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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, March 27, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Mutual of America in New York, NY

    Women Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

    Easter Seals and FedCap Solution Series presents a breakfast and panel discussion called Women Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life on March 27, 8-9:30am.

    Women veterans - who number two million, about 9% of the U.S. veteran population - experience deployment and reintegration differently than their male counterparts. While they struggle with childcare, employment and housing, they are also leaving a complex, male-dominated culture that can include sexual harassment and assault, and significantly impact what happens during and after transition to civilian life. 

    This Solution Series will explore these transition challenges faced by post-9/11 female veterans and their peers from previous conflicts. A distinguished panel of experts, including female veterans, will provide insight and offer solutions for addressing the needs of these returning heroes. 

    Registration is required as the room fills up rapidly. There is no cost to attend the event. Email solutionseries@fedcap.org if you have questions.

     

     

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Adelphi University in Garden City, NY

    Blood Stripe

    The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island and Adelphi University invite you to a screening of Blood Stripe on March 30, 6:30pm. This screening is free of charge and open to all: veterans, family members, friends and the general service provider community. A Q&A with the filmmaker/star to follow screening. RSVP with Rhea Spina.

    A Sergeant (Kate Nowlin) returns home to a small town in Minnesota, having just completed her third tour with the Marines in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the shrapnel scars she bears on her torso, she carries unseen wounds. It is only a matter of time before she can no longer bottle up her trauma and a boisterous welcome home party provokes her into an explosive outburst. With nowhere to turn, she flees, taking refuge at a lakeside summer camp. But she cannot escape her inner darkness; and, ultimately, is spun so violently out of herself, she may never return.

    https://www.bloodstripefilm.com/

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    Ironbound USA in Newark, NJ

    Mission Continues Ironbound USA

    Mission Continues Newark teams up with Ironbound USA for a service project on March 31, 10:30am – 1pm. have teamed up together to give back to the community through way of boxing. Newark is known to be both tough and resilient, and they are inviting all of their volunteers to help the city's boxing program.

    They will be lifting heavy gym equipment, installing mirrors, and making an office. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you're ready for hard work and you’re willing to make the Mission Continue, register here. Family and friends are all welcome.

  • Sunday, April 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    2018 National Veterans Day Poster Contest

    The Veterans Day National Committee presents the 2018 National Veterans Day Poster Contest. 2018 marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The theme for the 2018 Veterans Day Poster is: “The War to End All Wars.”

    Each year the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and is distributed to VA facilities, military installations around the world across cities and town in our nation. It also serves as the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the years these posters have illustrated the rich history of our country's service men and women. The poster clearly reflects our pride and patriotism in saluting Veterans while providing the thematic artistry for the year. To view examples of past winning submissions visit: www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/gallery.asp.

    Poster submissions must:

    • Be 18” x 24” at 300 dots per inch (dpi), scale down submissions to 9”x12.”
    • Submissions are not restricted to “human centric” presentations, such as a joint color guard. Imagery of American icons, monuments or scenery can qualify, for example, the American flag.
    • Be representative of the Veterans serving during World War I. The Committee may select a particular submission but ask the artist to make modifications to the original design. Additional changes may be required prior to printing.
    • Include sufficient information to demonstrate that the image is the work of the artist and is not copyrighted material (i.e. photos and concepts).
    • Submit electronic versions as .jpg images or .pdf files by email to vetsday@va.gov or send copies of artwork on a CD with artwork files to:

    Veterans Day National Committee (002D)

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    810 Vermont Avenue, NW

    Washington, DC 20420

    The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018. The Veterans Day National Committee will convene a selection sub-committee in May 2018 to review submissions and make a final selection.

  • Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 06:00 PM through April 08, 2018
    St. Thomas Seminary in New York, NY

    Soldier's Heart Healing Retreat

    Attend the Soldier’s Heart Healing Retreat on April 5, 6pm - April 8, 12pm. These retreats restore warriors and their communities by providing a safe space to learn and practice ways of successful homecoming and healing from military service as found in Dr. Edward Tick's book, Warriors Return. They are open to veterans, service members, family members, and caring community members. This retreat is offered at no cost to participants, thanks to funding by the Greer Foundation. Spaces are limited.

    Click here to apply.

    Retreat located at:

    Archdiocesan Center

    467 Bloomfield Ave

    Bloomfield, CT 06002

  • Friday, April 06, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Combat Reflections: Afghanistan

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Combat Reflections: Afghanistan on April 6, at 7pm. Led by Capt. Antonio Salinas, U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

    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.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 02:30 PM
    NYU School of Medicine in New York, NY

    PTSD and Suicide Prevention Lecture

    NYU Langone's Veteran Employee Resource Group presents a PTSD and Suicide Prevention Lecture on April 11, 2:30-4pm. Dr. David Stiffler of The Cohen Military Family Clinic will speak.

    The VERG is looking for an additional NYC veteran who is willing to share his/her experiences for 15 minutes during this event. Contact Deborah Peters if interested.

  • Friday, April 13, 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 April 13, 10am-3pm.

    Get specialized attention from just a few specific veteran service organizations. 

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    The Great War at Sea

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts The Great War at Sea, 1914-18, on April 20, at 7pm. Led by Stanley Carpenter, U.S. Naval War College. 

    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, April 22, 2018 at 07:45 AM
    9/11 Memorial Plaza in New York, NY

    Sixth Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K

    The 9/11 Memorial & Museum present their Sixth Annual 5k Run/Walk and Community Day on April 22. The run begins at 7:45am at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place (250 Vesey St). Register for the run by April 19. The community day event is open to the public.

    Register here.