Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

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  • Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Madison Square Park in New York, NY

    Eternal Light Monument Cleaning

    This is an annual opportunity for adult and youth volunteers alike to clean the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park in preparation of the 2019 Veterans Day Parade. The monument was placed in 1923 in honor of WWI veterans.

  • Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Bronx in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Veterans Day Parade

    Attend the Bronx Veterans Day Parade on November 2, 12-5pm. The purpose of the BronVeterans DaParade is to honor our local veterans and military personnel, while raising communitawareness of their sacrificesongoing needs when thereturn home, and the available supportive services. The parade will include veterans, service members, elected officials, community leaders, service organizations, marching bands, and associated participants. 

    The Grand Marshall is Master Sgt. Abigaile Taylor (US Army, ret.), Commander DAV Chapter 23.

    Formation begins at 11am at Crotona Parkway & E. 175th Street (alongside Southern Blvd & 175th St).

    Start time is 12pm at Crotona Pkway, from E. 175th to E. 180th Street.

    1st Stop: West Farms Soldiers Cemetery at E. 180th Street & Bryant Ave (Memorial will last approximately 60 mins. Entry to cemetery is optional).

    2nd and Final Stop: River Park, Bronx at E. 180th Street & Boston Road.

    The parade will conclude inside River Park with special recognition speeches, refreshments, music, resource information sharing & screenings to promote healthier living and a better quality of life for individuals and families.

    Register online here.

  • Monday, November 04, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Touro Dental Health in Hawthorne, NY

    Smiles for Veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day, Touro Dental Health will host its 2nd Annual Smiles for Veterans event on November 4, 9am-4pm, providing a free day of dental care for veterans, military service members and their families, as well as activities, entertainment and giveaways. Vets, military personnel, and their spouses are welcome to receive free dental screenings, x-rays, cleanings and fillings.

    Advance registration required by October 30.

    Can't attend? Touro Dental Health offers veterans, military personnel and their spouses 25% off most dental treatment throughout the year.

    Touro Dental Health, the clinical training facility of Touro College of Dental Medicine, is dedicated to providing affordable oral health care to the Hudson Valley. To learn more, visit:

    Patients with complex medical histories or extensive needs may not qualify to complete all treatment during the event. New patients will be eligible for a complimentary additional visit to complete their treatment.

  • Monday, November 04, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

    Stand Up for Heroes 2019

    The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present the 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes on November 4, 8pm. It’s New York’s biggest night of hope, healing, and laughter, featuring Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and special guests.

    Intended for mature audiences only. Wear business attire or military dress uniform.

    Purchase tickets online here.

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Treatment Courts and Collateral Consequences

    The New York State Bar Association presents Veterans, the Treatment Courts and Collateral Consequences of Criminal Matters on November 7, 9:30am-12:30pm. 

    This program will discuss:

    - Veteran Treatment Courts - A History and an Update

    - The Pros and Cons of Veteran Treatment Courts (Compared to Other Specialty and Non-Specialty Courts)

    - Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Please on Military Careers, Discharge Status and Rights to Benefits

    Sponsored by the Committee on Veterans, the Criminal Justice Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Bronx in Bronx, NY

    Throgs Neck Veterans Day Parade

    The 34th Annual Throgs Neck Veterans Day Parade kicks off November 10, 12pm. The parade begins at Lafayette & E. Tremont Ave and travels down Randall Ave to Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park. A commemorative ceremony will follow. 

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Antun's New York in Queens Village, NY

    Montford Point Marine Association Annual Dinner

    The New York Metro Chapter of the National Montford Point Marine Association presents their Annual Dinner Dance on November 10, 4-9pm. Dress is formal wear or your military equivalent. 

    The past six years have seen monumental posterity cast upon the Montford Pointers ( circa 1942-1949) with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal (June 2012), and the Christening of USNS Montford Point T-ESD-1 (March 2013) the 1st in its class. All of this aimed at affirming the amazing contributions by African Americans who have served in this country's military and United States Marine Corps.

    Guest will enjoy Antun's stellar cusine, cocktails, dancing, and awards ceremony honoring service to the community and veterans.

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Madison Square Park in New York, NY

    Veterans: Carry the Ground Zero Volunteers Flag 2019

    Join us on Monday, November 11!

    We're assisting the United War Veterans Council for a fourth year by recruiting 50 veterans (all branches of service, any geographic area of service) who represent different branches of service, experience, enlisted/officer rank, and affiliations with diverse veteran organizations. These 50 veterans will carry the 30'x50' Ground Zero Flag at the head of the 2019 NYC Veterans Day Parade ("America's Parade").

    Register HERE.

    Details are still being finalized (including report time and precise location), but please plan on spending the morning and early afternoon with us.

    NOTE: Veterans only, please.

    Please wear apparel (t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, hat, etc.) showing your affiliation. This can be your branch of service, your preferred VSO, or another veteran organization. Military uniforms (worn in accordance with military regulation) are also welcomed. Together, we will represent the broad diversity of NYC's veterans community.

    Questions? Contact

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Madison Square Park in New York, NY

    Veterans Day Parade 2019

    Don't miss the 2019 Veterans Day Parade on November 11.

    The opening ceremony begins at 11am in Madison Square Park. Limited seating is available at the opening ceremony, with preference given to disabled and elderly veterans. 

    The parade follows at approximately 12-3:30pm along 5th Ave. The youth tribute march preceding it will start at 11:05am.

    Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura (U.S. Army) is one of the Grand Marshals.

    Spectators (especially family & friends of participants) are encouraged to gather to show their support along the parade route. You can also see the broadcast on WABC, American Forces Network and live stream on

    Visit for additional information and updates.

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Bloomberg LP in New York, NY

    Veteran Cultural Competence Training

    The VA, Fordham University, and the Syracuse University Institute of Veterans and Families are enabling a day of Veteran Cultural Competence Training on November 12, 9-5pm. Training consists of many different interactive events, military simulations, lectures, and a powerful theater production that illustrates the challenges of veterans and the community's responsibility for their re-integration. All of these exercises will prepare you to work more effectively with veterans and their families.

    Open to anyone who currently provides services to or employs veterans, like: Business leaders, HR executives, Medical health staff, Mental health professionals, University faculty, and Administrators.

    Learn how to deliver quality, culturally competent care and education to Veterans and their families. Understand how to acquire
    the best strategies for optimizing the performance and growth of Veterans.

    RSVP here.