Category Archives: Upcoming Events

All are Welcome at the Chapter’s Upcoming Events!

Vietnam Memorial Picnic 2017

Please Join Us at the Chapter’s Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic on Saturday June 3, 2017!

The Vietnam Memorial Ceremony & Picnic will be Held:

Saturday, June 3rd at 10:30am
At the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1 Memorial Ln, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Click Here for Directions to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Please plan to arrive at the memorial by 10:30am. A short memorial ceremony will be held at the helicopter in front of the museum building at 11:00am. The picnic will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Please do not be deterred if another event is taking place at the Arts Center. Ask a parking lot attendant to be directed to the VIETNAM MEMORIAL MUSEUM parking lot!

Burgers, beer, soda and water will be served.

Picnic attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert of their choice to add to the menu!

Please call Chapter President George Fallon with the number of guests that will be attending in your party as well as any food items that you will be bringing OR send an e-mail to the chapter at:

An updated menu will be posted closer to the event. Our annual picnic is a family-friendly event so please feel free to bring anyone you like! We hope to see you there! As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Ron Ymbras Book Signing – April 8

For Our NY Area Members! Ron Ymbras will be Hosting a ‘Meet the Author’ Presentation & Book Signing

April 8th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
2518 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Please Click Here for Directions

Ron will give a short presentation on his coffee table style guide to Vietnam Veterans Memorials throughout the USA, entitled “Fallen, Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.” His presentation will be followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing.

For more information about Ron, feel free to visit his website

Ron Ymbras

Ron Ymbras Ron Ymbras

Bastogne Banquet Weekend 2016

The 2016 Bastogne Banquet Weekend
Celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
will be held Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 4th
at The Thayer Hotel at West Point
674 Thayer Road, West Point, New York (NY) 10996

UPDATED – Schedule of Events (as of 11/20/16)

Thursday, December 1st
1:00 pm          Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

Friday, December 2nd
12:00 pm        Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
5:00 pm          Raffles & Camaraderie in the Hospitality Room
6:00 pm          Hors D’oeuvres in the Hospitality Room (Special Thanks to the Knapps!) 
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

Saturday, December 3rd
12:00 pm        Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
4:00 pm          Last Call in Hospitality Room
4:30 pm          Hospitality Room Closed while Attendees Dress for Dinner
5:30 pm          Dining Room Opens (Cash Bar)
6:00 pm          Bastogne Banquet & Candle Lighting Ceremony Call to Order
                         Featuring Guest Speaker Lt Gen Robert Caslen
After Dinner   Pistol Raffle in the Hospitality Room
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

The Chapter is pleased to announce that Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr., the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will be the guest speaker during the Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening. 

The Bastogne Weekend ends with the closing of the Hospitality Room on Saturday evening. There are a number of Sunday activity options for those wishing to conclude the weekend in the West Point area. Please see the list of area activities (including free West Point Holiday concert) listed at the end of this page if you are interested in exploring the area further.

Sunday, December 4th – Breakfast Available for Purchase at Hotel
7:00 am – 10:30 am        Breakfast Buffet in MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant (Lobby Level, at your own expense) No reservations are taken for the Breakfast Buffet, seating is not guaranteed.
10:30 am – 2:30 pm        Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch Served in MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant $39.95 per person, Reservation Suggested, 845-446-4731, Ext. 7929 View Menu

We are happy to announce that the group of veterans of the Bolton & District Parachute Regimental Association from Manchester, England are returning to visit this year.
Their service experience ranges from WWII to the Suez service and the Falklands War.

Bastogne Banquet


Banquet Fee
Please make check payable to:
Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe NY-NJ Chapter, 101st Abn Div Assn.

  • $65 Adults (Includes Hospitality Room for the Entire Event)
  • Children’s Tickets Availabe at a Reduced Cost (Please email for more information)

Checks can be mailed to:
Jim Agins
33 Sunset Blvd
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

Hotel Reservations – To reserve a room, call the Thayer BEFORE NOVEMBER 7!
The Thayer Hotel has a block of rooms available for the 101st Airborne
Bastogne Banquet Guests.
Room Rate is $109 (+ tax and facilities fee). Be sure to mention the 101st Airborne
event when booking rooms to ensure you receive this group room rate.
1-(800)-247-5047 or (845)-446-4731

Bastogne Banquet

West Point Area Activities

West Point Holiday Show – USMA Band
1:00 pm – Saturday December 3rd and
1:00 pm – Sunday, December 4th
Eisenhower Hall, West Point
View USMA Band Website
For concert information, cancellations and updates call the
West Point Band’s hot line at (845) 938-2617

