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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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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Veteran Support Services Network Meeting

    The Veteran Support Services Network hosts a meeting on February 27, 10-11:30am. They are excited to have over 30 partners, veteran advocates, and fellow veterans working together to help form a new initiative. The goal is to improve the quality of life of veterans and their families by providing the latest information on veteran benefits, resources, services, and referrals. During this changing economic and social climate in our country, now is the time to make sure that veterans and their families have access to the benefits and resources they rightly earned and deserve.

    Phone conferencing capabilities can be set up for partners who can't make the meeting in person. Email Amjad Mujaahid for further details.

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Civic Hall in New York, NY

    DVS Office Hours

    The NYC Department of Veterans Services presents Office Hours on February 27, 5-7pm, at Civic Hall, to better understand the strengths, needs, challenges, and concerns of the NYC veteran community. Join DVS Press Secretary Alexis Wichowski for this interactive discussion and listening event the last week of every month.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    White Plains Vet Center in White Plains, NY

    Service Dogs and You

    The White Plains Vet Center offers Service Dogs and You, a workshop for veterans, families, and professionals on February 28, 11am-12:15pm. Are you a veteran with a disability? Are you thinking about how a service dog might be able to help? Come find out what service dogs are all about in this interactive workshop. Find out how a service dog can help veterans with documented disabilities, what to expect when applying for a guide or service dog, and more. This seminar will also review access laws pertaining to service dogs, emotional support animals, and therapy animals.

    To register, please contact Ann Chiappetta.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY

    Northwell Health Barracks to Business Workshop

    Northwell Health offers a Barracks to Business Workshop on February 28, 1-3:30pm. As a veteran, you have valuable skills and experience – but you may not know exactly how to translate them to the civilian workplace. This workshop will teach you about the vast career opportunities and military services at Northwell Health. It will also help you effectively communicate the in-demand skills you've developed during your service - such as leadership, discipline, flexibility, organization and change management - to prospective employers. They’ll work with you to craft a winning resume, interview like a pro and introduce you to their recruiters. This workshop is not just for transitioning veterans, but all military service members.  

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    14th Street YMCA in New York, NY

    Voices from War Writing Workshop

    Registration is open for the Voices from War Writing Workshop, which begins February 28, 7pm, at the 14th St YMCA.

    The workshop meets for ten 2-hour sessions on Wednesday nights, improving craft, discussing published work, and writing new stories, while broadening community and understanding about experiences during and after war (all eras).

     

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    David Lynch Foundation in New York, NY

    Transcendental Meditation Course

    The David Lynch Foundation offers an Introductory Transcendental Meditation Class on March 2. It features a simple, easily learned technique to increase energy and focus, and reduce stress and anxiety. Peer-reviewed studies have found TM reduces PTS symptoms including anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation.

    Register here.

    The next 4-day course is available February 27-March 2.

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Digital Future Lab in Brooklyn, NY

    Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (VET) Program

    Developed by the NYU Tandon Future Labs and supported by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and New York Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program is a pioneering program for veterans and their spouses who want to transition into technology and entrepreneurship. The program will take place over 12 weeks. Learn from startups and industry leaders via hands-on experiential learning, mentorship, and a capstone project.

    Apply by March 2, 2018. For more information, visit: engineering.nyu.edu/vet

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Elvis's Army

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Elvis's Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield on March 2, at 7pm. Led by Brian McAllister Linn, Texas A&M University. 

    NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Soukup Farms in New York, NY

    Sticky Business Maple Tapping

    Learn how farmers get syrup from tree to pancake. Heroic Food and Soukup Farms present "Sticky Business" Maple Tapping and Production on March 3, 9am-6pm. Tour the farm and get hands-on in their workshop. This opportunity is open exclusively to veterans and their spouses.

    Register here. Fully refundable deposit of $20. Be prepared to get dirty - wear work boots and work gloves.

    Soukup Farms

    271 Halls Corners Rd

    Dover Plains, NY 12522

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ

    Stakeholders Awards Breakfast

    The 3rd Annual Stakeholders Awards Breakfast will honor those who have given exemplary service to our veteran community on March 3, 9am-12pm. Purchase general admission tickets for $35 and enjoy a special breakfast.

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    Distinguished Award Honorees include: Passaic County – Freeholder Cassandra Lazzara; Morris County – Welcome Home Vets, Norus Achmetov; Sussex County – Sussex County Senior Services, Diane Friedberg; Essex County – The Mission Continues; Bergen County – Making-It-Home, Cynthia Massarsky; Hudson County – Jersey City Parade Committee; Union County – Wilfredo Rodriguez; Regional Award – VA Health Care, David Brimmer; Religious Award – St John the Baptist, Monsignor Mark Giordani; Educational Award – FDU, Martha Garcia & Jeff Dunn; Women’s Veteran Award – Brenda Sue Fulton.