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

Fishing with the National Park Service

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. Park rangers will introduce visitors…
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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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Fort Wadsworth Beach Clean-Up

Beach Cleanup Friday, July 15th 9-11 AM ET Coast Guard Family Housing Gazebo 455 Tennessee Rd Staten Island, NY 10305 Join Blue Star Families, Starbucks and the Joint Associations of…
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Choosing the Right High School: Strategies and Tools to Make Informed Decisions

Choosing the Right High School: Strategies and Tools to Make Informed Decisions Thu July 21st at 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM…
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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!…
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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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Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions

Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions Aug 25th at 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT. Virtual via Zoom…
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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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Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know

Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know Thursday, Sep 22nd 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT Online via zoom…
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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

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.

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