This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance.
Join VetsinTech for an exciting veteran pitch event and founder workshops hosted by Majestyk Apps on February 27, 6-8pm. The evening will begin with food, drinks, and networking with breakout workshops where veteran founders can get 1 on 1 advice from experienced tech founders.
6:30pm: 1 on 1 breakout sessions
7pm: Speakers: How to build a tech startup
7:30pm: Pitch the Panel
Join The Mission Continues Brooklyn Platoon for a night of food and enjoyable conversation on February 27, 7-9pm. Come hear about their upcoming events in March and April.
The Platoon is covering all the food and non-alcoholic drinks, so be sure to show up with an appetite.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will serve coffee and donuts to veterans and answer questions on February 28, 10am.
Attend the Veteran Street Vendor Workshop on February 28, 1-3pm.
Have you ever wanted to work for yourself? Generate an income to support yourself and your family? Consider becoming a street vendor. You will learn what and how to get a vendor’s license, and the different types of licenses. Learn your rights and get support as you start your vending. Street vendors have been part of the fabric and culture of New York for decades, and you can be part of it.
Light refreshments will be served.
Attend the Veteran Voices Performance Workshop on February 29, 3-6pm. These workshops are designed to guide veterans through a process of writing and performance that empowers them to speak their truths, share their experiences, bear witness together, and exist in a space of creativity, compassion, and camaraderie. Family members are welcome to attend.
Register to participate here.Warrior cultures of the past such as the Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans, welcomed their military home in rituals of storytelling. Following in that tradition, the Veteran Voices program seeks to revive these practices through creating an environment for veterans to share their stories, helping them to express those stories in a way that informs others, helping them recognize that their experiences do not define them, are universal, and are part of a long line of experiences from warriors throughout history, and lastly, helping them become comfortable sharing on stage if they so desire.
Team RWB presents a free Riding Class with GallopNYC for veterans and their families on February 29, 6:30-8:30pm. This class is a combination of the two different equine programs GallopNYC offers for veterans; one is a riding program and the other includes horse care and groundwork.
Veterans will have the opportunity to experience the confidence from learning to be in charge of a large herd animal, the competence in the skills learned, and the leadership that a horse demands before it agrees to accept our commands.
While class is held in an indoor stable, please dress accordingly for the weather.
Email to RSVP.
Team RWB Long Island will assemble as a team on March 1, 5am-1pm, to memorialize, honor and remember their Guardian Eagle, Tim O' Connor, who passed last year on March 1, 2020.
This will be a multi-phase ruck march from the Long Beach Boardwalk, a special place for Tim and now hallowed ground for Team RWB Long Island, to his final resting place at Long Island National Cemetery. Total distance is 22.1 miles, but there will be multiple checkpoints for those that want to link up to ruck a shorter distance. This is an inclusive event for all of our teammates to honor Tim but for those unable to walk at a 17 minute/mile pace, please meet up with the group at the 8-mile link-up location.
View the ruck route here.
After visiting Tim, the group will return to That Meetball Place for a meal and to shares stories in memory of Tim's life. They ask that everyone pack an extra ounce of patience as the timeline often gets shifted waiting for others to link up. Please do your best to be timely and if you miss a link up spot, continue to the next plot on the map. Do not over extend yourself. If you've never done a marathon, plan to meet up at a point other than the start point. This is not a training hike - this is a hike to remember Tim.
Email to RSVP.
The National Association of Black Military Women presents the 2020 Women's History Month Celebration on March 1, 2-6pm. Theme is "The Valiant Awards: Celebrating Women Veterans." Join them for dinner, dancing, and fun. Free valet parking is available. Special guests and honorees will be announced.
Black 6 Coffee presents its Grand Opening on March 2, 7am-5pm.
Store hours are:
Black 6 Coffee is a veteran-owned business.
The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942, on March 6, at 7-8:45pm. Led by Richard B. Frank, Author.
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.