This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance.
Stay up to date on Veterans Day 2019 activities!
NYC Health Department via ThriveNYC presents a Mental Health First Aid Training on September 18, 9am-5pm.
Veterans often forsake their emotional health because other support services are at the top of their priority lists - housing, employment, legal services, and other non-mental health services. That means a majority of Veterans in New York City who are suffering from behavioral health disorders are not getting the supports they need to recover.
The National Council for Behavioral Health has updated the Mental Health First Aid for Veterans training to include substance use. This new 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to make a difference.
NYU Langone offers a Veteran and Military Spouse Career Fair on September 18, 3-6pm.
Join Travis Manion Foundation ambassadors and staff for a social on September 18, 6:30pm. Learn more about what's coming up and connect with veterans and supporters in the TMF community.
Registration is open for the Voices from War Writing Workshop, which begins September 18, 7pm, at the 14th St YMCA.
The workshop meets for ten 2-hour sessions (on Wednesday nights through December 4), improving craft, discussing published work, and writing new stories, while broadening community and understanding about experiences during and after war (all eras).
The Manhattan VA offers a "Veterans in Pain" Pain Management Event on September 19, 9:30am-3pm. The free event is open to veterans and clinicians.
Workshop objectives include: educate attendees on the impact of pain; discuss innovative approaches and resources available to help a person with pain; understand migraine symptoms and triggers; share tools and coping strategies to bridge the gap between patients and health care providers; explore how to establish and maintain a peer led educational support group.
Call to register.
The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Violence and Sex: An Uncensored History of War on September 20, at 7pm. Led by Eugenia Kiesling, 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.
Participate in the Manila Madness 5K Race on September 21, 10am, presented by the Basilone Memorial Foundation. All race proceeds will go to benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset/RWJ Barnabas Health and the Fischer House Foundation for Veterans.
The race will depart the statue and will follow a historic route through the town of Raritan. Fees include a t-shirt and medal. T-shirts will be given out on race day. Awards will be presented to top three overall male and top three overall female winners.
Veterans referred from NYC Veterans Alliance will be registered for a free entry to the Manila Madness Race in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient. The race will be held in Basilone’s hometown the day before the Annual John Basilone Parade which honors all veterans.
Attend Canine Companions' DogFest Long Island on September 21, 11:15am-3pm. This is a community-based walk and festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.
Enjoy human/canine costume contest, demonstrations, vendors, dog house photo booth, food trucks, apple bobbing for dogs and many more pet- and family- friendly activities.
10:30am - Registration opens
11:15am - Welcome ceremony
12:00pm - Walk begins
12:30pm - Program and demonstration
1:30pm - Costume contest
3:00pm - DogFest ends
Click here for more information.
The Marine Corps League 246th Detachment and Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NY host the 4th Annual Global War on Terror Veterans Appreciation Day on September 21, 12-5pm. Enjoy live music, food, raffles, vendors, games, 50/50 drawing, and more. Admission is free to all veterans and immediate family. All others $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit injured warriors through the Road Home Foundation.
A new season of the Craft of War Writing Workshop begins September 21, 12:30-2:30pm and runs for six sessions through November 23.Join us for engaging discussion and work on your own writing; memoir, fiction, and poetry. Read great selections from veterans and civilians on the topic of war and story-making and write your own.Register here.