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:

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 08:30 AM
    West Shore Little League in Staten Island, NY

    Rolling Thunder 3 Boro Run

    Participate in the Annual Rolling Thunder 3-Boro Run, honoring Frankie “Towkar” Appice, on July 28. The event will support Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and local vets.

    Sign in begins at 8:30am in Staten Island at West Shore Little League. Kickstands go up at 11am, heading to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Manhattan. Bikes will be fully escorted to and from the Memorial.

    Your donation includes breakfast, a free pin, lunch, and entry to a family-friendly after party hosted by the Marine Corps League at 46 Ontario Ave, Staten Island (beginning at 1pm).

    Rolling Thunder is a volunteer organization. Each member’s diligence and dedication enables us to support those who have served our country. Our veterans gave to us, help us give back to them.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Backpacks For Life Annual Golf Outing

    Join Backpacks For Life for their 5th Annual Golf Outing on July 27, 9am. Enjoy a day filled with on-course activities including black jack and corn hole while playing on one of New Jersey’s premiere courses. Kick off the day with their favorite Veteran Owned Businesses! Enjoy coffee from Black 6 Coffee, cigars from The Mobile Cigar Lounge and beer from Backward Flag Brewing Co. Head out onto the course for a full day of golf with fun activities and prizes along the way. Finish the day at the cocktail hour, silent auction, and full dinner plus their infamous Helicopter Ball Drop.

    9am Registration & Brunch 

    11am Tee Time 

    5pm Cocktail Hour & Dinner Reception

    Click here to register or donate.

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    The Beekman Hotel in New York, NY

    makeHER Milspouse Pop-Up Event

    Be among the milspouse doers and the dreamers who turn ambition into reality, reinvent their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their optimum potential while lifting their village along the way at makeHer: Tribeca, a Milspouse Pop-Up Event on August 7, 6pm - August 9, 2pm.

    Gain vital instruction as well as make valuable connections to position your company to access business-building opportunities and achieve higher levels of success at the military's most intimate gathering of emerging and established military spouse entrepreneurs.

    RSVP here.

    www.milspouseretreat.com

    facebook.com/makehermilspouse

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ

    Stakeholders Awards Breakfast

    *RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 28*

    All previously purchased tables, tickets, and ads will be valid for the following date.

    The 5th Annual Stakeholders Awards Breakfast will honor those who have given exemplary service to our veteran community on September 12, 9am-12pm.

    Purchase general admission tickets here for $40 and enjoy a special breakfast.

    Distinguished Award Honorees include: Passaic County – JTony Vancheri, Paterson Veterans Counsel; Morris County – Jim Cavanaugh, Welcome Home Vets & Assumption Church, Morristown; Sussex County – Bill Robinson, DMAVA, Legion Riders; Essex County – Samantha Washington, Congressmen Paynes Office; Bergen County – Deborah Visconi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center; Hudson County – Tony Goodson, Samuel R. Shelton, VFW Post 2294 Jersey City; Union County – Sharon Knight, Union County American Legion Auxiliary; Regional Award – Dan and Katie Misuraca, Red White and Que; Mental Health Services AwardDavid Cathcart, Secaucus Vet Center; Women Veteran Award - SOSVETS Women Veteran’s Sub Committee Team, In observance of creating a Women Veterans Appreciation Day for the State Of NJ; Somerset / Middlesex / Hunterdon - Detective Ivis Molina - Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 07:30 AM
    New York Athletic Club in New York, NY

    Employing U.S. Vets Conference

    Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on September 24, 7:30am-6pm. 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.

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