Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter
Welcome to Blue Star Families of New York Tri-State!
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!
New York Tri-State Chapter Director
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.
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.
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.
Help sustain our community building efforts or volunteer!
Check out the following national and local resources to empower your family.
COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources
- Schedule a Vaccine Appointment
- New York Department of Health – Vaccine Awareness
- City of New York
- New York State Vaccine Information
- Upstate New York Vaccine Information
Racial Equity and Inclusion Resources
- New York Racial Equity Resources
- Racial Equity Resources for Educators
- NYC Organizations Working Toward Racial Equity Through Food
- Children & Nature Network – Equitable Access to the Outdoors
- New York City’s Official Guide
- New York Visitor Centers
- New York City’s Guide to Museums and Galleries
- New York City’s One-Day Itinerary
- Beginner’s Guide to the NYC Subway
- MTA NYC Subway Map
- New York State – Best Places to Visit
- New Jersey Welcome Centers
- New Jersey – Fun Things to Do and See
- Connecticut – Places to Visit
We are listening and working to ensure you have the chance for a fulfilling career during your military journey.