Welcome to OurVeterans.NYC!

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, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Starbucks in Brooklyn, NY

    Blue Star Families Career and Resume Writing Workshop

    Blue Star Families offers a Career and Resume Writing Workshop on March 25, 11am-1pm at Starbucks! Come by for a quick review of your resume and learn resume and interviewing tips for career success. Open to all military spouses.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    The Days After Active Duty Webinar

    Join Fairygodboss and Veterati for a webinar on March 25, 12pm (EST) called The Days After Active Duty: How Veterans and Military Spouses Can Transition From the Military to the Private Sector With Ease

    This is a panel discussion with people who have gone through similar transitions and will equip you with tips and strategies to make a career move with ease. 

    Panelists include: Anu Datta, senior consultant, Army Veteran and Veterati mentee; Lida Citroën, personal branding expert, TEDx speaker, author and Veterati mentor; Jamie Muskopf, student in the Doctor of Social Work program at USC and military spouse. Moderated by Nina Semczuk, Head of SEO Content at Fairygodboss, Army Veteran.

    Register here.

    fairygodboss.com

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Fort Schuyler House in Bronx, NY

    Property Tax Information & Enrollment

    Veterans, Unremarried Surviving Spouses, and Gold Star Parents may qualify to reduce their property taxes or have their rent frozen.

    The Department of Finance offers an Property Tax Information & Enrollment Event on March 26, 12-2pm to assist you with your application.

    For more information or to download an application, visit: www.nyc.gov/finance

    Property Tax Exemptions available include:

    Veterans: for those who served in the US military during designated periods of conflict, their unremarried surviving spouses, and Gold Star parents

    E-STAR: for homeowners with an annual income of $500,000 or less

    Enhanced STAR: for seniors 65 and over with annual incomes of $86,300 or less

    SCHE & DHE: for seniors 65 and over or disabled homeowners with annual incomes of $58,399 or less

    Clergy: for active and retired members of the clergy and their unremarried surviving spouses

    You may qualify for Rent Freeze if you:

    Are at least 62 years old, or at least 18 years old with a qualifying disability

    Have a household income of $50,000 or less

    Live in a rent-regulated apartment (monthly stabilized, rent controlled, or SRO)

    Spend more than 1/3 of your income on rent

    Please note that NYCHA residents and SECTION 8 recipients are not eligible for the Rent Freeze program.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 03:30 PM
    Queens College in Queens, NY

    Empire Vets Town Hall

    Empire Vets holds a Town Hall on March 26, 3:30-6pm. They want to hear from you, New York’s veterans and family members, about what works and doesn’t work regarding transition and employment. 

    Empire Vets is a new collaborative effort in New York bringing together hundreds of companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and universities focusing on transition, networking and employment for veterans and their family members. The goal is to provide the ultimate soft landing for veterans moving to or coming home to the greater New York City area.

    Register here.

    empirevets.com

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Event Space in New York, NY

    Time Now: Chronicling American Forever Wars

    Attend Time Now: Chronicling Online the Literature, Film, and Art of the American Forever Wars on March 26, 7pm. Presented by NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar with Peter Molin, US Army, retired, Rutgers University (New Brunswick). Drinks and refreshments provided. 

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Queens Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens, NY

    Veterans Benefits Training for Providers

    NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs presents a training for service providers on Veterans Benefits on March 27, 10-11:30am. 

    - Federal resources are available for veterans who are victims and survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence 

    - State and federal veterans' benefits and services as a pathway to financial independence and sustainability 

    - State advocacy on behalf of veterans and their families for benefits that include disability compensation for in-service injuries, pension for veterans and their families with limited income and assets, education benefits, employment preferences, healthcare services, and more

    - Strategies for determining whether an individual whom you are serving is a veteran or a family member of a veteran. 

    Contact Marissa Beckett to RSVP.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Manhattan in New York, NY

    Knitting Lessons for Veterans

    Attend Knitting Lessons for Veterans on March 27, 5:30-7:30pm. This will be a beginner knitting lesson for veterans that are interested in learning to knit. All supplies will be provided. 

    There have been studies done that prove that knitting is a great coping mechanism for depression, anxiety, ptsd or just everyday life stress. 

    Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your veteran id or DD-214 for access.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    NYU Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn, NY

    Veterans Future Lab VET Program Graduation

    Join the NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab as it celebrates the graduation of its sixth Veterans Entrepreneurship Training (VET) cohort! VET is a no-cost 12-week program for those with military ties past and present wanting to transition into entrepreneurship. There’s much to look forward to and honor at this evening. You’ll see three graduates, voted by their cohort, showcase their innovations. You’ll hear from leaders in the community, including Jared Lyon, CEO & President, Student Veterans of America, who will deliver the keynote. And you’ll meet, over refreshments, other champions and advocates, entrepreneurs and mentors, partners and advisors, who come together to support veteran entrepreneurship. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP now!

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  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Rubin Museum of Art in New York, NY

    Finding Resilience and Making Change

    The Rubin Museum of Art has an upcoming program on March 27, 7-9pm, as part of Blue Star Families' Brainwave series called Finding Resilience and Making Change in the Military. This will pair neuroscientist Amishi Jha, a pioneer in the study of the effects of meditation on military personnel and their partners, with Anuradha Bhagwati, a Marine Corps veteran and the author of Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience.

    Get tickets here. Use code "Resilience" for 20% off.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Fort Hamilton Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton hosts its annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony on March 28, 11:30am.