This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.