Anzac Day in NYC, 2019

This year Anzac Day falls on Thursday April 25, 2019. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealand women and men who served in all wars to defend their country.

We pay our respects to all those who have served in our militaries and reflect on their courage and sacrifice. We remember those who never returned, those who were injured from battle and those who maintained the home front. We acknowledge those who are currently serving. 

For Australian and New Zealanders far from home in New York, we can come together to pay our respects and commemorate Anzac Day in NYC through the following events:

poppy flowers in field at sunrise

Anzac Day Catering Discounts

Australian Bakery Cafe
Aussie bakery based in Marietta, Georgia is offering Anzac Day specials via online ordering, including Anzac biscuits, meat pies, sausage rolls, sausages for the bbq. (Online)

Butler Bakery Michelin Quality Treats
Williamsburg’s Butler Bakery and Coffee Shop will be offering Anzac biscuits as a special treat for Anzac Day this year. They are available for pre-order catering or in-store until stocks last. They also offer sausage rolls as part of their every day menu.

Down Under Bakery (DUB) Pies
DUB Pies will be offering a 15 % discount for early bird orders for hot food catering. The promo code is AprilAWNY19 and is valid until midnight April 5th. Email and mention the code. DUB pies ships on Mondays, with the default date being 4/8/19. To ship closer to Anzac Day, indicate your preferred date (either 4/15/19 or 4/22/19) in the order notes. Please note that minimum orders apply. Sign up for their newsletter for further details.

ROLLN Sushi Restaurant
Aussie sushi restaurant located near Madison Squark Park in Flatiron, ROLLN, is offering 10 % off all catering orders placed from Monday April 22nd – Saturday April 27th. To receive the discount, please mention the “Anzac Day catering offer” when placing your order: For menu and more details see

Anzac Day in NYC 2018, Lest We Forget
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Tuesday, April 23rd

Dusk Service, co-hosted by the New Zealand and Australian Consuls-General
In 2019 the Australian and New Zealand Military Advisers, in combination with the Australian Consul-General Mr. Alastair Walton and the office of the New Zealand Consulate General, represented by Acting Trade Commissioner Ms. Maire Barry will co-host the Tuesday evening dusk service.

This is a traditional church memorial service followed by light refreshments. Attendees will be strictly selected via the ballot, due to VERY limited capacity at the Rockefeller Center.  A maximum of two passes will be allocated for each successful ballot entry.  Passes will be confirmed, via email, the week commencing April 15th, 2019.  We sincerely apologize in advance to those who are unsuccessful and encourage attendance at the Dawn Service (see below) as capacity is not limited and the event is open to the public. Thank you for your understanding.

Date & time: Tuesday April 23, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Venue: ANZAC Memorial Garden, Level 7, British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center, 620 Fifth Avenue, New York City (entry on south side of West 50th Street)
Access: Photo ID required as a condition of entry, bags may be searched
Dress: Military – service dress or equivalent with medals. Civilian- respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather
RSVP: Attendees will be strictly selected via ballot

Anzac Day in NYC 2019

Thursday, April 25th

Dawn Service, hosted by the New Zealand and Australian Consuls-General
In 2019 the Australian and New Zealand Consulates in New York will co-host the Dawn Service, which is free and open to the public. This is a traditional memorial service and the main Anzac Day event that members of the public are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome to bring flowers or tributes to place at the Memorial at the end of the event.

Date & time: Thursday April 25, from 5.45am – 6.30am, arrive by 5.30am as it gets crowded
Venue: Vietnam Veterans Plaza, 55 Water St, Financial District
Dress: Military – service dress or equivalent with medals. Civilian – respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather as it’s an open air venue
RSVP: None required, service is open to the public as space is not limited.
Catering: Light refreshments will be available, including a selection of Boundless Plains espresso, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as Anzac bites and date scones from Boomerang Bites.

