August 1 – 7, 2021 — Aloft New York Laguardia Airport — 100-15 Ditmars Blvd

Do you love New York? Yes? No? No matter how you feel, it’s time to make your plans to attend the 2021 Catholic War Veterans & Auxiliary National Convention in “the city that never sleeps”!

In addition to all the usual Convention business — adopting By-Law changes, giving awards to our outstanding Posts, and election of Officers – we have packed a whole lot of FUN into your time in the Big Apple!

CONVENTION AGENDA (as of 6 Jul 2021) – Click HERE

Making your hotel reservation – DEADLINE is July 11, 2021
  • Do NOT call the hotel to make your reservations! Make your hotel reservation online at the CWV Store – click HERE. Our Tax-Exempt Status will ensure that you receive all the discounts through the CWV, and gets you a free breakfast, to boot!
  • Call National HQ to make the hotel reservation: 1-703-549-3622
  • Print out a Reservation Form to mail in with payment – click HERE

Click on images below to view website. Additional information about each activity is below the image gallery!

Aloft New York Laguardia Airport Hotel

Located in Queens, within walking distance of the airport, a short way from subway stations, and popular sights such as New York Hall of Science and Citi Field.

DINING – Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.

*** NOTE** Making your hotel reservations through the CWV store, by calling HQ, or mailing in the Reservation Form entitles you to a FREE breakfast each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.

ROOMSAll 148 rooms are soundproofed and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, free newspapers, a 43-inch flat-screen TV, and free WiFi. Pillowtop beds with premium bedding; bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries; free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.

PROPERTY FEATURESRenovated in 2017, Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Valet and self parking are available; airport shuttle (available 24 hours – $3.00 per person one-way).

MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE THROUGH CWV STORE – click HERE! Our Tax-Exempt Status will save you money. Do NOT call hotel to make your reservations!

USS Intrepid Guided Tour

Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10am to 12pm
  • Tickets: Veterans – $20; Seniors – $40; Adults – $45;
  • Reserve tickets online click HERE
  • Reservation Form to mail inclick HERE

Skyline Dinner Cruise

Enjoy the stunning New York harbor on the beautiful Skyline Princess for a memorable occasion. A leisurely cruise around the world-famous Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and other iconic landmarks while enjoying fabulous food, entertainment, and spectacular views is the perfect way to celebrate a special event – or make any day one of a kind.

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021
  • 4 Hour cruise – Includes hors d’oeuvre & cocktail hour, Almond Crusted Salmon, Roasted Turkey Breast, and Honey Glazed Ham!
  • Tickets: $50 each person
  • Reserve tickets online click HERE
  • Reservation Form to mail inclick HERE

Local Attractions

Empire City Casinothe group trip has been CANCELLED (refunds are being processed for those that paid). You can still visit during free time to satisfy your gambling itch, if need be!

All of your favorites and the hottest slot machines around! Full variety of exciting game themes, as well as Video Poker, Progressives and Keno with individual and multi-denominations ranging from 1 cent to $100, on both reels and slot machines. It’s easy to find your favorite game on the casino floor!

QUEENS ZOOThe Queens Zoo is an 18-acre zoo located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City. It opened in 1968 on the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs in Flushing Meadows. The zoo is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).