The New York chapter has monthly programs. The Christmas luncheon was held at the Academy of Science; sales of jewelry and hats, as well as raffle sales raised money for the chapter. A fireman from the World Trade Center disaster spoke. A Buddhist monk, visiting from Thailand, discussed his impressions of America, his observations of modern life and the role of Buddhism today. Guest speaker Ellen Oppenheim from the L.U. Coral Company presented an informative lecture on pearls. Vice President Seiko Ichida and three PPSEAWA friends were filmed by Channel 11 News when they joined the famous Easter parade on 5th Avenue. Art historian. Deborah Goldberg, spoke on A. Noguchi, the famous sculptor and designer.
The New York chapter has 134 members.