Our juniors spent a lovely July Saturday morning gardening at the Dyckman House, the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan. Restored in 2003, the Dutch Colonial style farmhouse replaces the original 18th century property that was destroyed during the Revolutionary War while the Dyckman family moved temporarily upstate. Volunteers cleared the front walkway of rambunctious weeds, straightened the edging, trimmed the grass, and built a fence to keep local cats from mistaking a new garden bed for their sandbox.
Continuing their Service to America, chapter juniors volunteered at the Bowery Mission on September 9th. Volunteers assisted with the weekend breakfast service, a core part of the organization’s offering. The Bowery Mission, one of the oldest organizations in New York City ministering to the homeless and hungry since 1879, is a longstanding provider of hope and
purpose to those in need.
New York City Juniors are very proud to continue the DAR tradition of service in support of God, Home, and Country, and look forward to continuing to Move Forward in Service to America.
The New York City Chapter's Annual Spring Benefit was enjoyed by all who attend the event at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium on April 26. The evening's activities included an inspiring talk by keynote speaker Ms. Wilhelmena Kelly, New York State Vice Regent, American Indian inspired refreshments, and a popular silent auction and voices prizes.
Funds raised benefited the DAR American Indian Schools. Initiatives at both Bacone College and Chemawa School were identified to benefit.
New York City Junior Members were honored to participate in the morning service at the Bowery Mission in Lower Manhattan. Members helped with food preparation and served attendees a hot breakfast meal.
The Bowery Mission is one of the oldest service organizations in New York, founded in 1897, whose goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.
Chapter juniors regularly participate in service activities around the New York City area and are proud to lend their time and talents in Service to America.
The annual New York City Chapter spring cocktail party was held on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. Dr. Carol Berkin, author of "Revolutionary Mothers", gave an engaging and informative talk about women's impact on the Revolutionary War. Proceeds from the event supported the chapter's Mrs. Donald McLean Scholarship at Barnard.