Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of events and information intended for veterans and their family members in the NYC Metro area. Information has been provided by the hosting organization; please contact the respective point of contact for further information. Have an event or announcement to post here? Please send to [email protected], or check out how to post your event at the bottom of the page!

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 10:30 AM

    American Airpower Museum Hosts “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony Conducted by the Long Island Air Force Association

    On 12/07/2022 the American Airpower Museum will host “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Farmingdale, NY.

    For more info contact Robert F. Salant, Public Affairs, (516) 328-3959, (718) 791-4758 or email [email protected]


    American Airpower Museum Hosts “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony Conducted by the Long Island Air Force Association. 

    December 7, 2022,  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    The American Airpower Museum, Hangar 3, 1230 New Highway, Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735

    There is no Registration Link/Registration Contact.  The public is invited to attend free, just arrive from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  No pre-registration or tickets required.

    Point of Contact for More Info:  Robert F. Salant, Public Affairs, (516) 328-3959, (718) 791-4758 or email [email protected].

    December 7, 2022, is the 81st Anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy Fleet based at Pearl Harbor.  The American Airpower Museum (AAM) has provided space for this event each year ever since the Museum opened its doors in 2000.  Welcome remarks by Col. (ret.) Bill Stratemeier, Long Island Air Force Association (LIAFA).  This solemn ceremony remembers all who served at Pearl Harbor and includes a special tribute to World War II veterans who will receive certificates from Long Island elected officials.  Includes Color Guards from the Navy Reserves and Veterans Organizations.  A Chaplain will Bless 81 American Beauty Roses (including one extra white rose for 9-11), Taps will be played and Roses presented to the pilot, who will depart AAM’s ramp in a vintage military aircraft to drop the Roses over New York’s Statue of Liberty.  The public is welcome to attend our “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony.

    Special News Media Invitation --

    Our program starts at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 12:00 p.m.  Ceremonies such as this are important to help keep the history of World War II alive.  That’s why we cordially invite the News Media to attend and cover this event.  Americans should never forget the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans.  Media support strengthens the missions of AAM and LIAFA to honor our veterans and educate the public about U.S. military history.  So please join us at Hangar 3!   


    What?     “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony 

    Where?   Hangar 3, 1230 New Highway, Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735

    When?    December 7, 2022 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    How?       Media staff please call/email Robert F. Salant to confirm your participation.


    The American Airpower Museum (AAM) is an aviation museum located on the landmarked former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY.  The Museum maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.  The Museum is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Foundation Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.


    The American Airpower Museum - "Where aviation history takes flight!"

    Hangar 3, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735 - (631) 293-6398

    [email protected]


  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 11:15 AM
    Fort Wadsworth Gym in Staten Island, NY

    Yoga with Veterans Yoga Project

    On 12/07/2022 Blue Star Families will host Yoga with the Veterans Yoga Project in Staten Island, NY from 11:15 AM ― 12:00 PM. 

    For more info about this event contact Blue Star Families.


    Yoga with the Veterans Yoga Project!
    Wednesday, December 7th
    11:15 AM ― 12:00 PM EST
    Fort Wadsworth Gym
    204 Maloney Drive
    Staten Island, NY 10305
    Come join us for a yoga session with Veterans Yoga Project!

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 03:00 PM


    On 12/07/2022 Bunker Labs will host Veterans in Residence Showcase. Taking place online from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST. For more information about this event contact Bunker Labs National at



    This December 7th, it’s time for the Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence Showcase! Make sure to RSVP to meet and support the new cohort in your city, and catch up with fellow Bunker Labs alumni doing the same. The cohort member you cheer on next month might be the business partner you’re signing deals with next year.
    Haven’t been through a Bunker Labs cohort yet? Show up to meet with your local Bunker Labs Ambassadors at the event, and talk with some graduating cohort members about their experience!

    Bunker Labs’ Veterans in Residence Showcase is a nationwide event, celebrating over 500 veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs launching their startups and businesses.


    On December 7, 2022 the Veterans in Residence Showcase honors over 500 Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs who are participating in the Veterans in Residence Program in 34 cities across the country. The Veterans in Residence Showcase exists to rally business and civic leaders around Veteran and military spouses, making real connections that lead to real opportunities like customers, capital access, and partnerships.


    Veterans in Residence participants are early-stage companies from various industries with revenue under $150,000. Our cohort members are focused on gaining significant traction in their entrepreneurial journey. You will also see our Bunker Labs Ambassadors facilitating the Showcase. Bunker Labs Ambassadors are the face of Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurship in their local communities and are seeking significant connections to propel our community forward.


