ANZAC Day Services In NYC & around the US

ANZAC DayApril 25th marks the 108th anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. Gallipoli was the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ introduction to war and though the campaign ended in defeat, the anniversary of its beginning quickly became, and has remained, Australia’s and New Zealand’s principal day of commemoration.

New York City, NY

ANZAC Dawn Service (featuring Cadets of West Point - The U.S. Military Academy)

Please note the new location for the ANZAC Dawn Service:
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum,
Pier 86
West 46th & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Due to the closed venue, RSVP is required for a QR Code to enter. Please RSVP here.
Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
Time: 5:30 am (for a 5:45 am start)
The previous location, Vietnam Veterans Memorial in FiDi, is under reconstruction and unavailable for this year's service.

Dress: Civilian - respectful attire. Please come prepared for cold or inclement weather.
Dress: Military - service dress or equivalent with medals.
Security: Please note all guests will be required to go through security and have bags inspected before entry onto the Pier.
RSVP: Registration is required for entry onto the Pier 86.

Please join us on Tuesday, 25 April, to commemorate ANZAC Day in New York City at 10:30am

Location: Trinity Church Wall Street,
89 Broadway,
New York, NY 10006

Whilst RSVPs are not required you are encouraged to register your interest.
Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
Time: 10:30 am (for 1 hour)

Washington DC

ANZAC Day - Commemorative Dawn Ceremony

Tuesday 25th April 2023
5:30am – 6:15am (please arrive by 5:15am)

Location: The National World War One Memorial
Pershing Park
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

The embassies of Australia and New Zealand will be hosting the ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Tuesday April 25. The Dawn Service will be held between 5:30 am and 6:15 am at the WWI memorial which is located at Pershing Park, 1449-1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.*

We suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes early.

National Park Service COVID guidelines – Wearing a mask is up to the individual.

Boston MA

ANZAC Day Service, Saturday 22 April, 2023, from 11am - 1pm

By The New Zealand Consulate in New England

We are delighted to invite you to The Church of The Advent for this year's ANZAC Day Service.

Join members of the New Zealand, Australian, Turkish, British, American and Commonwealth communities for a Remembrance Service at 11.00am followed by after-match refreshments (donations welcomed!).

Your registration will help us know how many are planning on attending, and to order the right number of Pies! REGISTER HERE

Location: The Church of The Advent,
30 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108.
Street Parking or Boston Common Garage
T: Charles MGH / Park / Arlington / Boylston

Chicago IL

The Australian Consulate-General in Chicago invites all to their Anzac Day 2023 service on Tuesday 25 April, commencing at 7:00 am at the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on the Riverwalk (State & Wabash).

Coffee and a light breakfast will then be served nearby. There is no charge to attend this event, but registration via eventbrite here is required for catering purposes.

Auckland rugby

Rugby 7s Live on TV – January 2023

Some great Sevens matches last weekend, and on the Series Points Table, USA are second to New Zealand for the Men and Third to New Zealand and Australia for the Women.

This weekend the Series moves to Sydney.

The tournament is being played over 3 days, Friday/Saturday/Sunday local time and the games schedules are at:



These schedules show the matches starting at 8 pm EST Tomorrow, Thursday 26th.

Air NZ flies NYC to Auckland

Air New Zealand launched a non-stop service between New York and Auckland* on 17 September last year, 2022. The seventh North American port that can connect you to Aotearoa New Zealand.

New York (JFK) to Auckland will be Air NZ flagship route, NZ1.

Also check out non-stop flights from Dallas (AA), Houston (ANZ/UA), San Francisco (ANZ/UA), and Delta later this year.

Air NZ

Air NZ

NZ Reopens to NZ citizens & residents from the USA on 13 March, 2022

The New Zealand Government has announced the following changes to MIQ requirements in 2022, as a five step opening process.

From 28 February 2022 - fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens, and other eligible travellers, will be able to travel from Australia to New Zealand without entering managed isolation.

From 14 March 2022 - fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens, and other eligible travellers, will be able to travel to New Zealand from around the world without entering managed isolation. Critical workers and family members will also be included in this step.

