Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter
Welcome to Blue Star Families of New York Tri-State!
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!
Craig Newmark 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 24 to October 2, 2022, 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.
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 study: The Diverse Experiences of Military and Veteran Families of Color provides unparalleled insight into how military families experience military life.
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.