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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 olivia@nycveteransalliance.org for more information. 

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  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 06:30 AM
    Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY

    Hudson Valley Honor Flight Mission 19

    Hudson Valley Honor Flight holds Mission 19 on April 14. Come cheer on veterans from the greatest generation as they depart on their honor flight to Washington DC. Participate in the pre-flight send off at 6:30am. Or welcome the veterans back during the welcome home reception at 7:45pm. All are welcome to honor our heroes and give them the send off and welcome home that many of them never received but they so rightfully deserve. Call to sign up.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, NJ

    Operation New Bridge Hiring Fair

    The New Bridge Medical Center presents the Operation New Bridge Serve Again Veteran Recruitment Hiring Fair on April 17, 9am-4pm. The event is open to veterans, spouses, and reservists for diverse employment opportunities at the Medical Center, including Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, and Security.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Bronx Vet Center in Bronx, NY

    Project Healing Waters Info Session

    Project Healing Waters offers an Information Session about fly fishing on April 18, 11am-12:30pm. Learn more about the program, watch a video and get your questions answered. Great opportunity for disabled vets to try a new method of rehabilitation.

    RSVP with Warren Stern.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Legal Services NYC in New York, NY

    Assisting Veterans with Student Loan Debt

    Legal Services NYC offers a class called Assisting Veterans with Student Loan Debt on April 18, 3-5pm. Low income veterans are often burdened with federal student loan debt that they are unable to repay because they have been victimized by predatory for-profit educational institutions and by sham trade schools that promise an education and/or job placement. This CLE will describe the various federal programs targeted at veterans with student loan debt and will cover strategies for negotiating manageable repayment plans with the Department of Education and options for discharging educational debt.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 02:30 PM
    Becton Dickinson in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    MVP Veteran Career Event

    The Mentoring Veterans Program (MVPVets) and Becton Dickinson (BD) offer a Veteran Career Event on April 19, 2:30-7pm. Military personnel in transition from service and recent honorably discharged veterans are invited to participate in this free seminar. The opportunity will include one-on-one mentoring, industry-specific training, eLearning enrollment, and personal engagement with industry mentors and human resource professionals from the Medical Technology industry.

    The event is designed to give veterans an insight into the industry and how their skills can be translated into careers within the company.

    The event is free. All materials, dinner, and networking cocktail hour will be provided free of charge.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Bronx Vet Center in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Vet Center Sergeants Time

    *RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 7*

    The Bronx Vet Center presents Sergeants Time on April 19, 5-7pm. The topic will be “Disability Service Connection 101 - What You Need to Know.”

    Veterans often ask questions such as: How do I file for service connection?, Where do I go to start the process?, and What veteran service organizations in the NYC area can assist me?  This presentation will help answer those basic questions.

    Open to all combat eras and genders. Veterans who can’t attend in person may call a toll free number and listen remotely to the presentation and ask questions. Register with Mr. B to receive the call-in number.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Allied Wealth Partners in Parsippany, NJ

    Heroes 4 Heroes Open House

    Project Help holds the Heroes 4 Heroes Open House on April 19, 6:30-9:30pm. Learn how to be part of the solution to combat veteran homelessness and suicide. The event is free and they’ll offer food, beverages, desserts, gift bags, and a 50/50.

    Register or make a donation here.

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    NYS Health Foundation in New York, NY

    Exploring Holistic Practices: Transcendental Meditation

    The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC offers Exploring Holistic Practices: Transcendental Meditation on April 20, 9am-12pm.

    Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easy-to-learn, evidence-based approach to relieving symptoms of PTSD and major depression and developing greater resilience to stress. Studies show an average decrease of over 40% in PTSD symptoms for veterans practicing Transcendental Meditation.

    Presenters from the David Lynch Foundation will provide breakfast and will review published studies and testimonials demonstrating that 20 minutes of TM twice a day significantly decreases stress and anxiety and reduces the symptoms of PTSD. You will learn how TM can be made available to veterans and veterans service providers at no cost through the David Lynch Foundation.

    Register here.

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Veterans Information Fair

    James J. Peters VA Medical Center offers a Veterans Information Fair on April 20, 9am - 3pm. Help is on the way for veterans. Hosted by Johnnie H. Williams.

    www.helpisonthewayforveterans.net

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    92Y in New York, NY

    Be the Change You Want to See in 2018

    Join two transformative young leaders, Jason Kander and Cleo Wade, when they sit down for an inspiring, catalyzing conversation on April 20, 7pm, with fellow social visionary Symone Sanders, who became Bernie Sanders’ campaign press secretary at age 25. Kander, a former Army captain and Missouri’s 39th secretary of state, founded Let America Vote in 2017 to promote voters’ rights, and artist-poet-author Cleo Wade has been called the “Millennial Oprah” by New York magazine. Hear about their bold new projects and their hopes for the future — and discover your own path to making change.

    Purchase tickets here.

    The event is part of a new initiative at the 92Y called XYZ- a special, free membership group for forward-thinking individuals in generations X, Y, and Z. XYZ will not only put members up close and personal with the people, ideas, conversations and performances shaping culture but also offers the opportunity to be part of the conversation and take an active role in building a stronger community and world.