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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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  • Monday, September 03, 2018 at 08:45 AM
    Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY

    USTA Eastern Tennis Event for Veterans

    USTA Eastern offers a Demo Event for Veterans and their children on September 3. Spots are limited. Register as soon as possible.

    Participants (vets and children between 8-12) will take part in an on-court demo before the US Open Tennis Championships begins. Estimated on-court start time is 11:25. Must arrive by 8:45am at East Gate Entrance. Attendees are required to wear white shorts or skirt, tennis sneakers, shirt will be provided. Event is free. Email to rsvp.

  • Friday, September 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Huntington Opportunity Resource Center in Huntington Station, NY

    Huntington Veteran Services Day

    Connect with Veteran Service providers, Human Services providers, and other not-for-profit agencies during Huntington Opportunity Resource Center's Veteran Services Day on September 7, 10am-3pm.

    This is a quarterly full-service meet-up.


  • Friday, September 07, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Fort Hamilton Cigar & Whiskey Night

    Join the Fort Hamilton MWR and Community Club for a special Cigar & Whiskey Night event on September 7, 7pm. Etched glass for the first 25 registrants. Open to the public with registration. Must be 21 or older to participate. Must have a valid picture ID card when entering the Fort Hamilton base.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 08:00 AM

    USO of Metropolitan New York 5K Walk/Run

    Participate in the USO of Metropolitan New York 5K Walk/Run on September 8. It is a great day to get outside, exercise and support our active duty service members.

    8am Registration opens

    9am Opening Ceremony

    9:15am PT Warm-up

    9:30am 5k begins

    10:30am Family Day Activities & USO Show Troupe Performance

    Step 1 - Visit METRONY.USO.ORG/5K to register for the event.

    Step 2 - Create a team page! Consider inviting friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to join you in your fundraising efforts.

    Step 3 - Set a fundraising goal! All funds raised go to support the programs and services provided by the USO to our brave men and women in uniform.

    Step 4 - Get creative with how you fundraise! Ask family and friends to sponsor your run. Foster office pride by inviting coworkers to join your team. Run or walk in honor of a service member.


  • Sunday, September 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    World's Fair Boathouse in Queens, NY

    Veterans Learn to Row

    Join Row New York for a Learn to Row Class for NYC veterans on September 9, 10am - 1pm.

    Plan to work up a sweat as you learn proper rowing techniques on land and then advance to the water in stable-bottom barges. Once you complete the Learn to Row course, you can advance to rowing with the year-round Veterans team.

    Register here.


  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Shore Road Pier in Brooklyn, NY

    Brooklyn 9/11 Commemoration

    Brooklyn hosts its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on September 11, 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. For more information, call 718-238-6044.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Van Dyke Playground in Brooklyn, NY

    Mission Continues Brownsville 9/11 Service Project

    The Mission Continues Brooklyn Platoon visits Brownsville for a Service Project on September 12, 11am-3pm. Veterans, community members, and supporters will spend this day of service working side-by-side to revitalize Van Dyke Playground to ensure that residents have a beautiful safe space to play and gather with neighbors, friends, and family. 

    Located in Brooklyn, Brownsville is a community of almost 90,000 residents and has long been one of New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods. For decades, Brownsville has struggled with the highest rates of housing instability, unemployment, child welfare involvement, incarceration and chronic disease in Brooklyn. This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues and the Brownsville Partnership and is designed to create quality public spaces that positively contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well-being in Brownsville. 

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Bronx VA Veteran Transitions Mental Health Summit

    James J. Peters VA Medical Center holds a Mental Health Summit: Veteran Transitions Putting The Pieces Together on September 22, 9am-2pm. Topics include: Engaging and Supporting a Veteran in Emotional Pain; New Models for Addressing Suicide; and LGBTQ Needs and Older Veteran Transitions.

    RSVP to Efrion J. Smith.

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Hornblower Hybrid in New York, NY

    Vietnam Veterans of America 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 126 presents their 35th Anniversary Celebration on September 14. Come aboard The Hornblower Hybrid for 3 hours at sea: fun, food, drinks and much more. Special performance by veteran entertainer, Michelle DellaFave who did 2 tours with Bob Hope/USO-Vietnam and regularly featured on The Dean Martin Show.

    Pre-boarding reception begins at 6pm; ship leaves 7pm sharp.

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Silver Rock Farms in Orangeburg, NY

    Veterans Angels of Hope Grand Opening

    Veterans Angels of Hope presents their Grand Opening on September 15, 11am-2pm. No therapists, just humans and horses building relationships. Free hot dogs and drinks for the first 50 people. Post Traumatic Growth for you and your plus one. Petting zoo for the kids.