Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, NY

    2020 City & State Diversity Summit

    City & State’s Diversity Summit on February 20, 9am-4pm, will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics a full-day conference dedicated to fostering business partnerships between the state and local government, prime contractors and MWBEs. Find out what it takes to thrive in New York’s competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors and state & local representatives at the City & State Diversity Summit.

    The Diversity Summit will revolve around connecting government with New York’s SDVOBs, MWBEs and small businesses in New York. They will look to foster business partnerships and provide resources for the best projects and programs available to you. While a lot of the panels highlight MWBEs, SDVOBs will certainly play a large role in the discussions for each panel. J. Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives, is the keynote who will be highlighting the best ways to take advantage of the opportunities that NYC has.

    RSVP here. Use code OURVETERANS for 25% off of all tickets.

  • Friday, February 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Columbia University in New York, NY

    TOM:Columbia University Makeathon 2020

    The call for challenges is now open for the 2020 TOM:Columbia University Makeathon, taking place at the Makerspace in Columbia University February, 21 - 23. Makers are seeking Need-Knowers (individuals living with a disability, support workers, family members, health professionals, anyone with an intimate understanding of a neglected need) to submit a challenge they face on a daily basis. Need-Knowers will be placed into teams with Makers (engineers, designers, allied health professionals, etc.) and together you will develop a solution (prototype) over a weekend marathon of making.

    If you are unsure what constitutes a challenge or would like to find out more about the TOM:Columbia University Makeathon, contact

    Veterans are encouraged to submit a challenge to join the event. Apply here.

  • Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Secaucus Vet Center in Secaucus, NJ

    NJ Warrior Writers Workshop

    Veterans and family members are invited to join Warrior Writers for a creative writing workshop on February 21, 12-2pm. No prior writing experience is necessary.

    Call to RSVP.

  • Friday, February 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    The British Army’s Preparations for War

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Futile Exercise? The British Army’s Preparations for War, 1902-1914 on February 21, at 7-8:45pm. Led by Simon Batten, UK, 2018 NYMAS, Book Award winner

    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, February 22, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Bronx Vet Center in Bronx, NY

    Team RWB Eagle NamasDay - Bronx

    Veteran and civilian Eagles share in the benefits of yoga on Feb 22, 9-10am. Eagle NamasDay will inspire you to push yourselves and pursue challenges that champion the Team RWB mission!

    Email to RSVP.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Alley Pond Park in Oakland Gardens, NY

    Mission Continues Forest Restoration

    Join The Mission Continues Queens Platoon as they support NYC Parks Stewardship in Alley Pond Park on February 22, 9:30am-12:30pm. Learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.

    RSVP here and sign up with NYC Parks.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Vendors License Workshop for Veterans and Civilians

    Attend a Vendors License Workshop for Veterans and Civilians on February 22, 10am-2pm. This training is to simply inform the public of the options offered to veterans, according to the experience and knowledge of Dr. Stephannie L. Addo Enterprises.

    Do you want to know the What and How of obtaining and utilizing a Vendor License?

    Do you need support to start, complete, or renew an application for a Vendor License?

    RSVP here.

    * Participants are not applying for the Vendor's license at Community Board 6. Application can only be done at The NYC Department of Consumers Affairs. 

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    East Side High School in Newark, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Touch Up

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon returns to East Side High School on February 22, 10am-2pm. 

    In the course of a few months, they've worked alongside students and volunteers at East Side High School, to paint fresh colors in several classrooms in which students and teachers were very appreciative of. They'll continue to build this relationship and work on other parts of the school. For this project, they will go into classrooms 269, 222A, and 216 to work on touch-ups. Then carefully work on areas that need a quick second coat or a few touch-ups. Invite a friend, family member or fellow veteran and let's get to work!

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach, NY

    Team RWB Couch to Chris 5k

    Join Team RWB for a Couch to 5k type running group in Nassau County on February 22, 12pm. All running levels are invited to share EAGLE FIRE and Encouragement as they prepare for the Suffolk County Veteran Run Series (SCVRS)! Bring your Flags! Team Chris starts SCVRS with "I Did The Grid" on Memorial Day Weekend.

    Email to RSVP.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Bronx Library Center in Bronx, NY

    New to the Campaign Finance Board - Bronx

    Are you considering running for office in our next citywide election in 2021? Come to our New to the CFB Training on February 22, 2-4pm. This seminar is geared towards first-time candidates and campaign staff, and provides an overview of some of the expectations and demands of running for city office. The Campaign Finance Board recommends attending this seminar prior to the mandatory Compliance and C-SMART trainings. 

    RSVP here.