This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer.
Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See our listing of Resources for Veterans & Families HERE. We also welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:
Attend the Operation Warrior Shield 3rd Annual Gala on May 13, 6-10pm. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and entertainment. Black tie optional.
DSNY Columbia Association
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Emmy-winning journalists Rita Cosby & Marvin Scott
Host committee: Francesca De Vito, Sharon Marantz Walsh, Robin Gerson Wong
Visit operationwarriorshield.com for additional details.
For sponsorship, contact CMSgt (Ret.) Ed Schloeman at email@example.com.
Meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations at MilitaryX Brooklyn Veterans Career Fair on May 20, 11am-2pm. In serving your country, you have trained to become these company's greatest assets. This career fair will allow you to learn about the businesses that are hiring and meet them face-to-face. Anyone who served active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves and their spouses are invited to attend.
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) announces Combat to Comedy on May 21, 6:30-9pm, their fifth annual veterans comedy show in New York City.
Veteran stand-up comics will take the stage at Caroline's on Broadway alongside headline comedians for a night of side-splitting laughter. Hosted by Seth Herzog, with ASAP Comedy Bootcamp Alumni Dewayne White (Army), Kelsey Storr (Navy), and Laurie Wood (Navy), with special guests TBA.
Combat to Comedy features graduates of the first stand-up comedy class in the country for veterans – ASAP’s Comedy Bootcamp – and raises funds to support ASAP's community arts programs.
VIP ticket holders gain access to a pre-show reception 6:30-7:30pm with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and meet & greet with the ASAP performers. VIP tickets also include table service during the show (dinner will not be served).
Come laugh and celebrate the impact of comedy and the arts in veterans' lives.
Purchase tickets here.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Island Shores Senior Residence on May 22, 11:30am.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Cosmos and Damian Adult Home on May 23, 11:30am.
Attend the Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on May 23, 12-3pm. Enjoy performances and special honors from Brooklyn Mobile Tour. Veterans of all eras are welcome.
Hosted by Bonello Productions. Email to RSVP.
The Annual Memorial Day Parade in Staten Island will step off on May 25, 12pm from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. It will proceed down Forest Avenue to the Stop and Shop near Jewitt Avenue. The reviewing stand will be near Blessed Sacrament Church, at Forest Avenue and Manor Road.
Enjoy the Annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on May 25, 2pm. The largest parade of its kind in the nation caps a day of memorial ceremonies, features more than 14 marching bands, hundreds of vehicles and floats, and thousands of marchers. After the parade, thousands of free hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza slices are handed out, followed by a free concert featuring Voices for Veterans Band.
See more day of event information here.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at The Esplanade Senior Residences on May 27, 11:30am.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) sponsors a pizza party for veterans at Sunrise Senior Living on May 28, 11:30am.