ANZAC Day in New York City, 2022

Handmade Poppy Banner at the Cairns RSL Club in Cairns, Australia in 2019
Source: David Clode @davidclode

After a few years of virtual services to commemorate ANZAC Day, this year, Aussies, Kiwis and anyone else wishing to join can gather in person at the many events happening across the United States.

In New York, the Australian Consulate-General will host the Anzac Day Dawn Service in the New York Financial District to mark this special occasion. The service is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time: 5:30am arrival for a 5:45am start
Venue: Vietnam Veterans Plaza – 55 Water Street, New York City
Dress: Military – service dress or equivalent with medals; Civilian – respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather
RSVP: Whilst RSVPs are not required, you are encouraged to register your interest.

The New York Magpies AFL Club is hosting an event on Sunday, 24th April at the Hairy Lemon at 1pm. Tickets are $25 and include a meat pie, pint, Anzac Biscuit and Magpies Stubby Holder.

Date: Sunday, April 24 2022
Time: From 1pm
Venue: The Hairy Lemon, 28 Avenue B, New York
RSVP: For details and tickets see the New York Magpies Events page.

The American Australian Association (AAA) has two events on Anzac Day to celebrate and recognize all Australian, New Zealand and American service personnel who have fought and been lost at war. Special guest speakers include Admiral Harry Harris, Jr. (Retd.), Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, former Governor General of Australia. Details below and on their website.

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street

AAA VETERANS’ LUNCH

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Venue: Cipriani’s, 25 Broadway, New York
RSVP: Tickets are available to purchase

ANZAC Day Services happening elsewhere in the United States

Washington, D.C

The Australian and New Zealand Embassies will co-host a dawn service in Washington, D.C.

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time: 5.30am – 6.15am
Location: World War I Memorial, 1449-1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Chicago, IL

The Australian Consulate-General in Chicago is hosting a commemorative service in Chicago. The service will be held at the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on the Riverwalk at State & Wabash, followed by coffee and a light breakfast nearby.

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time: 7.00am – 8.30am CDT
Location: Vietnam Memorial, 330 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601. View Map
RSVP: There is no charge to attend this event, but registration via eventbrite is required for catering purposes. Please contact chicago@dfat.gov.au with questions.

Houston, TX

The Australian Consulate-General in Houston is hosting a dawn service and gunfire breakfast to mark Anzac Day.

Date: Monday, April 25 2022
Time:  Service to commence at 6:15am CDT, Gunfire Breakfast from 7:00-8:30am
Venue:  Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston TX 77002
RSVP: Register your attendance here.

Anzac Day Treats; Supporting Aussie and Kiwi-owned businesses

Every year, AWNY does a round up of Australian or Kiwi-owned businesses getting into the Anzac Day spirit. Please let us know if we missed you and we will add you to the list!

  • Aussie Pies and Sausages
    Aussie bakery based in Los Angeles is offering an Anzac Day package, including party pies, sausage rolls, lamingtons and Anzac bikkies.  (Online)
  • 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. 
  • Boomerang Bites
    Hoboken-based, Aussie woman owned artisanal bakery, Boomerang Bites cares about your tastebuds and the community. In recognition of the tremendous sacrifices of veterans they will be donating 20% of their profits for the remainder of April towards the Disabled Veterans Program whose mission is to support injured veterans and their families. Order online!
  • If you’re looking for Anzac biscuits or want to make your own you can find more info in our Perfect Anzac Biscuit article here

Have you heard about any other virtual Anzac Day events in NYC and beyond?

Let us know via email or on Facebook, and we’ll help spread the word.

Author: Melanie O'Brien

Melanie has been an AWNY Volunteer since the first day she moved to NYC in 2021. After relocating through work and uprooting her Sydney life to NYC, she decided to give back to the community by sharing her stories and connecting with fellow Aussies who embark on a similar journey. Always open for a chat so reach out if you would like to get in touch!

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