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!

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Manila Madness 5K Race

    Participate in the Manila Madness 5K Race on September 21, 10am, presented by the Basilone Memorial Foundation. All race proceeds will go to benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset/RWJ Barnabas Health and the Fischer House Foundation for Veterans.

    The race will depart the statue and will follow a historic route through the town of Raritan. Fees include a t-shirt and medal. T-shirts will be given out on race day. Awards will be presented to top three overall male and top three overall female winners.

    Register here

    Veterans referred from NYC Veterans Alliance will be registered for a free entry to the Manila Madness Race in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient. The race will be held in Basilone’s hometown the day before the Annual John Basilone Parade which honors all veterans.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM
    Tanger Outlets Deer Park in Deer Park, NY

    DogFest Long Island

    Attend Canine Companions' DogFest Long Island on September 21, 11:15am-3pm. This is a community-based walk and festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.

    Enjoy human/canine costume contest, demonstrations, vendors, dog house photo booth, food trucks, apple bobbing for dogs and many more pet- and family- friendly activities. 

    10:30am - Registration opens 
    11:15am - Welcome ceremony 
    12:00pm - Walk begins 
    12:30pm - Program and demonstration 
    1:30pm - Costume contest 
    3:00pm - DogFest ends 

    Click here for more information.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Marine Corps League in Staten Island, NY

    Global War on Terror Veterans Appreciation Day

    The Marine Corps League 246th Detachment and Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NY host the 4th Annual Global War on Terror Veterans Appreciation Day on September 21, 12-5pm. Enjoy live music, food, raffles, vendors, games, 50/50 drawing, and more. Admission is free to all veterans and immediate family. All others $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit injured warriors through the Road Home Foundation.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    Morris Park Library in Bronx, NY

    Craft of War Writing Workshops

    A new season of the Craft of War Writing Workshop begins September 21, 12:30-2:30pm and runs for six sessions through November 23. 

    Join us for engaging discussion and work on your own writing; memoir, fiction, and poetry. Read great selections from veterans and civilians on the topic of war and story-making and write your own.
    Register here.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 02:30 PM · 24 rsvps
    USS Maine Monument in New York, NY

    NYC Veterans Alliance at the VEThack Ruck March!

    Join us at VEThack's annual Ruck March to End Veteran Suicide with NYPD, FDNY, and Community Partners. This is a wonderful gathering each year led by VEThack and with many organizations taking part, and we'll be proud to participate again this year!
    We'll gather at the USS Maine Monument at 59th Street at the southwest corner of Central Park. A PT session led by Rudy Reyes will be followed by a ruck march along Central Park West to focus attention on preventing suicide. The march ends at the NYPD 20th precinct for a BBQ. After the BBQ, Jake's Dilemma and the Gin Mill will host us for a bar crawl!
    Rucks are up to you and your comfort level. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, and wear apparel representing the Alliance, your military affiliation, or another organization that's meaningful to you.
    Free. Everyone is welcome.
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Raritan Train Station in Raritan, NJ

    Sgt. John Basilone Parade

    Attend the Sgt. John Basilone Parade on September 22, 12pm. A celebration will follow, with the signing of the twin cities Colle Sanita, Italy (his birthplace) and Raritan, NJ, where John grew up.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Legal Protections for Military Members and Veterans

    New York County Lawyers Association offers a Pro Bono Training: Legal Protections for Military Members and Veterans in Housing and Employment on September 24, 3-5pm. 

    This CLE is designed to educate attorneys on the protected class status active military members and veterans have under New York City and New York State law. It will focus on anti-discrimination law in the areas of housing and employment.

    Attendees will learn:

    - who is protected,

    - how and when the provisions apply, and

    - how these laws can benefit military and veteran clients

    Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA Pro Bono Training Programs; Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham University School of Law

    Faculty: Katherine Greenberg, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights; Benjamin Pomerance, Deputy Director, NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs; Kristen Rouse, Founding Director, NYC Veterans Alliance

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Staten Island Borough Hall in Staten Island, NY

    Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    The City of New York Veterans Advisory Board holds its next meeting on September 25, 6-8pm.

    VAB meetings are open to all community members including service members, veterans of any service era or discharge status, spouses, partners, family members, and supporters. No RSVP required.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Advanced Financial and Health Directives

    The New York State Bar Association offers a webinar concerning Advanced Financial and Health Directives for Service Members and Veterans on September 26, 12-1pm. This program will discuss civilian and military power of attorney forms and procedures and health care proxy/living will forms. The differences in non-military and military forms to assist your deployment will also be discussed.

    Sponsored by the Committee on Veterans and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    VetsRock Concert

    Attend the VetsRock Concert on September 16, 7pm with Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

    Apply to attend the concert free through Hope for the Warriors here.