More New York events have been added for Gun Violence Awareness Month. Please join us!

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.

Gun Safety Symposium  • Monday, June 11 @ 6:30 pm • Rockville Center

  • Time: 6:30 pm dessert; 7:00 pm program
  • Place: Central Synagogue, 430 DeMott Ave, Rockville Centre

Click here for a flyer with more details.

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

Click here for a flyer.

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;
  • Fee: $40 ticket includes one drink. Payment is preferred in advance through Paypal or may be purchased at the door. Register here.

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.

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 www.wearorange.org.

* 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.