    Please join us if you are a business or civic leader looking to support Bunker Labs entrepreneurs in your local community. Come virtually meet our Bunker Labs Ambassadors and Veterans in Residence participants and make a lasting impact that builds local economies across the United States. Please share the invite, show up, and connect the dots that can change the trajectory of entrepreneurial dreams.

    About Bunker Labs: Bunker Labs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping members start their own businesses. Bunker Labs is committed to seeing veterans and military spouses have the network, tools, and resources they need to launch and grow their own businesses.

    The Veterans in Residence program is made possible in part by USAA, WeWork, and Pilot Flying J.

  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 01:30 PM

    NJSOSVETS Veteran Stake Holder Meeting

    On 12/08 Passaic County Veterans Office & Catholic Charities will host the Passaic County NJSOSVETS Veteran Stake Holder Meeting from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Totowa, NJ. For more information contact David Pearson, [email protected]


    Passaic County Veterans Office & Catholic Charities

    Please Join Us for the Passaic County NJSOSVETS Veteran Stake Holder Meeting

    Thursday December 8th 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Department of Veterans Affairs:

    930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200

    Totowa, NJ 07501

    Light refreshments will be served. 

    Please RSVP [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Friday, December 09, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    NYMAS Lecture: Mystery of the Mandates: Truk, the Imperial Navy, and the United States

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) will host an online lecture, Mystery of the Mandates: Truk, the Imperial Navy, and the United States, on Friday, December 9, 7pm ET.

    Speaker:  John Prados, Author and historian

    Zoom Meeting ID:
    812 9993 9557

    From the Fall of Rome to the greatest naval battles of WWII to the War in the Ukraine, NYMAS' Fall Semester is filled with the best scholars from around the world. While you may not be able to make all the lectures, you'll never forgive yourself for not making a few. So, log in and grab an upfront seat!

    Click here for a list of all Fall 2022 NYMAS lectures and links to attend the webinars.

    If you would like to get an email reminder of each NYMAS event, please email them at [email protected]

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    Jetro Lot in Philadelphia, PA

    TMF Army-Navy tailgate returns to Philadelphia

    On 12/10/2022 the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host their Army-Navy Tailgate in Philly at Jetro Lot from 10 AM - 3 PM. Tickets are $30 and registration is required.  

    For more info contact the Travis Manion Foundation.




    The best Army-Navy tailgate around returns to Philadelphia this year to celebrate the 123rd meeting of this historic rivalry.

    TMF Tailgate Tickets

    TMF Tailgate
    Saturday, December 10, 2022

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Jetro Lot
    3899 South Darien Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Register now for this can’t-miss tailgate event. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, heaters, tailgate games, and exclusive giveaway items. Don’t forget to wear your TMF gear. Snag new apparel at the E-STORE or purchase select gear at this year’s tailgate.

    Spots are limited and registration is required to attend. Tickets* are $30 and include drinks, food, and great company. Plus, a live musical performance by Black Dandelion.

    *Please note: Registering here ONLY secures you a spot at the Travis Manion Foundation tailgate; it does not cover tickets to the game or parking.

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM

    Voices From War's WINTER SHOWCASE

    On 12/11/2022 Voices From War will host their Winter Showcase at 6 PM EST. 

    For more info contact Kara Krauze, [email protected]


    Voices From War's WINTER SHOWCASE

    Sunday, DECEMBER 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Virtual (on Zoom) from NYC (and beyond)

    Free Tickets on Eventbrite

    Point of Contact for More Info: Kara Krauze, Director. contact: [email protected]

    Voices From War invites you to join us for our WINTER SHOWCASE, a Reading and Virtual Reception featuring work from our 2022 workshops. 

    TICKETS are FREE - RSVP on Eventbrite 

    Featuring excerpts from new fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 2022. We hope you will join us for an evening of community and writing, veterans' stories, family members' experiences, times of war and conflict, and times looking for peace, making sense through narrative. Free event on Zoom.

