ANZAC Day NYC 2022

ANZAC Day NYC

ANZAC Day NYC 2022 will be commemorated with a Dawn Service at Vietnam Veterans Plaza, located at 55 Water Street, NYC.

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.

Observed on 25 April each year, ANZAC Day was originally devised to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I.

History of ANZAC Day

The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. ANZAC Day remains one of the most important national occasions in both Australia and New Zealand.

The 2020 and 2021 ANZAC Dawn services were canceled due to COVID. ANZAC Day 2022 in New York is, therefore, a special occasion where Australians and New Zealanders can gather in-person to commemorate this special day.

To mark this special occasion in 2022, the Australian Consulate-General, New York will host the Dawn Service, which is free and open to the public.

Details:

April 25 @ 5:30 am 7:00 am

Vietnam Veterans Plaza

55 Water Street
New York, New York 10004 United States

ANZAC Day NYC Dawn Service Livestream

For those who cannot attend the ANZAC Day 2022 Dawn Service, we will be Livestreaming the Dawn Service commencing at 5:30 AM from Vietnam Veterans Plaza via our Facebook Page and our YouTube Channel.

Special Presentation of The Story We Never Forgot

On the evening of ANZAC Day we will be playing a special documentary on the making of Gallipoli: “The Story We Never Forgot.”

The presentation will be streamed via our our Facebook Page and our YouTube Channel.

This documentary produced by the Australian International Screen Forum and edited by Julian Beale, features interviews with Director Peter Weir and the original cast members including Mel Gibson and Mark Lee.

Replay of ANZAC Day 2022 Dawn Service

A replay can be viewed below.

We wish to thank our corporate sponsors who, without their support, it would not be possible to bring you the ANZAC Day 2022 Livestream from New York.

ANZAC Day 2022

September 11 2021 Australian Flag Raising

September 11 2021 Australian Flag Raising

Saturday, September 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The Australian Community will commemorate this occasion with a special flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green in NYC.

The September 11 2021 Australian flag-raising ceremony at Bowling green commemorates the Ten Australians who perished at Ground Zero, twenty years ago.

With the cooperation of Government, Military, and Civilian organizations, the 20th Anniversary Flag Raising ceremony at Bowling Green will feature special performances by leading Australian artists.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees will be limited to comply with NYC Parks and New York State Regulations. Social distancing and hygiene protocols will be in effect.

The September 11 2021 Australian flag-raising ceremony at Bowling green commemorates the Ten Australians who perished at Ground Zero, twenty years ago.

With the cooperation of Government, Military, and Civilian organizations, the 20th Anniversary Flag Raising ceremony at Bowling Green will feature special performances by leading Australian artists.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees will be limited to comply with NYC Parks and New York State Regulations. Social distancing and hygiene protocols will be in effect.

Repatriating to Australia: The Survey

Many are wondering “Who, and How Many” Australians in New York are repatriating to Australia due to COVID-19.

So are we, which is why we have conducted the largest survey of Global Australians who are repatriating to Australia from New York. All surveys are completely private, and none of the data reveals the personal information of any individual member.

This is a follow-up to a smaller survey we completed in 2018, and part of a larger survey we completed over August and September 2020 to understand the needs of our members, peri and post COVID-19.

In total, 392 Australians were surveyed, and the data is below.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Sweat Yoga

After a very positive response following a series of articles featuring Aussie Cafés in NYC, we will be posting a series featuring Australian small businesses operating in New York.

We want our readers to learn about these businesses, where they are located, as well as share the personal stories of their owners.

We spoke with Wade Helliwell, the 6’11’ Australian professional Basketball player at his studio Sweat Yoga in New York City.

Australians in Startups: Cara Zelas

When educator Cara Zelas and her husband got a dog for the first time, they expected companionship and love. What they couldn’t have predicted was that Little Dude would put Cara on the path to entrepreneurship.

Based on Little Dude’s work as a therapy dog in New York City, Cara has developed a six-book series and literacy based curriculum that teaches children 3 to 7 years of age about kindness, manners, feelings, empathy, respect, and courage.

What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?

If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.

Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.

Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!

It was a packed house with members attending an exclusive networking event and private shopping experience at Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.

In January 2016, The Australian Community officially launched its Private Enterprise Social Network powered by Yammer at the Microsoft Store.  Since then, our Yammer Network has grown to the largest Australian private network in North America and contains a searchable knowledgebase built on the experiences of over 5,000 members who have connected with our organization since 2011.