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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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  • Friday, March 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Attu: Creating Japan's 'Death before Surrender' Ideology

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Attu: Creating Japan's 'Death before Surrender' Ideology on March 16, at 7pm. Led by Theodore F. Cook, Jr., William Paterson University of New Jersey & NYMAS Board. 

    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.

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    2018 Women’s History Month Celebration

    National Association of Black Military Women Brooklyn Chapter presents the 2018 Women’s History Month Celebration on March 18, 2-6pm. Enjoy dinner, awards, and raffles. This year’s theme is Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women who Fight all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

    The keynote speaker is Dr. Darlene Brown-Williams, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Veteran Services, with special guests Honorable Robin Kelly Sheares, Kings County Family Court, and Dr. Donna E. Hunte-Cox, Consulate General of Barbados at New York.

    Tickets are $85. Click here to make a payment via PayPal. Click here to read more about the event on Facebook.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Long Island in Deer Park, NY

    VetsBuild Construction Sessions

    VetsBuild Long Island begins a new construction session for veterans on March 19, 9am-12pm, over six weeks. The class is free.

    The goal of VetsBuild is to prepare Long Island veterans for employment opportunities in Green Construction, Energy Efficient Weatherization, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Security.

    Learn in a state of the art facility with the latest technology for hands-on training. Classes may include certification upon completion. VetsBuild staff help connect graduates with advanced training and educational opportunities.

    Participate in a meet and greet on March 14, 10am. Take a tour, see the class room, and meet the instructors.


  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 04:30 PM

    Intrepid After Hours

    Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at night. Explore the Museum without the crowds and get a close look at the Museum’s collection. Then join peers in conversation and a creative exercise. The event concludes with a catered dinner.

    The next After Hours event takes place March 21, 4:30-8pm.

    To register, please email access@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5158.

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Veterans Launching Ventures Spring 2018 Course

    Fairleigh Dickinson University offers the Veterans Launching Ventures Spring 2018 Course on Wednesdays, beginning March 12, 6-9pm (through May 30). This free course combines in-person instruction with online learning to help students grasp the fundamentals of starting a new venture. VLV will give you the skills and support you need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch small businesses.

    You will graduate from the course knowing:

    fundamental entrepreneurial skills needed in today’s business environment

    the competencies you need to launch your new business

    how to build a robust marketing plan

    how to develop financial projections for your new business

    how to develop a comprehensive business plan so you can make an informed decision about the feasibility of starting your new business

    What makes VLV a great program for veterans?

    Veterans enjoy a supportive collegial environment with other veterans.

    Each veteran is matched with his or her own mentor for individual guidance and support during the program. Mentors are successful entrepreneurs themselves.

    Each mentor will continue to assist/guide the veteran for a period of ten months following completion of the course.

    Click here for more information.


  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Operation Sisterhood in Morristown, NJ

    Female Veterans Peer-To-Peer Support Group

    Operation Sisterhood hosts a Female Veterans Peer-To-Peer Support Group on March 21, 6:30-8pm. This is an opportunity for Female Veterans to get together and talk to each other regarding everyday topics, therapeutic subjects, or navigating the VA while doing different activities. Kid-friendly.

    Check out the Facebook event here.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Fort Hamilton Community Club in Fort Hamilton, NY

    Fort Hamilton Vietnam Veteran Ceremony

    Fort Hamilton hosts a Vietnam Veterans Ceremony on March 22, 11am-12pm. This year, Colonel Sicoli, Command Sergeant Major Stephens, the Soldiers of Fort Hamilton will honor the service of US Army Vietnam Veteran Patrick "Pat" Gualtieri posthumously during the event.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Woodmere Club in Woodmere, NY

    Rock and Wrap It Up! Humanitarian Award

    Rock and Wrap It Up! will honor Publishers Clearing House with the Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award on March 22, 6pm.

    Rock and Wrap It Up! is a global think tank working to reduce poverty. Using greening tactics, they recover food and other assets to be given to agencies fighting poverty, increasing their operating budgets. This allows the agencies to hire more service providers such as tutors, social workers, job placement counselors and mental health counselors to attack the root cause of poverty. Rock and Wrap It Up! recovers food and other assets in Sports, Music, Schools, Film, TV, Hospitals and Hotels.

    Email Diane to rsvp.


  • Friday, March 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    In the Shadows of the American Century

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power on March 23, at 7pm. Led by Alfred W. McCoy, University of Wisconsin. 

    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 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    VFW Post 712 in Newark, NJ

    Mission Continues Women's Service Project

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon meets for a service project on March 24, 10:30am-1pm, in honor of Women's History Month. They will rally at VFW Post 712 to paint and reorganize rooms. This VFW has a rich history in Newark's East Ward and was once a hub for returning veterans of the community.

    This is an all-women Service Project, so the boys will have to sit this one out. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

    Register here.