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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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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Legal Services NYC in New York, NY

    2018 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium

    Legal Services NYC Robin Hood Veterans Initiative hosts the 2018 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium on November 15, 9:30am-12:30pm. The focus of the symposium is Military Sexual Assault/Trauma in the Age of #MeToo

    Keynote Speaker – Paula Coughlin,  Former Lt. U.S. Navy

    Panelists include Col Don Christensen, USAF (Ret.), Former AF Chief Prosecutor and current President of Protect Our Defenders; Samantha Kubek, Esq., Staff Attorney, LegalHealth Division, New York Legal Assistance Group; and BriGette McCoy, CEO/Founder, Women Veteran Social Justice Network.

    Register here.

     

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY

    Brooklyn Navy Yard Food Industry Info Session

    Brooklyn Navy Yard offers Food Industry Job Training. Attend an Info Session for the program Nov 7, 2pm; Nov 12, 1pm; or Nov 15, 11am. 

    This free program will lead to certification in food preparation and handling, and prepare you for a career in the food industry. Program graduates will be ready to take on a role in food production or manufacturing, commercial kitchens, entry-level baking,
    food retail, and more. Successful trainees will be referred to open positions within the food industry at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, including at the new Food Manufacturing Hub located in Building 77.

    Receive instruction in: NYC Food Handlers License, Basic knife handling and baking skills, Knowledge of kitchen machinery and tools, Basic math, including weights and measurement, Resume and interview skills. 

    Training runs three weeks in December.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Manhattan VA in New York, NY

    Transcendental Meditation Course

    FREE Transcendental Meditation Course for Veterans at Manhattan VA

    Join us for an introductory talk on Transcendental Meditation (TM) for veterans Thursday, November 15th at 11am at the Manhattan VA, Room 2227N.

    "TM" is a simple, easily learned technique to increase energy and focus, and reduce stress and anxiety. Peer-reviewed studies have found TM reduces PTS symptoms including anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation.

    At the FREE 60-minute introductory talk you can register for an upcoming FREE TM course for veterans.

    The course is open to all veterans and to veteran service providers.

    Register Today!

    Can’t make that date?

    We hold regular introductory talks and courses in TM for veterans in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. For questions or information about future courses contact: veterans@davidlynchfoundation.org

    Register here.

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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Brooklyn Central Library in Brooklyn, NY

    Finance Outreach Enrollment Event

    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 Outreach Enrollment Event on November 15, 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

    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.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Maestro’s Caterers in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veterans Luncheon

    The Bronx Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Veterans Luncheon on November 15, 12-3pm. Complementary for veterans and active military (bring ID or proof of service). You MUST RSVP.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    West Orange Armory in West Orange, NJ

    Veteran Resource Connection Networking

    Attend the First Annual Veteran Resource Connection Networking Event on November 15, 6-9pm. This is a great opportunity to meet many Veteran Resource Groups and other veterans. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and other items, Beer, Wine and Soda.

    Hosted by Welcome Home Vets of New Jersey. Email to register.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Business Model Canvas

    The Bronx VA offers Business Model Canvas on November 16, 9am-12pm. Start creating your business plan with the help of an experienced counselor.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    District Office in South Ozone Park, NY

    Finance Outreach Enrollment Event

    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 Outreach Enrollment Event on November 16, 4-7pm 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

    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.

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

    Smashing the Luftwaffe

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Big Week: Smashing the Luftwaffe, February 1944 on November 16, at 7pm. Led by James Holland, Author/BBC presenter/Royal Historical Society Fellow. 

    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.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Drama Book Shop in New York, NY

    Travis Manion Story Pirates Event

    Vets for American Ideals and the Travis Manion Foundation join Story Pirates for a fun-filled evening of Story Love on November 16, 7:30pm. Volunteers write personalized notes to kid authors, voicing their support. Story Love shows students that Story Pirates have read the stories of the budding authors and genuinely care what they have to say, thereby increasing confidence to continue writing.

    Register here.