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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 adrienne@nycveteransalliance.org for more information. 

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  • Friday, August 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Fountain House Farm in Montague Township, NJ

    Veteran Camaraderie Farm Outing

    All service men and women are invited to the Veteran Camaraderie Farm Outing at the Fountain House Farm on August 17, 9am-5pm, to enjoy a day of leisure in the country. Take part in swimming, rowing, exercise trails, hiking, animal feeding, barbecue and more.

    View the Fountain House Farm online and directions at: www.fountainhousefarm.org. Please carpool if you have room in your vehicle to take veterans up to the farm. If anyone is coming from lower Westchester, they can drive up to the farm with Jennifer Rivera. RSVP to Jennifer Rivera at jrivera@fountainhouse.org to ensure there is enough food for everyone.

    Veteran Camaraderie at Fountain House is an initiative started by Fountain House Director of Human Resources & Veterans Affairs, Jennifer Rivera, Army veteran, alongside Fountain House Medical Director Dr. Ralph Aquila to support veterans in recreating the continuum of the camaraderie they had/have will in service.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    NYU Military Family Clinic in New York, NY

    Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop for Veterans

    The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center NYU Langone Health offers the Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples for Veterans and Their Partners on August 17-18, 9am-5pm. This free workshop is for couples who want to strengthen their relationship and communication skills, decrease conflict, and connect in a more effective and powerful way. The workshop will teach skills the couples can take home once they leave the workshop, based on the Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples – a Gold Standard of couples therapy. The workshop emphasizes privacy and confidentiality and includes presentations, guided couple exercises, video clips of couple interactions, and group discussion. Participants do not need to speak in the group if they do not wish to. Assistant counselors are available for support.

    Call or email to RSVP. Refreshments provided.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    NBCUniversal in New York, NY

    WWE Veteran Career Panel & Networking

    Join WWE for a Veteran Career Panel & Networking Event on August 17, 9am-3pm, in support of Hire Heroes USA, and in partnership with NBCUniversal and Barclays Center.

    This free event will consist of career coaching sessions, an industry panel Q&A featuring human resources and brand executives, and a networking event attended by hiring authorities from 30 companies in the Tri-State Area. Attendees will receive a WWE-branded resume portfolio, the opportunity to take a professional LinkedIn profile photo, and more.

    Dress is business professional. Bring resumes and business cards. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. WWE Superstars will be onsite for a meet & greet during registration. Open to U.S. military members, veterans and spouses.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Blue Star Families Day at Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Blue Star Families are welcome to join members of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan families for a special early opening just for them on August 18, 9-10am.

    Come and explore five floors of fabulous fun without the crowds. Make something wonderful in “Art, Artists & You,” the Museum’s newest exhibition that explores creativity through the use of paper, fiber, found objects, and technology.

    Beginning at 10am, splash in “Dynamic H2O” while learning about the New York City water system. There’s lots to do for everyone, especially families with children ages 0-6. Each family member will receive a planting pot kit courtesy of NBCUniversal Comcast Cares.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Howard Playground in Brooklyn, NY

    The Mission Continues Brownsville

    Finish up rebuilding Howard Playground with the Mission Continues on August 18, 10am-2pm. Making the purple basketball courts better with many amazing stars that the youth council of Brooklyn Public Library has requested.

    Help build a stronger more connected community as Brownsville residents intend to change the negative narrative around the community as being "the worst neighborhood for children" into "Brownsville, a Community of Resilience."

    Register here.

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Harbor Defense Museum in Brooklyn, NY

    Battle of Brooklyn Demonstration

    The Harbor Defense Museum hosts a Battle of Brooklyn Exercise followed by presentations with a guest speaker/historian August 18, 10am - 2pm. Call to reserve your spot.

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn, NY

    Kings County American Legion Family Day Picnic

    Kings County American Legion presents their Family Day Picnic on August 18, 10am-3pm, in part with American Legion Women Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, and Legion Riders. Enjoy BBQ, ice cream, giveaways, and games, plus take advantage of VA Health Screenings and VA Benefits help.

    RSVP by August 14.

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn, NY

    Farewell Summer Cancer Barbeque Charity Event

    Don’t miss the Farewell Summer Cancer Barbeque Charity Event on August 18, 1-5pm. Presented by Misfit Veterans David Martinez Toys For Tots & Angel Santiago International Children Parade. Enjoy food, music, a softball tournament pitting the Misfit Veterans vs a mystery opponent, and raffles, and give blood while you’re there! Donation fee is $20. Food tray donations are welcome.

     

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Project9Line Reiki Level 1

    Project9Line offers Reiki Level 1 on August 19, 11:30am-3:30pm. It is free to all active military and veterans. Dress comfortably and call/email to register in advance.

     

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Crossfit Kingsboro in Brooklyn, NY

    Team RWB Hashtag Lunchbag Brooklyn

    Attend the Team RWB Hashtag Lunchbag Brooklyn on August 19, 12-2pm. Are you looking to help out those in need? You are in the right place! Let's bring the Eagle Fire to #HashtagLunchBag Brooklyn and help make sandwiches to feed the homeless!

    #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity to reap the benefits of giving through the use of social media. We create and use bagged lunches, complete with love messages, as a vessel to spread this love and share our experiences to inspire others.

    Register here.