Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter

Welcome to Blue Star Families of New York Tri-State!

Hello, friend!

Thank you for visiting YOUR Blue Star Chapter page! With the Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter, there are many unique opportunities to explore and enjoy our region’s treasures — from a walk through beautiful Central Park to gazing out to sea from the Montauk Lighthouse and enjoying Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills.

As a Coast Guard military spouse and Veteran, I have a passion for making sure our service members and their families, past and present, are integrated and empowered by the community in which they live, work, and play. I look forward to sharing supportive resources and programming that are available to you in this diverse region.

To stay current on upcoming meet-ups, I invite you to join Blue Star Families and follow our Chapter Facebook page. If you are looking for a way to give back, I also encourage you to volunteer with us!

Remember, this is YOUR Chapter. Please feel free to reach out at any time with ideas, suggestions, or opportunities on how we, as a community, can best support you.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Andie Coakley
Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter Director
[email protected]

 

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Events

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
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Savage Wonder Festival

The meaning of Memorial Day weekend goes beyond commemorating the start of summer. It’s our chance to remember those who’ve died for our freedoms. What better way to honor them…
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Hike the Valley: Black Rock Forest

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Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
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Fishing with the National Park Service on World Oceans Day

Come join Blue Star Families and the National Park Service at Great Kills Park, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, for a fishing clinic on World Oceans Day! Park…
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Fort Hamilton Summer Kick Off

Come join Blue Star Families and the USO for a kickoff to summer! Bring your blankets and chairs for a movie night at the Gazebo Field in Fort Wadsworth Housing…
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Fort Wadsworth Outdoor Movie Night

Come join Blue Star Families and the USO for a kickoff to summer! Bring your blankets and chairs for a movie night at the Gazebo Field in Fort Wadsworth Housing…
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Fort Hamilton Summer Kick Off

Come join Blue Star Families, Fort Hamilton Family Homes, and the USO for a kickoff to summer! Enjoy a Friday afternoon of fun giveaways, park play, games, and treats as…
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Hike the Valley: Father’s Day Hike

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Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
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Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up!…
Event Details

Signature Programs

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Town Hall series

Our Homefront & Frontlines Town Hall Series features high-profile speakers covering topics of key importance to military members, Veterans, and their families.

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Blue Star Welcome Week

From September 25th - October 3rd, communities across the U.S. will welcome military and Veteran families who are new to the neighborhood.

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STARBUCKS: More than a Cup of Coffee

Together with Starbucks, we are committed to strengthening military and Veteran families and connecting Americans to those who serve through opportunities like regular Coffee Connects for military spouses, welcome to the community events, and Yellow Ribbon Trees.

Help build community by sharing your local favorites or signing up to volunteer.

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Racial Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Our Racial Equity & Inclusion Initiative (REI) is an important first step for military and Veteran families of color. We are proud to partner with leading individuals and organizations to harness new resources, build new programs, and bring new collaborators to change the unacceptable reality that far too many families face.

Get Settled and Connected

Help sustain our community building efforts or volunteer!

Check out the following national and local resources to empower your family.

Blue Star Careers

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We are listening and working to ensure you have the chance for a fulfilling career during your military journey.

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