What's the Kennection? #393

In musical notation, a lower case 'p' stands for what Italian word for "softly"?

The name of the coffee shop in 'Friends' is a punny twist on the name of what New York City landmark?

In 1891, James Naismith's eighteen YMCA students became the first people ever to form what kind of organization?

In 1937, Senate delays ended Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to "pack" what body with up to six new members?

What 1955 William Inge play, later filmed with Marilyn Monroe, is named for its small-town setting, the same kind of place where the movie 'Forrest Gump' begins?

What's the "Kennection"?