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Family Assistance - UPCOMING EVENTS

Fire Family Transport Foundation
3rd Annual Dinner
Friday, February 27th, 7:00 pm
Russo's on the Bay
Howard Beach, NY
$100 a person

The Fire Family Transport Foundation's mission is to assist the families of FDNY members in their times of greatest need, by transporting department personnel and family members to and from medical facilities for care and family support.  To purchase tickets, please contact Richard Cannon at 917-577-1173 or Gene Stolowski at 845-825-4114, or by emailing

Johnny Mac Foundation
14th Wish Gala
Saturday March 7th, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Woodbury Country Club
Woodbury, NY
$150 a person

Funds raised at the 14th Wish Gala are dedicated exclusively to the funding of the future John F. McNamara Community Center in Bluepoint, NY.  This year the  honorees are Leni Koehler, Retired Director of Special Events and Cops who Care, Suffolk County Police 6th Precinct.  Reservations can be made by emailing

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17th, 2015
The families of our fallen members are welcome to march with the FDNY during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.    Those wishing to march are invited to join the line-up on 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, near the “Families of the Fallen” banner, at 11:00 am.  Ceremonial Unit staff will be on hand to direct people and staff. They can be identified by a white braid on the right shoulder of their dress uniforms.



Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance
Annual Memorial Mass will be held on 
Sunday, May 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
Not on Palm Sunday


Family Assistance - ARCHIVED EVENTS

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9-11 Father Mychal F. Judge Walk of Remembrance
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Mass -9:30 am
Walk -10:15 am
Catholic Mass will be celebrated in memory of Father Judge at the Church of
St. Francis of Assisi (135 West 31st Street - between 6th - 7th Avenues), directly across from E-1/L -24. After the mass, the walk will commence, and it will end with a memorial service at the FDNY Tribute Wall at E-10/L-10.

Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony
Monday, September 8th
Eisenhower Park,
1899 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY
7:00 pm
A Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony will take place Monday, September 8th at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The ceremony will include a reading of the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks and the names will be read by family members.

Annual Candlelight Ceremony
Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance
MCU Park
1904 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
September 10, 2014
7:30 pm
There will be a candlelight memorial service honoring the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.  All are welcome to attend.

9/11 National Museum and Memorial
September 10, 2014
The museum is inviting 9/11 family members, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders, 9/11 survivors, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum for free from 5:00 p.m. to close on September 10th. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may reserve your free ticket(s) to visit the Museum at or by calling (212) 266-5211. Due to limited availability, advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

Commemorative Events on September 11th

Wreath Laying at Firemen's Monument - 7:00 am
100th St. and Riverside Dr., Manhattan

September 11th Commemoration Event - 8:30 am-12:30 pm
World Trade Center Memorial Plaza, Manhattan
This year's event will take place on the WTC Memorial plaza. The invitation and/or letter families received from the museum, P or T numbers, or Memorial Park identification cards will serve as credential for admittance to the ceremony.  Families will be able to enter the Memorial plaza beginning at 7 a.m. and can access the Museum beginning at 7:30 a.m. The last entry will be at 7 p.m. Due to capacity constraints in the Museum, advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets to the Museum are free for family members and each member must have a ticket to be admitted to the Museum.

EMS 9/11 Commemoration - 8:30 am
Fort Totten - EMS Training Academy, Queens

Ceremony at Firefighters Monument- 9:30 am
West 100th St & Riverside Drive, Manhattan

Memorial Service for Members of FDNY - 12:15 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Staten Island 9/11 Commemoration - 6:00 pm
Postcards Memorial @ SI Yankee Stadium, Staten Island

7th Annual Lt. John Martinson
Memorial Picnic

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Hillside Swim Club
Staten Island
12-6 pm
For more information on the Picnic, please see the enclosed flyer.

Firefighter Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel
Sunday, September 28, 2014
9:30 am
Proceeds go to: The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which distributes funds to various charities including, Building for America's Bravest, which constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.
For more information, please go to or call 718-987-1931.

FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara Foundation
Strides for the Center 5K
Saturday, October 4th
Blue Point Fire Department
Blue Point, NY
For more information, go to

FDNY Appreciation Weekend at the Intrepid
October 11th and 12th
Intrepid Sea and Air Museum
West 46th and 12th Ave.
The annual blessing of the FDNY Marine Company fleet will take place on October 11th at 11:00 am.  All firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and personnel will receive FREE admission to the Intrepid Museum October 11 and 12, including access to the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise! Family members also receive a special discount: 50% off general admission. Proper ID is required for this offer.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
October 25, 2014
Stony Brook University
The proceeds of this stair climb will benefit the FDNY Counseling Unit which offers peer counseling and resources to the family and colleagues of fallen firefighters.

13th Annual Chief Jerry Barbara Night
Staten Island Yankee Ball Park
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 4:00
Come watch the Staten Island Yankees play the Williamsport Crosscutters at Chief Jerry Barbara Night.   Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle fund two scholarships offered through the FDNY Columbia Association. The $15 admission includes a hot dog and soda.  Anyone interested in tickets should call Joanne Barbara at 917 848 7607

Wednesday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m.
New York State Armory
68 Lexington Ave., Manhattan
This year's FDNY Medal Day ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m. at the New York State Armory, located at 68 Lexington Avenue, (Between East 25th and East 26th Streets), Manhattan.

8th Annual Captain Martin J. Egan, Jr.
5K Memorial Run/Walk
Sunday, June 1st at 10:00a.m.
Midland Beach Picnic Area
Father Capodanno Blvd. and Lincoln Ave.
Proceeds will support a scholarship in Marty's name at Monsignor Farrell High School.  Visit for more information and an application.


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