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This website is a project of the NYC Veterans Alliance to connect our community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area with events, opportunities, organizations, and resources to improve their lives and empower them. Events and Bulletin Board posts are submitted and managed by various organizations across the NYC Metro area; please address questions or concerns directly to the point of contact listed for each post. This listing is for informational purposes and does not constitute endorsement. 

We welcome your submissions at ourveterans@nycveteransalliance.org for posting here free of charge. If you are interested in sponsored content or program sponsorship, please email olivia@nycveteransalliance.org for more information. 

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  • Friday, January 13, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline

    The Rosie Kay Dance Company presents 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline on January 13, 6:30pm, 8pm, 9:30pm, and January 14, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm. A Q&A session follows the performance.

    5 Soldiers is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. A visceral “tour de force” of the senses, 5 Soldiers provides an intimate view of the training that prepares soldiers for the sheer physicality of combat, for the possibility of injury, and the impact conflict has on the bodies and minds of everyone it reaches. The piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humor, and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers.

    rosiekay.co.uk/5-soldiers/

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Manhattan VA in New York, NY

    Row New York Free Rowing Class

    Join Row New York for a free introductory Indoor Rowing Class to learn the basics of the sport on December 11, 10am-1pm.

    Why rowing? Rowing will give you a tough workout, but more importantly, this sport takes discipline and places a strong emphasis on teamwork. (In fact, the only way to move a boat forward is through teamwork!). They have indoor erg classes and on-water rowing at three boathouses around 3 NYC boroughs. Learn more about a sport not everyone has the tenacity to try.

    http://www.rownewyork.org/

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Long Island in Woodbury, NY

    Art Scholarship for Combat Veterans

    Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP​ offers The Lt Colonel Joseph J Fenty, Jr Memorial Scholarship​ at the Art League of Long Island​. The application deadline for this $600 scholarship is open through December 11, 2017. Two combat veterans living in or from Long Island will win art scholarships at the Art League. Download the scholarship form here.

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, NY

    Why Yemen Matters

    Attend a discussion, Why Yemen Matters, on December 11, 7-8:30pm. Dr. Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, reflects on the long crisis in Yemen and examines the regional and global impact of U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels and the deposed Yemeni president Ali Salih. 

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    A Conversation With Veterans’ Service Leaders

    Join NYSHealth for a Conversation with Veterans' Service Leaders on December 12, 12-1:30pm, with Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton, M.D., Commissioner of DVS, and a representative of DVA. Speakers will discuss the history of their respective organizations, the scope of their work and services offered, future goals of each organization, and the issues that veterans in New York face.

    Nearly 800,000 New Yorkers have worn the uniform in service to our country. Two of the largest organizations that provide and coordinate benefits and services to these veterans - while also advocating on their behalf - are the New York City Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). 

    Register here by December 8.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    David Lynch Foundation in New York, NY

    Transcendental Meditation Course

    The David Lynch Foundation offers a Transcendental Meditation Course December 12 - 15. It features a simple, easily learned technique to increase energy and focus, and reduce stress and anxiety. Peer-reviewed studies have found TM reduces PTS symptoms including anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation.

    Register here.

    An introductory class is available November 29, 12pm.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 04:00 PM

    Re-Entry Holiday Open House

    Race for Re-Entry hosts a Holiday Open House on December 12, 4-7pm. RSVP here.

    The Race for Re-Entry is a community collective intended to raise awareness, inspire collaboration and implement solutions in communities impacted by incarceration. Our model is designed for implementation in U.S. counties where there is a disproportionate number of criminal justice-involved residents and an inequitable division of health and social resources.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Military Healthcare Blue Star Families Webinar

    Blue Star Families offers a webinar about Military Healthcare on December 12, 7pm (ET). Have questions about Military Healthcare? Want to know about the upcoming changes to Tricare and how it will affect you? Join us as we have Christopher Lopez from The Defense Health Agency (DHA) as a special guest. He will cover upcoming changes and best practices to help you meet your needs. The DHA supports quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the Military Healthcare System.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Veterans Base Camp in Chaplin, CT

    IAVA CT Meeting of the Minds

    IAVA Connecticut holds a Meeting of the Minds on December 13, 11am-2pm. Join a day of collaboration and networking at Veterans Base Camp. Discuss the major topics affecting Veterans and our community today. Come up with solutions to the major stumbling blocks for Veterans' and their caregivers. Featuring guest speakers Vadim Panasyuk (Rapid Response Referral Program) and David Nedlin (Veterans Home Network). Lunch will be served.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY

    PBS Documentary The Vietnam War Panel Discussion

    Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project presents a Panel and Audience Discussion of the PBS Documentary The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, on December 13, 5:30-7:30pm. Panelists include Joan Furey, RN, MA (1st Lt., US Army); Al Vitters, PhD (Col., US Army); James Mullin, DPA, LCSW (Capt., US Army); and Denis Demers, PhD, LMSW (Spec/5, US Army).