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:
The United Staten Island Veterans Organization presents An Evening to Honor on May 6, 7-11pm. Tickets are $70 per person.
2020 Honorees include: Matthew Scamardella, Community Television, Ed Salek, Joel Bibula, Jamie Hixson, I.S. 72 Project Kindness (Coast Guard Wives), and George Balletto.
2020 Memorial Day Parade Sashing of the Grand Marshall, Vito Giobbie, also Parade Chaplain Rev. Angelo J. Micciulla & Miss USIVO Renee Rosati.
Join Hope For The Warriors on May 8, 9am-2:30pm, at the Ninth Annual New York Sporting Clay Shoot and help Hope For The Warriors shoot down PTSD! Check-in and enjoy breakfast at 9am; shooting begins at 10am; and lunch/auction/awards are at 1pm.
Register for the event here.
Please let them know if you have any questions! As always, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/vets for information about all of the Intrepid Museum’s programs and resources for veterans and military families.
Join fellow veterans, service members and military family members at the Intrepid Museum for a lively book discussion ONLINE! The Intrepid Book Club meets quarterly for a two-hour facilitated discussion with an introduction related to the Museum’s collection and crew. Books are a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all related to military or military family experiences. Copies of the books are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis (email email@example.com or call 646-381-5182 to register and then receive your copy).
On May 12, 6-8pm, discuss the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. This lyrical novel follows two friends as they try to keep each other alive on the battlefields in Iraq. “An elegiac, sober, and haunting coming-of-age war story”- Jim Frederick, TIME
Moderator Reed Bonadonna is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and field historian. He is the author of Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence and other works on military ethics and professionalism.
The Intrepid Book Club is free to attend for all current and former service members and their families, spouses and partners, with advanced registration. RSVP here.
Attend the Operation Warrior Shield 3rd Annual Gala on May 13, 6-10pm. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and entertainment. Black tie optional.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Island Shores Senior Residence on May 22, 11:30am.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) hosts a BBQ for veterans at Cosmos and Damian Adult Home on May 23, 11:30am.
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.
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.