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 Families Chapter page! The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter has such a singular style and so many unique opportunities to enjoy our city’s treasures, together. From a walk through beautiful Central Park to a night on the town seeing a Broadway show or watching the NYC Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships from Fort Hamilton’s iconic viewpoint, there is always something to appreciate about the Big Apple and its surrounding areas.

We have partnered with organizations that want to support our military and Veteran families and offer fun, free events. These opportunities are a great way to make the most of your time here and connect you to your community. Be sure to like our Chapter Facebook page to stay current on all of the upcoming programming and meet-ups.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Allyson Harasimowicz
New York Tri-State Chapter Director
[email protected]

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Veterans and Military Families: How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies

Veterans and Military Families: How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As Topics will include: Update on the Current State of Resettlement…

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Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans & Spouses

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans & Spouses Presented by Community Building Art Works Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET October 14th & 28th Join one session or join them all! Back by popular…

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Project R.E.D. Team – Hope For The Day’s Mental Health Seminar for BSF

PROJECT R.E.D. TEAM is Hope For The Day’s peer-led proactive mental health education and suicide prevention outreach platform. Our one-hour clinically backed education presentation was designed for members of the military, veterans, first responders, and…

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9/11 Memorial & Museum BSF Community Day!

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum welcomes Blue Star Families for a free visit on Monday, November 8th @ 3:30 PM ET. All visitors 12 yrs and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to…

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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.


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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