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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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  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Metro North Train Station in Pawling, NY

    The Mission Continues - Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

    Last year, The Mission Continues Harlem Platoon went to the Appalachian Trail to help with trail maintenance. This year, The National Parks Conservation Association honors The Mission Continues for the work they did. Join them for the ceremony and some fall hiking on October 14, 9am – 3pm. Register here.

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Fort Hamilton Comic Con

    The Fort Hamilton Comic-Con on October 14 (10am-7pm) and October 15 (10am-5pm) is the only military and largest pop culture convention open to the public that features comic books, science fiction/fantasy related films, television, and arts. Artists, panels, vendors, live-stream, gaming, and more. Register online here.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ

    Vets4Warriors 5K

    Rutgers University hosts the Vets4Warriors 5k on October 15. Registration begins at 8am, the race starts at 9am, and the awards ceremony begins at 10:30am.

    Track the 5k discussion on Facebook and register here.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    VFW Post 3427 in Flushing, NY

    Queens County Council VFW Annual Legislative Breakfast

    The Queens County Council VFW hosts the 53rd Annual Legislative Breakfast on October 15, 9:30-11:30am. There is a suggested donation of $15.

    This is your opportunity to hear from members of the Queens County Delegation of each chamber to include New York City Council, New York State Senate and Assembly, as well as U.S. Representatives as they share their positions on key issues of importance to the veterans of Queens and New York City. 

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Adelphi Veterans Appreciation Day

    Adelphi University School of Social Work offers a Veterans Appreciation Day on October 15, 10am-2pm. RSVP to Sheila Edwards-Robinson.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Bronx County American Legion Riders Festival Day

    The Bronx County American Legion Riders present a Festival Day & Bike Show on October 15, 12-6pm. Enjoy live music, face painting, volleyball, 50/50 drawing, horseshoe tossing, bike challenge, and food. Trophy for Best Bike. The event is open to the community. Donation is $20, kids 3-12 are free.

     

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY

    Salute to Veterans Concert

    Attend the Salute to Veterans Concert on October 15, 3pm. Bring a blanket or chairs. Food is available for purchase.

    Hear music from Alfio, Soprano’s Vinny Pastore & the Gangster Squad, Rockin’ Recording Artist Tommy “Pipes” McDonnell, Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band, plus Bookends, Just Nuts, Third Stone, Twin Gold, and Undercover. Radio Personality Dennis Dion Nardone is the Master of Ceremonies.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    West Sayville Country Club in West Sayville, NY

    Boots on the Ground Golf Outing

    Attend the Annual Golf Outing, benefiting Boots on the Ground NY, on October 16, 11am-5:30pm.

    11am – 12:30pm: Golfer Registration and Lunch

    12:30pm: Shotgun Tee Off; “Scramble” Format

    Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Challenges

    Hole-In-One Prize

    5:30pm: Cocktail Hour & Dinner Buffet

    Register here.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Veterans Future Lab Grand Opening

    NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Barclays present the Veterans Future Lab Grand Opening on October 16, 12-2pm.

    This is New York State’s first business incubator dedicated solely to helping former servicemen and women pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors in New York’s rapidly growing innovation economy. Learn more about the incubation, acceleration, and mentorship services, take a guided tour of the prototyping space and hear some entrepreneurial success stories.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Civic Hall in New York, NY

    The Vietnam War: Then and Now

    Civic Hall hosts a panel discussion of The Vietnam War: Then and Now on October 16, 6-8:30pm. This event will focus on the role of public-spirited media and civic movements as they have tried to hold America's leaders accountable to humane values.

    Register here.

    The release of the new PBS documentary, The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns (@KenBurns) and Lynn Novick (@LynnNovick), is opening new reflections on a momentous period in history. For the older generations that lived through the war, the series is a reminder of battles, moral and physical, that made them question everything they knew about America. For younger people who were born later, the series is an opportunity to learn anew.

    To prepare for these conversations, we ask that you take the time to watch The Vietnam War on PBS beforehand.