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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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  • Monday, December 17, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Civic Hall in New York, NY

    NYC Veterans Alliance Holiday Mixer

    Join us in the main event space at Civic Hall on December 17, 5-7pm for an evening of fun, festivities, fantastic people, and special guests! 

    As NYC Veterans Alliance celebrates another year of community-building and advocacy, we invite veterans, family members, and civilian allies for a special evening of gratitude and holiday cheer. Our gathering will include:

    -- NYC Veterans Alliance staff, members, community partners, and YOU!

    -- Presentation of thank-yous to special guests

    -- Prize for top holiday costume / ugly sweater

    -- Board games, including a "Look Who's President" tournament

    -- Refreshments from veteran-owned businesses

    -- Holiday surprises! 

    Family-friendly and FREE - but RSVP is required for admission. Please help us keep an accurate count of guests who will be joining us.

    Arrival Note: Civic Hall is located at 118 West 22nd Street,12th Floor. Please buzz 12A to enter the building.

    Civic Hall is wheelchair accessible. To request an accommodation, please email mike@nycveteransalliance.org before Friday, December 14th.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Know Your Rights: A Conversation

    Attend Know Your Rights: A Conversation with Veterans and Human Rights in NYC on December 18, 10am-12pm.

    The NYC Commission on Human Rights enforces the NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest human rights laws in the nation. The Law protects New Yorkers against discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation, bias-based profiling, discriminatory harassment, lending

    practices, and retaliation.

    RSVP to attend.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Housing Ambassador Training for Veteran Service Providers

    The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development offers a Housing Ambassador Training on December 18, 2-5pm. Housing Ambassador trainings serve as informational sessions on the NYC affordable housing lottery and Marketing processes, as well as provide training for both current Housing Ambassador staff and organizations considering becoming Housing Ambassadors.

    Ambassadors are community-based organizations and service providers who agree, on a volunteer basis, to extend up-to-date information, informational materials, and support regarding the affordable housing application process to their constituents.

    HPD is responsible for creating and preserving affordable housing for New Yorkers, as well as for overseeing a fair and open lottery process that connects eligible applicants with that affordable housing. It’s important that people throughout our city’s many diverse communities have access to information and guidance about the application process; Housing Ambassadors are key partners in this effort.

    Call or email to RSVP.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Paramus in Paramus, NJ

    Women Veterans Support Group

    In partnership with New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, VFR Healthcare and Strive Health is providing a weekly Women Veterans Support Group, beginning December 18, 6:30-8pm.

    This support group is: confidential, free, for PTSD and post military re-adjustment, support for families.


  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Harlem Vet Center in New York, NY

    Harlem Financial Advisor and Credit Counselor

    The Harlem Vet Center hosts a Financial Advisor and Credit Counselor on December 18, 6:30pm. Before you complete your holiday shopping, learn to manage your finances.

    Call to RSVP.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Veterans Activity Center in Ronkonkoma, NY

    Boots on the Ground NY Christmas Cheer Pantry

    Boots on the Ground NY hosts their annual Christmas Cheer Pantry on December 18, 7:30pm. The VAC is transformed into a toy store, allowing veterans and military to choose toys for their children and pick up gift wrap and food supplies. Trees & decorations will be in stock for those that need them as well.

    This is a military and veteran only event. Families will not be permitted. Please bring ID. Let the volunteer at the door know how many children you have. The gifts available are primarily for infant to mid teen. As many are in need that couldn’t otherwise afford to give their children gifts, please only take what you and your own children need. All Christmas cheer offerings are while supplies last.

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Bronx Homeowner Enrollment Event

    NYC Department of Finance and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. present the Bronx Homeowner Enrollment Event on December 19, 10am-1pm. Come to the upcoming enrollment event to complete your Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) or Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE) renewal application.

    Property tax exemptions available to:

    Seniors (65+)
    People with disabilities
    Clergy members

    To apply please bring:

    Photo ID
    Tax returns, or proof of income for 2017 for all owners
    DD214 or discharge papers (for veterans)
    Trust documents (if applicable)

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    WeWork in New York, NY

    Very Merry Bunker Brews

    Don't miss a Very Merry Bunker Brews on December 19, 6-8:30pm. For Veterans and MilSpouse who applied or plan to apply to the WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs program, join us for a Q&A with current cohort members and tour the space.

    RSVP for the holiday party here.

    5:45pm: Doors Open

    6pm – 7pm: Networking

    7pm - 7:30pm: Q&A

    7:30pm - 8:30pm: Networking

    Learn how this program can accelerate your small business or startup and uncover resources and network opportunities to drive your startup. Three current Veterans in Residence will be on a Q&A style panel, and NYC City Leaders will provide small group tours of the official VIR space on the 9th floor. Deadline to apply for VIR is January 3, 2019.


  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Lehman College in Bronx, NY

    Christmas Gift Giveaway

    Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. presents a Toys & Clothes Christmas Gift Giveaway on Dec 20, 12-3pm. Open to veterans or military with ID.

    Call for more information.

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York, NY

    UWVC Patriots & Veterans Winter Gathering

    Join the United War Veterans Council Foundation in celebrating the holiday season with a festive historic event "Patriots & Veterans" on December 20, 6-9pm.

    The evening will be teeming with plenty of holiday cheer - starting first with a color guard, festive food and drink, a tour of Fraunces Tavern museum, and historic music performances!

    Guests are encouraged to wear festive, military uniform and awards, or business attire. 

    RSVP here

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