Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of events and information intended for veterans and their family members in the NYC Metro area. Information has been provided by the hosting organization; please contact the respective point of contact for further information. Have an event or announcement to post here? Please send to [email protected], or check out how to post your event at the bottom of the page!

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 07:30 AM
    Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, NY

    Nourish the Service Pantry on Fort Wadsworth

    On 2/8/2023 Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families will host Nourish the Service Pantry in Staten Island from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST. For more information contact Andie Coakley, [email protected]


    The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the FREE monthly Food & Essential Pantry pop-up! All are welcome, regardless of rank, family size, or Veteran status.
    WHEN: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    WHERE: 2nd Floor of Family Meeting Center - Fort Wadsworth, 456 USS Tennessee Rd, Staten Island, NY
    Grab pantry essentials at any time during the day, and you're encouraged to bring reusable bags. Advance sign-up isn't required. Community and family members are welcome!



    When:  Feb 8, 2023 from 07:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
    Associated with Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families


    Fort Wadsworth
    455 Tennessee Rd
    Staten Island, NY 10305


    Andie Coakley

    [email protected]


  • Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 04:30 PM

    Intrepid After Hours – At the Museum!

    On 2/8/2023 the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Intrepid After Hours – At the Museum! from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST. For more information contact the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 877-957-SHIP (7447) or 212-245-0072, [email protected]


    Intrepid After Hours  At the Museum!
    For current and former service members ONLY

    Women Astronauts
    Wednesday, February 8 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm ET

    Join fellow current and former service members to learn about the first U.S. women astronauts in the temporary exhibit Women Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Era. Enjoy a performance of Betty Skelton: For All Womankind, about champion aviator Betty Skelton, who was the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. Then, continue the conversation over a catered dinner.
  • Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 11:00 AM
    Starbucks in Brooklyn, NY

    Starbucks Coffee Connect Brooklyn

    On 2/9/2023 the Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families will host Coffee Connect at Starbucks in Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST. For more information contact Andrea Coakley, [email protected] Register to join by clicking the link below and following the prompts to RSVP. 




    When:  Feb 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)
    Associated with Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families


    Starbucks Brooklyn
    9202 Third Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    PLEASE NOTE: The process for signing up for our events has changed. Event registration now happens inside our new Blue Star Neighborhood member platform. The great news is, once you’re registered with us, sign-ups will be quicker and easier! If you have any issues, please CONTACT US.

    Coffee Connect at Starbucks!

    Thursday, February 9th

    11 AM ― 1 PM ET

    Brooklyn Starbucks Store

    9202 Third Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11209


    Come join us for FREE coffee, snacks, and giveaways at Starbucks! Not a military spouse? You can still attend to show your support!

    We look forward to meeting you and connecting you with your neighbors! Spend time with friends, or make new ones, as we celebrate! Register today to join!

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 07:00 PM
    Columbia University

    Heroes Day at Columbia Basketball - Free Tickets for Veterans

    On 2/18/2023 Columbia University in the City of New York will host Columbia Basketball Heroes Days at 7:00 PM EST. For more information and to reserve tickets call 888-LIONS-11.




    January 21, WBB VS. BROWN, 2:00 PM

    February 18, MBB VS. DARTMOUTH, 7:00 PM

    All Veterans receive free tickets

    Availability to highlight groups during game

    For Tickets

    Contact us to learn more, 888-LIONS-11

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM

    Interfaith Veteran Suicide Prevention Program

    On 2/22/2023 NJSOSVETS and Catholic Charities Veteran Services will host an Interfaith Veteran Suicide Prevention Program from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST in Newark NJ. For more information contact David Pearson, [email protected] or [email protected] 


    Interfaith Suicide Awareness Seminar

    Calling all of our Community Faith Based Leaders! Join Us to learn about community resources available to our veterans in crisis. Lunch and refreshments will be served!

    Presentations by Community Leaders and the Department of Veteran Affairs Suicide Community Engagement Team.

    Good Neighbor Baptist Church, 100 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112

    February 22nd, 2023 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    R.S.V.P. at [email protected] or [email protected]

    Special thanks to SSG Kettles of the Mayor's Office of Newark for her support!


  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 07:00 AM
    New york City in New York, NY

    Guaranteed Entry to NYC Half Marathon

    On 3/19/2023 Team RWB is an official partner of the United Airlines 2023 NYC Half Marathon. For more information contact John Faunce, [email protected] 


    Your entry is guaranteed and you pay no money up front. You do, however, agree to raise $1000.00 dollars for Team RWB.

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