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Conservancy's New York Chapter Celebrates Big U with Big Apple Get-Together

The SS United States Conservancy is a small organization with a big mission, and the help of our incredible regional chapters is indispensable as we work towards our common goal of seeing America's Flagship restored and revitalized.

The Conservancy's chapters work closely with us to recruit members, fund-raise, and increase local awareness of the SS United States through exciting public exhibitions and events. Additionally, chapters often choose to hold social hours to engage regional members and celebrate a shared commitment to this extraordinary vessel.

On October 25th, the "SS United States Conservancy New York Chapter Happy Hour" was held at Montauk Distilling Co.’s Manhattan office, with the event led by chapter co-chairs Glenn Lappin and Paul Stipkovich. Chapter members were thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up, and there was much spirited discussion regarding what the future could and should hold for the SS United States.

The Conservancy's New York Chapter gathers at Montauk Distilling Co.'s Manhattan office.

Photograph courtesy of Paul Stipkovich.

This event follows a hugely successful exhibition mounted by the New York Chapter this summer in partnership with the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island. You can click HERE to check out our coverage of the exhibition, "Full Speed Ahead to the Fabulous SS United States!"

Happy hour attendees included: Glenn & Isabel Lappin, Dan McSweeney, Jaye Maynard, Luisa Battista, Leucio Iacobelli, Michael Schron, Kerry Kennedy-McBride, Daniel McBride, Quinn Kennedy, Shea Kennedy, Antonio Iacobelli, Jimmy Zatwarnicki, Michael A. Richmond, Dirk Kennedy and Paul Stipkovich. A huge thank you to all who participated!

Food was provided by Chef Aless, with beverages provided by Montauk Distilling Co.

Interested in getting involved with the New York Chapter? Drop them a line at newyork@ssusc.org. For those based elsewhere, learn more about the Conservancy's fantastic regional chapters and find a chapter in your own area HERE.

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