Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

Stay up to date on Veterans Day 2019 activities!

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island, NY

    Staten Island Oktoberfest

    Staten Island Historic Richmond Town hosts Oktoberfest on October 12, 12-7pm. Enjoy food, beer, rides, vendors, live bands, carnival games. Veterans are free. Family and kid friendly. Free drink with $10 entry fee. All proceeds go to veterans in need.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Maspeth Federal Savings in Maspeth, NY

    ECCA Veterans Car Show

    The East Coast Car Association hosts a Veterans Car Show on October 13, 9am-3pm. A veterans ceremony at 1pm will honor a local veteran. Local VSOs are welcome to set up a table for recruiting.

    Free to the public; $20 for show cars. Enjoy deejay, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques, and trophies.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Chelsea Piers in New York, NY

    Headstrong’s Annual NYC Gala

    Join Headstrong for their Annual NYC Gala on October 17, 6-11pm. Enjoy a special evening in support of comprehensive mental healthcare for military veterans.

    The cocktail reception begins at 6pm and dinner/program begins at 7:30pm.

    Purchase tickets online here.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Obama, Trump, and the American Military

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Obama, Trump, and the American Military: A Tale of Differences and Similarities on October 18, at 7pm. Led by Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

    NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival

    Enjoy the 9th Annual Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival on October 19, 12-4pm.

    Bring the whole family. Admission is free. Chili tasting tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Don't like chili? That's ok. There will be other delicious food for you to enjoy. Live music for your listening pleasure. Children's games to keep the kids out of trouble - and you just might be able to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with unique vendors, many with one-of-a-kind items.

    All proceeds benefit people impacted by mental illness, including at-risk and homeless veterans.

    Click for additional information and to rsvp.

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    The Wicked Monk in Brooklyn, NY

    Hope for the Warriors Annual Hero’s Benefit

    Attend Hope for the Warriors 5th Annual Hero’s Benefit on October 19, 4-10pm. This is a free event for those 21 or older. Enjoy drink specials, live music, raffles, auction, 50/50, a photo booth, t-shirt giveaway — all for a donation at the door. All door and raffle proceeds will be donated to Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, military families and families of the fallen. 

    Learn more here.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Metropolitan Club in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Inaugural Gala

    Bunker Labs presents their Inaugural Gala on October 23, 6-9pm. The inaugural Bunker Labs Gala showcases veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs, empowers the local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and builds powerful connections between the veteran and business communities.

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    2019 Government Procurement Conference

    The 2019 Government Procurement Conference on October 24, 9am-4pm, fosters business partnerships between the city and state level government, prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, and women-owned businesses.

    The procurement process continues to be a major source of business for private organizations in New York. Just last fiscal year, over $19 billion in contracts were available for procurement in New York City. However, successfully navigating the process remains difficult and out of reach for many organizations. 

    RSVP here. Use the discount code "OURVETERANS" for 20% off.

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    New York Athletic Club in New York, NY

    Employing U.S. Vets Conference

    Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on October 25, 8am-6:45pm. The event – co-hosted by VETS Indexes and the Military Times – will include discussions of best practices and challenges related to veteran employment, recognition of companies going above and beyond for vets and their families and lots of opportunities to network.

    More troops than ever are transitioning from the military and seeking civilian careers. There are about 27 million people in the military-connected community, including active duty personnel, reservists, military families and veterans. This vast talent pool represents significant opportunities for organizations looking to hire qualified and hard-working employees and has become an integral segment of the Human Capital portion of the Social pillar within Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). But to take advantage, companies need to know their stuff.

    This one-day, annual event features dynamic speakers and panel discussions with nationally recognized employers distinguished for strong track records in veterans’ employment. Military Times reporters and editors will help lead the discussions. Their experts will explore cutting-edge topics such as:

    • Successful Veteran Hiring
    • New Careers Post-Service
    • Creating a Strong Veteran Culture
    • Retaining Veterans
    • Team-building and Leadership Skills of Veterans
    • Veterans’ Technical Skills
    • Supporting Employees in the National Guard or Reserves
    • Veteran Employee Resource Groups
    • Military Spouse and Family Support
    • How Veterans Fill a Unique Space within Diversity and Inclusion
    • Resolving Barriers to Employment

    The conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies.

    Register here. The event is designed for employers who want to hire veterans, but veterans are welcome to attend.

    Click here for additional information.

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    The Allure of Battle

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts The Allure of Battle: How Wars Are Won and Lost on November 1, at 7pm. Led by Cathal J. Nolan, from Boston University

    NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.