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!

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Croton Reservoir Tavern in New York, NY

    Travis Manion Foundation Social

    Join Travis Manion Foundation ambassadors and staff for a social on November 19, 6:30-8pm. Learn more about what's coming up and connect with veterans and supporters in the TMF community. 

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY

    Al-Qaeda Today

    Eight years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the State Department recently declared al-Qaeda to be as great a threat to the U.S. as it has ever been. At the same time, the administration has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, a potential successor to his father, was killed in an airstrike, and recent intelligence suggests that al-Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may have serious health complications. As a complement to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s upcoming exhibition on the hunt for bin Laden, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary Galligan and Mark Stout who advised the Museum in the creation of the exhibition, discuss the future of this terrorist group and the wider jihadist movement.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Financial District in New York, NY

    Free Wills for Veterans

    Volunteers of Legal Service offers Free Wills for Veterans on November 20, 9am, for those with limited resources, low income, 60+ years or older. Get your life planning documents done for free by a lawyer - including wills, power of attorney, medical advance directives.

    Call or email to arrange an appointment.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Citrin Cooperman in New York, NY

    From Marine to Entrepreneur - Coming Home, Gearing Up

    NYC Startup Academy presents From Marine to Entrepreneur - Coming Home, Gearing Up with Marine Corps Sgt. (Ret.) Ryan Loya on November 20, 6-8pm. 

    As is widely reported, the transition back to civilian life can be challenging, and support systems for veterans are not always as advertised. On the other hand, many veterans have made successful transitions back into the private sector and are thriving. Loya will discuss his journey from service to civilian life and present a soldier’s perspective on how the civilian community supports our veterans – and how we could do better.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    The City of New York Veterans Advisory Board holds its next meeting on November 20, 6-8pm.

    www.nyc.gov/veterans

    This is an opportunity for veterans and their families to advocate on behalf of their community. VAB meetings are open to all, including veterans of any service era or discharge status, family members, and supporters. No RSVP required.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Bronx in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Job Fair

    Participate in the Job Fair on November 21, 10am-1pm. Veterans are encouraged to attend and apply to the open positions!

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    The Microsoft Store in New York, NY

    Microsoft Celebrates Veterans with The Mission Continues

    The Microsoft Store hosts a Veterans Day event to honor veterans and their sacrifice to our country on November 21, 6-8pm. The Microsoft store will have video games and virtual reality available for play along!

    Enjoy virtual reality contests with prizes along with personalized shopping and professional LinkedIn photos. Microsoft also offers a 10% in-store discount. 

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Edie Windsor SAGE Center in New York, NY

    Minor Accident of War

    Attend Minor Accident of War, a short animated film based on the poem, WWII, by Edward Field, who will lead a discussion after the film, November 21, 6:30-7:45pm. 

    Edward Field is regarded as a significant voice in LGBT literature and the literary world. Last year, with the sponsorship of SAGEVets and Senator Brad Hoylman, Field was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Legal Services NYC in New York, NY

    2019 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium

    The Justice Learning Center hosts the 2019 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium on November 22, 9am-1pm. The focus of the symposium is What Veterans in New York Face TodayInteract with various veteran providers to learn about their services and discuss what veterans in NY need to thrive.

    Keynote Speaker – Joe Bello, Citywide Veterans Director at New York City Council

    Register here.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Serving Aging Veterans

    More than half of the veterans who die by suicide are over 50 years old. Over 42% of NYC Veterans are age 55 and older, and many face challenges in health, memory, independence or loss of loved ones that may lead to distress or isolation. Learn how you might change a life or even save one.

    You will gain valuable insight into:

    - Why aging veterans are at greater risk that their civilian counterparts

    - What to listen for in order to assess their mental health, and

    - How to engage and refer aging veterans in need to an appropriate behavioral health partner.

    Clear up some myths and misunderstandings about services available to aging veterans, with time for Q&A.

    RSVP here.

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