New York Schuetzen Corps, Inc.
The New York Schuetzen Corps was originally founded in 1857 by Hermann Busch. The club operated out of a building at 12 St. Mark's Place, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, and though the Schuetzen Corps does not currently own the building, the building still possesses the name of the Corps and the part of the logo of the Corps on the top of the building, when the Schuetzen Corps was operating under the name of the Deutsche-Amerikanische Schuetzen Gesellschaft (German-American Shooting
In the 20th Century, the Schuetzen Corps relocated to North Bergen, NJ, approximately 2 miles from New York City. The Corps continued to diversify and expand in the latter half of the 20th Century, including a Schuetzen Ladies Auxiliary, and a Legacy Division, which is committed to introducing the Generation X crowd to the joys and benefits of safe firearms shooting. The club generally holds 2 shooting meetings each month, an annual Club Outing, and various cultural & social events throughout the year. It operates as a subsidiary club of the Plattdütsche Volksfest Vereen, which creates opportunities for competitive shooting tournaments with sister clubs in NY & NJ.
Even for those who have never shot, held, or even seen a rifle first-hand, the NY Schuetzen Corps would be extrememly pleased if you attended a meeting to learn. You do not have to be of German Heritage to attend meetings or to join the club, everyone is gladly welcomed. There is also a youth shooting group for children under 18 to learn how to shoot.