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, February 17, 2018 at 12:00 PMVeterans Activity Center in Ronkonkoma, NY
Boots on the Ground NY is collecting for care packages on February 17, 12-3pm. They will accept food and other donations, but no clothing.
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 01:00 PMDave and Buster's in Wayne, NJ
The Newark Platoon is partnering with Stack Up for an awesome afternoon of fun and games on February 19, 1-3pm. Many of you know the burden of being away from family, and how a good game of Call of Duty can be a good distraction. This unique and honorable mission needs our attention. Take the time to learn more about the Stack Up organization and go toe-to-toe with some of your favorite platoon members in a Dave & Buster free for all.
Contact Aroch Bolanos for more information.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 06:00 PMManhattan VA Medical Center in New York, NY
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers the NAMI Homefront Education Program on Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm, February 20 – March 27. This is a free, six-session education program for family, friends, and significant others of military and veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of this community, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.
The course teaches family members how to understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it's like to have a loved one living with symptoms of a mental health condition.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 AMUpper Manhattan Workforce1 Office in New York, NY
Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center's first Veteran Monthly Community Partner Meeting of 2018 is February 21, 10-11:30am. Come meet several new veteran community partners that have joined the fray. If you’d like to do a small 15 min presentation let Anthony know so you can be added to the agenda. Let him know if this is your first time attending the meeting. Please feel free to bring any literature that you’d like to share with the group. Call to RSVP and let’s continue to work together to better serve our veterans.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:30 AMJames J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY
The Bronx VA hosts the Veterans Annual Art Show on February 21, 11:30am-3pm. This year’s theme is “Courage to Create.” Contact Lauren Byma to submit your work by February 14.
To qualify for entry, the artist must be enrolled at a VA medical facility or outpatient clinic before entering the local competition.
All art must have been created after April 1, 2017, except for Military Combat Experience entries.
The VA facility staff and the judges have the right to change an entry’s category as needed.
Working guns, knives, or other weapons will not be accepted due to VA regulations banning these items from VA facilities.
A Veteran can enter up to three art categories, but only one entry per category per Veteran.
It is recommended that hanging art is mounted, framed, and ready for display.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 06:30 PMOperation Sisterhood in Morristown, NJ
Operation Sisterhood hosts a Female Veterans Peer-To-Peer Support Group on February 21, 6:30-8pm. This is an opportunity for Female Veterans to get together and talk to each other regarding everyday topics, therapeutic subjects, or navigating the VA while doing different activities. Kid-friendly.
Check out the Facebook event here.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 07:00 PMProject9line in Islip, NY
Project9line presents their annual Comedy Workshop beginning February 21. Learn the structures of comedy writing. Develop your own comedy persona. Advance your public speaking skills. Showcase your talent in front of a live audience. Classes are taught by Project9Line Director of Comedy Tugboat Manny Erias. Call or email to register.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 08:00 PMStand Up NY in New York, NY
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) hosts a special Veterans Comedy Show on February 21, 8pm. The performance will feature Benari Poulten (US Army, The Nightly Show), PJ Walsh (US Navy, Blue Collar Comedy), Mike Yard (Comedy Central), as well as two graduates of ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp program. The humor will be very veteran/military-oriented.
Tickets can be reserved here. The first 40 veterans, service members, and military families to use the discount code USAUSA at checkout will get free tickets. After that, use the promo code ASAP at checkout to get $5 off the regular ticket price.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:00 PMCity College of New York in New York, NY
Attend Other Than Honorable Discharge on February 22, 12pm, at City College. Other Than Honorable Discharge is a dynamic theater piece with a cast of veteran and civilian actors, created using a process designed to catalyze social change. The scripted performance is based on real stories of female veterans. Following the scripted segment, the audience joins the cast in discussion to find solutions to the issues raised in performance. Audience members may even step into the story to see if their actions can change the ending.
Click here for free tickets.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:00 PMNYSHealth Conference Room in New York, NY
NYSHealth invites you to attend A Conversation About the Needs of Military and Veteran Communities on February 22, 12-1:30pm.
As the U.S. has continued to engage in numerous wars for more than a decade and half, our country has learned many lessons. Perhaps most important is that, in light of this challenging operating tempo, the issues our veterans and service members face do not affect them alone--their spouses, caregivers, and children often face the same or similar challenges as they do. Numerous services have been expanded, research has been conducted, and legislation has been passed to focus on the needs of those in military and veteran communities who have not worn the uniform. However, more work needs to be done to provide adequate resources for these unique populations.
Improving veterans' health means focusing on more than just the veterans themselves. A holistic view of the needs of veterans, service members, and their communities is key to understanding the broader context around veterans' health needs.
Please join NYSHealth for a conversation with Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families; Molly Weston Williamson, Staff Attorney at A Better Balance; and Raquel Derrick, a 2017 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow for New York State and Founder of Family Operating Base, for a conversation about the use of research, legislation, and innovation to address the needs of these vulnerable communities.
RSVP here by February 19.