Newcomers & Friends at YWCA Princeton

 Newcomers & Friends at yWCA Princeton

Join/ Renew Now Governance Policies & Procedures 

For over 60 years, the Newcomers & Friends at YWCA Princeton have welcomed people to our community from around the world, nation and state. Currently, our members represent 24 states and 14 countries!

You don’t have to live in Princeton to be a part of Newcomers & Friends. Members come from all over the area including Montgomery, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Lawrenceville, Cranbury, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Pennington, Monroe and more. Some are only part-time residents, living elsewhere much of the year.

Contact our Membership VP at to learn more, or to receive a copy of our detailed monthly newsletter to find out about upcoming open events and meetings. We invite you to attend one Friday with Friends, one social coffee, and one interest group activity before joining.


Friday with Friends events are in person and most will be held at Morven Gardens. Optional lunch will be available for a fee. Social Coffees, where we can chat and remain connected, will be held in person at either at the Montgomery or Mercer County Lawrence libraries. Our interest group meet in person or on Zoom. Please check the newsletter for the current month’s location and safety protocols.

Join us today to form new friendships and to become part of a vibrant community!


Friday with Friends
Are you eager to expand your knowledge of educational, cultural and community issues? At our monthly Friday with Friends, you will meet and hear acclaimed speakers from business, political, civic and educational circles.

Friday with Friends is held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, from September – June. (Please note that December, May and June are off-site and members only.) Events are typically being held at the Morven Gardens in Princeton with optional lunch for a small fee.  You are welcome to attend as a guest, if interested please contact If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact

Social Coffees
Social Coffees are a great opportunity to meet and greet friends in a relaxed, unstructured atmosphere while enjoying refreshments and coffee.  Feel free to stop in, one of our friends will be happy to introduce you to everyone. Social Coffees are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 10.30am to 11.30am, September – June, and are currently being held at one either the Montgomery or Mercer County Lawrence Library.  Please contact for information.

Special Member Events
Special Member Events take place periodically throughout the year and are described in the monthly member newsletter and on the calendar. 

Interest Groups meet monthly or weekly and are the cornerstone of the Club. Our members determine our Interest Groups so if you think something is missing, start one!

 Newcomers & Friends at YWCA Princeton Interest Groups 2022-2023


This list changes from year to year to reflect the interest of our members. If your special interest is not represented, you are encouraged to start a new group!  Contact for more information or to join an interest group.

Join Now

Join us today to form new friendships and to become part of a vibrant community! We encourage you to contact our Membership VP at to learn more or help with questions.

Patti Natale, President
Carole Moore and Paula Schlinger Programs VP
Sara Albers, Membership VP
Colette Plank , Social VP
Cathylee Healy, Interest Groups VP
Andrea Voigt, Marketing/Communications VP
Jean Ricketts, Newsletter
Jen Closser,  Treasurer
Ginger Greenzang, Recording Secretary
Ann Strootman, Past President/Parliamentarian