From April – July 2022 – International students, Australians, temporary visa holders and travellers from visa waiver countries, will be able to travel to New Zealand without entering managed isolation.

From October 2022 – All travellers can enter New Zealand without entering managed isolation.

For all travellers not required to enter MIQ, you will require the following:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated
  • A negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result
  • A passenger declaration about your travel history
  • A day 0/1 rapid antigen test upon arrival and day 5/6 rapid antigen test
  • Self-isolate for a period of time aligning to the close contact time-frame

More information about these changes can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Air NZ

2022 Likely start date for Air New Zealand’s New York flights

Air New Zealand is eyeing a reboot of its proposed New York flights in 2022. The nonstop flights between Auckland and New York were flagged in 2019, but COVID-19 put the brakes on the flights to the US east coast. Now, the route is back on Air New Zealand's radar.

2022 lining up as likely start date for Air New Zealand's New York flights

A report in New Zealand's NewsHub quotes Air New Zealand CEO saying the New York route is shaping up as a viable prospect next year.

"Work is well underway around the airline planning for our inaugural flight to New York, with a team working to get this route up and running next year," said Mr Foran.

"Customers can expect us to be back in business to our key markets like the USA, Japan, China, and obviously Australia and the Pacific Islands."

Greg Foran's comments follow New Zealand's decision to drop its COVID zero strategy and announcing tentative plans to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers early next year.

Air New Zealand – Non-Stop Service Newark Airport to Auckland in 2021

Breaking News - Route Postponed until 2022 (see recent post Feb 2022)

Air New Zealand postponed its ambitious Auckland to New York direct flights by a year. This comes as the fallout from the aviation crisis continues to affect the airline. The carrier has also decided to delay the introduction of its Boeing 787-10 fleet and new business class cabin. Finally, it will exit its Auckland to London via Los Angeles route earlier than scheduled.

Air New Zealand United States Services: New York Non-Stop to Auckland

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: Air New Zealand will launch non-stop New York to Auckland flights from Newark Airport in October 2020. The new service will use Air New Zealand's premium-focused configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and will operate three times weekly, year-round. Tickets for Air New Zealand's New York service will go on sale soon, subject to regulatory approvals and landing slot confirmation.

At the same time, the daily Los Angeles to London service will be withdrawn in October 2020. "While Air New Zealand has a proud history of flying direct between Los Angeles and London for 37 years, dynamics on the route have changed in recent years and like other airlines, Air New Zealand is strongest when operating direct flights to and from their home hub."

With the start of the new service, the airline has also made the difficult decision to withdraw from its daily Los Angeles-London service from October 2020.

More information here.

DUB Pies, Manhattan, Brooklyn and online!

Many of us miss the taste of a fantastic kiwi pie, and Gareth the founder of DUB (Down Under Bakery) pies has been only too wiling to satisfy that need. They have their Pie Shop in Windsor Terrance, Brooklyn, and the Pie Truck that travels around different venues.  Check out their website and Facebook page for details on where to find the Pie Truck. Alternatively if you don’t like to travel, DUB pies has a great home/work delivery service ideal for stocking the freezer or catering for a work or play event.  Support the great kiwi pie!

Kiwiana, Park Slope, Brooklyn

A great addition to the NY scene is Kiwiana based in the middle of Park Slope, home to beautiful brownstonesand multiple child buggies!  Kiwiana’s strength is New Zealand chef Mark Simmons.  Although there are a number of NZ inspired delicacies, you can’t go past the great kiwi burger and lamingtons to finish up!


Kiwi Bistro in Arlington, VA

Next time you are in Washington DC, check out the Kiwi Cafe – Cassatt’s.

Cassatt’s is a cozy, bistro-style restaurant serving tasty dishes featuring a New Zealand flair. Located in the Lee Heights shops on Lee Highway in Arlington, they serve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch, with specialty coffees, wines and homemade desserts.

New Zealand flavors come alive in Flat White, Pavlova, Kiwi Burger, and New Zealand panini. 

4536 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 527-3330