Welcome to OurVeterans.NYC!

This website is a project of the NYC Veterans Alliance to provide ongoing information to our community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area about events, opportunities, 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

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  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    American Legion Post 336 in Glen Head, NY

    1st Annual Gold Star Family Run

    Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 New York has their 1st Annual Gold Star Family Run on June 25 to benefit a family who lost a son or daughter in service to the United States Armed Forces. It will be a beautiful ride across Long Island. Enjoy live music, raffles, 50-50 drawing, patches, t-shirts. Lunch will be provided.

    Registration is 9-10:30am. Ride begins at 11am. After party is 1pm back at the American Legion - and everyone is welcome.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Westerleigh Park in Staten Island, NY

    South Shore Band Performs on Staten Island

    The South Shore Band (Est. 1952) will perform June 25, 2pm at Westerleigh Park. Bring a picnic, blanket, chairs, and the family. Free admission.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    14th Street Y in New York, NY

    Voices from War - 21st Century War Stories

    Attend Voices From War's first reading of 2017, "21st Century War Stories" on June 25, 5pm. This reading will feature original work from veterans participating in their writing workshops.

    Purchase tickets here. Free for veterans.

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Bronx Vet Center in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Vet Center Free Financial Coaching

    The Bronx Vet Center offers Free Financial Coaching for Veterans on June 26, 2pm. Learn how a coach can help with your annual financial check-up and make sure your financial house is in order.

    Identify your financial goals

    Make sure you are on track

    Create a plan if you don’t have one

    Track your progress to Achieve your goals.

    Your financial coach is Rhonda Sherwin from the NYS Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions.

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    NYSSA Conference Center in New York, NY

    Military Service to Wall Street

    CFA Society of New York offers Veteran Transition Boot Camp – Military Service to Wall Street beginning June 26 – 29, 6pm. It’s a six-part series designed to guide transitioning veterans through the process of landing their first job in finance post-service. Successive sessions occur during July. Prior to each class, participants will be given a small assignment to prepare and ensure an engaging work session. Each session will be available live via web and recorded for future availability.

    Register here. Participants can attend some or all of the sessions.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Free Veterans Martial Arts Open House

    The VA offers a Free Veterans Martial Arts Open House on June 27, at 12pm and 5:30pm. Classes are free and available seven days a week. The program allows you to advance as you progress. The open house will answer questions and explain the program.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    New York

    VetTank - Veteran Resource Center & Incubator

    The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) is launching a resource center, incubator, mentorship, and coworking program called VetTank in the heart of Mid-town Manhattan. VetTank will be a pillar of the veteran entrepreneurial community here in New York City by serving as a fusion ground for small businesses, early stage, and growth start-ups and nonprofits.

    For more information about the program and opportunities to get involved, please contact Dan McSweeney, the President of the UWVC, at dmcsweeney@uwvc.org. The first cohort will be kicking off on June 27.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Brooklyn Veteran Business Affairs Council

    The next Veteran Business Affairs Council will take place June 28, 9-11am. 

    The guest speaker will be Ms. Marie Roker-Jones who is the Co-Founder and VP of Engagement for OweYaa.

    The location for the October-November meeting is going to be the offices of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, located at 335 Adams St, Suite 2700. (Right next door to the Brooklyn Marriott.) The nearest Subway lines are the 4, 5, 2, 3, A, C, R and F lines.

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    TCI College of Technology in New York, NY

    Big Apple Honor Flight Volunteer Meeting

    The Big Apple Honor Flight has a Volunteer Meeting on June 29, 7pm. At this meeting they will wrap up their inaugural flight, discussing upcoming leadership and board member opportunities, and the future of the organization and flights!

    RSVP to attend.

  • Friday, June 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    We Are The Mighty Mission: Music

    We Are The Mighty is looking for the next big recording artist from the military-veteran community.

    Through Mission: Music, a nationwide search, contestants compete to win priceless experiences, including a chance to perform live in front of a stellar crowd at Base*FEST 2017 powered by USAA this Labor Day weekend and be mentored by an industry professional.

    In addition, five finalists will be flown to Nashville for a professional video shoot at the iconic Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios.

    Active duty, veterans, and military family members who sing or play an instrument are eligible to submit to WATM’s Mission: Music.

    Here’s how to enter:

    Grab a camera, introduce yourself and your connection to the military, and tell a little bit about how music has impacted your life. Then, perform your favorite song or include clips from past performances.

    Upload your video to YouTube (it can be unlisted) by June 30 and send the link to submissions@wearethemighty.com.