#OzDayNYC Black Tie Awards 2020

2020 #OzDayNYC Black Tie Gala

 

On Saturday, January 25th, 2020, The Australian Community will again be hosting its annual #OzDayNYC Black Tie Awards to recognize Australians who have donated their time and talent to assisting our nonprofit organization in its charitable mission.

#OzDayNYC is a re-envisioning of an Australian Black Tie Gala: It is a modern celebration of Australian philanthropy and performing arts.  It is an opportunity for our professional community to come together and celebrate the achievements of other Australians living in the United States.

Whether you are purchasing a corporate sponsorship or a single ticket, everyone will feel welcome.  The relaxed format of the meal, and a premium open bar, ensures everyone will have every opportunity to socialize and network throughout the evening.

Members and invited guests will be entertained with live performances by award winning Australian talent.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid in our Charity Auction to support The Australian Community’s charitable Mission.

Holding the After Party in the Long Hall Bar on the ground floor means that there is no need to leave the building for those who wish to continue the festivities into the early hours.

HONOREE

Jeremy K. Balkin is a best selling author, and is the Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA based in New York.  Jeremy serves on the retail bank management committee and is responsible for the fintech innovation and exponential growth strategy for North America.

Balkin also serves on the board of the Council for Emerging Technology and he is the multi-award winning author of two books, Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good, and Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World.

Jeremy previously served as an adviser to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister and as an executive at Macquarie Bank.

In 2017, Jeremy K. Balkin was named among the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in USA by the NBT Movement in Washington DC, and received the Advance Global Australian Award from the Prime Minister of Australia.

He has run six marathons and also received the UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement and been designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Jeremy is being honored not only for his achievements in Business, but also for his advocacy for our non-profit organization, and his support of our expat initiatives.

2020 "JOEY" RECIPIENTS

 

The Australian Community will be recognizing Georgia Kate Haege, Elise McCann, Hilary Cole, Tamara Hansson, Sean Wayland and Ben McHugh for their talent, and charitable contributions to our organization.

 

VENUE

The Loft at Pier A will be the venue for #OzDayNYC 2020

PIER A
22 Battery Place,
New York, NY 10004

7:30PM - Red Carpet Reception
8:30PM - Awards Ceremony
12:00AM to 3:00AM - After Party
Dress - Black Tie

Members and Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.

The Loft at Pier A features a Stage and Dance Floor. There will be a limited number of Sponsor tables, with General Admission tickets available.

For those who were looking to attend the After Party, the Long Hall Bar is open to 3:00AM!

MENU

Passed Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the Cocktail Reception.

To maximize the time spent mixing and making new connections, the Dinner service will consist of a casual, but elegant Buffet and Carvery for all attending.

The ticket price includes a Premium Open Bar.

CHARITY AUCTION

Leading Australian businesses will be donating prizes to our Charity Auction.  Check back to see which items will be up for bid on the evening

If you cannot attend, and you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support our organization, please click here.

100% of money raised will go directly to assisting our charitable programs in 2020.

MUSIC

Special live performances by our "Joey" recipients.

The DJ will be playing music throughout the evening, with dancing after the award ceremony.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS USING THE FORM BELOW

Individual Table Tickets: $250 each.

Honoree Table: $1,000 per ticket (Only 6 tickets available).

Gold Sponsor 10 Table:  $3,500 each.

Platinum Sponsor 10 Table:  $5,000 each.

Please forward all questions to admin@aucommunity.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Platinum or Gold Sponsor of the #OzDayNYC Black Tie Gala and enjoy the following benefits:

Company logo and link on the #OzDayNYC event page.

Company logo on the #OzDayNYC event program.

Company logo displayed at the event.

Recognition during the formal proceedings.

Recognition in our social media channels, pre and post event.

Contact admin@aucommunity.org to discuss the many sponsorship opportunities available for your organization including donations to the Charity Auction.

Click Here to download a brochure listing all of the benefits of becoming an event Sponsor.

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.

The Australian Community is qualified to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS Code.

 

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AFL Grand Final in New York 2019

This event has reached capacity!

The 2019 AFL Grand Final is just around the corner, and The Australian Community is hosting its AFL Grand Final party in New York at Beckett's Bar and Grill.

The AFL Grand Final has the Richmond Tigers lining up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants, so it will be Melbourne vs Sydney in New York!

Many of our members who live Downtown NYC, or those members who are looking for a more relaxed way to watch the AFL Grand Final will be pleased to learn that Beckett's will again be hosting our AFL Grand Final Gathering on Friday, September 27th from 11:00 PM.

Beckett’s is one of the best sports bars in NYC with two giant projection screens and wall to wall big screen TVs making it an ideal venue to watch the footy in comfort.

We will be raffling our world famous $100 meat tray coupon and other giveaways at half time to keep the evening humming along, and add to the excitement.

If you would like to support our raffle, tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

Proceeds of raffle go to support our #KoalaGiving charitable initiative.

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible under the IRS Code.

There is a limit of 100 members and guests for this event.

This event has reached capacity!

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#OzDayNYC Black Tie Awards 2019

 

On Saturday, January 26th 2019, The Australian Community hosted its annual #OzDayNYC Black Tie Awards to recognize Australians who have donated their time and talent to assisting The Australian Community in its charitable mission.

#OzDayNYC is a re-envisioning of Australia Day:  It is a modern celebration of Australian philanthropy and culture in New York.

 

RECIPIENTS

 

The Australian Community recognized Amelia Cormack, Nick Atkinson, Lynda Kinkade, Rupert Boyd, Georgia Kate Haege and Kurt Sneddon for their charitable contributions to our organization.

