2016 – 2017 Events

HELL GATE 7s TOURNAMENT: July 09, 2016

The Hell Gate 7s Tournament is a USA Rugby-sanctioned 7s tournament hosted by the Lions and is part of the NRU Qualifier and Empire 7s Series.

FRIENDS & FAMILY – SPRING & FALL 2016 – Next Date: September 10,2016

The Lions’ annual day of BBQ, fun in the sun, and sharing rugby with our loved ones, watching all three sides play in home matches.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: October 29, 2016

Annual Halloween party and fundraiser. A portion of the money raised is donated to Lion alum Martin “Cod” Codyre and his mission to end spinal cord injury with the organization Unite 2 Fight Paralysis.

Location: Essex | Facebook Event | Tickets


Each year, the women lube wrestle in impressive attire to the fanfare of the always entertained crowd. Described as “the most feminist lube wrestling” in NYC – this is one event you don’t want to miss. Current champ: Megan “Canada” Banford.

Location: Beer Authority | Facebook Event | Tickets

HOLIDAY PARTY: December 10, 2016

A new annual party and fundraiser for the club launching in 2017. From Ugly Sweaters to SantaCon Garb or maybe Seinfeld inspired Festivus attire,  Join us for a new winter Lions gathering this December.

Location: Essex | Facebook Event | Tickets


Each year, we vote in our new Operating Board during this meeting and make pertinent announcements regarding the club and its future.

WHITE COLLAR BOXING: February 26, 2016

A black-tie fundraiser for the Lions, this will be the second year for the amateur boxing event, matching up members from the men’s team, women’s team, and the Old Boys.

Location: Highline Ballroom | Facebook Event | Tickets

FOUR LEAF 15s TOURNAMENT: March 18, 2017

The annual tournament draws close to 1,500 players from overseas and domestically to the most beautiful turf pitches in the Big Apple. Playing amid the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline, it’s easy to see why Four Leaf 15s has become the largest 15s tournament in New York City.

AWARDS DINNER: June 10th, 2017* 

The concluding (and fanciest) event of the year is spent donning our best attire and enjoying the evening honoring our players, as well as our inductees into the Hall of Fame. *with USAR v Ireland event date may change.