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ANZAC Day 2014

Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day each year on 25 April to recognise the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand servicemen and servicewomen – not only in defending their country but in upholding their nations’ longstanding commitment to peace and security.

To mark this occasion, the Australian and New Zealand Consulates-General will co-host a commemorative dawn service. We look forward to commemorating ANZAC Day with you in 2014.

DAWN SERVICE
Date: Friday, 25 April 2014
Time: 5.45am to 6.15am (guests arrive by 5.30am)
Location: Vietnam Veterans Plaza
55 Water Street, New York City
Dress (military): Service dress or equivalent with medals
Dress (civilian): Business attire
RSVP: Not required. Please come prepared in case of cold or inclement weather.

New York State Community of Lake Saranac honors Australian Army CAPT Paul John McKay on ANZAC Day 2014

CAPT Paul John McKay, an Infantry Officer with the Australian Army, died at Saranac Lake on 15 January 2014.

He spent less than 24 hours in Saranac Lake and held only three or four brief conversations with locals but the people took him into their hearts and the community went into mourning when they heard of his death.

On ANZAC Day, 25 April 2014, Mayor Clyde Rabideau of Lake Saranac, NY will climb Scarface Mountain on the same route that Paul McKay would have taken on the last day of his life to place a poppy in his remembrance at the spot where he died, not only in memory of CAPT McKay but also to highlight the ongoing problem of PTSD.

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Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys by Cre8ion, from Brisbane

When: April 26 - May 4
Where: The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
Ages: Everyone 5+
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Welcome to the mad, mod world of the Ginghams, a trio who travels to bring long-lost misfit toys into their home. Fluff was dropped under the couch, Squibbly was abandoned in the gutter and Disco Frog was caught in a ceiling fan. But don't fret, dear pet! With a comedic, quirky and colorful mix of sound, story, video and vacuum, toys get discovered and recovered by the plaid-patterned family. Ab Fab meets Pee Wee's Playhouse meets Grey Gardens for offbeat, off-the-wall, fantastically funny Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys. (More)

 

Saltbush by Compagnia T.P.O. & Insite Arts from Prato, Italy and Melbourne, Australia

When: May 30 - June 8
Where: The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
Ages: Everyone 5+
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Embark on a magical trek across the Australian outback and discover the language, lore and music of its indigenous culture in Saltbush. Kids are invited to kick off their shoes and join the dancers to play on the interactive performance space. Amongst a kaleidoscope of aboriginal imagery and the sound of didgeridoos, they'll ride on the backs of sea turtles and leap among the stars. From the creators of The Butterfly Garden (New Vic 2010), Saltbush will have your senses soaring and your imagination running wild. (More)

(P.S. All seats for Saltbush are on the New Vic stage!)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Tommy Emmanuel 

 

When: 19 - 20 June 2014, 8pm
Where: B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $32 Advance $37 Day of show
 

Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unusual talent and life are common lore in Australia: born into a musical family, Tommy got his first guitar at age 4 and was taught by his mother. He quickly learned by ear, with no formal instruction, and has never read music. By age 6 he was working as a professional musician in the family band (variously named The Emmanuel Quartet, The Midget Surfaries and The Trailblazers). By the age of 10, young Tommy had already played his way across Australia. (More)