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Australia Day in New York 2018

It's time to celebrate Australia Day on Friday, January 26th, 2018, and with the growing number of Aussie-owned establishments across the five boroughs and beyond, there are more ways than ever before to celebrate Australia Day in NYC. Tarley Jordan and Joanna Hishon from the Australian Women in New York have put together a great list of Australia day celebrations and have kindly let me reproduce it below.

The American Australian Association is hosting the Australia Day Gala and Arts Awards in partnership with G’Day USA. To be held on Friday, Jan 26 for a 6:30pm start, this is a formal affair with a black tie dress code, and tickets are $1,000 (or $500 if you are under 35 years). Held at the beautiful Skylight Modern venue, your ticket includes passed canapés & open bar; chef created three-course dinner showcasing Australian food, Bird In Hand wine & sparkling rose, entertainment during the event, and an after party complete with more music, dancing and open bar.

The Australian Bar and restaurant is going all out with their ‘Australia Week’ line-up!

  • Monday 22nd – Aussie movies from 5pm, Crocodile Dundee, The Castle, Lion

  • Tuesday 23rd – Aussie movies from 5pm, Finding Nemo, Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

  • Wednesday 24th – Wine, cheese and Aussie trivia from 8pm

  • Thursday 25th – Aussies Got Talent open mic night from 7pm

  • Friday 26th – Australia Day party with the Hottest 100 playing live from 8pm

  • Saturday 27th – Australia Day part 2 with the Hottest 100 replay from 11:30am, and the Hottest 200 playing from 8pm

The Australian Located at 20 West 38th Street, between 5th & 6th Ave

(And if The Australian is bursting with revelers, head around the corner to Aussie-owned The Liberty NYC where you can enjoy some secret specials, just mention The Australian was full for mates rates.)

Benson’s is partnering with the Aussies in NYC Meetup group and holding a Hottest 100 party from 5pm on Sat Jan 27. 181 Essex Street, New York, NY, 10002

Burke & Wills is offering an all Australian/all night Happy Hour at the bar with $5 Coopers Draft Beer & $5 Burke & Wills House Wine. Burke & Wills is also participating in Restaurant Week, which will be available on Australia Day. Check out their set menu herewhere you can score a 3-course lunch for $29 & dinner for $42. 226 W 79th St, nr Broadway

Flinders Lane is hosting an ‘Aussie Barbie’ with some classic dishes as specials in addition to their regular Aussie-inspired menu. You can enjoy this, along with happy hour 5-7pm with great Australian wines, beer and Triple J’s Hottest 100! For more info, check out the New York menu and the Stamford, CT menu. 162 Avenue A, New York and 184 Summer St, Stamford

Two Hands at their Tribeca restaurant is hosting an Aussie Day Happy Hour with $5 beers & $15 burgers from 3PM till sold out. At both locations (Tribeca and Nolita), there will be $2 Flat Whites ALL DAY! 164 Mott St and 251 Church St

Thirsty Koala in Queens will be open from 5PM – midnight on Jan 26. Happy hour goes from 5PM – 8PM with Coopers Pale Ale and Fosters Crown Lager On Tap. Their menu includes Aussie favourites including pies and sausage rolls, beer battered fish and chips, short-rib brisket burger with the lot, plus for the sweet tooth there will be lamingtons, pavlova, caramel slice, sticky date pudding and ANZAC biccies. 35-12 Ditmas Blvd, Astoria

Our Kiwi friends at DUB Pies have got your Australia Day needs covered at the office. They have a couple of hot drop-off catering delivery slots available for lunch on Jan 25th and Australia Day Jan 26th if want to share the love with your work mates. Minimum orders that day are set at $500. Send hot catering order requests to Of course you can also pop in and buy some pies at their Brooklyn pie shop. 211 Prospect Park West, cnr 16th St, Windsor Terrace

Dudley’s will be bringing back their famous Works Burger + Beer Combo for $12 all day. Wash that down with a $10 cocktails and get your groove on with a DJ that will spin tunes into the night. Follow their Instagram, @dudleysnyc, for updates and more info. 85 Orchard St

The Craftsman on the UWS is holding an Australia Day party from at 6pm on Jan 26. They’re loading up the bar with Four’N Twenty pies and Coopers Ale and Stout. They’ll also have Masterfood’s tomato sauce on hand to top off that pie. 3155 Broadway at 125th St

Throwing your own Australia Day party? Let Tuckshop Pies do all the hard yakka and order your pie and sausage rolls online. This is Tuckshop’s busiest time of year, so get in quick for regular-sized pies and rolls, party-sized pies and rolls, and even lamingtons! Chelsea Market and 68 E 1st St

Bluestone Lane will be having a full Australia Day. They will have meat pies, sausage rolls, lamingtons, caramel slice and of course Avo Smash, flat whites and Aussie Ice Lattes. They’re also running a quiz with the winners going into the draw to win a killer prize. Multiple locations including New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey

Toby’s Estate will be offering up flat whites on the house to anyone who shows an Australian passport / ID in one of their six city-wide locations. Plus, they’ll make you feel at home with Australian tunes playing all day. Multiple locations

Get down to Hutch & Waldo Coffee for your lamington fix – they will be only 50c all day on Australia Day. 247 E 81st St, btwn 2nd & 3rd

On Jan 26, Wattle Cafe in Murray Hill will have $2 flat whites all day, as well house-made Caramel slices. Given people often assume they are a “WAFFLE” cafe they plan to put an Aussie spin on classic American waffles with house-made lamington waffles, in addition to popular Tim Tam waffles. For those with a savory tooth, they will also have Four’N Twenty pies. 489 3rd Ave, btwn 33rd and 34th Sts

Aussie restaurant Banter will be doing a yummy Aussie-themed 3-course set menu for $40 bucks per person (+ tax + tip). Picture: prawns, calamari, chicken parmy, lamingtons, pavlova and more. Wash that down with half-price espresso martinis ALL DAY and NIGHT. There are two sittings for dinner, 6.30pm – 8.30pm OR 8.30pm – close, so make your dinner reservation today by emailing 169 Sullivan St

COBS Bread Bakery at Stamford, CT, will be making a few good batches of Cheesymite scrolls on Friday for Australia Day. Yup, just like the ones from Baker’s Delight back home. Each scroll will go for US$3.75 each. 1057 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT

If you’re in the mood for retail therapy, stop by Scanlan Theodores new store in SoHo. They will be celebrating Australia Day with the start of their end of season sale, where you can snag beautiful pieces for up to 50% off. 117 Prince St

And if you’re reading this from Boston, the American Australian Association are hosting an Australia Day dinner for you on Jan 31.

Research by Joanna Hishon and Tarley Jordan. Originally published on the Australian Women in New York website and with permission to repost from the AWNY .

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