Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Veterans Information Fair

    James J. Peters VA Medical Center offers a Veterans Information Fair on August 19, 9am - 3pm. Help is on the way for veterans. Hosted by Johnnie H. Williams.

    www.helpisonthewayforveterans.net

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    NYSHealth Conversation with Jeremy Butler

    For more than 15 years, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has fought to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans. With a member base of more than 425,000, IAVA and its leaders remain at the forefront of key battles in ensuring that returning veterans receive the services they need and have a voice on Capitol Hill and across the country.

    Please join the New York State Health Foundation for a Conversation with Jeremy Butler on August 20, 12-1:30pm, the newly appointed CEO of IAVA, for a discussion on IAVA's direction for the future and how it will affect veterans across New York State. Mr. Butler will speak about what IAVA is focusing on in the coming year; what IAVA members say about pressing topics such as veteran suicide, medical cannabis, and improvements to VA; and which topics are still not getting the attention they deserve. He will also discuss the results from IAVA's Annual Member Survey, the most comprehensive non-governmental survey of the post-9/11 veteran generation, as well as the policy agenda set forth by IAVA to address the needs of its members.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Manhattan Vet Center in New York, NY

    Manhattan Vet Center Housing Fair

    Manhattan Vet Center presents "Every Veteran Deserves a Place to Call Home" Housing Fair on August 21, 1-4pm. 

    Those veterans needing a place to call home.

    Those veterans who want to know more about HPD, DSS, DHS, HUDVASH, Wounded Warriors, DVS, Senior Living 62+, Home Sharing, SSVF, Section 8, SUS, Easter Seals and many more.

    Those veterans with a not so perfect credit score.

    Brokers representing all five boroughs will be in attendance.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Croton Reservoir Tavern in New York, NY

    Travis Manion Foundation Social

    Join Travis Manion Foundation ambassadors and staff for a social on August 21, 6:30pm. Learn more about what's coming up and connect with veterans and supporters in the TMF community. 

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Majestyk Apps in New York, NY

    VetsinTech NYC Startup Pitch Event

    Join VetsinTech NYC for a Veteran Entrepreneur Startup Pitch Event & Founder Workshop on August 22, 6-8pm. The evening will begin with food, drinks, and networking, with breakout workshops where veteran founders can get 1 on 1 advice from experienced tech founders. Following breakout sessions, you will hear from several tech founders on how to build your startup, raise capital, position for growth,and personal stories of what they learned in building their companies. 

    Agenda:

    6:00 - Networking with food & drinks

    6:30 - 1 on 1 breakout sessions

    7:00 - Speakers: How to build a tech startup

    7:30 - Pitch the Panel

    8:00 - Adjourn

    RSVP here.

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY

    Street Naming for Firefighter Michael Bocchino

    Attend the Street Naming for Fallen 9/11 Firefighter Michael Bocchino on August 23, 1pm. Born November 25, 1955, Bocchino was tragically lost in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center disaster. 

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    Captree State Park in Bay Shore, NY

    PFC Dwyer Fishing Trip

    PFC Dwyer offers a Fishing Trip on August 24, 7:30am-12pm. The trip includes bait, rod, ice, continental breakfast, and refreshments. Space is limited – limit two guests per veteran.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Red Tails Room in Bronx, NY

    Annual Veteran Voices Newsletter Release

    Veteran Voices holds their Annual Newsletter Release party on August 24, 7pm, to celebrate six years of publishing. You are invited to help them honor those who contributed articles, poems, and their art works. 

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 06:30 AM
    John Paul Jones Park in Brooklyn, NY

    Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March

    The Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March for Veterans & Families is a challenging 17.76-mile urban ruck march through historic sites commemorating the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. Guided by veterans serving as team leaders, participants will march in the footsteps of Continental troops who suffered heavy casualties in the fight for our newly established nation in August 1776. Exploration of historic sites will deepen participants’ understanding of the service and sacrifice of our earliest patriots and the essential contributions of military veterans to our city since the Revolution. The march will also celebrate the unique neighborhoods and communities of today’s Brooklyn.

    Marchers will check in at 6:30am at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge, just outside of Fort Hamilton. The event will kick off with a mandatory safety & orientation briefing at 7am. Participants will proceed in teams (staggered start times) along a planned route of 17.76 miles to historic sites, including: Red Lion Inn site in Sunset Park, Battle Hill in Green-Wood Cemetery, Old Stone House in Gowanus, Lookout Hill and Battle Pass in Prospect Park, Fort Defiance site in Red Hook, Fort Stirling site in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn War Memorial.

    Lunch will be provided at a designated location (TBD), with menu choices respective of dietary restrictions. Water and restroom points will be identified along the route. Medical support will be provided by local volunteer ambulances. Marchers may choose to wear a backpack or rucksack simulating the basic load of a Continental soldier (approximately 35 pounds), but weight should be only what is comfortable/sustainable for each marcher. Marchers should carry water, snacks, sunscreen, foot powder, clean socks, and other items to stay cool, hydrated, and fueled to complete a long march at an average pace of 3 miles per hour.

    The March will conclude at 5:30pm at the Brooklyn War Memorial with a solemn ceremony of remembrance. Elected officials and veteran leaders will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Battle of Brooklyn and subsequent wars with brief remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony that is free and open to the public.

    Following the ceremony, a reception will take place in Brooklyn Heights (TBD). Admission is included in march registration; tickets for additional guests are $15. Tickets include 2 drinks and appetizers. Friends, family, and general public are welcome to attend.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Overpeck County Park in Leonia, NJ

    Bergen County Music Festival Salute to Our Veterans

    Attend the Bergen County Music Festival Salute to Our Veterans on August 25, 1-7pm. Come enjoy a day of great musical act and interact with veteran service providers.

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