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 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Metropolitan Club in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Inaugural Gala

    Bunker Labs presents their Inaugural Gala on October 23, 6-9pm. The inaugural Bunker Labs Gala showcases veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs, empowers the local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and builds powerful connections between the veteran and business communities.

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    2019 Government Procurement Conference

    The 2019 Government Procurement Conference on October 24, 9am-4pm, fosters business partnerships between the city and state level government, prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, and women-owned businesses.

    The procurement process continues to be a major source of business for private organizations in New York. Just last fiscal year, over $19 billion in contracts were available for procurement in New York City. However, successfully navigating the process remains difficult and out of reach for many organizations. 

    RSVP here. Use the discount code "OURVETERANS" for 20% off.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    VA New York Harbor in New York, NY

    Transcendental Meditation Course

    The Manhattan VA offers an Introductory Transcendental Meditation Class for veterans on October 24, 3pm. It features a simple, easily learned technique to increase energy and focus, and reduce stress and anxiety. Peer-reviewed studies have found TM reduces PTS symptoms including anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation.

    A partnership with David Lynch Foundation.

    Email to register.

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    New York Athletic Club in New York, NY

    Employing U.S. Vets Conference

    Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on October 25, 8am-6:45pm. The event – co-hosted by VETS Indexes and the Military Times – will include discussions of best practices and challenges related to veteran employment, recognition of companies going above and beyond for vets and their families and lots of opportunities to network.

    More troops than ever are transitioning from the military and seeking civilian careers. There are about 27 million people in the military-connected community, including active duty personnel, reservists, military families and veterans. This vast talent pool represents significant opportunities for organizations looking to hire qualified and hard-working employees and has become an integral segment of the Human Capital portion of the Social pillar within Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). But to take advantage, companies need to know their stuff.

    This one-day, annual event features dynamic speakers and panel discussions with nationally recognized employers distinguished for strong track records in veterans’ employment. Military Times reporters and editors will help lead the discussions. Their experts will explore cutting-edge topics such as:

    • Successful Veteran Hiring
    • New Careers Post-Service
    • Creating a Strong Veteran Culture
    • Retaining Veterans
    • Team-building and Leadership Skills of Veterans
    • Veterans’ Technical Skills
    • Supporting Employees in the National Guard or Reserves
    • Veteran Employee Resource Groups
    • Military Spouse and Family Support
    • How Veterans Fill a Unique Space within Diversity and Inclusion
    • Resolving Barriers to Employment

    The conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies.

    Register here. The event is designed for employers who want to hire veterans, but veterans are welcome to attend.

    Click here for additional information.

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY

    Fort Hamilton Retiree Appreciation Day

    Fort Hamilton will host their annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day on October 26, 8am-3:15pm. 

    The day begins with a registration breakfast at 8am in the Post Theater, followed by a Commander's Briefing and Ceremony at 9am.

    Then attend the MWR Wellness Fair at the Sports and Fitness Center 10:30am-2pm, or pick up a new ID card at Bldg 114, also 10:30am-2pm. 

    Then enjoy a MWR RAD Barbecue Luncheon at the Community Club 12:30-3pm.

    Upstairs at the Community Club, hear from the RADedu Panel and Q&A, 2:15-3:15pm.

    Get benefits updates (bring your DD-214), enjoy a patriotic performance from the American Bombshells, hear from over 40 wellness and information exhibitors, and a lot more.

    RSVP by contacting the Retirement Services Office: 718-630-4552.

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 08:00 PM through October 27, 2019
    American Legion Rawley Post in Brooklyn, NY

    CWVA Halloween Party

    Combat Wounded Veterans of America hosts a Halloween Party on October 26, 8pm-1am. Costumes are mandatory. 

    Trophies for games. Cash prizes for costumes ($200/$100/$50). Face painter, adult balloons, caricature artists, and surprises!
    Email or call to register. Tickets are a suggested donation of $40 and include food, drinks, and DJ. Funds raised go to support veterans.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Exit12 - Movement to Contact

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents a dance/movement workshop for veterans and a guest from Exit12 Dance Company on October 29, 4-6pm. No experience needed.

    Movement to Contact engages veterans and their families in creativity and community building through the art of choreography and movement. Veterans and their families will move alongside Exit12 Dance Company artists, who are also veterans and veteran family members, to create choreography using their own stories and experiences as inspiration.

    Workshop leader Roman Baca is a veteran, dance artist and choreographer. In 2001, recognizing his desire to defend the vulnerable, he took a hiatus from dance and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving as a machine gunner and fire team leader in Fallujah, Iraq during the Iraq War.

    Register here.


  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Exit12 - Stories of War

    EXIT12 Dance Company performs Stories of War on October 29, 6-8:30pm. 

    Our Stories of War are told through monologues, poetry, and dance. The Intrepid Museum transforms into a stage as veterans recount incredible moments of sacrifice, courage, triumph and loss. These stories are then realized in choreography. The evening is an intimate experience where veterans will share experiences of war, service and coming home to embark on a positive search for a hopeful future. Featuring stories, spoken word and dances by veteran artists.

    Register here.


  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 06:15 PM

    Intrepid: The Memphis Belle Screening

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Spectrum, Smithsonian Channel, and the CBS Veterans Network present a screening of The Memphis Belle on October 30. Doors open for a reception at 6:15pm, and the screening begins at 7pm, with a panel to follow.

    RSVP here.

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    The Allure of Battle

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts The Allure of Battle: How Wars Are Won and Lost on November 1, at 7pm. Led by Cathal J. Nolan, from Boston University

    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.