West Point Visitor Center & Museum
Open Daily 9:00 am – 4:55 pm
View Museum Website

West Point Guided Tour
(845) 446-4724
One Hour Tour
Stops at: Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Battle Monument & The Plain
Walking Time (Off Bus): approximately 45 mins
Adults: $15 , Children (2-11): $12
Friday – 10:30am ; 11:45am ; 1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10:30am ; 12:00pm ; 1:30pm ; 3:00pm

Brotherhood Winery (Tours, Tastings, Cafe, Mansion, Art Space)
100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY 10992
(845) 496-9001
Saturday Brunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm – Reservation Required
Sunday Brunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm with live music – Reservation Required
Friday & Sunday Prime Rib Special $14.95 – Reservation Required
Visit Website

Benmarl Winery Tours & Tastings
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY 12542
Visit Website

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Thayer Hotel – For Purchase
MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant (Located on Lobby Level)
$39.95 Per Person, Served From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
View Menu

Bear Mountain Ice Rink – Weather Permitting
Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986
(845) 786-2701 x266
Friday 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 11:30 am; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm;
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (NO 8 pm on Sundays)
Adults (12+): $5.00; Children (4 – 11): $4.00; Skate Rental: $4.00
Rink is outdoors and uncovered so dress warmly!
View Website

Bear Mountain Zoo
55 Hessian Drive, Highlands Falls, NY 10928
(845) 786-2701
Open 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Daily
$10 parking per vehicle; $1 Suggested Donation Admission
View Website

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Call in Advance for Group Tours
374 Temple Hill Road (Route 300)
Town of New Windsor, NY
(845) 561-1765
View Website

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765
View Website

Bastogne Banquet Weekend

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail

You’re Invited!

Official Bastogne Banquet Weekend 2016 Invitation

Screaming Eagles, family and friends, please see the below official Bastogne Banquet Weekend invitation. ALL ARE WELCOME to this annual event.

Please be sure to make hotel reservations at the Thayer Hotel by the 7th of November to ensure the group rate for the A101! We hope to see you all at the Saturday evening banquet dinner and memorial candle lighting ceremony.

Please continue scrolling down the page or CLICK HERE to see the full post regarding the Bastogne Banquet Weekend Schedule of Events, West Point Area Activities and more. All the information you need is there!

If you still have any questions after reading the full event post, please feel free to reach out via
e-mail to our chapter email address We are here to help, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

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August 27, 2016 Meeting Reminder

Reminder to Chapter Members and Friends!
Next Chapter Meeting
American Legion Post 261

All are welcome! Lunch, soda and beer served at every meeting.

The group will begin planning for the Annual Bastogne Banquet Weekend at this upcoming weekend. We hope to see you all there!

Get Directions to American Legion Post 261

Vietnam Memorial Picnic 2016

Please Join Us at the Chapter’s Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic!


The memorial ceremony and picnic will be held on:

Saturday, June 4th at 10:30am
At the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1 Memorial Ln, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Please plan to arrive by 10:30am. The short memorial ceremony will be held at the helicopter in front of the museum building at 11:00am. The picnic will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Do not be deterred if another event is taking place at the Arts Center. Just ask an attendant to be directed to the Vietnam Memorial Museum parking lot!

So far, our menu includes:
– Burgers & Buns
– Hot Dogs & Buns
– Chicken
– Fixins and Condiments
– Sausage & Peppers
– Potato Salad
– Whiskey Baked Beans
– Antipasto
– Broccoli Salad
– Ambrosia
– Donuts & Cake
– Beer & Soda
– Coffee & Decaf

Feel free to bring an item of your choice to add to the spread!

We hope to see you all there, as always ALL ARE WELCOME!

For directions to the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to: 

VA Pizza Party April 30, 2016

VA Pizza Party for Lyons VA Hospital Facility Residents

The Chapter will be hosting a Pizza Party on Saturday, April 30th at 1:30 pm at the Long Term Care Facility, VA Hospital Campus in Lyons, NJ.

Pizza and beverages will be arrive at around 1:45pm. All members are welcome to attend a pleasant afternoon of shared camaraderie at the pizza party that delights facility residents and chapter members alike!

Thank you to Ron Wyka for making the arrangements. Ron will bring canteen books to be distributed to the veterans.

VA Lyons Hospital Address:
151 Knollcroft Rd, Lyons, NJ 07939
Phone: 908-647-0180
Fax: 908-647-3452

Get Directions
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Visit VA Website

Reminder: The next chapter meeting will be held Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 pm

We will work out the details for the June picnic at this upcoming meeting! 
Meetings at:
American Legion Post 261

840 South Washington Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854