It was a sold out, star-studded, Black Tie event at Pier A that recognized the contributions of Australian performing artists Amanda Bishop, Marika Aubrey, Ben McHugh, Kaye Tuckerman, Nick Hardcastle and Jeremy Youett.  Our Honorees were Stella Pulo and Sullivan Stapleton.

It was also great to see fellow Blindspot actor Luke Mitchell and his wife Rebecca Breeds stop by with Sully.  World renowned Australian Classical Guitarist Rupert Boyd added a special touch to the evening with a live performance.

The guest list read like a who’s who of Australian performing artists!

The Joey is awarded to an Australian who has shown excellence in the performing arts, as well as supported The Australian Community through events such as our annual Flag Raising Ceremony at Bowling Green where we commemorate the Ten Australians who perished at Ground Zero on 9/11.

The September Flag Raising Ceremony is only made possible through Australian performing artists, and the behind the scene planning and execution by Australian producers.

The 12′ x 8′ flag used on the red carpet at #OzDayNYC is the same Australian flag that is raised each September at Bowling Green.

It was great that our Honorees took the time to share some personal details about their careers, and offer some advice to Australians in the performing arts.

The format of #OzDayNYC was well received by all attendees.   As there are no reserved tables, attendees were able to mix and socialize for the entire evening – which is always the main attraction of an Australian Black Tie event!

The format also allowed the recipients of the Joeys to invite all of their Industry family and friends to attend.

The Australian Community would like to acknowledge the Management and Staff of Pier A, as well as our Sponsors Kofkin Bond & Co and OFX.

Kofkin Bond & Co are a new Corporate member offering cross border Financial Advisory services between Australia and the U.S., and OFX who continue to provide a preferred foreign exchange rate to our members which we are not publicly allowed to publish as it is significantly lower than their standard rate!

The Australian Community is currently finalizing the details of #OzDayNYC 2019.  Members of our Private Social Network can participate in the planning by joining the #OzDayNYC group.

About The Australian Community

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and its Mission is to connect Australian living in the United States through social. professional and charitable initiatives.

All contributions are fully tax deductible under Section 170 of the IRS Code. The Australian Community is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.