Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    The Water Club in New York, NY

    Operation Warrior Shield 3rd Annual Gala

    Attend the Operation Warrior Shield 3rd Annual Gala on May 13, 6-10pm. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and entertainment. Black tie optional.

    Honoring:

    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 eschloeman@aol.com.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Hilton Brooklyn New York in Brooklyn, NY

    MilitaryX Brooklyn Veterans Career Fair

    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.

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Carolines on Broadway in New York, NY

    ASAP Combat to Comedy

    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.

  • Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Island Shores Senior Residence in Staten Island, NY

    DAV Staten Island Veterans BBQ

    Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Island Shores Senior Residence on May 22, 11:30am.

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Cosmos and Damian Adult Home in Staten Island, NY

    DAV Staten Island Veterans BBQ

    Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Cosmos and Damian Adult Home on May 23, 11:30am.

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Success Garden in Brooklyn, NY

    Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

    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.

  • Monday, May 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Staten Island in Staten Island, NY

    Staten Island Annual Memorial Day Parade

    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.

  • Monday, May 25, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Great Neck in Great Neck, NY

    Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

    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.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    The Esplanade Senior Residences in Staten Island, NY

    DAV Staten Island Veterans BBQ

    Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at The Esplanade Senior Residences on May 27, 11:30am.

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Sunrise Senior Living in Staten Island, NY

    DAV Pizza Party

    Disabled American Veterans (DAV) sponsors a pizza party for veterans at Sunrise Senior Living on May 28, 11:30am.

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