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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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  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Applebee's in Bellmore, NY

    Veterans Pancake Breakfast

    Enjoy a Veterans Pancake Breakfast on August 25, 8-10am, to raise money for food pantries. Take advantage of a limited number of free tickets to the breakfast by calling Brent Russell.

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Eisenhower Park in Westbury, NY

    Nassau County 5k/10k Run for Veterans

    Nassau County presents the 5k/10k Run for Veterans on August 25, 9am-2pm. Help local veterans in need. All profits will provide direct support to local veterans.

    Register online by August 16.

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Carver Community Garden in New York, NY

    Mission Continues Carver Community Garden

    Join the Mission Continues Harlem 1st Platoon for a day of service on August 25, 10am-2pm, with Carver Community Garden. You’ll assist in building a variety of unique garden beds, building a pathway to make the space accessible and usable for gardening and playing, and assisting with various farm tasks. 

    Register here.

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    Team RWB Brooklyn Eagle Social

    Attend the Team RWB Brooklyn Eagle Social on August 25, 4-8pm. Come meet your Brooklyn Eagles, learn more about Team RWB and how to get involved. Bring a friend! Bring your family! Open to all – those without military ID should email Melissa Carreño. Pizza and beverages provided.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    John Paul Jones Park in Brooklyn, NY

    2nd Annual Battle of Brooklyn Memorial Ruck March

    Join members, community partners, and friends of the NYC Veterans Alliance on August 26 as we commemorate the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a 17.76-mile ruck march through historical sites to remember the service and sacrifice of American forces in the largest battle of the Revolutionary War--and to celebrate the vibrant culture and communities of present-day Brooklyn! 

    Our 17.76-mile route will begin at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge and conclude at Fort Greene Park. Pack a backpack or rucksack with what you'll need for a long day on your feet, wear your NYC Veterans Alliance t-shirt (or clothing identifying you as a member of our veterans community), and get ready for curated history, including commemorations and displays at Green-Wood Cemetery and the Old Stone House, and visits to historic sites and markers sometimes "hidden in plain sight" in neighborhoods from Bay Ridge to Sunset Park, Park Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, and Fort Greene. 

    A mandatory route & safety brief, as well as a basic historical orientation, will take place at John Paul Jones Park before stepping off on the 17.76-mile route. We recommend planning your weekend transit schedule to arrive on time. Parking in Bay Ridge is limited and not recommended; we will not be returning as a group to the start point. 

    We'll have a post-march celebration in Fort Greene--stay tuned for updates here! 

    Registration fee will go toward materials and coordination specific to this event. Your additional donations will go toward our charitable programs. 

    NOTE: Please plan to march the entire route with us, start to finish. We will make planned stops, but our schedule will be based on the pace of the group. We won't be able to accommodate meetups at specific times at specific points prior to the finish. Thanks for understanding!

    Register and watch for updates on Facebook here.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    NYSHealth Conference Room in New York, NY

    Gender Disparities in the Military and the Impact on Veterans' Health

    Join NYSHealth for a conversation on August 28, 12-1:30pm, with Kate Germano, author of Fight Like A Girl: The Truth About How Female Marines Are Trained, for a candid discussion about gender, moral injury, and the training of female Marines and its impact on their health.

    After being relieved from command of the only all-female unit in the entire Department of Defense, Kate gained notoriety for taking a stand against the Marine Corps for gender bias by increasing standards and expectations for female recruits and Marines. Kate will discuss how the hyper-masculine culture of the Marines negatively impacts the physical and mental health of both men and women, leaving lasting consequences as they transition out of the military and back into civilian life. Kate will also share her own challenges from this process and discuss why teaching servicemembers and veterans about self-care is critical to equipping them to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

    RSVP here by August 23.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    JPMorgan Chase & Co in New York, NY

    Veterans in Financial Enterprise Risk Panel Discussion

    Attend the Veterans in Financial Enterprise Risk panel discussion and networking event, hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co on August 29, 6-8:30pm. The event will bring together senior leaders and subject matter experts in risk for a discussion on shared experiences and career opportunities. Speakers will have diverse backgrounds, including military service, cyber, compliance, and other risk areas; attendees will have the opportunity to understand what each of the represented risk sectors do, and how veteran experiences align. Following the panel and Q&A, there will be a networking cocktail reception.

    Seating is limited. Please register to reserve your space.

     

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    New York Law School in New York, NY

    Veterans' Human Rights Conference

    The New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and New York Law School are honored to invite you to a Veterans' Human Rights Conference at New York Law School on August 30, 9am-4pm.

    American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman will be the keynote speaker. 

    Presentations throughout the day will come from leaders with the New York Health Foundation, NYC Veterans Alliance, Easter Seals, Disability Rights NY, Volunteers of Legal Service, High Ground Veterans Advocacy, American Indian Community House, The Muslim Marine, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, Soldier's Heart, Veterans Defense Program, and the Queens County Veterans Treatment Court.

    Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

    Please RSVP by emailing benjamin.pomerance@veterans.ny.gov or calling (518) 474-6114 no later than August 20.

     

  • Friday, August 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Village Centennial Center in Port Jefferson, NY

    22 PTSD Awareness Challenge & Reception

    Attend the 22 PTSD Awareness Challenge on August 31, 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 Alex Rohman to secure a kayak for your non-profit and to book an info table.

  • Sunday, September 02, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Buffalo Soldiers Field in Highland Falls, NY

    Transform the Rock Memorial Celebration

    West Point hosts Transform the Rock: the 57th Annual Memorial Celebration to commemorate World War I: Buffalo Soldiers Beyond American Borders on September 2. A wreath-laying ceremony begins at 12pm at Buffalo Soldiers Field and is open to the public. The memorial banquet runs 2-6pm in Eisenhower Hall and attendees must purchase tickets.