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Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 01:00 PMVFW Post 260 in Broad Channel, NY
The Queens County Council presents their Annual Family Day Picnic Fundraiser on August 26, 1pm. Enjoy a bbq and fun on the water.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 01:00 PMBronx in Bronx, NY
The Cpl Ramona Valdez Street Co-Naming Ceremony takes place on August 26, 1pm. Corporal Ramona "Madelyn" Valdez was killed in Iraq on June 23, 2005 by a suicide bomber. After her death, the Valdez Training Facility was named after her in Camp Lejeune, NC. Her sister and best friend are coordinating the details of renaming the street in the Bronx where her recruiting station is located. Get more details about this neighborhood event here.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 02:00 PMAmerican Legion Rawley Post in Brooklyn, NY
Combat Wounded Veterans of America hosts an Armored Combat League & Pro Wrestling Show for disabled veterans on August 26, 2-10pm. Enjoy food, beer, music, face painting, arts & crafts, a magician, 50/50 raffle with NY sports teams auction items. Attendance is free.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:00 AMLife Storage in Belleville, NJ
Backpacks for Life presents a packing event on August 27, 11am-3pm. They will pack 1000 backpacks as they head into peak season, traveling the tri-state area and distributing backpacks to veterans in need.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:00 AMWantagh Park in Wantagh, NY
The PFC Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project hosts the Vet2Vet Gaming Event & BBQ on August 27, 11am. Enjoy free food, music, giveaways, and OIF/OEF gaming event (XBox/Playstation).
RSVP with Brent Russell.
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 11:00 AMManhattan VA in New York, NY
NY Legal Assistance Group offers an informational presentation called LGBTQ Veterans' Rights on August 28, 11am. Name changes, benefits issues, discharge upgrades, and discrimination cases will be covered by legal experts.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 04:00 PMVillage Centennial Center in Port Jefferson, NY
Attend the 22 PTSD Awareness Challenge on August 29, where non-profits paddle 22 miles from Connecticut to Long Island via kayak to raise awareness for veterans with PTSD, and the 22 veterans who kill themselves every day.
Non-profits are welcome to paddle in one of 22 kayaks. The kayak trip meets at 9am in Bridgeport, CT, and ends at 4pm in Port Jefferson, NY.
After the event, there will be a reception at the Village Centennial Center, with information tables from numerous Veterans non-profit organizations, as well as refreshments.
The event is designed to bring veterans together to increase PTSD and suicide rate awareness.
Contact Jack Gaffney to secure a kayak for your non-profit and to book an info table.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 07:00 PMMCU Park in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Cyclones play the Lake Monsters for Military Appreciation Night on August 29, 7pm. The first 100 military ID card holders receive free hats. Call 718-630-4040 for more information about picking up free tickets.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 06:00 PMGalvanize in New York, NY
This month's Bunker Brews is an All-Veteran Standup Comedy Show followed by a brief entrepreneurial talk-back on August 30, 6pm. The comedy show features military veterans-turned-stand-up comedians who have been seen on HBO, Gotham Comedy Live, & Comedy Central. Following the show, comedians discuss the trials and tribulations of being an entertainment entrepreneur. You will learn why there is no business like show business.
Bunker Brews is a happy hour event for veteran entrepreneurs / innovators / intrapreneurs in the New York City community and the supporter evangelist community, hosted by Bunker Labs NY. Friends and guests are welcome.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 06:00 PMAmerican Legion Post 170 in Rochelle Park, NJ
American Legion Post 170 hosts a VA Home Loan Benefits Seminar on August 30, 6pm. They will cover topics such as: VA Eligibility Criteria, Credit/Debt to Income Ratio, VA Service Connection Benefits, Affordable Housing Programs, and include a Q&A period. Space is limited.