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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. 

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  • Saturday, September 02, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY

    Hudson Valley Veteran Appreciation Day

    The 2017 Hudson Valley Veteran Appreciation Day Event is September 2, 5pm. This free event offers free food, an opening ceremony, and fireworks show. Veterans and their families can register with their local Veteran Service Agency office to get tickets (limit 4 per family).

    Orange County: 845-291-2470
    Dutchess County: 845-486-2060
    Putnam County: 845-808-1620
    Rockland County: 845-638-5244

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Fordham University in New York, NY

    Fordham University Fall Art Workshop

    Instructor Steve Alpert leads Art-Making Workshops at Fordham University on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm beginning September 6. All artists make art for one basic reason; to learn the truth about themselves. 

    Artists access their own life experiences in order to make their own individual unique art. This intensive workshop is designed to support the emerging artists in learning to access the experiences of their lives and expressing themselves through their own unique art, be it painting, sculpture, drawing, etc.  The participants will bring the work they have made in the time between class meetings and put on display for others in the workshop. 

    The final class meeting on December 13 will be an exhibition of work selected by the artists, representing their journey through the workshop in the previous months.

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Ellis Island in Jersey City, NJ

    Mission Continues Ellis Island Service Project

    The Mission Continues is deploying to Ellis Island once again on September 9, 10am - 2pm. 

    In 2012, flood waters from Hurricane Sandy covered almost all of Ellis Island damaging a majority of its infrastructure. Ongoing repairs and recovery efforts have helped Ellis Island return to its pre-Sandy condition but there’s still more to be done. To help revitalize Ellis Island, veterans and community members will spend this day of service working side-by-side, removing trash and debris and refurbishing the grounds. This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues and the National Parks Service and is designed to improve public access to the history and natural beauty of national parks located in New York City.

    Ferry tickets will be provided. Detailed project information, ferry departure times and ferry ticket pick up information will be given after Labor Day.

     

    Register here.

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Icahn Stadium in New York, NY

    9/11 Heroes Run

    The Travis Manion Foundation sponsors the 9/11 Heroes Run on September 10, 9am, at Randall's Island. The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11 and in the wars since: veteran, first responder, civilian, and military.

    Register here for the local 9/11 Heroes Run in NYC. Sign up for a virtual run if there is no run in your area.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 at 07:00 AM

    The Mission Continues 9/11 Meal Pack

    On September 11, 7am, The Mission Continues Bronx Platoon is joins more than 2,100 New Yorkers, representing over 40 companies, organizations, and groups to help combat hunger in the NYC area by assembling half a million dry meals for individuals at risk of hunger. 

    Make an impact on this National Day of Service. Register here.

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

    Family Law Legal Stand Down

    NY Legal Assistance Group offers an informational presentation called "Family Law" on September 11, 11am. 

    www.legalhealth.org

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Doughboy Park in Queens, NY

    Lest We Forget - 9/11 Commemoration

    There will be a candlelight vigil by the Doughboy Park Patriots Group on September 11, 5:30pm, with live music for healing and recovery and an acknowledgment of the WW1 Centennial at this occasion. Refreshments will be served after the program. Rain location will be at St. Sebastian’s Parish Center at 3960 57th St.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    2017 Bronx VA Summit

    The 2017 Bronx VA Summit on September 12, 9am-3pm, focuses on Suicide Prevention, Family Services and Access. Hear about current VA partnerships that have expanded services for active duty personnel, veterans and their families; and from clinicians, providers, veterans and caregiver organizations about their research, lessons learned and current unmet needs in the community. The summit is open to veterans, families, mental health professionals and to community partners providing mental health services to this community. Reserve your seat now.

     

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    New York

    Four Block Veteran Career Readiness

    Four Block offers a Veteran Career Readiness program September 13 - November 15, 6pm. This is a semester-long course in partnership with Columbia University that brings together high-potential veterans and top companies to provide the professional development, career exploration, and network that today’s veterans need to pursue great careers and maximize their professional potential. The program runs each fall and spring and is offered at no cost. Veterans meet once a week over the semester to receive 30+ hours of in-person lectures, networking events, and practical application. Individual mentorship is also provided in order to address personal career search strategies.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    New York Hilton Midtown in New York, NY

    DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair

    Attend the DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair on September 14, 11am. Register here to see more than 60 exhibitors. Register here to attend the 10am seminar Ready, Aim, Hired: How to Make Sure Your Civilian Job Search Hits the Target, presented by MyComputerCareer, prior to the fair.