This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance.
Stay up to date on Veterans Day 2019 activities!
Attend the Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike on September 14, 8am-5pm. 22 Kilometers with 22 Kilograms for the 22 Veteran Suicides a day - in combat boots, a ruck, and Silkies.
The Irreverent Warriors Silkies hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment. Irreverent Warriors is PREVENTING veteran suicide through the use of unconventional therapy. Veterans are different, and therefore use different methods of coping. In the face of tragedy, a veteran is more likely to use humor as a coping mechanism than anything else. Civilians are welcome to volunteer and/or meet up at the stops along the way.
Row New York offers a free Learn to Row event on September 14, 12-2pm. Once you've done our one-day learn to row, you are free to join Row New York's free rowing program for veterans. Only a two-day per week commitment.
All rowing at RNY for veterans and adaptive athletes is free.
Remember to wear/bring: comfortable athletic clothes, but nothing baggy or too loose - it can get caught in the sliding seat. Water bottle, hat, sunscreen.
Call or email to RSVP.
The FDNY Marine Corps Association holds a Fundraiser BBQ on September 14, 12-4pm, to benefit a Memorial Monument at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot (Beaufort, SC). Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be served. Prizes and military memorabilia items will be available for auction. Purchase raffle tickets to fund the building of the monument. Winner does not have to be present. Call or email John Newman for full details.
Attend the Hudson Valley Veterans Picnic on September 14, 12-4pm, presented by the Town of Ramapo, Veterans Angels of Hope, and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program. Free for all veterans and family members. Fun for the whole family - food, face painting, bouncy house, and music by DJ the Gator. Bring blankets and chairs.
Are you considering running for office in our next citywide election in 2021? Come to our New to the CFB Training on September 14, 2-4pm, launching this summer in all five boroughs. 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. NYC Veterans Alliance is a co-sponsor of the event.
Join Senator Andrew Lanza & Assemblyman Michael Cusick for a Veterans Barbecue on September 15, 12-3pm. Honoring all those who have served.
Barbecue area is located near the Eton Place entrance.
Click here to RSVP
Or RSVP by calling:
Senator Andrew Lanza - 718-984-4073
Assemblyman Michael Cusick - 718-370-1384
The NYC Council Committee on Veterans will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the Committee Room, City Hall, New York, NY regarding oversight of VetConnectNYC.
Members of the public are invited to attend. If you wish to present testimony, please sign in with the Sergeant-at-Arms and bring 20 copies of your printed statement.
Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at night. Explore the Museum without the crowds and get a close look at the Museum’s collection. Then join peers in conversation and a creative exercise. The event concludes with a catered dinner.
The next After Hours event takes place September 17, 4:30-8pm.
Send off the summer alongside fellow veterans with an evening on Intrepid’s flight deck! Get up close to the Museum’s aircraft to hear the stories behind the people who made them soar and take in the sunset over a catered dinner.
The Harlem Vet Center presents an open Screening of Tuskeegee Airmen on September 17, 5-9pm. The movie will be followed by a discussion about the veteran, combat and transitional experience. Refreshments will be served.
NYC Health Department via ThriveNYC presents a Mental Health First Aid Training on September 18, 9am-5pm.
Veterans often forsake their emotional health because other support services are at the top of their priority lists - housing, employment, legal services, and other non-mental health services. That means a majority of Veterans in New York City who are suffering from behavioral health disorders are not getting the supports they need to recover.
The National Council for Behavioral Health has updated the Mental Health First Aid for Veterans training to include substance use. This new 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to make a difference.