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7th Annual Kentucky Derby Brunch and Viewing Party at the Soldiers’ Sailors’ Club

May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Junior Committee of the Soldiers’ Sailors’ Marines’ Coast Guard’s & Airmen’s Club (SSMAC) cordially invites you to the 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Brunch and Viewing Party with the addition of the celebration of the America’s Cup races this year here in New York!

Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00pm – 7:00pm
SSMAC Clubhouse
283 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Ticket price: $75.00
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*Advance purchase strongly suggested via paypal.*

Your Derby/America’s Cup ticket includes: catered brunch and tasty desserts, open bar featuring Mint Juleps, brunch cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, and viewing of the day’s America’s Cup and Kentucky Derby races.

Suggested Dress Attire: Seersucker suits, yachting blazers, sundresses, silk cravats, bold bow ties, fascinators, sun hats or your nautical best. Break out your Churchill Downs or sailing finest because this is the party to see and be seen!

All guests are invited to join the SSMAC Kentucky Derby Hat and Bowtie Parade for your chance to win best bow-tie (gentleman) or best hat (ladies).

The horse race raffle and silent auction are always fantastic fun!

Questions? Contact Rachel Kirwin, SSMAC JC President at rachel.kirwin@gmail.com.

SSMAC is a registered 501(c)3.

The Soldiers’ Sailors’ Marines’ Coast Guard & Airmen’s Club (SSMAC) was founded in 1919 by Mrs. Francis Rogers (an ambulance driver in WWI), Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and the ladies of the New York Community Service. With General John G. Pershing’s support they raised funds to start ‘The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club’ to accommodate WWI heroes returning by ship to New York City from France in 1919. The Club’s chief mission is to promote the general welfare of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States, its Allies and their families, by maintaining and offering club and lodging rooms in its 19th century brownstone located on Lexington Avenue. Since 2004, the facilities of SSMAC have also been made available to members and dependents of the Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

In war and peace, the SSMAC has been funded exclusively through private donations from patriotic individuals and organizations. And, each October, the Club holds its principal fund-raiser, the gala Military Ball, to honor the U.S. Armed Forces together with prominent civilians whose achievements reflect a lifetime of dedication to the men and women of the Armed Forces and the traditions of the United States.

The SSMAC Junior Committee is a group of young professionals dedicated to assisting U.S. military personnel by supporting the Club’s mission of serving those who serve their country. Activities include efforts to extend hospitality, build camaraderie, and honor the work of the Armed Forces during their time in New York City and abroad.


May 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Soldiers’ Sailors’ Marines’ Coast Guard & Airm
283 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States


Ian Bone