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

02.04.23 Transit Equity Day Hike with Another Summit

On Saturday, February 4th, you can join the Sierra Club and Another Summit in celebrating Transit Equity Day and bringing awareness to the Transit to Trails Act. Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to commemorate the…

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02.08.23 Nourish the Service Pantry on 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! All are welcome, regardless of…

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02.09.23 Starbucks Coffee Connect Brooklyn

PLEASE NOTE: The process for signing up for our events has changed. Event registration now happens inside our new Blue Star Neighborhood member platform. The great news is, once you’re registered with us, sign-ups will be…

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02.16.23 Starbucks Newburgh Coffee Connect

PLEASE NOTE: The process for signing up for our events has changed. Event registration now happens inside our new Blue Star Neighborhood member platform. The great news is, once you’re registered with us, sign-ups will be…

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02.17.23 Starbucks Coffee Connect Staten Island

Coffee Connect at Starbucks! Friday, February 17th 9:30 ― 11:30 AM ET Staten Island Starbucks Store 106 Page Ave. Staten Island, NY 10309 Come join us for FREE coffee, snacks, and giveaways at Starbucks! Not…

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Nourish the Service at Fort Wadsworth

BSF in collaboration with The Staten Island Giving Circle will be operating a pop up food pantry twice per month.

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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 24 to October 2, 2022, 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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Campaign for Inclusion

All Blue Star Families programming is informed by our research. For this reason, research and advocacy is a key pillar of our Campaign for Inclusion. While all Blue Star Families research in the future will continue to look at data through a racial equity and inclusion lens, our groundbreaking studyThe Diverse Experiences of Military and Veteran Families of Color provides unparalleled insight into how military families experience military life.

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.

Chapter Sponsors