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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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  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Talking Can Save A Life

    Join your colleagues interested in ensuring the veterans they serve receive the help and support they need and deserve on April 17, 9:30am-12pm. Learn how 3 simple questions, as part of a casual conversation, will empower you to gauge the level of support your veterans need and identify if someone is at risk for suicide.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, NY

    US Coast Guard Job Fair

    Attend the US Coast Guard Job Fair on April 17, 10am-2pm. Open to active duty and reserve personnel, spouses, and dependents. 

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    P.S. 83 in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Town Hall Saving VA Health Care

    Attend the Bronx Town Hall: Saving VA Health Care on April 17, 6-8:30pm. Congressional action needed - the Mission Act must not betray the VA’s true mission. Support our veterans and share your suggestions to fulfill the VA’s mission. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will join veterans and the nurses who care for them in a town hall discussion.

    Other speakers from sponsoring organizations:
    John Rowan, National President
    Vietnam Veterans of America

    Kristen Rouse, President and Founding Director
    NYC Veterans Alliance

    Johnnie Williams, CEO
    Help Is On The Way

    Rich Castellano, Adjutant
    Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 23

    Skip Delano, SOVA Action Team Member
    Save Our VA; Veterans For Peace, Chapter 34

    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Pace University in New York, NY

    Pace University Veteran Career Fair

    Pace University NYC Campus hosts a Veterans Career Fair on April 18, 1-4pm. Meet with over 40 companies in various fields who are looking to hire veterans. These major companies are sending their veteran’s liaisons to personally speak about their internships, co-op programs, and entry level programs.

    Bring several copies of your resume. Professional attire required.

    Register here or here.

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    SUNY Global Center in New York, NY

    Fight to Live, Live to Fight Book Discussion

    Attend a Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program discussion on April 18, 6pm, called Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism After War, presented by Professor Benjamin Schrader in conversation with Malia Du Mont.

    While veterans are often cast as a "problem" for society, Benjamin Schrader's new book challenges this view by focusing on the progressive. positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American military and then as a member of the activist community with the stories of other veteran activists he has encountered across the United States.

  • Friday, April 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Fort Hamilton The Band Steele

    The Fort Hamilton Community Club hosts The Band Steele on April 19, 7pm, for a free concert. Donations to support the Army Emergency Relief fund.

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Mosaic Prep Academy in New York, NY

    Mission Continues Earth Day at Mosaic Prep

    The Mission Continues Harlem Platoon returns to Mosaic Prep Academy on April 20, 9:30am-2pm, to participate in a large day of service, geared towards revitalizing the school so that it is safe and optimizes student's learning experience. 

    This Earth Day, the platoon will build the school new benches and garden beds so that the school can restart its agriculture program to teach its scholars about fruits, vegetables, and the joys of growing food. 

    Register here.

  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Fort Hamilton Easter Brunch

    Fort Hamilton offers an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt on April 21, 11am-3pm. 

    Members: $35 / Guests: $40 / Children: $20 (ages 4-12)

    Call to RSVP.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Civic Hall in New York, NY

    Seeing is Believing: Margaret Corbin & Military Women Since 1776

    What we see informs what we believe we can be--and whether we believe women strengthen our military, our democracy, and our society. Do you see and believe the contributions of women in military service? Do you know the story of Margaret Corbin's military service in combat in Washington Heights, Manhattan, in 1776? Or the stories of women who served in combat from the Revolutionary War through our current era?

    Join us for a panel talk, community discussion, and networking event to SEE and BELIEVE in the stories of women veterans! Speakers from the NYC Veterans Alliance, New York Historical Society, Backward Flag Brewing Co., GenEquality, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will weigh in on women veterans in history, the consequences of women veterans not being visible, and how women veterans are leading efforts to close gaps in healthcare and services for women veterans and advoacate for equal opportunity for all those who serve, regardless of gender or gender identity. We'll also have a "guess that woman veteran" challenge, with prizes for participants with the most correct answers!

    All are invited to spend this fun, informative, interative, and meaningful evening with us. We'll have snacks, plus beverages from Backward Flag Brewing Co. Providers of services for veterans & families will also be on hand to connect.

    This event (including refreshments) is completely free. For those wishing to make a donation to support NYC Veterans Alliance's advocacy and programs, we are offering the following special donation rewards:

    -- 4-pack of "Corbin's Cannon" Smoked Stout, canned beer brewed by women veterans at Backward Flag Brewing Co. to recognize Margaret Corbin and support our initiative to name the Manhattan VA Hospital in her honor

    -- "Seeing is Believing" t-shirt by GenEquality

    -- NYC Veterans Alliance t-shirt and sweatshirt

    Donate by clicking on TICKETS and selecting any number of donation reward options as you'd like to take home with you!

    Please RSVP here to help us have an accurate count of attendees.

    Arrival Note: Civic Hall is located at 118 West 22nd Street,12th Floor. Please buzz 12A to enter the building.

    Civic Hall is wheelchair accessible. To request an accommodation or language interpretation, please email mike@nycveteransalliance.org before Friday, April 19th.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Brooklyn VA in Brooklyn, NY

    UWVC Cookies & Conversation

    Attend Cookies & Conversation on April 23, 10am-12pm, a provisional United War Veterans Council program for their Youth Volunteer effort. 

    Cookies & Conversation is an inter-generational student and veteran program to encourage students to interact, interview, and provide a report or oral history project from said interviews. 

    Please note that space is limited, and this initial program is first come, first served.  Students are encouraged to prepare questions to ask veterans about their service, and parents/chaperones are required. 

    Cookies are donated for the program, alongside a drink (water, milk, juice).  Notice of food allergies are required at registration.  

    Register your student or group here.