom in Drexel Hill for a Farewell Dinner and Closing Ceremonies. The event is one of our favorites for the Exchange, and you will not want to miss this chance to close out our time together! Please click here to let us know how many of your family members will be there.
This don’t-miss event is on Saturday, April 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Disc golf is a flying disc (aka “frisbee”) sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. It is usually played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached. Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each target are tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws. Learn more about the game here.
We’ll be hoping for good weather but disc golf can be played rain or shine! This is a favorite sport for some Hawks parents and they are excited to share it with the rest of us.
About Our Event
On Tuesday, April 7, we will meet at Fort Washington State Park and – after a short “how to play” lesson – it’s GAME ON! We will play a round of disc golf in groups with our friends while enjoying the outdoor setting. We will borrow all the equipment you need to play, thanks to generous friends.
For $40 or less*, Hawks and Viikingit players, friends and families are welcome to join us for our bus trip to the city of soft pretzels, cheesesteaks and Brotherly Love! We will leave 9:30 a.m. sharp on Wednesday, April 8. Along the way we will be participating in a Selfie Scavenger Hunt designed to make sure you see all the top spots! * we are budgeting for and collecting $40 per person, but hope to have actual costs lower and will refund any difference.
Bus loads at the Skatium in Havertown for drive to One Liberty 1002 Darby Road Havertown, PA 19083
Visit the One Liberty Observation Deck – enjoy a 360 degree view of the city from one of its newest and most-popular attractions. Along with great views, you’ll find three state-of-the-art audio zones that narrate the monumental moments in Philly pop culture, music, and sports.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can all enjoy some fresh air on the patio. Even if not -we will still have a great time with fundraising during lunch of dinner at Tavolas on Wednesday, March 26!
The restaurant and bar will donate 10% of your total bill back to the Haverford Hawks – Finland Exchange! Please show this flyer when you pay your bill to make sure we get “credit” for the event!
For $70 or less*, Hawks and Viikingit players, friends and families are welcome to join us for our bus trip to the big apple! We will leave at 6 a.m. sharp on Monday, April 6 – don’t miss it! (The full agenda is below.) * we are budgeting for and collecting $70 per person, but hope to have actual costs lower and will refund any difference.
Walk to Brookfield Place Terminal Port 199 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281, Battery Park City 10 min walk Arrive by 10 a.m. for boat tour
Anchors Away! Our Boat Tour begins! Hop on board the CitySightseeing Ferry Tour to explore New York City and its famed waterways from the comfort of our contemporary ferry boat, complete with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for those cooler days. Our 90-minute tour is jam-packed with stunning views of the NYC skyline and the city’s most iconic landmarks!
Boat Tour concludes We will depart the boat at Pier 78 (Hudson Park) 455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018 Once off the boat, you have a few options:
Option One: explore Vessel Shopping Center and outdoor art @ 20 Hudson Yards. Click here for tickets and more info. You can purchase tickets prior to the day’s trip, or try for free tickets that day (those tickets are first come first serve on-demand time slots.)
Option Two: walk the famous “High Line” (a refurbished elevated train). The walk south takes you to the Standard hotel and Bier Garden at the end of your walk.
Option Three: travel on to Times Square. Three travel options: 1) walk for Time Square (25 minutes) walk East on 40th Street to 7th Avenue; 2) subway station at Hudson, right where boat docks, take the 7 train 1 stop East to 42nd Street/Times Square; 3) jump in a taxicab.
12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Free time in Times Square area – explore, shop and eat lunch. Several options to consider once in the area:
Hard Rock Cafe (walk North on Broadway) 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Joe’s Pizza (walk North on Broadway) 1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
Public House (good beer selection and American standard food) 140 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017
We are really looking forward to our welcome event for all the players and families on Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The event will be held at the Haverford CREC (Community Recreation and Environmental Center) and should go until about 9:00 p.m. We have the use of the full facility – including the meeting rooms, lobby and gymnasium.
It’s a week of Toni Roni’s for the Hawks and the Finland Exchange! If you love fresh food, pizza, sandwiches, salads, strombolis and more, you will love Toni Roni’s! And this week-long promotion is good for eat-in, take out, and delivery!
Simply mention the Hawks or Finland Exchange when you order, and a portion of your bill will go to our program! Two of their area stores are participating:
Please join your Hawks friends and family for our night at Chipotle. This is a great event for our program; from 5 to 9 p.m., 33% of the sales (when you mention the Hawks or the Finland Exchange) will go back to us!