impact art gallery x flag for hope | private event



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wednesday, NOVEMber 8th, 2017

7 PM at The W Hotel, Hoboken | Attendance by invitation only


Featuring the flag for hope


Impact Art Gallery and Flag For Hope are partnering to host an unforgettable and inspirational evening with dinner and cocktails. Proceeds from tickets and purchases at the event benefit The Hoboken Police Civic Association, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

What is the flag for hope?


Led by the artistic mind of U.S. Army veteran Marcos Antonio, the Flag for Hope was created by more than 4,000 Americans placing their hand and finger impressions in acrylic paint on a huge 9’ x 5’ canvas.

The journey to create the Flag for Hope began at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 23, 2015 during the running of the 99th Indianapolis 500. Since then, the Flag has traveled more than 300,000 miles while visiting over 500 locations across America. Most of the Flag for Hope’s hand and finger impressions were painted at churches, community centers, veteran’s centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, parks, and other places where communities gather for a shared purpose.

The 50 stars on the flag were painted by true American icons chosen for their personal achievements, their commitment to serving others, and because they inspire us. Their testimonials echo the sentiments of those given all across the country…  heartfelt tributes to the beauty and potential of our country.


The Hoboken Police Civic Association exists to establish strong bonds between Hoboken Police and the community we serve. We know that mutual trust and respect between citizens and police make our neighborhoods safer. To achieve that goal, the Hoboken Police Civic Association supports programs that provide residents with opportunities for positive engagement and success. These include providing significant resources to help families in crisis, funding scholarships and school supplies, and supporting youth sports and community organizations.

For questions about this event, please contact Marc Marsi, President of the Hoboken Police Benevolent Assocation / Civic Association at 201 755 0944.


John Mara was honored with Star #6 on The Flag for Hope. This was in recognition of the heartfelt support the Giants organization provided to New York & New Jersey families and first-responders following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Players, coaches, and staff selflessly gave of themselves. They visited Ground Zero, fire and police stations, homes, and businesses, and provided caring and support when it mattered most. There were no cameras, no media – just a willingness to do the right thing for a city that needed healing. Mr. Mara’s unwavering commitment to those who serve is a hallmark of his leadership and a powerful example to others.



Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), held consecutive assignments as one of the highest-ranking officers in the U.S. Navy from 2007-2012, first as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and then as the 59th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest fleet in the world.

Admiral Walsh commanded the Joint Support Force, Operation TOMODACHI, in response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and radiological crisis. He received the ‘Grand Cordon – Order of the Rising Sun’ from the government of Japan and was recognized by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the ‘Eagle on the World Award.’

Admiral Walsh flew with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Blue Angels, command of Strike/Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO FIVE, Carrier Air Wing ONE, Carrier Strike Group SEVEN, and U.S. FIFTH Fleet in the Middle East.


Jack Pritchard is a two-time James Gordon Bennett Medal Recipient, and FDNY Battalion Chief (Ret.) Jack Pritchard is the most decorated fire person in New York City history. His heroism, grit, leadership, and selflessness saved countless lives.