Morning Tea at Boundless Plains Espresso After Dawn Service
If you’re looking for a place to gather with your mates after the Dawn Service, stop by Boundless Plains Espresso where Anzac bites by Boomerang Bites will be available. Both businesses are proudly owned by Australian women.

Date & time: Thursday April 25, from 6:30 am
Venue: Boundless Plains Espresso, 19 Rector St, New York, 10006

Discount Flat Whites at Bluestone Lane After Dawn Service
Bluestone Lane’s 90 Water St location will open earlier than usual at 6am, offering $1 flat whites after the Dawn Service, until 8am. Follow their blog for further updates.

Date & time: Thursday April 25, 6 – 8 am
Venue: 90 Water St, Manhattan

Anzac Day and Veterans’ Lunch, hosted by the American Australian Association
Our parent organization, the American Australian Association, is hosting this lunch to celebrate and recognize the universal qualities of courage, “mateship” and sacrifice made by all Australian, New Zealand and American service personnel who have fought and been lost at war, and as a fundraiser for the American-Australian Veterans’ Fund (AAVF).

Date & time: Thursday April 25, Reception 12:00 – 12:30 pm, Lunch 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan
Attire: business attire/mess uniform
RSVP: Please complete the reservation form

Drinks with the Kiwi Club of New York
If you’re planning on attending the Anzac Dawn Service, you can end the day with drinks and a bite to eat with a few friendly fellow Kiwis at Cafe Daniello’s. This event also serves as the AGM for the Kiwi Club.

Date & time: Thursday April 25, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue: Cafe Daniello’s, 1072 Second Ave, Manhattan

Anzac Day “Bonds of Mateship” Drinks
The Australian Community is inviting its members and their guests to attend informal drinks at Beckett’s Bar & Grill, to continue the tradition of remembering fallen Australians. A cash bar and food is available for order for those who also wish to eat.

Date & time: Thursday April 25, 6:30 – 10 pm
Venue: Beckett’s Bar & Grill, 81 Pearl St, Manhattan

Anzac Day Breakfast and 2Up at The Australian NYC
The Australian NYC restaurant will be open from 8am serving breakfast. There is 2 Up from 2pm and AFL and NRL replays all day. One dollar from every Coopers sold will be donated to the American-Australian Veterans’ Fund (AAVF).

Date & time: Thursday April 25, from 8am
Venue: The Australian NYC Restaurant, 20 West 38th Street, Between 5th & 6th Avenues

Anzac Day 2019 at The Australian NYC Bar & Restaurant

Saturday, April 27th

Drinks with the Aussie Meetup group
Join the ever-friendly members of the Aussie Meetup group (for Australians in New York) at Benson’s with drinks to celebrate the start of Spring and to commemorate Anzac Day. There will be Coopers, a sausage sizzle, Tim Tams and fairy bread!

Date & time: Saturday April 27, 3 – 6pm
Venue: Benson’s, 181 Essex St (corner of Houston St)
RSVP: By joining the Aussie Meetup group

Anzac Day eternal flame Kings Park Memorial Perth WA

Anzac Day Events Outside New York:

Washington, DC

The Australian and New Zealand Embassies are co-hosting two events in Washington, DC:

Dawn Service
Date & time: Thursday April 25, 5.45 am – 6.15am, please arrive by 5.15am
Venue: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
RSVP: None required

Commemorative Church Service
Date & time: Thursday April 25, from 10.30am – 11.30am. Please be seated by 10am.
Venue: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC
RSVP: None required

New England

The American Australian Association invites members and friends to the Anzac Day 2019 Commemorative Service. Reception to follow, guests are invited to bring a plate to share.

Date & time: Saturday, April 27th, from 10am
Venue: Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
RSVP: Please register to assist with numbers.

USA West Coast

There are various Anzac Day events being hosted on the West Coast, including Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

Have you heard about any other Anzac Day events in NYC and beyond? Let us know via email or on Facebook, and we’ll help spread the word.



Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at Image credit: Susie Lang

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