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 12:00 AM through December 27, 2022

    Veteran - themed film screening December 13 to 26 by New Filmmakers New York (FREE)

    From 12/13/2022 - 12/26/2022 a free veteran themed documentary (GI SAYS) will be available to screen online. For more info contact Camerado Media, [email protected]


    Hello NYC veterans:

    Here's a free veteran themed documentary (screening online as well) which may be of interest to your community; please find info below and at
    The GI Press documentary, GI SAYS, will be screening at New Filmmakers New York (Online & Hybrid) Christmas Program:
    Link to Screenings:


    ‘GI SAYS’ (aka, ‘Subterranean News’) is the incredible true story about the only known underground antiwar publication to be produced by an active duty soldier in a combat zone in Vietnam during the war.

    Veteran Ken Anderberg relates his experience serving on the front lines in the Ashau Valley, then later serving at Camp Evans near the DMZ during the conflict. It was at Camp Evans that he created and published the underground magazine – or ‘zine’ – ‘GI Says’ as a response, in part, to the controversial leadership of Col, Weldon Honeycutt at the recently concluded operations at Hill 937, aka ‘Hamburger Hill’.

    A $10,000 bounty was reported in the zine, with the target being none other than Col. Honeycutt himself. Discovery of the printed bounty in G.I. Says by military police nearly led to Anderberg’s long term imprisonment in a federal penitentiary – if not for a miraculous and lucky intervention! 
    Of more than 750 antiwar publications published worldwide at the time, ‘GI Says’ was the only publication to have been produced and distributed in a Vietnam conflict zone (near the DMZ) by an active duty person in uniform. ‘GI Says’ is a short #Vietnamwar #documentary movie by award winning producer and filmmaker Jason Rosette (, maker of ‘BookWars’, ‘Freedom Deal’, ‘Lost in New Mexico’, and other compelling film and media projects

    #filmmaking #directing #documentary #nonfiction #unscripted #underground #GIpress #antiwar #vietnamwar #vietnam #DMZ #jasonrosette filmmakers #NYC #newyork #newyorkcity #media #filmmakers #film #veteran #military #publications 
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    East Orange VA Medical Center in East Orange, NJ

    Pact Act Enrollment Event East Orange VA Medical Center

    On 12/13/2022 the East Orange VA Medical Center will host the VANJHCS PACT Act Awareness Event from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM in East Orange, NJ.

    For more info contact the Passaic County Veterans office, Wilfredo Rodriguez at [email protected] or (973) 569-4060.


    You’re invited to the VANJHCS PACT Act Awareness Event, being held at the East Orange VA Medical Center, on Tuesday, December 13th, 3:00pm-7:00pm.

    At the top of each hour we will have a brief presentation about the PACT Act and the expanded benefits.

    Following will be an opportunity for enrolled VANJHCS Veterans to meet with a clinician to receive a Toxic Exposure Screen.

    Veterans who are not enrolled may bring their DD214 and a completed 10-10EZ and will be enrolled on the spot. Once enrolled, Veterans will be screened.

    Additionally, representatives from VBA will be onsite to initiate PACT Act related claims.

    Other VA programs will be available, such as our Suicide Prevention Team, Women’s Health, and Transition Care Management (TCM) and Homeless Services.

    Registration is suggested and appreciated.

    Please join us! And share with your Veteran communities.

    I will post these to our social media page as well, for easy sharing!

    Hope to see you there.

    Contact me for any questions or to coordinate large groups.

    Passaic County will be providing transportation to this event for its veterans.

    Please contact the Passaic County Veterans office , Wilfredo Rodriguez at [email protected] or (973) 569-4060.


  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    NYS Child Support & VA Benefits Virtual Webinar

    On 12/15/2022 The Bronx Vet Center will host a free webinar about child support and VA benefits at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST. For more info contact Marco A. Bongioanni, [email protected] or (718) 367-3500


    The Bronx Vet Center and our community partners at Family Legal Care would like to invite all Veterans and caregivers to a free webinar about child support and VA benefits. The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 15th from 12:00-1:00pm over Zoom.

    Learn about:

    • Child support in New York State Family Court
    • How to modify child support or handle enforcement
    • How child support interacts with VA benefits


    Please help us spread the word! The webinar is open to everyone, whether you are a parent or caregiver, community partner, advocate, or just interested in learning about New York State Family Court and VA Benefits.


    Register: Webinar Registration - Zoom or




    Learn about:

    Child support in New York Family Court
    How to modify child support or handle enforcement
    How child support interacts with VA benefits

    Plus: Q&A with a Family Legal Care lawyer


    Thursday December 15 Time 12-1 PM


    Join us by computer or phone!


    If you do not have access to a computer or would like help
    registering, please call 646-613-9633 ext. 204.



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