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Our aim is to provide a vehicle for interaction and socialization between and among graduates and faculty of PMA.

 To initiate and support efforts to keep the name and reputation of Power Memorial Academy in the public’s awareness.


March with us on Thursday March 17, 2016 - Lineup is at 45th St. between Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues. A short walk from Grand Central Station.
Try to arrive by 1 p.m. and bring your sash from last year. Sashes will be available at $10. each. See Chick Pisani at the assembly point.

The Post Parade Party will be held at Cathedral H.S. at 56th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues after we complete the line of march. Cost is $50.
Contact Kevin Bollbach '64 to arrange a reservation since we need a head count for the caterer. You don't need to march to attend the party.

Contact Kevin at (646) 593-1246 or email Kevin_tax@yahoo.com  

See the Events Page for more details




Power Memorial Academy Reverand Brother E. F. Ryall Founder and First Superior

PMA was founded in 1931 when, at the request of the Archbishop of the New York Diocese, a new community of Irish Christian Brothers took over the five attached row houses on 124th Street that had previously been occupied by the Bothers other school, All Hallows. They named it Power Memorial Academy in memory of Monsignor Power who had originally invited the Irish Christian Brothers to this country and who had died in 1926.

By 1938 the schools student body had increased to such an extent that a new location was required. A building at 161 W 61st Street, which had previously housed the NY Nursery & Childs Hospital, was purchased as the new school site.

Visit our Photo Gallery at PMAAA.SmugMug.com 
More photos will continue to be added over time
Thank you Gerry for giving us a good start 


Welcome to the Online Power Memorial Academy Community

This website is dedicated to the memory of our Alma Mater, Power Memorial Academy. Power was an all boys Catholic high school, which operated from 1931 until it closed in 1984. We endeavor to help alumni remember our school, each other and our teachers.


Andrew (Chick) Pisani - President


Mike Kelly - Vice President


John Torres - Secretary


Kevin Bollbach - Treasurer


Kevin McGeary

Joe DeFazio
Sean Crowley
Joe Maffia
AJ Pino
John Minton
Norm Jardine


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In March 2016, we will hold our 13th Annual Mass of Remembrance at St. Paul the Apostle. As always, this promises to be a beautiful and reverent tribute to those Power men who have gone before us. A light reception of coffee and Danish will follow in the Parish Hall immediately after the Mass.

Alumni all class reunion Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, November 7, 2015. It will take place at St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church Hall, 630 2nd Ave, located near the corner of E.35th St. and 2nd Avenue.

Power Memorial Academy St Patricks Day Parade NYC

As is our yearly tradition, we will march in the NYC St Patricks Day Parade in 2016. Power Memorial Academy will march with our banner held proudly and keep the memory of our alma mater alive.

Stay tuned for details toward the end of this year.