Welcome to OurVeterans.NYC!

This website is a project of the NYC Veterans Alliance to provide ongoing information to our community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area about events, opportunities, 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

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  • Friday, July 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Metro Chamber Orchestra Concert

    The Metro Chamber Orchestra opens its 15th season with "The Concert at the Fort," a special free concert at the Fort Hamilton Community Club on July 14, 7pm.

    The event is free to DoD cardholders and the public, upon registration.

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Kick Stands Up Motorcycle Poker Run

    Join Veterans and their families from across Long Island for the 5th Annual Kick Stand Up Motorcycle Poker Run and Car Show on July 16, 11am. Proceeds will benefit Suffolk County United Veterans which provides housing and support services for homeless Veterans. The event is presented by the Founding Sons Law Enforcement/Military Motorcycle Club and the Impressive and Aggressive Motor Club. 

    Admission is free for the general public. Enjoy live music, a free breakfast and buffet lunch, a vendor showcase, raffles and prizes, as well as a custom and classic car show.

    Motorcycle and car registration is from 9-10:30am. $20 per motorcycle or car; $15 for bike and car club members; and $10 per passenger. Kick Stands Up at 11:00am. 

    Sponsorship, advertising opportunities, and vendor space are also available. Click to find out more and to register. The first 100 registrants receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM

    Understanding the Importance of Military Culture

    Legal Services NYC presents the workshop "Understanding the Importance of Military Culture and the Unique Issues for Veterans in Family Court" on July 19, 3pm. Military veterans undergo experiences very different from that of the vast majority of the American people. Military life, particularly if it involves combat, indelibly shapes veterans and often has significant implications for their family, housing, education, and employment. This class will explore the diversity of veterans' experiences, veteran-client interactions with counsel, and documentary and testimonial evidence from veterans. Then, they'll examine how best to offer quality representation for veterans in family court cases, and before social service agencies and other organizations involved in family matters. At the conclusion of the session, you'll have a richer understanding of how military culture can better inform our work with our veteran-clients in family court and in other venues.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Judson Memorial Church in New York, NY

    Bullet Catchers the Play

    See Bullet Catchers at the Judson Memorial Church July 20-August 5. 

    Set in the not too distant future, Bullet Catchers follows the first official mixed gender infantry unit in the U.S. Army, from training to deployment. In the throes of war, they must face what it means to be a soldier, a unit, and a part of history.  

    Told in part through dance, music, and poetry, Bullet Catchers is a new, collaboratively written play based on interviews with current service members and veterans, as well as members of the military-civilian ensemble.

    Purchase tickets or make a donation here. Discounted tickets available for veterans.

  • Friday, July 21, 2017 at 03:00 PM through July 24, 2017
    Windham in Windham, NY

    VHALI Weekend Wellness Retreat

    Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island and Mind Body Adventures present a Weekend Wellness Retreat for OIF/OEF/OND veterans July 21-23. Enjoy an active nature-filled weekend fostering personal growth and awareness. Activities include hiking, yoga, massage, bonfire ceremony, and more.

    All expenses are paid (except for personal travel). Homemade delicious, nutritious, vegetarian cuisine is prepared on site. Participation includes overnight stays, though not all rooms have private bathrooms.

    Space is limited. Contact Rhea Spina to register.


  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY

    NYC Women Veterans Pink and White Empowerment Brunch

    Women Veterans Interactive and NYC Department of Veterans present The NYC Women Veterans Pink and White Empowerment Brunch on July 22, 1-5pm. Join us for Brunch, Empowerment, Education and Fellowship. Learn about programs and services specifically for women veterans. Hear from an awesome panel and dynamic speakers. Network with your sister veterans. Bring your business cards. The event is free. Register here.

    Brunch Guest Speakers include:
    Ginger Miller, President and CEO of Women Veterans Interactive and 2013 White House Champion of Change for Women Veterans
    Dr. Darlene Williams, Assistant Commissioner, Whole Health Community Resilience, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Manhattan VA in New York, NY

    Women Veterans' Rights Legal Stand Down

    NY Legal Assistance Group offers an informational presentation called "Women Veterans' Rights" on July 24, 11am. 


  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    State Office Building in New York, NY

    4th Annual Harlem Veterans Resource Fair

    Councilman Bill Perkins and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer present the 4th Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem on July 26, 9am-4pm.

    DVS Commissioner Lorree Sutton is the Keynote Speaker. Theme of the panel is Educational Opportunities for the Veteran.

    Participating agencies include:

    NYC Department of Veterans Services, Legal Services NYC, Harlem Veterans Center, Samaritan Daytop Village, NY Metro Vets

    Call or email to RSVP.

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ

    Veterans Benefits VA NJ Healthcare

    Frank Quadrino, Community Outreach Manager of the VA NJ Healthcare System, will discuss the many benefits available to veterans during a Veterans Benefits session on July 27, 6:30pm. Call or email to register.

    Click here for more information.

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Manhattan Vet Center in New York, NY

    Project Healing Water Fly Tying

    Project Healing Water Fly Fishing has Experienced Fly Tyer Neil Napolitan teaching a course in basic fly tying on July 28, 2pm. No prior experience is required. All materials and tools will be provided. Email Neil to enroll: Email: nnapolitan@yahoo.com.

    Contact NYC Program Leader, Warren Stern, if you are not yet a PHWFF participant:  wrstern@projecthealingwaters.org