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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, April 21, 2018 at 07:00 AM
    Soundview Park in Bronx, NY

    Race 4 Re-Entry 2018

    Register for the Race 4 Re-Entry on April 21. Registration runs 7:30-8:30am, and each category has a staggered start. There will be four categories: wheelchairs - 9am, runners - 9:10am, walkers 9:15am, and youth - 9:20am. Walk, run, or ride! Net proceeds benefit the Re-Entry Community Fund to support immediate transitional needs for formerly incarcerated individuals returning to life in the Bronx.

    Register here.

     

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM

    Mission Continues Newark Service-a-Thon

    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark holds a Service-a-Thon and you can attend with The Mission Continues on April 21, 8:30am-2pm. Volunteers can assist with one of nine service projects in and around the Clubhouse, as well as in the community. Projects include gardening, cleaning and prepping Clubhouse areas, assisting at the food bank, and creating disaster relief packages for survivors of Hurricane Maria.

    The Boys and Girls Club also needs help with leading some of the project tasks. If you're interested in leading a project task, contact Aroch at abolanos@missioncontinues.org.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 07:45 AM
    9/11 Memorial Plaza in New York, NY

    Sixth Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K

    The 9/11 Memorial & Museum present their Sixth Annual 5k Run/Walk and Community Day on April 22. The run begins at 7:45am at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place (250 Vesey St). Register for the run by April 19. The community day event is open to the public.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Old Guard Headquarters in Bronx, NY

    Old Guard Spring Party

    Old Guard of the City of New York celebrates the opening of its new headquarters with a Spring Party on April 22, 3pm. The uniform of the day for members of the Old Guard is blazer, and for all other guests is smart casual.

    RSVP by April 15.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Symphony Space in New York, NY

    Peace of Mind Benefit

    Attend the Peace of Mind Benefit on April 23, 7-9pm. Enjoy an evening of contemplation and music to benefit Still Waters in a Storm and Mission 22. Featuring readings and conversation with Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness, and Susan Cain, author of Quiet, and a keynote speech by Bob Kerrey, former United States Senator and disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. The show closes with songs by Dar Williams and chanting by Nina Rao, accompanied by cellist Noah Hoffeld.

    Purchase tickets here.

    Still Waters in a Storm is a one-room schoolhouse, a reading and writing sanctuary for children ages 5-17 in the neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

    Mission 22 is a non-profit who combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Cornell Club of NYC in New York, NY

    Stop the Epidemic of Veteran & Soldier Suicide Reception

    Operation Warrior Shield hosts a reception to Stop the Epidemic of Veteran & Soldier Suicide on April 24. The cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm and the dinner reception runs 6:30-9:30pm. Join Tony Lo Bianco, Daniel Rodriguez, Marvin Scott, Rita Cosby, FDNY (Ret) Commissioner Cassano, Steven Maglio, and others, and Honor Our Heroes.

    Entertainment by Daniel and Steven. Special tribute to America’s Soldier for Peace, Jerry Yellin, who recently passed away.

    For tickets, contact CMSgt Edward Schloeman, Chairman/President of Operation Warrior Shield.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    WeWork in New York, NY

    Bunker Brews: Building Your Franchise

    Bunker Labs NYC hosts Bunker Brews: Building Your Franchise on April 24, 6-8:30pm. 

    Franchises offer a ready-made package for the aspiring entrepreneur. These companies all have one thing in common: successful branding techniques. Learn from Don Johnston, a Subway franchisee and Army veteran, and others as they take you through the path of franchise ownership and how you can get started.

    Register here.

    What is Bunker Brews?

    A monthly meet-up or happy hour where the Bunker Labs community - veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike - can network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more, creating a robust environment for growth and development. They showcase veteran start-ups, have discussions with leading entrepreneurs and network with community leaders. These events include pitch competitions, panel discussions, networking opportunities, beer and more! They welcome all veterans, military personnel, entrepreneurs, innovators, intrapreneurs and community leaders.

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Cornerstone Family Programs in Morristown, NJ

    Morris County Veterans Quarterly Advisory Council

    Cornerstone Family Programs hosts the Military Families & Veterans Outreach Quarterly Advisory Council Meeting on April 25, 10am-12pm. All providers who serve military, veterans, and their families are welcome to attend the meeting for networking and sharing.

    Bring flyers and business cards to pass around. Parking is available on site behind the building. Refreshments provided.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Veteran Business Affairs Council Meeting

    The next Veteran Business Affairs Council meeting will take place April 26 from 9-10:30amThe guest speakers will be Stephanie Martinez (Diversity & Senior Veteran Recruiter for the Port Authority of NY & NJ), as well as her colleagues.

    The location for the meeting is going to be the offices of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (right next door to the Brooklyn Marriott.) The nearest Subway lines are the 4, 5, 2, 3, A, C, R and F lines.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Felician University in Lodi, NJ

    Felician University Veterans Outreach

    Felician University hosts the Bergen County Division of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Outreach Lounge event on April 26, 12-5pm. Learn more about disability claims, medical and health services available, housing and SSVF programs, employment programs, veteran non-profits, and other useful resources. Student veterans and dependents are welcome. No appointments necessary.