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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. 

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  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    East Side High School in Newark, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Service Project

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon collaborates with the city of Newark on December 16, 10am-1pm for a Service Project. Help Clean neighborhood catch basins and inventory local trees. Follow it with lunch at Fernandez Steakhouse with friends at Wounded Warrior Project. They will host the first Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and the winner will receive the Mystery Prize. Spaces are limited, so register with Aroch Bolanos ASAP.


  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    ISO Student Farm in Brooklyn, NY

    Mission Continues Bench Build

    The Mission Continues meets up with Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation to build benches at a student farm on December 16, 10am-2pm.

    Click here to RSVP.


  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Project9Line Reiki Workshop

    Project9Line offers a Reiki Workshop with Karen on December 16, 11am-12pm. It is free to all active military, veterans, and their families. Dress comfortably and register in advance.


  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Fort Hamilton Santa Paws

    For Hamilton presents free Santa Paws portraits on December 16, 11am-1pm. Pet gifts and dog treats will be available for purchase. Open to DoD ID card holders only. Registration is not required.

    Click here for more information.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY

    Wreath Laying Long Island National Cemetery

    Attend the Wreath Laying at Long Island National Cemetery on December 16. Meet at the main parking lot at 11:40am and then proceed to the main flagpole for the ceremony at 12pm. The ceremony will coincide with other Wreath Across America ceremonies.

    Click here for more information.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Bronx Zoo in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Holiday Celebration & Toy Give Away

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Borough President’s Veterans Advisory Council invite families of veterans & active military members to attend a Holiday Celebration & Toy Give Away on December 16, 12pm. This event is only open to veterans and their family members. RSVP by December 13; space is limited.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    American Legion in Hempstead, NY

    PFC Dwyer Vet2Vet Holiday Party

    Enjoy the PFC Dwyer Vet2Vet Holiday Party on December 16, 2-5pm. It’s open to Veterans of all ages, regardless of discharge status and family members. Come for food, games, music, and tons of fun for the whole family. There will also be a toy and clothing giveaway.

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    The Salmagundi Club in New York, NY

    I Dream of Peace Lecture

    VA NYHHS Creative Arts Therapist Beryl Brenner presents a Lecture, I Dream of Peace, on December 17, 1pm, a discussion about the art program that she developed for the veterans of New York City. In addition to the lecture/discussion there will be a fused glass art work collection of recent works entitled “I Dream of Peace”. Veterans will present their visualizations of what Peace looks like to them.

    Ms. Brenner has been working with Veterans and the arts for 39 years and the work that has been produced is reflective of the Veterans of our time. The work has been shown at a wide variety of galleries and museums in the area. Recently, the entire collection was inducted digitally into the Brooklyn Collection at Grand Army Plaza rendering it a permanent part of American history. Ms. Brenner will be joined by a number of the Veterans who produce the artwork for the program and they will discuss their process.


  • Monday, December 18, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Veterans Information Fair

    James J. Peters VA Medical Center offers a Veterans Information Fair on December 18, 9am - 3pm. Help is on the way for veterans. Hosted by Johnnie H. Williams.


  • Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Veteran Place in Yaphank, NY

    Island Harvest Food for Veterans

    Island Harvest offers Food for Long Island Veterans on December 18, 10am – 12pm.

    Operation: Hope is a mobile food pantry program for Long Island veterans and military families in need of food assistance. Each month 60 veterans receive food. The goal of Operation: Hope is to connect veterans and military families to veteran services and other social benefits. The food is delivered by a veteran who is sensitive to the needs of other veterans and their families.

    Contact Jo-Val Nance if you need food assistance.