Please join NYAGV for these New York events and remember to wear orange!

Mark your calendars to join NYAGV and other gun violence prevention groups at these events and help spread the word about our country’s gun violence problem and the need for elected officials to act.

Wear Orange • Friday, June 1

People across the state and country will wear orange* to honor all those who have been killed by gun violence and to inspire action.

Niagara Falls Proclamation  • Friday, June 1 @ 2 pm

Join NYAGV and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster at City Hall as the mayor issues a proclamation declaring Gun Violence Awareness Month in the City of Niagara Falls. And in the evening, see Niagara Falls’ historic City Hall illuminated in orange.

Youth Over Guns March • Saturday, June 2 @ 12pm

Join Youth Over Guns, NYAGV, and a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations for this march to end gun violence over the Brooklyn Bridge. Register here.

  • Time12 – 5 pm
  • Place: Meet in Brooklyn at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park.  Find us at NYAGV’s table! We’ll march over the Brooklyn bridge and end with a rally at Foley Square in Manhattan.

Saratoga Springs Rally and March Against Gun Violence • Saturday June 2 @ 3pm

Join NYAGV for this youth-led rally and march in Saratoga Springs.

  • Time3pm
  • Place: Meet at Congress Park near the Arts Center.  We will then march together up Broadway to City Hall.

Niagara Falls Illumination • Saturday June 2 @ 10pm

In observance of Gun Violence Awareness Month, Niagara Falls will be illuminated orange beginning at 10pm for 15 minutes in recognition of the cross border concern for gun violence in our nations. Join NYAGV and its partners Coalition for Gun Control (Canada) and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

Hudson Valley Stands Up • Sunday, June 3 @ 10am

NYAGV and other advocates will join this student-led march and rally to protect gun violence and demand change.

New York Die-in • Tuesday, June 12 @ 12:30 pm

  • Time: 12:30 pm – Rally and speak-out; 2:00 pm – 12-Minute Die-In
  • Place: 2nd Avenue, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, between 47th & 48th Streets, Manhattan

Meeting: NYAGV and Long Island Grandparents and Families Against Gun Violence • Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 pm

  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Place: Half Hollow Hills Library, Melville Branch,  510 Sweet Hollow Rd., Melville, downstairs conference room

Brooklyn “Meet-and-Greet” Gathering/Fundraiser to Support Youth Activism • Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Join NYAGV for an informal gathering in Brooklyn to benefit NYAGV’s state-wide youth advocacy initiatives.

  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Place: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street; $40 ticket includes one drink. Payment is preferred in advance through paypal or may be purchased at the door.

Policy Summit: Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis • Saturday, June 23 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Time: Saturday, June 23 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Place:  NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, 1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Niagara Falls Peace Bridge Illumination • Saturday, June 30

In observance of the last day of Gun Violence Awareness Month, the Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada will be illuminated in orange. Join NYAGV and its partners the Coalition for Gun Control (Canada) and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

See orange illuminations all over.

Here are just some of the New York spaces that will be illuminated in orange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness month:

  • Friday, June 1: Empire State Building, Buffalo City Hall Dome, Niagara Falls City Hall; Suffolk County’s H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge, Poughkeepsie’s Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Saturday, June 2: Niagara Falls
  • Saturday, June 30: The Peace Bridge in Buffalo, in partnership with Buffalo’s Peace Bridge Commission, NYAGV, and Coalition for Gun Control Canada.

More Events

We’re proud that New York State was the first state in the nation to designate an entire month to the issue of gun violence.  For additional Gun Violence Awareness Month events, check out this Gun Violence Awareness calendar and

* Why orange? It’s a color that symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange to alert other hunters that they’re there — as a way to take care of their own lives and the lives of others. Now, we’re turning orange into a symbol for the value of human life everywhere.