Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, August 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Village Centennial Center in Port Jefferson, NY

    22 PTSD Awareness Challenge & Reception

    Attend the 22 PTSD Awareness Challenge on August 30, where non-profits paddle 22 miles from Connecticut to Long Island via kayak to raise awareness for veterans with PTSD and the 22 veterans who kill themselves every day.

    Non-profits are welcome to paddle in one of 22 kayaks. The kayak trip meets at 9am in Bridgeport, CT, and ends at 4pm in Port Jefferson, NY.

    After the event, there will be a reception, 4-7pm, at the Village Centennial Center, with information tables from numerous Veterans non-profit organizations, as well as refreshments.

    The event is designed to bring veterans together to increase PTSD and suicide rate awareness.

    Contact Alex Rohman to secure a kayak for your non-profit and to book an info table.

  • Monday, September 02, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island, NY

    40th Annual Richmond County Fair

    Attend the 40th Annual Richmond County Fair on September 2, 2pm, as Historic Richmond Town pays tribute to our American Heroes. This invite is extended to all Veterans and active service members who have sacrificed to protect America and the lives and privileges of all its people. Rolling Thunder® Chapter 2 NY partners with Historic Richmond Town to make this celebration a borough-wide recognized event. 


  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    SUNY Global Center in New York, NY

    A Regional Discussion on Sexual Assault

    The Department of the Navy and The State University of New York are pleased to announce the first Regional Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment: Achieving cultural change through data and an evaluation mindset on September 5, 7:30am-6pm. The purpose of the event is to sustain the conversation following the successful National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies, hosted at the United States Naval Academy in April 2019.

    Mr. Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, and Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York, will open the event. Morning sessions focus on the importance of engaged leadership, insight from Congressional leaders, and how civilian and military educational institutions can promote a culture of change with the effective use of data. Afternoon sessions will include in-depth discussions around reporting and prevalence data, program evaluation, and the role of climate more broadly in creating risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault.

    RSVP here. Click here for additional event information.

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, NY

    DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair

    Attend the DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair on September 5, 11am-3pm. Be sure to RSVP here. All military veterans, transitioning personnel, and spouses are welcome.

  • Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Ellis Island in Jersey City, NJ

    Mission Continues Ellis Island Service Project

    The Mission Continues is deploying to Ellis Island on September 7, 8am - 2pm. 

    Join us as we go to Ellis Island once again for an impactful service project on Ellis Island in honor of the events that happened on 9/11/01.

    Ferry tickets will be provided. Detailed project information, ferry departure times and ferry ticket pick up information to come.

    Register here.