June 1, 2023

Member News

This page will be used for member activities, retirement announcements, births, deaths and other information to keep us all informed regarding our brothers and sisters in our local.

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Cross Stitch & Shipwreck Beads

(Posted April 23, 2023)

Local 1503 Member- Senior Departmental Technician, Lenka Maskova , is having an exhibition titled Cross stitch & Shipwreck Beads at Green Door Gallery in Brooklyn NY.

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August Release

(Posted March 2, 2023)

This year our very own Local 1503-member Special Officer Patrick Kennedy participated in Chain Theatre Winter One Act Festival.  This festival took place Jan 27th -Feb 11th 2023 at Chain theatre in Manhattan.

Chain Theatre’s Winter One Act Festival, included more than 100 artists, and featured 25 different productions.

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(Posted December 8, 2022)
by Senior Security Officer , Louisa Lam

On November 11 to the 13th, a cadre of security guards from New York City’s most storied museums were featured in OSMOSIS, a show at Art Cake in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, curated by Gabriel Sehringer and Kenisha Rullan, as well as a beautiful short film produced by the Gentle Cowboys.

The show and film pose the question: How are guardians and the art they make influenced by the enormity and breadth of their institutions?

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Local 1503 Member’s Daughter Winner of Memorial DC 37 Scholarship

(Posted July 30, 2020)

Please join us in congratulating fellow member Special Officer José Muchaypiña-Vargas and his daughter Rina Felisha Hisajima who is the recipient of the Memorial DC 37 2020 Scholarship award taking advantage of the activities and offers provided to all our membership. (Read More…)

How One Local 1503 Member Is Taking Urgent Action During the Pandemic

(Posted April 27, 2020)

So, this all started when I came across a Facebook group of local crafters who are making masks for hospitals in the Pocono Mountains and the Lehigh valley. Monroe County, where I live in PA, is one of the harder hit areas in the state. (We are really an extended suburb of Manhattan in many ways).

I do not sew often but I know the basics and I had all the right materials sitting here in the closet- things that belonged to my mom that I had no plan to use but couldn’t throw away. The ladies in the Facebook group were having a hard time finding cotton fabric and other supplies. So, it was not so much a decision to help as it was a call to urgent action. It’s like if there was an old-fashioned war going on and I was just sitting here on a pile of chain mail and shields. I thought…”I can’t NOT do this” (Read More…)


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