Dinner Dance

Keeping the Tradition Alive since 1955



Caírde A chaire/Dear Friends,

The NYCD Emerald Society 68th Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance is on Friday, October 13, 2023, at Antun’s of Queens Village, centrally located at 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, New York 11429. 

The festivities start at 7 pm with Antuns Deluxe Cocktail Hour, 8 pm Award Presentations, Open Bar, Dinner, and Dancing until midnight with entertainment for the evening DJ Cash and the NYCD Pipes & Drums.  

The Society will honor Correction Officer Matthew Romano (COBA Bronx Trustee) “2023 Irishman of the Year and Correction Officer James Quinn (Firearms and Tactics Unit) “2023 President James Mulvey Award recipient, Correction Officer Eric Cohn “2023 Public Service Award”, Deputy Commissioner Francis Torres (HQ) ” 2023 Civilian of the Year” and Emily Schroeder daughter of Correction Officer Robert Schroeder (retired) “2023 CO David J. Leahy Scholarship” recipient.

The Scholarship Dinner Dance subscription is $140 per person or $1400 for a table of ten. If you have any subscription/table questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dance Chairman Keith Blatz (see button below).

In conjunction with the 68th Anniversary Scholarship Dinner Dance, the Retired Members of the Emerald Society will publish a commemorative souvenir journal. A journal ad form is enclosed if you are inclined to support the journal. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Journal Chairman Mike Barzal (see button below)

For convenience, ticket (s) and journal ads can be purchased, as well as upload your ads electronically with the following payment methods: Check (no fee), Zelle (no fee), and credit/debit cards /Paypal (convenience fees apply). Go to the electronic process section.

You can also purchase and sponsor ads the old way by Check and Zelle. Please see the buttons below for more information.

The cut-off date for ticket subscriptions and journal ads is October 7, 2023. Please return all forms and checks payable to NYCD Emerald Society Inc., PO Box 38 Atlantic Beach, NY 11509.

Hope to see you on October 13, 2023, and go raíbh maíth agt -thank you for supporting the Emerald Society.

Go bráthartha/Fraternally,

Timothy N. Cowen,


NYCD Emerald Society Inc. 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity

EIN: 85-3661787

*Electronic Process*

Purchase tickets, sponsor, and upload journal ads


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The “old way” Ticket and Journal Ad process

Download the forms, and please follow the instructions

Irishman/Irishwoman of the Year Award

In appreciation for all their endeavors on behalf of the NYCD Emerald Society.

Past Honorees


2023 Matthew Romano, 2022 Roy G.Miller, 2021 Michael McCabe, 2020 No Honoree (dinner canceled)

2019 Lawerence McArdle, 2018 Ryan Gunning, 2017 Michael McAlvin, 2016 David Wilson, 2015 Robert Ellis, 2014 Michael Barzal, 2013 Bernard Flaherty, 2012 Martin Murphy, 2011 Kathleen Mulvey, 2010 Thomas Corbett,

2009 Gregory P. McLaughlin, 2008 Michael Hourihane, 2007 Thomas B. Farrell, 2006 Edmund Duffy, 2005 Steve Morris, 2004 Mark J. Cranston, 2003 Brian P. Riordan, 2002 Brian J. Sharkey, 2001 Steven Conry, 2000 Roger N. Slattery

1999 Shelia Vaughan, 1998 Bernard J. Cassidy Jr., 1997 William J. Fraser*, 1996 Timothy Dillion, 1995 Robert Hennessy *, 1994 Kevin E. Quinn, 1993 James Karmel, 1992 James T. Garvey, 1991 George Kennedy*, 1990 James Pryor

1989 Thomas J. Hayes Jr., 1988 Robert K. Hanley, 1987 TBD, 1986 TBD, 1985 TBD, 1984 John P. Clark*, 1983 TBD, 1982 Robert McKeon*, 1981 James Noone, 1980 Patrick F. Walsh *

1979 TBD, 1978 TBD, 1977 TBD, 1976 TBD, 1975, 1974 TBD, 1973 TBD, 1972 TBD, 1971 TBD, 1970 TBD

1969 TBD, 1968 TBD, 1967 TBD, 1966 Honorable George F. McGrath *, 1965 TBD, 1964 TBD, 1963 TBD, 1962 TBD, 1961 TBD, 1960 TBD

1959 TBD, 1958 TBD, 1957 TBD, 1956 TBD, 1955 TBD


TBD; if you have any information, please get in touch with us.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization EIN:85-3661787

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