Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00 PM through January 28, 2020
    P.S. 257 John F Hylan in Brooklyn, NY

    Volunteer for HOPE Count 2020!

    Join us at PS 257 in Brooklyn as we volunteer to help NYC Department of Homeless Services survey and assist our homeless population in the city's annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) count!

    Sign up to join our team at PS 257 John Hylan in Brooklyn - or to sign up at another location convenient for you.

    You MUST be registered with NYC DHS, but you can easily do so here: nyc.gov/hope

    Here's what happens:

    10 pm - You'll sign in at your location to link up with a team and receive training. Some locations will also have teams matched up with NYPD officers for added security.

    12 midnight - Teams will survey their assigned area, completing forms for each individual they encounter, and offering assistance to individuals who are homeless. Surveys include veteran status of individuals who do not have housing.

    3-4 am - Teams will survey their area until complete, which takes until approximately 3 or 4am.

    Register here: nyc.gov/hope

    Why does HOPE matter?

    This is NYC's annual citywide mobilization of more than 2,000 volunteers from different community groups, organizations, and city agencies. It takes all of us to make this important count happen!

    Veterans are more likely than our civilian counterparts to experience homelessness, and government resources to solve veteran homelessness can't be put to work without an accurate "point-in-time" count. While HOPE isn't a perfect count, it is the count that funding and resources are based on and will go toward the solutions that will be put to work in the subsequent year.

    Join us in Brooklyn, or volunteer at another location near you!

    Register here: nyc.gov/hope

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Bohemian National Hall in New York, NY

    The Liberation of Pilsen Celebration

    Attend a special evening celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Pilsen and western Czechoslovakia by the U.S. Army on January 29. The exhibition opens at 6:30pm in the gallery and the Pilsner Jazz Band follows at 8pm in the ballroom.

    Dignitaries and artists from western Czech Republic coming to New York to pay homage to U.S. troops for liberating Pilsen and to invite audiences to the Liberation Festival in Pilsen in May 2020.

    RSVP for the exhibition here. RSVP for the performance here.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 03:45 PM
    Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

    A Fascinating Discussion with Dr. David Shulkin

    Secretary David Shulkin, the ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, will share insights on January 30, 3:45-5:30pm, about his service to two very different Presidents and the current state of public service as he discusses his best selling book, It Shouldn’t Be This Hard To Serve Your Country.

    American veterans face a number of challenges in the country today - from chronic homelessness to mental health issues and PTSD to a chaotic and understaffed VA. While technology has evolved to keep up with the needs of the United States military, the same change and care for veterans are often regarded as lagging behind.

    Dr. David Shulkin, who served as the United States Secretary for Veteran’s Affairs in the Trump Administration from February 2017 until March 2018, and before that as Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health in the Obama Administration, joins Rutgers for a candid discussion about the policy and politics of veterans’ affairs.
    Register here.
  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Bronx Borough Hall in Bronx, NY

    Notice of Property Value Sessions - Bronx

    Every January, the Department of Finance mails each property owner in New York City a Notice of Property Value (NOPV). NOPVs give you information about your property, including its assessed value, market value, exemptions, and property description. It is not a tax bill and does not require a payment.  

    During a Notice of Property Value Session, receive one-on-one assistance regarding your property taxes with the New York City Department of Finance and the Tax Commission on February 4, 10am-12pm. Understand your NOPV. Inquire about your market and assessed values. Change your property’s description. Save money on your property taxes by applying for exemptions.

    March 15 is the deadline to apply for exemptions. The City of New York offers tax exemptions and abatements for seniors, veterans, clergy members, people with disabilities, and other homeowners. These benefits can lower your property tax bill.

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Senator Lanza’s District Office in Staten Island, NY

    Free Civil Legal Services for Veterans

    New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza presents Free Civil Legal Services for Veterans, current service members and their families on February 4, 12-3:30pm (appointment only). The office will host pro bono attorneys from the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) for a series of one-on-one appointments.

    Legal Issues That Veterans Can Discuss With NYLAG: Veterans Benefits, Consumer Protection, Family Law, Housing Issues, Advance Planning, Public Benefits.

    To schedule an appointment, please contact NYLAG representative Isabelle Muhlbauer at 212-613-6526 or imuhlbauer@nylag.org.

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Classic Car Club Manhattan in New York, NY

    Angry Americans Live with Paul Rieckhoff and Meghan McCain

    Join the exclusive live interview of Meghan McCain for the Angry Americans podcast with Paul Rieckhoff February 4, 1-3pm. 

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Notice of Property Value Sessions - Manhattan

    Every January, the Department of Finance mails each property owner in New York City a Notice of Property Value (NOPV). NOPVs give you information about your property, including its assessed value, market value, exemptions, and property description. It is not a tax bill and does not require a payment.  

    During a Notice of Property Value Session, receive one-on-one assistance regarding your property taxes with the New York City Department of Finance and the Tax Commission on February 5, 10am-12pm. Understand your NOPV. Inquire about your market and assessed values. Change your property’s description. Save money on your property taxes by applying for exemptions.

    March 15 is the deadline to apply for exemptions. The City of New York offers tax exemptions and abatements for seniors, veterans, clergy members, people with disabilities, and other homeowners. These benefits can lower your property tax bill.

  • Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Staten Island Borough Hall in Staten Island, NY

    Notice of Property Value Sessions - Staten Island

    Every January, the Department of Finance mails each property owner in New York City a Notice of Property Value (NOPV). NOPVs give you information about your property, including its assessed value, market value, exemptions, and property description. It is not a tax bill and does not require a payment.  

    During a Notice of Property Value Session, receive one-on-one assistance regarding your property taxes with the New York City Department of Finance and the Tax Commission on February 6, 10am-12pm. Understand your NOPV. Inquire about your market and assessed values. Change your property’s description. Save money on your property taxes by applying for exemptions.

    March 15 is the deadline to apply for exemptions. The City of New York offers tax exemptions and abatements for seniors, veterans, clergy members, people with disabilities, and other homeowners. These benefits can lower your property tax bill.

  • Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    NYPD Youth Community Center in Brooklyn, NY

    DVS 2020 Partner Convening

    NYC Department of Veterans Services hosts the 2020 Partner Convening on February 6, 10am-3pm. 

    They are convening community partners, including city, state, and federal agencies, veteran service organizations, advocates, and supporters to discuss their 2020 strategic plan and vision for supporting veterans and their families in the future.

    They plan to explore new ways to collaborate with their partners to best address the needs of the veteran community. The event will include breakout sessions focusing on: Methods of Engagement, Service Gaps, and Community Needs.

    A light lunch will be served.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Fort Hamilton Chapel in Fort Hamilton, NY

    Four Chaplains Celebration

    Attend the Four Chaplains Celebration at Fort Hamilton Garrison Chapel on February 8, 2pm. This patriotic event includes music, military tributes, and film archives depicting the Four Chaplains on the USS Dorchester during WWII. The New York City Police Department Band will perform. The event will be followed by hot buffet. 

    Call or email with your name and current address to RSVP. All guests to Ft. Hamilton must register to enter. Picture ID is required for entry.

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