Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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!

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Manhattan in New York, NY

    Construction Workforce Project Employment

    The Construction Workforce Project offers a session for veteran training and employment on October 16, 12pm. RSVP to attend.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Wayne Veterans Appreciation Day

    Our Lady of Consolation Church in partnership with the Wayne Alliance, the Department of Senior Services/Veterans Affairs of Passaic County, and Catholic Charities Veteran Services would like to thank the veterans of Wayne by offering a Veterans Appreciation Day on October 17, 12-3pm.

    In attendance:

    Mayor Christopher Vergano, welcome address

    Kristin Corrado, NJ State Senator

    John Harris, Veterans Officer,  Passaic County

    David Pearson, Catholic Charities, Veteran Services

    The VA Office and County Clerk’s Office will be on site for information, assistance, and processing applications for veteran photo IDs. Please call or email John Harris to confirm your attendance. Lunch provided by the Wayne Alliance.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Chelsea Piers in New York, NY

    Headstrong’s Annual NYC Gala

    Join Headstrong for their Annual NYC Gala on October 17, 6-11pm. Enjoy a special evening in support of comprehensive mental healthcare for military veterans.

    The cocktail reception begins at 6pm and dinner/program begins at 7:30pm.

    Purchase tickets online here.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Obama, Trump, and the American Military

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Obama, Trump, and the American Military: A Tale of Differences and Similarities on October 18, at 7pm. Led by Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

    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, October 19, 2019 at 08:45 AM
    Pennsylvania Station in New York, NY

    Operation Code NYC Foliage Hiking Trip

    Operation Code NYC offers a Foliage Hiking Trip to Harriman State Park on October 19, 8:45am-5:45pm. Take a break from hectic city life and stroll through the woods for a day. This hike will follow the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy trail to Triangle trail to Black Ash Mountain. They will be moving at a leisurely pace of 1.5 mph or less and expect about 6 hours to complete with long breaks.

    Meet at 8:45 am at Penn Station to purchase the tickets for the Port Jervis train to Tuxedo. You will be responsible for paying for your transportation, gear, and food. The round-trip train ticket costs $22.50. 

    Lunch break will at Lake Sebago. Lunch will not be provided, so please pack any food that does not perish fast.

    * Comfortable hiking shoes
    * Extra layers (fleece and/or windbreaker)
    * Trail snacks (nuts and fruit mixes and beef jerky are great)
    * Water (at least 3 liters)
    * Small hiking pack

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival

    Enjoy the 9th Annual Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival on October 19, 12-4pm.

    Bring the whole family. Admission is free. Chili tasting tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Don't like chili? That's ok. There will be other delicious food for you to enjoy. Live music for your listening pleasure. Children's games to keep the kids out of trouble - and you just might be able to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with unique vendors, many with one-of-a-kind items.

    All proceeds benefit people impacted by mental illness, including at-risk and homeless veterans.

    Click for additional information and to rsvp.

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    The Wicked Monk in Brooklyn, NY

    Hope for the Warriors Annual Hero’s Benefit

    Attend Hope for the Warriors 5th Annual Hero’s Benefit on October 19, 4-10pm. This is a free event for those 21 or older. Enjoy drink specials, live music, raffles, auction, 50/50, a photo booth, t-shirt giveaway — all for a donation at the door. All door and raffle proceeds will be donated to Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, military families and families of the fallen. 

    Learn more here.

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Westhampton PAC in Westhampton Beach, NY

    The Last Full Measure - Screening

    VFW Post 5350 offers free tickets to The Last Full Measure on October 19, 7:30pm. VFW Post 5350 will provide a buffet dinner for the first 100 at
    the Post (101 Old Riverhead Rd) prior to the movie at 5pm. 

    Make a reservation for a free ticket by calling the theatre at 631-288-1500 and leave your name. Bring your military or veteran ID on the night of the event, wear your VFW overseas cover, and pick your ticket up at Will Call. Do not make a reservation unless you are committed to attending.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Queens in Flushing, NY

    Focus Group for Women Veterans

    Join fellow women-identifying veterans in this focus group on October 21, 6-7:30pm, that seeks to understand the experiences of minority veterans in New York State. Presented by Center for a New American Security.

    RSVP by phone or email for an opportunity to have your voice heard. Dinner and $10 Amazon gift cards provided for eligible participants.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY

    Focus Group for LGBTQ+ Veterans

    Join fellow LGBTQ+ veterans in this focus group on October 22, 6-7:30pm, that seeks to understand the experiences of minority veterans in New York State. Presented by Center for a New American Security.

    RSVP by phone or email for an opportunity to have your voice heard. Dinner and $10 Amazon gift cards provided for eligible participants.