Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

  • 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.

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Brooklyn War Memorial

    Battle of Brooklyn Remembrance Ceremony

    Meet us at the Brooklyn War Memorial at 5:30 PM on Sunday, August 25th for a solemn remembrance of those lost in combat and on prison ships following the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Our Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March marchers will be completing their 17.76-mile journey through historic sites in Brooklyn with this ceremony and wreath presentation, and we will honor all those who have lost their lives in defense of our nation since 1776. Speakers will include government officials and veteran leaders. Free and open to the public. 

    Hosted by NYC Veterans Alliance

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    CNN studios in New York, NY

    CNN Presidential Town Hall Event

    CNN is hosting Democratic presidential candidates Governor Steve Bullock and Mayor Bill de Blasio in live, back to back, televised town halls at the CNN studios in New York City on August 25, 6-8pm.

    If you would like to register to attend this event and submit questions to potentially ask the candidates, click the link below. You can submit up to 3 questions for each candidate, no more than 450 characters each.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Park Plaza Restaurant

    Battle of Brooklyn Post-March Reception

    Join us at 6 PM at Park Plaza's Sports Bar to lift a glass to the fallen and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy today--AND celebrate the completion of our 17.76-mile Battle of Brooklyn Ruck March commemorating the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn! We'll have food & drink and great people you'll want to meet!

    Everyone (age 18 or older) is welcome. Admission included in ruck march registration, and non-marchers are more than welcome to join us for $15 here: or $20 at the door!

    Hosted by NYC Veterans Alliance


  • Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Our Bronx Hero Newbold Avenue Renaming

    Join the East Bronx History Forum and American Legion Post 1065 for a co-naming of Newbold Avenue between Castle Hill and Havemeyer for WWII Army pilot, 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul. This Newbold Avenue resident was shot down and crash-landed behind enemy lines; he was captured, became a POW, and then executed.

    The procession begins at 11:30am, and the ceremony begins at 12pm, where the location will be named 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul Place.


  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Veteran’s Advocacy Resource Nexus Roundtable

    Attend the Veteran’s Advocacy Resource Nexus Roundtable, August 27, 9am-12pm. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss how we can better leverage our knowledge and resources to better assist the veteran community in Queens. In addition, we discuss trends and issues in the veteran community and how to best address them or leverage existing resources within our spheres of influence to do so.

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Interview Skills Webinar

    Join Blue Star Families as Erica McMannes, founder of Instant Teams ( discusses The EVE Method for interviewing on August 27, 1pm (EST). 

    After being involved with many interviews virtually, she created a method to help military spouses increase their delivery and confidence during interviews. 

    Dive in to EVE Method: Eye Contact - Voice Control - Every Word Counts

    Erica has years of experience building teams with military spouses and knows all the failures, pitfalls, and blockers seen over and over again.

    RSVP here.