 

HONOREE

Zjantelle Cammisa Markel is a top-rated Immigration attorney who practices law in New York City.  Zjantelle not only assists her clients on Business and Immigration issues, but has been an avid supporter of The Australian Community from our inception in 2011.

Zjantelle was honored not only for her commitment to assisting Australians live and work in the U.S., but also for her Pro Bono commitments to our non-profit organization.

You can click here to learn more about the video series Zjantelle recorded on common expat immigration questions.

 

2019 GALLERY

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Watch the AFL Grand Final in New York

If you are wondering where to watch the AFL Grand Final in New York, The Australian Community will be hosting its AFL Grand Final Gathering at Beckett's NYC.

Click Here for details of the 2019 AFL Final!

After both teams had impressive wins in their semis, we are all set for a Collingwood vs West Coast Grand Final in New York at Beckett's in the Historic Stone Street District on New York.

Many of our members who live Downtown, or those who are looking for a more relaxed way to watch the Footy will be pleased to learn that Beckett's will again be hosting our AFL Grand Final Gathering on Friday, September 28th from 11:00 PM.

Beckett’s is one of the best sports bars in NYC with two giant projection screens and wall to wall big screen TVs making it an ideal venue to watch the footy in comfort.

 

We will be preparing for the 12:30 AM kickoff with an all Australian playlist commencing at 11:00 PM.

We will be raffling our world famous $100 meat tray coupon and other prizes at half time to keep the evening humming along, and add to the excitement.

Due to the ground floor capacity of Beckett's, there is a limit of 100 members and guests for this event.  

Admission is support our raffle.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.  

RSVPs have closed, but there will be a small number of tickets available at the door.

Proceeds of raffle go to support our #KoalaGiving charitable initiative.

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible under the IRS Code.

JOIN THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY

LEARN ABOUT U.S. TAXES

MOVING TO THE U.S.?

IS THIS THE BEST FOREX RATE AVAILABLE TO AUSSIES?

OPEN BANK ACCOUNTS AND ACCESS U.S. CREDIT

CONNECT WITH OUR PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

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The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity and is qualified to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Sections 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS Code.

Purchase Tickets for the University of Queensland Rugby Benefit Dinner featuring Mark, Gary and Glen Ella

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the University of Queensland Benefit Dinner,  and they have a special rugby treat…the amazing Ella brothers. Yes, all three…Mark, Gary and Glen will be amongst the featured legends!

During the 80s, the Ellas’ mesmerizing combination of skill and ability was arguably the most exciting thing to ever come to club, state and international rugby.  Mark, Gary and Glen had honed their years of backyard footy in the inner suburbs of Sydney into a magical formula that saw them all represent Australia at both schoolboy and senior Wallaby level. Continue reading “Purchase Tickets for the University of Queensland Rugby Benefit Dinner featuring Mark, Gary and Glen Ella”

June @ The Microsoft Store

Join The Australian Community for a Breakfast Mentoring  and Networking Event, plus a Private Tour of Microsoft's Flagship Fifth Ave Store!

Members are invited to attend this highly interactive Networking event where members can listen to Thought Leaders as well as mix and meet other professional Australians.  Members will also be invited to a private tour of Microsoft's Flagship Fifth Avenue Store.

Please use the highlighted entrance when you arrive at the Store.

For those members who find breakfast events more convenient to attend, or you have "Private Fifth Avenue shopping experience" on your New York bucket list, this is a must attend event.

The Microsoft Store is located on Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street.  The entry for the event is through the door located to the left of the main entrance - see image.

We have reserved a private conference room where coffee and pastries will be served.

Members and guests will also have the opportunity to experience first hand, the latest Microsoft products, including HoloLens Mixed Reality technology as well as a tour of Xbox Studios and 3-D theatre.

 

Eddie Geller, Founder and CEO of Tinybeans will be sharing his thought leadership on how to build a successful US based, Global company.

Tinybeans is an app and web-based platform that provides parents with one safe space to capture and share their children’s life stories with family. Tinybeans offers an experience without the distractions or privacy concerns that arise when sharing a child’s memories.

Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012, Tinybeans serves a deeply engaged user base of over 2.4 Million users in over 200 countries/territories and keeps over 125 million precious memories safe.

 

 

 

Date:  Thursday June 21, 2018

Time:  7:45AM to 9:00AM

Location:  Microsoft Store Fifth Avenue.

Cost:  Complimentary for Members and a Guest. 

Non-members tickets are $45. 

 

Thank you to all our members and guests who attended this event!

 

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Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Wattle Café

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 Ana Ivkosic, the Founder of Wattle Café – an Aussie café located on Third Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets in New York City. Continue reading “Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Wattle Café”

December Drinks at Hole In The Wall – 15 Cliff Street FiDi

Our monthly gatherings are always an opportunity to make new Australian friends and share your New York experiences, so on the evening of Wednesday December 13 we will be hosting a small gathering where members and guests are welcome.

December is a difficult time to organize after work drinks given the number of competing office Holiday parties that happen this time of year. However, what is more difficult is being away from family and friends in a new city.

Our friends at Hole in the Wall's new café, which recently opened up on 15 Cliff Street in the Financial District, are opening up their doors for our members to gather together to share some Holiday cheer, and meet other Australians who are living in New York.

In addition to being a Café, the 15 Cliff Street location has a fully licensed bar so you have the choice of caffeinated or alcoholic drinks - not necessarily in that order!

An outside view of Hole in the Wall's Cliff Street location.

 

Space is very limited, so RSVP early as this event is likely to oversubscribe.

Details:  No Cover - Cash Bar -  Happy Hour Drink Specials - Snack Menu.

 

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.

Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Cara Zelas”

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.

Continue reading “What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?”

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.

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