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This website is a project of the NYC Veterans Alliance to connect our community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area with events, opportunities, organizations, and resources to improve their lives and empower them. Events and Bulletin Board posts are submitted and managed by various organizations across the NYC Metro area; please address questions or concerns directly to the point of contact listed for each post. This listing is for informational purposes and does not constitute endorsement. 

We welcome your submissions at ourveterans@nycveteransalliance.org for posting here free of charge. If you are interested in sponsored content or program sponsorship, please email adrienne@nycveteransalliance.org for more information. 

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  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    Mission Continues Spring Rebuild Brooklyn

    The Mission Continues Brooklyn Platoon heads out to Brownsville Brooklyn once again for an impactful day of service on April 27, 10am-2pm. They will collaborate with Rebuilding Together NYC to make it all happen. This is going to be a huge project and they need all the help they can get.

    More project details to come.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, NY

    Long Island Benefits & Resource Event

    Long Island State Veterans Home hosts a Benefits & Resource Event on April 27, 9am-1pm for veterans and community members. Continental breakfast, coffee & tea will be available.

    Representatives from a variety of federal, state, and local service agencies will be present to distribute information and answer your questions. Take advantage of free health screenings.

    www.listateveteranshome.org

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Veteran Chamber of Commerce Free IT Training

    The New York State Veteran Chamber of Commerce offers free IT Training for Veterans on April 27, 10am-2pm. 

    Topics to be covered include free training websites for veterans and technical schools that accept the GI Bill. Training will include Cisco, Project Management, Salesforce, and others.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Mission Continues Newark Service-a-thon

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon partners with The Friends of Jesse Allen Park for a Spring Service-a-Thon on April 27, 10am-2pm. They aim to beautify the neighborhood and change the relationship between the people and spaces that they occupy to support an ongoing evolution of the community.

    More project details to come.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Randalls Island Park in Randalls Island, NY

    Ready Responders™ Boots on the Ground Exercise

    The World Cares Center will bring together 300 citizens including students, veterans, and faith-based groups on April 27, 10am-3pm to practice their skills in the Ready Responders Boots on the Ground Exercise, a simulated disaster response exercise. Disaster response and management skills will be practiced including gas and fire safety, volunteer reception center management, mucking, gutting, and mold suppression, and emotional resiliency.

    The exercise integrates World Cares Center’s core programs that close the gaps between training, communication, and execution, and provides an opportunity for everyone to use their unique skill set in a community-based initiative. The event is free to citizens and disaster volunteers, however registration is required. 

    Click here for more information.

    Register here.

    Over the years, WCC has participated in a variety of simulations including an international disaster demonstration involving the public and private sector, a civil, military and volunteer-based preparedness exercise, and a simulated nuclear response drill.

    While simulations are common among traditional emergency response actors and agencies, they are often inaccessible to hyper-local constituents and community groups.

    WCC’s Ready Responders™ Boots on the Ground Exercise (RRN BOG) is an annual disaster simulation that brings together citizens, community leaders, the private and public sector, and municipalities to work together as they would during catastrophic times. Launching with planning, preparation, and a scenario development exercise in 2017, the RRN BOG presents a unique, and exciting opportunity for individuals to practice their disaster response skills, leadership capabilities, and collaboration with experienced agencies in the field.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Boots on the Ground NY Benefit

    Boots on the Ground NY hosts their Annual Benefit & Robert Cafici Memorial on April 27, 3-7pm. The funds raised by this event will help BOTG-NY continue to expand programs directed at raising community awareness and direct veteran support, including anonymous veteran support groups, the maintenance of the Veteran Activity Center (The VAC), which serves as a place for veterans to find the camaraderie of their peers in a healthy environment, and veteran outreach programs, such as the food pantry and furniture program.

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Queens County Council VFW Gala

    The Queens County Council Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States present their 99th Annual Gala and Testimonial Dinner on April 27, 6-10pm. 

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    9/11 Memorial & Museum 5k Run/Walk

    Attend the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5k Run/Walk on April 28, 8am. 

    The route begins in lower Manhattan and takes participants through scenic Battery Park with iconic views of One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. The 5K Run/Walk finishes adjacent to the Memorial plaza where Community Day takes place, which is an event free and open to the public featuring activities and entertainment for all ages, running to 12:30pm.

    All funds raised from the 7th annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day will support construction of the Memorial Glade, a historic evolution of the 9/11 Memorial that is underway now. 

    Register online here.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Fordham University in Bronx, NY

    Veteran Cultural Competence Training

    The VA, Fordham University, and the Syracuse University Institute of Veterans and Families are enabling a day of Veteran Cultural Competence Training on April 29, 9-5pm. Training consists of many different interactive events, military simulations, lectures, and a powerful theater production that illustrates the challenges of veterans and the community's responsibility for their re-integration. All of these exercises will prepare you to work more effectively with veterans and their families.

    Open to anyone who currently provides services to or employs veterans, like: Business leaders, HR executives, Medical health staff, Mental health professionals, University faculty, and Administrators.

    Learn how to deliver quality, culturally competent care and education to Veterans and their families. Understand how to acquire
    the best strategies for optimizing the performance and growth of Veterans.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Backpacks For Life Annual Golf Outing

    Join Backpacks For Life for their 4th Annual Golf Outing on April 29, 10:30am. Enjoy a day of networking and golf on one of North Jersey's premier courses while they continue their efforts to serve the veteran community.

    10:30am Brunch 

    12:00pm Tee Time 

    5:00pm Cocktail Hour

    6:00pm Awards Dinner

    Click here to register or donate.